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The Apple Watch is not your next fitness tracker

This is an actual photo in the Apple page for the Sport edition of the Apple Watch. I’m not sure what kind of sport activity is displayed or in which manner the man on the right is aided by the watch. And this is the only photo of people using the Apple Watch on that [Continue reading]

How to sync RunKeeper data into HealthKit

RunKeeper hasn’t joined the HealthKit bandwagon just yet (although they promise they will on their official forums) but there is still a way to have your data over in the Health app. Here’s how: Step 1) Sync with Strava: You can easily have an automated sync with Strava using tapiriik (https://tapiriik.com). Tapiriik is one of [Continue reading]

HealthKit, what is it good for? Fitbit wonders

As I was previously writing (http://bit.ly/1toSgDp) Apple’s HealthKit platform might be a solution to a problem that has been solved. Now, a major player in the fitness trackers/apps world, Fitbit, is reluctant to follow on the hype, angering it’s customers. A thread in the official features request forum currently has 571 votes in favour (the [Continue reading]

Health App/Kit: failing to solve a problem that has already been solved

I’ve been excited by the announcement of the Health app and the accompanying Healthkit by Apple. I considered them to be both a way to bring more focus on interoperability between apps, as well as (for the app part) show software developers what can be done with access to fitness/health data. The result so far [Continue reading]

The waiting line game of Mailbox

// #Mailbox , the latest attempt at improving mail #productivity , might work or it might fail. But they’ve handled their launch strategy in an innovative and smart (in terms of  #marketing ).  Instead of the classic "give us your e-mail to notify you" and then just launch for the entire world, they adopted a [Continue reading]

15 Years of Apple.com

// A collection of #Apple ’s home page layouts since 1997!http://www.slideshare.net/choehn/15-years-of-applecom-15990876

Awesome Google Maps fail

// Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on #Apple’s #map failures… :) Link to the see it for yourself http://goo.gl/maps/4bh3mAnd Bing getting it right http://binged.it/QQMkkf  Reshared post from +Sharon Strandskov I am usually pretty pleased with Google Maps, but surely there has to be a faster way… I know there were border issues, but I thought they [Continue reading]

The Apple Manual on being a Human

// A big scoop for Gizmodo yesterday, with what appears to be the Apple manual on their Genius staff training. It’s a full instructions set on how to talk to customers in a civilized, friendly and empathic way, while at the same time not admitting that there might something wrong with an #Apple product and [Continue reading]

Want Apple-styled maps on your site?

In the new version of iPhoto announced two days ago, #Apple has dropped using #GoogleMaps in favor of +OpenStreetMap, an open-source initiative for map data. Given that Apple was kind enough to NOT give credit to #OpenStreetMap (see more http://bit.ly/xM3YGt) I’d say it’s ok to use Apple’s map tiles on your website. And you can [Continue reading]

Apple: the ultimate troll, the first error

One hour and a half of presentation and they still haven’t announced the name! :D In the initial version of this post, i thought #Apple was trolling the internet. Minutes before the end of the iPad event and after the endless rumours on the name – #iPad3 , iPad HD, iPad RD? – and there [Continue reading]

#free #apple #icons what more do you need from life? :)

#free #apple #icons what more do you need from life? :) Embedded Link Free Icons: Apple Icon Devices We have a gorgeous set of icons made by IconShock where you can find thousands of amazing icons in a variety of themes. Today’s freebie is brought to you exclusively via our sister sister site, MightyDeals.com, where [Continue reading]

Fake Apple stores in China (are you listening, Steve Jobs?)

They looked like Apple products. It looked like an Apple store. It had the classic Apple store winding staircase and weird upstairs sitting area. The employees were even wearing those blue t-shirts with the chunky Apple name tags around their necks… You have already guessed the punchline, of course: this was a total Apple store [Continue reading]