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Aug
12
comment How do I locate the entry in Keychain corresponding to an app-specific password?
Down vote? Please explain.
Jul
31
comment Is there a way to change the typeface used in Safari's “Reader” mode?
Please edit the accepted answer with this updated information. It's not really an answer of its own.
Jul
4
comment Is there a reason to leave WebGL disabled in Safari?
@bmike: Edited to focus on why one might want to leave it disabled (rather than Apple's motivations).
Jul
4
comment Is there a reason to leave WebGL disabled in Safari?
@bmike: What makes this an opinion based question? There might be a reason and it's reasonable to ask for one.
Jun
11
comment Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
This has become such an issue that I've started uninstalling from my phone useless apps (e.g. Yelp, Foursquare, Tile) that do it. The effect, though certainly unintended, is to inspire some long-overdue app housecleaning on my iPhone!
Jun
4
comment Why is my Air Port suddenly slow?
@Froggard: Here's a thought: could some old device that's allowed on the wifi network (I have a Twine in a closet somewhere, I'm embarrassed to say, along with other assorted junk with failing batteries and antennas that can't be turned off) be messing things up?
Jun
3
comment Why is my Air Port suddenly slow?
The network is password protected, stealth, and MAC filtered (both on the AirPort and at the firewall).
Jun
3
comment Why is my Air Port suddenly slow?
@Froggard: 8, including an AirPort Time Capsule that someone has left completely unconfigured. I'll also add what I see in iStumbler to the question.
Jun
2
comment Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?
Yeah, who knows. I've deleted all old backups, but that doesn't fix it. Apple's software is getting buggier in general, so I think this is probably just part of that.
Jun
2
comment Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?
UPDATE: It doesn't work after all.
May
29
comment Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?
This seems to have done the trick!
May
25
comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
Actually, it appears even worse than that: If I put a third-party app (like Cyclometer) first in the list of datasources in Heath (the only way to get its results in Health at all) it blocks data from the Watch, even when the third-party app is off. So if I run but don't don't use the third-party app to log it, Heath does not capture any of the data from the activity. Incredible.
May
24
comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
So does this mean that an app (say Cyclemeter) that has a Watch UI and appears to be recording data that is available to the Activity app is in fact not doing so (since in that case the Watch is not the source)? That seems to me what is going on (for example I get notifications to stand in the middle of 30mph sprints!); but if it's true it means that none of the third party fitness apps integrate in any way with Activity!
May
22
comment Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
Yes, the whole thing seems to be pretty much in beta still.
May
15
comment Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
@bmike: I've experimented with this a bit more and see no pattern. Some apps install on the watch whenever they update, some don't seem to. All seem to install when they first acquire watch features (not really want anyone wants, I imagine). Some won't uninstall when asked to. And oddly, some that install automatically don't show the install setting as enabled. I expect this will all get fixed in an update.
May
12
comment What do I need to do to get my Apple Watch apps to launch quickly?
"Developers need to go out and ride their bikes and crash, skin their knees, crash some more before they know how to actually ride that new bike." That sounds right. Citymapper, for example, which was just updated, now launches in about 2 seconds (so, actually faster that I can "draw" and launch).
May
11
comment What are “Active Calories”?
No it is the question. The question isn't about (generally defined) active calories, it's about (Apple's) "Active Calories".
May
11
comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
Thanks. Just one more clarification: You say that all the flow (from both watch and phone) goes through the Health app first, and only then from the Health app to the Activity app (and only if they come from the Watch). Do I have that right?
May
11
comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
So no flow of information from tracking on the phone to the Activity app (on Watch or iOS), right?
May
11
comment What are “Active Calories”?
One thing that's not clear: does the widely use term "active calories" that you cite exclude calories for things like weight workouts, Pilates, or yoga or 7-minute workouts, etc.; or is it the sensor limitations you describe that excludes them? That is: would sports physiologists say that the Watch records all "active calories", or a subset of them that it is capable of recording?