There is an app for that

24 03 2017

There are three constants in modern life:

Death, Taxes, and iPhone Rumors

Rumors are often exciting news for people following the Cupertino-based tech titan. But at the end of the day only facts count.

As the leading industrial nation the USA developed rules for financial reports which are basically overtaken by other countries (even Germany, the country which is well-known for it’s very special and complex legislation not really understood by normal people). The responsible commission in the USA is the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission). 
The laws and rules that govern the securities industry not only in the United States but also in all other industrialized countries derive from a simple and straightforward concept:

All investors, whether large institutions or private individuals, should have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it, and so long as they hold it.

To achieve this, the SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public.

You aren’t an investor?

That doesn’t matter. Apple’s SEC filings are most often a good reading. Many filings are quite long, others without interesting information. So it’s good to know about some nomenclature for your personal information filter.

More …

About a reliable source of information

You can follow be the app under

SEC Filing Alerts by Luminant Software, Inc

About Apple’s corresponding website


Thanks for reading.


19 03 2017

It was 42C / 108F when I took this photo with my iPhone 6S Plus.

Well done iPhone. Shortly before I took the photo my device stopped working but came back to life after removing Apple’s Silicon Case which seems to hamper heat dissipation.

About the image
Wat Phra That Phanom is the sacred precinct of the Phra That Phanom chedi, located in the Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand. According to legend, this structure contains The Buddha’s breast bone, and as such, it is one of the most important Theravada Buddhist structures in the region.

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A home-made ruler

18 03 2017

If you need the measurements of a small object but your only companion is your smartphone you might remember Apple’s slogan “There’s an app for that. That’s the iPhone. Solving life’s dilemma one app at a time.“. With millions of more or less powerful little helpers replete with useless ad you’ll always find for free what you are looking for.

But wait a second.
You can do it yourself.

1 In the Internet look for an image of a ruler which at least shows up to 122 mm.

2 Open the app PHOTOS and rotate the ruler in a vertical position. Crop the image so that the ruler shows 0 mm to 122 mm for a Plus model or 0 mm to 104 mm for the 4.7″ model.

3 Zoom it so that it exactly fits into your screen.

4 Take a screenshot. It’s your ruler and you didn’t write any line of code to make it work.


If you are the proud mother or father of children facebooking the whole day, ask them how to measure objects without a specialized app. I hope they’ll find a solution otherwise it could become difficult for you to raise interest for being creative instead of consuming facebooks.

Well Steve, not all dilemmas can be solved with an app.

Thanks for reading.

If it’s hot outside

13 03 2017

If you live in a tropical country like me in Thailand, you may be faced with the message shown in the image.
Apple’s Silicon Case is part of the problem because of its limited heat dissipation

The iPhone works fine after removing the case.

Creating a Public Photo Website

10 03 2017

in a jiffy.

Here are the steps to quickly create a public photo website from within your Photos app. People with the link mustn’t have an Apple ID or an Apple device but I’m sure these poor people will take an iPhone into consideration after gaining this experience.

  • Open the app ‘Photos’ and select images.
  • Tap on the action menu bottom left and choose ‘iCloud Photo Sharing’.
  • Choose ‘New Shared Album’.
  • Enter an exciting name for your selection.

In my example it could be the visualization of a Steve Jobs’ quote

“People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

or the wise saying

“At the right moment you have to do what nobody expects.”

  • In the app ‘Photos’ tap on ‘Shared’, tap on the newly created album and then on ‘People’ (bottom right). Activate ‘Public Website’ and you’ll get the link to the mobile-friendly website.

Nice feature, isn’t it?

About the image …

Satya Nadella

Oh, an innovative new monkey dance? That’s definitely a patent infringement. Ballmer should file a lawsuit.

Tim Cook

He found the next Big Thing, a flexible human being.

Steve Jobs

Rot! I’m just acting up.

Here is another nice feature of iOS you might be interested in …

Reply with annotated PDF

Off topic, but still a highlight …
Ballmer’s Monkey Boy Dance
Loving a company isn’t that bad for a CEO.
Doing the right things also!

Ballmer’s Monkey Boy Dance

Enjoy life.
Delight your friends.
Thanks for visiting iNotes4You.

Apples in India

8 03 2017

It is about time.This is to avoid further setbacks when it comes to emerging markets.

In May 2016 Tim Cook visited India for the first time as the head of Apple and met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Well, India is the 2nd largest country in the world (by population) but Apple’s footprint is near to be insectile.

In April 2017 iPhone production will start in India. The company has partnered with Taiwanese WISTRON to assemble iPhones in Bangalore often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India.

More than 100 million smartphones were sold in India in 2016 and the market is expected to grow by 25% in 2017, making India one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world.

Consumers in India need affordable phones, but Apple’s iThings are all premium.

Most smartphones sold in the country are priced around or under $150, with only a fraction of the country’s billion-plus citizens able to afford an iPhone (about 2% market share in 2016).

Additionally there are some barriers to break down.

Assembling and selling iPhones in India could be crucial for Apple, which needs to make its products available at lower price. The Indian government currently imposes heavy taxes on electronic products like smartphones imported to India to encourage local production. So Tim Cook’s efforts are to abide by Narendra Modi-led government’s “Make in India” program.

To solve the first problem, Apple now has resurrected the iPhone 6 in the country, selling a 32GB variant of the 2014 phone through online retailers. This follows the 5S being discontinued in the country with the iPhone 7’s launch.

The iPhone 6, only available in Space Gray, went up for sale on Amazon on Monday. It retails for around 30,000 rupees, which converts to $450. It’s a big reduction from the iPhone 6S, which is priced from $750 in India.

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6 03 2017

Nice Tweet by @AppleSupport, isn’t it?

If you like to learn more about iDevices just follow AppleSupport on Twitter and turn on Notifications. They publish lots of useful information in Twitter-like short posts.

And there’s more. This is what a reader on Google+ commented:

“More than following I’ve tested the support team via twitter and I must say I am really satisfied.”

Thanks for reading.

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