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Apple unveils move towards health and home in new iPhone software

June 4th, 2014

Blood pressure a little high? Need the lights turned off in your home? There’s an app for that. Or there soon could be after Apple unveiled the latest plans for its iPhone software on Monday at its developers’ conference in San Francisco.

Chief executive Tim Cook heralded the new software, which will gather and store health-related data and also offer integrated control for “smart home” devices such as remote-controlled light bulbs.

It will be released in the autumn and run on iPhones and iPads, as “something only Apple can do”, Cook said, as he pointed to statistics which said that 130m iPhone and iPad buyers in the past 12 months out of about 230m sold were new to Apple’s platform.

The “HeallthKit” and “HomeKit” software are part of a concerted effort by the Californian company to position its smartphone as the hub of peoples’ digital lives, much as it did more than a decade ago when it first launched its iTunes software for organising music files.

In a speech to thousands of software developers at the Worldwide Developers conference in San Francisco’s Moscone West centre, neither Cook nor Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief, announced any new hardware for the health or smart home categories. But Carolina Milanesi, analyst at the research firm Kantar ComTech, suggested Apple was aiming to get developers to build apps for both sectors before making its own move into them. “Otherwise you get the Galaxy Gear effect where Samsung announced a $300 smartwatch but there weren’t any apps for it, so people say ‘what’s the use of that?’”

Federighi was at pains to emphasise that the health and smart home systems will not share user data without explicit permission, as it seeks to position itself as an alternative to the datasharing approach used by Google, Facebook and other advertising-supported companies.

However the $3bn purchase of the Beats headphones and music company was not mentioned in the two-hour presentation although Federighi did jokingly make a call to “a new Apple employee” the Beats cofounder Dr Dre, who sent developers his best wishes.

Apple also showed off software called “Handoff” that will allow iPhone owners to answer incoming phone calls or texts on an iPad or Mac computer.

With new smartphone buyers becoming increasingly hard to find as the US and European markets become “saturated”, Apple is looking to attract users of Google’s Android to use its phones and tablets. Cook put heavy emphasis on the success that the iPhone and iPad have had in China, saying that half of its customers there had switched from Android.

Announcing HealthKit, Federighi said that presently apps retain their data inidvidually but do not interact or connect to make good use of it. “That information lives in silos,” he said.

“You can’t get a single comprehensive picture.”

The news follows archrival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s announcement last week of a mobile healthdata store called SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interactions).

Samsung plans to market SAMI by hosting a developer challenge and setting aside a $50m fund for earlystage digital health entrepreneurs.

The update to the iPhone and iPad software will be released in the autumn, Federighi said. Though Apple made no mention of new iPhones or iPads, those are expected to be shown off just ahead of the software’s release, and to ship just after it.

Among the expected updates are an iPhone with a larger screen to capture users who might otherwise shift to the increasingly popular “phablet” models, and to win back those who have moved away from the iPhone because they have preferred the larger screens available on Android. Presently the iPhone 5S has a 4in screen, measured diagonally, while products like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 have screens measuring 5in or more, and analyst data shows that such larger screens are increasingly popular.

Apple also showed off new OS X software for its desktop and laptop computers that will automatically connect to an iPhone, so that it will show the identity of a caller, and let them reply to SMSs directly from the screen. Codenamed “Yosemite”, it will be available as a public beta so that any Mac user can apply to test it.


Leawo Software Updated Its iPhone Data Recovery Software for Mac to Version

January 14th, 2014

Leawo Software Co., Ltd., a professional software company which focuses on solving the problems of multimedia conversions, Blu-ray/DVD playing and burning issues, data transfers and recoveries of iOS devices, recently updated the iPad/iPod touch/iPhone data recovery software, Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac, to Version

Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac is newly released iPhone data recovery software for Mac, and its first update mainly focused on optimizing the stability and fixing some bugs of the software. The updates will make sure Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac run more stable when recovering the lost data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and the software will bring users more convenience when they use them.

What’s New in Version
1. Added support of recovering deleted Safari bookmarks.
2. Fixed the errors that display in the scanning results of contacts and notes.
3. Optimized the stability of the software.
4. Fixed other known bugs.

Users are able to make full use of this software to recover the lost files of their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on MacBook. Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac can helpful users to recover up to 12 kinds of deleted files from iTunes backups separately, recover 6 kinds of deleted files from iOS devices directly, and recover 6 kinds of files under DFU mode for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4. This software also enables users to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to MacBook separately so that users are able to view and manage the backups on their MacBook. The software fully support iOS 7 and the latest version of iTunes and Mac OS X 10.9, and all kinds of iOS devices, including iPhone 3GS or later, all gens of iPad, iPad mini and iPad mini 2, iPod touch 4 and iPod touch 5.

Most of the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users may have encountered with the data loss in their iDevices, and they will get really annoyed. Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac will help users recover the lost data with ease. Many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users want to back up their contacts, text messages and so on to computer for safety reason, and they can also take advantage of this software. The updated version of this software gained the support of recovering deleted Safari bookmarks so that users don’t have to worry about the loss of the bookmarks in their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac can be regarded as a necessity in the daily lives of all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.


New operating software expected to launch with iPhone

September 10th, 2013

A new operating system will be unveiled alongside a new iPhone, it has been reported.

The operating system, due for release in September, will be premiered in dual events in Apple headquarters in California and Berlin.

Chief executive Tim Cook dubbed iOS7 the “biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone” when he announced the new software earlier this year.

The system has been designed to make the iPhone appear bigger, with features crafted to take advantage of the entire screen.


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