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Most of us would like to think scientific debate does not operate like the comments section of online news articles. These are frequently characterised by inflexibility, truculence and expostulation. Scientists are generally a little more civil — but sometimes not by much. Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.
For people who own an iPhone and (insert any number of Apple products here), iOS 9, watchOS 2, OS X El Capitan and now even tvOS will deliver a number of improvements to your daily life and the tasks you carry out. With iOS 9 now out in the wild, here are nine of the best new ways you can use Apple’s ecosystem to improve your workflow and productivity.
If you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold. No one likes rugging up on a summer’s day to contend with the air-conditioning. Or having to shed one too many layers in winter to compensate for stifling heat indoors.
According to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, this scenario is more likely if you’re a woman. Climate control systems in office buildings are often set according to an old formula based on men’s thermal comfort. This gender bias, the authors argue, is wasting energy.
Microsoft has launched the new iteration of Office 2016 and has added some serious collaboration tools to the productivity suite. But enterprises specifically have been gifted some nifty features that will help them manage Office in their complex IT environments.
Google has brought out a ‘block’ feature to its Gmail service which lets users relegate emails from specific people to junk mail hell. If only this was available back in my youth when those annoying “You’re going to die if you don’t forward this to 10 people” chain letter emails were doing the rounds.
Microsoft has developed a number of new updates for its suite of Office apps that take advantage of the enhancements to Apple’s iOS 9, as well as WatchOS 2 and the recently announced iPad Pro. The new features will include multitasking, inking, intelligent search and wireless keyboard support, among many others.