Deep dive: How exactly the Apple Watch tracks swimming
the GPS chip. If you’re swimming in the ocean or a lake, your watch uses that to determine how fast and how far you go. But GPS signals don’t travel through H2O. Luckily, people are likely to do freestyle in open water and for that stroke, your arms regularly break the surface. Apple sets the GPS chip in acquisition mode for the whole swim. It looks for the satellite signal each time your hand rises from the water.
Gotta love DerFlounder and running @JAMFSoftware at days like this.
What this means is your offices become “dumb pipes” to the internet and you cloud everything else. No access unless your MFA works. No more perimeters, no more firewalls (at least in the office, probably want some in the cloud).
Then I stopped.
What the hell was I rushing for?
I guess Apple asks a video for the review this time and this is @gruber being smart about it. Love it.
One to watch
Over time, a customer service theorem emerged. When a customer brings a complaint, there are two tokens on the table: It’s Nothing and It’s Awful. Both tokens are always played, so whoever chooses first forces the other to grab the token that’s left.
Second, I am not suggesting some dreamy decommercialization of the internet. It’s too late for that, and it’s not consistent with American capitalism, anyway. But in protecting the internet we’d have to find a balance. For instance, you’d never be able to pave over Yosemite Valley and build condos, but there are plenty of commercial tour companies that will take you there. You couldn’t build a McDonald’s on the graves of fallen soldiers, but the entire economy of Gettysburg seems pretty much built on the tourism the battlefield attracts. We need a way to protect the resource that enables all the other economic activity.
Grand unifying theory of Apple. Love it.
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