The Control Center

26 09 2016

which urgently needs improvements.

30% – 50% of the Control Center’s area (depending on the display Mode) is useless for me personally and I’m sure for many other users as well.

I do not use

AirPlay, AirDrop, Night Shift

but I would like to have an On/Off control for the cellular data connection. A smartphone is a personal device and so users do have their very personal preferences. The OS should reflect this fact.  

Apple, why is the Control Center in iOS 10 still not configurable? 

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The Watch

25 09 2016

An innovative product is only born if it provides space for essential improvements in the future.

Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.
(Tim Cook)

It needs a close look on and into products to see innovative steps which, in some cases, are only laid out. If the basis already includes technically feasible visions, the new product usually can be seen as an example for innovation.

Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show.


Apple Watch Series 2

About Innovation

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Camera technology

20 09 2016

Young bananas

This shot was taken with an iPhone 6S Plus in my garden in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

It’s amazing to see the result of innovative camera and camera software development.


iPhone 7 Camera Description

for more details about Apple’s latest stage of development.

Hey Microsoft

20 09 2016

I gave you 9 months to present a most widely bug-free OS for my Lumia with an exciting UI.

But you failed.

So you lost one more customer and I’m quite sure that your reaction would be a simple MEH if you would read my post.

In remembrance I took this last photo from the lock screen with an iPhone 6S Plus. Dear Lumia, you won’t be unlocked any longer. Feel well in the trash can.

To be fair, I love Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft Surface

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Welcome to the iOS family 

16 09 2016

iOS 10
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

See this concept map (created with the app INSPIRATION on an iPhone 6S Plus) which shows all iOS versions in relation to all iPhone models on which they can be installed.

It started with compatibility to 2 models. Since iOS 6 the installation on the actual model and 3 predecessors is supported. With iOS 7 and 8 Apple’s mobile OS is ready to install on 5 models. iOS 10 now supports 7 iPhone iterations and these iPad models: iPad Pro 12.9″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2.



Some people argue that less fragmentation isn’t as important as Apple officials tell us on the company’s yearly events. Well, stats about iPhone device share (Localytica, 2016) tell us that usually more than 60% of iOS users are on older devices (with a higher percentage for the iPad) but like to benefit from improved OS versions. This is proofed by extremely high adoption rates (about 80%).

Alan Kay is one of the key people who have shaped the way we are using computers today. He can be seen as the key scientist behind the graphical user interface and the object-oriented programming. Regarding Apple’s success the most important thing Steve Jobs overtook from Alan Kay was the belief that

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Jobs made it to one of the core principles of Apple.

Less fragmentation is just one of the benefits Apple brings to its customers and it’s possible because they build both, hardware and software. Customers love the durability of their iPhones giving them an extraordinary resale value. Beside customers thousands of happy developers can see their apps running on old iPhone young timers, a not to be underestimated economic factor.
Of course not all features of updated operating systems are available for older devices. 3D-Touch for example needed a new touch screen technology.

Anyway …

“There is a huge difference between market share of units and usage share. We’re about selling the best and having the best experience and having the happiest customers. Happy generally means using more.”
(Tim Cook)

Start being creative. Read about the app


if you are interested in creating awesome infographics.

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Every app is an iLand

12 09 2016

iOS makes your iThing a high security zone

If you ever used a Windows computer you were faced with the problem of registry growth and fragmentation. Your PC accretes more and more into the registry and file system over time leading to Windows rot. Also, as every one of us has experienced – consumers and developers – a true 100% uninstall is almost impossible to do. You’re left with files and registry junk and other bits all over your system.

It might be interesting to learn about a completely different organization of apps you install on a device running Apple’s mobile operating system iOS. It limits your options to handle files but it levels up security. Don’t bother about bad guys. 

Every app is an iLand

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When sales people run tech giants it’s over

4 09 2016

Steve Jobs once told us …

I have my own theory about why the decline happens at companies like IBM or Microsoft. The company does a great job, innovates and becomes a monopoly or close to it in some field, and then the quality of the product becomes less important. The product starts valuing the great salesmen, because they’re the ones who can move the needle on revenues, not the product engineers and designers. So the salespeople end up running the company.

(“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson)

For many well-known companies it’s all about market share. For Apple it’s all about added value not only from an operational point of view. Apple as the most prominent tech giant proofs that top designed products (as seen from inside and outside) increase desirability and desirability always goes along with profitability. 

Engineers have to focus on both, hardware and software, and keep these components harmonized. Salespeople should just support the company’s vision with sophisticated spots, without hammering specs into the heads of people. A bunch of loyal customers will be the reward.

Have a look at my mind map to learn more about Steve’s business philosophy which in my opinion coincides with that of Tim Cook.


Leadership Lessons

Walter Isaacson
Author of “Steve Jobs”, “Einstein: His Life and Universe”, “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life”, and more

Isaacson enjoyed unprecedented access to Steve Jobs, drawing on over forty exclusive interviews with the tech icon.

Learn More Read Less quicklet on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson by Hagana Kim

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