MyAppleMenu - Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Mon, Apr 27, 2015The One-Way-Or-The-Other Edition

Also, has anyone written the thinkpiece titled "A Wristed Development" yet?

— Erika Hall (@mulegirl) April 26, 2015

As They Say On Usenet, YMMV.

Some users have found a notable improvement in iPhone battery life with the addition of an Apple Watch. This suggests the act of offloading notifications and quick interactions to your Apple Watch, could make your iPhone battery last much longer.

However, several other users have noticed a significant drain on their iPhone batteries in early usage with the Apple Watch.

I think what's happening here is that battery technology has improved to the point where a small difference in how one uses the device will significantly affect how long the battery will last.

More About Apple Watch:

Firstly, I think that you're going to want to take the watch off your wrist. Unless you're a very stationary and gesture-free speaker, it's going to be really obvious when you go to advance a slide with your Watch. Also, for the next few months at least, you're going to be That Speaker Who Controlled Their Presentation With Their Watch And Was A Bit of a Douche rather than the Speaker Who Was Awesome.

Hard Link

The MacBook landed in people’s hands—including ours at Macworld—in mid-April, and I’ve been purchasing and receiving review versions of adapters for several days. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently available and what it can do for you.

Always Be Prepared

In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris office, Nicolas Steegmann got a call from Apple in Cupertino. Once the caller identified herself, Nicolas knew something up. The contact came after Stupeflix presentations to Apple’s team in Paris. In rather elliptic terms, Steegman’s interlocutor said it would be great if two members of the company, a developer and a designer, could be in Cupertino the next day. ‘They will have to stay at least two weeks’, she said. 48 hours later, the team was on Apple’s campus. They quickly found themselves in a windowless room and given a straightforward brief: Devise the coolest possible demo for your app. No more details, no promises whatsoever.

As you read on, you will realise that when the developer and the designer arrived at Cupertino, the demo slot was yet to be promised to them. More work was ahead.

Apple Pays

In the Apple antitrust misadventure, the demands of its special master long ago exceeded the escape velocity of logic and law. Yet now Michael Bromwich is making no fewer than 27 new ultimatums, and we’ll comment at the risk of providing another line item for his invoices. Allow us to explain.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the court-appointed monitor was charging Apple $1,100 + $1,025 + 15% per hour to read editorials in the Wall Street Journal.


From tinkering to travel, the newest preschool apps provide kids with fun ways to use touch to play in digital worlds.


After much struggling and some good advice, I’ve finally managed to get an Apple Watch App/Extension running on an actual watch. Here’s some follow-up to my previous post on code signing woes.


The change at Cedars-Sinai allows patients using HealthKit to integrate personal medical information with their patient files, giving online access to their doctors. Weight, blood pressure, steps taken, glucose levels and oxygen saturation levels are among the kinds of data monitored through HealthKit.

"We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly," Google's Mara Harris said in an e-mailed statement. "We also learn from these issues, and we’re constantly improving how we detect, prevent and handle bad edits." The vast majority of users who edit Google Maps provide "great contributions," Harris said.

A Tale Of Dry Ice, Thermos Flask, And A Canal

I looked at the flask with that awful sinking feeling you get when you realise you have created something which is inevitably going to explode at some point in the future, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Parting Words

I have two versions of a joke I just wrote. One is moderately amusing and clean. The other version is super-racist and hilarious. Sigh.

— Jon Rosenberg™ (@jonrosenberg) April 27, 2015

Thanks for reading.