Image Quality and Imagination

17 09 2017

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity which is nearer to the range of luminance experienced through the human visual system. The human eye, through adaptation of the iris and other methods, adjusts constantly to adapt to a broad range of luminance present in the environment. The brain continuously interprets this information so that a viewer can see in a wide range of light conditions.

According to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390 pixel at 326 ppi. The iPhone 6s Plus Retina HD display has a 5.5-inch (diagonal) with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at 401 ppi.

The collage shows zoomed parts of the original image (taken with the iPhone 6s Plus) on the iPhone and the Watch.

The  Watch has a small screen with a limited resolution but I still like it for seamlessly looking at some images of my family, especially my grandchild, wherever I am and whenever I want.

People might say that the quality is poor but in my opinion it’s not the quality of an image but the related imagination which provokes the emotion you are looking for when viewing images. A lack in image quality will be compensated by a considerable increase in imagination.

There is no need to pull out its big brother. Sometimes I also use one of the images stored on my  Watch as a watch face to have that hearty laugh of my young grandchild right on my wrist.

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A watch with LTE?

5 08 2017

But why?!
Doesn’t everyone carry their phone 90 percent of the time?

Sure — but that’s because we have to, else risk dropping off the radar and accidentally making everyone think we’re dead.

The whole story …

The next Watch won't need an iPhone

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The Weather Channel

30 07 2017

An IBM business

We Take the Weather Seriously. But Not Ourselves.
TWC slogan 1982

News from the stock exchange is always being discussed by investors. News about the weather is a *mainstream conversation*. I cannot present stats but I think it's the most talked about topic worldwide with quite different motivations.

Oscar Wilde told us …

Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous.

Back to our topic …

After ditching Yahoo Weather with iOS 8 we get weather information within Apple's built-in app Weather from The Weather Channel, an IBM business since 2016. But it pisses me off though that their 1996 slogan

No Place on Earth Has Better Weather.

is a barefaced lie.

Regarding the app …

Did you know that the app provides a comprehensive view in landscape mode?
And have you ever seen the perfect design on an Apple Watch?

Apple is committed to UI simplicity which most often is followed by a perfect UX. But sometimes a bit more customization would be highly appreciated. I'm talking about the widget which cannot be set to a different location than the current one.

Note
If you want more in a nice packaging try out the top-rated app The Weather Channel with its useful alert settings.

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Sir, your IP please

23 07 2017

The answer to this question will replace all other information you currently know about yourself. In about a year the IoH will complete the IoT. So be prepared to always be able to show your IP.

Here is a HowTo to get your IP right on your wrist whenever you need it.

It uses Apple’s app WORKFLOW (for editing and running a set of actions based on iOS APIs) and WATCH. Install WORKFLOW on your iPhone from the App Store and on your Watch using the App WATCH. I recommend to put it in the DOCK of your watch for fast and easy access.

Create a Workflow (I called Get IP) within the app WORKFLOW.


01 Open WORKFLOW on your iPhone.

02 Tap +.

03 Select “Apple Watch” as the type of the Workflow.

04 Swipe right to show the Action menu and select “Scripting”

05 Go to “Device” and drag “Get current IP Address” into your workflow (on the right side).

06 Swipe right to show the Action menu and select “Scripting”.

07 Go to “Content” and drag “Get name” into your workflow (on the right side) as the second command.

08 Swipe right to show the Action menu and select “Sharing”.

Optional

to later paste your IP into a message

09 Go to “Clipboard” and drag “Copy to clipboard” into your workflow (on the right side) as the third command.

to show your IP also on your iPhone

10 Swipe right to show the Action menu and select “Documents”.

11 Go to “Previewing” and drag “Quick look” into your workflow (on the right side) as the fourth command.

Ready.

Now you’ll easily get your IP, send it via AirDrop to the officer who just caught you up so that he can directly charge your credit card you set up in Apple Pay.

Lazy?

Here is the link to download my workflow “Get IP”. Follow the instructions for importing it into your WORKFLOW app.

Get IP Workflow for import

Note
You may see this as a workout for your brain and a possible starting point for a great career as an iOS developer.

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Did Steve already had a vision of an Apple Watch?

5 06 2017

First launched in April 2015 the Apple Watch recently celebrated its second birthday. A failed product like some publishing media predicted? Certainly not.

Apple has made fashion and design a key cornerstone of its existence, but regarding the Watch it seems not to be the main reason why they created this product.

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs developed pancreatic cancer in 2004. He then spent a great deal of time with doctors and the healthcare system until his death in 2011. While that personal health journey had a great impact on Jobs personally, it turns out that it affected Apple’s top management as well.

