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

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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)

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31 05 2016

ADHD isn’t the label of an innovative new processor.

It means Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it seems to become a new kind of disease propagating throughout the world and caused by mobile devices.

Making an eye contact is replaced by intense usage of screens, audio notifications, and administrative tasks making sure that the mobile device receives every bit created in the digital world.

If we are focused on more essential things and are looking for something that makes our lives easier then the Apple Watch doesn’t really fit into our bag of e-loot. Not now. Maybe never because our eyes and our fingers won’t mutate into useful tools for taking control over a smart watch.

So my opinion is …

The Apple Watch is just another electronic device which is on the way to take control of our daily life in a way that we listen to the device and more often forget those humans around us.

More …

A Sad Reason

It’s almost high noon. Mothers and fathers: Keep yourself and your young smombies healthy.

Pay attention to your communication partner. Your heart should be your processor not the one in your mobile device.

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iPhone, the most influential gadget

9 05 2016

According to the TIME  (May 3, 2016) it’s Apple’s iPhone.

With the iPhone SE Apple released its 13th model and it seems to be a beast amongst all other family members.

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.

(Steve Jobs)

It’s not only the hardware which makes a device successful. The environment is an essential part of product acceptance and success. It’s the All-In-One idea with the one and only key to open the doors, the Apple ID.
Think of it like this …

You order the latest Porsche 911 GT 3, for sure the company’s flagship. It’s delivered to a place about 250 miles south-west of India. I’m talking about one of the 1192 islands of the Republic of the Maldives. Your GT 3 is powered by a 475 hp engine and runs about 195 mph. Unfortunately the island is just about 500 ft in diameter and so I’m sure you won’t need one of the implemented airbags, the anti-skid breaking system, or any other innovative feature.

It’s the environment, the ecosystem, which makes the iPhone as powerful as it is seen today pulling millions of people into it and helping businesses to communicate securely with the most advanced OS in the market. Beside the internet (strange, but true, not provided by Apple) it’s the App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and more wherein an iPhone feels well and with it its customers.

Sources …

Speed test

50 most influential gadgets

Steve’s masterpiece

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It’s all about preferences

19 04 2016

After purchasing my iPhone 6S Plus I sold my iPad 3 because I can do all the things I want to do with the bigger screen size of the 6S Plus. Even collages and concept maps can be done on the 5.5″ screen. 

My wife likes the small screen size of the 5 because it fully fits her needs when using Facebook’s Messenger to contact her family in Thailand, making phone calls, or checking the latest news of her friends on Facebook. She now is on the SE mainly because of the Touch ID, a more powerful battery, and a drastically increased performance. 

Both devices have been easily restored from backups of it’s predecessors (my iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 of my wife) within some minutes. 

Family Sharing is working perfectly and saves a lot of money. Not to talk about the resale price which was 150€ for my 64 GB iPhone 4S (bought in Oct 2011) and 100€ for the 16 GB iPhone 5 (bought in Sep 2012).
These are just some reasons why we prefer Apple products.

“Quality is more important than quantity.”

“You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”

Steve Jobs

More about this awesome device …

About the iPhone

Family Sharing

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3D Touch

13 04 2016

After using my iPhone 6S Plus for some months I’m quite disappointed regarding one of the highlights Apple announced last year.

3D Touch is definitely not that big thing.

I never really know in which context an app supports 3D Touch. Also, there are lots of useless applications of this technology, e.g. 3D Touch on Apple’s app Apple Store. Shopping, Accessories, Stores, and Orders are the functionalities in the context menu.
Does Apple really think that I will use these functionalities more than once or twice a year? So where’s the benefit for me to use 3D Touch instead of just open the app and navigate through it.

Another example is the Google+ app. Does Google really think that “Create Post” function is a frequently used feature for the majority of members?

I admit that there are also useful implementations like 3D Touch for Apple’s Mail app. But do we really have to pay for a high tech touch screen albeit a long press would do it also?
3D Touch? I personally don’t give a damn. I just want more energy to let my device live longer.

More …

Troubles with 3D Touch

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