The Capture-Data Edition Thursday, December 15, 2016

iPhone Apps Could Be A Revolution In Health — If People Use Them, by Stephanie M. Lee, BuzzFeed

More than a year and a half ago, Apple unveiled a new breed of iPhone apps that would let people participate in scientific studies anytime, anywhere — at least in theory. Now, a new study indicates that smartphones do have the potential to capture useful data about thousands of people’s health and exercise habits in their daily lives, not just during a trip to the doctor or a clinical trial center.

But it also shows that if iPhones are to become the next big tool in science, researchers will have to conquer a challenge familiar to every app developer: how to keep people from getting bored and quitting.

A Computer For Everything: One Year Of iPad Pro, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

Over the past year of daily iPad Pro usage, I've made it my personal goal to optimize my iPad workflows as much as possible. This is one of the best aspects of the iOS platform: competition between developers is fierce and you can always choose between different apps to get work done – apps that are improved on a regular basis and are constantly updated for the latest iOS technologies. With enough curiosity and patience, iOS rewards you with the discovery of new ways to work and save time.

New MacBook Pro Users Report Improved Battery Life On macOS 10.12.2, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Many of the users using battery apps like coconutBattery have noticed their new MacBook Pro's battery is discharging with lower wattage, and if accurate, the lower power consumption would certainly lead to longer battery life.

Evernote’s New Privacy Policy Raises Eyebrows, by Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica

Evernote is testing out machine learning algorithms on all the reams of content it has accumulated over the past eight years. But when it announced this move with a new privacy policy that goes into effect January 24, 2017, the company also pointed out something that many users hadn't realized: Evernote staffers will sometimes look at the content of your notes.


Pastebot Reborn As A Powerful Mac Clipboard Manager, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Pastebot for Mac can store up to 500 of your most recently copied items, including text, URLs, images, and files.

1Password 6.5 For iOS Introduces Native Apple Watch App, And A Better On Boarding Experience, by Greg Barbosa, 9to5Mac

Previously 1Password’s watchOS app required the Watch and iPhone to be paired in the moment to view your stored passwords, but today’s update allows it to work separately.

SoundSoup App For Sound Modelling And Acoustic Design Now In A Free Version, by Architecture And Design

Running on an iPad, both SoundSoup versions allow the user to explore in real-time how a room would sound with different windows, walls, floor coverings, curtains or other features.


Late Shift, The World’s First Interactive Cinema Movie, Reviewed, by Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica

Recently I had the dubious honour of watching Late Shift, which bills itself as "the world's first cinematic interactive movie." As the movie unfolds, the cinema audience decides—using a smartphone app—how the protagonist responds to various situations, affecting how the story plays out on the big screen.

Trump Tells Tech Leaders 'There’s Nobody Like You In The World', by Jon Swartz, USA Today

He suggested, and tech leaders agreed to, meeting quarterly, according to a person briefed on the meeting. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

They discussed repatriating foreign profits, reforming taxes and regulations so companies build more jobs in the U.S., building better infrastructure, and improving education, the person briefed on the meeting said.

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