Connected #362: The Rickies (September 2021) →

Apple will be California Streaming,
so the Connected guys are dreaming
of sweet, sweet victories
in the September ’21 Rickies.

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Inspiration4 Crew to Use Apple Hardware for Health Study in Orbit →

Zac Hall, writing at Space Explored:

SpaceX is flying four private citizens to orbit on a three-day mission called Inspiration4, and Apple hardware will be key in a first-of-its-kind research study happening during the flight. These products include Apple Watch Series 6, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad mini 4, as selected by SpaceX.

Shift4 Payments founder Jared Isaacman is funding the private spaceflight for four through Elon Musk’s space exploration company. Inspiration4 is also the center of a fundraising campaign to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the effort to cure childhood cancer.

Be sure to click through to see how the gear will be used. It’s pretty sweet.

Kbase Articles of the Week: Mac OS X 10.3, iDisk: Local iDisk Sync Issues, Some Folders May Appear Empty →

Apple Support:

Every 72 hours after you start up or restart your computer, a routine maintenance task (or “cron job”) runs that can affect iDisk. If you have selected the “Create a local copy of your iDisk” option in .Mac preferences and cannot sync after your computer has been on for three or more days, download and install the Mac OS X 10.3.1 Update or later.

Similarly, if the Backup, Library, or Software folders of your iDisk appear to be empty, download and install the Mac OS X 10.3.1 Update or later.

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