Archive for the ‘Technical (Computer)’ Category

Found – Apple watch uses green LEDs to measure your heart rate

2016/04/29

I missed this post a year ago describing how the Apple watch has both green and red LEDs to measure your heart rate on your wrist.

Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

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Really neat way to show visualizations of cause of death, baby names and how people spend their day

2016/01/29

This article captures how to show data interactively and fun way.

http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/05/causes-of-death/

He explains how to build such a visual also.

Swift in a browser

2015/12/07

So cool. Now anyone can program in a browser in swift!

Swift in a Browser

Another payoff of the IBM partnership with Apple.

Why facetime audio is so much better than making a mobile carrier phone call

2015/10/29

I kept struggling to figure out why technically facetime audio is so much better that making a Mobile phone call.

At last I found the explanation.

AAC-ELD audio protocol an AAC-LD based technology.

See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAC-LD

http://www.mpeg-audio.org/docs/w15073_Technical_Note_AAC-ELD_ImplementationGuide.pdf

FaceTime Audio: The Beginning or The End?

I can’t understand my Dad on mobile however on facetime audio he is very clear.

Trying out Google photos, the remnant of Google+

2015/06/03

it’s a trade off. 

The stories are nice and shareable. 

The face recognition works at many levels. I’ve found a couple of miss placed faces however there are more finds than miss identifications. 

So with all those photos Google gleans from cookies when my photo types are browsed by me or others that I have given access. 

https://fortune.com › 2015/05/31 › uh-o…

Read Philip Dewitt article for more background. 

structured vs unstructured data growth, the sign that big data is the future

2015/03/29

This visualization has stuck with me for some time. Structured data growth is booming. And it won’t stop.

For more words see the source of this graphic at http://oraclestorageguy.typepad.com/oraclestorageguy/webtech/

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Modern times in mobile phones and finance.

2014/11/06

I had my annual financial check up with my financial advisor today and things just kinda clicked on several technology fronts.

During the meeting I had to gain access to several financial resources.

I brought out my iPhone 6 and thought – how can I get access to that account?

Lastpass? Well yes. Brought up lastpass and it now accepts finger print on the iPhone and viola I’m on my way.

I was able to complete the transaction there in my financial advisors office from my iPhone. It was such a conscience moment.

Prior to this I would have been asked to complete the paper work at home and it probable would have never got done ! Thank you iPhone 6!

Panera bread is the first location for my first apple pay use

2014/10/21

I got Apple pay set up on my iPhone last night.

I was in the future and the process was simple.

I ordered a sandwich at the counter.

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Placed my phone over top of the NFC reader.

The phone automatically shoot to charge and asked me to place my finger on the fingerprint recognition.

I did so and the sandwich was paid for.

As I sat at the table waiting for the sandwich to be delivered I checked my bank account.

The complete charge already showed on my card as a transaction.

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iPhone 6 arrived on opening day

2014/09/19

Yep it’s here.

There are no instructions with it. They are all on the phone.

DMK and I got the same silver model.

And wait to use the NFC.

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What I miss when I traded my iPhone 5s for an iPhone 4S

2014/07/10

These are all obvious but here goes:

1) Fingerprint recognition’s convenience.

2) LTE’s speed

3) Cameras photo quality – speed of focus, speed of capture

4) A7 processor speed – all apps are faster and more responsive

I get the upgrade to iPhone 6 in two months

Oh yes and the extra memory in the iPhone 5s was worth it.