It’s called “A first look at the Health app in IOS 8” but it’s a pretty thorough & thoughtful critique. (My first look was more like: “looks neat”.) I’m bummed that the app seems to have lost access to any data recorded before the 8.0.2 update. I’ve taken many months of steps!
Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple.
This is a strong, direct statement from Apple on privacy which I don’t think any of its competitors could make honestly. I’ve been looking for Apple to be more outspoken about their great stand on customer privacy. A lot of my clients have concerns about privacy but don’t feel qualified to judge any one product or service provider against another — from this perspective, picking a phone, an email provider, or an operating system is a Hobson’s choice. This new Privacy section of Apple’s site includes a lot of details about how Apple uses, doesn’t use, and protects your data, all explained in direct, unambiguous, extremely readable language. Hopefully this starts to illuminate the issue for consumers and puts pressure on Apple’s competitors to clarify their own use of our personal information.
With added language to the developer license agreement, Apples guidelines now state that a developer “must not sell an end-users health information collected through the HealthKit APIs to advertising platforms, data brokers, or information resellers.” Developers are also banned from even accessing the information in HealthKit unless it is absolutely crucial to the functioning of the app itself.
Apple tells developers not to sell consumer health data | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004. It continues to astonish me that Apple’s aggressive pro-privacy moves go completely unremarked in the age of the Snowden revelations.
Next year at WWDC, I want to see at least one woman in a public speaking role during the WWDC keynote. There are many bright, smart, well-spoken female Apple engineers; let’s put them on stage and be role models for their peers and our daughters. Or Apple’s Angela Ahrendts, who may not be a developer, but her business savvy and presentation skills seem like they would be well-utilized at next years keynote. And I want to see more women and minorities at WWDC next year. We’re a small crowd, but we do exist, and having more of us at the conference will emphasize this.
Brianna Wu: Eve wasnt invited: Integrating women into the Apple community | Macworld.
- Use same SSID for all radios on the same network
- Deal with congestion with more access points using less power
- Don’t use “Wide” 40MHz channels on 2.4GHz
- Be smart about antenna orientation
4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer – The Mac Observer.
This guide to How to Get Google and Mac Mail Living in Harmony looks detailed & accurate. This is how my accounts are set up.
The Origin of The Apple Command Icon. “In Sweden, the Apple menu command symbol is actually used in street signs to indicate a point of interest or attraction in a campground. … A castle in Borgholm, as seen from above, looks just like the Point of Interest symbol.”
Preventing User and Hardware Tracking in Mobile Devices | A Few Guys Coding Blog
Looks like this guy and his graduate thesis are responsible for a significant real-world privacy win that Apple will deliver to users in iOS 8: Today, unscrupulous companies are selling technology to retailers that lets them track your smartphone as it moves into and through their stores. iOS 8 will, by default, defeat this passive tracking — putting the decision to reveal private information about your personal location and behavior back into your hands.