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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) report its fiscal third-quarter 2014 numbers @ 5pm today ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ After the market closes today, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) report its fiscal third-quarter 2014 numbers @ 5pm today, April 1 thru June 30, 2014. With the stock up about 24% in the past three months, investors are hoping Apple can beat the Street’s expectations again.

๐ŸŽ Whether or not Apple posts solid numbers, there are several other factors beyond the usual Apple metrics (iPhone sales, revenue, guidance, EPC, etc.) that could influence investor sentiment toward Apple stock. Here are some of the questions Apple CEO Tim Cook may have to answer in the company’s earnings call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern today.

๐ŸŽ Is there meaningful growth potential for new categories?
If Cook decides to answer this question, it may be the most insightful comment we get in the entire earnings call. The question could come in many forms

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๐ŸŽ Will new categories have a cannibalization effect
๐ŸŽ Or will they be wholly accretive to earnings
๐ŸŽ Does management have big expectations for these new products
๐ŸŽ How is Apple modeling the incremental growth potential earnings for these new products
๐ŸŽ Are new product launches in new categories factored into your guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter
๐ŸŽ Will there be supply constraints for this year’s iPhone launch

๐ŸŽ Initially, there are usual supply constraints for Apple’s iPhones. While last year’s iPhone 5c may have been the first model to be available in excess in many markets, the iPhone 5s was highly constrained.

๐ŸŽ Investors should expect some constraints in the first month, but anything beyond that could suggest supply bottlenecks for the iPhone 6 lineup.

๐ŸŽ As the annual fall iPhone launch approaches, and production for the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 is reportedly beginning this month, Apple may have some vision into potential bottlenecks.



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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

iPhones Significantly Safer to Virus Attacks according to FBI Reports ~ iOS Prevents Vulnerabilities to Spyware, Malware, Rootkits, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks as Documented by FBI and Homeland Security Reports ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐ŸŒ iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (70 of 1,000,000 units) being Infected. The few being infected are because the Owners did not Upgrade their iOS to the Current iOS version.

๐ŸŒ Smart Phones are Sophisticated Miniature powerful Computers. Computers need Anti-Virus add-on Software to prevent infections. Not so with Apple, as Virus Protection Algorithms are built directly into their Operating System, iOS7.

๐ŸŒ Androids are Very Vulnerable to Attack as 79% (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) subject to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malicious Malware Attacks. Androids are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Malicious Virus Attacks

๐ŸŒ Findings according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Reports. An abstract of this Report was declassified and displayed below.

๐ŸŒ Android smartphones (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) significantly more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks, as Androids have an Astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

๐ŸŒ Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

๐ŸŒ Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using significantly Older OS Versions. Why…

๐ŸŒ Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable, even though these users are Significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version.

๐ŸŒ There are over 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation with unique versions of the Android operating system, today. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them. This circumstance major issues with App Developers too, as they cannot use the most current OS version, for fear that Older OS versions will not function properly. The Android users are aware of these facts too, and know they are likely trapped with their older version of their Apps.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by only 70 per 1,000,000 units of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 95% of Apple iOS users, about 550 million of them, have updated to the iOS6, and over 80% of iPhone users have already updated to iOS7 in the last 120 days, where iOS7 contains all the latest Anti-Virus Algorithms, protecting Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

๐ŸŒ Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone products are receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

๐ŸŒ 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

iPhones are More Safe to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Android SmartPhones are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Virus Attacks ~ FBI Reports say Most Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ What Should You Do ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐ŸŒ iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (less than one percent) actually being Infected

๐ŸŒ Androids are Highly Vulnerable as 79% of all Android smartphones have been successfully subjected to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks

๐ŸŒ These Vulnerability findings were the result of investigations conducted by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI who have issued joint reports Reports, displayed below. Android smartphones are 112 times more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks. Androids smartphones have experienced an astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

๐ŸŒ Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Vastly Safer to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports. Conversely, Android SmartPhones are over 100 times More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks. FBI Reports say Most Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks. What Should You Do ?

๐ŸŒ Android’s Security RISK is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation". More than 80% of Android users are using significantly Older Android OS Versions.

๐ŸŒ Why are Android Users Not Updating their Operating System? Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable. Even though Android users are significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware, they foolishly choose to remain with either (a) Ice cream Sandwich (b) Ginger Bread or (c) Jelly Bean operating systems.

๐ŸŒ Android, new Kit Kat OS has become more secure to virus vulnerabilities; however, over 80% the Android user-base have Not updated to the new Kit kat version of their operating system.

๐ŸŒ There are 2 Primary Reasons that Android smartphone users are Not Upgrading to Android’s New Kit Kat operating system. The large number of hardware modes and the android open architecture operating system, working in combination, are actually preventing a huge percentage of this group to upgrade routinely, without scrapping their hardware, and buying an entirely new smartphone.

1โƒฃ There are literally about 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them. With 11,800 android smartphone models to deal with, Android developers and software engineers made the hard decision to “abandon support” for the earlier (older) hardware models, in order to satisfy the needs of the Newest Hardware devices for competitive purposes.

2โƒฃ Its also about the Apps. The hundreds of thousands of amazing Applications created by the Android independent development community, have to directly address the programming language provided by the Android Operating System that most users have adopted. Android users that carry older android devices, with inferior specifications, this entire group of folks, are actually prevented from upgrading, as the New Kit Kat will not work with the older Apps or the older hardware.

๐ŸŒ Android Users are becoming more aware and annoyed at this continued Android operating system Fragmentation problem.
This topic is leading many industry experts in predicting that for 2014 and 2015 there may be a tsunami of iPhone 6 sales, boosted by 35% of existing Android users jumping over to Apple, due to the above points, plus Apple’s decision to offer larger more dramatic color 4.7″ and 5.5″ retina displays.

๐ŸŒ Several years ago SmartPhone User Groups were rejoicing on Android’s decision to utilize an "Open Architecture." Conversely, Apple has been vilified because of their Developers strict compliance with their Apple iOS "closed system" codecs. Granted, for the "tinkerer" having an "open" architecture can be fun while some users diddle with their smartphone’s interface, but the unintended consequence results in operating system Fragmentation.

๐ŸŒ Ninety Percent (90%) of Apple’s Installed User base consisting of about 700,000,000 iPhones and iPads have already updated to iOS7. Apple iOS7 firmware was released the same week in September, 2013 as was Android’s Kit Kat operating system 4.4. However, because of Android’s "open architecture" of the smartphone hardware and its operating system, only 17.9% of Android users have updated to Kit Kat.

๐ŸŒ Android users, 82.1% of the Android users, have NOT updated their operating system to the newest firmware, making this very large percentage of users vulnerable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware, and the BAD GUYS know it.

๐ŸŒ Android Smartphone that are vulnerable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. Because of this vulnerability, hundreds of millions of android smartphone users have placed at risk their Personal identity, Family identity, Relationships, Bank identifications, Personal financial data, Credit Card information, Insurance information, the user’s Physical Location and Photographic identity.

๐ŸŒ Recall that sophisticated forms of mobile Spyware and Malware are capable of activating your smartphone’s Microphone, Digital Cameras, record key-strokes, and GPS systems to track your every location, without your knowledge or awareness. With today’s smartphones, and all the terrific Apps available to it, these handhelds are much more that "mobile phones."

๐ŸŒ We use Smartphones for banking, communicating, emailing, texting, shopping, booking airline tickets, housing boarding passes, books, movies, gaming… its usefulness is unlimited, therefore, Security is Very Important. We carry in our pockets and purses more Personal Identity information than is housed in File Cabinets and Lock Boxes. But many do not protect their SmartPhone’s information and access…

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by 0.7% of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 90% of Apple iOS users, about 700 million of them, have updated to the iOS7, where iOS7 contains all the latest protection against Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

๐ŸŒ Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone is receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

๐ŸŒ 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.



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Perspective: These articles are created to inform a diverse audience, whether it be photography, digital cameras, lenses, Image editing, Apps, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones, Laptops and related products, Health & Wellness, or any news-worthy topic. The purpose is to inform, from sources that are believed to be reliable, and stimulate Dialogue.

If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

When I do what I do… I usually do it here.

As a "Health Nut" for Health & Wellness; http://www.Jim.Wilson.Isagenix.com

As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Notability App is THE best-selling note-taking App for iPad & iPhone ~ For Good Reasons (update) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

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โœ” Notability App is the best-selling note-taking App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Notability is so powerful that it will transform how you work: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class, make a presentation and much more. With iCloud support, your notes stay up to date on all your iOS devices. You may also store all your Notes on DropBox automatically.

โœ” Notability App. A Practical Use Example. Lets assume you are on vacation at your summer Cottage. There is internet WiFi. However, not much else, No Printer, No Scanner.

โœ” Your secretary needs to have you sign a Proposal so she can sent it out while you are out of town. The only equipment you have is an iPhone and an iPad. Voila, no problem with the Notability App.

โœ” Fast Solution, have your secretary email to you a PDF file of the “ready to send, edited” Proposal needing to be signed by you. Open the eMail where the PDF file is attachment. Sometimes, the email will show the PDF file as a miniature “image” of the PDF page, in which case Touch-and-Hold your finger onto the PDF-file-image, for a second or two. A Menu Box will pop-open as shown, with all the Apps you have on your iPad that are capable of opening PDF files. Select, Tap the Blue Icon with a Pencil in the Center, the Notability App.

โœ” Choose “Open In Notability” with a Tap of your finger, the PDF file will open using the Notability App. Notice the Pen/Pencil at the top menu-bar of Notability. Tap the Pen/Pencil Icon which is presently Dark Blue, to change the Color of the “Ink” to a variety of 15 colors. There are also choices for the thickness of the signature ink-pen, swerving, etc. Experiment with these settings to get your signature just right. Using the Curved Arrow icon at top-center-left, this will undo, as you experiment. Simply find the place on the Document that you want to sign, and using your finger sign right onto the iPad’s Display. Your signature will be imbedded permanently into the PDF file. Save this File, send the File, place it into DropBox, for your Secretary to access. using the Action Box at Top-Left of the Notability App.

โœ” Notability App. The process above mentioned is the Simplest I’ve seen, for “Signing” a Document with colored Inks, where the “signature” is very high resolution, no jiggy-jaggies that are typical for low-resolution “signing tools” with other Apps. And where, the only equipment needed is an iPad, or an iPhone, and WiFi access, or 3G, 4G, LTE Cellular Service. No need for printing, no need to scan your signed pages. Simply Sign the PDF file and email the PDF back.

โœ” Notability App. One More thing. Sometimes when receiving an email on your iPad, the PDF file will appear as a Box that has PDF in its center, and the file name of the PDF file. In this case, touch the file-attachment box, which will initiate the opening of the PDF file. The PDF file will give an Opening View, and notice the Action Box at Top-Right corner, touch the Action Box; once you touch the Action-Box, a menu of Apps will appear for you to select the icon named “Open In Notability,” the Blue Icon with a Pencil at its center image.

โœ” Your signature is now imbedded permanently into the PDF file. Save this File, send the File, place it into DropBox, for your Secretary to access. using the Action Box at Top-Left of the Notability App.

โœ” Notability App. We thought we had the best "Notes App" until we tried the Notability App by Ginger Labs. We highly recommend this App.

โœ” Notability App. This app combines all kinds of note taking techniques and tools – handwriting, recording, typing, organizing, and PDF annotation, so you can have them with you in one convenient place. The idea is that instead of dealing with piles of books and paper that you’ve made notes on, you’ll have everything neatly stored on your iPad.

โœ” Notability App. The App makes use of Retina Ink so the quality is extremely sharp. Use the zoom window to help you draw details and be sure to keep your palm on the palm rest so it doesn’t make marks on your page. You’re able to select the paper and pen you want.

โœ” Notability App. The app permits the user to take word-processing an "extra mile" by offering advanced features such as text boxes, outlining, spell check, bullet points, italics, bold, underline, cursor controls, font presets, and other styling tools.

โœ” Write, Illustrate and annotate using gorgeous retina ink. Notability’s zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

โœ” Import Forms, contracts, worksheets, documents, presentations, and even books; then use the same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability to mark up PDFs. Do you have files in other formats such as doc or ppt? Notability can import these too thanks to Google Drive.

โœ” Write an Essay, create an outline, fill out an application, or make a list with Notability’s advanced word processor. Choose a font, style, color, and size that enhances your work. Even place text exactly where you want using text boxes.

โœ” Record Lectures and meetings, your own voice practicing a speech, or help a child learn to read with a recording. Also, audio recordings are an excellent review tool as they are linked to your notes; during playback, tap a word or picture and hear what was said at that moment.

โœ” Finding Information quickly is an important part of note-taking. Use search to quickly locate notes by title or content. On iPad, bookmark pages of a note, filter a PDF by annotated pages, or search your note for a keyword in the page navigator.

โœ” Organize your Notes by subject in the library and automatically backup all of your work to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or webDAV. Also, use these services, plus email and twitter, to share your Notability files with colleagues, classmates, students or teachers. iCloud will ensure that all of your notes are automatically up to date on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

โœ” Notability App gives life to your ideas, stores your notes, and improves your memory and organization. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we do. The App Developer always appreciates hearing from its customers, so join them on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email.

โœ” The Notability App was initially released on April 1, 2010. From August, 2013 there have been 25 updates, which is a good sign, in that the App Developer is sensitive to user suggestions, and incorporates improvements regularly. This Link will take you directly to Apple’s App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/app/notability/id360593530?uo=5


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Perspective: These articles are created to inform a diverse audience, whether it be photography, digital cameras, lenses, Image editing, Apps, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones, Laptops and related products, Health & Wellness, or any news-worthy topic. The purpose is to inform, from sources that are believed to be reliable, and stimulate Dialogue.


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Apple’s iPad is Becoming Very Popular in the Legal Industry. Apple has “dramatically altered” the legal landscape, suggests a recent report released by legal practice management software firm Clio ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPad is Becoming Very Popular in the Legal Industry. Apple has "dramatically altered" the legal landscape, suggests a recent report released by legal practice management software firm Clio.

๐ŸŽ CLIO, a Canadian company revealed the latest results of a survey it calls "Apple In Law Offices," which details Apple device usage in law firms across North America.

๐ŸŽ The 2013 survey saw a marked increase in Apple iPad, iPhone, and MAC adoption, with a 10% leap in both office Mac OS usage (from 56 to 66%), and iPad usage (from 57% to 67%), with iPhone usage spiking 12% to 74%. However, Android and Blackberry both saw decreases in law firm usage compared to global adoption rates according to CLIO’s report.

๐ŸŽ Coupled with a number of exciting product releases and OS updates, 52% of respondents stated they chose Apple options because the technology was more reliable and secure, with usability coming in next at 28%. Familiarity due to home use of Apple/Mac products was 10%, and aesthetics and design climbed back up to the 3% mark set two years ago.

๐ŸŽ Since the iPad debuted on the market in 2010, legal services penetration has risen from the initial 10% at product launch to 67% within three years. A demand for a mobile workforce and an industry that never sleeps have both been driving factors in iPad adoption, as well as a proliferation of offerings and apps targeted at improving law firm productivity and efficiency, according to Clio’s report.

๐ŸŽ For the 4th year in a row, the 2013 Apple in Law Firm survey results show the iPhone and iPad as two devices that have reshaped the legal technology landscape, with 2 in 3 law offices using either an iPhone or iPad,โ€ said Clio’s CEO and co-founder Jack Newton. Few technologies have achieved this level of ubiquity in law firms globally.

๐ŸŽ Although Apple wasnโ€™t an exhibitor at this yearโ€™s Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, its iPad Air has managed to snag the award for the showโ€™s Best Mobile Tablet. The annual Global Mobile Awards and Mobile World Congress are both organized by the same party, the GSM Association.

๐ŸŽ A panel of judges has determined in their ruling that Appleโ€™s latest full-size iPad packs โ€œclass-leading performance in an attractive and svelte frameโ€, a nice recognition of Jony Iveโ€™s design and the iPad Airโ€™s speedy A7 chip.

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

iPhone 5C NEWS ~ Apple’s iPhone 5C Sells MORE SmartPhones than Samsung’s Galaxy S4, any Blackberry, any Microsoft, all Android Flagships, all Moto X, all Google’s Flagships ~ Yet the MEDIA calls the iPhone 5C a “Flop.” What’s wrong with that picture? Sounds Like Politics (2nd update) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ The 5c Failure is a figment of the imagination of the "talking heads," spewed by some sloppy reporting from the Wall Street Journal, particularly attributed to Lorraine Luk, Eva Dou and Ian Sherr, and subsequently regurgitated by Brad Reed and Chris Ciaccia of BGR with regularity.

๐ŸŽ Ever since it became clear that Apple’s high-end iPhone 5S was more successful than the 5C, it’s particularly bewildering in the media’s "brass ballsiness" because Apple’s iPhone 5c was indisputably more successful than the middle-tier iPhone model Apple sold last year.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPhone 5C Sells MORE SmartPhones than Samsung’s Galaxy S4, and Blackberry, and Microsoft, plus all Android Flagships, all Moto X, all Google’s Flagships ~ Yet the MEDIA calls the iPhone 5C a "Flop." What’s wrong with that picture?

๐ŸŽ One More Byte of this 5C Apple. If the iPhone 5C were a separate Enterprise, the iPhone 5C delivered 12,500,000 units per calendar quarter, this equates to 50,000,000 units sold annually. Think about it, one item, one device, folks are buying the 5C (the iPhone model that the WallStreet critics are labeling a flop) at a clip of 50 million iPhone 5C per year.

๐ŸŽ Reports have it, Apple’s profit margins overall are about 38.5%. Lets assume the iPhone 5C profit margin is 32.5% (15% less profitable than the Apple’s average, a guess on my part) for the $550 iPhone 5C. Therefore this “iPhone 5C Company” if it were a separate company, Annual performance results:

๐ŸŽ Gross Sales: 50,000,000 iPhone 5C

๐ŸŽ Gross Sales: $27.5 Billion

๐ŸŽ Net Profits: $8.937 Billion

๐ŸŽ iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S Facts: The exact iPhone sales ratio is a closely held secret inside Apple, data from multiple sources, like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile activation statistics, compiled by J. M. Manness, dispolay statistics about the Winter Quarter iPhone Sales globally. We have summarized the data as follows

๐Ÿ“ฒ 6.4 million iPhone 4S sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 12.8 million iPhone 5C sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 31.9 million iPhone 5S sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 51.1 million iPhones 3 models sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 9.0 million Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 8.2 million all Nokia’s Windows Phones sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 8.2 million all Microsoft Windows Phones sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 2.2 million LG’s G2 flagship sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 5S outsold 5C by a ratio of 2.5:1 sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 5C outsold Galaxy S4 by a ratio of 1.4:1 sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 5S outsold Galaxy S4 by a ratio of 3.5:1 sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 5S+5C outsold all 4 Android Flagships, be ratio of 1.6:1 sold

๐ŸŽ Recall Apple announced the 5C & 5S on September 10, 2013 and released the 5C & 5S for a huge joint-opening on the same day on , 9 million iphones were sold in the opening weekend. Later we learned that of the 9 million sold, 6 million were the top of the line iPhone 5S, and 3 million iPhone 5C.

๐ŸŽ Without citing any sales figures, which is pretty basic investigation technique for a story, Reed and Ciaccia have taken to calling iPhone 5c a "flop," as if saying something outrageous over and over again, makes falsities factual. Sounds like what our politics do, to make us forget the truth, by repeating falsehoods. Never Works, expect for the uninformed.

๐ŸŽ Unsurprisingly, Reed and Ciaccia described iPhone 4S as a failure in late 2011, iPhone 4 as a failure in early 2011 and spoke of iPhone 3GS as a failure before that, if for no other reason than its writers simply do not like the iPhone, even with 450,000,000 iOS Sales, with iPhone sales selling at a clip of 50,000,000/iPhones per calendar-quarter, representing over 80% of all the SmartPhone profits for all Brands and types combined globally.

๐ŸŽ "To be honest," wrote BGR’s Zach Epstein back in 2009, "we can’t remember ever having seen Apple fail so massively in this department." The "failure" of iPhone 3GS’ branding was ostensibly so incredibly bad that BGR coined it a "megafail," specifically because it wasn’t clear enough whether there should be a space between the "G" and the "S." Apple, it seems, can’t help but "fail" in various ways as it chows down the majority of the mobile industry’s profits building the world’s most desirable phones and expanding the world’s most important and sustainable ecosystem for apps and accessories.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s fiercest critics spent most of 2013 complaining that the company wasn’t "innovative enough," but its latest high-end iPhone, the 64-bit iPhone 5s With Touch ID, managed to outsell every other flagship smartphone on any platform, by far, becoming the world’s best selling handset.

๐ŸŽ Imagine the team winning the Super Bowl or World’s Cup being labeled a "failure" by sports commentators who groused about perceived flaws in how the winning team played, while detailing the "whisper number" of points that "sports analysts" had expected the team to score, expressing great disappointment in the winning team’s inability to score what somebody had guessed might be possible.

๐ŸŽ If sportswriting were as disingenuous and misleading as the tech industry’s bloggers, it’d be really hard to tell what teams were wining versus who was simply the team favored by a particular observer of the games being played.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPhone 5C was actually more successful than every other Android flagship smartphone, redefining what "flop" can possibly mean. Would Microsoft’s Zune been a "flop" if it had outsold any model of iPod? Would Microsoft’s Surface or HP’s Slate PC, Motorola’s Xoom, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab or Google’s Nexus 7 have still been flops if any of them had outsold iPads? Would Blackberry, Windows Phone, HTC’s One, Google’s Moto X or LG’s G2 been flops had any of them outsold Apple’s iPhone?

๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPhone 5C "failure:flop" outsold all Blackberry, all Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4, 2013. Combine this with the iPhone 5S outselling Apple’s iPhone 5C by a margin of Two:One on the Opening Weekend.

๐ŸŽ From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple’s iPhone 5C, you’d think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple’s top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung’s Galaxy S4.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S Facts: The exact iPhone sales ratio is a closely held secret inside Apple, data from multiple sources, like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile activation statistics, compiled by J. M. Manness, dispolay statistics about the Winter Quarter iPhone Sales globally. We have summarized the data as follows

๐Ÿ“ฒ 6.4 million iPhone 4S sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 12.8 million iPhone 5C sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 31.9 million iPhone 5S sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 51.1 million iPhones for 3 models sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 9.0 million Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 8.2 million all Nokia’s Windows Phones sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 8.2 million all Microsoft Windows Phones sold
๐Ÿ“ฒ 2.2 million LG’s G2 flagship sold

๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPhone 5C sold twice as many units as all Blackberry smartphone sales combined (6 million), more than all of Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphone sales in the winter quarter (8.2 million), and in fact, all of Microsoft’s Windows Phones sold globally in the winter quarter (slightly more than 8.2 million, as Nokia makes 90% of the world’s Windows Phones).

๐ŸŽ Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 reportedly sold just 9 million units in the winter quarter. If you do the math, this means the iPhone 5C sold 142% more iPhones than the Galaxy S4.

๐ŸŽ LG’s heavily marketed flagship G2 reportedly sold just 2.3 million units in the winter quarter. That indicates that Apple’s mid tier iPhone 5C outsold Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and LG’s G2 put together.

๐ŸŽ It’s certainly possible that the actual number of iPhone 5C units Apple sold could be less than estimated. Even if for argument’s sake Apple sold many more higher-end 5s iPhones for every 5C than the app analytics firms are seeing, it would still mean that Apple’s single iPhone 5C model was one of the top most successful smartphone designs created and sold in 2013.

๐ŸŽ As the ratio of 5C’s to 5S’s that Apple sold goes down, the amount of revenue it made from iPhone sales overall increases. There’s no way around the fact that Apple sold more premium smartphones above $400 (the only kind it sells) than anyone else. The only question is to what degree Apple’s iPhone 5C helped the company sell more phones to consumers who would otherwise have considered moderately priced Android models or Apple’s own lower end iPhone 4S, an outdated model lacking a Lightning connector or support for 4G LTE.

๐ŸŽ In fact, Apple’s high-end iPhone 5S has been so remarkably successful, in spite of the supposed cheapening trend in smartphone buyers’ tastes, that Apple’s critics have been forced to pounce upon the supposed "failure" of the iPhone 5C instead; a phone that sells so "terribly" that it also outsold the ostensibly successful Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of America’s top carriers, and pushed every other Android phone out of the top U.S. sales charts entirely, from the first month it went on sale.

๐ŸŽ The primary data point supporting the "5C Failure" propaganda campaign is that the cheaper model hasn’t been able to outsell Apple’s top of the line 5S, as if Apple would prefer to sell the 5c and collect at least $100 less per sale.

๐ŸŽ Note that the war on iPhone 5C focuses entirely upon Apple’s smartphone model mix, a topic that has never raised any interest among any Android or Windows Phone smartphone makers, none of whom detail the unit sales of each price tier in the phones they sell. Few smartphone makers even provide an official figure for the overall numbers of units they sell.

๐ŸŽ Grave concerns about Apple’s product mix were raised as a distraction from reality, and continue to grow in their fevered pitch as the reality of Apple’s leading market position in premium smartphones becomes more evident, from taking 80 percent of premium phone sales in China to 76% of all smartphones in Japan and 45 percent of all smartphones sold in the United States.

๐ŸŽ Proponents of the 5c Failure Meme have even twisted Tim Cook’s words to suggest that Apple’s incorrect initial expectation that it would sell a larger mix of cheaper models in 2013 really meant that Apple was upset that buyers weren’t as interested in its middle tier phone as its high end iPhone 5s.

๐ŸŽ Imagine General Motors being upset to find that the majority of its customers preferred to pay a 20% premium for an option package that included fancier trim, greater horsepower and a lucrative technology/convenience package.

๐ŸŽ No doubt GM would be ecstatic to discover such unexpectedly favorable market demand from its customers, even if it meant a mid-season retooling to accommodate buyers’ desires for more premium vehicles, regardless of their higher price in our hypothetical economy where few other car makers could earn anything on sales of their cheaper, bare bones cars, nor manage to introduce a successful luxury model.

๐ŸŽ If you prefer lemonade stand analogies to cars, Apple is selling all the premium organic lemonade it can produce at prices more than two times higher, on average, than everyone else can sell any sort of drink.

๐ŸŽ Note that Apple isn’t just asking for more money; consumers are readily paying twice as much to buy iPhones. That’s indicative of a failure on the part of Android. Either the entire world has been fooled, or Android is simply not as desirable as its proponents claim. Samsung does appear to be blowing its promotional billions ineffectually, but it’s hard to imagine that the majority of the world’s most sophisticated consumers are being fooled by one company to pay that much extra, were there no real difference.

๐ŸŽ Apple subsequently makes more money, by far. It also has far more capital available to expand into a variety of other offerings, were demand for its lemonade to ever decline (and there’s no credible signs of this happening so far). If demand were to shift toward orange juice, beer or even cheaper lemonade, the best capitalized lemonade stand would certainly be best positioned to shift its operations to accommodate that change.



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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Eggs a Great Natural Source of Protein ~ But there are 5 Better Protein Sources โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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โ˜… Eggs are a Great Natural Source of Protein. Eggs continue to be the “poster child” for protein. One only needs to watch Sylvester Stallone chugging an 8oz glass of raw-eggs as did Rocky Balboa for proof. This Egg reputation is well deserved. A single hard-boiled egg delivers 6 grams of denatured protein, all in a convenient, portable package. Denatured is applied to this protein, as its “cooked.” Denaturing the protein limits the effective absorption by some 33% or more. Therefore 6 grams of raw protein reduces to an absorbable base of protein of 4 grams once cooked.

โ˜… What those little white-orange fried-egg orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein consumption. There are other attractive ways to ingest protein as your muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five foods all have good levels of protein superior to that of a chicken egg.

โ˜… Bird eggs have been valuable foodstuffs since prehistory, in both hunting societies and more recent cultures where birds were domesticated. The chicken was probably domesticated for its eggs from jungle fowl native to tropical and subtropical Southeast Asia and India before 7500 BCE. Chickens were brought to Sumer and Egypt by 1500 BCE, and arrived in Greece around 800 BCE, where the quail had been the primary source of eggs.

โ˜… Chickens and other egg-laying creatures are widely kept throughout the world, and mass production of chicken eggs is a global industry. In 2009, an estimated 62.1 million metric tons of eggs were produced worldwide from a total laying flock of approximately 6.4 billion hens. There are issues of regional variation in demand and expectation, as well as current debates concerning methods of mass production. The European Union recently banned battery husbandry of chickens.

โ˜… Dried spirulina contains about 60% (51โ€“71%) protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.

โ˜… The U.S. National Library of Medicine said that spirulina was no better than milk or meat as a protein source, and was approximately 30 times more expensive per gram.

โ˜… Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the 16th century; the harvest from Lake Texcoco and subsequent sale as cakes were described by one of Cortรฉs’ soldiers. The Aztecs called it “tecuitlatl”.

โ˜… Spirulina was found in abundance at Lake Texcoco by French researchers in the 1960s, but there is no reference to its use by the Aztecs as a daily food source after the 16th century, probably due to the draining of the surrounding lakes for agricultural and urban development. The first large-scale spirulina production plant, run by Sosa Texcoco, was established there in the early 1970s.

โ˜… Spirulina has also been traditionally harvested in Chad. It is dried into cakes called dihรฉ, which are used to make broths for meals, and also sold in markets. The spirulina is harvested from small lakes and ponds around Lake Chad.

โ˜… Soy Beans, soy protein is the nutritional equivalent of meat, eggs, and casein for human growth and health, according to the gold standard for measuring protein quality, since 1990, the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), and by this criterion. Soybean protein isolate has a biological value of 74, whole soybeans 96, soybean milk 91, and eggs 97.

โ˜… Soy protein is essentially identical to the protein of other legume seeds and pulses. Moreover, soybeans can produce at least twice as much protein per acre than any other major vegetable or grain crop besides hemp, five to 10 times more protein per acre than land set aside for grazing animals to make milk, and up to 15 times more protein per acre than land set aside for meat production.

โ˜… Soybeans occur in various sizes, and in many hull or seed coat colors, including black, brown, blue, yellow, green and mottled. The hull of the mature bean is hard, water-resistant, and protects the cotyledon and hypocotyl (or “germ”) from damage. If the seed coat is cracked, the seed will not germinate. The scar, visible on the seed coat, is called the hilum (colors include black, brown, buff, gray and yellow) and at one end of the hilum is the micropyle, or small opening in the seed coat which can allow the absorption of water for sprouting.

