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NC #743 Wet iPhone Resurrection, iAccess Life & WheelMate, MyNetDiary, Anker Bluetooth Speaker, Macstock 2019 Retrospective, FIDO 2

Thanks to contributions by Ralston Barnard, Frank Petrie, Tom Merritt, Shane Jackson, and Bart, we have a huge show for you, even though Steve and I are lounging on a lake in Canada with our kids. I make a small contribution but it’s really everyone else who pulled the weight this week. mp3 download

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NC #702 In Touch with iOS, Mac Quadcast, How to Win Apple Watch Activity Competition, Slack, Dumb Question on Activity Goal, Security Bits

This week I’ll tell you about how much fun I had on In Touch with iOS and The Mac Quadcast and Programming By Stealth. Then I’ll tell you the secrets of the math behind the Apple Activity Competitions (and how to win). I’ve decided that Slack is our new home with the demise of Google […]

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NC #670 Paintcode, Apple Watch Health Tracking, Stretch Timer, We.Stream, Bellus 3D, Cyber Essentials, Rings

Allister Jenks stands in for a vacationing Allison Sheridan. We have a review of Paintcode, a story of using the Apple Watch to track health in ways other than the Activity app, Allister’s own health app Stretch Timer, two interviews from CES with We.Stream and Bellus3D, some security tips with Cyber Essentials, and a fun […]

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Apple Watch Health Tracking

Since I got my first Apple Watch two and a half years ago, one of my primary uses of it has been activity tracking. Those three coloured rings drive me to move during my day for the payoff of seeing them completed before bedtime. I have been managing over 3000 kilojoules a day (about 717 calories) by extending my daily commute and lunchtime walking. Part of the process is seeing the various reminders during the day – time to stand, and the occasional encouragement to get active. Plus the frequent notifications that friends have completed workouts. I’m looking at you, Allison.

Early in December I turned off all activity related notifications and removed the activity ring complication from my watch face. I did not want constant reminders that I could NOT meet my goals.

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