Not that big deal

23 08 2016

9,943 € for ETIHAD vs 745 € for Apple

For a One-Way-Ticket from Dusseldorf (GER) to Bangkok (THA) with stopover in Abu Dhabi you have to pay about 513 € (571 US$). The total flight time for 10,000 km (6214 miles) is 12h 35min. 

To get the iPhone 6S 16GB as an ETIHAD Airways Reward you have to fly 120,435 miles which is 193,821 km or 19.3821 flights from DUS via AUH to BKK. So the total costs for tickets is about 9,943 € (11,070 US$) and the price of an iPhone 6S 16 GB is 745 € (829 US$) in the German Apple Store. 

Not included is the labor costs of your working time when flying 244 h out of office hours.
As a direct consequence of this calculation you should buy at the Apple Store and enjoy the spicy food in Thailand during holidays.

More about flights on your iPhone

Flight Tracking

Flight Tracking 5 by Mobiata

Test Flight by Apple

Happy landing.





GPS Coordinates in Contacts

15 08 2016

It might seem like GPS coordinates can be added to a contact on the iPhone. When tapping a pin in Apple’s app Maps iOS provides the options Create New Contact and Add to Existing Contact.

The reality is that Contacts only supports storing addresses, not GPS coordinates. The location that’s actually stored in the Contacts app will not be accurate unless the GPS coordinates can be associated with an address.
This means that if the location is in a rural area or somewhere that doesn’t have an address that the Contacts app can identify, it will point to a different place. This can be miles away from your original pin location.

Poor.

In my humble opinion it cannot be called a feature but a BUG. So the address can only be used for postal purposes but in many cases not for localization.

But there is a solution using Google Maps.
Just follow these 3 steps.

1  Enter the GPS coordinates
e.g. 16.474533,102.897000
in Google Maps as the start point and a slightly modified address (last digit)
e.g. 16.474533,102.897001
as the endpoint of a route.

2  Tap on the actions menu (top right),
choose SHARE DIRECTIONS and then COPY.

3  Google Maps returns an URL
to the clipboard that you can insert in an URL field of Apple’s app Contacts.

Now you just have to tap on the URL in the contact to show a place’s exact location in Google Maps.

Apple Maps vs Google Maps …

Apple still has to do much work … and that’s putting it mildly. Let’s say it with Eddy Cue (SVP Internet Software and Services):

“There’s an evolving range of issues that customers have raised that we haven’t addressed, but we’d like to address.”

More …

Learning from Apple’s failures

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Workforce Management

2 08 2016

using the latest build of Microsoft Dynamics

UWP saves workforce
Saved workforce saves energy
Saved energy keeps the planet green
or
Are there other reasons for Microsoft’s decisions?

“It began in mid-2014 when the company announced plans to cut 18,000 of its workers by the end of June 2015. In July 2015, Microsoft revealed another set of job cuts, affecting 7,800 more of its employees. In October, Microsoft confirmed it had made more reductions in its workforce, which were rumored to have affected 1,000 more team members. With the announcement in May 2016 and the SEC-filing of July, Microsoft has confirmed plans to lay off 4,700 more workers.”

I feel with all people losing their job and hope they will find new ones to earn their living and support their families.

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I feel good

30 07 2016

Why?

Well, I’m not working on Windows phones.

Come on Microsoft, we like competition.

You did and still do a brilliant job in other tech areas and I’m sure you are able to transform your phones into smart phones as well.





Currency for Apple Watch

24 07 2016

Jeffrey Grossman offers a powerful yet simple currency converter for iOS and watchOS devices. 


Install it on your iPhone, go to the Watch app and activate “Show App on Apple Watch“. I additionally activated “Show in Glances” and put it in the first position for faster access while shopping. On the watch I only have to swipe up to instantly use the converter.

The app is a perfect daily little helper when traveling abroad or find out the right point in time to transfer money.

Perfect?
No, because like any other currency app I know so far it doesn’t offer an alarm setting for currency rates moving out of defined limits.

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New or Money Back

23 07 2016

Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

“A class action suit filing in California complains that refurbished service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

The class action suit, filed Wednesday, takes offense to Apple replacing damaged devices with refurbished devices. Specifically mentioned, the suit is over the clause in the AppleCare Plus contract documents stating that devices replaced under the program are equivalent to new in performance and reliability.”
(Mike Wuerthele, ai)


Apple, you have to follow rules like any other company.

Here’s a serious saying of Niccolo Machiavelli valid also for responsible people in Cupertino:

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Do not fight against commonly accepted customer rights.

Thanks for visiting iNotes4You.com.





It takes some time

22 07 2016

Cobbler, stick to your trade.

Apple Car rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in Project Titan.

Well, it needs more than just some innovative ideas to bring a car successfully to the market.


So if you’ve got your eye on a new Mustang, Model S, or Porsche go ahead and pull the trigger.

More …

About the reasons for the delay

About my doubts

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