QuickNote: Football— Today’s AMA Report: 110 out of 111 brains = CTE


The most recent AMA report: the study of 110 out of 111 brains of former football players revealed the presence of CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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QuickNote: iOS Writers: New $7 Universal App, Free Now

The app, Eddie, sparked my interest last month. The lack of any reviews, combined with the price tag, instigated my request for a price drop alert from That alert arrived within this hour.

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HeadsUp: Jawbone Poised for Its “Bye Felicia!” Moment, Permanently

Rats! For about 2 years, I’ve relied on the UP2 for no-fuss sleep tracking, with the stats auto-tossed to my Fitness cal daily via IFTTT. Time to find a replacement, which I’ll save in my Amazon cart. With luck, the 11th’s Amazon Prime Day will smile on my selection.

Just two years ago, the consumer electronics startup was valued at $3 billion. Here’s what went wrong.

Source: Jawbone, Once Valued at $3 Billion, Is Going Out of Business. Here’s What Went Wrong |


Heads Up: $43 Mac DayOne app: free

Just noticed while in the store.


Introducing IFTTT’s New Data Access Project

Today’s eMail brings news of a new feature: the Data Access Project. Public / government data, created by workers paid by our tax dollars, stands ready for our ultra convenient manipulation. Quick example: you’re planning a trip outside the U.S.; you can now arrange receipt of travel alerts via SMS.

We want to bring you closer to the institutions and agencies that impact your life. So we’re launching over thirty new services today. Learn the details, and why it’s just the beginning of our new project.

Exploring the new offerings cries out for a high spot on your ToDo list.

Source: Introducing the Data Access Project


Judge in Bill Cosby Case Declares a Mistrial – The New York Times