AppleMagazine #370

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why sleeep monitoring hardware could be apple’s next move

THE MISSING LINK IN WELLBEING DATA When you’re awake, there are various applications within your iPhone or Apple Watch that can tell you how your day is going. From calories burned to stairs climbed, and how steady your heart rate has been throughout; from waking in the morning to hitting the hay again at night, you can access it all. But what about that long, peaceful stretch between the two, when you’re asleep? The Bedtime app on the iPhone provides sleep analysis, but doesn’t report how much you’ve slept or moved, or how long you spent in bed. Similarly, the Apple Watch also doesn’t track sleep or time spent under the duvet. With one third of our lives spent sleeping (if all goes to plan), that’s a vast stretch of time that…

apple’s stocksours, microsoft’s soars. say what?!

Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. It has nothing to do with posting selfies or finding a soul mate. The company is instead making billions of dollars selling cloud-computing and other technical services to offices around the world. Say hello to Microsoft, the 1990s home-computing powerhouse that is having a renaissance moment - eclipsing Facebook, Google, Amazon and the other tech darlings of the late decade. And now it is close to surpassing Apple as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. Yes, that Microsoft. As other tech giants stumble, its steady resilience is paying off. That Microsoft is even close to eclipsing Apple — and did so briefly a few times this week — would have been unheard of just a few years ago. But under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft…

supreme court could allow suit over apple iphone apps’ sales

The Supreme Court seemed ready to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. Apple faced skeptical questions from justices who seemed concerned about the control the Cupertino, California-based company exerts over iPhone users who must purchase software for their smartphones exclusively through its App Store. The arguments dealt with the fruits of technology that, over the past 10 years, have made more than 2 million apps available to iPhone users, but in the courtroom there were also references to older antitrust cases involving concrete, aluminum, natural gas and shoes. The suit by iPhone users could force Apple to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold through the App Store. A judge could triple…

historical groups embrace technology, trends to keep going

When Steve McLoughlin’s time as president of the Whitehall Historical Society ran out, Bill Flood was there to take over. When Flood’s term ended, Leo Knoblauch stepped into the role. It’s a standard process of succession known well by local historical societies. But some say “passing the torch,” as Flood called it, is getting harder, and they worry about its implications. “A lot of times they’re the only ones preserving the history of a community,” said Todd McCormick, president of the Ohio Local History Alliance’s board of trustees. “Local history is also Ohio history and American history. If it goes away, sometimes it can’t come back.” It’s not that historical societies have ever had it easy — securing funding and volunteers have always been challenges at some level, McCormick said. But many organizations…

beyond voice: communication reinvented behind glass

COMMUNICATION REINVENTED Whether you’re sharing your baby’s first steps on FaceTime or collaborating with your business partner on WhatsApp, it’s impossible to deny that technology has changed the way we communicate. Emoji are part of our vocabulary, paying our share of the bill on iMessage is the norm, and augmented reality helps make everyday messages more fun. This week, we explore how our iPhones have transformed the way we speak, look at the immense power of the Chinese messaging app WeChat, and consider where we’re headed in the future… THE RISE OF EMOJI It’s hard to imagine what life was like before we had emoji on our phones. Those grinning yellow faces have become part of our everyday lives - and whether you’re a fan of them or not, they’re hard to avoid.…

hailing the future taxi: drone - car mashup model takes flight

A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility. The “Pop.Up Next” prototype drone, being developed by aviation giant Airbus, automaker Audi and the Italdesign design house is made up of three separate modules — a chassis with wheels, a two-seat capsule for passengers and a four-rotor drone. The concept has been shown before, but a one-quarter-size scale model made its maiden public flight at the Amsterdam Drone Week convention. First, the drone flew across the hall and landed on a black parking spot. Then a small car drove itself underneath the drone and its passenger capsule was lifted up to latch onto the underside of the drone. Once the two were docked,…