An ancient design masterpiece

6 04 2017

“I’ll be back”

is a catchphrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which he first used in his role as the title character from the science fiction film The Terminator.


Now it’s time to get back an iPhone fully made of glass like the iPhone 4, a design masterpiece first launched in 2010 with the slogan “This changes everything. Again.”

Are you also excited to see an anniversary model with a glass backside which changes everything one more time in that it supports wireless charging?

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Designed by Apple in California

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Bad Boys

4 04 2017

Strong efforts have to be undertaken to secure data in the digital world. Even your identity can be countermined if you think about a hacked social media account where a bad guy publishes using your name.


Sometimes hackers behave like terrorists and try to destroy everything they are able to. A victim could suffer humiliation, identity theft, and lifetime suspension from services and social networks.

So turn on 2-Factor Authentication.

2-Factor Authentication means “something you know” (like a password) and “something you have” (like a smartphone). Once you activated 2-Factor Authentication you have to use both, your password and an authorized device to sign in. To increase usability Apple as well as Google let you authorize a device to not asking for an authentication code again.

With 2-Factor Authentication security is drastically increased but not perfect at all. The only way to further increase the level is to use biometric identifiers (like a fingerprint) which are actually not supported for mobile devices. A standardized solution implemented in all operating systems would be a great step forward.

Many authentication processes could be made much more easier if “something you are” (fingerprint, iris) would replace “something you know” and it would increase security drastically if all these three methods are combined to identify yourself.

Regarding codes for 2-Factor Authentication …

There is an app for that. It’s AUTHY.

Running on your iPhone (even in the Notification Center) and on your Apple Watch it provides generated codes for the 2nd step of logging into your account.

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Editors’ Choice

28 03 2017

What a misleading cachet in many cases.

Here’s a short note to Phil Schiller @Apple.com:

Dear Phil,
you should choose your editors carefully.

The app I’m talking about is just one of many examples and let me think that “Editors’ Choice” is a sign you can acquire by purchase.

F1 is expensive, full of bugs, useless on the Apple Watch, promised great features which are definitely embryonic and it’s without any helpful support.

Thanks for reading and
be careful when you see “Editors’ Choice”.

Good bye, Formula One Digital Media Ltd.





Completely off-topic

26 03 2017

I’m a German, a F1 fan and I love Italy so I have to post this image with my comment.

(Image Credit formula1.com)

If you don’t finish first
you should better leave Italy.

Thankfully Seb did it.





Well done

26 03 2017

The iPhone is a shining example for the success of consistent further development. As we can see, people like GOOD devices not semi-innovative eye catchers.

The first iPhone and iPad were shining examples of high level innovation, an ocean boiling new kind of device whereas follow-ups could be described with the words of Apple’s leader Tim Cook:

Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.

People who think Apple lost its ability to innovate should anticipate that innovation takes time. It’s a PROCESS not a BANG (literally speaking when thinking about Samsung’s Note 7 disaster).

Oh, I forgot to say that your works are not only good but eye catchers as well. Sorry, Sir Jonathan.

Thanks.





Steve

25 03 2017

He wasn’t the CEO Microsoft needed in the transition phase from desktops to mobiles.

But he was a good entertainer and one of the most colorful figures of the Silicon Valley.

Thanks Steve for some great moments.
Check out the video “… laughing at iPhone”.

Ballmer’s Top 5 Moments

Well, Steve, hindsight is always 20/20.





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.

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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

Investor @Apple.com

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