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Jawbone announces Up refund program

Jawbone on Thursday announced a generous refund program, in hopes of offering customers piece of mind in light of numerous reports about bricked Ups.

Hurdles remain for iPad use in healthcare

One hospital hasn't jumped on the iPad-in-healthcare craze yet. Critical desktop apps just don't render well on the iPad, while iCloud's security concerns cause "trepidation."

Jawbone's $100 Up wristband tracks your steps and sleep

Jawbone's forthcoming Up accessory for mobile devices tracks your steps, sleep cycles, and more. The device will sync with the company's new free Up app, which tracks your data over time.

Garmin introduces app, iPhone adapter for amateur athletes

Garmin International on Tuesday unveiled an app and an iPhone adapter to help amateur athletes better track their progress.

Abvio's fitness apps poised to make the most of iOS 5's improved notifications

Abvio says its lineup of iOS fitness apps -- Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter -- will make the most of iOS 5's Notification Center when the updated mobile OS ships next week.

BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

Not quite ready to make the leap to a standing or walking desk? BreakTime can help keep you healthy by reminding you to get up and walk around.

Scosche myTrek exercise monitor hits the ground running

Months after it made a big splash at Macworld 2011, Scosche Industries's myTrek exercise-monitoring system for iOS devices is finally hitting the market.

Strava Cycling tracks, rewards riders' performance

Lance Armstrong wannabes have a new iPhone app to help them record their rides and track their performance. Strava Cycling debuted Thursday in the iOS App Store.

Expo: Big changes promised in upcoming Abvio fitness app updates

The 5.0 updates to Runmeter, Walkmeter, and Cyclemeter--expected to hit the App Store in the coming week -- add integration with the dailymile social network for fitness enthusiasts, advanced data import capabilities, and new voices and dialects available via in-app purchase.

Augmented reality iPhone app tackles color blindness

A security researcher has unveiled a unique experimental side project: an augmented reality iOS app that uses a device's camera to correct for the most common form of color blindness.

Remains of the Day: White iPhone off the starboard bow!

A sign in an Apple Store is the latest clue in the legend of the white iPhone 4, an iPhone app is a life-saver, and Cupertino taps some talent for the latest addition to its campus.

MacPractice releases iPad interface, ePrescribe

MacPractice, maker of management and clinical software for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists and dentists, has released an iPad interface with access to many of the desktop version's features.

Nike releases new Nike+ GPS app for runners

Nike has one-upped its own app built into iOS by releasing Nike+ GPS, a new App Store app designed for runners. The decision to release a separate app is a little confusing, but it offers a couple unique features such as GPS tracking and Challenge Me.