โ˜… Together, soybean oil and protein content account for about 60% of dry soybeans by weight (protein at 40% and oil at 20%). The remainder consists of 35% carbohydrate and about 5% ash. Soybean cultivars comprise approximately 8% seed coat or hull, 90% cotyledons and 2% hypocotyl axis or germ.

โ˜… Most soy protein is a relatively heat-stable storage protein. This heat stability enables soy food products requiring high temperature cooking, such as tofu, soy milk and textured vegetable protein (soy flour) to be made.

โ˜… Soybeans occur in various sizes, and in many hull or seed coat colors, including black, brown, blue, yellow, green and mottled. The hull of the mature bean is hard, water-resistant, and protects the cotyledon and hypocotyl (or “germ”) from damage. If the seed coat is cracked, the seed will not germinate. The scar, visible on the seed coat, is called the hilum (colors include black, brown, buff, gray and yellow) and at one end of the hilum is the micropyle, or small opening in the seed coat which can allow the absorption of water for sprouting.

โ˜… Gruyere Cheese, a fine source of nutrition, where an ounce of gruyere, a deliciously rich variety of swiss cheese, has about 8 grams of protein, in a traditional 1oz portion. Just watch your portions, though: While a one-ounce serving contains a reasonable 117 calories, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.

โ˜… Named after the Swiss town of Gruyeres, Gruyere cheese is widely available in most American supermarkets. This type of cheese is hard and light yellow with a mild nutty flavor, and can be added to sandwiches, served on cheese platters or used in recipes. The nutritional value of Gruyere is similar to that of other hard cheeses.

โ˜… An ounce of Gruyere contains 117 calories and almost no carbohydrates. It has 8.5 grams of protein, or 17 percent of the daily value. The protein in dairy products, such as cheese, is complete because it provides each of the amino acids you need to get from your diet, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Gruyere has 9 grams of total fat, or 13 percent of the daily value, per ounce. It also contains 31 milligrams of cholesterol per ounce.

โ˜… Each ounce of Gruyere cheese provides 287 milligrams of calcium, or 29% of the daily value. Calcium is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining strong bones. Milk is a good natural source of calcium, and other dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, are high in calcium. A 2,000-calorie meal plan based on the USDA Food Pattern for a balanced diet includes three servings per day of dairy products, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

โ˜… Each ounce of Gruyere contains 5 grams of saturated fat, or 25% of the daily value. Saturated fat raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol in your blood and increases your risk for heart disease, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full-fat cheeses are among the top sources of saturated fat in the typical American diet. Low-fat Gruyere or another low-fat cheese is a healthier alternative to full-fat Gruyere.

โ˜… Dried Pumpkin Seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10 grams per quarter cup. Pepita (from Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”) is a Spanish culinary term for the pumpkin seed, the edible seed of a pumpkin or other cultivar of squash (genus Cucurbita). The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color inside a white hull. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product.

โ˜… Pumpkin seeds rival sunflower seeds as the most popular snack in Russia and Ukraine. They are sold in Russian drugstores as a remedy for quelling parasitic infestations such as tapeworms. Pepitas are a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are also roasted and served as a snack. Marinated and roasted, they are an autumn seasonal snack in the United States, as well as a commercially produced and distributed packaged snack, like sunflower seeds, available year-round.

โ˜… Pepitas are known by their Spanish name (usually shortened), and typically salted and sometimes spiced after roasting (and today also available as a packaged product), in Mexico and other Latin American countries, in the American Southwest, and in speciality and Mexican food stores.

โ˜… The earliest known evidence of the domestication of Cucurbita dates back 8,000-10,000 years ago, predating the domestication of other crops such as maize and common beans in the region by about 4,000 years. Changes in fruit shape and color indicate intentional breeding of C. pepo occurred by no later than 8,000 years ago. The process to develop the agricultural knowledge of crop domestication took place over 5,000-6,500 years in Mesoamerica. Squash was domesticated first, with maize second and then beans being domesticated, becoming part of the Three Sisters agricultural system.

โ˜… IsaLean Pro Shake is a powerfully effective, high-protein (36 grams) meal replacement, supercharged with complete nutrition. There are a number of meal replacement shakes out there employing various ingredients such as soy.

โ˜… Studies show Whey Protein is the superior choice for fat burning, muscle retention and growth that surpasses the result of soy-based shakes. Athletes who exercise intensely, regularly or sporadically, need increased amounts of protein for adequate muscle repair and growth.

โ˜… Whey protein is superior for weight loss because it can affect body composition, keep you fuller longer and stimulate thermogenesis (the production of heat in the human body). As one builds lean tissue with high-quality whey protein, you are able to burn more calories.

โ˜… Research shows whey protein is far more effective than carbs, fats and other forms of protein, for stimulating fat-burning potential. Also, as one gets older, one’s protein requirements rise in order for our bodies to retain muscle tissue. Recent studies suggest that large doses of whey protein (up to 36g) versus lower doses over time, is better for promoting muscle maintenance and growth in people over 55.

โ˜… Compare one 8oz glass of water containing an IsaLean Pro Shake, with its 36 grams of un-denatured protein, and a Large Egg with its equivalent of 4 grams of protein, assuming one eats the egg cooked. One would have to eat 9 Eggs to have the equivalence of One IsaLean Shake that costs $3.85 and contains an important balance of vitamins and minerals to assure best absorption into the body.



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PharmacoGenetic Screening: Having been trained in Molecular Biology and BioChemistry, I have an avid interest in PharmacoGenetics and DNA Screening. Patients that have been screened, have a 99% better result when Doctors prescribe FDA medications, taking into account your unique genetic profile.

Last year 2.2 million patients taking properly prescribed FDA Approved Drugs have experienced Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR); of those millions, 770,000 experienced an avoidable ADR requiring Hospitalization, and 100,000 of those patients the ADRs resulted in fatalities, more than triple the number of Highway deaths in the USA. Genomic DNA Testing done once in your Lifetime, will give Physicians valuable information guiding them in prescribed FDA Approved medications taking into account the patients unique genetic profile.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Apple’s “iWatch” may contain more technologies than are currently imaginable. Imagineering. Appleโ€™s rumored wearable project may seek advanced medical sensor technology and health biosensing ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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Apple’s development of their "iWatch" may contain more technologies than are imaginable. Imagineering, a term coined by Walt Disney decades ago, is alive and well within Apple.

Appleโ€™s rumored wearable project may seek advanced medical sensor technology and health biosensing. Monitoring heart-rate is thought of most frequently. However, now "wearable" technology is being developed to monitor many attributes of your blood chemistry.

Earlier this year Apple attracted two high-profile medical sensor experts from medical devices firms, that specialize in advanced biosensing.

Appleโ€™s avid interest in blood monitoring through skin is interesting in light of the rumored iWatch wearable device, even more so considering Googleโ€™s latest initiative, Smart Contact Lenses that measure glucose levels in tears.

Furthermore, Apple is said to be โ€œactively investigatingโ€ iris scanning technology with their recent hiring of Sano Intelligence hardware developer Nancy Dougherty and Vital Connectโ€™s Ravi Narasimhan. Both Dougherty and Narasimhan are biometric sensor experts and both have electrical engineering degrees from Stanford.

Apparently, Apple is growing its team of medical sensor specialists by hiring some of the worldโ€™s most forward-thinking experts in seamless mobile medical technologies. Apple is actively investigating iris scanning technology, but wouldnโ€™t elaborate further.

To be sure, Apple will not introduce their "Wearable" iDevice, iWatch, iWhatever, until "it’s ready." I think weโ€™re way past the rumor stage as Tim Cook & Company have been hiring the worldโ€™s top biometric, wearable and fashion experts over recent years.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said… We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love. And earlier this week, Mr. Cook was present at the opening of a store in Beijing to celebrate the iPhone launch on China Mobile, pose for photographs with fans and sign some customersโ€™ iPhone boxes.

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

MOVES App ~ This is the BEST iPhone Pedometer of the 25,000 out there in App Land ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ Moves automatically tracks your everyday exercise, walking, jogging, bicycling, commuting, and time spent in important places. Just carry your phone in your pocket, on your belt, backpack, or in your hand-bag. MOVES App is the BEST iPhone Pedometer of the 25,000 out there in App Land.

๐ŸŽ The "genius" of the App when combined with the iPhone 5S, its A7 and M7 chipsets, can distinguish your movements, whether you are walking, running, jogging, bicycling, or driving to the grocery. The App and the iPhone properly categorize the movements it detects, separating your movements from driving to the store or commuting to work.

๐ŸŽ When viewing the MOVE App in your iPhone, the prominent display figure is a large Circle which displays One of Four measures of your Day’s activity. The Default figure is Steps. Tap onto the Green Circle and the figure changes to the Number of Miles Walked, tap the circle again the figure changes to Time Walked, tap again the figure will be the Calories your body expended with your Walking. The Blue Circle is set for Cycling, and the Pink Circle is for Jogging. Touching any of these circles will compute for Miles, Time, and Calories for that type of "movement."

๐ŸŽ MOVES App display may be swiped Down, and the Display shows your Activities for the Month, showing each Day, sliding the graphics to the right, shows all days; Tap onto the Buttons at screen bottom to display your activities for TODAY, DAYS, WEEKS. The Display will also highlight your Highest Level of Achievement for a DAY, WEEK, displaying new personal "RECORD" being achieved. Tap onto TODAY to return to the App’s Front Page of Today Activities.

๐ŸŽ I thought that I already had the best Pedometer, until I came across this App. IMHO, this is definitely the best App for recording your day’s activities, movements, steps, for very health-minded folks โ€ข New beautiful design โ€ข Battery Saving Mode that saves up to 40% of battery (iOS 7 only) โ€ข Support for the M7 co-processor in iPhone 5s โ€ข Automatically tracks walking, cycling and running โ€ข Recognizes the places in your daily life โ€ข Shows your day as a simple storyline โ€ข Plots your routes on a map โ€ข Step counter (pedometer) โ€ข Calories burned for each activity โ€ข More features available from the Connected Apps catalog

๐ŸŽ Seeing your everyday life in a new way can motivate you to move more. Set simple goals (e.g. 10,000 steps a day) and start with small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.

๐ŸŽ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Moves has been designed to use GPS and other sensors sparingly. The app relies mostly on acceleration data, cell tower and Wi-Fi locations. The new Battery Saving Mode will further minimize battery consumption when stationary in a place.

๐ŸŽ Notes about using the MOVES App with your iPhone with iOS7. Moves needs to run continuously in the background to track your activities 1. Ensure that you have BACKGROUND APP REFRESH turned ON for Moves (iPhone Settings > General > Background App Refresh) 2. If you close Moves in the multitasking view by swiping up (this is the view you get by double-pressing the home button), Moves will be turned off until you open the app yourself again.

๐ŸŽ Release Date: Dec 19, 2012. This is a relatively new App. The great news is the App Developer is listening to their App Users, as they have already had over 20 free updates in just 14 months since its Publication on the Apple APP Store.

๐ŸŽ For your convenience this link will take you directly to the App Store:

๐ŸŽ http://itunes.apple.com/app/moves/id509204969?mt=8

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

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http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/principles-of-forensic-digital-photography

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Over 41% of thousands of iPhone Owners Desired an iPhone of 5.0″ or More. Extrapolating further, Over 65% of iPhone Owners desire a 4.5″ iPhone or Larger ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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BIG News, iPhone 6 with a 5″ Display coming in Mid-2014, as reported from many reputable sources including as the NY Times.

๐ŸŽ In my humble opinion, Apple releasing a 5″ iPhone would be a HUGE success, and will CLOSE the GAP to Samsung’s unchallenged Galaxy larger smartphones. Bottom Line, many folks including myself would really like a larger iPhone display.

๐ŸŽ Apple has been reported by their supply-line to be evaluating a 4.7″ Display and a 5.7″.

๐ŸŽ This should be another really BIG year for Apple.


๐ŸŽ The Graphic above shows that over 41% of the thousands of iPhone owners interviewed in the survey, desired an iPhone of 5.0″ or greater. Extrapolating the survey data further, over 65% of iPhone owners desire a display of 4.5″ or greater; Only 33% of iPhone owners are pleased with their 4.0″ display. BIG News, iPhone 6 with a 5″ Display coming in May, 2014, as reported by NYT. Apple releasing a 5″ iPhone would be HUGE + OPENs Door to Samsung’s unchallenged Galaxy AUDIENCE. This was a survey of thousands and thousands of current iPhone users, one of the largest independent surveys taken on the topic of iPhone Display Preference. Surely Apple (corporate) is fully aware of their customer’s wants and needs.

As an early adopter (literally 1st day of its release, April, 2010) of the version 1 of the Apple iPad and subsequently lining-up for the iPhone 4, I must admit considering jumping to the Larger 5″ Samsung Smartphone offering just before the iPhone 5S release. However, I came to my senses, and remained with iPhone due to the my investment in the inventory of Apple Apps. If Apple refuses

๐ŸŽ Recall the critics said Apple was crazy to get into this mature field of smartphones with absolutely no experience in cell phone technology, nor any experience in what customers really want in smartphone design.

๐ŸŽ Well the World has Votes with their Wallets as over 400,000,000 people changed, from all the rest, to iPhone in these 7 years including Marilyn and I in 2010 when we both bought the iPhone 4 when it was released.

๐ŸŽ Yes, I stood in a 6-hour line of folks wanting the iPhone 4 in February 2010. We turned off our Sprint BlackBerry smartphones for the iPhone4. One may say I was nuts for standing in a 6-hour line, Perhaps. However, as I teach at FAU many on this line were my FAU students who were surprised that someone of my age would be so excited about a “phone.”

๐ŸŽ Tim Cook speaks out in his interview, as he wants significantly more “Transparency” with regard to NSA and GOV activities in the GOV activities in collecting of Apple customer information. This is a YouTube Link to watch the 5 minute ABC News interview.

http://youtu.be/janYipFwV34

๐ŸŽ Admittedly, I have never experienced such excitement over a consumer product, much less a smartphone. And Genuine Excitement is definitely Contagious. As I recall, that 2010 opening weekend, Apple announced they sold over 3,000,000 iPhones. Recall in 2013 with the Release of the iPhone 5S and 5C Apple sold over 9,000,000 iPhones in their Friday September 17, 2013 opening weekend.

๐ŸŽ Industry sources project that Apple will sell over 190,000,000 iPhones in just this year. Adding these dales to existing iOS users will being the total population of iPhone and iPad users, breaking the 1,000,000,000 Mark.

๐ŸŽ Several reasons for Apple success in their re-inventing of the smartphone was, the other smartphones were not very easy to use, they were not really smart, and the plastic-keys took up half of the front of the phone even if you were not typing, etc.

๐ŸŽ Display iPhone versions. And according to Apple Patent filings, the New iPhone (be it version 6 or later) may be fitted with an Optical Image Stabilization module, which would be a First for a smart-phone.

๐ŸŽ Image stabilization would give the iPhone camera user several degrees, like 2ยฐ of camera movement, left, right, up, down, and any combination, where the image-stabilizer-unit locks the image in place, by “shifting” the lens-elements laterally in proportion to the user’s “shifting” of the camera.

๐ŸŽ Presently image stabilization is performed “electronically” within the imager’s pixels, which has the effect of marginally reducing the total image resolution to accommodate for stability factor. Canon was one of the first Camera companies to offer Image Stabilized lenses (IS Lenses) for the Single Lens Reflex 35mm cameras. Image Stabilization really works particularly for hand-held candid photography, certainly a huge advantage for iPhone photography, which is almost always hand-held.

๐ŸŽ The footprint for the iPhone 6 may look like one of these renderings

๐ŸŽ Personally, I would likely option for the iPhone with the largest display, offered by Apple; hopefully the new iPhone display measures between 5.0″ and 5.7″ diagonally.

๐ŸŽ iphone 6, iPad 6 and the next iPad-mini v3 are ALL Slated to have Cryptographic BioMetric Finger Print capability (similar to that incorporated into the iPhone 5S).

๐ŸŽ Since we are speaking of the rumor mill, lets not forget the notion of EYE-Identity, as a step-up from Finger Print identification, where a ultra-low powered Laser-beam would image the user’s retina, which would be compared to someone desiring entry into the iPhone’s contents. NOW we are talking HIGH TECH.

๐ŸŽ The next iPad to be 10% Thinner and Lighter than new iPad v5. The next iPad mini v3, will also contain the famous Retina Display resolution as seen first in mini v2, PLUS Cryptographic BioMetric Finger Print capability, as first delivered by Apple in their hugely popular iPhone 5S, PLUS other significant enhancements with the main processor, memory configurations, the Motion chip, and important energy efficiencies.

2โƒฃ The 6th generation iPad rumor mill has gathered significantly over the past few weeks; and reported a few days ago suggested that the iPad 6 release date could be as soon as May, 2014. The increased rumors and attention may be warranted.

3โƒฃ iPad 6 to also have BioMetric Finger Print capability creating secure Cryptographic Libraries to secure Personal Information, making way for best “Tablet” security consistent with Apple’s new iPhone 5S to have similar cryptographic security.

4โƒฃ Appleโ€™s purchase of AuthenTec has played a major part for new iPad and iPhone innovations. It was a shrewd move that CEO Tim Cook made that has been largely unnoticed. This technology provides Apple with a very Unique New feature designed to virtually eliminate passwords. BTW, AuthenTec was a major supplier to Samsung.

5โƒฃ Nothing has been confirmed at this point, but leaked photos of redesigned internal components suggest that Apple is indeed again planning an overhaul of the internal geography to improve various iPad features and to likely make room for new components as well, namely the Finger-Print Scanner and its related digitizing processors.

6โƒฃ Appleโ€™s next-generation iPad 6 is expected to feature the similar external design as the recently iPad Air, version5. Aside from the iPad external shape and edges, the iPad v6 will feature a significant internal redesign, to make room for the FingerPrint sensing apparatus, when the iPad v6 launches mid-year 2014.

7โƒฃ AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security, whose diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure networking, content and data protection, access control and strong fingerprint security. AuthenTec encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software are deployed by the leading mobile device, networking and computing companies, content and service providers, and Governments worldwide. AuthenTecโ€™s products and technologies provide security on hundreds of millions of devices.

8โƒฃ BioMetrics and Finger Print identification are cool terms indeed. However, there is a lot of science that has to be packed into a small package for “Positive-Identification” to be consistent and assured in the creating of Secure Cryptographic Libraries. These graphics were abstracted from reports discussing the mathematics and logistics necessary to accurately refine and focus on one’s unique Finger Print. This process sounds really cool, but there are tens of thousands of man-hours behind the processes, the logistics, the imaging, necessary to assure very high-quality imaging consistency, necessary to delivery very high-level security, on the order of tens-of-millions of combinations, if this imaging security were compared to a traditional “cash-vault combination lock.”

9โƒฃ Having personally supervised the installation very sophisticated “Hand, Palm, Finger Print” identification systems costing on average $250,000, to secure commercial office buildings, the user set-up was quite simple. A user that has been permitted access, initially provides multiple digital impressions for each of their 10 fingers, plus 10 Palm-Print impressions on the “8″x12″ glass plated sensor, plus 10 impressions of the entire Hand-print; This assures the system to 1โƒฃ Record accurate, reliable, digitized images, 2โƒฃ Creates a secure Cryptographic Library for this user. 3โƒฃ User thereafter enters an 8 digit password twice; 4โƒฃ This PassWord (8-digits delivering up to 99 million combinations, may be used in the event this user has damaged, cut, or bruised their fingers causing the system to reject finger-print cryptographic access. What goes on internally “behind the scenes” is amazing and occurs in a few milli-seconds; The notion that this technology can be squeezed into iPhones and iPads, using a cryptographic enabled HOME button, covered with a “scratch-proof” Sapphire-Crystal-Lens for best finger-image transmission through to a 6mm CCD high-resolution imager for digitizing, boggles the mind.

๐Ÿ”  Admittedly, with the last generation of iPad-mini-retina, I personally sold my iPad v4 to Gazelle.com and moved “smaller” to the iPad mini retina, and love the crisp display, new compact, carry anywhere, even in my pocket form-factor, even with ACME MADE of San Francisco thin slip-cover, and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover. This combination renders an iPad mini retina into an amazing touch-screen ultra-compact “laptop.”

๐Ÿ”  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who tends to speak out with reliable information, has chimed into the debate once again, and although his June-September 2014 release bracket refutes earlier presumptions, Kuo does believe the next Apple iPads will be again dramatically thinner and lighter than iPad v5 Air and iPad mini v3 generations.

๐Ÿ”  Kuo also estimates the iPad 6 will be 10% thinner and 15% lighter than the current flagship, a notion which is in line with suggestions of the popuar iPad Air. In fact, Kuo goes on to mention that the next full-size iPad will feature thinner bezels along the longer edges as per the iPad mini, which will in turn allow the device to be slightly narrower.

๐Ÿ”  Kuo foresees the next iPad measuring in at around 7.5-8.0mm in depth, which is a full 10% thinner than iPad Air v5. At 500 grams, it takes more weight, off the current flagship, and although that may not sound like a big number, in tech terms, it is a very profitable drop in bulk.

๐Ÿ”  Kuo mentions the next iPad will pack in an A8X processor, although predicts the cameras will have significant improvements with image quality. The 5-megapixel iSight of the iPad 5 was no great shakes, but then again, with very few people use their iPads for taking snaps, it makes sense for Apple to concentrate on some of the more important issues with its market-leading slab. It is speculated that these ext iterations of the iPad and her sister Mini will contain the superb 8MP imager contained presently in Apple’s iPhone 5S.

๐Ÿ”  The next generation of iPad looks to be the biggest leap since the third-gen brought that Retina display, and with the iPad mini also set to see that very feature later on in the year, Appleโ€™s continued dominance in tablet space will be difficult for rivaling vendors to falter.

The “gag-image” of the rotary-dial superimposed on a smartphone case was presented by Steve Jobs exactly 7 years ago this month during his Keynote Address introducing to the World the first iPhone, Apple’s ReInvention of the Smart Phone.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

iPhones Significantly Safer to Virus Attacks according to FBI Reports ~ iOS Prevents Vulnerabilities to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks as Documented by FBI and Homeland Security Reports ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐ŸŒ iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (70 of 1,000,000 units) being Infected. The few being infected are because the Owners did not Upgrade their iOS to the Current iOS version.

๐ŸŒ Smart Phones are Sophisticated Miniature powerful Computers. Computers need Anti-Virus add-on Software to prevent infections. Not so with Apple, as Virus Protection Algorithms are built directly into their Operating System, iOS7.

๐ŸŒ Androids are Very Vulnerable to Attack as 79% (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) subject to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malicious Malware Attacks. Androids are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Malicious Virus Attacks

๐ŸŒ Findings according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Reports. An abstract of this Report was declassified and displayed below.

๐ŸŒ Android smartphones (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) significantly more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks, as Androids have an Astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

๐ŸŒ Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

๐ŸŒ Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using significantly Older OS Versions. Why…

๐ŸŒ Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable, even though these users are Significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version.

๐ŸŒ There are over 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation with unique versions of the Android operating system, today. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them. This circumstance major issues with App Developers too, as they cannot use the most current OS version, for fear that Older OS versions will not function properly. The Android users are aware of these facts too, and know they are likely trapped with their older version of their Apps.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by only 70 per 1,000,000 units of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 95% of Apple iOS users, about 550 million of them, have updated to the iOS6, and over 80% of iPhone users have already updated to iOS7 in the last 120 days, where iOS7 contains all the latest Anti-Virus Algorithms, protecting Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

๐ŸŒ Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone products are receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

๐ŸŒ 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

HOLLYWOOD is Now Making Movies with DIGITAL Cameras. Paramount made their Hit WOLF OF WALL STREET in All Digital. โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

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It may not be a secret that film-based Hollywood MOVIE distribution won’t last much longer in the US, the BIG Hollywood Studios have not officially completed their Digital transition.

However, one of the Major Studios, Paramount may have quietly already made the "Digital Leap." Sources for the LA Times, claim that Paramount is the first major studio to DELIVER its major movies to North American Theaters solely in digital form. HOLLYWOOD is Now Making Movies with DIGITAL Cameras. Paramount made their Hit THE WOLF OF WALL STREET in All Digital.

Think about the amazing Resolution and Color rendition of current day digital imaging. Think about the Motion Picture Editing capability…

Think about Motion Picture Distribution channels. No more 80-Pound Motion Picture Cans that need to be physically delivered to all, or a portion of the 4500 Theaters in North America, housing the 36,377 screens. Digital Motion Picture Movie distribution is via a secure Internet Connection, downloading the Motion Picture onto a Local Hard-Drive at the Theater, is fast, secure, and immediate, well say 15 minutes depending on their Connectivity to the internet. The typical High Definition 2-hour Motion Picture requires less than 10GB of storage space, for each Movie.

The Wolf of Wall Street was the first to go all-digital, every take, every location in the production. Paramount hasn’t commented on the apparent leak. If the report is accurate, the 8% of US theaters, (15% North American theaters) without any digital equipment, now have little choice but to upgrade to DIGITAL Motion Picture Projection equipment, if these Theaters want to offer the same Movie selection as most of their peers.

Years ago my Professional Photography friends may recall, my statement that FILM is OVER. These Hollywood revelations, demonstrate their recognition of Digital’s quality and utility, not to mention ease of electronic editing. It is quite a Changeover, for the Producers are committing a $100 Million or more to make movies these days; so the movie making media capture selection, is a Very Important decision.

There are a number of reasons for the Motion Picture adoption of Digital Capture of their Motion Pictures, present day
(A) High Quality HD Video recording equipment
(B) High Capacity Computer equipment for Post Production Editing, and
(C) Quality Theater Projection equipment, now more affordable, for the 89,743 screens globally, of which 42,802 screens are in North America, of which 6,426 remain Analog Film projection screens.

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

Are you Interested ? Here is the Link:
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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Anemometer for iPhone, Shaka’s device is truly Amazing ~ Measures Wind Speeds to 90mph, Wind Direction + Current Temps ~ Automatically Plots Precise Results on Dynamic Maps Globally โญโญโญโญ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€

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๐ŸŒ€ Anemometer for iPhone, Shaka’s device is NOW Shipping ~ Accurately Measures Wind Speeds to 90mph ~ Current Temperature ~ Wind Direction ~ Automatically Plots Precise Results on Dynamic Maps globally with iPhone’s GPS capability. This plug-in device transforms your iPhone or iPad into a very accurate Wind Speed Anemometer; Another example of Independent Developers producing amazing tools, taking advantage of the iPhone’s Processing capability. As a Scientist by training, I’m “blown away” by this App+Device combination. (pardon the pun)

๐ŸŒ€ Shaka iPhone Anemometer, Wind Meter, plugs into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod headphone socket, and with the accompanying free Shaka App running, the iPhone records and displays wind-specific weather data, such as current and average wind speed, maximum wind gust, ambient temperature, and wind direction.

๐ŸŒ€ Historical Perspective. An Anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind, and is used to describe any airspeed measurement instrument used in meteorology or aerodynamics.

๐ŸŒ€ Leon Battista Alberti around 1450, credited as giving first known description of an anemometer. Anemometers can be divided into two classes: those that measure the wind’s speed, and those that measure the wind’s pressure; but as there is a close connection between the pressure and the speed, an anemometer designed for one will give information to calculate the other.

๐ŸŒ€ Itโ€™s been exactly 4 weeks from my last Shaka update. A quick overview of where Shaka stands with production and shipping. During the first half of June Shaka produced several test batches and found a few Imperfections that needed fixing before the full production runs. These were mostly related to the injection moulded parts like the casing and impeller (the rotating fan-like thingie) used. This took more time to tweak the production tools and re-cycle production than had been expected.

๐ŸŒ€ Shaka therefore is experiencing a two week delay with shipping the products out to, as compared to their initial plan. The latest plan for delivering the products: Shaka started shipping first products to their fulfillment-partners this week.

๐ŸŒ€ Shaka’s Fulfillment partner will be shipped out the iDevices on a first order first serve basis starting from next week, July 1st. Shipping of all the pre-orders from the warehouse will take in most cases approximately 1-2 weeks. Shipping to My Front Door will take another 2 to 7 days depending on location. I will get an email when my order has been shipped from the fulfillment house. Yeppee.

๐ŸŒ€ Shaka is an Estonian startup that has created a unique wind-meter accessory for iOS devices such as the iPhone or iPad. Due to start shipping in June, 2013, the battery-free Shaka Wind Meter plugs into an iPhone, or iPadโ€™s headphone socket.

๐ŸŒ€ Combine the Wind Meter with the existing onboard sensors of Appleโ€™s hardware and Shaka’s App, the device quickly measures, records and displays wind-specific weather data such as current and average wind speed, maximum wind gust, ambient temperature, and wind direction. All this Data is then submitted automatically to Shaka’s servers, where the Data is mapped to the exact location of the iPhone, using the GPS capability of the iPhone or iPad.

๐ŸŒ€ The deviceโ€™s inspiration and intended use scenario, was to enable people who take part in wind-related sports, such as wind-surfers and kite-surfers, serfers, and boating to find favorable or unfavorable wind conditions. โ€œForecasts are often inaccurate and the coverage with stationary and connected stations is not good enough,โ€ says Shaka co-founder Raigo Raamat. โ€œWe wanted to simplify the process of sharing actual wind conditions inside the community.โ€

๐ŸŒ€ Raigo Raamat and his two other co-founders, Jens Kasemets and Mihkel Gรผsson embarked on the project in 2011 they realised โ€œmany more communitiesโ€ could benefit from a device that enabled a smart phone or tablet to be transformed into a โ€œconnected weather stationโ€ for either private use or for contributing to and accessing real-time crowd-sourced weather data. These range from academia, agriculture, emergency services, golfing, boating, and motor sports. โ€œThe measured wind results for all these uses differ, but common to all, they need mmojre precise weather measurement and location input,โ€ says Raamat.

๐ŸŒ€ Shaka has ambitions beyond this wind-meter. Longer term, Shaka may graduate from the harware-focused accelerator HAXLR8R, plans to build what Raamatโ€™s calling a platform for the worldโ€™s smallest weather station. โ€œWeโ€™ll add barometric pressure and humidity sensors to achieve this goal. Eventually support will be delivered for Android devices,โ€ he says. The startupโ€™s ultimate target is expensive to formulate.

๐ŸŒ€ July 1st, 2013, the company is shipping this wind-meter, monetizing the hardware only. Shaka’s accompanying App is free. However, in the future the Shaka App will offer additional in-App Paid additional services. Shaka will be opening up the platform to partners who may want to develop other Apps on top of Shaka, that target various weather-related communities.




