MyAppleMenu - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Thu, Feb 5, 2015 The Sunrise-Sunset Edition

How long before Microsoft sunsets the Sunrise name, and just call it Outlook Calendar?

iPad Air 2 Review: Why the iPad Became My Main Computer

Federico Viticci, MacStories:

Three months after I bought an iPad Air 2 and three years into my iPad-as-a-computer experiment, I'd like to offer some thoughts on my current iPad setup and how the device has changed my computing habits.

Because not only do I know what the iPad is good for in my life – the iPad Air 2 finally let me replace my aging MacBook Air as my main computer.

Mail Pilot 2 for iOS Review: Gesture-Based Controls Tame Your Email Inbox

Nathan Alderman, Macworld:

Mail Pilot 2 looks sharp and brims with great ideas for managing your email. Like its Mac version, the app seems to have arrived without a few finishing touches—and once those fixes get made, it should become well worth owning for task-oriented users eager to tame their inboxes.

Stuff for Your Computers

Always On

Random Swift Things

Brent Simmons, Inessential:

More-familiar syntax will help more people get started, I think. But then you run into concepts that Objective-C doesn’t have to deal with (optionals, generics, and tuples, for instance) and concepts that Objective-C doesn’t have to deal with much (value versus reference semantics, functional design patterns, strict type safety). And you inevitably run into the issue of interoperation with Objective-C — which, obviously, isn’t a problem in Objective-C.

Apple's Health Tech Takes Early Lead Among Top Hospitals

Christina Farr, Reuters:

Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service - which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate - or are in talks to do so.

The pilots aim to help physicians monitor patients with such chronic conditions as diabetes and hypertension. Apple rivals Google Inc and Samsung Electronics, which have released similar services, are only just starting to reach out to hospitals and other medical partners.

Short Notes

  • Seriously, Stop Using Your Smartphone in Bed (Chris Taylor, Mashable)
  • Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service by Peter Kafka, Re/code
  • Why Apple Borrows When It's Rich? (Matt Krantz, USA Today)

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.