The Punctured-Battery Edition Monday, August 20, 2018

Apple’s Amsterdam Store Evacuated After iPad Battery Explodes, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

As reported by iCulture, Apple employees secured the iPad and punctured battery in a container of sand after it exploded. Fortunately, there was no fire or smoke, or major injuries. However, three employees who experienced trouble breathing were treated by first responders.

How iPhone Photographers Connect The World Using Only ‘Basic’ Gear, by Hillary Grigonis, Digital Trends

A photograph is a connection — to a person, place, or moment in time. But making that connection wasn’t always convenient. Before Aug. 19, 1839, taking a single photograph required at least eight hours just to expose the image. But when the French released the daguerreotype to the public 179 years ago today, photography started a journey from something only chemists understood to something many of us do on a daily basis — maybe to preserve a smile, maybe just to digitize a receipt.

That journey has led to a world more connected by images than the pioneers of photography could have ever imagined. World Photography Day celebrates that connection, inviting photographers around the globe to share their images and stories with the international community. As smartphones have played a huge role in the surge of photographs being created, we worked with Apple to talk to some of the most prolific iPhone photographers around the globe about what inspires them, what gear and apps they use, and how a photograph can spark change.

World Photography Day 2018: Glimpses Of The World Through The iPhone, by Indian Express

The World Photography Day celebrated on August 19 commemorates the artistry of a photographer. The birth of this day dates back to 1839 when Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s associate Louis Daguerre developed a daguerreotype process the details of which were introduced the same year. The evolution of camera has come a long way, with smartphones now capable of shooting some of the most impeccable images. Apple’s iPhones are considered one amongst those premium devices to contribute to better photography offering brilliant camera lenses. Having said that, some of the iPhone ‘photographers’ from around the globe as part of celebrating this special day have shared some of their special and beloved creation. Let’s have a look.

Apple Registers Six New Apple Watch Models In Eurasian Database Ahead Of Announcement Next Month, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

However, assuming two sizes per model for the Series 4 just like every previous Apple Watch, it appears Apple will be launching with just three models. The Series 3 has eight models, 3 cellular offerings and the GPS-only model — all in two sizes. Perhaps, the Series 4 will only be offered with cellular-capable models.


Here’s How I Backup My Family Photos And Videos Using The 3-2-1 Method, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

By deploying this system, I have ended up with multiple backups in multiple locations (home, work, and offsite with Backblaze). You don’t have to do everything, but I would advise to not just rely on iCloud Photo Library. You should be doing a 3–2–1 backup strategy. 3–2–1 means that you have three copies in 2 location, and 1 of them is offsite.

Strava And MINDBODY Team Up To Integrate Fitness Class Booking With Athlete Feeds, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The new integration will let users track and analyze indoor fitness activity across more than 5 millions fitness classes.


This Time, Ohio State Freshmen Getting Apple From The Teachers, by Jennifer Smola, The Columbus Dispatch

Nearly a year after Ohio State announced the partnership with the tech giant, pilot programs, training sessions and planning have led to this point.

More than 11,000 first-year students have received their iPads or will get them this week. About 180 faculty members, instructors and advisers have been trained under the initiative and are incorporating the iPads and Apple technology into courses. About 2,000 students are enrolled in iPad-required courses this fall.

Apple Pulls 25,000 Apps From China App Store Following State Media Criticism, by Yoko Kubota, Wall Street Journal

“Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China,” Apple said in a statement Monday. “We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store.”

The removals were reported earlier by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday, which said 25,000 apps were pulled. Apple didn’t confirm that number. It offers more than 1.8 million apps in China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Removing 25,000 apps would amount to about 1.4% of that total.

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