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Siri ~ an Apple iPhone Feature, simply a Voice-Controlled Personal Assistant for You ~ Gives You a way of Speaking Interactively with your iPhone (or iPad) to Do What you Request. Simply Press the HOME Key a Second or 2, Siri then asks “What can I help you with.” What is the Weather Today, Will it Rain Tomorrow, Do I need an Umbrella in Tampa tomorrow Morning, What is Apple Stock Trading for Now, Book a Lunch with Dad Friday at Saquella Cafรฉ (update) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ What is Siri… In short, Siri is a built-in feature of Apple’s iOS7 system software, simply, a voice-controlled personal assistant built in Your iPhone. Apple’s notion is to offer You a seamless, easy way of interacting directly with your iPhone and iPad without having to tap, tap, tap, or type, type, type on the touchscreen to find or do what you want.

๐ŸŽ Talk to Siri Instead. Simply PRESS the HOME for 2 Seconds, while your iPhone is "sleeping" (or while on any screen). Siri wakes-up and comes back to you, with a verbal and visual displays "What can I help you with." When you speak to Siri, Siri speaks back to you. You may ask Siri questions, for which Siri looks for answers, or you may tell Siri to do things, that may require several steps on your behalf, more or less, hands-free.

๐ŸŽ Siri ~ an Apple iPhone Feature, simply a Voice-Controlled Personal Assistant for You ~ Gives You a way of Speaking Interactively with your iPhone (or iPad) to Do What you Request. Simply Press the HOME Key for a Second or 2, Siri then asks “What can I help you with.” What is the Weather Today, Will it Rain Tomorrow, Do I need an Umbrella in Tampa tomorrow Morning, What is Apple Stock Trading for Now, Book a Lunch with Dad Friday at Saquella Cafรฉ…

๐ŸŽ You can Speak to Siri in Your regular, casual language, without any need to memorize and use any special computerized key words. Speak to Siri using your own casual words. Siri will figure it out what you mean, just as if you were speaking to your (human) personal assistant. There is no limit on how many times You and Siri can go back and forth looking for a solution to whatever you are talking with Siri about. Siri will remember the context of your conversation.

๐ŸŽ Here is a simple step-by-step example using Siri, in this case, Booking a New Appointment with someone in your Contacts. At Left (if reading this article on an iPad or PC) are actual iPhone screen-images as I proceeded in booking an appointment with Jim Wilson, using Siri
โœ” Press and Hold the HOME Button for a Second or two
โœ” When the Siri Chime is heard, say
โœ” "Siri Make an Appointment with Jim Wilson for Monday Morning at 11am"
โœ” Siri will Say back to you and display the eMail Addresses that are in my Address book for Jim Wilson, because
โœ” Siri wants to use the correct email address for the proper contact
โœ” You simply touch on the list, or speak the desired email address, in order to select the correct contact
โœ” Siri then speaks back to you setting up the appointment at the desired day and time
โœ” Siri also displays the Appointment for you to Confirm or Cancel
โœ” If you Confirm the Appointment, then Siri confirms back to you that the Appointment is Booked into your Calendar
โœ” If you don’t like something about the appointment, you may cancel it, or amend it, by speaking back to Siri
โœ” If for example, you already had a 9:30am appointment for Monday morning, Siri would notice this conflict, and speak back to you
โœ” Siri would ask a question like, "you already have an appointment at 9:45 am, shall I schedule it anyway"
โœ” Siri then Confirms back to you, if you’d like this time/day scheduled anyway or Cancel it
โœ” You could tell Siri to find another available time Monday Morning or Tuesday
โœ” Siri would then schedule the appointment in an open time slot Monday morning if there was an opening
โœ” If there are no open times for Monday Morning, Siri would tell you, and suggest another day
โœ” Siri and You can go back and forth until an acceptable day and time is chosen by you
โœ” Siri and You are actually carrying on a conversation in attempt to fine a suitable time and day to meet with Jim
โœ” Siri to satisfy your request, interacted with you seamlessly, however, behind the lines, here is what is going on
โ€ข Accessed a Voice to Text, and Text to Voice App, communicated interactively in real-time
โ€ข Siri Opened your Contacts App, searched the data-base to find the exact name and email address combination to find the correct contact person
โ€ข Siri Opened the Calendar App searching for the Monday, comparing it to the Day you made the request, you could have suggested “the first Monday in December” or “Next Monday”
โ€ข Siri using a Text to Voice App communicates back to you the data associated in finding the right Jim Wilson, and the correct Monday for the desired time, then
โ€ข Siri noticed a conflict, as Siri determined that a portion of the time-period for the new appointment over-laps the time/day of an existing Appointment
โ€ข Siri offers several alternatives to cure the appointment time conflict
โ€ข Siri accomplishes all of these functions, seamlessly, as if you were speaking with another person.

๐ŸŽ In many ways, Siri is an App that is build seamlessly within iOS7, Apple’s operating system, that can be "Called Up" with the touch of the HOME button. It has access to just about every other built-in application on your iPhone, namely
โ€ข Mail
โ€ข Contacts
โ€ข Messages
โ€ข Maps
โ€ข Safari
โ€ข Internet
โ€ข Search Engines
โ€ข Clock
โ€ข Set Alarms
โ€ข Wake Up Alarm Clock
โ€ข Call a Number
โ€ข Call a Contact
โ€ข Find a Resturant Near by
โ€ข Find a Resturant by Type
โ€ข Make Reservations
โ€ข Movies, when, where
โ€ข Find any Place
โ€ข Directions to anywhere

๐ŸŽ Siri may call upon these Apps to present data or search through their databases whenever requested to do so. The advantage to you, is Siri does all the "leg work" for you, thus you can carry out a complex task with a single App (the Siri App), otherwise you would need to open multiple Apps, take notes, transpose data, in order to achieve your Request.

๐ŸŽ While this sounds all very well and good, there are a couple of practical issues which the Apple Engineers developers had to solve, in order for it to work properly. The first issue is that the voice recognition software needs to be very effective in understanding your verbalization of needs and desires. Siri is of little use if Siri canโ€™t understand what youโ€™ve said. Fortunately, that appears to have been solved. The second issue, and a more subtle issue, is that you donโ€™t want to have to Change the way you Speak, in order to get your meaning across to Siri.

๐ŸŽ The Magic of Siri is that it understands commonly spoken language, dialects, idiomatic expressions, slang rather than the user having to memorize a list of Key Words. This is an area where Siri excels. You may talk to Siri like you are speaking with a person. Siri will understand what you say, and what you mean, when you said it. Simply Press and hold the Home key for a second or two, Siri comes to your call, and away you go. You can actually have fun trying to determine just how complex a task Siri can perform. Have Fun experimenting.

๐ŸŽ Siri is clearly terrific and shockingly easy method of doing things for you. Everyone should understand how simple Siri is to use, as Siri adds an entirely new dimension in using your iPhone. This Feature was my motivation in writing this Article. There is a well produced, brief Video below showing you 50 reasons to give Siri your attention. It will make your iPhone and iPad much more a personal tool for you.

๐ŸŽ Why are folks wearing out their thumbs… TEXTing, when you could simply get to Siri, and SAY, "Text message Jim Wilson, Ask him when he’d like to go to lunch…" And Siri looks up Jim Wilson’s Phone number to TEXT, then types the message to Jim for you…

๐ŸŽ Talk to Siri as you would to a person, someone you know. Say something like โ€œTell my wife Iโ€™m running lateโ€ or โ€œRemind me to call the Doctor’s Office.โ€ Siri not only understands what you say, itโ€™s smart enough to know what you mean. So when you ask โ€œAny good burger joints around here?โ€ Siri will reply โ€œI found a number of burger restaurants near you.โ€ Then you can say โ€œHmm. How about tacos?โ€ Siri remembers that you just asked about restaurants, so it will look for Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood. And Siri is proactive, so it will question you until it finds what youโ€™re looking for.

๐ŸŽ In literally speaking with Siri, below are 15 images that display the nature of the "dialog" that You may have with Siri. Below the 5 panels of images is a web-link to a well produced video, that shows the interaction you may have with Siri. Siri is a remarkable feature that we strongly recommend you use, and use often, as it will make your iPhone an even more helpful tool for you, than you could have imagined. Thousands of Apple Engineers made this special effort for you.

๐ŸŽ Artificial Intelligence is a non-organic, software system that seems to understand Human interaction, and delivers responses in a very “Human way.” One of the first successful Hollywood Movies that displayed what the writer thought of as Computers “communicating with Humans” 2001: A Space Odyssey an enigmatic film. It is a science-fiction film that meticulously portrayed a scientifically accurate picture of Space but is also puzzle riddled with many mystic symbols. It was one of the “believable movies” where Computers were interactively communicating with the Pilots of the Space Craft. In Stanley Kubrickโ€™s own ironic terms, this film is a โ€˜mythological documentary.โ€™

๐ŸŽ Siri is today’s version of Stanley Kubrickโ€™s HAL. Remember HAL, the computer that everyone on the space craft communicates with. Take the Letters of IBM, today’s major computer manufacturer; count forward ONE letter for each letter of H-A-L, results is IBM.

๐ŸŽ Learn To Use Siri: Here are 50 Examples of Siri Voice interactions. This short video is very effective in giving you notions on how simple a request may be made, and the complexity that Siri may function in actually Opening Apps, following instructions, commands, and holding conversations with you.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

Apple Owns 81% of the Tablet Usage Share ~ All the Others Combined total 19% Use Share ~ So if Android leads in Market-Share, what are they doing with them? โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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โ˜… Google struggles to get tablet-optimized versions of Android apps; However Apple highlights iOS’s much higher web-usage share than Android. These figures that are hugely in Apple’s favor, unlike the raw market-share unit-sales numbers, that often consume the popular narrative. During Apple’s Q1 2014 conference call, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took these numbers to another level. Mr. Cook hammered these figures in more powerful ways than ever before.

โ˜… Apple made a constant, concerted, and conscientious effort to position themselves as First and Foremost in the areas Apple believe should matter the most to Investors, Developers, and ultimately its Customers.

โ˜… The biggest, boldest, stunning claim came as Apple stated that its iOS 7 is the most popular operating system in the world. This Global claim was a double-taker for many, as most everyone is used to hearing that Android enjoys a large market-share lead over Apple. The market-share metric, so often repeated, leads one to question whether Apple can maintain their Developer loyalty, much less exclusivity. Apple is changing the metric of the comparison from the generic platform vs platform, to specific Operating System version vs version; Apple is changing the conversation, to the language Developers and Customers understand dearly; however, the media seldom understands.

โ˜… Its the Apps Stupid. (In the language of James Carvel advising Bill Clinton, its the Economy Stupid) Lets put the numbers another way. Apple receives about $25,000,000/DAY, every day, in revenues for Apps purchased by Apple iPhone and iPad customers, that’s at a clip of $9 Billion/Year, of which $6.3 Billion/Year is paid in Cash to iOS Independent App Developers, not exactly chump-change.

โ˜… There are over 1,000,000 Apps, an amazing milestone, available on its Apple App Store. All these App Sales amounts to 50 Billion Downloads, where Apple has PAID developers $10 billion in Cash, as of October, 2013, today its many Billions more Downloads with Cash Payouts to Developers exceeding an estimated $15,000,000,000 in CASH. For the critics to say that Apple will have issues retaining their stable of Independent App Developers, MONEY Talks and the media BS walks. With over 400 million iOS users, using the current iOS version, this represents a huge audience for Apple App developers to market their brilliant Apps.

โ˜… Way are Apple’s stable of Independent App Developers so Loyal to Apple, other than the huge pay-out figures mentioned? The Answer is FRAGMENTATION. Not many understand what Fragmentation means, and how Fragmentation impacts Software and the App developers.

โ˜… As a former COBOL and RPG programmer (which dates me) the quality and stability of the Operating System (then called DOS and CP/M) is critical for all Software Developers to CODE a user program, the Application, today called App. With Android there are over 11,800 different versions because of the open device architecture and many users will not upgrade to the current OS for fear of rendering their mobile Devices inoperable. This also means most Android users do not have the most current Security algorithms, which are built into the OS core.

โ˜… Apple periodically, since the first iPhone in mid-2007, updates its Operating System (its iOS) to provide to its iPhone users new and improved Features, Security updates. Updates to the iOS are very helpful for the App Developers as Apple improves and increases the number of ASP’s. ASPs are the programming Tools to the iOS. There are about 1650 ASPs currently.

โ˜… What is an ASP. Lets think of using ASP’s in your Kitchen. If you were making Soup for Lunch, the ASPs would be the Chicken Broth, the Pasta, Mixed cut Veggies, and the Spices. Instead of you having to boil the chicken to get the broth, or roll out and cook the Pasta dough, harvest the Vegetables, or grow and grate the Spices, your Kitchen ASPs are the ready-to-use polished ingredients that you can call upon to make your mid-day Soup. Without the Kitchen ASPs making mid-day Soup would be a very lengthly process. In the World App Development, Apple creating a beautifully polished set of 1650 ASPs, App creation is only limited by the Developers Imagination.

โ˜… Why is FRAGMENTATION so Important. When Apple improves its iOS, which Apple has done with 14 iOS versions. The Longest time period between iOS updates was about 285 days, the shortest just under 60 days, the average update is every 6 months.

โ˜… Apple’s Customers, amazingly UPDATE to the NEWEST version of Apple iOS very quickly; we are speaking of about 500,000,000 iOS users. When the iOS changes, so do many of the ASPs, along with many Security enhancements to keep the HACKERS OUT of your iDevice and therefore out of your personal data.

โ˜… Over 80% or 400 Million Apple users are using the iOS7 Operating System. Updating to the Newest iOS is
โ€ข Great for Users so to experience the very best user-interface
โ€ข Great for Users to have most current security protection algorithms
โ€ข Great for App Developers as they have the very best and newest ASPs for their Applications
โ€ข Great for Everyone as the iPhones and iPads simply WORK better

โ˜… Android on the other hand has over 11,800 different OS versions, which is a horror show for Android App Developers. According to published reports, adoption rates for the latest version of
โ€ข Android KitKit ver 4.4, released with iOS7, 1.4% (iOS7 at 80%)
โ€ข Android Jelly Bean, ver 4.1, released July 13, 2012, 35.9%
โ€ข Android Gingerbread, ver 2.3, released Dec 6, 2010, at 21.2%

โ˜… On my iPad have an inventory of 300 amazing Apps that transforms my iPad into a portable device with more utility that the most advanced Laptop. Same for the iPhone and the Apps available to it. I have taken the BEST of my Apps, where I have studied and tested thousands of Apps over the last 4 years, and written Articles about the BEST ones, in effort to save folks the time and money of Experimenting and searching through the hundreds of thousands of Apps that meet your needs. This is a Link to my WordPress web site:
http://tiny.cc/jdhiax

โ˜… The Message Apple is Delivering. Sheer quantity of devices that make-up the platform (Android vs. Apple iOS) matters little to the Value of the Platform, with regard to Usage, Advertising Revenues, On-Line Purchases, be it consistency of install base, engagement with the Device, and Affluence of the customer base.

โ˜… Usage numbers are again Front and Center. Chikita Insights huge statistics sampling indicates the Apple’s iPhone controlled 54% of U.S. smartphone web traffic; Apple’s iPad holds 78% of tablet traffic. Apple points out, these usage numbers were far greater than the market share numbers, specifically calling how engaging and important that made them. Chikita statistics indicates that in China 57% of all mobile web browsing occurred on Apple iOS devices.

โ˜… Where does the Money follow: Apple cites IBM’s traffic numbers
โ€ข iOS counted for 32.6% in traffic
โ€ข Android’s 14.8% in traffic
โ€ข iOS represents over 2x, and a 23% vs. 4.6% of all sales, and over 5x on Christmas
โ€ข Black Friday numbers skewed massively in Apple’s favor as well

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Apple Files Innovative Patents relating to Add-On Lens Attachments onto Next Generation iPhone Camera Lens Structure ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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โ˜… APPLE files Two New Patent Applications (that we discovered at the US Patent Office) showing how Apple may permit Future-iPhones users to expand their photographic capabilities with lens accessories. One concept describes a removable "back panel" which contains different camera options, and a second concept detailing how users may be permitted to attach magnetically, "Lens Modules" onto their iPhone’s camera lens structure, externally, to provide different focal-length options, for example, Telephoto Lens attachments, and a Wide-Angle Lens attachments.

โ˜… Apple Filed Innovative Patents on January 28, 2014 relating to Add-On Lenses and Periscope Attachments onto APPLE iPhone Camera

โ˜… The Patents refer to "Magnetic add-on lenses with alignment ridge" describes the means of attaching and holding accessory lenses to future iPhone models using strong magnetic attraction. Ceramic Magnets will keep the module firmly fixed and aligned to the iPhone external machined case-mechanism.

โ˜… The Patent calls for what I would call a male and female "alignment ridge" that will firmly align and mechanically hold by s strong magnetic attraction of the lens attachment, maintaining a center-line position with respect to the optincal-center-line of the attached lens to that of the iPhone’s internal Camera optical center-line axis. The ridge will also serve as a Light-Trap, to prevent ambient light entering through the attachment location.

โ˜… Apple has a long history of exploiting magnets for quick and easy attachment, and has used them among other things to replace latches in the closure devices for laptop screens, ‘MagSafe’ AC power connections and in the various ‘Smart’ covers available for its line of iPad tablet computers. Much more reliable than mechanical connectors for frequent use, magnets ‘just work’.

โ˜… Patent 8,639,106 also offers some details on the possible ‘camera modules’ which might be attached to a future iPhone, including the tantalizing possibility that they might contain a ‘ring light and ‘multiple lens elements’ including ‘at least one moving element’. This element could be moved by a ‘voice coil motor’ to provide ‘various optical functions such as autofocus, lens zoom, anti-shake, or a combination of such functions’.

โ˜… The patent application also mentions the capability for the attachment of a "periscopic low-profile multi-element lens" design for "lenses that require a longer optical path" that would otherwise project a substantial distance from the relatively compact iPhone.

โ˜… Link to Apple Patent Application: http://tiny.cc/1dvgax

โ˜… Years ago SONY originally used an internal "Periscopic Zoom" lens design that was fixed to the digital camera’s Imager, internally. The DSC-T500 which was released in August, 2008 was apparently SONY’s last "T" model digital camera.

โ˜… Sony was the first and only enterprise to use the "Internal Optical Periscope" technology coupled to ZEISS zoom Lens designs. Apple is now Patenting a similar "Optical Periscope" technology, however an external. Therefore either the External Periscope version as an attachment is "different enough" from SONY’s technology, or SONY’s patent exclusivity time has run its course.

โ˜… Personally, before smartphones, I carried a SONY DSC T10 in 2005, sporting a very thin multi-megapixel CCD imager capturing enough detail for photo-quality 8"x10" prints, with an optical zoom plus Super SteadyShot stabilization, Rear LCD display, High sensitivity (ISO 1000) settings.

โ˜… The SONY T500 camera integrates a wide (16:9), 3.5-inch (measured diagonally), trans-reflective, touch panel LCD screen for easy navigation, framing and viewing in strong light conditions. It has a Carl Zeissยฎ 5x optical zoom lens with a wide field of view (33โ€“165 mm, 35 mm equivalency).

โ˜… The Sony T500 incorporates Optical SteadyShotโ„ข image stabilization and high sensitivity settings up to ISO3200 helps combat blur and facilitate flash-free shooting for natural-exposed photos. The model also incorporates face detection technology, an intelligent function that automatically detects up to eight faces in the camera frame and adjusts focus, exposure and flash.


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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

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If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

iPhones are Safe to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐ŸŒ iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (7 of 1000) being Infected

๐ŸŒ Androids are Very Vulnerable 79% (790 of 1000) subject to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks

๐ŸŒ Findings according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Reports.

๐ŸŒ Android smartphones are 112 times more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks, as Androids have an Astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

๐ŸŒ Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

๐ŸŒ Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using significantly Older OS Versions. Why… Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable, even though these users are significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version. There are over 11,800 different Android devices in operation today. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by 0.7% of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 95% of Apple iOS users, about 550 million of them, have updated to the iOS6, and 75% of iPhone users have already updated to iOS7 in the last 90 days, which contains all the latest Protection against Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

๐ŸŒ Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone is receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

๐ŸŒ 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board cites, The National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of bulk phone records is illegal and should be stopped, according to a report by the independent federal privacy watchdog ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐Ÿ˜Ž The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board cites, The National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of bulk phone records is illegal and should be stopped, according to a report by the independent federal privacy watchdog. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, (PACLOB) made independent by Congress in 2007, said the NSA’s phone record collection program provided "minimal" benefits in counter-terrorism operations.

๐Ÿ˜Ž PACLOB’s findings run counter to President Obama’s news conference (who saw this report before his public address) said last week although the program would "end as it currently exists," its capabilities should be maintained.

๐Ÿ˜Ž IMHO, saying it would "end as it currently exists with capabilities maintained" is a clever legalism that equates to a minor tweak of NSA’s activities, so the NSA program continues 99.99% unchanged.

๐Ÿ˜Ž PACLOB’s panel also concluded that the program raises serious threats to American Civil Liberties, has shown limited or no value in countering terrorism, and is not legally sustainable from a policy perspective, namely NSA’s activities violate the US Constitution.

๐Ÿ˜Ž โ€œWe have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the telephone records program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counter-terrorism investigation,โ€ said PACLOB’s report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post. โ€œMoreover, we are aware of no instance in which the program directly contributed to the discovery of a previously unknown terrorist plot or the disruption of a terrorist attack.โ€

๐Ÿ˜Ž Recent testimony in Federal Court and disclosures before Congressional Oversight Committee hearings, indicated that the Government could not cite a Single instance demonstrating that any piece of evidence retrieved from this massive Data-Base of telephone records, solved an issue of National Security.

๐Ÿ˜Ž If it were not for SNOWDEN’s release of NSA records evidence, the American public, the Media, and PACLOC would not know that its Government was Spying in its own Citizens in the name of National Security.

๐Ÿ˜Ž More on SNOWDEN. From what we know from others that have been deemed "Whistle-Blowers," their future may be in jeopardy. In the Snowden matter, would he have been imprisoned for years in the name of National Security? With such police action, the Media, the American Public, and The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board would have no knowledge of the Government’s spying on its own population, violating the US Constitution’s 4th Amendment with regard to the Right of Privacy.

๐Ÿ˜Ž The Police nor the GOV can NOT Search everyone’s Private records, Nationally, Regionally, or Locally, every home, every office, everyone’s mail and telephones, in the hope, or in search of finding Criminality.

๐Ÿ˜Ž If the GOV or the Local Police have cause for a Crime, then a Judge reviews the matter, and may, or may not, issue a Court Ordered Search of records, offices, homes, telephones, etc. The reverse is not legal according to our Laws. For each individual case of possible Criminality, the officer in a jurisdiction, provides evidence to a Judge, in effort to obtain a Judicial Search Warrant or a Court Ordered Wire-Tap. Certain standards have to be met; Judges determine if in this particular case, the standards for a "Legal Search and Seizure" have been met, in light of one’s Right to Privacy afforded by the 4th Amendment.

๐Ÿ˜Ž The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. The Fourth Amendment was adopted by the States, in response to the abuse of the Writ of Assistance, a type of general search warrant issued by the British Government and a major source of tension in pre-Revolutionary America.

๐Ÿ˜Ž The Fourth Amendment was introduced in Congress in 1789 by James Madison, along with the other amendments in the Bill of Rights, in response to Anti-Federalist objections to the new Constitution. Congress submitted the amendment to the states on September 28, 1789. By December 15, 1791 (27 months later) the necessary three-quarters of the states had ratified the Fourth Amendment. Ten weeks later, on March 1, 1792, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson announced the adoption of the Fourth Amendment.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Because the Bill of Rights did not initially apply to the states, and federal criminal investigations were less common in the first century of our nation’s history, there is little significant case law for the Fourth Amendment before the 20th century. The amendment was held to apply to the states in Mapp v. Ohio (1961).

๐Ÿ˜Ž Under the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer who has sworn by it.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Fourth Amendment case law deals with three central questions
(1) What government activities constitute "search" and "seizure"
(2) What constitutes probable cause for these actions
(3) How violations of the Fourth Amendment rights should be addressed.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Early court decisions limited the amendment’s scope to a law enforcement officer’s physical intrusion onto private property, but with Katz v. United States (1967), the Supreme Court held that its protections, such as the warrant requirement, extend to the privacy of individuals as well as physical locations.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Law enforcement officers need a warrant for most search and seizure activities, but the Court has defined a series of exceptions for consent searches, motor vehicle searches, evidence in plain view, exigent circumstances, border searches, and other limited situations.

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

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To learn more about what else we do, take a moment and visit these links, browse around. We are pleased with over 24 million visits as of Dec/2013, in recent years: http://www.416-1100.com.

If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

When I do what I do… I usually do it here.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L exists in prototypes, seen in the field, US Patent Filed, Canon Ready for Production ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐Ÿ”  Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L exists in prototypes, and seen in the field, rumors have it… However, Patent Diagrams and Patent filings are not Rumors; Patents are the beginning of a very long path to an actual product release. The Factory folks have to price the Lens Formula, Canon financial analysts have to determine the overall Cost to Deliver, Canon Marketing team determines client need, and suitable retail delivery price. Once these Key steps are assembled, Canon’s Executive team decides IF to proceed, or WHEN to go into production. It is believed that in the scheme of things Canon is at the WHEN segment of the product flow-chart.

๐Ÿ”  Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L Rumors are getting Louder and Louder. Since Nikon and Sigma have had this Focal Length formula built into zoom lenses for quite some time, it is Now time for Canon to get with the program. Recent chatter indicates that this lens will likely be a 2014 item, possible announcement early in the year.

๐Ÿ”  One may ask, and to be sure Canon has asked their field-engineers, is it really necessary to have the wide portion of the zoom go to 14mm. When one mounts an ultra wide zoom, like the 16-35mm f2.8L onto a Full Frame Canon 5D3, when at zooming from 20mm to 16mm, renders an amazing change in perspective. Being able to zoom further to 14mm would be amazing. Today we have to change lenses, placing the 14mm L Prime into action. For HD Video, News, Journalism, 14-24mm zooms will be the “steady Eddy” always mounted lens.

๐Ÿ”  Is Canon going wider with a New very-high quality ultra-wide “L” zoom lens…That is the Question for 2014. Having learned of the likely existence of an EF 14-24 f/2.8L recently, a lens that a lot of people, Canon SLR users, want to see this formula come to fruition, sooner rather than later.

๐Ÿ”  In effort to supply some evicence of this design formula blow are actual segments of Canon’s US Patent filing. The Link below the image is a PDF file of the Actual 22 page Patent Filing. Notice that the filing is dated September 15, 2009 indicating that Canon has been contemplating this ultra-wide design for quite a few years. Although one would have to be an experienced US Patent Attorney to understand the writings, the Patent Filing is displayed to demonstrate that this lens formula exists and s owned by Canon for over 4 years.

http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US7589905.pdf

๐Ÿ”  Canon is apparently considering going wider with a 14-24 f2.8L formula. There have been a number of 10 year old “L” lens designs that are due for a “refresh” (such as the 100-400mm L zoom and the 28-300mm L zoom, both extremely popular and “long-in-the-tooth”). Coupled these schedule demands with the Tsunami that drastically effected Northern Japan’s industrial areas, Canon has been rearranging their time-tables for their Lens delivery schedules.

๐Ÿ”  As an owner of Canon’s 16-35mm f2.8L II, which we really appreciate its optical performance; I may have to take a Very Serious Look at a Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L when it comes to market. Will this be a $2500 item? Canon has a quality 14mm 2.8L Prime lens, which we’ve owned and used; Therefore we know Canon can get to 14mm for FF Digital cameras in very fine fashion. To see an “L” zoom covering this range of 14-24mm would be terrific coupled to our 5D3 for Still and HDTV Video clip-coverage. The Patent Diagrams above make it clear that Canon has the Lens FORMULA for this zoom range with excellent optical performance.

๐Ÿ”  The EF 14-24 f/2.8L lens would make a terrific supplement to having a Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L Zoom II among others. Personally, because Canon is capable of creating Very High Resolution “L” zoom lenses, I perfer having several high quality “L” Zoom lenses like presently. Notice that we always go for “L” zoom lenses having the desired focal length at the mid-point of the zoom range.

1โƒฃ Canon 16-35mm f2.8L zoom

2โƒฃ Canon 24-70mm f2.8L zoom

3โƒฃ Canon 70-200m f2.8L zoom,

4โƒฃ Canon 100-400mm IS L Zoom, added for the Sports Shooter.

5โƒฃ Canon 28-300mm IS f3.5L Zoom, added when changing lenses in the Field is simply not practicle.

6โƒฃ The alternative to the above 5-lenses displayed, is having many “Prime” Lenses, and potentially too many lens changes for “field work.”

๐Ÿ”  With 1โƒฃ + 2โƒฃ + 3โƒฃ above, this 3 Zoom Lens-Trifecta, you’d have total focal length coverage from 16-200mm, at a constant aperature of f2.8L, Plus the very popular 100-400 IS L zoom for an incredible focal range. If in the field, one could carry two Canon DSLR Bodies, to give focal length coverage for 90% of the shoot.

7โƒฃ The alternative to 6โƒฃ above is a TWO Lens Quinella, 1โƒฃ + 5โƒฃ where you’d have total focal length coverage from 16-300mm, both having “L” quality Optics and Build quality and an incredible focal range, giving up only the f2.8 constant aperature feature. This may be THE choice for our shop.

8โƒฃ The alternative to 7โƒฃ above is a THREE Lens Kit, 1โƒฃ + 2โƒฃ + 4โƒฃ where you’d have total focal length coverage from 16-300mm, both having “L” quality Optics and Build quality and an incredible focal range, giving up the f2.8 constant aperature feature, and you’d be loosing 29mm of focal-range from 71mm-99mm assuming this not a hot spot for what you capture. Honestly, I’m waiting for Canon to deliver the rumored 2nd “II” version of their hugely popular 100-400mm IS Zoom (I’ve written a separate article on this topic). Its been 12 years since Canon engineered the present version, its time for a modern version with an enhanced IS module, and renewed Optical and Materials implementation.

8โƒฃ Admittedly, years ago I was a “Prime Lens” purist, having $25,000 with 8 of Canon’s finest “L” Primes . Today with Canon’s 7D, 5D Mark III, or Canon 1DX, with Canon’s finest computer aided design team, capability with Canon’s best optical engineers, combining with very high-tech Canon exclusive Glass Formulations. Canon “L” Zoom Lenses offer incredible high resolution, high light transmittance, and excellent saturation.

