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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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    Correcting impressions, Apple news and a backup alternative

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 01/02/2017

    » I bumped into one of my former students one evening last week travelling home on the BTS. As a computer engineer he is interested in technology and asked me about the AirPods. I took them out to chat. He told me that he had heard that they fell out easily. Not true, I said. Not once, even riding on the back of motorcycles through the Thon Buri sois has this happened.

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    Not all electrical devices are created equal

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 18/01/2017

    » Last week was the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs' iPhone introduction. I was there covering the event for the Bangkok Post's Database section, which is now part of Life. I did handle a prototype iPhone the day after that memorable keynote, but at that stage it was still under development. During the next six months up to its June introduction, there was much misinformation about the device from commentators who had never seen it, including a widely-copied theory about the ineffectiveness of the touch keyboard. It continues today.

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    Using health devices with the iPhone: GMate Blood-Glucose System

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 07/09/2016

    » In a few hours, Apple will hold an event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. Most expect new iPhones will be announced. Depending on when they go on sale, we could see the next version of iOS by Friday.

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    Connected devices and potential for development

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 17/08/2016

    » With the soon-to-be-released iOS 10, Apple will include a HomeKit app. This will allow a single app to control devices in the home. There are a few devices on the market, with more on the way. These all have their own apps to allow control. I have been trying one such device that demonstrates much potential in this area.

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    A visit to Affinity apps developers

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 10/08/2016

    » One of my favourite apps released in the last couple of years is Affinity Photo: a full-featured graphics editing program for the Mac aimed at home users who need something more than basic tools, but who may not want to use Adobe Photoshop because of pricing models.

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    Flexibility of the iPad Pro

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 20/04/2016

    » Over the past few weeks, I have had some debate about the iPad Pro. I picked up the 9.7-inch version two weeks ago, but had been using the 12.9-inch version since November. Like others who have used these, I understand Apple's claim that this is the future of computing. Those I have debated with, do not. Their main difficulty is categorising operating systems: this is OS X (or Windows), which is meant for work; this is iOS and it's not for serious people.

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    Sizing up the new, smaller iPad Pro

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 13/04/2016

    » Towards the end of last week, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro went on sale, a few days after its release in major American and European markets. Initially, only the three Wi-Fi versions are available, but Wi-FI+Carrier models should be out in a week or two, depending on regulator approval. A similar delay occurred in 2014 when the iPad Air 2 was released.

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    Changing strategies with the iPad Pro

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

    » Last July, I was delighted with the arrival of the MacBook. Despite its 1.1GHz processor, it provided respectable performance, helped by the 8GB 1,600GHz RAM and the 256GB SSD. This was the same SSD as in my Mac mini. That has provided quite good performance, along with the 512GB SSD in my MacBook Pro. Both of those Macs also have 16GB RAM, so with all three devices, processor speed is not the main criterion for performance.

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    Apple Awards, updates and releases

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 16/12/2015

    » Apple announced its 2015 App Awards last week, and Periscope is the top iPhone app. There was also a local list and the top local iPhone app was Enlight. Simple Machines was the top app for the iPad. I have both and am not surprised they were award winners.

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