How long before Microsoft sunsets the Sunrise name, and just call it Outlook Calendar?
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.
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.
Always online: screen-switching in 2015. pic.twitter.com/WyQY8GIOP7— Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) February 3, 2015
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.
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.
“How far away is that galaxy?” “Now, or when the light left the galaxy billions of years ago?” “Um, now, I guess.” “OK please define ‘now’."— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) February 5, 2015
Thanks for reading.