Period Tracker

By Laura Lovett 11:11 am September 12, 2019
Period tracking apps have sprouted up all over the app stores. But those apps might not be as private as users think. An investigation from a UK-based research group Privacy International found that some apps are sharing users’ personal information including details about a user’s cycle and even the last time they had sex — with social media giant Facebook. The report found that most popular apps...
By Laura Lovett 03:17 pm June 3, 2019
Today Apple announced that it’s adding three new health features to its Apple WatchOS6, designed to allow users learn about activity trends, track periods and keep track of hearing safety.  The tech world has been abuzz with rumors that Apple would start focusing on hearing related technologies. At Apple’s worldwide developer conference (WWDC) event, at least one of those rumors came to fruition...
By Aditi Pai 05:00 am January 23, 2014
Fertility app Glow has expanded its offerings so that the app now has an option for women who aren't trying to conceive and one for women who may not want to conceive right away, but are planning to in the future. Glow has also announced its arrival in the Google Play store, although the Android version will not offer the updated features that the iOS now offers. Before the update, Glow offered...
By Aditi Pai 11:13 am November 13, 2013
During the third quarter of 2013, Android accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments worldwide compared to 12.9 percent of iOS smartphone shipments, according to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This is a new milestone for Android, which has been surpassing iOS shipments for a few years now. Some apps, like Basis Band's connected app, went to the Google Play store...
By Jonah Comstock 02:00 am July 16, 2013
Two months ago, MobiHealthNews looked at the fitness apps that Apple recommends to consumers in its app store, pointing out that, at the time, standalone fitness apps were doing better than the apps for connected devices like Fitbit and Jawbone UP. It's important to remember, however, that iOS isn't the only game in town. In the world of fitness apps and devices in particular, we've recently seen...