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    Promising start for QR codes

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 06/01/2010

    » In November I attended a conference in Kuala Lumpur as part of a team from Mahidol University. Next year, the university is hosting the same conference in Bangkok, so as well as making a presentation I took notes.

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    More fun apps for iPhone cameras

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 13/01/2010

    » Although I carry an SLR camera about with me, I find that increasingly I use the iPhone 3G to take pictures, partly because there are now so many apps, allowing special effects to be used easily.

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    Travel guides on your smart phone

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 20/01/2010

    » I am always trying to expand my use of the iPhone, adding to its original design ideas with use of apps: technical evolution, not revolution. The iPhone allows us to use new types of media, for example: traditional media like newspapers and books are declining.

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    Apple iPhone and the future

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 27/01/2010

    » This is a busy week for people following Apple. If you are reading this column on Wednesday, Jan 27, early yesterday Thai time Apple's First Quarter financial results were announced. This was expected to be another good quarter, following high sales over the New Year period: some reports showed a 31 percent increase over the previous year.

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    Out with the old: Get ready for the new

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 03/02/2010

    » When I was a teenager, I had a series of cheap, used cars. The criteria for changing those that lasted was either that the ashtrays were full or the tyres needed changing.

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    iPad: Early impressions and commentary

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 10/02/2010

    » In some ways I was disappointed by Apple's latest creation, the iPad, which at first glance looked to me like an iPod on steroids, but perhaps because it was just what I was expecting _ at least on the outside. But Apple have ambitious technical goals and more features will become available.

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    A question of backing up data

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 17/02/2010

    » I usually write the eXtensions column on a Sunday. Before starting this week's offering, I restarted my MacBook Pro. Again. The replacement computer is on order, but as I want a larger hard disk than standard, there is a waiting period. Ordering directly from Apple's online shop takes a week, but I prefer to support local businesses, who have invested into building the market here over the last few years. I am prepared for the delay.

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    How to make your own e-books

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 24/02/2010

    » Some never listen properly to Apple's announcements. Several criticisms of Apple's new online book store that commented on probable copy protection failed to mention that current book readers do this, or that Apple is embracing the ePub format: an Open Source file type for publishing.

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    Aperture 3 (1): A Dubious First Day

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 03/03/2010

    » Aperture 3, a long-awaited update, was released in early February with over 200 additional features. Aperture 2 had begun to creak and this worsened after the Snow Leopard update last year: a 32-bit application for professional photographers on a 64-bit operating system. As soon as the online store for Thailand was back online, I ordered my update, which arrived at my office on Monday morning. The update was 3,690 baht instead of 7,290 baht for the full version. After lunch, I opened the box.

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    Light at the end of the aperture

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 10/03/2010

    » A few days after I wrote about the depressing process for upgrading to Aperture 3, Apple released update 3.0.1 that fixed most problems. Many people had reported difficulties and these centred on library conversion, especially if images used in Aperture 2 had had multiple adjustments. New installations (for example in my Admin account, which I do not use on a daily basis) were generally problem-free.

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