blood glucose kit, iOS revenue, game reappears, weather app alerts, iPad voice editing, drone crashes and dies, Watch activity


One Drop launches Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring with HealthKit on Apple’s online store — One Drop on Wednesday launched the Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple’s online store, offering a heavily iOS-based option for people suffering from diabetes. The centrepiece of the kit is its FDA-certified meter, which transmits data to the One Drop Mobile app via Bluetooth. On top of iPhone and iPod touch support, a companion Apple Watch app is available. Also bundled are a lancing device, 10 lancets, and 100 test strips.

Apple revenues from iOS ecosystem should exceed $1 trillion this year, according to analyst — According to independent analyst Horace Dediu, Apple’s iOS hardware ecosystem and related services is on schedule to generate a cumulative $1 trillion sometime in 2017, a milestone for a consumer product.

Rejected by Apple a year ago, ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’ accepted into App Store with no changes — Cult indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available to download from the App Store, after previously being rejected by Apple over themes of violence towards children. What led to this was application of a 17+ rating.

The complete guide to weather alerts on the iPhone — If you’re in, or heading to, the Northern Hemisphere and the depths of winter, there are often severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes across the southern states or blizzards in the north. You can use your iPhone to gain advance warning and perhaps even life-saving information.

Adobe concept demonstrates editing images on iPad using just your voice — Photographs may be edited by voice commands alone in the future, creative software producer Adobe hopes, showcasing a new proof-of-concept video that shows a Siri-like digital assistant on an iPad being used to make changes to an image.

After $34M in preorders, iOS-connected self-flying drone project Lily crashes, will issue refunds — Citing production issues, the makers of Lily, an autonomous, iOS-connected drone that aimed to simplify aerial photography, has announced their project has been completely cancelled, and refunds will be issued to customers over the next 60 days.

Apple Watch and iPhone: filtering your Activity Data — If you’re using an Apple Watch and the iPhone’s Activity app to track your workouts, then you should go in and check out all of the ways you can view and sort your data. One of the most interesting things you can do, I think, is to filter your workouts by type, so you can get a good idea of how you’re progressing over time. So to do this, first open the Activity app, and then tap the “Workouts” tab.