โœ” We’ve also been told that a Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L also exists in prototype form and could become a product instead of the EF 14-24 f/2.8L. I can only recall Sigma making such a lens for full frame cameras. Going this wide would certainly put some space between the less costly (assuming based on Canon pricing history) EF 17-40 f/4L $800 and more pricey EF 16-35 f/2.8L II at $1500, likely exceeding say $2200.

โœ” We have heard of a possible EF 12-24 f/2.8L, no visible “Patent Applications” though, so take it with a “few pounds of salt.” As the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L has several interations, perhaps its time for a wider, syper-wide “L” lens. However, we do not want to play “Marketing Executive” for Canon. The Patent Diagram of the 14mm “L” Zoom is REAL, the image of the “Canon 14mm zoom Lens” is not necessarily so.

Rumor ID: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L .

Rumor Rating: โญโญโญโญ Viability Rated by Jimmy

Rumor Viability Comment: Patents are Real, the Question is When will an actual product be delivered, recent comments say 2013 is the year for it.


โœ” This lines-scetch is a real diagram abstracted from Canon’s Patent Application filing. Therefore we know that Canon has done the engineering of this lens design, and has enough confidence its design and commercialization that it spent the Legal Fees to make the filing. However, many patents don’t result to products delivered. Personally, I would give this lens serious consideration, as its perfect for photojournalish, which is a major portion of our imaging and video coverage.

โœ” The image below is a real NIKON lens attached to a Canon Digital camera. These are the images that make Canon crazy; where a Canon Camera owner would couple a Nikon Lens to it with a “cheeter adapter.” Mounting a ZEISS lens onto Canon is “fair game” as ZEISS is well known for delivering amazing image resolution, and where ZEISS is not in the Digital SLR Camera business.

โœ” Having personally owned Canon’s 14mm f2.8L prime lens, shown here, notice the extreme convex surface of the outer element. If and when Canon decides to go into Commercial Production for a 14-24mm Ultra-Wide L zoom, one would have to give it serious consideration. My guess Expect an over $2200 price, I stress guess.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release mid-year 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, I will be changing to it soon with 128GB of Storage and Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover; however, the WiFi only model. My thought is there are so many WiFi zones available these days, investing in the $130 LTE Cellular chipset upgrade is mitigated by my iPhone 5S with its "HOT SPOT" capability. Therefore, if I have migrated into non-WiFi area, or I desire a more Secure Internet Connection, its very easy to Activate my iPhone’s Hot Spot, which serves as a mini-router, accepting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for internet connectivity.

FBI and NSA can remotely activate Android and PC Laptop Microphones to Record Conversations ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ FBI and NSA can remotely activate Android and PC Laptop Microphones to Record Conversations. We discussed whether the new Microsoft Kinect could be used as an NSA spying tool. When it comes to microphones in Android Cell phones and PC Laptop computers, though, surveillance might not be a theoretical question.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI and the NSA can already remotely activate all these Microphones to record Conversations. The question is will these Hacker Surveillance Tools be used without anyone knowing, without a court order, or "probable cause." Remember the US Constitution’s 4th Amendment, an important part of our Bill of Rights.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Law-enforcement officials in the U.S. have expanded the use of Hacker Surveillance Tools routinely used by computer Hackers to gather information on suspects, bringing the criminal wiretap into the cyber age. The problem who is Watching the folks using these Hacker Surveillance Tools, and who is watching the watchers regarding these Hacker Surveillance Tools.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The Oversight Problem. These Agencies, FBI, NSA, CIA, DOD, DOJ, IRS to name a few, are becoming Huge and Arrogant. When agency heads and department managers are called before Congress, we hear lots of "I don’t know…" and "I am not aware of this…" responses to questions. So forget about Congressional Oversight checking on Government Abuses. These Agencies have too many layers of of folks that Congressional Hearings cannot penetrate. Therefore the US public obtains awareness of possible abuses by Whistle Blowers.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Federal agencies have largely remain Silent about these Capabilities; however, court documents and interviews with people involved in the programs, provide new details about the use of these cyber-hacking tools, including spyware delivered to computers and phones through email or Web links, techniques more commonly associated with common PC Computer Viruses, and PC security attacks by cyber-criminals.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The FBI has been hiring people who have advanced hacking skill, and they purchase tools that are capable of doing these cyber-things… says a former official in the agency’s cyber division.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ People familiar with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s programs say that the use of hacking tools under court orders has grown as agents seek to keep up with suspects who use new communications technology, including some types of online chat and encryption tools. The use of such communications, which can’t be wiretapped like a phone, is called "going dark" among law enforcement. A spokeswoman for the FBI declined to comment on this topic.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others tools from the private sector, likely underground hackers. With such technology, Govenment Agencies can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google’s Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. This listening techniques can do the same to Microphones in PC Laptops without the user knowing, the person said. Google declined to comment.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ For the record, if Government Agencies and Cyber Hackers can turn on you PC Computer’s and your Android Cell Phone’s Microphones, those same Hackers can Turn ON your PC’s Video Cameras and Mic’s, and Turn ON your Android’s Video Cameras and Mic’s, Watching and Hearing what you are doing in the privacy of your home or anywhere, all in HDTV resolution.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The bureau typically uses hacking in cases involving organized crime, child pornography or counterterrorism, a former U.S. official said. It is loath to use these tools when investigating hackers, out of fear that the hacker-suspect will discover the surveillance and publicize the techniques, the official said.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ The FBI, NSA, CIA, DOD have been developing hacking tools for decades, but rarely discloses these techniques publicly in fear of Public Outcry.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 10 Famous Hackers and Hacks. While widely used, the term hacker is not always applied as it should be. In the hacking community in particular, there can be stark divisions between hackers โ€“ people immensely skilled at navigating computer systems and diagnosing security flaws, and crackers, those who use their hacking knowledge for malicious gain. This same dichotomy is sometimes represented by the terms white hat and black hat. A white hat hacker, for example, may be someone hired by a company to break into its computer network in order to find vulnerabilities. A black hat hacker is someone on the outside who would break into a system in order to cause damage or for financial gain.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Although these various definitions exist, the term hacker is now largely a stand-in for anyone who breaks into computer networks, and it often carries a negative connotation. Some have broken the law in their careers, but many have also gone on to have productive (and legal) roles in the computer industry. Those that have broken the law have complex legal cases, and their motives are not necessarily malicious. In this article, we’ll look at several famous hackers of all stripes. The term hacker commonly refers to anyone who unlawfully breaks into computer networks, and it often carries a negative connotation.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 1. Kevin Mitnick. Not all hackers break the law and even fewer become the targets of FBI manhunts. But Kevin Mitnick was jailed twice โ€“ first in 1988, and then, after a plea bargain, from 1995 until 2000. For three years, he wasn’t allowed to the use the Internet. He managed to send and receive e-mail by having his girlfriend do all the clicking and typing; Mitnick just watched the screen .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Mitnick often trumpeted himself more as a "social engineer" than a hacker. He said he preferred to use "persuasion, influence and manipulation" in order to solicit information from influential people โ€“ e.g. someone with access to a tech firm’s computer network, which didn’t require writing new software or otherwise breaking codes to get into a network .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Mitnick has been the subject of several books, including "Takedown," which was made into a movie, and he even appeared in an episode of the TV show "Alias." Since regaining his computer privileges, he has started his own security-consulting firm, in addition to making rounds on the public speaking circuit. Hacker Kevin Mitnick was jailed twice for his crimes, once in 1988, and then again from 1995 to 2000.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 2. Kevin Poulsen. Like Kevin Mitnick, Kevin Poulsen was hunted by the FBI and was the subject of a book "The Watchman: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Serial Hacker Kevin Poulsen" chronicling his hacking exploits. And like Mitnick, Poulsen eventually went straight, giving up hacking.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ But before Poulsen rediscovered the right side of the law, he accrued a litany of hacking exploits, some of them illegal. While still a child, he learned how to whistle into a payphone in order to get free calls (he channeled the sound through his braces). He hacked a radio station’s phone lines in order to win a call-in contest whose prize was a Porsche. He eventually earned the distinction of being the first hacker charged with espionage after he allegedly stole classified information from the Air Force . Other charges against him include hacking into Pacific Bell. Eventually he was sentenced to 51 months for his crimes.. Since giving up hacking, Poulsen has become a journalist, working as a senior editor at Wired magazine, where he often writes about hackers. It may be a clichรฉ, but many hackers do go by nicknames. Poulsen’s was Dark Dante.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 3. Adrian Lamo. Earlier on in his hacking career, Adrian Lamo was something of a good Samaritan, known by the moniker "the homeless hacker" because he sometimes took up residence in abandoned buildings. As a hacker, Lamo broke into the networks of a number of major companies โ€“ Excite@Home, MCI WorldCom, Yahoo, Microsoft and Google โ€“ but he often contacted the companies and told them about the security holes. In some cases, he also helped them fix these holes without accepting any compensation .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ He finally got into trouble when he hacked into The New York Times โ€“ from a computer at a Kinko’s โ€“ in 2003. He found a trove of information there, including personal details on thousands of people who had written for the paper, including celebrities and ex-presidents. To avoid jail time, he negotiated a plea bargain that included six months of house arrest .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ In recent years, Lamo has been in the news for reporting Bradley Manning to police. Manning, a U.S. Army private first class, allegedly funneled thousands of classified documents to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks and then contacted Lamo, who said that Manning boasted about his actions. Lamo’s role in the affair, in which he presented himself as a journalist, has attracted some controversy . Hackers’ Diagnosed. In April 2010, Lamo was diagnosed with Asperger’s, an autism-spectrum disorder commonly associated with people of high intelligence who have difficulty socializing .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 4. Gary McKinnon. Like Adrian Lamo, Gary McKinnon has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This Scottish hacker’s supporters have protested plans for the U.K. government to extradite him to the United States to face trial for allegedly hacking into U.S. government computers. Those working on McKinnon’s behalf worry that he is "too psychologically fragile" and may commit suicide . His case has contributed to a serious debate about the U.K.’s extradition policies.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ McKinnon is under suspicion for hacking into U.S. government computer networks in late 2001 and early 2002, in what’s been called a historic breach of security . A British court judgment accuses McKinnon of infiltrating 97 computers, installing hacking software, deleting important files and stealing information . He confessed that he left a threatening note on one Army computer, in which he identified himself by the name "SOLO." McKinnon has admitted to the hacks and said he thought he could find evidence that United States was covering up the existence of UFOs. His case remains ongoing. Gary McKinnon is accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks in late 2001 and early 2002.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 5. Robert Tappan Morris. Robert Tappan Morris is now a tenured professor at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, but he has a colorful history as one of the computer world’s most renowned hackers. In 1988, while still an undergraduate at Cornell, Morris released into the wild what may have been the first computer "worm," a virus that went on to infect 6,000 Unix-based computers. Many of these machines suffered serious damage.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Although Morris claimed that he was only trying to measure the "size" of the then-embryonic Internet, the government eventually decided to prosecute him. He became the first person convicted under the 1986 Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act . Because of the novelty of the case and Morris’ claim that he didn’t intend to cause any damage, a debate ensued about whether he deserved prison time. Eventually a judge sentenced Morris to three years probation and ordered him to pay a fine and perform 400 hours of community service.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ A Hacking Convention. Since 1993, the DEFCON conference has been one of the world’s largest gatherings of hackers. The event features lectures, hacking contests and other events, and is attended by many well-known hackers and computer-security specialists.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 6. John Draper. While many hackers go mainstream and open consulting firms or become university professors, some never quite get there, and wind up in prison or somewhere else on society’s margins. John Draper is one such person. After serving as a radar technician in the Air Force in the mid-1960s, Draper began tinkering with the phone system, learning its intricacies, its internal codes (including, allegedly, a code that allowed him to get President Nixon on the phone) and how to hack the system for free calls.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ For his exploits, he became known as a "phone freak," adopting the name after finding a toy whistle in a cereal box and learning that the whistle could be used to imitate telephone tones. Later, Draper linked up with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and also wrote one of the first word processing programs eventually picked up by Apple and IBM. But his eccentric behavior, poor business sense and bad luck hampered his ability to make money and to stay in a job for long. In the late 1970s, he served two stints in prison for phone fraud.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Over the years, some of Draper’s more successful Silicon Valley friends, like Wozniak, have tried to help him, but his record and behavior make him difficult to employ. A 2007 newspaper article described Draper as living in a decrepit, one-room apartment, having almost no teeth, and getting by either on the kindness of friends or occasional programming gigs .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 7. The Masters of Deception. The Masters of Deception (MOD) was a group of hackers based in New York who, in the late 1980s, went on a hacking spree, taking particular advantage of the country’s phone system in order to hack into various corporate and government networks.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Although members of the MOD were top-notch hackers, their big mistake likely came when they engaged in a rivalry with the Legion of Doom (LOD). The battle between the two came to be known as the Great Hacker War, although the conflict allegedly started when one LOD member used a disparaging racial epithet in reference to an MOD member. What followed was a back-and-forth battle between the hacking groups, which also involved LOD members providing security advice to corporations that MOD had targeted.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Eventually, five members of MOD pled guilty to various crimes, and four spent brief periods in jail. The groups’ members dispersed, and many found work for technology and security firms. Their story has been chronicled in many articles and books, including one whose title says it all: "Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace."

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 8. Matthew Bevan and Richard Pryce. Some hackers steal information or money, or damage or hijack systems, but few hackers can claim to have nearly started a war. But in 1996, Matthew Bevan and Richard Pryce were accused of just that by the U.S. government. Bevan and Pryce, who are both British, were arrested separately, several months apart, for trying to break into U.S. military systems.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Bevan was a 21-year-old IT worker at the time and went by the hacker alias "Kuji," while Pryce was only 17 and known as "Datastream Cowboy" . According to a U.S. government report, the two allegedly worked together for several months, first establishing an electronic beachhead on a computer system located at Griffiss Air Force Base, in New York. They then installed password-collecting programs and began hacking their way into other government systems.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ After discovering the intrusions, U.S. officials became especially alarmed when they found that the duo may have infiltrated a North Korean system during an especially tenuous time of negotiations with that country over its nuclear-weapons program. Because the intrusion came via a hijacked U.S. government computer, it could’ve been construed as an act of war. Ultimately it was discovered that the hack in question had targeted a South Korean government agency .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 9. Jonathan James. By age 16, Jonathan James had already achieved renowned hacker status by becoming the first juvenile hacker to be sentenced to juvenile detention for 6 months in 2000 . Going by the alias "cOmrade," James was charged with hacking into computer systems belonging to NASA and the Department of Defense. His hacks were harmless, but he stole information and the security breaches required extensive downtime in order to secure the systems, which cost tens of thousands of dollars.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ James’ father supported his son, saying that he hadn’t caused any damage and had exposed security flaws . Unfortunately, after leaving the juvenile institution, James’ troubles continued when he tested positive for drugs. And when his mother died when he was 18, that left him alone with her house and little motivation to work, a recipe for hacking.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ In 2008, government agents raided his house as part of an investigation into what was then called the largest identity theft case in U.S. history . James and others were suspected of hacking into the systems of many large businesses and stealing information as part of an identity and credit-card theft ring that had netted millions of dollars. Two weeks after the raid, James committed suicide. He left a suicide note explaining that, while he considered himself innocent, he believed that because of his past notoriety, federal authorities would pin the blame on him rather than other guilty parties.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ 10. Albert "segvec" Gonzalez. In 2009, Albert Gonzalez pleaded guilty to hacking into numerous companies’ computer systems in connection with the so-called TJX identity theft ring โ€“ the same series of crimes that led to the raid on Jonathan James’ house. The group that Gonzalez was a part of stole 36 million credit card numbers from TJX, which owns TJ Maxx and other large stores, although 70 percent or so of these cards were expired . Still, the costs to the companies responding to the attacks were immense; TJX alone spent more than $170 million .

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ What’s particularly strange about Gonzalez’s case is that for years he worked as an informant for the secret service, providing information on other credit card thieves. However, by continuing and even expanding his criminal behavior, he left himself open to prosecution and was eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison . Several other men also were sentenced to prison time for their participation in the ring, although Gonzalez’s sentence remains the longest ever handed down to a hacker in the United States.


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๐ŸŽ iWatch Prototype ~ Apple’s iWearable Connected to iPhone ~ When Will Apple Deliver it? iWatch Prototypes and Rumors are Developing ~ Wearable Connects to iPhone ~ Apple will Deliver a Magical Device? In a recent interview, Cook said the entire Wearable computing space is โ€œripe for explorationโ€ and as game-changing and revolutionary as the iPhone or the iPad. IMHO, Apple’s new iWearable should be a revolution in and of itself. Marilyn who is very fashion conscious, is very interested in the iWearable connectivity to her iPhone…

๐ŸŽ Tim Cook sees the Wearable, the iWatch, as another very significant branch of the connectivity tree. These design-prototypes permit the user to squeeze a Wearable to fit your wrist, as it is built around a flexible high-resolution display.

๐ŸŽ Since it "connects" securely to your iPhone via their Bluetooth capabilities, the iWatch synchronizes with the appropriate Apps that are running in the background on the iPhone: Messages, Time, Date, Next Appointment, Calls, Text Messages, eMails, Facebook, Tweets, Pulse, Calorie Count, Miles Walked, Speed, Location, Directions, Arrival Time, Temperature, Stress Level.

๐ŸŽ Recently with Apple’s “acquisition of several key bio-mechanics, the iWatch may incorporate advanced medical sensor technology and health biosensing, a larger array of “blood chemistry levels” than previously thought, such as Blood Pressure, Blood Gasses, Blood Sugars, Blood Oxygen

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s next big thing, is it going to be Apple’s first wearable device: iWatch? “Everyone thinks” its coming, but no one has any notion of when. We presume that an iWatch will be something extraordinary… For Apple the pressure is on l856777ke never before.

๐ŸŽ We heard a rumor that a prototype of the iWatch is running on a version of iOS; However, keeping in mind the battery issues this may not seem possible. The watch may have a pedometer and some bio-sensors to help it compete with amazing fitness gadgets in market like Nikeโ€™s FuelBand and the Fitbit.

๐ŸŽ iWatch Functions and Price. What will this Trendy iDevice Cost each of us? While we are Rumoring… lets assume that the iWatch will be connected with bluetooth to your iPhone, and will accomplish the following:
1โƒฃ Display Time, Date, Alarms.
2โƒฃ Display Location Data and select Weather Data.
3โƒฃ Display Current Call and a few Missed Telephone Calls.
4โƒฃ Display Social Media posts.
5โƒฃ Display the recent few eMail and Text Messages.
6โƒฃ Display your Next Appointment or two.
7โƒฃ Display your Heart Rates, Calories expended.
8โƒฃ Display your Blood Pressure.
9โƒฃ Display a Bio-Metric Stress Reading, Distance Walked.
๐Ÿ”  To be sure Apple will not come out with something “half-assed.”
๐Ÿ”  iWatch or whatever Apple decides to name it, will undergo an intense amount of research, development, focus grouping.
๐Ÿ”  Even with some of the fancy-artwork displayed by very creative non-Apple folks, Marilyn and I would wear one of these; however, likely not one that looks like a boring rectangular watch-face box.

๐ŸŽ Apple CEO Tim Cook said that โ€œamazing new hardwareโ€ would be coming out at the end of this year and throughout 2014; but, did he mean new products like an iWatch… or new models of Appleโ€™s existing products (likeiPhone 5s or iPhone 6)…

๐ŸŽ Either way, thereโ€™s no need to worry if the iWatch doesnโ€™t Shows up soon. Similar rumored devices from Samsung, Google, and Microsoft may show up to cover one’s wrist. iWatch is expected to have Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Maps, Health Monitoring Applications and 1.5โ€ display Screen.

๐ŸŽ We have heard from the rumours that it may be Equipped with Essential Things for a device like bluetooth and voice assistant Siri; the idea of having Siri makes sense. If Siri is on board, it may be because the iWatch is running a form of actual iOS rather than a iPod nano software system. Apple is testing 1.5″ displays, which tells us that it may show selected information from your iOS device, rather than mirror the whole display, which also make sense.

๐ŸŽ But while Apple’s Cook was excited about wearable devices, Cook wasnโ€™t so keen on the face, saying that Google Glass was limiting its potential based on the fact that it is, essentially, head-mounted โ€” and most people donโ€™t want to wear glasses. โ€œI wear glasses because I have to โ€” I canโ€™t see without them โ€“ but I donโ€™t know a lot of people that wear them that donโ€™t have to,โ€ Cook said. โ€œPeople who do wear them generally want them to be light, unobtrusive, probably want them to reflect their fashion, their style โ€ฆ from a mainstream point of view this [pointing at his head] is difficult.โ€

๐ŸŽ Forrester’s results sync with an April study by ChangeWave, which said that a full 20% of U.S. consumers were interested in buying an Apple iWatch, self included…. And it fits with a recent trend towards personal fitness monitors such as Jawboneโ€™s Up, the Fitbit, and Nike FuelBand, all of which are worn on the wrist.

๐ŸŽ The fashion question, will the ladies that are used to their expensive watches, gold, and diamonds transition to iWearables, and use the other wrist and their neck for the stones and gold.


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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Notability App is THE Very Best-selling Note-Taking App and much more too, for iPad & iPhone ~ For Many Good Reasons (2nd update) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

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โœ” Notability App is the Best Selling and Best note-taking App for the iPad, iPhone. Notability is extremely powerful that it will transform how you work: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts right on your iPad’s or iPhone’s display in many colored “inks”, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class, make a presentation and much more. With iCloud support, your notes stay up to date on all your iOS devices. You may store all your Notes on your DropBox automatically.

โœ” We started using Notability in the last year on our iPads and love it. It allows for quick and easy capture of notes while interviewing clients or jotting down ideas during work. One can type in text or use a stylus and draw/scribble notes and drawings. I can also take photos of things and then scribble on them. One can capture audio if you want too. Thereโ€™s alot of ways to capture information. Notice the “App of the Week” image, captured from Apple’s App Store. Normally this App is listed for $2.99 this week its Free.

โœ” Once you capture the info, you can either leave it on the iPad, email it to yourself, or use any number of cloud services (e.g., Dropbox) to save the output. The output can be PDF, RTF or other formats. Itโ€™s a great app, and I didnโ€™t hesitate to pay the $2.99 for it. But now it is presently free for the week, there is no reason for you not to download a copy and try it. I bet you will love it.

โœ” Notability App. A Practical Use Example. Lets assume you are on vacation at your summer Cottage. There is internet WiFi. However, not much else, No Printer, No Scanner.

โœ” Your secretary needs to have you sign a Proposal so she can sent it out while you are out of town. The only equipment you have is an iPhone and an iPad. Voila, no problem with the Notability App.

โœ” Fast Solution, have your secretary email to you a PDF file of the “ready to send, edited” Proposal needing to be signed by you. Open the eMail where the PDF file is attachment. Sometimes, the email will show the PDF file as a miniature “image” of the PDF page, in which case Touch-and-Hold your finger onto the PDF-file-image, for a second or two. A Menu Box will pop-open as shown, with all the Apps you have on your iPad that are capable of opening PDF files. Select, Tap the Blue Icon with a Pencil in the Center, the Notability App.

โœ” Choose “Open In Notability” with a Tap of your finger, the PDF file will open using the Notability App. Notice the Pen/Pencil at the top menu-bar of Notability. Tap the Pen/Pencil Icon which is presently Dark Blue, to change the Color of the “Ink” to a variety of 15 colors. There are also choices for the thickness of the signature ink-pen, swerving, etc. Experiment with these settings to get your signature just right. Using the Curved Arrow icon at top-center-left, this will undo, as you experiment. Simply find the place on the Document that you want to sign, and using your finger sign right onto the iPad’s Display. Your signature will be imbedded permanently into the PDF file. Save this File, send the File, place it into DropBox, for your Secretary to access. using the Action Box at Top-Left of the Notability App.

โœ” Notability App. The process above mentioned is the Simplest I’ve seen, for “Signing” a Document with colored Inks, where the “signature” is very high resolution, no jiggy-jaggies that are typical for low-resolution “signing tools” with other Apps. And where, the only equipment needed is an iPad, or an iPhone, and WiFi access, or 3G, 4G, LTE Cellular Service. No need for printing, no need to scan your signed pages. Simply Sign the PDF file and email the PDF back.

โœ” Notability App. One More thing. Sometimes when receiving an email on your iPad, the PDF file will appear as a Box that has PDF in its center, and the file name of the PDF file. In this case, touch the file-attachment box, which will initiate the opening of the PDF file. The PDF file will give an Opening View, and notice the Action Box at Top-Right corner, touch the Action Box; once you touch the Action-Box, a menu of Apps will appear for you to select the icon named “Open In Notability,” the Blue Icon with a Pencil at its center image.

โœ” Your signature is now imbedded permanently into the PDF file. Save this File, send the File, place it into DropBox, for your Secretary to access. using the Action Box at Top-Left of the Notability App.

โœ” Notability App. We thought we had the best "Notes App" until we tried the Notability App by Ginger Labs. We highly recommend this App.

โœ” Notability App. This app combines all kinds of note taking techniques and tools – handwriting, recording, typing, organizing, and PDF annotation, so you can have them with you in one convenient place. The idea is that instead of dealing with piles of books and paper that you’ve made notes on, you’ll have everything neatly stored on your iPad.

โœ” Notability App. The App makes use of Retina Ink so the quality is extremely sharp. Use the zoom window to help you draw details and be sure to keep your palm on the palm rest so it doesn’t make marks on your page. You’re able to select the paper and pen you want.

โœ” Notability App. The app permits the user to take word-processing an "extra mile" by offering advanced features such as text boxes, outlining, spell check, bullet points, italics, bold, underline, cursor controls, font presets, and other styling tools.

โœ” Write, Illustrate and annotate using gorgeous retina ink. Notability’s zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

โœ” Import Forms, contracts, worksheets, documents, presentations, and even books; then use the same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability to mark up PDFs. Do you have files in other formats such as doc or ppt? Notability can import these too thanks to Google Drive.

โœ” Write an Essay, create an outline, fill out an application, or make a list with Notability’s advanced word processor. Choose a font, style, color, and size that enhances your work. Even place text exactly where you want using text boxes.

โœ” Record Lectures and meetings, your own voice practicing a speech, or help a child learn to read with a recording. Also, audio recordings are an excellent review tool as they are linked to your notes; during playback, tap a word or picture and hear what was said at that moment.

โœ” Finding Information quickly is an important part of note-taking. Use search to quickly locate notes by title or content. On iPad, bookmark pages of a note, filter a PDF by annotated pages, or search your note for a keyword in the page navigator.

โœ” Organize your Notes by subject in the library and automatically backup all of your work to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or webDAV. Also, use these services, plus email and twitter, to share your Notability files with colleagues, classmates, students or teachers. iCloud will ensure that all of your notes are automatically up to date on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

โœ” Notability App gives life to your ideas, stores your notes, and improves your memory and organization. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we do. The App Developer always appreciates hearing from its customers, so join them on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email.

โœ” The Notability App was initially released on April 1, 2010. From August, 2013 there have been 25 updates, which is a good sign, in that the App Developer is sensitive to user suggestions, and incorporates improvements regularly. This Link will take you directly to Apple’s App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/app/notability/id360593530?uo=5




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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

iPad Maxi – 12.9″ iPad Retina Display – iOS system base (Update # 2โƒฃ) โญโญโญโญโญ ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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iPad Maxi, a 12.9″ iPad Retina-Display, (recall the traditional iPad 4 has a 9.7″ retina-display, the iPad mini has a 7.9″ display) iOS system base, directly targeting 13″ PC laptops. Apparently, the iPad maxi qualifies as a “legitimate” product rumor, as several others are touting an iPad maxi (see graphics below).

More Industry sources close to the production line and familiar with Appleโ€™s product roadmap say that a 12.9″ display is in the works for a product called the iPad Maxi. Apple is reportedly already talking to potential supply-line manufacturers to create this humungous display which is set to be released in 2014.

Apple will actively target 13โ€ PC ultrabooks and notebooks, with the iPad Maxi, or whatever Apple chooses to name it, by providing the device with better portability and better battery life, and comparable screen real estate for productivity applications. Another target for the 12.9โ€ iPad, is the educational market and digital textbooks. This bigger screen is more suited to replace traditional textbooks, just from a size stand point, and Apple with its supply-line partners is also developing a new display technologies with less weight and less glare, more suited for use in classrooms.

This snippet was purely a figment of my own imagination. However, others are now speaking of a 12.9″ iPad, with or without an Apple ClamShell. Being full of suggestions, so whats next in the pipeline… Lets create a iPad-Maxi which would have the appearance similar to the MAC Book Air, but that is where the similarly ends.

This new iPad Maxi, is a portable or desktop computing “game changer” as it employs the Apple iOS amazingly efficient operating system; that’s right… NOT an OSX laptop, but an iOS6 or iOS7 operating system platform, housed in a “super-charged” iPad-maxi with a huge 12.9″ maxi-display.

Using an exterior similar to the MacBook Air’s foot-print, the iPad Maxi would be “supercharged iPad” with:

  • Touch-Screen Retina-Display

  • a 12.9″; iPad optionally housed within the clam-shell lid, by the After Market.

  • Key Board, using Apple’s world famous bluetooth keyboard, build into the clam-shell’s bottom shell.

  • 360หš Hinge. A new clam-shell optional design to have a 360หš hinge. Perhaps Apple will leave the ClamShell feture to the AfterMarketeers.

  • This would redefine the Laptop, just as the Apple iPad redefined the Tablet.

    In my humble opinion, Apple gets the message that Computing these days is more to do with Communications than Calculations, knowing the present day PC laptop sales are eroding with the iPad. Folks love the iPad’s Communications, Visuals, Web Browsing, Pictures & Video Viewing capabilities, combined with a very compact, light weight design.

    As the transition from the PC to the iPad becomes more profound, and if the iPad maxi, a super-charged iPad, as outlined below, many more Windows PC’ers would migrate to Apple; Conversly, If you want a more compact device the iPadv4 footprint is perfect, as I presently have with Belkin’s Ultimate Keyboard Case, discussed in another Article. If you want more horsepower, then the iPad-Maxi described below would satisfy this need; want even more power then the MAC Book Air is it… Want even more Power, then the MAC Book Pro answers this need…

    Apple’s MAC laptops are designed with 4 Display sizes: 11″, 13″, 15″, 17″. It is surely reasonable to have the iPad in 3 Display sizes, to serve eveyone’s needs. Apple in April, 2010 Apple released the initial iPad with what Apple believed to be the “Optimal 9.7″ Display; Within 24 months the iPad grew to sales of about 50 million iPads/year.

