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Tue, Mar 17, 2015 The Change-Your-Life Edition

The iPhone's Slo-Mo Video Has Become a Dancer's Best Friend

Christina Bonnington, Wired:

For dancers, it’s become an incredibly useful tool for honing their craft. The newfound affordability of slow motion has enabled them to improve their technique, spruce up their audition reel, and isolate aspects of their performance that were once intangible.

iOS 8.2 and Health Follow-Up

Federico Viticci, MacStories:

Last week, Apple released iOS 8.2, bringing a variety of improvements to the built-in Health app and other general enhancements and bug fixes. Almost two weeks after publishing my Life After Cancer article, I thought I'd briefly mention the changes introduced in iOS 8.2 and follow-up on some of the apps I originally covered in the story.

How the iPad Is Changing the Way We Learn

Rihannon Williams, Telegraph:

Jobs wasn’t wrong when he poked holes in the education system, or even when he condemned the majority of what is studied in school as “completely useless.” “But,” he continued, “Some incredibly valuable things you don’t learn until you’re older — yet you could learn them when you’re younger.” Perhaps the sooner we all start thinking differently, the more we stand to learn.

Adobe Unveils Document Cloud with Acrobat Mobile and Fill & Sign Apps for iOS

Zac Hall, 9to5Mac:

Adobe is taking its document strategy to the cloud with its latest service. Taking the same approach as its Creative Cloud Suite of apps for creators, Adobe is revealing its new Document Cloud service alongside two new apps for iOS: Acrobat Mobile and Fill & Sign. The new service aims to make handling PDFs and other documents much more flexible, and the new iOS apps can bring paper documents into the Adobe Document Cloud for work on the go…


OutlineEdit consciously slots in to the middle of the pack for outlining software. On the one hand, it is more powerful than the tools built in to word processors like Microsoft Word. On the other, it's more affordable than what is effectively the industry leader in this field, OmniOutliner.

Tracking Joy at Work


We don’t yet have enough data to make statistically significant claims about how we feel, but it has sure been fun keeping an eye on the dashboard. Many companies have big screens showing web analytics, but we’re the first I’ve seen to track how we feel – and it feels good.


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Pointing Fingers in Apple Pay Fraud

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times:

The vulnerability in Apple Pay is in the way that it — and card issuers — “onboard” new credit cards into the system. Because Apple wanted its system to have the simplicity for which it has become famous and wanted to make the sign-up process “frictionless,” the company required little beyond basic credit card information about a user. Nor did it provide much information to the banks, like full phone numbers and addresses, that might help them detect fraud early.

The banks, desperate to become their customers’ default card on Apple Pay — most add only one to their iPhones — did little to build their own defenses or to push Apple to provide more detailed information about its customers. Some bank executives acknowledged that they were were so scared of Apple that they didn’t speak up.

Apple Plans Web TV Service in Fall

Keach Hagey, Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi, Wall Street Journal:

The technology giant is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, according to people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV, they said.

The recently-announced HBO Now is probably playing an important card in Apple's negotiations with the networks.


Parting Words

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