According to Jony Ive, the Apple Watch project was first touted shortly after Steve Jobs passed away in 2011. Jobs and others took on the task of trying to bring some digital order to various aspects of the healthcare system, especially the connection between patients, their data, and their healthcare providers.

Today we hear about a further step in Apple’s engagement in the healthcare system, a task Jobs gave the company before he died. For certain people with diabetes, the biggest innovation may be a single app: Dexcom’s Share2, which displays glucose data on the watch.

The Apple Watch’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) app is a milestone and will make diabetes more mainstream – and show the tech community that people with diabetes are eager to embrace advances in diabetes technology.

Note
Here’s how it works: A Dexcom sensor with a hair-thin wire is placed just under the skin. A transmitter clips to it and sends glucose data via Bluetooth to the Dexcom CGM receiver, which then passes the information to an iPhone. From there, the data is sent to the watch through the Share2 app.

And while Apple’s products define Jobs’ legacy, it may turn out that his and Apple’s greatest contribution may be to bring greater order to conditions of health.

Stay healthy.





About Apple Pay, no kidding!

24 04 2017

A shopaholic’s best friend

If a new technology or service hits the market it shouldn’t be accepted without qualification.

Here are my thoughts and reservations not only about Apple Pay but also about electronic payments with smartphones or smart watches in general.


Well, in your everyday life the easiest way to get rid of your -bogus- money is to pay cash. But carrying cash with you is followed by two risks: loss and mugging. Both may also happen to your password.

So there is a need to innovate and make payments secure and fast with something you always carry with you: eyes and fingers.

Admittedly you also carry your belly with you but after intense scientific researches it turned out that the waist circumference isn’t as unique as required.

Apple decided to use the fingerprint as the biometric identifier.

Your fingerprint might be unique but the technique to transform it into bits and later retrieve you as the actor can be buggy according to Murphy’s law.

So, what happens if things don’t go your way?

If you need support the worst case that can happen, a customer’s nightmare, is, that you have more than one partner. Here it’s Apple and your bank. Apple will say that they don’t have access to your data because the transaction isn’t done with real data but with generated tokens. The bank will tell you, that it’s not responsible for the technique and it suggests to contact Apple or, that your Axx processor should be repaired.

And what about the lost money?

It’s way to complicated to explain the strange redemption of John Doe’s or Mr A.N. Onymus’ money. Refunds are announced many times, according to legislation. But it seems that there are some unexpected black holes implemented in laws.

For God’s sake do not invest in any technique except your pillow (only halfway filled but secure). SMSs are winging it’s way to recipients in a jiffy but money still uses the Silk Road on the back of turtles.
Abso-fucking-lutely fuckers, that’s what bankers are when returning money or gaming via Investment Fonds, sorry, ASFs, aka Arrant Scoundrels Fonds.

Btw, did you know that ASF is also the official abbreviation for ‘African swine fever virus’?

Bankers are responsible for the financial crisis, they dashed people’s hopes, force people into poverty, and forward a very special legacy to our children, valuelessness.

So we learn:

Isn’t the law – still not adapted to activities in the Internet – a nicely flexible and bendable thing?

If you are a shopaholic or not don’t use the ultra-modern techniques. Get rid of your money by paying cash or using the old-fashioned credit card. Don’t trust all the involved techniques and transfers of data over thousands of miles via cables, servers, and through the air. They are not qualified to build up confidence.

I’m an Apple fan and trust in what Tim Cook tells us about privacy. But there should be limits because even Tim and his excellent engineers can’t kill all bugs living in Apple’s ecosystem. Some bugs are like bacteria, they are resistant. Some others are doing their job on the way to Maiden or other data centers.

Summary …

New kinds of electronic payment systems are not designed to reduce the costs but to get more personal data and force people to spend money they don’t have.

Why going a long way round? The next level of paying is to do it even without any device, just with your fingertip or your eye.

Follow Roman poet Ovid’s slogan Nip things in the bud (“Principiis obsta”) to prevent the society getting fully electronic instead of improving humanity.

Thanks for reading and
sorry for going ballistic.

If you ask me “Are you serious?”
my answer is “Nine times out of ten.”.





This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?

28 01 2017

About 40 years ago I used this SEIKO calculator watch to do some maths on the go. Today I’m a proud owner of a high-tech wearable device made by the Cupertino based tech giant Apple (AAPL).

But where is the Calculator?


You might argue that there are 3rd party apps doing what your brain today is no longer capable of. Yeah, there are some apps but they’re horrible. If I pay lots of bucks for an admittedly awesome watch I also expect the device coming with useful software.

Apple released watchOS 3.x still without a built-in calculator and, what’s quite annoying for me, without Voice Memos.

Oh dear.
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