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

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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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Distracting wallpapers?

31 01 2017

Not on my iPhone.

Think about these words of Sir Jonathan Ive, responsible for Apple’s iconic design.

“You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential.”

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26 01 2017

I took this shot (maybe from a wedding anniversary) with my iPhone 6S Plus in a distance of about 10cm.

But be careful when getting closer and closer to living stuff like this. Sometimes frogbits can hurt a lot more than bugs living in your iThing.

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Lunar Tourism

19 01 2017

I took this shot with my iPhone 6S Plus.
But seriously, it was much too cold on the Moon to use my iPhone. Apple’s HT201678 support document told me:

Using an iOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range (0º – 35º C / 32º – 95º F) might temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off.

Here’s my feedback:

You guys in Cupertino forgot a message like “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it.” for very cold environments. My suggestion is: “iPhone is like you: It really hates the cold.” Additionally neither my iPhone nor my Apple Watch showed the right Time Zone after leaving the Earth. Your products might be water resistant but they are definitely not space-fit.

Btw, here’s an offer you can’t resist …

The Golden Spike Company is charging only $750 million per seat for future lunar landing. But do not wait for iPhone 8,9, … or any other device running a competing OS. I’m sure they also won’t work on the Moon. So call Golden Spike Company today and grab your ticket now.

Happy landing.
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Happy Birthday iPhone

9 01 2017

January 9, 2007

Do you remember these words?

“This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two-and-a-half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. … Apple’s been very fortunate. It’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world. …

The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls.
The second is a revolutionary mobile phone.
And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.

So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?

These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.

In 2007 the iPhone started its way around the world and its name is still a synonym for a mobile device. Best build quality, easiest way to use it, and the highest prices which sadden many people.

The iPhone, the most influential gadget of our times …

10 Ways Everything Changed

Steve Jobs’ announcement

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A wise saying

27 12 2016

There are 3 constants in modern life:

death, taxes, and iPhone leaks.

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