5 things you missed: A cheaper iPhone 5C, Apple Healthbook and more

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1. You could soon get a cheaper iPhone 5C

The rumors are swirling that Apple will release a cheaper version of the new iPhone 5C – one that holds up to 8 GB of storage. The original iPhone 5C held 16 GB of storage and the new one could hit the shelves as soon as March 18.

Read more: Apple rumored to launch 8GB iPhone 5C(CNET)

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2. Also from Apple, the Healthbook – a fitness tracker that knows everything

Healthbook is a new iOS app that goes beyond your standard fitness tracker, as it has new sections that can track data relating to blood pressure, heart rate, hydration and a lot more vitals. The app is based loosely on the Passbook model and has tabs you can customize to fit your needs.

Apple has said they are testing the software and app with iOS 8, which will be the next update for Apple devices.

Read more: iWatch + iOS8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking(9to5 Mac)

3. Android vs. iOS: Gamers could face off on different devices

Google made some big announcements at the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco, including but not limited to an assortment of new tools and features for Android developers. Google is extending multiplayer support to iOS and updating its plug-in for Unity, a social platform for gamers.

What does that mean for gamers? You could start playing iOS users in multiplayer games and no longer be limited to Android.

Read more: Android and iOS gamers will soon be able to play with each other (ReadWriteWeb)

4. OneNote is now free for your Mac

OneNote, Microsoft’s popular note-taking software that has been limited to the PC, is now available for download on your Mac right from the App Store. And guess what? It’s free. Some features of the Mac version include:

Read more: Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free (Associated Press)

5. You can now crowdsource for homework help in the U.S.

Do you need help with your homework? Brainly is here to help. The Poland-based service has just released a U.S. version that allows users to crowdsource for homework help.

How does it work? The service is based on a Q&A platform that easily helps navigate where you need help with understanding subjects and also lets you act as a teacher. As an incentive to actually help other users – instead of just getting helped – there is even a point system.

Read more: Crowdsourced school homework: How Brainly plans to teach the US after success in Europe(TheNextWeb)