MyAppleMenu - Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Thu, Mar 12, 2015 The Not-the-Schweddy-Balls Edition

Well, we Singaporeans 'know' that there isn't too much fish in the fishballs here in Singapore. Turns out, there isn't too much meat in the meatballs over at Finland either. (Or, at least, from one company in Finland.)

Will Your New MacBook Crash to the Ground without MagSafe? (Yes.)

Glenn Fleishman, Macworld:

Hold on! Some math’s coming, but it’s worth it.

Apple's ResearchKit Is Not (Yet) Ready for Primetime - A Medical Researcher's Perspective.

Phil Jones, Ramblings of a Doctor:

Clinical research did not become bloated and highly controlled for no reason. Although I’d be the first to state that the red tape surrounding clinical trials is now creating a situation whereby ensuring safety and ethical behaviour (the original intent of clinical trial bureaucracy) is being overshadowed by barriers which limit research (because most clinicians don’t want the hassle), the answer is not to simply have a free-for-all of uncontrolled, biased research. However, currently, studies enabled by Apple’s ResearchKit are not the answer for most clinical trials, since the information garnered from them will not be credible nor generalizable.

However, the future is bright! I have no doubt significant improvements will be made that will enable high quality, high fidelity research to be done using smartphones and ResearchKit. But, we are not there yet.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mac review

Peter Cohen, iMore:

The choice of tactile brown Greentech switches and clicky blue switches gives discriminating mechanical keyboard enthusiasts a great choice - tactile but quieter, or loud and clicky. The Pro 4 for Mac is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Outside of a rather awkward black USB cable, it's gorgeous inside and out.


I was curious as to how all the watches compared, so I pulled data from those sources and made one massive spreadsheet.

There simply is no faster way to ferret out files on your Mac.


Refund Calls Over 'Cancer Survivor' Belle Gibson's Book and App Sales

Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano:

Tech giant Apple and publishing house Penguin are facing a wave of criticism after revelations their author and app-developer Belle Gibson's cancer survival story may have been embellished.

Penguin and Apple are heavily invested in The Whole Pantry brand, with Apple previously flying Ms Gibson to the US to work in secret on the new Apple Watch. The popular book was marketed off her "inspirational" story of cancer survival and large-scale charitable donations.

Apple: Services Back After Major Outage

Everett Rosenfeld, CNBC:

"We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning. The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We're working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience," Apple said in a statement to CNBC.


Parting Words

Thanks for reading.