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Thu, Aug 6, 2015The Self-Diagnosis Edition

Apple Will Fix Mac OS X Bug Amid Security Concerns, by Alex Hern, The Guardian

The tech company will patch a serious “privilege escalation” bug in the next security update to its desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.10.5, the Guardian has learned.

Heart Patient: Apple Watch Got Me In And Out Of Hospital Fast, by Neil Versel, MedCity

At the hospital, “Everybody was interested [in this self-diagnosis with the help of the Apple Watch], but nobody was convinced,” Robson said. But attending cardiologist Dr. Jerrold Glassman confirmed the ailment. “This was one of the rare instances where the patient was right in self-diagnosis,” Robson said.

“I was watching [my heart rate] on my watch while they were watching on a [medical-grade] monitor, and they synched up,” according to Robson.

iPhones, The FBI, And Going Dark., by Nicholas Weaver

Despite this, "best" does not mean "impregnable". The FBI claims that iPhones are "bricks" containing no useful information and Apple claims that iMessage is "end-to-end" secure. Neither is the case. A suspect's iPhone is hardly a brick, but rather a vast trove of information and iMessage, rather than being an impenetrable fortress, is actually metadata-friendly and seems designed to support a backdoor.

Business Machines

IBM, Apple’s Rival-Turned-Partner, Plans To Help Other Companies Adopt Macs, by Robert Mcmillan, Wall Street Journal

From The Department Of Strange Bedfellows, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I don’t know if this IBM partnership in and of itself is a big deal, but I think the general trend toward MacBooks being the de facto standard laptop for any sort of professional use, across all fields, is a huge deal.

Mac At Work: IBM Launches Services To Deploy Macs At Scale To The Enterprise Via Cloud, by IBM


Put Away The Paper And Use Cloud Outliner 2, by AppAdvice

Whether it is for work or school, the app keeps your thoughts, ideas, homework, paperwork, and all of those nifty documents structured nicely.

A New App Revolutionizes The Sketchbook, by Elizabeth Stamp, Architectural Digest

Wunderlist For Mac Now Lets You Add To-Dos And Reminders Without Switching Apps, by Abhimanyu Ghoshal, Mashable


Apple Updates TestFlight With Support For iOS 9 And watchOS 2 Betas, App Thinning, by Federico Viticci, MacStories


“Guys, if my calculations are correct, we would have 13% more fun if we left the pool and programmed instead.”

— Allen Pike (@apike) August 4, 2015


Time is difficult. #programming

— Graeme Foster (@GraemeF) August 5, 2015


Apple Defeats Bid For Group Suit Over Texts Lost In Phone Swap, by Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh on Tuesday ruled the case can’t proceed as a group lawsuit because it’s not clear enough that all proposed members of the suit suffered an inconvenience due to any “contractual breach or interference” stemming from the iMessage system.

Apple Music Hooks 11 Million Trial Members, App Store Has Record July, by Marco della Cava, USA Today

One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members, company executives tell USA TODAY.

"We're thrilled with the numbers so far," says Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, adding that of that sum 2 million have opted for the more lucrative family plan at $14.99 a month for up to six people.

Parting Words

Times Square billboard. With that quotation, no wonder @pennjillette and I are selling so well.

— Teller (@MrTeller) August 5, 2015

Thanks for reading.