Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation early and using smartphone alerts to increase rates of bystander CPR can save people with cardiac arrest, two new studies find.
"We have proved what has been thought before -- that early CPR is associated with improved survival," said lead researcher Dr. Jacob Hollenberg, from the department of cardiology at South Hospital at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
He said a mobile phone app that alerted laypeople trained in CPR that their help was needed nearby increased the rate of early CPR by 30 percent.
Apple’s biggest problem with News is that it may not be relevant to readers’ interests. By favoring curation and discovery, Apple may recapitulate both push and portals. Neither path is a good one to take. Tear down the garden wall, and make it a push-you-pull-me service, and Apple might just fill an empty spot in readers’ hearts.
We are here because the editor of this magazine asked me, “Can you tell me what code is?”
“No,” I said. “First of all, I’m not good at the math. I’m a programmer, yes, but I’m an East Coast programmer, not one of these serious platform people from the Bay Area.”
What I’m saying is, I’m one of 18 million. So that’s what I’m writing: my view of software development, as an individual among millions. Code has been my life, and it has been your life, too. It is time to understand how it all works.
Every month it becomes easier to do things that have never been done before, to create new kinds of chaos and find new kinds of order. Even though my math skills will never catch up, I love the work. Every month, code changes the world in some interesting, wonderful, or disturbing way.
FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper app and accompanying Pencil stylus, reveled today a partnership with the Guggenheim Museum that saw a group of students use the Paper app for a year. The goal of the program with Guggenheim was to implore kids to think more creatively.
beginning to wonder if dashboard isn’t a strategic priority for apple anymore pic.twitter.com/hcxORUedzP— Ethan Marcotte (@beep) June 10, 2015
Even if you think your app is crash-free, you need to collect crash logs — because there’s no such thing as crash-free: it can only be free of known crashing bugs.
I used to think that means I should write code that’s about 80% as clever as I am. Save a little bit for debugging.
But over the years I’ve come to think that I should write code that’s about 10% as clever as I am. And I’ve come to believe that true cleverness is in making code so clear and obvious that it looks like nothing at all.
With iOS 9, Apple has added a special case of extension for ad blockers. Apps can now include ‘content blocker’ extensions that define resources (like images and scripts) for Safari to not load. For the first time, this architecture makes ad blockers a real possibility for iOS developers to make and iOS customers to install and use.
If iOS users — the majority of mobile web users in the U.S., and disproportionately appealing demographically — can suddenly block all your ads with a simple free download, where is the growth going to come from?
If you thought that websites’ “Install our app” prompts were annoying before, imagine what’s going to happen when the only way to reliably show ads is via a native app?
Continuity is one of the best things about going all in on Apple hardware. With it, you can easily send and receive calls or text messages from your Mac or iPad — even when your iPhone is in another room. But one requirement of using Continuity is that both devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network. With iOS 9, that's set to change, and T-Mobile wants the world to know it's the first major US carrier to offer Continuity through its cellular network.
Hardware aside, lately Apple has had difficulty building the superior applications that truly excite.
The joint venture of DPR Construction Inc. and Skanska USA "will transition completely off the project in the next several weeks," according to an internal email sent to Skanska employees, which I reviewed this week. [...] The email from Skanska USA Chief Executive Richard Cavallaro said that the contractors "and our confidential client were unable to come to an agreement during negotiations for the revised scope of work for its research and development campus in California."
At least two Apple Inc retail store workers complained directly to Chief Executive Tim Cook that the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.
IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THERE! IT’S THER pic.twitter.com/fJANZpbBfv— Scott Williams (@swilliams) June 9, 2015
Looks like the global radio station Beats 1 will not be available in Singapore. There's no mention of Beats 1 on Apple Singapore's web site, the "radio" tab is missing, and the "What you get with your membership" table has one line (i.e. Beats 1) less than other countries' versions.
I do not know whether to blame the record labels' licensing issues, or to blame Singapore government's censorship.
The Mac operating system was rebranded as Mac OS when the clone program was introduced. The iPhone OS was rebranded iOS when the iPad was introduced.
What can we look forward now that the Watch OS has been rebranded watchOS? The re-birth of iPod nano and iPod shuffle as pocket watches? The re-birth of iPod Hi-Fi as clock radios?
Most artificial watermelon fragrances and flavors end up smelling like a teenage girl’s shampoo, and tasting about as subtle as a Jolly Rancher candy. But scientists may be one step closer to solving that problem. Perhaps thankfully, there are several very long steps remaining.
We jeered when STAR WARS became all about trade routes but I'd watch a film about the regulatory agency that allowed Jurassic Park to reopen— Adam Sternbergh (@sternbergh) June 10, 2015
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