DIY Update

20 11 2018

You might know that the 1st-gen Apple Watch doesn’t get Updates any longer. As a proud owner of this dino I’m quite disappointed that my timekeeper ran out of support after just 3 years whereas my 6s Plus, also born in 2015, still is in Apple’s maintenance cycle.

To be honest, it’s not a problem for me as long as my regularly updated iPhone still is able to communicate with the watch. But if you use non-stock apps on the watch it might happen that they stop running because of higher watchOS requirements.

But wait!

Have a look at my watch.
Yep, you’re right, it got a patch.
If Apple can’t do it you must do it yourself.

So I installed my modified watchOS on my jailbroken timekeeper and it now measures the number of members in my awesome group ‘Apple iThings’ on the next-gen network MeWe.

It would be really great if you would also join my group

My group Apple iThings on MeWe

like many other Google+ refugees already did.

How to join

If you aren’t already on MeWe click on JOIN and fill in the required data. You mustn’t use your real name. Confirm your mail address with the mail you get from MeWe. Download the app and search for the open group “Apple iThings”. Join. That’s it.

Looking forward to meet you on MeWe.





Just 3 years

6 06 2018

The release dates of the first Apple Watch was 3 years ago on April 24, 2015.

iOS 12 will be compatible with the iPhone 5s released on September 20, 2013. iOS 12 will be the OS until September 2019. So the OS compatibility is 6 years.

watchOS 5 doesn’t support my first generation Apple Watch after 3 years already.

Apple, I‘m very much disappointed.





Image Quality and Imagination

17 09 2017

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity which is nearer to the range of luminance experienced through the human visual system. The human eye, through adaptation of the iris and other methods, adjusts constantly to adapt to a broad range of luminance present in the environment. The brain continuously interprets this information so that a viewer can see in a wide range of light conditions.

According to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390 pixel at 326 ppi. The iPhone 6s Plus Retina HD display has a 5.5-inch (diagonal) with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at 401 ppi.

The collage shows zoomed parts of the original image (taken with the iPhone 6s Plus) on the iPhone and the Watch.

The  Watch has a small screen with a limited resolution but I still like it for seamlessly looking at some images of my family, especially my grandchild, wherever I am and whenever I want.

People might say that the quality is poor but in my opinion it’s not the quality of an image but the related imagination which provokes the emotion you are looking for when viewing images. A lack in image quality will be compensated by a considerable increase in imagination.

There is no need to pull out its big brother. Sometimes I also use one of the images stored on my  Watch as a watch face to have that hearty laugh of my young grandchild right on my wrist.

Thanks for 💧ping by.