28 12 2018

can be really painful and distracting.

In 2003, Research In Motion (RIM) was the first company to successfully commercialize push notification in an end-user product.

Their flagship phone, the BlackBerry, was the first smartphone with the ability to immediately notify users when they received a new email.

In 2008, after soaring interest in the developer community, Apple opened up notifications to the general public and made it available under the name Apple Push Notification Service (APNS). This was one of the most significant changes to mobile operating systems since the iPhone itself.

Today, the most random websites ask us for permission to bombard us with content. Like the Ultraviolet-Radiation we are faced with an also unhealthy Bit-Radiation. Whereas the sun goes down the Bit-Radiation keeps hitting us 24/7.

Evolution of Notifications

Thanks for dropping by.

Stunning Stump

19 07 2017

I bought this stand some years ago in the Apple Store as an accessory for my iPad and iPhone. As you can see it's still in use and believe me it's completely within Apple's business and design philosophy.


• safe
• simple
• of high durability
• less customizable
• a piece that just works
• nearly without carbon footprint
• open-minded towards competitors
• diversified because it comes in 4 skin colors

But wait

What's there on the image?
A low-budget Lumia 550 and a Surface Pro4?

Hey Thomas, you're off-topic.
Yeah, maybe but it also shows that fans of the fruit company can be open-minded and let their other devices rest on a product purchased in the Apple Store.

But the main reason why my iPhone doesn't rest in its chair and had to take the photo is that the image quality of my Lumia 550 sporting a 5MP camera isn't that good.

Seriously, I strongly recommend this accessory. There are tons of use cases for it.




The future of human dumbness

5 05 2017

Maybe it comes with an important benefit for our society in that it helps to avoid all dispute.

Communicators, smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches, VR glasses are not built to control our life but they will do it.

Not all people are able to see the slowly upcoming dangers of mobile devices. Even stats about mobile devices causing severe accidents go unheard. Lots of children already suffer from ADHD but their parents do not take action because they are also addicted to their devices.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.

If you ask me “What would you do?” I don’t have an answer. I’m happy that the education of my children took place in a time when scooters and bikes were the predominantly used mobile devices.

Thanks for reading.