Well, iOS 8 is here and, assuming you can get through to the servers and free up enough space on your device, you’ll have a shiny, new operating system to play with. But, a last-minute hiccup has prompted Apple to remove third-party apps from its App Store that had enabled day-one HealthKit support.
MyFitnessPal, which just announced miCoach support, has removed its latest update from the store and is working with Apple to resubmit a new version without HealthKit functionality.
CARROT Fit’s HealthKit update has also been pulled from the App Store.MacRumors reports that developer Brian Mueller posted on Twitter that HealthKit is “broken and isn’t ready to launch” with no ETA on a fix, but those tweets have since been deleted.
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Okay let me be frank…. The WWDC is really more of a geek fest and info that is directed to developers. It’s really not for the end consumer even though they talk and show things that the end consumer will benefit from.
With that said, the two things I thought were of consumer interest are:
Mac OS X – 10.10 – Yosemite
Well they have changed from Cats with California names. “Mavericks” was the first and now they have Yosemite. While the names are interesting, the OS features are what we really care about.
Spotlight – More prominent and faster searching. Also does searches not just on the Mac itself but Google searches and suggestions as well. Also as before you can start applications from Spotlight as well.
Continuity – This allows you to work between your iOS and Mac OS X platforms using HandOff. So you can start e mail on your iPhone, and move to your Mac and finish the e mail on your Mac. You can also link to your iPhone to your Mac to use it as a speaker phone.
SMS – You can now relay messages from other than iPhone users …Read More