    November, 2012 Apple met the demand for a more-compact iPad Display, when it released the iPad mini; The iPad-mini’s is having incredible success; The iPadv4 and the iPad-mini combined sales are about 65 million iPads/year.

    Apple in 2014 may be considering the opportunity of a One-Size-Up to a 12″ Display from the original iPad’s 9.7″ Display. After All once the design of the iPad’s “Internal Electronic Package” is a complete package, however, an evolving package, configuring 3-iPad footprints is “relatively” easy: 3-Enclosures, 3-Displays, 3-LiON Batteries, all housing the “Internal Electronic Package.” Leave it to the “After Market” enterprises to fill in the balance of Covers, Cases, Keyboard Cases…


    Lets have a “Super-Charged” iPad, the iPad-Maxi:

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Hardware Connectivity, Lightning plus a Standard SD Picture Card slot

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Memory say 2GB,

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Storage say 64GB base storage, 128GB add $100, 256GB add $200

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Connectivity say LTE, 4G and 3G Cellular, optional $130 radio package to the standard WiFi a/b/g/n bands

    ๐Ÿ”ท faster Processor say 2GHz, coupled to

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Real Estate say 12.9″ Touch-Screen Retina Display.

    ๐Ÿ”ท larger Footprint with an Optonal 360ยฐ Hinged ClamShell provided by the After Market,

    ๐Ÿ”ท similar Calculating capacity to the traditional iPad.

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Money, say $669 for the Base model, $999 fully loaded LTE version, and I’d be saving my $999 for it for sure.



  • ๐Ÿ”ท http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-5s-retina-2-and-ipad-maxi-the-latest-apple-rumor-grist-28283897/#disqus_thread


    ๐Ÿ”ท http://www.etnews.com/news/device/device/2774001_1479.html#ystfuv



    Rumor ID: iPad Maxi Pro, a 12" iPad Retina Display "Laptop"

    Rumor Rating: โญโญโญโญ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ Viability Rated by Jimmy

    Rumor Viability Comment: Viability… this is my personal wish-list item; no rumor here…


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๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro. Stocks Pro ~ The Most Advanced Stock Watching-Tracking App, Period. This App is the most advanced stock tracking App available in the App Store. Features steaming quotes, real-time charts, and Fibonacci lines. This is just the kind of App that really transforms an iPad and an iPhone into a tool that has higher value than one could imagine.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro. By the Way, if you have Family Sharing turned on, in your settings App, when this App or any App, is installed on my iPad, it is automatically and simultaneously installed on my iPhone at no additional cost. Up to 10 devices may be Family Shared with Apps, Music, Movies, and iBooks. Marilyn and I have iPads and iPhones. Therefore with Family Share, if I buy an App for $4, the cost per device is spread over our 4 Apple devices.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro. Personally I have been looking for this App for years. Finally I found it when it was release in Oct, 2012. The Stocks Pro App has been revised and improved 7 times since its initial release. The most recent improvement was in July, 2013.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro. We Love this App, its one of the few Apps that I have Running on my iPad or iPhone every business day. Granted this App is currently priced at $9.95 one time charge. However, think about it, several years ago one would generally have a large trading account, with a "Bloomberg type subscription" that would cost 10x this price, as a monthly fee.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro Display. The nifty part is watching the main panel of stocks that I follow, as every 5 seconds the entire panel "pulses" with real-time updates the entire 30 blocks of stocks, that I watch. Additionally if you are looking at the Stock Price Chart for an Issue, it too updates every minute with the price and volume information. Almost every known tracking indicator is available.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro Display. This App in addition to tracking your own Stocks of interest, which is the Panel of Stocks that I have displayed here, the App has several pre-set panels containing all of the DOW JONES issues, the NASDAQ 100 issues, and the S&P 500 issues.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro Display. You can sort any of these panels by Current Percentage Gains/losses, Alphabetically, Most Recently Added to your MY STOCKS panel and by current FIBONACCI indicators. Many Folks may not to get "too deep into the weeds" with Fibonacci indicators, however the App has a build-in tutorial to demonstrate this useful trading-tool. Below is some brief information about Fibonacci Retracements, and the Alerts of a potential Trend Reversal.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro Display. Fibonacci retracement is a method of technical analysis for determining support and resistance levels. They are named after their use of the Fibonacci sequence. Retracement levels alert traders or investors of a potential trend reversal, resistance area or support area. Retracements are based on the prior move. A bounce is expected to retrace a portion of the prior decline, while a correction is expected to retrace a portion of the prior advance.

๐ŸŽ Stocks Pro Display. Fibonacci retracements are great tool, but are not 100% accurate. Sometimes a price can close only near a retracement level and it can still be a valid move. One other thing you should take note of is that price wonโ€™t always bounce from these levels; instead, they serve as alert zones for a potential reversal. It is at this point that traders should employ other aspects of technical analysis to identify or confirm a reversal. These may include candlesticks, price patterns, momentum oscillators, or moving averages.

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Tesla Model S Ranks Best Overall Car for 2014 by Consumer Reports, among 260 autos tested ~ Not only did Tesla Rank #1 Tesla scored the Highest Score ever Achieved in the Magazine’s 18 years of testing Cars ~ Plus What’s Not to Like about Driving for 3ยข/mile when Gas costs 16ยข/mile ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜

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๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Model S an all Electric LiON Battery Powered Car, Ranks as the Best Overall Car for 2014 by Consumer Reports, among 260 automobiles tested, whether fueled by electric batteries, gas or diesel fuel, or a hybrid of two fuels. Not only did Tesla Rank #1, it scored the Highest Score ever recorded in CR’s 18 year history of testing Cars.

๐Ÿš˜ Don’t know what TESLA is… In Physics Class we learned about the Tesla Coil, a high-voltage frequency generator. The Tesla Coil is one of Nikola Tesla’s most famous invention in 1891. See Tesla and his inventions below.

๐Ÿš˜ Elon Muskโ€™s Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:US) has earned the ardor of investors and the highest U.S. safety ratings. It can also add the honor of having the best-reviewed car of the year by automobile testers at Consumer Reports, earning the Highest score ever of 99 given in Consumer Reports 18 year history of reviewing Cars.

๐Ÿš˜ Consumer Report summarizes their study saying “Sure, you can talk about this electric luxury carโ€™s blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride, and versatile cabin, which can fit a third-row of seats. But that just scratches the surface of this technological tour de force.”

๐Ÿš˜ Consumer Reports editors further say “The Tesla is brimming with innovation. Its massive, easy-to-use 17″ touch-screen controls most of the car’s functions. Tesla is totally keyless in operation, locking, unlocking, starting, full Internet access, and ultra-quiet, zero-emission driving experience, the Tesla is a glimpse into a future where cars and computers coexist in seamless harmony. Its 275-mile driving range and 3-hour charges, using Teslaโ€™s special connector, also make it the easiest, most practical, albeit pricey, electric car to live with.”

๐Ÿš˜ โ€œItโ€™s truly a groundbreaking car,โ€ Jake Fisher, Consumer Reportsโ€™ director of auto testing who oversaw this yearโ€™s review of 260 vehicles, said an interview. โ€œYou get into it, and it really stands out. Itโ€™s the very best car Iโ€™ve ever driven.โ€

๐Ÿš˜ Consumer Reports tests and evaluates cars for how well they drive, interior-finish quality, safety and reliability. The model rankings influence car buyers and are published in the Yonkers, New York-based magazineโ€™s annual auto issue.

๐Ÿš˜ It was interesting researching how Consumer Reports tests each of the 260 vehicles this year. Each car is driven about 6000 miles while the evaluation teams assess every imaginable function and quality of the cars under examination.

๐Ÿš˜ Today’s TESLA is a very exciting Luxury Battery Powered automobile with a 275 mile range.

๐Ÿš˜ In appearance the Tesla does not just “gets on terms” with the two-plus-two Aston, it almost cinches it. The sweeping lines and a callipygous rear give the Tesla the look of a concept car. But this is no Concept car with limited delivery, as Tesla has ramped up production to over 25,000 units/year. The door handles motor-out to meet you (one of a number of motorized functions) and the doors swing wide.

๐Ÿš˜ Inside is Tesla’s cabin Very Unconventional, itโ€™s almost the appearance of a Science Fiction Futuristic Auto. The seating are cantilever-mounted onto a flat-floor, with an uncluttered full-width floor space. A dramatic digital instrument panel in front of the driver central-displays show charge level, power usage, range, and speed.

๐Ÿš˜ The central facia has the appearance of a very large Touch-Screen iPad, (but its not) with simple and classy Apple-style graphics, that controls most of the Car’s functions, Mapping, Directions, tailored to go with Mercedes-Benz-styled switches and steering column stalks.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Model S electric car is โ€œthe answerโ€ I’ve personally been looking for. I have remained on the side-lines with all electric cars because of two reasons: (1) most of the offerings look like “soup-cans with wheels and windows” (not so with the Tesla, as its stunningly attractive inside and out) and (2) they have such a limited Range most under 100 miles, one “can not drive it out of town” (not so with the Tesla as it can deliver 300 miles in Range.

๐Ÿš˜ One wonders if the other Car-makers have been sleeping on the job. With Tesla’s share-price on fire after recently announcing plans for a new battery โ€œgigafactoryโ€ (now, thatโ€™s a factory), confirming next yearโ€™s SUV, the Model-X, and a smaller, cheaper model (like $36k) for 2017. Today thereโ€™s barely a Silicon-Valley baron or Hollywood Star without a Model S in their Garage.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla is Fueled by a huge, flat, Lithium Ion battery, a single unit that delivers 85,000 Watt-hours of power. The Battery lines almost the entire bottom of the floor-board; however, the Battery is very well protected. To put this Battery in perspective, a 85kWhr of battery power is equivalent to about 16,200 iPhone-LiON-Batteries all linked together into a single huge flat-battery-array.

๐Ÿš˜ The LiON battery in the Tesla Model-S contains a unique LiON battery-chemistry so that it delivers power and takes recharge cycles for at least 8 years, equivalent to the Tesla battery-warranty, with unlimited miles.

๐Ÿš˜ Surely, now that Tesla has proven to the marketplace that an attractive well designed Car with good range can be delivered in mass quantities. Also, since Tesla is expanding its assembly plants to grow production by 50% this year and next, Battery Technology will be the focus for these fine Cars. Surely, Tesla wants to increase its Model-S Range to 400 miles then to 500 miles, since Electric fueling stations are not as populated as Gasoline stations.

๐Ÿš˜ When viewing Tesla’s Model-S at the retail-store in our Boca Raton Town Center Mall, they have several fully assembled, ready to drive Cars, and two Cars that were apparently taken off the assembly-line, displaying the beautifully engineered frame, battery array, the steering points, the motor and inverter package at the car’s rear-end. Very Impressive displays making it clear to anyone, engineer or house-wife, that this Car is an engineering marvel, that gives the quality feeling that Apple delivers with their products, with an obvious display of an incredible level of attention to every minute element of detail.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla SuperChargers recharges Model S quickly, Super quickly. Superchargers are for refueling quickly on road trips. A Supercharger can replenish 50% the 85 kWh battery in about 25 minutes. All Model S vehicles with the 85 kWh battery can use SuperChargers as can properly equipped 60 kWh battery vehicles. SuperCharger (Electric) Fuel Stations will be positioned at convenient locations along major interstates throughout the country.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla SuperCharger stations the Cost for a "Full Tank of Electricity" is FREE, although it costs Tesla say $300,000 per station. Tesla considers this fueling feature as a Marketing Expense, to make it clear to Tesla Owners, and those interested in buying a Tesla Car, that they can get a “Fill-Up” when going out of town. In a Hurry, no problem, the Super-Charger Stations will have two "Fueling" modes, Plug in your Tesla Model S for 20 minutes for 100 miles of Range, 40 minutes for 200 miles of Range or 60 minutes to "Fill the Tank" in this case a fully recharged battery.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla’s Free Fueling feature is considered a “Marketing Expense” where these costs are not “built into the price of their cars.” Recall that a fill-up costs Tesla about $9, assuming an electric utility cost of 11ยข per kilowatt, typical in the USA.

๐Ÿš˜ A major Free-Fueling costs facing Tesla is the development of the Fueling Station Network, the real estate and construction costs, estimated to be approximately $300,000 per station. This expense could be amortized over say 20 years, making this a $15,000/year per Station, expense to the financial statement.

๐Ÿš˜ SuperCharger Stations. If Tesla builds 500 SuperCharger Nation-Wide Network, the depreciation expense would be on the order of $7.5 million/year. If every SuperCharger Station with 3-fueling lanes were charging for 24 hours/day, this represents 26,000 fill-ups/year per Station; Assuming the electric-utility cost is $9/Fill-Up, then each staton would expense $234,000/year per station, which equates to about $115 million/year for the Nation-Wide network of 500 SuperCharger stations.

๐Ÿš˜ With 150,000 Tesla Cars on the Road planned, the Annual expense for SuperCharger Stations equates to about $800/Tesla, a Very imaginative use of marketing dollars. This represents a 1% marketing component per car, not a large figure indeed. By the end of 2015 Tesla will have enough SuperCharger Stations to cover 98% of the Population in the US and portions of Canada.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla SuperCharger Stations have another Amazing feature, the capability of the Model-S receiving a 100% Full-Charge in 95 Seconds with a "Battery Replacement" performed at the station. Just pull-up over a designated area, and your Model-S’ Battery is dropped-down with automation, and a New Fully-Charged Battery is pushed-backup into your Model-S in about 1 minute 30 seconds. Tesla literally swaps your car’s battery for a new battery that has been already fully-charged.

๐Ÿš˜ I witnessed two Model-S cars in line at a Tesla SuperCharger Station, (a video-clip is provided below) that received Lion Battery swaps for two Tesla’s in line, requiring about 3 minutes total time for both Model-S cars, 90 seconds each. Filling your 23 Gallon Tank with Gasoline takes about 4 minutes. This service costs $80 for the 85 kWhr battery-swap or $60 for the 60 kWhr battery. When you return from your trip, go back to the same SuperCharger Station that swapped your battery, and the station then re-Swaps your Car’s original LiON battery fully-charged.

๐Ÿš˜ The $80 cost for the 90 second fill-up costs about 26ยข/mile if you’re in a hurry. Not in a hurry go for the SuperCharger and wait 30 to 45 minutes to “Top-Off your Tank” for Free. While you have a travel-break, at the Coffee shot near-by. Recall, if you have an iPhone, the App will keep you posted on the Battery Level as it Fills with electric-power. How Cool is that!

๐Ÿš˜ If you decide to retain the NEW LiON Battery, in other words, you don’t re-Swap batteries, Tesla will "Charge" you (pardon the pun) the price difference between your original LiON battery, and the price of a New LiON battery. This may be your plan, say in Year Two or Three, as aged LiON Batteries may only accept 90% to 95% charges. No figures are available on this option, as these swap-stations are scheduled for later in 2015.

๐Ÿš˜ The Cost of a new 85 kWhr LiON Battery is $12,000. If you decide to retain the New Battery Swap, the question is what is the "trade-in" value for your existing Model-S battery that’s 2 or 3 years old. The SuperCharger Battery Swap capability commences in 2015 nation-wide, so the financial models are not set as to the price for the battery swap, if you decide keep the new battery. Since the Model-S battery is warrantied for 8 years, if charging performance diminishes in Range, I’d be looking to the factory warranty to replace the battery.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla is developing hundreds of SuperCharger Stations in the USA as an amazing marketing campaign as the "Fill-Ups" are Free. Think about it, travel to Grandma’s with no cost for Fuel, in Tesla’s case, electricity.

๐Ÿš˜ The Control Panel in each Tesla Model-S has a beautiful Google Maps styled GPS Map, showing in real-time, every location of a SuperCharger Station, and your location of the Model-S, giving detailed directions if necessary, and your Tesla’s Range to arrive the SuperCharger station. The GPS is also functional to input your destination. For the local folks in south Florida, there is a SuperCharger Station near MACY’s Front door in the parking garage of the Town Center Mall, and two others 25 miles south in Fort Lauderdale and 25 miles north of Boca Raton.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Superchargers allow Model S owners to travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways in North America and Europe. Superchargers provide a 50% charge in as few as 20 minutes and are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops, or fear of running our of “Fuel.” The Coverage for North America already provides for Coast-to-Coast driving. Here are Tesla’s Plans for SuperCharger station development:

โœ”๏ธ Today, First Quarter, 2014 โ€“ 78 stations, Coast-to-coast travel now enabled
โœ”๏ธ 2014 โ€“ 80% of the US population Covered plus portions of Canada
โœ”๏ธ 2015 โ€“ 98% of the US population Covered plus parts of Canada

๐Ÿš˜ Superchargers are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers. Road Trippers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged when theyโ€™re done.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Model S cost for a Fill-Up equates to about $0.0311/mile. For a 275 mile range assuming you use Airconditioning, 275x$0.0311 equates to a Fill-Up cost of $8.50, assuming the Electric utility charge of 11ยข/kWatt, that Tesla pays for, a typical rate in south Florida. To Fill-Up your typical gasoline 4-Door Sedan automobile with 12.5 Gallons of Gas priced at $3.85/gallon costs $48.00, assuming the MPG is about 22 mpg vehicle, delivering the same range.

๐Ÿš˜ To this point in this Article its been all about Good Looks and the Battery. Lets now turn our attention to the Motor. One of the Demands by Elan Musk to his engineering team, is to have this vehicle powered by a strong engine, so that the buyer of a Tesla Model-S will not feel like there has been compromise in power or performance. Let it be said that a 416hp electric Motor rotating at around 6500 RPM generates an amazing level of Acceleration. There is simply NO Compromise with this electric engine.

๐Ÿš˜ Model S is a rear wheel drive electric vehicle. The liquid-cooled powertrain includes the battery, motor, drive inverter, and gear box. 60 kWh or 85 kWh microprocessor controlled, lithium-ion battery, a rear mounted 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction-motor with a copper rotor, creating 416hp; That’s dramatic amount of Horse Power, a Power Drive Inverter with variable frequency drive, a regenerative braking system, and a single-speed-reduction, Fixed-Gear ratio of 9.73:1 reduction ratio.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Model-S Power Train and Motor. The Electric motor powering the Model-S is a 416hp alternating current, variable frequency design. The motor itself weighs approximately 250 pounds, with a Copper-Wound Rotor, the internal component that rotates with a Gear on its shaft. Interesting that the Motor is Super-Power A/C motor, and the Battery is a 85 kWhr LiON direct current. Directly right of the rear-mounted Motor is a Power-Inverter that transforms up to 1200 Amps of DC electricity to A/C power, powering the Motor.

๐Ÿš˜ The Motor has a Running Rate of 5,000 to 8,000 RPM. There is Single-Gear reduction of 9.73 to 1 (no gear-shifting as with typical automobile transmissions). Therefore with a Rotor that weighs about 50 pounds rotating at an average speed of say 6,500RPM causes the drive shaft to rotate at about 500 RPM to 800RPM, this represents an incredible amount of power on the Wheels.

๐Ÿš˜ The Tesla motor’s Rotor weighing in at about 50 pounds, that is spinning at an average of 6500RPM, generates a huge level of power on the rear wheels. The velocity of Tesla’s motor, the RPM is controlled by changing the Frequency of the Alternating Current combined with the amount of Amperes of electric current, up to 1,200 amps when desiring fast acceleration from a dead-stop or changing lanes on a highway. This combination of factors controls the power, the driver desires by pressing one’s foot on the accelerator-pedal. Lots of very unique electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and design, to accomplish this seamlessly to the Driver, and totally Quietly. The lack of any Engine and Transmission Noise is very strange at first.

๐Ÿš˜ Recall that a typical gasoline motor runs from 800 RPM to 3,500 RPM, that runs very hot, in combination with a 5-speed transmission and a Transaxle, that also becomes very hot as it consumes energy, a very inefficient method of changing the rotation of the drive-shaft, wasting about 40% of the gasoline engine’s power. What a waist of power and fuel.

๐Ÿš˜ Think about it, with a 400hp gasoline engine, 160hp is lost because of the inefficiencies of the transmission and the transaxle. Which means that only 240hp of power, of the 400ph gasoline engine, gets to the wheels. With Tesla’s electric engine 90% of the power gets directly to the rear wheels.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla’s precocious car maker has Big ambitions. He originated PayPal 11-years ago making hundreds of $Millions. In top-spec $124,000 as-tested form, this 16ft 4in long, five-door battery-electric coupรฉ will not only out drag a $250,000 loaded Aston Martin, but Tesla carries two more passengers or twice as much stuff and, at 4,200 pounds, weighs not much more.

๐Ÿš˜ Stand on it, and the Aston will drain its 20 gallon tank of unleaded in about 250 miles, well within the realistic driving range of the 85kWh Tesla S range of 275 mile. Whatโ€™s not to like about battery motoring? Not to mention that the Tesla Model-S, a luxury-sedan, goes from Zero to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds.

๐Ÿš˜ The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Number One in Consumer Reports, in this yearโ€™s automotive rankings. Not only Tesla being in first place, but received the highest score ever recorded in its 18 year history of evaluating 260 vehicles.

๐Ÿš˜ The magazine cited the Model Sโ€™s sporty performance and technological innovations, including its 275 mile range. Consumer Reports acknowledged that the car is expensive and paid $89,650 for the Model S that the Magazine tested.

๐Ÿš˜ For less than a third of that price, the Toyota Prius hybrid got the nod as Consumer Reportsโ€™ top green car. The magazine also cited strong fuel economy in naming the Honda Accord as the top midsize car and the BMW328i as the best sports sedan.

๐Ÿš˜ The rankings, now in their 18th year, pick Consumer Reportsโ€™ favorites among the 260 vehicles its team has recently tested. The rankings are closely watched in the auto industry, since shoppers consistently cite Consumer Reports as a main source of car-buying advice.

๐Ÿš˜ Consumer Reports actually buys the test-vehicles anonymously, and performs more than 50 tests on each, including evaluations of braking, handling and comfort, among en elaborate array of tests and examinations. Consumer Reports’ testing team literally drives each vehicle for roughly 6,000 miles, in assessing the vehicle’s performance on the road in a wide variety of environments and road conditions.

๐Ÿš˜ Tesla Model S Ranks Best Overall Car for 2014 by Consumer Reports among 260 autos tested. Not only did Tesla Rank #1, Tesla scored a value of 99 the Highest Score ever Achieved in the Magazine’s 18 years of testing Cars.

๐Ÿš˜ Plus What’s Not to Like about Driving a Tesla Model-S Electric Car for 3ยข/mile when Gasoline Cars cost over 16ยข/mile, that’s over 500% more expensive.

๐Ÿš˜ Did I mention that Tesla has an iPhone App that will permit you to find the car with GPS that remains active even when the Car is parked and shut-down. The Tesla App will permit you to TURN-ON Tesla’s Air Conditioning system when the Car is parked and Locked.

๐Ÿš˜ With your Tesla, if you’re at a lunch meeting with car parked outdoors in the direct Sun in the summer time, you can use your iPhone Tesla App, Power-Up Tesla’s A/C System say 10 minutes before the end of your Luncheon, so that the Car is Cooled-down when you retrieve your Tesla from the parking lot. The App also permits you to Honk the Horn or Flash the Lights, to either scare away possible intruders, or as a visual or audio Tool so you can find your Car in Large Parking Lots2.

๐Ÿš˜ Steven Spielberg was recently spotted in Brentwood California driving the his Tesla Model S, an all electric automobile, while heading to a high powered Hollywood luncheon. Apparently, more and more celebrities find the Tesla an attractive vehicle and more importantly they love the fact that it is environmentally friendly.

๐Ÿš˜ It seems the famous 67 year-old screenwriter, producer, and business magnate left all the Porches and Maybachs and went for a Tesla model S. The Tesla is actually fits the famed director quite well as if we were to discuss the vehicleโ€™s interior, weโ€™ll come across a very science-fiction like cabin. The seats are cantilevered mounted onto a flat-floor, an uncluttered full-width floor space, making the Tesla S modelโ€™s interior quite unconventional.

๐Ÿš˜ Don’t know what TESLA is… In Physics Class we learned about the Tesla, but it wasn’t an unbelievable Electric Automobile. The video clip directly below is a demonstration of the Model-S getting a "battery-swap" at Service Centers to have this capability in 2015.

http://www.teslamotors.com/batteryswap

๐Ÿš˜ Don’t know what TESLA is… In Physics Class we learned about the Tesla Coil, a high-voltage frequency generator. The Tesla Coil is one of Nikola Tesla’s most famous invention in 1891.



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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

KEYSTONE PipeLine ~ Everything You Want to Know – But were Afraid to Ask ~ A Tell ALL Story Provides the FACTS rather than the Political Speak ~ Plus a Few Words on Climate Change ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

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KEYSTONE PipeLine: Do you want to know what’s going on, however have been Afraid to Ask, because of the emotional responses from the politicalization of this issue.

I’m delivering what is believed to be a “Tell ALL Story” providing FACTS rather than PPP, Partisan Political Puffery. PPP on both sides, tend to exaggerate certain elements of the discussion and select narrow statistical samples to make partisan political points, even if the results are illogical, giving erroneous conclusions.

๐ŸŒ Currently, President Obama recently (April, 2014) announced another delay with his approval for the construction of Keystone XL, a pipeline that will safely bring crude-oil sourced in Canada to our US refineries, even though the State Department has given its clearance for Keystone in five separate reports.

๐ŸŒ Itโ€™s no major insight to say that Obamaโ€™s decision was purely about politics. Specifically his desire to placate green-interests still caught up in what liberals call a “global warming” delusion. Its been reported that several “green” contributors have pledged $100 million to Democratic Senate Mid-term candidates in effort to help their re-election in November, 2014. Wow, if there ever was a reason to not re-elect a candidate, this is it.

๐ŸŒ Another case of “Forget whats best for the Country.” Apparently politics is more important than the 40,000 jobs that the Keystone Pipeline would create to fabricate the Pipes & Valves, plus the efficiency, safety, and speed of piping Oil rather than truck and rail south to the refineries in Louisiana and Texas, regardless of the party who’s bowing to the wishes of the special-interests.

๐ŸŒ It may be said that the pipeline should be built. Private businesses should be reasonably free to act in ways without unnecessary Federal government interference, assuming reasonable measures for public safety. That any presidential administration can block a private commercial project, approved by State Legislature(s) speaks to problems well beyond the delay of this pipeline. This should concern anyone who cares about growth, generally the result of economic freedom.

๐ŸŒ Let’s mention that the US already contains over 185,000 miles of existing OIL Pipelines, where the Keystone pipeline of some 2000 miles represents a 1.08% increase in this infrastructure. Plus let’s not forget that there are about 2,200,000 miles Natural Gas pipelines all over the US providing refined petroleum energy for heating, cooking, automotive, and other industrial uses.

๐ŸŒ Do the Math: How does 2000 miles of the new Keystone pipeline measures-up against the existing 2,385,000 miles of petroleum pipelines of crude and refined products: 2000 miles of new pipeline divided by 2.385 million miles of existing infrastructure, equates to an Increase of +0.0838% to the existing US pipelines infrastructure, (Yes, that’s 8 hundredths of One Percent).

๐ŸŒ All that said while the politicians and the partisans are arguing for or against the Keystone pipeline
(1) there have been more than 10,000 miles of other US Pipelines constructed, while this is being argued
(2) thereโ€™s a lot of mythology and misguided emotion informing the pro-Keystone and con-Keystone sides of the debate
(3) Just as the global warming crowd has hurt its credibility with its absurd claims about our developed-world that will soon be “under water” absent a substantial reduction of carbon emissions
(4) likewise the Keystone advocates weaken their case with overdone talk about the wonders of the pipeline.

๐ŸŒ Let’s speak of the notion that oil and its byproducts are bad for the earth. Let’s not forget, oil is of the earth, ancient, prehistoric plant and animal remains buried millions of years ago below its surface; so itโ€™s silly to act as though itโ€™s harmful to Earth, as it’s part of Earth.

๐ŸŒ As to carbon emissions and their environmental impact… the truth is, human-caused global warming and the supposed perils of it, remain a theory as opposed to fact. To make an environmental case for Keystone of this kind is to lend credence to unproven theories that spread falsehoods.

๐ŸŒ I learned years ago, being trained in petroleum-chemistry and fractional-distillation of hydrocarbons, each earthly Volcanic eruption spews more toxins in Earth’s atmosphere, than 100 years worth of Human interventions, our use of Oil, Gasoline for industry, automobiles, SUV’s, trucks, aircraft and trains.

๐ŸŒ In the early 1970′s the anti-industry folks were screaming of “Global Cooling” where our planet will no longer be capable of growing crops and we’d all starve. Notice the Magazine Covers of that period. Sooner or Later the American Public will wakeup and smell the SB these Politicians are spewing.

๐ŸŒ Did you ever wonder why many University Doctorates opine to some of these theories of Global Warming in the face of years of very Cold, record setting cold temperatures… the answer is rests in a Five letter word: GRANT, as in Government Grants.

๐ŸŒ If the government wants a PhD to testify or opine in a petition, confirming the existing talking-point of global warming, the University Faculty member is encouraged to do so or risk loosing that Grant ($80 million government grant to study the life-cycle of a yellow spotted beetle, for example).

๐ŸŒ What’s the Alternative, Trains: Here is what can happen when Oil is transported by Rain: Platts confirmed CSX Corporation’s train that exploded in Lynchburg, Virginia was carrying sweet crude obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin. CSX CEO Michael Ward has also confirmed this to Bloomberg.

๐ŸŒ Sources said the train was carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota and was headed to Plains All American’s terminal in Yorktown,” Platts explained. “The Yorktown facility can unload 130,000 Drums( 55 Gallon Drums) of crude and is located on the site of Plains oil product terminal.”

๐ŸŒ In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a Safety Alert concluding Bakken crude is more flammable than heavier oils. Hence the term “bomb trains.” However, any train containing 50 to 100 Tank-Cars holding 34,500 gallons of unrefined flammable petrochemicals containing a variety of Toxins, representing 3,450,000 gallons.

๐ŸŒ Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef at 12:04am local time and spilled roughly 260,000 barrels of crude oil over several days. For reference 260,000 barrels of crude oil equates to 14.3 million gallons. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.

๐ŸŒ Captain Joseph Hazelwood, reported to have been drinking heavily that night, was not at the controls when the ship struck the reef. Investigative reporter Greg Palast stated in 2008, “Forget the drunken skipper fable. As to Captain Joe Hazelwood, he was below decks, sleeping off his bender. At the helm, the third mate never would have collided with Bligh Reef had he looked at his RAYCAS radar. However the RADAR was Not turned on. Sadly the tanker’s radar was broken and disabled for more than a year.

