I love the activity monitoring features of the Apple Watch which keep track of when I'm active and encourage me to be more active, but it is also interesting to think about how this feature could prove important in a lawsuit. In an article for article for Law Technology Today, UK attorney Paul Morrison discusses how wearable technology, such as an Apple Watch, could provide relevant and discoverable information in a personal injury case. A plaintiff who is less active after an accident might try to use Apple Watch measurements to prove the decrease in activity. Similarly, a defense attorney who questions the extent of a plaintiff's injuries may try to access activity readings to show the the plaintiff's daily activities did not change after an accident. I'll be curious to see the first case in which an Apple Watch provides critical evidence. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- California Attorney David Sparks reviews the Dragon Anywhere app in an article for Macworld.
- Jason Cipriani recommends helpful accessories for the iPad Pro in an article for Macworld.
- One of the most useful accessories for the iPad Pro is the Apple Pencil. Christine Lachance of iMore discusses useful accessories for the Apple Pencil.
- The Wirecutter recommends the best gear for travel.
- Karen Freeman of WatchAware reviews Hooks, a notifications app for the Apple Watch.
- Cale Hunt of iMore discusses how to use the iPhone's Health app.
- Michael Simon reviews the Word Flow Keyboard, an alternative keyboard for the iPhone from Microsoft, in an article for Macworld.
- Steven Aquino of TechCrunch discusses Apple's efforts to make its products more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- And finally, Turkish musician iPhonedo creates the Game of Thrones theme song using the new Chinese instruments that Apple recently added to the GargeBand app. Here is a video showing him creating the song. This guy is somewhat crazy, but the song he created using his iPad is really impressive. You can also download his GarageBand file and play with it on your own iPad or Mac. (via The Mac Observer)