Tag - Health
A new Apple job posting has the company seeking out a lawyer with expertise in health, sparking suggestions that it could be another indication Apple has greater aspirations in the areas of health monitoring, fitness, and medical purposes, notes Business Insider. Specifically, the job summary shows that the company wants a new Privacy Counsel with experience working with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and with the health industry at large. The successful applicant would provide legal advice on privacy issues potentially impacting the company's products, as well as its other business activities.
Since time began and chocolate was first invented, it has been a universal rule: everything that is bad for you tastes or looks or feels good. Now, though, there appears to be an exception with scam ads masquerading as magical cures to our girths and our BMI. The ads aren't new, though they do seem to be increasing, but what's come out this week is that we are worse than gullible.
In the last few years there's a big push for people to take a few minutes out of their day to decompress and re-center themselves. After all, there's hard science that backs up why meditation is good for you. It lowers your blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy, and keeps your brain sharp. If you're looking to start meditating but need a little help, we highly suggest checking out AirMood.
Flurry Analytics has compiled a new "App Loyalty Matrix," putting a spotlight on the various categories of apps, and those most -- and least -- likely to engage user interest. In recent months, iOS users have started to show an increasing loyalty to health and fitness apps, with those among the most likely to engage and retain user interest over a sustained period of time. According to the study, around 35 percent of iPhone users who download a fitness or health tracking app are likely to use that app an average of three times a week, for at least 30 days.
One of the biggest setbacks of the Apple Watch is while it records tons of health data, Watch wearers only get to see a fraction of it. We're finally seeing a wave of apps hit the App Store that promise to unlock that data so you can make use of it as you wish. That's why we're checking out one such app: Heart Analyzer.
If you suffer from sensitive skin or a sensitive immune system, chances are you're a label-reader at the grocery store. If you're a hippie at heart, chances are you're a label-reader as well. If you're tired of label reading, the Environmental Working Group has an app that can save you a little time, a little app that they call Healthy Living.
For at least the second time, the Apple Watch is being credited with helping someone avoid sudden death because of heart problems. Following a report last September where a student athlete noted a very-high heart rate after football practice that saved him from what would have been a fatal attack of rhabdomyolysis, a Canadian builder has also been credited with saving his own life after noting a sky-high heart rate followed an undetected heart attack. The Alberta man, a watch collector, now says his other watches are put away, and the Apple Watch is his daily companion.
Getting healthy isn't easy, especially if you're busy. It's hard to keep track of what you eat if you're not constantly thinking about it, and manually counting calories and tracking nutritional information can be a real pain. That's why we decided to look at Lifesum, a surprisingly helpful nutrition app.
Whether you're a vegetarian, or you're just someone looking to add a few more vegetables to your diet, it can be difficult to find exciting food to eat if you're not used to cooking without meat. That's why we're here to show you a post-winter cookbook app; the gorgeous, healthy, and easy-to-love My New Roots.
If it even occurs to you to find out whether you sleep well or poorly, then you're sleeping poorly. Those people who get a happy eight hours every night need fear only the wrath of the rest of us. Newly updated Sleep++ 2.0 is a tool for everyone who has sleep problems, or at least everyone who has sleep problems and an Apple Watch.
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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
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