๐ŸŒ Think about it, millions of gallons of highly flammable, toxic unrefined petrochemicals running through thousands of miles of rural and major US cities every day, at risk of accident, if one Fool parks a Car or Truck on the RxR track, causing tens of thousands or millions of gallons of Crude poisoning the Air and Aquifer.

๐ŸŒ At least 50,000 gallons, probably underestimated as each tank-car holds 34,500 gallons of fuel, of the oil headed to Yorktown are now spilled and burning, according to ABC 13 in Lynchburg. Some of it has spilled into the James River, as previously reported on DeSmogBlog. A maps available on CSX’s website (and in this article) displaying the routes for its crude-by-rail trains offers a clear indication of where the train was headed.

๐ŸŒ For the record, a typical US DOT-111 tank car, CTC-111A in Canada, is an unpressurized tank-car used in North America. Tanks built to this specification must be circular in cross section, with elliptical, formed heads set convex outward, requiring a metallic-plate thickness of 7โ„16 inch (11.1 mm) and a maximum capacity of 34,500 US gallons (131,000 liters). Tanks may be constructed of carbon steel, aluminum alloy, high alloy steel or nickel plated steel assembled by fusion welding.

๐ŸŒ The Bottom Line: OIL will continue to be imported from Canada, at levels representing about 42% of US total imports every day, Canada being the largest US import source. Presently, Canadian Crude Oil is transported by Truck and Rail through hundreds of rural and urban Cities every day, in route to the major refineries in Louisiana and Texas. The safest way to transport these flammable and toxic materials is by Pipeline.

๐ŸŒ Careful evaluation of the Risks of Transportation of Hazardous Materials have been summarized by ROAD, RAILWAY, and PIPELINE. The graphic below shows the Level of Incidents using a common mathematical unit of Billion of Ton-Mile Shipment, a unit standardized by the US Department of Transportation. In sum this study conducted for a five year period from 2005 through 2009 shows that Toxic Fuels transported by

(A) ROAD Incident Value of 19.95
(B) RAILWAY Incident Value of 2.08
(C) PIPELINE Incident Value of 0.58

๐ŸŒ Risks of Transportation of Hazardous Materials have been summarized by ROAD, RAILWAY, and PIPELINE, interpreting the results of the 5 year study ending 2009. Let’s make the comparisons using ROAD highest incident method of transportation. Since transporting toxic, flammable hydrocarbons by Road has the highest incident rate, we will use 19.95 as the value in making comparisons

(A) ROAD Incident Value of 19.95 represents the value used in making comparisons

(B) RAILWAY Incident Value of 2.08 represents 10.4% of the number of ROAD incidents

(C) PIPELINE Incident Value of 0.58 represents 2.9% of the number ROAD incidents

๐ŸŒ Risks of Transportation of Hazardous Materials have been summarized by ROAD, RAILWAY, and PIPELINE, interpreting the results of the 5 year study ending 2009. Let’s invert the comparisons using PIPELINE, the lowest incident method of transportation. Since transporting toxic, flammable hydrocarbons by PIPELINE has the Lowest incident rate, we will use 0.58 as the value in making comparisons

(A) ROAD Incident Value of 19.95 represents 3440% more incidents than PIPELINE incidents

(B) RAILWAY Incident Value of 2.08 represents 359% greater incidents of PIPELINE incidents

(C) PIPELINE Incident Value of 0.58 represents the value used in making comparisons

๐ŸŒ In sum, one would think that the Environmentalists would be carrying Signs promoting Keystone, by far the Safest method for transporting Crude Oil. Rather than forcing the continued use of substantially higher risk methods of transporting crude to Texas.

๐ŸŒ Knowing the Environmentalists would prefer No use of Oil and Gasoline, converting to Solar and Wind is not a realistic immediate alternative. Converting an industrialized civilization from Oil and Gasoline will take many decades to accomplish. However, in the mean time, lets be as safe as possible in transporting Crude Oil within America.



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iPhones Significantly Safer from Virus Attacks according to FBI Reports ~ iOS Prevents Vulnerabilities to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks as Documented by FBI and Homeland Security Reports ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐ŸŒ iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (70 of 1,000,000 iPhones) being Infected. The few iPhones being infected, are because the Owners did not Upgrade their iOS Software to the Current iOS version.

๐ŸŒ Smart Phones are Sophisticated Miniature powerful Computers. Computers need Anti-Virus add-on Software to prevent infections. Not so with Apple, as Virus Protection Algorithms are built directly into their Operating System, iOS7.

๐ŸŒ Androids are the Most Vulnerable to Virus Attacks. 79% (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million Android smartphones) become vulnerable to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malicious Malware Attacks. Android smartphones are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Malicious Virus Attacks, than iPhones.

๐ŸŒ Billions of people carry SmartPhones. Many of these mobile phones contain Passwords, Credit Cards, Bank Accounts, Apps and Files that contain everything about one’s Personal Identity and Residence Address. Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks are all about Identity Theft, Taking your Cash, Creating Credit and running off with it, to name a few.

๐ŸŒ Findings according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Reports. An abstract of this Report was declassified and displayed below.

๐ŸŒ Android smartphones (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) significantly more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks, as Androids have an Astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

๐ŸŒ Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks are very subtle. You likely will not know your Smartphone is infected. Years ago, annoying nerds created viruses to Aggravate PC users, Erased Files, or Destroyed Memory. Today Attackers are after your Cash.

๐ŸŒ Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware in the 21st Century enter your smartphone through a back-door, so you do not know it entered your system. The Virus records your “keyboard entries” and sends it to remote locations in Russia, China, Asia, or cross country, for example. Then the Attacker can re-Assemble your keystrokes, and literally empty your Bank Account, in real time. By the time you may discover the Malware’s presence, your Cash is Gone.

๐ŸŒ Marilyn and I are iPhone and iPad owners. We are less susceptible to Virus attacks because Apple routinely issues iOS updates defeating new virus algorithms and methods. Apple’s closely controlled ecosystem is known for reliability and consistency, affording a huge percentage (well over 90%) of its installed user-base, updates to their iOS in record time.

๐ŸŒ Android users are on the other hand, very Fragmented, with over 10,000 different systems, with inconsistent hardware, inhibiting a majority of their users from updating to new Droid OS, for fear of “locking up” their smartphones, tablets, and their Apps. This lack of the OS “updating” by Droid users is the root-cause for Malware vulnerabilities, the major weakness of Androids “open operating architecture.”

๐ŸŒ Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

๐ŸŒ Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using significantly Older OS Versions. Why…

๐ŸŒ Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable, even though these users are Significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version.

๐ŸŒ There are over 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation with unique versions of the Android operating system, today. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them. This circumstance major issues with App Developers too, as they cannot use the most current OS version, for fear that Older OS versions will not function properly. The Android users are aware of these facts too, and know they are likely trapped with their older version of their Apps.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by only 70 per 1,000,000 units of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 95% of Apple iOS users, about 550 million of them, have updated to the iOS6, and over 80% of iPhone users have already updated to iOS7 in the last 120 days, where iOS7 contains all the latest Anti-Virus Algorithms, protecting Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

๐ŸŒ Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone products are receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

๐ŸŒ 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.




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Baking Soda a Miracle Compound for Use in the Kitchen & Household๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ

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๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Baking Soda. First things First. Lets talk about Baking Soda, from a Chemistry point of view: Sodium Bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline, taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is Nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral Natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Baking Soda is among the food additives encoded by European Union, identified by the initials E 500. Since it has long been known and is widely used, the salt has many related names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, and bicarbonate of soda. In colloquial usage, its name is sometimes shortened to sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, simply bicarb, or bica. The word saleratus, from Latin sal รฆratus meaning aerated salt, was widely used in the 19th century for both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. These terms have now fallen out of common usage.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ There are some amazing uses of Baking Soda that have developed over many decades of use. Uses for Baking Soda in Cooking

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Mix a pinch, let say 1-teaspoon of Baking Soda for 2 quarts of tomato sauce, or into any tomato-based recipes, use 1/2-teaspoon added to tomato soups, to dramatically reduce its Acidity or bitterness. I use Baking Soda to enhance flavor and reduce acidity, which is particularly good in preparation of Jimmy’s Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Adding a 1/2 teaspoon, more or less, of baking soda into 3 beaten eggs will make your Scrambled eggs or Omelets very fluffy.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Have trouble digesting beans? Add some baking soda to the water when you rehydrate beans to make them easier to digest.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Baking soda and water is an excellent solution for washing pesticides off your fruits and vegetables.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Soaking raw fish in baking soda and water in the refrigerator for an hour or two, will eliminate any โ€œfishy smell.โ€

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Remove strong odors (like garlic) from your hands by scrubbing with baking soda and water.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Uses for Baking Soda for Healthy and Beauty:

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Use baking soda in a recipe for a natural homemade deodorant.
Baking soda, coconut oil, and mint essentials oils make a nice homemade toothpaste.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Also, baking soda and coconut oil mixed together makes a nice facial scrub. Here are more uses for coconut oil.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add a cup to bath water to relieve skin irritations and soften skin
Two table spoons mixed into your babyโ€™s bathwater can relieve diaper rash.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Apply baking soda to insect bites, rashes, poison ivy, windburn, or sunburn for quick pain relief.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Apply it on jellyfish and bee stings to relieve pain.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Relieve heartburn by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 glass of water and drinking it.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Use baking soda as a mouth wash to help relieve the pain of canker sores.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer to relieve stuffiness.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Uses for Baking Soda for Household Cleaning Purposes:

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Baking soda can be used to scrub, clean, deodorizer just several items and areas in your home: sinks, showers, bath tubs, pots and pans, fridge, garbage cans, shoes.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet and swirl it around with a toilet brush. Let it sit for an hour and then flush it to get rid of germs and odor. Itโ€™s also good for your septic tank.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Use baking soda to dry clean carpets and furniture. Sprinkle baking soda on the fabric and gently brush it in. Leave it sit for an hour then vacuum it up.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Grease on your garage floor? Scatter some baking soda, scrub it, then vacuum it up.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add 1/4 cup to your laundry (with the detergent) to help get your clothes cleaner. This is especially helpful with cloth diapers. You can save a lot of money every year by making your own laundry detergent.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Deodorized your cutting board by scrubbing it with baking soda and then giving it a good rinse.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add a spoonful to your dish water to help making scrubbing easier.
Itโ€™s also good for soaking pots and pans with burnt stuck on food.
Soak baby bottles in baking soda and hot water to clean and sanitize.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ You can also soak combs and brushes to clean them as well.
Clean your coffee maker by running a baking soda and water mixture through it and then rinse.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Run an empty dishwasher with baking soda instead of dish detergent to give it a good clean.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ A baking soda & water paste is good for cleaning and polishing cast iron, stainless steel, and chrome.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ A paste can also be used to remove scratches from vinyl floors.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ A baking soda paste is great for removing crayon marks from walls. Rub gently then wash it off with a clean damp cloth. Rubbing too hard could take off the paint.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ A 1/4 cup of baking soda mixed with a quart of warm water can be used to clean your drains if done regularly. The same mixture also makes a good oven cleaner.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Baking soda can also be used to make a homemade โ€œDrano.โ€
Stick an open box of baking soda in a cooler to keep odor and stale smells away. This of course also works in the fridge or freezer.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Uses for Baking Soda, more uses Around the House.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Put baking soda and perfumed bath salts into a sachet to keep your clothing in your drawers and closets smelling fresh.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Sprinkle in shoes and boots to get rid of odors.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Suck some baking soda into your vacuum cleaner to get rid of odors.
Adding baking soda to your litter box helps absorb odors.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Sprinkle a bit on baking soda onto your dogโ€™s brush to help get rid of the โ€œdog smellโ€ and make their fur soft.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Putting baking soda under your sink and along basement window sills can repel ants.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Scattering baking soda around your garden will help prevent rabbits for eating your plants.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Itโ€™s rumored that mixing baking soda into the soil before planting tomatoes could make them sweeter! Please let us know if this one works!

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your flower vase to keep them fresh longer.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Keep baking soda handy to smother small fire from the stove or fire place.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Put some on a dry paper towel and wipe your windshield to repel rain.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ You can use baking soda to make homemade modeling clay.

๐Ÿดโœ๏ธ Because of itโ€™s many uses, take baking soda next time you go camping. It can be used for, dish washing, tooth brushing, hand washing, and even a fire extinguisher.



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If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

When I do what I do… I usually do it here.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

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Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer, AirPrint Compatible with iPad & iPhone. This Laser Printer is an amazing performer. We have been HP laser users for decades, but, Brother is a real charm. It was on sale at Office Depot at a price that about the cost as replacing the laser cartridges for our trusty HP Laser. My thought, lets have a backup printer at a nominal cost. This Brother Printer is Half the size and 30% lighter than the relatively huge HP lasers. We highly recommend this Compact Brother 4-Color Laser Printer.

Setting up the Brother HL-3170 CDW a compact True CMYK Color Laser printer is really fast. It took more time for me to remove the little pieces of blue tape and other packing spacers, adding 250 sheets of paper into the Tray, than it took for the Printer Wizzard to find my in-home Router’s SSID. Entering your NetWork password, in my case 8-digits, and the Brother Color Laser Printer is fully operational. Oh, BTW, to protect the printer’s internals, plug the printer into a high quality Surge Protection recpticle, to save the delicate electronics from Lighting and other Line-Surge Spikes; we use Belkin 6-outlet surge protectors.

We own and use this Brother Laser Printer. The Print Quality is outstanding. Since we do almost everything on our iPads, having Apple AirPrint compatibility is a huge convenience for us. Having used this printer for 6-months, we found the printer an AAA+ in every respect, notice the printing examples below.

Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer vs Printing at the FedEx Store or Office Depot Printing Center. When you’re in a hurry and have the Print Job in PDF format stored on a data-stick, going into these fine print-depots is a wonderful convenience. In this case one can have 5 booklets containing 56 pages, printed, with clear-covers and Spiral-bound with 32 pound paper-stock for about $50/book, and viola your done. But there is an alternative…

Recently I prepared a 56-page Color Brochure to be given to Doctors regarding DNA Screening when meeting with them. Taking the 22 MB file to two retail stores, I received quotes averaging $50/book: two-sided printing, full Color, Spiral-Binding, with clear covers Front & Back. The printed results were wonderful, albeit expensive. Totally amazing, in that I was able to create the graphics, and constructed the entire 56 page Booklet on my iPad-mini using Five iPad Apps, namely: Pages, Photoshop Express, Photogene 4, PDF Expert, PDF Creator.

Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer. Let print the booklet with this printer, on 28 pound Hammermill smooth stock, then take it to the FedEx store for Binding only. So what are the Costs. The Printer First. Presently on sale at Office Depot for $229 which includes “4 starter cartridges” that will print 575 pages. The math: $229/575 = $0.40/page (which includes the cost of the printer). The paper costs $0.03/page, the Covers $1.20, Spiral-Binding $3/book.

In sum, The Cost for Each 56 page Booklet:

โœ”๏ธ Printing: $22.40
โœ”๏ธ Paper: $1.68
โœ”๏ธ Covers: $1.20
โœ”๏ธ Binding: $3.00
โœ”๏ธ The Total: $28.28
โœ”๏ธ The New Printer will Print 10 Booklets
โœ”๏ธ After Printing 10 Booklets you Have the Printer with empty ink cartridges
โœ”๏ธ Add 4 replacement high-capacity cartridges from Amazon for $300 which will print 2200 pages, and print another 39 booklets
โœ”๏ธ The revised Cost per page equates to $0.18/page
โœ”๏ธ Recall above, the cost-per-page was $0.40/page, however, this figure included the $229 cost of the printer.

Therefore, Do yourself a favor, Buy the Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Wireless Laser Printer, for your printing needs, one or two-sided printing, as you’ll Save $28.28 per booklet printing it your self. This cost is almost half the $50/book cost, even with buying a Brand New Printer. Thereafter, once you buy the full-set of 4-replacements cartridges, you’ll save more, as printing will cost will drop to $22/booklet, as the cost-per-page for the Toner is $0.18/page. The only downside, the printing time is about 90 minutes. The Duty Cycle of this amazing little Power-House is 30,000 pages/month.

The Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer is Apple AirPrint Compatible, an all important feature for us, whether its for Home or Office use. With over 600,000 iOS devices in circulation, its a wise move to have AirPrint capability. Some day soon, AirPrint the interface will eliminate all "Printer Deivers" which are an annoying Applet to constantly have to update depending on your Hardware.

The Brother HL-3170CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer, at under $300 price tag. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget.

The Brother HL-3170CDW prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm, so it’s ideal for businesses that primarily produce black business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house from time to time.

The Brother HL-3170CDW also offers effective secure wireless printing from your mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct.

โœ” Fast color and black print speeds up to 23ppm to help improve your productivity

โœ” Automatic Two-Sided Printing

โœ” Easy to install on your wired or wireless network or print locally via USB from your computer

โœ” Produce crisp black and high-impact color business documents at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s Digital LED print technology

โœ” 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal and a straight-through paper path via manual feed slot for envelope printing

โœ” iOS Apple iPad and iPhone Device Printing

โœ” High capacity color toners available (approx. 2,200 pages each) to help lower your cost per copy

โœ” Deep Sleep mode to conserve energy when printer is not being used (uses <1W)

โœ” 1-year limited warranty with free phone support for the life of the product

โœ” Direct Link for the Brother’s Color brochure: http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/Printers/ModelBrochures/HL-3170cdw%202%20page%20brochure%20FINAL%20041013.pdf


โœ” iPhone photograph of the top 5″ of the printed Biography Page, has been tightly-Cropped to shows the testure of the paper and the 6-point-type of the “Resume Current though…, printed on HL-3170CDW Brother printer, the print almost has an “embossed” effect, it is very crisp even with very small font sizes, the hardest to deliver. Office Depot has this printer on “Sale” for $229 today, March 10, 2014.

โœ” The PDF file for the resume is shown at DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2ka8adyzeez05v/Jim.Wilson.Public.Bio.pdf


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Eggs a Great Natural Source of Protein ~ Are there Better Protein Sourcesโ“ YESโ—๏ธ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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โ˜… Eggs are a Great Natural Source of Protein. Eggs continue to be the “poster child” for protein. One only needs to watch Sylvester Stallone chugging an 8oz glass of raw-eggs as did Rocky Balboa for proof. This Egg reputation is well deserved. A single hard-boiled egg delivers 6 grams of denatured protein (because its cooked) all in a convenient, portable package.

โ˜… Denaturing (cooking removes the “natural” effectiveness of the protein, and limits the effective absorption by some 33% or more. Therefore 6 grams of raw (unDenatured) protein reduces the Egg to an absorbable 4 grams of protein once cooked. There is a Better Way to receive a fully balanced “meal” without having to “over-dose” of Cholesterol and Sodium.

โ˜… IsaLean Pro Shake is a powerfully effective, high-protein (36 grams) meal replacement, supercharged with complete nutrition. There are a number of other meal replacement shakes out there employing various ingredients such as soy.

โ˜… Studies show Whey Protein is the superior choice for fat burning, muscle-retention and growth that surpasses the result of soy-based shakes. Athletes who exercise intensely, regularly or sporadically, need increased amounts of protein for adequate muscle repair and growth.

โ˜… Whey protein is also superior for weight-loss because it can affect body composition, keep you “fuller” longer and stimulate thermogenesis (the production of heat in the human body). As one builds lean tissue with high-quality whey protein, you are able to burn more calories.

โ˜… Research shows whey protein is far more effective than carbs, fats and other forms of protein, for stimulating fat-burning potential. Also, as one gets older, one’s protein requirements rise in order for our bodies to retain muscle tissue. Recent studies suggest that large doses of whey protein (up to 36g) versus lower doses over time, is better for promoting muscle maintenance and growth in people over 55.

โ˜… Compare one 8oz glass of water containing an IsaLean Pro Shake, with its 36 grams of un-denatured protein, and a Large Egg with its equivalent of 4 grams of protein, assuming one eats the egg cooked. One would have to eat 9 Eggs to have the equivalence of One IsaLean Shake that costs $3.85 and contains an important balance of vitamins and minerals to assure best absorption into the body. Lets not forget that each Egg also contains 185mg of Cholesterol, times 9 equates to 1,665mg, which represents a 550% over-dose of Cholesterol.

โ˜… Isagenix has some terrific weight-loss products that contain the very best all natural ingredients. Marilyn and I have been using Isagenix for over 3 years and we have never felt better.

โ˜… Below are two Links showing some of the best products available, and an explanation of Aging and Telemeres. You can save money by joining the “club” of Health and Wellness.

โ˜… Jimmy lost 40 pounds and 14″ from my waist, Marilyn lost 30 pounds and 5 dress sizes, all in about 3 months by using Isagenix 30-Day systems. Spend some money on yourself; however truth is, compared to eating traditionally, you’ll actually save about $300 in 3 months.

โ˜… One More Thing. With Isagenix products we lost 30 pounds of weight, being relatively moderate in activity and over 40. However, son Daniel is under 30, relatively active “working out” in the Gym 3 times a week, and taking the same Isagenix products, he has Gained 25 pounds of Muscle… evidence that the Body decides how to use the all-natural ingredients.

โ˜… With Isagenix you have 2 Isagenix “meal replacements” per day plus eat One balanced meal (700 calories please) at home or at your favorite restaurant, plus drink 64oz of water each day. Its that simple and all natural. Isagenix 100% guarantees your satisfaction, or your money back including shipping. Isagenix can make this Guarantee, because it really works, as most folks really like the results and the energy boost, and health benefits you will notice.
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โ˜… Take a look at the “Telomeres and Aging” Video, The science behind why we age and what you can do about it… by Dr. William Andrews. http://tiny.cc/da3nex

โ˜… What those little white-orange fried-egg orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein consumption. There are other attractive ways to ingest protein as your muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five foods all have good levels of protein superior to that of a chicken egg.

โ˜… Bird eggs have been valuable foodstuffs since prehistory, in both hunting societies and more recent cultures where birds were domesticated. The chicken was probably domesticated for its eggs from jungle fowl native to tropical and subtropical Southeast Asia and India before 7500 BCE. Chickens were brought to Sumer and Egypt by 1500 BCE, and arrived in Greece around 800 BCE, where the quail had been the primary source of eggs.

โ˜… Chickens and other egg-laying creatures are widely kept throughout the world, and mass production of chicken eggs is a global industry. In 2009, an estimated 62.1 million metric tons of eggs were produced worldwide from a total laying flock of approximately 6.4 billion hens. There are issues of regional variation in demand and expectation, as well as current debates concerning methods of mass production. The European Union recently banned battery husbandry of chickens.

โ˜… Dried spirulina contains about 60% (51โ€“71%) protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.

โ˜… The U.S. National Library of Medicine said that spirulina was no better than milk or meat as a protein source, and was approximately 30 times more expensive per gram.

โ˜… Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the 16th century; the harvest from Lake Texcoco and subsequent sale as cakes were described by one of Cortรฉs’ soldiers. The Aztecs called it “tecuitlatl”.

โ˜… Spirulina was found in abundance at Lake Texcoco by French researchers in the 1960s, but there is no reference to its use by the Aztecs as a daily food source after the 16th century, probably due to the draining of the surrounding lakes for agricultural and urban development. The first large-scale spirulina production plant, run by Sosa Texcoco, was established there in the early 1970s.

โ˜… Spirulina has also been traditionally harvested in Chad. It is dried into cakes called dihรฉ, which are used to make broths for meals, and also sold in markets. The spirulina is harvested from small lakes and ponds around Lake Chad.

โ˜… Soy Beans, soy protein is the nutritional equivalent of meat, eggs, and casein for human growth and health, according to the gold standard for measuring protein quality, since 1990, the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), and by this criterion. Soybean protein isolate has a biological value of 74, whole soybeans 96, soybean milk 91, and eggs 97.

โ˜… Soy protein is essentially identical to the protein of other legume seeds and pulses. Moreover, soybeans can produce at least twice as much protein per acre than any other major vegetable or grain crop besides hemp, five to 10 times more protein per acre than land set aside for grazing animals to make milk, and up to 15 times more protein per acre than land set aside for meat production.

โ˜… Soybeans occur in various sizes, and in many hull or seed coat colors, including black, brown, blue, yellow, green and mottled. The hull of the mature bean is hard, water-resistant, and protects the cotyledon and hypocotyl (or “germ”) from damage. If the seed coat is cracked, the seed will not germinate. The scar, visible on the seed coat, is called the hilum (colors include black, brown, buff, gray and yellow) and at one end of the hilum is the micropyle, or small opening in the seed coat which can allow the absorption of water for sprouting.

โ˜… Together, soybean oil and protein content account for about 60% of dry soybeans by weight (protein at 40% and oil at 20%). The remainder consists of 35% carbohydrate and about 5% ash. Soybean cultivars comprise approximately 8% seed coat or hull, 90% cotyledons and 2% hypocotyl axis or germ.

โ˜… Most soy protein is a relatively heat-stable storage protein. This heat stability enables soy food products requiring high temperature cooking, such as tofu, soy milk and textured vegetable protein (soy flour) to be made.

โ˜… Soybeans occur in various sizes, and in many hull or seed coat colors, including black, brown, blue, yellow, green and mottled. The hull of the mature bean is hard, water-resistant, and protects the cotyledon and hypocotyl (or “germ”) from damage. If the seed coat is cracked, the seed will not germinate. The scar, visible on the seed coat, is called the hilum (colors include black, brown, buff, gray and yellow) and at one end of the hilum is the micropyle, or small opening in the seed coat which can allow the absorption of water for sprouting.

โ˜… Gruyere Cheese, a fine source of nutrition, where an ounce of gruyere, a deliciously rich variety of swiss cheese, has about 8 grams of protein, in a traditional 1oz portion. Just watch your portions, though: While a one-ounce serving contains a reasonable 117 calories, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.

โ˜… Named after the Swiss town of Gruyeres, Gruyere cheese is widely available in most American supermarkets. This type of cheese is hard and light yellow with a mild nutty flavor, and can be added to sandwiches, served on cheese platters or used in recipes. The nutritional value of Gruyere is similar to that of other hard cheeses.

โ˜… An ounce of Gruyere contains 117 calories and almost no carbohydrates. It has 8.5 grams of protein, or 17 percent of the daily value. The protein in dairy products, such as cheese, is complete because it provides each of the amino acids you need to get from your diet, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Gruyere has 9 grams of total fat, or 13 percent of the daily value, per ounce. It also contains 31 milligrams of cholesterol per ounce.

โ˜… Each ounce of Gruyere cheese provides 287 milligrams of calcium, or 29% of the daily value. Calcium is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining strong bones. Milk is a good natural source of calcium, and other dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, are high in calcium. A 2,000-calorie meal plan based on the USDA Food Pattern for a balanced diet includes three servings per day of dairy products, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

โ˜… Each ounce of Gruyere contains 5 grams of saturated fat, or 25% of the daily value. Saturated fat raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol in your blood and increases your risk for heart disease, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full-fat cheeses are among the top sources of saturated fat in the typical American diet. Low-fat Gruyere or another low-fat cheese is a healthier alternative to full-fat Gruyere.

โ˜… Dried Pumpkin Seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10 grams per quarter cup. Pepita (from Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”) is a Spanish culinary term for the pumpkin seed, the edible seed of a pumpkin or other cultivar of squash (genus Cucurbita). The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color inside a white hull. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product.

โ˜… Pumpkin seeds rival sunflower seeds as the most popular snack in Russia and Ukraine. They are sold in Russian drugstores as a remedy for quelling parasitic infestations such as tapeworms. Pepitas are a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are also roasted and served as a snack. Marinated and roasted, they are an autumn seasonal snack in the United States, as well as a commercially produced and distributed packaged snack, like sunflower seeds, available year-round.

โ˜… Pepitas are known by their Spanish name (usually shortened), and typically salted and sometimes spiced after roasting (and today also available as a packaged product), in Mexico and other Latin American countries, in the American Southwest, and in speciality and Mexican food stores.

โ˜… The earliest known evidence of the domestication of Cucurbita dates back 8,000-10,000 years ago, predating the domestication of other crops such as maize and common beans in the region by about 4,000 years. Changes in fruit shape and color indicate intentional breeding of C. pepo occurred by no later than 8,000 years ago. The process to develop the agricultural knowledge of crop domestication took place over 5,000-6,500 years in Mesoamerica. Squash was domesticated first, with maize second and then beans being domesticated, becoming part of the Three Sisters agricultural system.



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Last year 2.2 million patients taking properly prescribed FDA Approved Drugs have experienced Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR); of those millions, 770,000 experienced an avoidable ADR requiring Hospitalization, and 100,000 of those patients the ADRs resulted in fatalities, more than triple the number of Highway deaths in the USA. Genomic DNA Testing done once in your Lifetime, will give Physicians valuable information guiding them in prescribed FDA Approved medications taking into account the patients unique genetic profile.

