The High-Heels Edition Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Technology Promises A Comfortable High Heel, But Begs The Question: Why Wear Heels At All?, by Marc Bain, Quartz

The way True Gault aims to achieve this near-miracle is through technology: You use their iPhone app to take pictures of your foot. (It’s only available on Apple’s phones at the moment.) The app generates a 3D model of the foot, and the company’s algorithmically powered “fit formula,” honed on thousands of scans of women’s feet, determines the shoe’s dimensions.

Each shoe is unique, meaning even the left foot and right foot are different, unless your feet themselves happen to be exactly the same. But True Gault says it has found that one foot is roughly half a size different from the other, in either width or length, in about 97% of the thousands of individuals the company has scanned.

Apple TV With 4K UHD, 10-bit HDR And Dolby Vision Revealed By HomePod Firmware, by Neil Hughes, AppleInsider

Apple's own firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving for enthusiasts, this time revealing that a next-generation Apple TV will boast support for 4K video, as well as high dynamic range in both 10-bit and Dolby Vision formats.


How I Fell In Love With iPad Pro (And Stopped Missing My Mac), by George Tinari, Guiding Tech

When I returned to my MacBook after that week of solely using my iPad I was so disappointed at how slow it was launching apps, opening new tabs in Safari, playing games and more. There is so much lag that just isn’t present on the iPad Pro. In fact, it’s astonishingly difficult to experience any lag at all.

Hands On: LiquidText 3.0.11 Changes How You Annotate Documents On The iPad, by Mike Wuerthele, AppleInsider

We'd be doing you and LiquidText a disservice if we just called it a PDF editor but at its heart, that is what it is. It's so much more than that, though, that the PDF element seems almost incidental. LiquidText 3.0.11 for iOS is about gathering ideas and making something useful out of them.


Apple Has Once Again Updated Their Logo's Legal Coverage To Cover Fitness And Gaming Hardware & Beyond, by Jack Purcher, Patently Apple

Of course Apple hides what they really want covered within a sea of boiler plate verbiage that is classic basic coverage for International Class number 28. Most items are obviously never going to be made by Apple while some are questionably possible as they cover themes Apple has shown some interest in. I've highlighted a few items of interest that relate to distinct two themes. The first theme relates to video games, game consoles and apparatus – which could also cover a future gaming AR/VR headset. The second theme covers fitness.

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Sometimes, I wish I can have only one app to read all my e-books, no matter which store the book was purchased from.

Sometimes, I wish I can have only one app to listen to all my audios, whether the audio is a song, an audiobook, or a podcast.

Sometimes, I wish I can have only one app as my universal inbox, for all my emails, RSS articles, and tweets.


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