I am getting the first part of my Covid-19 vaccine on Friday*. I heard that some people feel unwell a few hours later - so, I booked it for Friday morning, and cleared my diary for Friday afternoon and Saturday. I can't stop marvelling at how quickly scientists have come up with a vaccine for … Continue reading [Miscellany] Apple vs ad tracking industry, Online attention crisis, and eating out trends
September 2020 round-up
September was about the return to routine. We returned to work after the family vacation. The kiddo returned to school after the long summer break, and the teen returned to her student accommodation. We also returned to the gym, after the lockdown. Of course, everything is different this time around. Meetings are taking place online. Face … Continue reading September 2020 round-up
Early results suggest that UK residents would trust and use NHS contact tracing app
At the time of writing, the UK Government is testing a contact tracing app. Contact tracing apps are seen as key in enabling an easing of lockdown measures, but are effective only if a majority of citizens use it. And that, in turn, could vary with the app’s features. A team of researchers at … Continue reading Early results suggest that UK residents would trust and use NHS contact tracing app
Apple Watch Series 4 will appeal to older customers; and that is a great marketing move
At its latest event, on 12thSeptember 2018, Apple announced a new version of its smartwatch. The Apple Watch Series 4 includes features such as a display that has 30% more usable space than the previous versions, a fall detection mechanism which sends out an alert if the user remains immobile after the suspected fall, and … Continue reading Apple Watch Series 4 will appeal to older customers; and that is a great marketing move
Smartphone manufacturing costs vs retail prices
Statistics company, Statista, published this chart showing the manufacturing costs of leading smartphone brands: Focusing on phones launched in 2016, only, we can see that Huawei uses the cheapest components, and Google Pixel the most expensive. And that Samsung phones use more expensive hardware components than their Apple counterpart: Phone model Manufacturing cost $ … Continue reading Smartphone manufacturing costs vs retail prices
Poor Apple. Again.
This time last year, Apple launched a new operating system that had numerous technical problems, as well as a mapping app that was so inaccurate that it became the target of many jokes. Fast forward to this year and, once again, Apple’s recent product launches (including 2 models of iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and … Continue reading Poor Apple. Again.
Apple's launch of the latest version of its operating system - iOS6 - has been marked by a series of technical problems. And to add insult to injury, its mapping application is so riddled with problems that is has become the target of jokes. Even a London Underground worker seems to be having fun at … Continue reading #poorApple