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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Brother MFC-9340cdw Color Printer, Color Copier, Color Scanner + FAX, All-In-One Counter-Top Beauty ~ Brother HL-3170 CDW Same Brilliant Color Duplex Laser Printer ~ Both Printers AirPrint Enabled for iPad & iPhone, True WiFi Wireless Enabled, plus USB Connectivity โญโญโญโญโญ ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother’s MFC-9340cdw is an excellent choice for Small Business and Home Business folks looking for a fast, reliable, quality, Digital Color Duplex Printer, High Resolution Duplex Scanner, Digital Color High Resolution Color Copier, with a built-in FAX, an all-in-one digital-station.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother’s MFC-9340cdw, enjoy the convenience of duplex printing plus single-pass duplex scanning and faxing. Have a two-sided document, this Brother scanner, scans both sides with just one-pass.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Having a “Private Library” at home, where these articles are written, and accomplish other business activities, from time to time a product comes to my attention that deserves attention. Brother’s MFC-9340cdw is very ecnomical at purchase (value priced at $350 at Office Depot) where full-color printing is 13ยข/page. Why pay 4-times this cost (52ยข/page at the Print-Desk at the office supply store. Add the Color Copy function, plus a fully duplex high resolution Scanner with an Auto Document feeder for up to 35 pages to scan or copy. Having an “ancient” HP 100 pound LaserJet, it was time for a Replacement.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother’s MFC-9340cdw also offers true wireless WiFi printing from your mobile devices via Apple’s magical AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct. Since Marilyn and I have iPhones (5S) and iPads (iPad mini), plus one 10 pound WiFi enabled Laptop, true wireless WiFi printing is a treat. We have our printers “hidden” in our Library, but we can print from anywhere in our dwelling.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother MFC-9340cdw is packed with Big-Business features like a 3.7โ€ touch-screen control display with true wireless networking, but this affordable, counter-top foot-print, compact all-in-one fits your small business workspace and budget. It Prints and Copies with high-impact color and crisp black-and-white documents at up to 23ppm. The MFC-9340cdw is ideal for businesses with a primary need to print B&W business documents, but with the capability to print professional-quality color documents in-your-house, or in-your-office. This printer contains 256MB of onboard printer memory that permits printing of complex color documents.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-3170CDW is also a great choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer, without the scanner and Fax capability. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget. Other than the size of the on-board printer memory, it prints high-impact color and crisp black-and-white documents at up to 23ppm, so itโ€™s ideal for businesses that primarily produce B&W business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house. It also offers true wireless WiFi printing from your mobile device via Apple’s magical AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct. This printer contains 128MB of onboard printer memory that permits printing of complex color documents.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer, AirPrint Compatible with iPad & iPhone. This Laser Printer is an amazing performer. We have been HP laser users for decades, but, Brother is a real charm. It was on sale at Office Depot at a price that about the cost as replacing the laser cartridges for our trusty HP Laser. My thought, lets have a backup printer at a nominal cost. This Brother Printer is Half the size and 30% lighter than the relatively huge HP lasers. We highly recommend this Compact Brother 4-Color Laser Printer.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Setting up the Brother HL-3170 CDW a compact True CMYK Color Laser printer is really fast. It took more time for me to remove the little pieces of blue tape and other packing spacers, adding 250 sheets of paper into the Tray, than it took for the Printer Wizzard to find my in-home Router’s SSID. Entering your NetWork password, in my case 8-digits, and the Brother Color Laser Printer is fully operational. Oh, BTW, to protect the printer’s internals, plug the printer into a high quality Surge Protection recpticle, to save the delicate electronics from Lighting and other Line-Surge Spikes; we use Belkin 6-outlet surge protectors.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š We own and use this Brother Laser Printer. The Print Quality is outstanding. Since we do almost everything on our iPads, having Apple AirPrint compatibility is a huge convenience for us. Having used this printer for 6-months, we found the printer an AAA+ in every respect, notice the printing examples below.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer vs Printing at the FedEx Store or Office Depot Printing Center. When you’re in a hurry and have the Print Job in PDF format stored on a data-stick, going into these fine print-depots is a wonderful convenience. In this case one can have 5 booklets containing 50 pages, printed, with clear-covers and Spiral-bound with 32 pound paper-stock for about $50/book, and viola your done. But there is an alternative…

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Recently I prepared a 50-page Color Brochure to be given to Doctors regarding DNA Screening when meeting with them. Taking the 22 MB file to two retail stores, I received quotes averaging $50/book: two-sided printing, full Color, Spiral-Binding, with clear covers Front & Back. The printed results were wonderful, albeit expensive. Totally amazing, in that I was able to create the graphics, and constructed the entire 50 page Booklet on my iPad-mini using Five iPad Apps, namely: Pages, Photoshop Express, Photogene 4, PDF Expert, PDF Creator.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer. Let print the booklet with this printer, on 28 pound Hammermill smooth stock, then take it to the FedEx store for Binding only. So what are the Costs. The Printer First. Presently on sale at Office Depot for $229 which includes “4 starter cartridges” that will print 600 pages. The math: $229/600 = $0.38/page (which includes the cost of the printer). The paper costs $0.03/page, the Covers $2.00, Spiral-Binding $3/book.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š In sum, The Cost for Each 50 page Booklet:

โœ”๏ธ Printing: $19.00
โœ”๏ธ Paper: $1.50
โœ”๏ธ Covers: $2.00
โœ”๏ธ Binding: $3.00
โœ”๏ธ The Total: $25.50
โœ”๏ธ The New Printer will Print 12 Booklets
โœ”๏ธ After Printing 12 Booklets you Have the Printer with empty ink cartridges
โœ”๏ธ Add 4 replacement high-capacity cartridges from Amazon for $300 which will print 2200 pages, and print another 44 booklets
โœ”๏ธ The revised Cost per page equates to $0.14/page
โœ”๏ธ Recall above, the cost-per-page was $0.38/page, however, this figure included the $229 cost of the printer.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Therefore, Do yourself a favor, Buy the Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Wireless Laser Printer, for your printing needs, one or two-sided printing, as you’ll Save $24.50 per booklet printing it yourself. This cost is about half the $50/book cost, even with buying a Brand New Printer. Thereafter, once you buy the full-set of 4-replacements cartridges, you’ll save more, as printing will cost will drop to $20.50/booklet, as the cost-per-page for the Toner is $0.14/page. The only downside, the printing time is about 90 minutes. The Duty Cycle of this amazing little Power-House is 30,000 pages/month.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-3170 CDW Color Laser Printer is Apple AirPrint Compatible, an all important feature for us, whether its for Home or Office use. With over 600,000 iOS devices in circulation, its a wise move to have AirPrint capability. Some day soon, AirPrint the interface will eliminate all "Printer Deivers" which are an annoying Applet to constantly have to update depending on your Hardware.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-9340CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer, copier, scanner, fax at $449 price tag. Office Depot has this printer on sale for $350 from time to time. It packs big business features like duplex printing and duplex scanning, into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-3170CDW is a perfect choice for the small business looking for a fast, reliable digital color printer, at under $300 price tag. Office Depot has this printer on sale for $229 from time to time. It packs big business features like duplex printing into an affordable, compact printer designed to fit your small business workspace and budget.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-3170CDW prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm, so it’s ideal for businesses that primarily produce black business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house from time to time.

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š The Brother HL-3170CDW also offers effective secure wireless printing from your mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct.

โœ” Fast color and black print speeds up to 23ppm to help improve your productivity

โœ” Automatic Two-Sided Printing

โœ” Easy to install on your wired or wireless network or print locally via USB from your computer

โœ” Produce crisp black and high-impact color business documents at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s Digital LED print technology

โœ” 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal and a straight-through paper path via manual feed slot for envelope printing

โœ” iOS Apple iPad and iPhone Device Printing

โœ” High capacity color toners available (approx. 2,200 pages each) to help lower your cost per copy

โœ” Deep Sleep mode to conserve energy when printer is not being used (uses <1W)

โœ” 1-year limited warranty with free phone support for the life of the product

โœ” Direct Link for the Brother’s Color brochure: http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/Printers/ModelBrochures/HL-3170cdw%202%20page%20brochure%20FINAL%20041013.pdf


๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“š Below is a sample of Six pages of the 50 page booklet discussed above.


โœ” iPhone photograph of the top 5″ of the printed Biography Page, has been tightly-Cropped to shows the testure of the paper and the 6-point-type of the “Resume Current though…, printed on HL-3170CDW Brother printer, the print almost has an “embossed” effect, it is very crisp even with very small font sizes, the hardest to deliver. Office Depot has the HL-3170cdw printer on “Sale” for $229 on March 10, 2014, and the MFC-9340cdw is on sale for $349 on April 14, 2014

โœ” The PDF file for the resume is shown at DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2ka8adyzeez05v/Jim.Wilson.Public.Bio.pdf



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Amazon FIRE Phone – We wish it Well – But its likely Dead on Arrival – We Give it 5 Arrows Down โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ

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โ˜…Amazon Fire Phone. Amazon recently announced its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, a highly anticipated device, that has been “in the making” for years. The Fire Phone represents Amazon’s continued push to fabricate and sell hardware. Apparently Amazon’s hardware strategy has changed, as the Fire Phone is priced similarly to premium smartphones like Apple’s highly successful iPhone 5s, which is selling at an annual pace of 200 million iPhones.

โ˜… The Question remains and only “time will tell….” will Amazon maintain its price and sell the new Fire Phone for a reasonable 25% profit, or will Amazon again be forced to sell their new hardware for a loss to maintain some marginal market-share.

โ˜… Amazon’s Fire Phone smartphone is in stark contrast to the bargain-basement, loss-leader pricing of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, which Amazon has been selling at a loss for years in effort to: (1) maintain only a single digit market-share, and (2) sell its eBooks and Amazon.com products. This raises some serious questions about the success of Amazon’s hardware strategy. One would reasonably ask… Why continue to fabricate and sell hardware at losses?

โ˜… Well then, WHY is Jeff Bezos forcing this new hardware. Amazon is Not making money selling its the Kindle Fire tablets but has managed to win a “decent level of market-share” of the worldwide tablet market.

โ˜… During the fourth quarter of 2013, Amazon came in third place, behind Apple and Samsung, with a 7.6% market share (likely because Kindle is selling at a loss), moving about 5.8 million units during the previous quarter. IMHO, market-share achieved by selling a product at continued losses, with little hope of ever selling the Kindle Fire for a reasonable profit margin, is CEO insanity.

โ˜… Why bother attempting to compete, by selling the Kindle Fire at losses, quarter after quarter, year after year. Negative is negative and sooner or later Amazon must give up their loss-leader strategy, particularly when the entire AMAZON.com enterprise is operating at marginally above ZERO profits, for years. AMZN shares are trading at over 400x earnings at $325/share, Wow, this defines intoxicating, exuberant enthusiasm, LOL, (this time, lol means lots of luck).

โ˜… Apple on the other hand has made continued profits selling its iPads from the very first month of iPad sales in April, 2010 through to today, and selling iPads at an annual pace of 60 million units, and 230,000,000 in the users hands.

โ˜… Kindle’s low price, below fabrication cost, Amazon’s Kindle tablets are a big factor in its market-share achievement. However, the low prices are so low, Amazon is loosing from 5% to 15% with each unit sold. Amazon’s strategy… has been to sell the hardware below cost, or near cost, in an effort to get their Kindle Fire tablet-buyers to purchase more eBooks and other retail products on Amazon.com

โ˜… With a history of terrible multi-year loss-leader experience, with Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets, Why is Amazon taking the financial risk of bringing a smartphone to market? As Amazon’s Fire Phone is priced in line with Apple’s iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy S5, it’s unlikely that Amazon’s plan is to use the Fire Phone to spur shopping at Amazon.com

โ˜… Amazon is giving away a free year of Prime to people who buy their Fire Phone smartphone. Perhaps Amazon is targeting existing Prime members, but since you can buy Amazon products from any smartphone, and Amazon’s Firefly (featured button) on the Fire Phone, is little more than a glorified price-scanner, the Fire Phone seems like a likely tough sell.

โ˜… Have You noticed. I have not regurgitated all Fire Phone specifications and comparisons, and given thumbs up / thumbs down, line-by-line. The reason, Amazon’s Fire Phone does not represent any significant advancement in SmartPhone technology nor operability, and barely “keeps up” with the two smartphone’s its competing with not to mention that iPhone 6 is about to release, in 74 days, with another generation of imaginative improvements…

โ˜… IMHO, Amazon’s Fire Phone will be a Huge Failure. There will not be millions standing on Line at 5am at AT&T retail locations for this smartphone later in July. OH, did I mention the Apple EcoSphere, the platform, its stability, reliability, safety, and the 1,250,000 transformative Apps that magnify the usability of all 500,000,000 iPhones globally.

โ˜… Amazon is getting distracted, IMHO which threatens its core business, which is also not operating well. There’s no question that Amazon has been wildly successful from a “Volume” standpoint, (not on a profits standpoint) as an online retailer, but Amazon has no advantages when it comes to hardware.

โ˜… Amazon appears to be suffering from “DiWorsification” This is a “term” coined by legendary investor Peter Lynch to describe a company that diversifies into markets where it has no advantages, causing the company to suffer with more pain. Amazon may think it has the “Midas Touch” but it doesn’t. It’s a huge Retailer trying to be something that it’s not, because it continues to not break-out of either zero profits or near zero profitability; that’s a story that generally never ends well, yet its shares trade at over 400x earnings for years.

โ˜… Fire Phone is not a threat to Apple or Samsung. For the same price as the Fire Phone, you can get a device made by a company whose business is to make compelling devices. Apple’s iPhone comes with the vast Apple ecosystem, and Samsung’s Galaxy smart phones have all that Google has to offer. But, although Amazon’s Fire Phone runs a fork of Android, it’s missing Google Play and all of Google’s popular apps, leaving it hobbled compared to the competition.

โ˜… Is Fire Phone a threat to Apple or Samsung? In the interest of Fairness, when Apple announced the very first iPhone mid-year 2007, ALL the critics were as negatively enthusiastic as I verbalized above.

โ˜… Recall in 2007 there was already a crowded field of SmartPhones offered by the then best technology companies. Personally, I entered Mobile-Cellular in 1985, with Motorola’s Dyna T-A-C 8500XL, a/k/a the “Brick” at a price tag of $3500 plus another $600 for the Car Kit. At the time this was the best available, where Motorola was a leader in producing very high quality Military grade communications equipment.

โ˜… Looking at the image below, Samsung, one of the industry leaders in 2007 offered many models to choose from among 12 other vendors. As Apple announced their entry into the mobile phone arena, all the critics were questioning why Apple would waste their time entering an already crowed field.

โ˜… Looking further at the comparison of Apple’s iPhone, its design was quite unique, with the entire face of the phone being touch-screen. Notice the Graphic of the 2007 iPhone used in TV and Print media at the new iPhone was unveiled. Obviously, the critics and naysayers were terribly wrong, as today the iPhone is in the hands of 500,000,000 users globally, where the iPhone is used by about 54% of the USA market, in a very crowded field of vendors.


โ˜… Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com has been very successful in creating the Nation’s Largest Internet Retail enterprise. Here is a brief biography.


โ˜… Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has been very successful as a “promoter” in convincing Wall Street of Amazon’s Magic, that Buying AMZN stock at $350/share is prudent when it earns 60ยข/share, and in the process Jeff has created a $30 Billion net worth for himself, with a company does not make profits of any significance.

โ˜… Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos, born January 12, 1964, is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products. Under his guidance, Amazon.com became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a top model for Internet sales. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper.

โ˜… Bezos often showed intense scientific interests. He rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room. The family moved to Miami, Florida, where he attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School. While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982. He was high school valedictorian.

โ˜… Bezos attended Princeton University, intending to study physics, but soon returned to his love of computers and graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in electrical engineering and computer science. While at Princeton, he was elected to the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He also served as the President of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.



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SodaStream – Re-Fill the CO2 Cylinders Yourself – This Kit Does the Trick – Reduces Carbonating Cost to 2ยข/Liter from 23ยข/Liter – Pays for itself in about 7 months ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ

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๐ŸŒ SodaStream Revolution is the first push-button, automatic SodaStream, home soda maker, that offers breakthroughs in both function, design, and simplicity. SodaStream Revolution model features a one-touch activation providing a Four-Button panel for choosing several carbonation levels (low, medium, high, turbo), a lighted LED display, indicating carbonation progress and a CO2 Cylinder status-gauge showing how much CO2 is remaining in the cylinder.

๐ŸŒ Given, the SodaStream Revolution is an outstanding household and office appliance. However, the cost of refilling the SodaStream CO2 is $15/refill for the 14oz/60L Cylinder or $30/refill for the 33oz/130L Cylinder. Typically the consumer returns to the authorized retailer such as Bed Bath and Beyond (BB&B), to exchange ones empty SodaStream CO2 cylinder for a Full Cylinder. In Boca Raton BB&B has an inventory of both sizes of pre Re-Filled Cylinders used to exchange with customers needing refills.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream. You can re-Fill the CO2 Cylinders Yourself. This Kit Does the Trick and reduces the Carbonating Cost to 2ยข/Liter from 23ยข/Liter. This system pays for itself in about 7 months

๐ŸŒ SodaStream Revolution is a wonderful, often used kitchen Appliance that we use many time each day creating a variety of “sparkling beverages.” Since the SodaStream Revolution houses the larger 33oz/130L Cylinder, the re-fill cost is $30. I found myself traveling several miles every 25 days to BB&B for CO2 refills of for the recyclable 33oz Cylinder exchange program.

๐ŸŒ BTW the meaning of this 33oz/130L Cylinder designation is: the Cylinder holds when full 33 ounces of liquid CO2 by weight, and the Cylinder will typically carbonate 130L (Liters by volume) of water on average. Recall One Liter (1.0L) of water equates to 33.81 fluid ounces of water.

๐ŸŒ So What’s the SodaStream Carbonation Facts. Given that SodaStream is a wonderful, often used kitchen Appliance, including the CO2 re-fill cost, IMHO. The carbonizing cost, the cost to refill at BB&B to make your water become sparkling with CO2, is calculated as follows:

๐ŸŽฏ Each 33oz/130L Cylinder will carbonate 130 liters or 4,395oz water, or 366 standard 12oz Soda Cans
๐ŸŽฏ Each 33oz/130L Cylinder will carbonate the equivalent of 366 cans of soda containing 12oz
๐ŸŽฏ Carbonation refill for the 130L CO2 cylinder costs $30 at BB&B
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream’s cost to carbonate each 12oz serving of home-made, unflavored Soda Water equals 8.2ยข per 12oz serving
๐ŸŽฏ Cost to purchase 12oz Cans of Soda Water average 60ยข/can

๐ŸŒ So What’s the True Comparative Costs associated with SodaStream Carbonation Let’s take a moment to investigate the Soda Water Carbonation Industry and compare it to the cost of CO2 available in the Soda-Fountain industry to the SodaStream re-Fill cost. In south Florida most of the restaurants use 10 pound or 20 pound CO2 Cylinders that are re-Filled utilizing a local CO2 delivery service.

๐ŸŒ Weekly or so the CO2 Delivery Service will check the CO2 levels of the restaurant’s Cylinders, replacing all empty Cylinders with pre-Filled Cylinders. The restaurant’s Service Bar will have one or more soda-service-guns that dispense carbonated Coke, Diet Coke, Tonic, Soda Water, where the Carbonated Water is mixed with these Syrups as they pass through the Soda-Guns. The Restaurants and Bars pay the CO2 Gasses delivery service $25 to refill each 20 pound Cylinder of liquid CO2.

Compare the CO2 cost buying refills at BB&B and the CO2 refills bought through the Restaurant CO2 Gasses supplier. Apologies for all the math in setting up the viability for a solution.

๐ŸŽฏ $30 cost through SodaStream authorized resellers for their 33oz Cylinders or
๐ŸŽฏ $15 for SodaStream 14.5oz Cylinders
๐ŸŽฏ Convert the SodaStream CO2 cost to Cost/Pound of CO2
๐ŸŽฏ 33oz Cylinder equates to 2.063 pounds of CO2
๐ŸŽฏ Cost per Pound for CO2 at BB&B equates to roughly $14.50/pound CO2
๐ŸŽฏ CO2 Gasses delivery service charges $25 to refill each 20 pound Cylinder of CO2
๐ŸŽฏ Cost per Pound of CO2 for a 20 pound Cylinder is $25/20# equates to
๐ŸŽฏ $1.25/pound CO2
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream re-Fill at $14.50/pound
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream is charging $12.75/pound more than market CO2 price
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream is 11.6 times More Expensive than the CO2 market
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream CO2 cost to Carbonate each 12oz serving is $30/366 servings = 8.2ยข/12oz serving
๐ŸŽฏ Market CO2 cost to Carbonate each 12oz serving is $25/3548 servings = 0.7ยข/12oz serving
๐ŸŽฏ SodaStream usage is 13 SodaStream 33oz/130L Cylinders
๐ŸŽฏ $390 SodaStream cost for CO2 annually equals 13x$30 = $390/Year
๐ŸŽฏ $33 Retail Market cost for CO2 annually equals 13x33x0.0781ยข = $33/Year
๐ŸŽฏ $357 Cost Saving using Retail CO2 vs SodaStream CO2 = $390-$33 = 357

Comparing the CO2 cost buying refills at BB&B and the CO2 refills bought through the Restaurant CO2 Gasses supplier there will be $357 saved buying CO2 through traditional Retail/Restaurant suppliers rather than through authorized SodaStream reFillers.

Solution, Can we build a simple personal CO2 reFilling rig to replace CO2 monthly into our SodaStream Cylinder, now that we know there is an incentive of $357 in annual savings. Here is the Plan and the Components.

๐ŸŽฏ CO2 Doctor.com is an enterprise in located in Denison, Texas which cures the SodaStream CO2 refill blues! Its products has been saving SodaStream Soda Machine owners lots of cash since 2007 with their innovative products. You can Stop your dependency on Sodastreamโ„ข for CO2 Refills and stop paying top dollar, about $14.50/pound for CO2 that should cost $1.25/pound. Math is above.

๐ŸŽฏ The Goal is to save you lots of money by eliminating your dependency on SodaStream’s CO2 Refill Monopoly. With the CO2Doctor’s products you can refill your 60L or 130L Carbonator CO2 cylinders for one-tenth the cost, the $15 or $30 that SodaStream presently charges, June, 2014.

๐ŸŽฏ With the FreedomValve, a Cylinder replacement valve for the 60L and 130L Carbonator Tanks, rendering the SodaStream cylinders commercially refillable.

๐ŸŽฏ First Step. The plan requires that you have some handy-man skills in fixing things around your dwelling or office. That said, the plan is to firstly remove the existing brass valve from an Empty SodaStreamโ„ข CO2 cylinder (notice the Flattened Valve Pin) and replace it with the FreedomValve (whose Valve Pin is shaped like a rod-like-pin). This Valve new pin-assembly is necessary as SodaStream has installed a proprietary flattened-valve assembly that makes it very difficult for commercial refill of SodaStream cylinders. Installing the FreedomValve virtually eliminates this obstruction to commercial refilling.

๐ŸŽฏ Second Step. Obtain a 10 pound, 15 pound or 20 pound Aluminum CO2 Cylinder that has a Syphon-Tube pre-installed within the cylinder. The price of these Cylinders are about $65, $85, $105 respectively. I choose the larger 20 pound cylinder as this would hold sufficient CO2 for 9 to 10 months of SodaStream CO2 usage. The 20 pound cylinder measures 30″ tall and 8″ in diameter and weighs 25 pounds empty, and 45 pounds when filled with CO2. The 15 pound cylinder measures 27″ tall and is 7″ in diameter. The 10 pound cylinder measures 20″ tall and 7″ in diameter. Either of these three cylinder alternatives fits into a typical utility room or garage.

๐ŸŽฏ Third Step. Acquire one of the Filling Station solutions that the CO2 Doctor offers on its internet site. This is the site address and page for ordering the FillStationPro-II which is a $99 Kit that includes the three components to reFill your SodaStream cylinder, recalling that you have already replace the SodaStream cylinder flat-pin valve with the $29 Freedom Valve.

http://tiny.cc/k0rzhx

๐ŸŽฏ In sum the Components and Costs are as follows
๐ŸŽฏ FreedomValve installed on your SodaStream cylinder $29
๐ŸŽฏ CO2 Master Cylinder, the Donor Tank, lets pick the 10 pound cylinder, $65
๐ŸŽฏ FillStationPro-II filling kit from CO2 Doctor priced at $99
๐ŸŽฏ Total Filling station package, Tank, Valve, FillStation kit = $193

๐ŸŽฏ Therefore, if you have the appetite and talent to take on this CO2 filling station project, the savings in the CO2 reFilling will repay this entire assembly in 6 months to 8 months depending on the size of the CO2 tank that is purchased. After this initial investment is repaid with the savings, your CO2 reFill cost reduces to one-tenth (1/10) of what one pays to SodaStream retailers, simply $2.57 is a lot cheeper than $30 CO2 refill at at BB&B.

๐ŸŽฏ The CO2 Doctor has taken the time and effort to produce a set of operating instructions for using their FillStationPro-II kit. The link for these directions is presented here, followed by an abstract shown here.

http://tiny.cc/w1rzhx

๐ŸŽฏ By following these simple instructions you will start to benefit from the cost savings of filling your own Soda-Club ALCO2JET Carbonator Tanks. Following these instructions will result in a safe and effective product installation and use, so please follow each step as carefully detailed in these photos. FillStationPro-IIโ„ข comes with a CGA-320 Tank Seal Washer.

๐ŸŽฏ CO2 is very harsh on all seals and o-rings. Please maintain these by applying a thin film of oil on all seal and o-ring surfaces. You can use regular cooking oil or the we offer on our Ordering Page. O-Ring or Seal wear and tear or drying is NOT covered as a warranty item since they are considered normal wear items.

๐ŸŽฏ This is a list of what you will need for the installation and filling of your CO2 Bottles. A full 10 pound, 15 pound, or 20 pound “Siphon Type” CO2 Carbon Dioxide Tank (Donor Tank) with a standard CGA-320 Valve and Threaded Outlet. FillStationPro-IIโ„ข. Flat CO2 Supply Tank Washer included with the kit (attached to brass CO2 tank fitting). Adjustable Wrench. Safety Goggles. Hanging Scale suitable for accurate Weight Measurement (included in kit). Chilled Empty Soda-Club SodaStream 60L or 130L Carbonator Cylinder.

๐ŸŒ Although this project may be challenging for many, with a readership of over 55,000 there may be folks that are interested in SodaStream home carbonation, and optimizing the cost of the CO2.


Below is the SodaStream Revolution Article published June 23, 2014


๐ŸŒ SodaStream “Revolution” has a Snap-Lock mechanism for easy bottle insertion and removal. SodaStream converts cold water into sparkling water. Its best to use bottled purified water for best flavor (rather than tap-water).

๐ŸŒ Want to Save Money, reFill SodaStream Cylinders Yourself. This article describes the assembly of a $225 Kit that does the Trick. Carbonate your own Bottled Water for Homemade Beverages – Reduces Carbonating Cost to 2ยข/Liter from 23ยข/Liter. This system Pays for itself in about 8 months. However, you need to be a bit mechanically oriented, household handyman.

๐ŸŒ Once the water is “carbonated” (“sparkling”) you may then add one of 50 soda-syrups available in the USA, and over 100 soda-syrups available in the globally, making your favorite soda in seconds, with the SodaStream Revolution home soda maker. You can also squeeze 1/8th of a fresh lemon, lime, or orange slice, added into the carbonated water for a refreshing anytime beverage.

๐ŸŒ Carbonate only Purified Water. Do Not add any syrups or flavorings to the purified-water, before carbonating. Otherwise it will create a huge overflowing fizzy mess on your countertop.

๐ŸŒ Here are several video-clips, links below, that will give you a glimpse of the Revolution model by SodaStream, and how home-carbonation may be useful in your home or office.

http://youtu.be/yPtNqIypLPM

http://youtu.be/s_Lmj-JmKhI

๐ŸŒ SodaStream will make your Soda at your Counter Top. Carbonate your own Bottled Water for Amazing Homemade Beverages. Carbonating Cost equates to about 8ยข 12oz Serving or 23ยข/Liter, then Add a Squeeze of Lemon or Lime, or your favorite syrups.

๐ŸŒ We selected the Revolution Model as it is one of the few models by SodaStream that permits use of the either the 14.5 oz 60L CO2 Cylinder (supplied with the kit) or the $50 optional 33 oz / 130L CO2 Cylinder carbonator. We use the 33 oz / 130L CO2 Cylinder exclusively and with our daily usage requires refilling about every 30 days. The image below shows the two cylinder sizes that are available for the SocaStream Revolution.

Below is a summary of the features of the SodaStream Revolution:

๐ŸŒ Provides a choice of carbonation levels (low, medium, high, turbo)
๐ŸŒ LED display indicates carbonation progress and CO2 usage status
๐ŸŒ Snap-lock mechanism for easy bottle insertion and removal
๐ŸŒ Does away with lugging, storing and disposing of sparkling water and soda bottles and cans
๐ŸŒ Easily fits on any counter and makes a suitable addition for even the smallest kitchens
๐ŸŒ Starter kit includes home soda maker, one re-Filable 14.5 oz / 60L CO2 carbonator, one reusable 1-liter BPA free carbonating bottle plus a Sodamix Taste Sampler (6 flavors)
๐ŸŒ Compatible with either the 14.5 oz./60L and 33 oz./130L carbonator cylinders
๐ŸŒ Wipe clean exterior
๐ŸŒ Measures 5.5″L x 10.5″W x 17″H
๐ŸŒ Limited Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
๐ŸŒ Revolution Model# 1019111015
๐ŸŒ Revolution Model is priced around US$150
๐ŸŒ SodaStream 14.5 oz 60L CO2 Cylinder Refill Cost $15
๐ŸŒ SodaStream 33.0 oz 130L CO2 Cylinder Refill Cost $30

๐ŸŒ SodaStream is the maker of a consumer home carbonation product. The device, like a soda syphon, carbonates water by adding carbon dioxide from a pressurized cylinder to create soda water (or carbonated water) for drinking. The company also sells more than 100 types of concentrated syrups and flavorings to make carbonated drinks.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream each year provides 1.5 billion liters of home-made soda to millions of homes worldwide, making SodaStream one of the largest beverage companies in the world. SodaStream began introducing innovative solutions to the beverage market in 1903 with a system that enabled consumers to carbonate water at home.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream over the past century, has continued to grow and innovate with an intellectual property portfolio that includes 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide. Leading the market in technological advancements and quality products, the SodaStream system enables you to carbonate water, add flavor, and enjoy quality, better-for-you soda at home, just the way you like it.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of home carbonation systems with SodaStream machines being sold in over 60,000 retail stores, in 45 countries worldwide.

๐ŸŒ Today, SodaStream is leading a revolution against bottled and canned beverages, providing consumers with a “better-for-you” and “better-for-the-planet” alternatives to store-bought soda.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream History. The company merged with Soda-Club in 1998, it was relaunched with an emphasis on healthier drinks. It went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in November 2010. SodaStream is currently headquartered in Lod, Israel, and has 13 production plants; its principal manufacturing facility is located in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

๐ŸŒ The SodaStream drinksmaker is a device that forces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas (stored under pressure of 800 psi, in a reusable cylinder) into water, making it fizzy. The product includes a machine, a carbon dioxide cylinder, and one or more reusable beverage bottles. The bottle, filled with water, is attached onto the machine, and with a button push or two, compressed CO2 from the cylinder is injected, creating carbonated water. About 100 Varieties of concentrated syrups are available globally, to create regular or diet soft drinks by adding a small amount of concentrate, about an ounce or so, into the bottle after carbonation, not before.

๐ŸŒ Originally the company operated as a subsidiary of W & A Gilbey, Ltd. In 1985, after various changes of ownership, SodaStream became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes, although it operated as an autonomous business within the group. In 1998 SodaStream was bought by Soda-Club, an Israeli company founded in 1991 by Peter Wiseburgh, who from 1978 to 1991 had been Israel’s exclusive distributor for SodaStream, creating the world’s largest home carbonation systems supplier.

