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.

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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.

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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What’s up in Fall 2017?

27 02 2017

Here’s a prediction and my secret hope.

Now waiting for Tim Cook on stage.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

22 02 2017

Apple’s anniversary iPhone coming in fall 2017 will reportedly bring key technical upgrades including an innovative 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

According to KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo the FaceTime camera will sport an infrared transmitting and receiving module.

The new system will enable the forward facing camera to accomplish 3D sensing and modeling. This will be available for a range of unique use cases, including replacing the head of a character in a 3D game, or taking a 3D selfie.

Of course, such a system could also allow an advanced biometric authentication in that the fingerprint scanning is combined with face recognition giving some kind of 2-Step Amuthentication for device unlocking and payment release.

It will even work with monozygotic and dizygotic twins. They may look like Tweedeldum and Tweedledee but their fingerprints are formed semi-randomly as the foetus develops in the womb and are affected by such things as chance fluctuations of hormone levels. Similarly, the pattern of freckles and moles on the skin is caused by random mutations and will vary between identical twins.

Face recognition can only be used to build up more secure multimodal biometric systems which use multiple sensors or biometrics to overcome the limitations of unimodal biometric systems. It can’t entirely replace other techniques.

Hardware does the first step, software the more important second step to identify a person in that it provides algorithms to interpret the data and compare it with a reference image. This can be done accurately or more superficially.

Back to Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
There should always be an option to use a highly secure password to confirm critical actions. The two will learn not to use their birthday.

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Fingerprint Technology

Facial Recognition

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Lock Screen

12 02 2017

In case you lose your phone and you’re still lucky because an honest guy finds it he easily can contact you via this Lock Screen.

You can create your own individual wallpaper with an image of your choice and e.g. Apple’s app KEYNOTE. Add the image and the text to a slide, take a screenshot and assign it as the wallpaper for your Lock Screen.

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Creating collages

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