I'm going to say something good about this handbook for a change of tone.
Imagine an area of work that you have no idea about. Let's say Aerospace. If someone put together a set of links and categorized the stuff you need to learn to be able to work in the field, it is immensely useful since the simple listing of the things you need to learn about itself is a learning. A 0 to 1 bit flip. Though this post is not a highly curated handbook, it educates you on what you should Google about. That is a huge win by itself.
About a year and a half ago I started piecing together what I needed to know to get a job as a Front end dev. Spent tons of time spinning my wheels. Looking at this now that I have my first job, it would have helped a lot as far as knowing what I had to learn and how it all relates.
Probably doesn't work anymore, as conradev notes, applications used to have clipboard access when running from the background (so after TTL expires 1password could go in, check if clipboard data was still the password and remove it even if not active) but that's not the case in ios9, only the currently active application can access the clipboard. So unless apple added TTL to clipboard items (which UIPasteboard's documentation doesn't indicate) it won't work anymore.
If solar is really that viable of an option, India should be investing a lot in this research. Power is a huge problem there. 24 hours of power supply is a luxury even in top cities. Small industries in rural parts operate around availability of power. There are a lot of wins here. And guess what, there is a lot of sunlight in major parts of the country throughout the year.
Two things to consider before pulling the yet-another-js-framework card:
1. Do you have hundreds of developers working on a big application? If not this is not for you. Move on.
2. Have you seen what it does? Is it a whole new paradigm of MV*? Do you really have to rewrite your angular/ember/react application? From the docs and code you could clearly see it is not heavy weight at all. It is simply a framework that helps you organize your code into modules especially when disparate teams are working on a single app.
This is a framework that has been tested in productions and found useful at Box for over a 1.5 years. Don't be too quick to dismiss things. I think there is a place for frameworks like this for complex web applications.
But almost always the module or service that you work on relies on other services and datastores. boot2docker can help you pull down an entire stack to your workstation and not rely on connecting to an external network. You can essentially work on Airplane mode.
I think the reason Apple didn't market this to us is iWatch and the lack of third party integration as of now. They might be wanting to show this off as part of iWatch integration or let the third party apps do the marketing.
They were supposed to have tons of 3rd party apps at launch, but they found some sort of (presumedly security) bug in the release build and had to pull/prevent apps from integrating when iOS 8 launched. There was even a feature area on the iOS App Store but it was quickly removed.
This was fixed in iOS 8.0.1, but that caused connectivity problems on the 6 and 6+.
Now with 8.0.2 things are finally ready, but now the apps aren't out or approved, so things aren't ready yet. Sadly this whole thing has been kind of a mess. I remember reading some 3rd parties scrambled to get an update out for the iPhone 6 and 6+ that disabled the Health functionality since Apple was temporarily rejecting apps due to the bug. I've seen a handful of commercials on TV already.
Sadly none of this has gone smoothly. I imagine in the next week or two we'll see the 'real' roll out. Maybe they'll make a big push again when they turn on Apple Pay.