Not that bad

20 07 2016

for a leisure blogger

to all the visitors making their way from about 90 countries with the USA in the pole position.

More about …

Blogging with iThings

I hate aggressive ad on mobile devices.
So I pay for my website to be clear of advertisement.


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.


4 07 2016

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the location of Minini, my favorite Italian coffee shop after finishing outdoor walks.

The app myTracks turns your iPhone into a fully functional GPS logger. Tracks can be displayed on different maps.

With the Apple Watch App you can start and stop the GPS recording, add waypoints to highlight important locations, and display information about the current GPS recording. This includes the starting time, distance traveled, current, minimum and maximum elevation and the current map.

In addition to the waypoints you can take photos from within myTracks, which are added to the GPS track. GPS tracks are stored only on your iPhone. That means, there is no need to register or Iogin to any network service. Optionally you can sync tracks and photos via iCIoud between all your devices.

The image shows my first tracking with the app including a photo taken with an iPhone 6S Plus. The UI is self-explaining, no need to learn anything before starting your move.

App Store myTracks The GPS Logger

Developer website

Thanks for dropping by.
Thanks to the developer Dr Dirk Stichling.

What matters. At a glance.

30 06 2016

Some features of Apple’s most personal device are quite useless but …

if you love your grandchild as much as I do the Apple Watch is a vital contribution to the happiness of proud grandfathers. Your favorite movies are accessible everywhere and every time right on your wrist and they always put a smile on your face.

View movies, block nerving people, add workouts and you’ll get lots of life’s little pleasures.

You might say that an Apple Watch with it’s 1.5″ screen is not really comparable with an IMAX experience. Let’s say it with the French writer and philosopher François-Marie Arouet, aka Voltaire:

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Audiovisual aids by Apple’s iMovie
HD video shot with an iPhone SE
Copyright 2016 by Grandpa

One last thing …
Please be sympathetic. I’m aware of a minor gap between my skills and those of Steven Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino.

Thanks for surfing 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.

When things don’t go your way.

17 06 2016

Windows smartphone market share:

2007 12% 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

2008 11% 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

2009  9% 😟😟😟😟😟😟😟😟😟

2010   5% 😳😳😳😳😳

2011   3% 😢😢😢

2012   3% 😭😭😭

2013   3% 😡😡😡

2014   3% 💀💀💀

2015   2% 🗑🗑   (Windows 10 RTM, July 2015)

2016   x% 🚽

Windows Devices Chief Terry Meyerson had this to add about what we can expect from Microsoft’s “Phone” division:

“There is no lack of recognition to realize how important this form factor is. But for Microsoft with Windows and for our platform it’s the wrong place for us to lead.

We’re going to do some cool things with phone.

But this year phones are an important part of our family but not the tip of the spear. The lack of focus on Windows phones is something that will carry on until 2017.”

Microsoft’s platform, cloud, communication and device ambitions sound inspiring and encouraging and for many trying to process how this will all work from an everyday user perspective – it can also be a bit confusing. But, more than anything else, to many Microsoft fans, writers, and other industry watchers it seems to be taking a very long time for all of this to come together.

Microsoft’s leaders should keep in mind that they can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking they used when they created them.

Mr Nadella, think about this saying of Nicholo Machiavelli …

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

It’s not about Microsoft’s vision, it’s about customers experiences, preferences, and purchase behavior. Do the leaders really think they can close the gap between Windows 10 and Android/iOS?

Here is my ironic constructive suggestion to solve the phone and app disaster:

What about an XBOX shrinked to 5″ and capable of making phone calls?

Thanks for visiting iNotes4You.

iOS 10 Preview

15 06 2016

Here is a great video about new features and an updated design of iOS 10 coming in fall.

It contains some remarkable improvements of 3D Touch. Take a look before you order an iPhone SE which doesn’t support this technology.

75 Features/Changes in iOS 10

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