The Save-Lives Edition Saturday, December 16, 2017

How Apple Watch Saved One Man’s Life — And How It’s Empowering Him After His Heart Attacz, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

“He said had I kept sleeping, I probably wouldn’t have woken up. I would have died in my sleep.”

This especially struck me personally because my grandfather died at 55 from a heart attack in the middle of the night — 13 years before the Apple Watch existed. Now, this technology is accessible for a few hundred dollars and can actually save lives.

T2-equipped iMac Pro May Need To Be DFU Restored Like iPhones And iPads In Certain Situations, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

It was recently discovered in a support document for Apple Configurator 2 that the iMac Pro may become unresponsive and will need to be restored in certain situations like a power failure during an update.

How To Restore Your iMac Pro, by Joseph Keller, iMore

First things first, you're going to need access to a second Mac running the latest version of macOS High Sierra, as well as Apple Configurator 2.6, Apple's device management software.

iTunes Won't Be In The Microsoft Store This Year, by Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet

"We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right," said an Apple spokesperson via an emailed statement.

Apple Orders Ronald D. Moore Space Drama Series, by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline

Ronald D. Moore is heading back to space. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from the Battlestar Galactica developer. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s studio-based Tall Ship Productions.

Created and written by Moore, along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the untitled series explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

More Exclusive Apple Music Content Coming From Noel Gallagher And Sam Smith, by Noah Stahl, 9to5Mac

Apple announced today via its YouTube channel that it is bringing more original live music video content to Apple Music. Musician centered documentaries and concert films have become an Apple Music staple and Noel Gallagher is the latest artist to join the ever-growing list of featured artists.


Why Lightroom CC Is A Big Step Up From Apple’s Photos, by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

So what does Lightroom CC bring to the game for someone taking stock of their photo system? I see two main areas that are appealing: the capability to perform local adjustments within an image and the way Adobe has built the cloud synchronization.


Apple's New Utility Library Will Power Up Command-line Apps, by Paul Hudson, Hacking With Swift

Apple has unveiled a new collection of open-source utility code for Swift developers, grown out of its Swift Package Manager project. The collection contains some interesting new data types (OrderedSet – hurray!), some tools to make command line programs easier to write, and some helpers for common tasks like temporary files and SHA hashing.


Google Thinks I’m Dead, by Rachel Abrams, New York Times

I’m not dead yet.

But try telling that to Google.

For much of the last week, I have been trying to persuade the world’s most powerful search engine to remove my photo from biographical details that belong to someone else. A search for “Rachel Abrams” revealed that Google had mashed my picture from The New York Times’s website with the Wikipedia entry for a better-known writer with the same name, who died in 2013.