CareKit, hit SE, Alto’s Adventure, ANZ Apple Pay, iPads still going strong


CareKitApple’s CareKit tool launches today with four apps — Following on the heels of HealthKit and ResearchKit, Apple has launched its third medical framework, CareKit. Four apps are now available at the Apple App Store.
CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using it make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help people better understand their own health, says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, Initiatives.

iPhone SE a surprise hit? After Apple’s latest quarterly earnings call, we got a hint Apple has a surprising hit product on its hands.

Alto’s Adventure on sale for iOS and TV — Ethereal, beautiful and exciting Alto’s Adventure has a simple premise: guide a character on their snowboard to round up llamas, do increasingly more complex stunts, jump over crevasses and try to keep from wiping out. Between the fun gameplay, the ever-changing weather in the game, the beautiful sunset and night scenes, and the atmospheric soundtrack, Alto’s Adventure is a joy to play. If you haven’t yet purchased it, Alto’s Adventure is now on sale at 30% it’s usual price.
The app includes the tvOS version as well, so those of you with the 4th-generation Apple TV can enjoy this astounding game on the big screen. The sale won’t last long, so get it now for NZ99¢ instead of $2.99.

ANZ to introduce Apple Pay in Australia — Apple Pay expanded services in Australia yesterday with the addition of ANZ Bank, the first major financial institution in the region to support Apple’s payments product after a limited rollout in November.

Five years later, iPad 2 keeps plugging on — Newer iPads might be faster or have higher resolution, but Apple’s 2nd-generation tablet keeps getting the job done for Joel Mathis. [My iPad mini 2 is three years old and still going strong, too.]

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