The Auxiliary-Buildings Edition Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Last Minute Construction As Opening Draws Near, by Mitchel Broussard, MacRumors

The continuation of landscaping, as well as construction on some of Apple Park's auxiliary buildings, will continue into the summer, well after Apple moves the first employees into the main building. While some of the side buildings are complete -- like the parking garage -- a few still have a ways to go, including the new campus auditorium, which has been named the "Steve Jobs Theater" in honor of the late CEO.

Apple Extends Repair Coverage To 3 Years For Apple Watch (1st Gen) With Expanded/swollen Batteries, by Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac

Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the complimentary 1-year Limited Warranty that it provides with the device.


Add Some System Preferences Icons To The Dock, by Rob Griffiths

You can add any System Preferences panel directly to your Dock. You can’t add it to the left side, as the individual panels aren’t applications. But they are documents, so you can add them to the right side of the dock—just drag and drop from Finder.

New App Can Head Off Illnesses, by Winston-Salem Journal

Two Winston-Salem doctors, Bill Satterwhite, a pediatrician and former lawyer, and Ste-ve Hodges, a pediatric urologist, have created an app called “Sneez” that might be able to decrease the spread of illnesses, the Journal’s Fran Daniel reported recently. The app uses crowd-sourced information to provide real-time illness tracking tied to a child’s school and grade.

In other words, it’s an early-warning system for outbreaks of viruses.


Glad I Brought The Laptop, by David Sparks, MacSparky

That's the thing about trying to get by with your iPad alone. It works great until it doesn't and then it doesn't work spectacularly. Over the years the percentage of work you can complete and iPad has steadily increased. I'm at about the 90% range. That doesn't mean I can work just as fast on iPad but I can work on an iPad. The trouble is, however, that last 10%.

The Psychological Importance Of Wasting Time, by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz

There will always be an endless list of chores to complete and work to do, and a culture of relentless productivity tells us to get to it right away and feel terribly guilty about any time wasted. But the truth is, a life spent dutifully responding to emails is a dull one indeed. And “wasted” time is, in fact, highly fulfilling and necessary.

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After they move into Apple Park, Apple designers are not allowed to take inspirations from objects they see around them when designing the next Apple computer.


Also, no boomerangs allowed.


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