The Anxiety-Ridden Edition Sunday, January 31, 2016

Using Your iPhone As An Alarm Clock Can Set The Tone For An Anxiety-ridden Day, by Courtney Kueppers, Washington Post

Levi Felix, who founded a company called Digital Detox, said that habit means you’re more likely to check your email, scroll through social media and begin racking up screen time before you’re even out of bed in the morning.

One stressful email can set the tone for the whole day.

OS X Security Compromised Via The Update Process Of Many Popular Mac Apps, by Catalin Cimpanu, Softpedia

Security researcher Radoslaw Karpowicz has discovered a flaw in how the Sparkle Updater framework broadcasts app updates to Mac users.

Man-in-the-middle attack.


MailDeck Email App Goes 3.0 With Alias Support, Swipe Actions And More, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

MailDeck 3.0 also features a new Filtered inbox, which removes computer-generated emails to show your most important emails.

Paperless Classroom App Showbie Now Optimized For iPad Pro And Apple Pencil, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

If you’re a teacher, you can use Showbie to easily assign, collect and review your students’ work from other apps, or have your students complete assignments using the app’s built-in rich annotation tools or using apps that are compatible with Showbie.


U.S. And European Negotiators Near Deadline For Data Transfer Deal, by Mark Scott, New York Times

American and European officials entered Sunday rushing to reach a deal over how digital data — including people’s social media posts and financial information — could be transferred between the two regions.

As of Saturday night, it was still unclear whether a comprehensive deal was imminent. If no agreement is reached, it could put companies that regularly move digital data, including tech giants like Google and nontech companies like General Electric, into murky legal waters.

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How hard is it to create an email app, a calendar app, and a messaging app that I don't detest? Or maybe it's just that I really really don't enjoy any social stuff?


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