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    QardioArm wireless blood pressure monitor and Apple's HealthKit

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 22/03/2017

    » There has been much written about the Internet of Things (IoT): devices that are connected, interconnected and linked via our smartphones, computers and web technology. The IoT brief covers a wide range of devices for industry, home and health, with some crossovers. One example is the sports-related device that records personal inputs -- these also have a relevance to health.

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    Upcoming events and the best images on iPhones

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 13/07/2016

    » In a couple of weeks, Apple will announce its third-quarter results for 2016. The conference call is scheduled for July 26, at 2pm Pacific Time, which is around 5am here. This is expected to be a poorer quarter, but so was the last one, and Apple still had a US$10 billion profit.

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    Writing and integrating on Macs and iOS

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 20/05/2015

    » With Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) only a couple of weeks away (June 8-12), the rumours have already begun. The top rumour was that Apple would produce a new rose gold colour for the next iPhone. Another rumour reported was how Homekit — Apple's unifying approach to the Internet of Things — is having problems and will be delayed until September.

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    A busy week for Apple and me

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 05/04/2017

    » On March 28, there were updates for iOS (10.3) that introduced AFPS: the new Apple File System, which is expected eventually to expand to macOS. There may be some gains in space and speed but these are expected to be small. Also updated were macOS (10.12.4), WatchOS and tvOS.

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    Startup key combinations

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 15/03/2017

    » The arrival of the Touch Bar with the MacBook Pro brought into focus how some of us use our devices, especially personal computers. The emphasis here is on the word, "personal". Over the last three months (a MacBook Pro arrived in my hands in the last days of November) I have been able to incorporate the features that the Touch Bar provides into my workflow.

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    A good quarter for Apple and looking to the future

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 08/02/2017

    » Last week, Apple released figures for its most recent quarter, which includes the run up to the new year. There was revenue of US$78.4 billion, beating Wall Street experts again. We must wait for the often-predicted doom a little while longer. Apple thinks revenue for the next quarter should be between $51.5-53.5 billion.

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    Improving connections to the new MacBook Pro

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 11/01/2017

    » When writing a summary of 2016 on my own site recently, I made a prediction: Apple's Q1 2017 financial results would be announced on Jan 24. I was wrong, it will be on the 31st, and as always will feature live audio transmission, although it will be at about 5am here.

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    Those damn cables

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 28/12/2016

    » The 13-inch MacBook Pro I ordered online arrived last week and I switched to that as soon as I could. The transition was relatively smooth, but there were a couple of adjustments. A problem with these new Macs is not the few adapters available, but the lack of suitable cables.

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    Making the MacBook Pro mine

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 07/12/2016

    » My intention had been to run the 2016 MacBook Pro I have as a test machine, with the main work continuing on my 2013 Mac until its replacement arrives in a couple of weeks' time. By the time I wrote last week's eXtensions article, I was enjoying the new Mac so much that Plan B was hatched and I moved everything to the 2016 MacBook Pro.

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    Not just expensive toys

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 09/11/2016

    » In the days following the announcement of the latest MacBook Pro computers, reports followed the usual pattern. The MacBook Pro misses the boat; Apple is doomed; Tim Cook should be replaced; and there were the usual questions about "what would Steve Jobs have done/said/thought?". An Apple product is like an iceberg: only a small part is visible above the surface; most is hidden.

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