iPhone Photography Award

27 06 2017

The iPhone transformed photography from a hobby to a part of everyday life …

(Image credit Time)

“Smartphones, along with their attendant photo-editing apps, put good cameras in everybody’s pockets and we all became prolific photographers. The simultaneous rise of social media platforms, in turn, gave us a place and a reason to post our photos.
In 2017 1.2 trillion digital photos will be taken worldwide, and most of those — 85 percent — will be taken on phones, according to market research firm KeyPoint Intelligence (formerly known as InfoTrends). That’s up from the 400 billion digital photos taken in 2011.”

iPhone Photography Award

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iTunes on an iPad?

24 06 2017

Hey Apple.

I have an iPhone and I’d like to buy your new iPad Pro (“Pro” stands for “Professional”, right?).

How can I Restore/Recover/Backup my iPhone with iTunes on an iPad?

Thanks for any help.

It started with …

21 06 2017

“an iPod, a phone and an Internet communicator… and we are calling it iPhone”.
(Steve Jobs in 2007)

Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything not only the way people use mobile devices but also the strategy of a company.

More …

Apple’s Growth

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It brings you back where you came from

20 06 2017

There’s a small but extremely powerful ARROW on Windows 10 mobile devices.

Sadly it’s not available on devices running iOS. Apple should offer this feature as well. As far as I know it won’t be available in iOS 11.

Wherever you are, tapping on the arrow brings you back to the screen where you came from. No need to go back to the Multitasking View, wait for the app the refresh its data and choose the function you recently used.
And there’s more I’m still waiting for since 5 years: a clipboard with more than just one entry.

And there’s more I’m still waiting for since 5 years:

a clipboard with more than just one entry.

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Did Steve already had a vision of an Apple Watch?

5 06 2017

First launched in April 2015 the Apple Watch recently celebrated its second birthday. A failed product like some publishing media predicted? Certainly not.

Apple has made fashion and design a key cornerstone of its existence, but regarding the Watch it seems not to be the main reason why they created this product.

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs developed pancreatic cancer in 2004. He then spent a great deal of time with doctors and the healthcare system until his death in 2011. While that personal health journey had a great impact on Jobs personally, it turns out that it affected Apple’s top management as well.

According to Jony Ive, the Apple Watch project was first touted shortly after Steve Jobs passed away in 2011. Jobs and others took on the task of trying to bring some digital order to various aspects of the healthcare system, especially the connection between patients, their data, and their healthcare providers.

Today we hear about a further step in Apple’s engagement in the healthcare system, a task Jobs gave the company before he died. For certain people with diabetes, the biggest innovation may be a single app: Dexcom’s Share2, which displays glucose data on the watch.

The Apple Watch’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) app is a milestone and will make diabetes more mainstream – and show the tech community that people with diabetes are eager to embrace advances in diabetes technology.

Here’s how it works: A Dexcom sensor with a hair-thin wire is placed just under the skin. A transmitter clips to it and sends glucose data via Bluetooth to the Dexcom CGM receiver, which then passes the information to an iPhone. From there, the data is sent to the watch through the Share2 app.

And while Apple’s products define Jobs’ legacy, it may turn out that his and Apple’s greatest contribution may be to bring greater order to conditions of health.

Stay healthy.

Unboxing the iPhone

1 06 2017

It doesn’t take a long time until fireworks are set off again. For fanboys it’s like sparking an owl, for others unboxing videos are just a temporary emotional eruption without any added value.

Martin Lindstrom, author of Buyology – How Everything We Believe About Why We Buy Is Wrong – is an expert in neuro-marketing, “where science and marketing meet”. He claims the unboxing phenomenon is a result of so-called Mirror Neurons.

“Mirror neurons mean basically, that when I observe other people doing things, I feel that I am doing the same,” he explains. “When I scratch my head, and you watch me doing it, the same regions in your brain will be activated as would be if you were actually scratching your head.”

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy
(published October 2008) is a bestselling book by Martin Lindstrom, in which he analyzes what makes people buy.

Apples products and packaging is mass produced. The company sells millions of products but even though they are mass produced, the packaging doesn’t look like a box just needed to protect a product on its way to the customers. You feel like you’re holding a quality product, hand-made for you, even when you open the box. If you take out a new iPhone or iPad the packaging then seems to be the perfect lid line of your purchase.

Apple’s packaging is brilliant and a lesson for packaging design.

Back to the topic. Unboxing a high-quality product can also be seen as *geek porn*. It’s similar to an experience you have in a strip club. It’s stuff that you’re lusting over – you possibly can’t have it, but you want it.

Anyway, have a nice time in all the Apple related Google+ communities which again will turn into strip clubs after Tim let the cat out of the bag. When the first excitement is over, check your requirements first if you are a normal user to avoid buying a pig in a poke. But if you are a fanboy make a confirmed reservation for a seat in front of an Apple Store to get your device as early as possible.

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Apple’s lesson for packaging design …

About Packaging

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31 05 2017

Isn’t it reassuring to know that your smart phone runs iOS and doesn’t need an antivirus tool?

Thanks, Apple.

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