9 10 2016

It happens not only with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices. So it’s good to know more about your smartphone’s energy pack.

If a Li-ion battery overheats, hisses or bulges, immediately move the device away from flammable materials and place it on a non-combustible surface. If at all possible, remove the battery and put it outdoors to burn out.

A small Li-ion fire can be handled like any other combustible fire. For best result use a foam extinguisher, CO2, ABC dry chemical, powdered graphite, copper powder or soda (sodium carbonate). If the fire occurs in an airplane cabin, the FAA instructs flight attendants to use water or soda pop. Water-based products are most readily available and are appropriate since Li-ion contains very little lithium metal that reacts with water. Water also cools the adjacent area and prevents the fire from spreading. Research laboratories and factories also use water to extinguish Li-ion battery fires.

More …

Li-Ion Batteries

Safety Concerns

Take care and thanks for reading.

No, it’s not true that I took this photo of a burning Note 7 with my iPhone 6S Plus.

Good Vibrations

4 10 2016

Haptic feedback provides a tactile response, such as a tap, that draws attention and reinforces both actions and events.
While some people dislike haptics, the vibrations give you a strong acknowledgement that your touch has registered so you don’t have to tap twice.

Developers can use feedback generators to add their own feedback to custom views and controls.

Notes …

The most common vibration motor found in the modern day smartphone is what is known as an Eccentric Rotating Mass (ERM) vibration motor, an unbalanced mass on the driveshaft of an electric motor.

Linear Resonant Actuator (LRA) is a new type of vibrator unit which has recently been adopted into smartphones. It uses a completely different mechanism compared to ERM. A spring keeps a central mass under slight tension. There is a neodymium magnet attached to the mass that sits in a voice coil, which controls the oscillation of the magnet through electromagnetic signals. The general shape is similar to that of a small button cell.

Both ERM and LRA vibrators convert electricity into kinetic energy via electromagnetism. LRA has a few advantages over ERM: it uses less energy when vibrating and has a lower latency between turning on and actually producing a vibration.

But …

Good Vibrations by CA’s Beach Boys

are much better than everything a sophisticated taptic engine ever can generate.

Thanks for visiting iNotes4You.

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.

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.

Thanks for surfing by.

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.

The iWheel

15 07 2016

Did you ever use an iPhone in a tropical country like Thailand (ประเทศไทย)?

The country is well-known for its excellent spicy food but also a challenge when it comes to touch screens.

Clammy fingers are like brakes when using gestures like drag, flick or pinch.
That’s definitely the most annoying bug in the design of bio-machines like human beings and there is no update available.

So …

The next iPhone should come with the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch for navigating, scrolling, and accessing the multitasking view.


It’s a matter of degrees

Thanks for dropping by.

I got goose bumps

27 06 2016

the first time I saw this historic event.


Well, the reason might be that I started to learn about computers by using punch cards. So these micro machines are still miracles for me.

Sad to say that smartphones today cause lots of accidents and are responsible for wrong posture, destroying the ability to focus, straining the eyes. Becoming addicted to a phone has become a condition that experts now call: ”Nomophobia” (no-mobile-phone-phobia). It’s not limited to the hardcore Wall Street types with their “crackberries” though.

Things do not happen.
Things are made to happen.

(John F. Kennedy)

Steve Jobs provides business leaders with a perfect template of how to deliver expertly tailored rhetoric.

The late Apple boss was a master of the art of effective and persuasive speaking, employing various strategies to adapt to differing scenarios and situations, while still delivering a constant message, according to Loizos Heracleous and Laura Klaering, of Warwick Business School.


Reckoning out Jobs’ talent

See how the most influential gadget of all times (Time, May 3, 2016) was introduced by the most influential entertainer in the valley. 

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone
(14 min of January 9, 2007)

Thanks for reading.

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