31 05 2016

ADHD isn’t the label of an innovative new processor.

It means Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it seems to become a new kind of disease propagating throughout the world and caused by mobile devices.

Making an eye contact is replaced by intense usage of screens, audio notifications, and administrative tasks making sure that the mobile device receives every bit created in the digital world.

If we are focused on more essential things and are looking for something that makes our lives easier then the Apple Watch doesn’t really fit into our bag of e-loot. Not now. Maybe never because our eyes and our fingers won’t mutate into useful tools for taking control over a smart watch.

So my opinion is …

The Apple Watch is just another electronic device which is on the way to take control of our daily life in a way that we listen to the device and more often forget those humans around us.

More …

A Sad Reason

It’s almost high noon. Mothers and fathers: Keep yourself and your young smombies healthy.

Pay attention to your communication partner. Your heart should be your processor not the one in your mobile device.

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R.I.P. Windows Phone

26 05 2016

Microsoft’s sad business

,,We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation – with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same. We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.”

(Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft)

This is a nice synonym for “It’s over now.“.

The shot shows Microsoft Lumias buried alive by VIPs during the G7 Summit 2016 in Japan.

Maybe there is still a ray of hope.

More …

It’s over now

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Sorry to all Microsoft fans, a bit humor should be allowed.

Virtual Reality

23 05 2016

Apple is rumored to build a car (or more likely to develop car technology, eg autonomous driving). Google already tested autonomous driving with the ugliest looking car I’ve ever seen.  

So, what’s going on in the USA?

Are Apple and Google on the way to change the way we move from A to B?

California might be the epicenter of e-technology but southern Germany is still the heart of c-technology with Daimler Benz, Porsche, Audi, and BMW as the most prominent companies with excellent engineers, a worldwide infrastructure, an excellent reputation, decades of experience, and a significant position in the fastest growing market, China.

It needs much more than just some innovative ideas to bring a car successfully on the road.

No chance for newcomers to overtake established car manufacturers with experiences made in more than a century. 
Country-specific regulations, complex supply chains, sophisticated production engineering, crash testing, spare parts supply over decades, widespread sales and maintenance networks etc will make it a quite expensive adventure to get out of a minor role in the market of 4-wheel mobiles. History shows us that all attempts ended in a niche or a financial disaster. 

Whatever Apple’s R&D creates, who will be the partner to let the ideas move on the roads?

Some facts …

About the technolgy

Audi piloted driving

An opinion I totally agree with …

No Apple Car Any Time Soon

Thanks for reading and please keep in mind …

Think before you drive.
Don’t use your iThing in 4-wheel mobiles.

There should be an app for that

19 05 2016

Here is another comparison between my preferred iPhone and the Lumia I purchased to see what’s going on with Microsoft’s mobile development (if there is one).

Nowadays mobile devices can be located, erased and set into lost mode if they have been registered.

Apple offers a pre-installed app (Find my iPhone) whereas Microsoft devices have to be accessed via a browser. If 2-Step Verification is turned on you first have to generate a code before you can open the website to view and manage your account details.

So much for
It just works
from Microsoft’s point of view.

This could be much easier if Microsoft would offer an app for that like Apple does. An app is faster, more secure than a web-based access, doesn’t need a code for 2-Step Verification, allows to seamlessly track a device by frequently updating its location, etc.

I would like to have an app for that on my Lumia 550 running Windows 10.


When you first get your Windows Phone, there are two settings which should be turned on. Go to Settings – Update & Security – Find My Phone. Turn on (1) Save my device’s location periodically and (2) Save my devices location more frequently.

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Advantage Apple

10 05 2016

The FTC and FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates.

“Consumers may be left unprotected, for long periods of time or even indefinitely, by any delays in patching vulnerabilities once they are discovered.”

Mainly there are two reasons for delayed security updates from the customer’s point of view:

(1) OS providers aren’t ready with fixing the vulnerability 

(2) You are the proud owner of one of the 18k different Android-based devices.

It’s all about fragmentation.

Fixing bugs is a complicated business. You have to test with multiple operating system versions, hardware vendor interface layers, hardware configurations, and network capabilities. The testing matrix for Android-based devices can be a serious challenge, impacting your product’s quality, time-to-market, and in the end, profitability.

That fragmentation is tough on developers, the folks who make apps you love. When you’re making software for so many devices, it’s difficult to make sure your app works well for each unique piece of hardware. It’s part of the reason why Android still tends to get updates much later than iOS does.

Once the updated OS is out it can be installed on up to 5 generations of iOS devices with different processors. See the iPhone 4S (released in October 2011) which can get iOS 9. This will remain a dream for people using Android-based devices.

The whole story …

FTC and FCC want to know more …

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iPhone, the most influential gadget

9 05 2016

According to the TIME  (May 3, 2016) it’s Apple’s iPhone.

With the iPhone SE Apple released its 13th model and it seems to be a beast amongst all other family members.

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.

(Steve Jobs)

It’s not only the hardware which makes a device successful. The environment is an essential part of product acceptance and success. It’s the All-In-One idea with the one and only key to open the doors, the Apple ID.
Think of it like this …

You order the latest Porsche 911 GT 3, for sure the company’s flagship. It’s delivered to a place about 250 miles south-west of India. I’m talking about one of the 1192 islands of the Republic of the Maldives. Your GT 3 is powered by a 475 hp engine and runs about 195 mph. Unfortunately the island is just about 500 ft in diameter and so I’m sure you won’t need one of the implemented airbags, the anti-skid breaking system, or any other innovative feature.

It’s the environment, the ecosystem, which makes the iPhone as powerful as it is seen today pulling millions of people into it and helping businesses to communicate securely with the most advanced OS in the market. Beside the internet (strange, but true, not provided by Apple) it’s the App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and more wherein an iPhone feels well and with it its customers.

Sources …

Speed test

50 most influential gadgets

Steve’s masterpiece

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Territorial Losses

6 05 2016

It’s no secret that Apple wants a bigger piece of the enterprise market and these kinds of agreements help solidify their enterprise position and drive Apple hardware sales inside companies that were traditionally PC shops — and hence more often considered Microsoft territory.

Now Apple is in close partnership with IBM (2014), CISCO (2015), and SAP (2016).

Strategic Partnerships …

In 2014 Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership aiming to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change. With IBM’s unparalleled industry expertise, businesses can take the first step in empowering their workforce through mobile technology. These apps, exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, give enterprises a simple way to solve workflow and role-specific challenges, while transforming industries from the ground up.

But there are also setbacks …

The Indian government doesn’t allow the import of refurbished iPhones. The main reason for not granting the application is that it will confront the, ’Make in India’ initiative and burden the country with electronic waste. 
China’s government is always good for surprises. Apple finds itself in new heat with Chinese regulators. News surfaced that its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies services were suspended in the country at the request of government regulators. The services opened in the country just six months ago, with the blessing of the authorities.

About the map …

A SWOT analysis is used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in a business venture. It’s used in any decision-making situation when a desired end-state has been defined.

SWOTs may look completely different if created from external or involved people.

The changes I made after March 2015:

  • New partnership Apple – CISCO
  • New partnership Apple – SAP
  • New customer demographic
  • New Apple car technology
  • T->O Online music market
  • New Diversification of product line-up
  • Regulations in fast growing markets

Related …

IBM MobileFirst

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