Corrie is designed to make everything that’s hard about managing recovery after a heart attack far easier for patients — and, in turn, keep them out of the hospital. Once home, the app helps track their vital signs and activity data with the help of an Apple Watch and a Bluetooth blood pressure cuff. It sends reminders when a patient needs to take a pill or head in for a follow-up appointment, and also serves as a hub of critical health information, including guidance on diet and exercise, that’s often lost in the chaos of a hospital discharge.
The app and its development are exactly the kind of work Apple set out to make possible when it launched CareKit, the patient care framework Corrie is built on. The Corrie team’s work has kept the attention of Apple, which paraded the app at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June as a sterling example of how its tools could improve patient care.
However, Apple isn’t offering the same colors for the new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID when purchased separately, just silver and white is available.
Apple devices have to be registered in the EEC regulatory database before they can be sold in that territory, so a listing there is always an early sign of a release. It is not a certainty, nor is there a typical timescale between listing and launch.
Apple is making it faster and easier than ever to buy accessories and cases at Apple Stores with a new self-checkout App Clip powered by the Apple Store app and Apple Pay. App Clips are small parts of apps that load quickly in the moments you need them.
The new design elevates iPhones from the table, making the devices appear to float when viewed from the front. Each iPhone is easier to pick up and replace, and MagSafe accommodates a more accessible viewing angle when docked.
The majority of Apple Arcade titles fit the "mobile" description, while only a handful creep into "console" territory. Rather than recreate the experience of a PlayStation Portable or Nintendo Switch, Apple has leaned heavily into the existing App Store demographic.
Popular writing app Ulysses today reached version 23, and this update improves its blog publishing features as well as the way session histories and writing goals are calculated.
Concealed Journals allow users to ensure their content can't be seen by anyone — even when the app is open and unlocked.
Sundial is a comprehensive way to keep track of the sun and moon at your location, or anywhere else in the world on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
In addition to a lower price, the Logitech Combo Touch keyboard offers a kickstand case for your iPad, dedicated row of function keys, no battery to charge up, and a larger trackpad. There is a lot to like here and unless you must have an Apple-branded product the Logitech Combo Touch seems like the better choice in almost every way.
Take a picture on your iPhone and it will appear on your iPad in seconds. Edit a photo on your Mac and those changes are reflected on your other devices straight away, too. But iCloud Photo Library, even after the announcements last month at WWDC, is still missing a huge feature: proper family iCloud photo sharing support.
When we think of women in computing, we often think about how, both literally and figuratively, they have been silenced more often than they’ve been listened to. Women's voices and bodies can be found all throughout the history of computing—from being heard in launch countdowns to being visible in photographs—but only relatively recently have historians written these women back into the narrative by explaining what they did. For a long time, women were mistakenly thought to be peripheral to computing history, even though they were often the ones who programmed the computers.
Books that I've enjoyed in the first half of this year, in reverse order of reading:
The Hidden Palace, by Helene Wecker
The Plot, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Devil and the Dark Water, by Stuart Turton
If You Should Fail: A Book of Solace, by Joe Moran
The Cat and The City, by Nick Bradley
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V.E. Schwab
The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
Monogamy, by Sue Miller
Here's wishing you have some good books to escape, too.
(Yes, time is weird in these strange days. My definition of 'first half of this year' runs from Jan to end July. Sosumi.)
Thanks for reading.