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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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    Art and iPhone photographs: Prisma and other available apps

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 06/07/2016

    » Early on Friday morning, there was some excitement in the overnight news about an app developed in Russia that applied artistic effects to photographs. This is not a new idea and I have had some apps that do similar tasks, going back to when I had the iPhone 3G.

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    Results, replacements, watermarking and cartoon-style output

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 03/02/2016

    » Last week, Apple announced its First Quarter 2016 results. Income was within Apple's guidance, but that did not stop Wall Street from deciding that Apple was doomed, despite the largest quarterly profits from any company ever. If Apple were a country, its GDP would give it a ranking of 42 (Thailand is 29).

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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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    Connectivity, finding lost devices

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 09/09/2015

    » In a few hours time, Apple will announce several new products at its event at the Bill Graham Center in San Francisco. Although many commentators have already given us their authoritative ideas on what will be announced, only Apple knows.

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    News and commands from the future

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 28/01/2015

    » With the announcement of Apple's Q1 2015 figures released just a few hours ago, I expect there are already several reports online explaining the numbers and telling us why Apple is succeeding. Or failing. It depends on whose words you read. One thing the negatives will suggest is that what goes up, must come down, so in the final analysis Apple will fail. Just not yet.

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    Successes, failures and a finale

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 12/04/2017

    » On May 2, Apple will announce its Second Quarter Results for 2017. The conference call is scheduled for 2pm Cupertino Time on Tuesday, which is around 4am Wednesday here. In the next couple of weeks we can expect a series of comments about how Apple will fail; and on how it should spend its cash on buying companies. Ignore these: Apple does its own thing and is usually right in the long run.

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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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    Changes to Apple products and updates to apps

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 29/03/2017

    » Despite several sure-fire rumours, there was no special event in March. Instead, there was a hint of change when the online stores went down for maintenance on Tuesday evening. A number of additions and changes were made to iPhones and iPads, while new Apple Watch bands were also announced. Apple updated its Swift Playgrounds app with new languages and announced Clips, a new iOS app for making videos: perfect for sharing on social-networking sites. It will be released in April.

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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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