Apps ▪ August 7
Apps ▪ August 6
Apple’s ResearchKit system is going international for the first time since its launch earlier this year with Stanford University’s MyHeart Counts app being made available for UK and Hong Kong iPhone users. The MyHeart Counts app was among the initial iPhone-based research study apps that debuted this year. Stanford said just after the app’s release that ResearchKit did in 24 hours what would ordinarily take 50 medical centers a year to accomplish. expand full story
Rejoice, meatbags, for your beloved AI overlord has finally deigned to make its way to the Mac. Despite having an infinite number of better things to do, CARROT, the sarcastic and sadistic artificial intelligence that powers a whole family of iOS applications, is now ready to provide weather information right on your desktop, since it seems you are far too lazy to get up and look out a window for yourself.
CARROT Weather for Mac is available today on the Mac App Store, along with a matching update to its iOS counterpart, that introduces several cool new features to the app while maintaining all of the character and personality you’ve come to expect from the line.
Apps ▪ August 5
Apple is now allowing developers to test more iOS 9 features with an update to its beta distribution app TestFlight. The updated version enables developers to test faster, native watchOS 2 apps for Apple Watch, including newly gained access to more sensors and custom watch face complications. The update also lets developers test some iOS 9 features like App Thinning, which allows users to download larger chunks of apps as needed to preserve local storage, for the first time.
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