Today is the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which struck the Bay Area during game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and the A’s. (It’s a strange coincidence the Giants are back in the World Series this year, and we just had the strongest quake felt here since 1989 in August.) This news footage from the quake was compiled by the CHP for FEMA. Especially chilling are the scenes of the car driving off the Bay Bridge and the attempted rescue of drivers trapped under the collapsed Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland. It’s worth 20 of your time today.

I joined the much hyped new social network, Ello,  today. Now what?

I’ve been testing apps that sync with the new iOS 8 Health. Health is a hub for storing and visualizing all the data that your various health apps collect. I’d like to track my daily steps, cycling, food intake, 7 minute workouts (ha, I’m lazy!), and sleep data. However, there isn’t a single app yet that can do all of that, so I have to use a combination. So far Up by Jawbone appears to be the best overall HealthKit compatible app. It doesn’t require any Jawbone hardware unless you want to track sleep.

I’ve been testing apps that sync with the new iOS 8 Health. Health is a hub for storing and visualizing all the data that your various health apps collect. I’d like to track my daily steps, cycling, food intake, 7 minute workouts (ha, I’m lazy!), and sleep data. However, there isn’t a single app yet that can do all of that, so I have to use a combination. So far Up by Jawbone appears to be the best overall HealthKit compatible app. It doesn’t require any Jawbone hardware unless you want to track sleep.