The Week in iOS Apps: Get healthy!

This week's roundup includes a new app that tracks data from your Apple Watch to help you meet your fitness goals.

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Healthy app-roach!

This week’s roundup includes a new app that tracks data from your Apple Watch to help you meet your fitness goals. Read on!



Activity++ is a $3 app designed to collect the data from your Apple Watch and help you make sense of it all—you can see a timeline of your progress toward fitness goals, track your streaks (how many days in a row you reached 10,000 steps, for example), and get detailed view of your activity on individual days.


Adobe Post

Adobe Post has updated its “social graphics” app to let you add graphics to Live Photos, use a “suggestion wheel” to help you choose filters and graphics, and to add fresh new designs for your consideration every week. One more change: The app’s export resolution has been increased to 2560 x 2560.


BBC iPlayer Kids

BBC iPlayer Kids features the best BBC programming, but for kids, of course. Now “The Adventures of Abbey and Teal” are at your fingers and on demand.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run

Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run is a freemium game for iPhone and iPad, a “tactical runner” that lets you flee Los Angeles as it succumbs to the zombie apocalypse. “Shoot too much and you’ll slow down,” the makers say. “Don’t shoot enough and you’ll be overtaken.”



If you’ve ever played on a Wii, the creatures in Nintendo’s first iOS game, Miitomo, will be familiar: Customized avatars—you can get help from your device’s camera—that lets you interact with the avatars of other players. We’re not sure if this is a game or a social network or both, but it will cost money: It’s a freemium offering.



Need some help choosing your college? Schoold lets you learn about colleges, majors, and cost—and also offers you realistic odds on your chances of admission. You can even compare schools side-by-side to see which is right for you.



In this era of binge-watching, it can sometimes be difficult to remember what you’ve seen, what you haven’t, and what you want to watch. The $2 Serist app lets you track that information for all of your favorite TV shows.



The new Starz app merges three different services—Starz Play, Encore Play, and Movieplex—into one on-demand video service. It costs $9 a month, with a healthy selection of recent movies and original TV programming.


Others of note

Starbucks has updated its app with a new look and feel, as well as an updated rewards program … Airmail now offers iPad support … MTV News has overhauled its iOS app.

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