Using the Mini vMac emulator, developer Nick Lee was able to run Mac OS 7.5.5 on his Apple Watch with watchOS 2. An accompanying video showcases the surprisingly snappy performance of the legacy desktop OS on the watch wearable.
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The Coppell Gazette reports that Apple and IBM have been working on a “Student Achievement App” aimed at educators. Representatives from both companies attended a meeting of the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees to discuss the solution, which will provide teachers with “actionable intelligence on a per-student basis.” The app will reportedly run on Apple hardware exclusively.
A pilot program is scheduled to roll out in 2016 and include US school districts, including Coppell, Texas.
Our take on the news…
Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined Weibo, a microblogging service by China’s Sina Corp. The service has 200 million active users and, as of this writing, Cook’s verified account has over 320,000 followers.
Cook’s sign-up happens just as Apple has announced great progress towards its environmental initiatives in China, which is a very big market for the company.
I wonder if Weibo has a fail whale
Apple has greatly advanced its environmental initiatives in China, including the creation and management of one million acres of responsibly-managed forest.
The forest project is a partnership between Apple and World Wildlife Fund China, which represents another step towards Apple’s goal of having a net-zero impact on the world’s virgin fiber.
Apple is also building a 40-megawatt solar farm in Sichuan Province, which will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 61,000 Chinese homes.
Apple has produced a video highlighting its recent and ongoing efforts to become a more environmentally-friendly company. The video shows a solar farm that’s being built in China to power the company’s corporate and retail locations throughout the country, as well as a water-powered data farm in Oregon.
Apple’s “Spring Forward” Watch event will begin in just a few hours, and an “Apple Events” channel on Apple TV will let you stream it live.
The new channel, which Apple busts out to live stream select media events, will appear automatically on your Apple TV. If you aren’t seeing, go to the device’s settings screen and restart it.