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Topic: iOS 8

Apple's HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke

09/15/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's new HealthKit tools in iOS 8 are the centerpiece of two separate medical trials about to kick off at prominent U.S. hospitals, aiming to help in treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:09 am

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

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Philips announces Fidelo M2L, the first-ever Apple Lightning headphones with 24-bit DAC audio

09/10/2014, 08:09 am

The first-ever Lightning-connected headphones for iOS devices are coming from Philips, offering 24-bit digital to analog conversion thanks to the use of Apple's proprietary connector.

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Apple provides golden masters of iOS 8, Xcode 6 to developers ahead of Sept. 17 launch

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

iOS 8 will become available to the public on Sept. 17, and developers will have one last chance to test out their apps before its launch with the golden master supplied on Tuesday.

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Apple to release iOS 8 to device users on Sept. 17

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the official release date for its next-generation iOS 8 mobile operating system, with user able to update on Sept. 17.

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AppleInsider introduces new mobile edition designed for iPhone's Safari browser

09/09/2014, 09:09 am

Just in time for what is shaping up to be Apple's biggest keynote in years, AppleInsider introduces a major revamp to its mobile website, bringing fast HTML5 support, new content sections and a powerful redesign inspired by the latest version of Apple's iOS.

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More videos claim to show functioning 4.7" 'iPhone 6,' massive 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" model

09/08/2014, 09:09 am

With just over a day to go before Apple's highly anticipated media event, a slew of new videos from China claim to again show off functioning 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" units, complete with a new credit card toting Passbook icon. And yet another video offers a peek at a 2,915 mAh battery expected to power the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

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Apple rolls out TestFlight beta testing app, reportedly preps iOS 8.0.1 for carriers

09/05/2014, 12:09 pm

In advance of next week's iPhone 6 unveiling, Apple on Friday released a consumer-facing app for the TestFlight beta service that will come online alongside iOS 8, and is also said to have begun preparations to seed carrier partners with beta builds of iOS 8.0.1.

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Apple details HealthKit, HomeKit, TestFlight and app extension rules in App Store Review Guideline update

09/02/2014, 11:09 pm

After releasing a set of developer rules for HealthKit in the last iOS 8 beta, Apple on Tuesday updated its App Store Review Guidelines to restrict apps from storing user health data in iCloud, as well as add coverage for upcoming frameworks including app extensions, HomeKit and TestFlight.

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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

09/02/2014, 08:09 am

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new 'iPhone 6' mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company's stock to $120.

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Apple imposes restrictions on HealthKit data sharing with ad platforms, others

08/28/2014, 08:08 pm

A set of rules discovered in the latest iOS 8 beta show Apple is already taking steps to ensure sensitive user health data harvested by the upcoming HealthKit API remains private, especially as it applies to firms wanting to harness the information for targeted ad campaigns.

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Apple to restrict CloudKit services to latest iOS 8, OS X Yosemite betas ahead of launch

08/25/2014, 09:08 pm

In an email sent out on Monday, Apple informed developers that upcoming iCloud-based features like iCloud Drive, Mail Drop and more will require iOS 8 beta 5 or OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 or later to operate.

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Apple's sixth beta of iOS 8 is for carrier testing only - report

08/19/2014, 10:08 am

While developers were not supplied a new beta of iOS 8 this week alongside the latest pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, Apple's carrier partners were in fact provided iOS 8 beta 6 for testing prior to the release of the golden master.

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Apple reportedly in talks with major healthcare providers over HealthKit partnerships

08/12/2014, 02:08 am

Ahead of Apple's iOS 8 rollout this fall, a report on Tuesday revealed the company has been in talks with major healthcare providers and medical records systems firms over the HealthKit framework, which will serve as a central hub for users' personal health data.

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Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 pulls business info from Maps into Phone app's Recents list

08/09/2014, 07:08 pm

A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 8 beta release automatically populates the Phone app's Recents list with information about points of interest when dialing out from Maps, applying correct name, addresses and even Yelp data to recent-dialed numbers.

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Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 now alerts iTunes Season Pass subscribers of new content

08/07/2014, 03:08 pm

For iTunes Store customers who purchase content via discount season passes, Apple has begun sending native push notifications in the latest beta of iOS 8 when new content is available -- a change from its previous email alerts.

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Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

08/04/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

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Apple adds new 'Tips' tutorials app in iOS 8 Beta 4

07/21/2014, 02:07 pm

Consumers new to iOS -- as well as novice users or those who do not closely follow Apple updates -- have a new learning resource in Apple's new "Tips" app, added to iOS 8 in the mobile operating system's fourth beta.

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Apple pushes fourth betas of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

07/21/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with a new round of betas for its forthcoming desktop and mobile operating systems, releasing both OS X Yosemite Preview 4 and iOS 8 Beta 4 as over-the-wire updates.

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Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

07/18/2014, 02:07 pm

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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