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iOS 8.4, Apple Music, iOS 9, Health app helps


iOS 9 adds Photos features like a Selfies category
iOS 9 adds Photos features like a Selfies category

Apple Music helps iOS 8.4 exceed 40% adoption in first week — Apple now notes that as of June 22, 84% of its mobile users are now using iOS 8. Analytics firm Mixpanel further details that 40% of the installed base has already upgraded to iOS 8.4, and states that rapid adoption is being driven by interest in the new Apple Music.

Latest iOS 9 beta includes separate Photos folders for selfies, screenshots — With its latest iOS 9 beta, Apple introduced separate Photos folders for selfies and screenshots, a small but useful addition that could go a long way in cleaning up users’ libraries.

Health app inspires people to be more health-conscious — Smartwatches and fitness bands promise to help you get healthier, but about a third of wrist-worn activity trackers are abandoned after six months. One health app developer decided to see if the Apple Watch was a different story, or if Apple’s watch would be relegated to a junk drawer with other unwanted tech two months in.

iOS 8.4 before Apple Music, Lara Croft Relic Run, Apple Watch Sport less reflective


Lara Croft: Relic Run is free, and still compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini 1, iPad 2
Lara Croft: Relic Run is free, and still compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini 1, iPad 2

iOS 8.4 coming Tuesday at 8AM Pacific Time Ahead of Apple Music launch — Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8AM US Pacific Time on June 30, an hour ahead of the official Apple Music launch. The update will include support for Apple’s new streaming music and Internet radio service.

Lara Croft: Relic Run is flashy, fun, and free — Lara Croft: Relic Run is a game specifically built for touch that puts the franchise heroine in a new adventure better suited for phones and tablets. Macworld explains why it’s so good; you can get it free from here.

The Apple Watch Sport is less reflective so easier to read in bright sunlight — The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. The Apple Watch’s sapphire crystal reflects more ambient light than the Ion-X glass on the Apple Watch Sport, making the expensive watch’s display appear washed out in comparison.

ResearchKit opens, iOS 8.4, IBM and Watson Health Cloud, how to pretend Apple Watch is a failure


IBM Watson Health that will see 2000 consultants, medical practitioners, clinicians, developers and researchers focus on building out Watson Health.
IBM Watson Health that will see 2000 consultants, medical practitioners, clinicians, developers and researchers focus on building out Watson Health.

Apple makes ResearchKit tools for iOS 8 available to medical researchers — Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants’ iPhones. So get ready for an explosion of ResearchKit apps collecting health data.

Apple partners with IBM Watson Health Cloud to bring secure cloud, data analytics to HealthKit and ResearchKit — IBM has announced a new cognitive computing platform called Watson Health Cloud that will, in cooperation with partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, offer custom tailored data analytics services to healthcare professionals.

iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access — Apple’s newly released iOS 8.4 beta (to registered developers only) relocates audiobooks out of the Music app and into iBooks, and adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered. It also gets a Music app overhaul [thank goodness].

How to pretend Apple Watch is a failure no matter what — It seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours – just in the US – according to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple’s history – so what do you do if you’ve been talking smack about it for months?