๐ŸŒ In 2003 Soda-Club closed the SodaStream factory in Peterborough, moving the company’s gas cylinder refilling and refurbishment department to Germany. Under the ownership of Soda-Club, and with CEO Daniel Birnbaum at the helm since 2007, the brand has been relaunched in many markets, with new machines and new flavors available in 41 countries around the world.

๐ŸŒ In 2012 SodaStream teamed with Yves Bรฉhar to introduce SodaStream Source, a line of soda machines designed with a special emphasis on sustainability. Bรฉhar’s design earned SodaStream a Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval in 2013.



๐ŸŒ SodaStream – Next Article – How to Save Money Refilling the CO2 Cylinders. Currently SodaStream users are faced with returning to their SodaStream authorized retailer (such as Bed Bath & Beyond) to trade-in the Cylinder that was packaged with the SodaStream Kit, for a CO2 Cylinder Refill. The Cost is currently $15 to refill the 60L Cylinder or $30 to refill the 130L Cylinder. We have a Long Term Solution to reduce the CO2 refill cost to $1 for small cylinder or $2 for the large cylinder.



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As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

SodaStream – Make your Soda at your Counter Top – Carbonate your own Bottled Water for Amazing Homemade Beverages – Carbonating Cost about 8ยข 12oz Serving or 23ยข/Liter – Add a Squeeze of Lemon or Lime or your Own Flavors ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ

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๐ŸŒ SodaStream Revolution, is the first push-button, automatic SodaStream, home soda maker, that offers breakthroughs in both function, design, and simplicity.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream Revolution model features a one-touch activation providing a Four-Button panel for choosing several carbonation levels (low, medium, high, turbo), a lighted LED display, indicating carbonation progress and a CO2 Cylinder status-gauge showing how much CO2 is remaining in the cylinder. Besides, using your selection of bottled water to “carbonate” then add a squeeze of lemon or lime is much more Healthy than buying all these processed, artificially flavored and sweetened sodas.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream “Revolution” has a Snap-Lock mechanism for easy bottle insertion and removal. SodaStream converts cold water into sparkling water. Its best to use bottled purified water for best flavor (rather than tap-water).

๐ŸŒ Once the water is “carbonated” (“sparkling”) you may then add one of 50 soda-syrups available in the USA, and over 100 soda-syrups available in the globally, making your favorite soda in seconds, with the SodaStream Revolution home soda maker. You can also squeeze 1/8th of a fresh lemon, lime, or orange slice, added into the carbonated water for a refreshing anytime beverage.

๐ŸŒ Carbonate only Purified Water. Do Not add any syrups or flavorings to the purified-water, before carbonating. Otherwise it will create a huge overflowing fizzy mess on your countertop.

๐ŸŒ Here are several video-clips, links below, that will give you a glimpse of the Revolution model by SodaStream, and how home-carbonation may be useful in your home or office.

๐ŸŽฏ http://youtu.be/yPtNqIypLPM

๐ŸŽฏ http://youtu.be/s_Lmj-JmKhI

๐ŸŒ SodaStream will make your Soda at your Counter Top. Carbonate your own Bottled Water for Amazing Homemade Beverages. Carbonating Cost equates to about 8ยข 12oz Serving or 23ยข/Liter, then Add a Squeeze of Lemon or Lime, or your favorite syrups.

๐ŸŒ We selected the Revolution Model as it is one of the few models by SodaStream that permits use of the either the 14.5 oz 60L CO2 Cylinder (supplied with the kit) or the $50 optional 33 oz / 130L CO2 Cylinder carbonator. We use the 33 oz / 130L CO2 Cylinder exclusively and with our daily usage requires refilling about every 30 days. The image below shows the two cylinder sizes that are available for the SocaStream Revolution.

Below is a summary of the features of the SodaStream Revolution:

๐ŸŒ Provides a choice of carbonation levels (low, medium, high, turbo)
๐ŸŒ LED display indicates carbonation progress and CO2 usage status
๐ŸŒ Snap-lock mechanism for easy bottle insertion and removal
๐ŸŒ Does away with lugging, storing and disposing of sparkling water and soda bottles and cans
๐ŸŒ Easily fits on any counter and makes a suitable addition for even the smallest kitchens
๐ŸŒ Starter kit includes home soda maker, one re-Filable 14.5 oz / 60L CO2 carbonator, one reusable 1-liter BPA free carbonating bottle plus a Sodamix Taste Sampler (6 flavors)
๐ŸŒ Compatible with either the 14.5 oz./60L and 33 oz./130L carbonator cylinders
๐ŸŒ Wipe clean exterior
๐ŸŒ Measures 5.5″L x 10.5″W x 17″H
๐ŸŒ Limited Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
๐ŸŒ Revolution Model# 1019111015
๐ŸŒ Revolution Model is priced around US$150
๐ŸŒ SodaStream 14.5 oz 60L CO2 Cylinder Refill Cost $15
๐ŸŒ SodaStream 33.0 oz 130L CO2 Cylinder Refill Cost $30

๐ŸŒ SodaStream is the maker of a consumer home carbonation product. The device, like a soda syphon, carbonates water by adding carbon dioxide from a pressurized cylinder to create soda water (or carbonated water) for drinking. The company also sells more than 100 types of concentrated syrups and flavorings to make carbonated drinks.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream each year provides 1.5 billion liters of home-made soda to millions of homes worldwide, making SodaStream one of the largest beverage companies in the world. SodaStream began introducing innovative solutions to the beverage market in 1903 with a system that enabled consumers to carbonate water at home.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream over the past century, has continued to grow and innovate with an intellectual property portfolio that includes 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide. Leading the market in technological advancements and quality products, the SodaStream system enables you to carbonate water, add flavor, and enjoy quality, better-for-you soda at home, just the way you like it.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of home carbonation systems with SodaStream machines being sold in over 60,000 retail stores, in 45 countries worldwide.

๐ŸŒ Today, SodaStream is leading a revolution against bottled and canned beverages, providing consumers with a “better-for-you” and “better-for-the-planet” alternatives to store-bought soda.

๐ŸŒ SodaStream History. The company merged with Soda-Club in 1998, it was relaunched with an emphasis on healthier drinks. It went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in November 2010. SodaStream is currently headquartered in Lod, Israel, and has 13 production plants; its principal manufacturing facility is located in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

๐ŸŒ The SodaStream drinksmaker is a device that forces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas (stored under pressure of 800 psi, in a reusable cylinder) into water, making it fizzy. The product includes a machine, a carbon dioxide cylinder, and one or more reusable beverage bottles. The bottle, filled with water, is attached onto the machine, and with a button push or two, compressed CO2 from the cylinder is injected, creating carbonated water. About 100 Varieties of concentrated syrups are available globally, to create regular or diet soft drinks by adding a small amount of concentrate, about an ounce or so, into the bottle after carbonation, not before.

๐ŸŒ Originally the company operated as a subsidiary of W & A Gilbey, Ltd. In 1985, after various changes of ownership, SodaStream became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes, although it operated as an autonomous business within the group. In 1998 SodaStream was bought by Soda-Club, an Israeli company founded in 1991 by Peter Wiseburgh, who from 1978 to 1991 had been Israel’s exclusive distributor for SodaStream, creating the world’s largest home carbonation systems supplier.

๐ŸŒ In 2003 Soda-Club closed the SodaStream factory in Peterborough, moving the company’s gas cylinder refilling and refurbishment department to Germany. Under the ownership of Soda-Club, and with CEO Daniel Birnbaum at the helm since 2007, the brand has been relaunched in many markets, with new machines and new flavors available in 41 countries around the world.

๐ŸŒ In 2012 SodaStream teamed with Yves Bรฉhar to introduce SodaStream Source, a line of soda machines designed with a special emphasis on sustainability. Bรฉhar’s design earned SodaStream a Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval in 2013.



๐ŸŒ SodaStream – Next Article – How to Save Money Refilling the CO2 Cylinders. Currently SodaStream users are faced with returning to their SodaStream authorized retailer (such as Bed Bath & Beyond) to trade-in the Cylinder that was packaged with the SodaStream Kit, for a CO2 Cylinder Refill. The Cost is currently $15 to refill the 60L Cylinder or $30 to refill the 130L Cylinder. We have a Long Term Solution to reduce the CO2 refill cost to $1 for small cylinder or $2 for the large cylinder.



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If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

When I do what I do… I usually do it here.

As a "Health Nut" for Health & Wellness; http://www.Jim.Wilson.Isagenix.com

As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Apple Adding Sapphire Crystal Screen to its iPhone LDC Display ~ Apple Buys GT Advanced Technologies and Buys 1,000,000sf Tempe AZ Building to house Major Manufacturing of Sapphire Components ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ The iPhone 6 is scheduled to roll out in 2014 with a new sapphire crystal screen. The sapphire crystal was recently put to a test against a traditional contractors concrete block used on building commercial buildings. See which of the two, won this test when they faced-off against each other.

๐ŸŽ Finding this interesting test-clip on YouTube, it was originated by AeroGearโ€™s Flight SX sapphire crystal "glass" test.

๐ŸŽ This LCD Cover test demonstrates the effectiveness of a sapphire crystal LCD covered iPhone Display, preventing any scratching.

๐ŸŽ The video-clip also shows what an iPhone 6 would be like with the scratch-proof, scuff-resistant screen frame.

๐ŸŽ A traditional rough unfinished concrete block is used as its placed on top of an iPhone5 fitted with a sapphire LCD and dragged across the iPhone. Check out this videoclip below.

http://youtu.be/ZdRaQhLD4x8

๐ŸŽ Apple Adding Sapphire Crystal to its iPhone LDC Display ~ Apple Buys GT Advanced Technologies and Buys 1,000,000sf Tempe AZ Building to house Major Manufacturing of Sapphire Components.

๐ŸŽ Apple is "building" (lets call the project a major Renovation of an existing million square foot Solar Cell facility) a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be used by GT Advanced Technologies to make sapphire crystals for use in its products. Apple currently uses sapphire in its home buttons and camera lens covers, but several details about the material itself and the nature of its deal with GT indicate that it could be expanding its interests in the hard crystalline substance over the next several years.

๐ŸŽ Sapphire, specifically synthetic, manufactured sapphire, has several properties that make it of interest to Apple. First of all, sapphire is superior to glass, even Corningโ€™s Gorilla Glass material, in several ways, primarily it is VERY Hard, Diamond being the only know Crystal substance that is Harder.

๐ŸŽ Synthetic sapphire has no color, as itโ€™s a single crystal grown to be optically transparent, making it "look" very similar to glass. But Sapphire Crystal "Glass" is also extremely hard, 9 on the Mohs scale โ€” which means Superior to a Scratch Resistance rating.

๐ŸŽ A company that will make small pieces of high-tech glass for Apple products plans to employ about 700 people at the now-vacant First Solar Inc. factory in east Mesa.

๐ŸŽ This is the first significant Arizona presence for Apple Inc., which is buying the building for its supplier, GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Apple looked closely at the Phoenix area about two years ago before deciding to award a much larger facility to Austin.

๐ŸŽ The Building purchase, which was announced by GT in a regulatory filing is seen as a coup for Arizona, drawing excitement and praise from Gov. Jan Brewer, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and a variety of economic-development officials. The project also will create 1,300 construction-related jobs to get the facility ready for production, Brewer said in a statement.

๐ŸŽ In My Humble Opinion, all of what is written above is evidence that Apple is very interested in Industrial Sapphire Crystal surfacing components, likely for more than covering the iPhone’s HOME button.

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PharmacoGenetic Screening: Having been trained as a BioChemist, I have an avid interest in PharmacoGenetics DNA Screening. Last year over 2.5 million patients taking properly prescribed FDA Approved Drugs have experienced an Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR); of those 770,000 experienced an ADR required Hospitalization, and 70,000 of those patients the ADR was fatal. Genomic DNA Testing done only once in your Lifetime, will give Physicians, valuable information guiding against a patient being prescribed FDA Approved medications that do not suit your Genomic variants.

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An early adopter of digital photography and with 3 decades of imaging experience, and very interested in the application of digital imaging technologies for the law enforcement community, including crime scene and evidence documentation, enhancement to support criminal investigation, and court room testimony.

My new writing project is titled, "Principles of Forensic Digital Photography and Post Image Processing, Encryption and Authentication," a comprehensive digital imaging reference for law enforcement, agency officials, crime lab directors, crime scene processors, officers of the court, and students of criminal justice. Development of this book requires careful examination of the technologies, optics, hardware, software, coupled with discipline-specific and environmental nuances in order to serve the target-markets.

Are you Interested ? Here is the Link:
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If digital Imaging is of interest, I teach a course named "Principles of Digital Imaging and Post Image Processing" as an Adjunct Prof at FAU: http://www.416-1100.com/FAU-Classes/Principles-of-Digital

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As a "Health Nut" for Health & Wellness; http://www.Jim.Wilson.Isagenix.com

As many of my friends, family and students know, I am an avid iPad adopter since its release April, 2010. With Apple’s release of the Retina-Display iPad Mini, (I sold my iPad 4 to Gazelle.com) applied the proceeds to purchase the "mini" with 128GB of Storage, AT&T connectivity, plus added Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, and an ACME MADE San Francisco rubberized thin slip-over protective case. This thin package actually fits into my trousers pocket.

Apple iPhone Camera NEWS ~ iPhone Focuses on Very Popular Picture-Taking and Movie-Making with SmartPhones ~ iPhone 6 Camera may get Super-Fast f1.8 Optics. iPhone 6 Camera may get 10MP Imager, a 25% increase in Image Resolution ~ iPhone 6 with a 4.7″ Display ~ iPhone 6 Air with a 5.5″ Display ~ Sapphire Crystal Display ~ Simultaneous iPhone Releases ~ Apple Delivers Large Display iPhone Marketing Focus on 40 million Phablet Sales ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ Apple addresses the 25 million Phablet Sales in 2014. iPhone 6 with a 5.7″ Display – Apple Formulating Large Display iPhone Plan. Samsung S4 Sales are Down 50% from Samsung own Projections, but Android Phablets sold 25 million units in the June, 2013 Quarter, more than twice what iPads sold in the same quarter. iPhone 6 with a 5.7" Display

๐ŸŽ According to Chinese blog GforGames, which cites industry sources in Taiwan in its report, the upcoming iPhone, known unofficially as the “iPhone 6″ will sport a Main Camera of at 10 megapixels, while boasting an improved Lens Aperture of f/1.8.

๐ŸŽ Apple iPhone and Camera NEWS

๐ŸŽ iPhone Focuses on Very Popular Picture-Taking and Movie-Making with their SmartPhones
๐ŸŽ Apple’s iPhone 6 Camera to have Super-Fast f1.8 Optics
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 Camera to have 10MP Imager, a 25% increase in Image Resolution
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 yo have a 4.8″ Display
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 Air to have a 5.7″ Display
๐ŸŽ Simultaneous iPhone Releases
๐ŸŽ Apple Formulates Large Display iPhone Plan will channel on 25 million Phablet Sales.

๐ŸŽ iPhone Camera getting over 100% Boost in the Amount of Light. Increasing the Lens’ Aperture from f2.2 to f1.8 is a relatively Huge change in the amount of Light that strikes the Imager, an improvement of over 100% more light passing through the lens on its way to the Imager.

๐ŸŽ A Digital Camera coupled with a Lens that accepts light in the order of f1.8 or f1.4 would be considered at the Best-End of Light Transmitting ability.

๐ŸŽ Many analysts and critics of SmartPhones do not focus on the camera’s maximum aperture, as being a “big deal” one way or the other.

๐ŸŽ Increasing the aperture of your camera lens just One f-Stop like from f4.0 to f2.8 the lens will permit 100% more Light to pass through the lens at a f2.8 setting, than a lens whose maximum aperture is set at f4. Apple increasing the maximum aperture of their iPhone camera lens to f1.8 is really big news particularly in taking party shots in Low-Light settings.

iPhones are capturing more Pictures than any other Camera on Earth, including traditional Canon, Sony, and Nikon digital cameras, and any other Smart Phone according to recent reports.

๐ŸŽ iPhone Camera getting a 25% Boost in Resolution. Increasing the pixel count to 10MP is important as it represents a 25% increase in resolution.

๐ŸŽ For the “Crop Fanatics” in light of the three math examples below, with 10 MP, one can either print a full resolution 9×12″ print, or be able to Crop-Out 2.8 million pixels and still have enough image information remaining to print an excellent 8×10″ print.

๐ŸŽ How will these extra mega-pixels be best utilized. Most folks will perform two important tasks, trim a portion of the pixels, cropping, to either
(A) Straighten the image to the horizon
(B) Eliminate a peripheral portion of the image that is distracting.

๐ŸŽ How many pixels are needed for an Excellent 4×5″ glossy print. Lets do the math. Commercial printers, print at 300 pixels per inch. Each 1.0 square inch on the print contains 300×300 dots of image information which equals 90,000 pixels. A traditional 4×5″ print contains 20 square inches. Total pixels needed therefore is 20×90,000 which equals 1.8 million pixels.

๐ŸŽ How many pixels are needed for an Excellent 5×7″ glossy print. The math. Commercial printers print at 300 pixels per inch. Therefore each 1.0 square inch on the print uses 300×300 dots which equals 90,000 pixels. A traditional 5×7″ print contains 35 square inches. Total pixels needed therefore is 35×90,000 equals 3.15 million pixels. Remember the early digital cameras that had a 3.2MP Imager, this math is the reason, these cameras are capable of delivering beautiful 5×7″ prints, one of the most popular enlarging sizes.

๐ŸŽ How many pixels are needed for an Excellent 8×10″ glossy print. The math. Commercial printers uses 300×300 pixels per square inch, which equals 90,000 pixels. A traditional 8×10″ print contains 80 square inches. Total pixels needed therefore is 80×90,000 equals 7.2 million pixels. Remember, more recent digital cameras that had a 7.2MP Imagers, this math is one of the reasons, these cameras are capable of delivering beautiful 8×10″ prints, today one of the more popular enlarging sizes.

๐ŸŽ iPhone Camera Ultra Miniaturization. Even in these days of “Ultra Miniaturization” it would have been unimaginable for an auto-focus lens and camera combination, the size of a small green pea, would also sport a 10 million pixel Imager, and contain an auto focus lens with a maximum Aperture of f1.8

๐ŸŽ iPhone Camera with Image Stabilization. Having image stabilization makes for the Perfect Trifecta feature-set, in the Camera World, Super-Fast Lens Aperture, 10MP Camera Imager, and Image Stabilization. FYI, there are two common forms of image stabilization, Optical IS and Electronic IS.

๐ŸŽ Electronic Image Stabilization is an “anti-shake” method where the imager and buffer memory are linked to “shift” the focused image electronically in the opposite direction of the actual camera movement, in effort to “cancel-out” hand-held camera movement. This is effective for 2ยบ of movement, left-right, up-down or any combination.

๐ŸŽ Optical Image Stabilization is an “anti-shake” method where mechanical-servo-mechanisms, mechanically shift central optical elements, in the opposite direction to the movement of the camera, in effort to “cancel-out” the camera shake, typical of hand-held candid shots. This is effective for 3ยบ of movement, left-right, up-down or any combination.

๐ŸŽ What is an “aperture” ? Aperture is referred to the lens diaphragm-opening inside a camera-lens. The size of the diaphragm, the opening in a camera lens, REGULATES amount of light passing through onto the Imager inside the camera, when the shutter curtain in camera opens during an exposure.

๐ŸŽ The size of an aperture in a lens can either be a fixed or the most popular form in an adjustable type (like in an SLR camera). Aperture size is usually calibrated in f-numbers or f-stops. i.e. those little numbers engraved on the lens barrel like f22 (f/22),16 (f/16), f/11, f/8.0, f/5.6, f/4.0, f/2.8, f/2.0, f2.2, f/1.8, f1.4 etc. Each of this value represents one-times the amount of light either more or less in quantity. Meaning to say, f/16 will let in 100% more light than a diaphragm opening of f/22 and so forth; while on the other hand, an aperture of f/4.0 will let in 1X less light than that of f/2.8 setting.

๐ŸŽ Apple is Working its Supply-Line Formulating a beta-Phablet-Plan. Citing four sources, Reuters reports that Apple has delivered detailed plans for a 4.7" and a 5.7" iPhones, to its suppliers in Asia, presumably to produce beta-samples for Apple Engineers to test internally.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 specs are a Piping Hot commodity now. Its 2014 and Rumors from all over are coalescing around a configuration thatโ€™s all about MORE
โœ” More Display Area
โœ” More RAM Memory
โœ” More Storage Space
โœ” More Speed
โœ” More Display Pixels
โœ” More Low Noise Camera
โœ” More Low-Light Camera
โœ” More Flash Power
โœ” More Image Stabilization

๐ŸŽ According to range of sources, including KDB Daewoo Securities, Apple will soon ship a pair of larger smartphone models.

๐ŸŽ While there will be an 4.8″ iPhone 6, which compares with earlier rumor-reports, Apple is also prepping a larger โ€œphablet classโ€ iPhone that will sport a 5.5″ display.

๐ŸŽ While Cupertino has been confronting pundit suggestions, analysts and idiots alike, for several years, it is the collective-wisdom, that Apple must deliver a phablet class iPhone in order to remain relevant in the high-end Smartphone marketplace.

๐ŸŽ Who am I to criticize the successes of Apple. However, its become fairly obvious that the market-place is Screaming for a Larger Display iPhone. Tens of Millions of “Phablets” have been sold by its competitors, totally unchallenged by Apple. Even the Apple Shareholders are Screaming at its Board of Directors for Management’s explanation for ignoring this seemingly obvious, yet natural extension of its iPhone line if iDevices.

๐ŸŽ With Apple “finally” acquiesced to market-place’s Demand for a more compact iPad, Apple released its iPad mini with rave reviews. Personally I waited for version 2 of the mini, wanting the high-resolution Retina Display and 128GB storage option.

๐ŸŽ I quickly sold my Standard sized iPad.v4 to Gazelle for $450, scraped together another $200, and am now totally pleased with the iPad-mini-retina coupled with Logitech’s $70 UltraThin keyboard Cover.

๐ŸŽ I now do almost everything on the iPad mini, having only turned on my 17″ HP laptop only once in the last 120 days to work on a Complex Excel Spreadsheet and to update the virus software.

๐ŸŽ With Apple being able to deliver a delightful iPad mini with its retina 7.9″ display, its not hard to image Apple splitting the difference from 7.9″ and the 4.0″ iPhone 5S to arrive at a beautiful 5.5″ Large retina Display iPhone. All the components of “technology” are already tested and operating in Apple’s tool-box.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 Specs: 4.8″ Display with high resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels dimension, 64-bit A8 Apple processor, 2 GB RAM Memory, Main Camera at 8.0 megapixel, Front Camera 2.3 megapixels, Battery set at 1800 mAh capacity, Storage capacities of 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB configurations.

๐ŸŽ You may know that the Front Facing Camera captures stills and HDTV Videos at over 1920 by 1080 pixels, this equates to 2.073 MP, the image resolution of your 1080p 60″ LED Flat Screen HDTV in your living room.

๐ŸŽ Those that think that 8MP is not enough, the highest quality 8″by10″ Commercial Color Prints, printing at 300dpi, requires 7.2MP. Apple’s Camera delivers 8.0MP more than enough for a stunning 8×10″ framed picture, including some minor cropping or straightening.

๐ŸŽ iPhone Phablet Specs: 5.5″ display with 2272 x 1280 pixels resolution, 64-bit A8 Apple processor, 2 GB RAM (actually a generous amount for Apple), Main Camera set at 8 megapixels, Front Facing Camera set at 2.3 megapixels, Battery, a hefty 2300 mAh liON Lithium-Polymer Battery needed to power the larger, higher pixel count display, and storage options of 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB configurations.

๐ŸŽ IDC Research has recently reported that in the recent quarter, June, 2013 Phablet Sales were a stunning 25.2 million units. Apple Tablet Sales were 12.2 Million units, Portable PC sales were 12.7 Million units, and iPhone Sales were 32 million units. And in the Asian markets Phablet sales increased by 100%.

๐ŸŽ Can Apple really ignore these stunning facts any longer. There are many folks apparently that cannot afford to buy a Smartphone and a Tablet. Therefore they are buying a portable device that combines the smartphone with the Tablet, hence PHABLET, not only in name but in practicality.

๐ŸŽ This is not “Rocket Science.” Take an LTE iPad mini, turn on cellular connectivity and you have a Large Phablet, probably too large at 7.9″ but thats all it would require. So lets make a Phablet of a more reasoned size. The internals are already engineered, certainly Apple can have their Display suppliers squeeze the iPad v5 into a Display of 5.7″ rework the container, and the battery, and viola, Apple could have a Large iPhone.

๐ŸŽ What would be the best Phablet Size for Apple to capture this Market Segment. Since there iPad mini is sized at 7.9″, say 8″ for simplicity, and their largest iPhone’s Display is presently 4.” Let’s split the difference of these two Displays, that would render a 6″ display. We have heard from an Asian Supplier that Apple has ordered a large quantity of Display samples of 4.7″ and 5.7″ for supposed prototype iPhone product testing.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6, My preference. Personally, I would prefer the 5.7″ iPhone-6-maxi, and use the 4.7″ Screen as the new standard for the iPhone-6, and retain the 4″ Display for the iPhone-5S and the iPhone-5C as the “entry level” iPhone, for the Four Tiered iPhone lineup for 2014.

๐ŸŽ Can Apple Afford to delay the release iPhone 6 until September of 2014, the release of a 5.7″ iPhone? Hopefully Apple will attempt to trap their share of the 50 million Phablets that will have been sold from now until March, 2014. Can Apple loose the opportunity for their share of another 50 million units and delay the 5.7″ iPhone 6 initiative until September, 2014? This would be a shame. The iPhone 5C and an 5.7″ iPhone 6 would be the magic for Apple to capture a huge chunk of Market-Share.

๐ŸŽ iPhone large display is Music to My Ears for sure. Look at the excitement Apple created in November, 2012 with its Release of the iPad mini. Recall 53% of all US smart phone users are Apple iPhone adopters, and less than half that for Samsung Galaxy folks.

๐ŸŽ Similarly, in my humble opinion, when Apple releases a Large Display iPhone, there will likely be even more excitement than the new sales generated by the iPad mini. Why? There is a relatively large installed base of iPhones, some 500 million users, 4 times larger existing installed user base than the iPad community; Even a small portion of 500,000,000, represents many millions.

๐ŸŽ Example… if only 12% are seriously excited with the release of a Large-display iPhone, 12% of 500,000,000 is 60 Million units. Its better for Apple to trap these large-screen display folks, than have 5″ smart-phones cannibalized to Samsung.

๐ŸŽ My guess, when Apple delivers a Large Display iPhone, 40% will go for it. Another guess, Apple was surprised at the adoption-rate of the iPad mini, because Apple was so committed to believing the iPad had to be 9.7″ it ignored the market. Apple likewise has been ignoring the Market again with 5″ smart-phones. Hopefully, Apple will stop believing its own BS and listen to the Market’s Desire.

โฐ There is a large installed base of “Android” smart-phone folks that wish Apple had a 5-incher, and are looking for an excuse to get out of the Droid OS-Fragmentation headache. Surveys continue to indicate consistently for several years that about 22% of Android users Jump-Ship and adopt iPhones, when their contracts expire.

โฐ Samsung reported this morning, June 20, 2013, that it has lowered its sales projections of the Galaxy S4 by 50% of their new flagship smart phone. This newly released model the S4, was supposed to be Samsung’s 2013 “iPhone 5 Killer.”

โฐ Apparently after only 5 weeks of the availability of the Galaxy S4, the Android community and Galaxy 3S users are simply not upgrading from their own Galaxy users, nor from the other Vendors to the Galaxy S4. Its not hard to imagine, the Korean company, Samsung’s Stock has dropped significantly on its stock exchange.

โฐ Samsung has already had to cut expectations for their latest flagship, the Galaxy S4, it looks like Sammy had to lower estimates for device shipments once again, today. Originally, Samsung and their analysts predicted a lofty 10 million S4 units for April, and 12 million S4 units for May, 2013; This estimate has been dropped to about 6.5 million S4 predicted units in July.

๐ŸŽ Recall Apple sold over 5 Million iPhone 5 units in its first 3 day weekend, selling every one of the iPhones Apple had stock-piled for the iPhone5 release weekend. Annual iPhone sales are actually occuring at a rate of over 130 million for 2013. With the iPhone 5S anticipated for Sept, 2013, according to “analysts,” the iPhone sales rate may increase.

โฐ To perk sales back up, Samsung is reportedly planning an early retirement of the Galaxy S III. With the latest price-drops on the Galaxy S3, since the S4โ€ฒs release; Apparently there is not enough innovation in the new S4, and the Android folks are defaulting to the less expensive S3, chopping into sales of Samsungโ€™s latest flagship, which is not a good thing.

โฐ Taking away consumer choice isnโ€™t generally a good thing for your customers; However, in this case, itโ€™s a business move that Samsung has chosen. These events are definitely something to keep an eye on in the next few months.

๐ŸŽ If Apple follows through with these plans for a larger than 4″ iPhone display, this would be an significant change in Apple’s (unrealistic) position for iPhones with 5″ or larger Displays. We all know Apple says Nothing, Releases Nothing, No Specs, No Images, No Hints, No Trial Balloons, Nothing until Apple Decides to inform, and then Apple Tells Everyone with an Event.

๐ŸŽ Apple Secrets. Think about it, with a staff of 90,000 soles at Apple, add another 400,000 Asian fabricators, at FoxConn for example, add to this, Many Supply-Line sources, like the iPhone Camera Module and the Display fabricators, its quite a Security undertaking to Compel everyone to keep Apple’s Secrets non-Disclosed.

๐ŸŽ Once Apple delivered the iPad-mini, contrary to Apple’s (previously absurd) position that Only the 9.7" display was optimal – required for finger gestures, and that all other display sizes are inappropriate. Clearly, having delivered a 7.9" iPad-mini is very appropriate, very relevent, and may be out-selling the traditional iPad by a margin of say 3-to-2 ~ meaning, Three ipad-mini sales for every Two standard sized iPad sales.

๐ŸŽ Apple Knowing the history of the iPods, mini, nano, you name the flavors, its pretty easy to "Connect the Dots" that eventually the iPhone may have two or three footprints, several Display Sizes, particularly with the out-cry from Apple users who are routinely Complaining to Apple sales associates at Apple retail stores, all over the world, self included.

๐ŸŽ Apple bumped up its screen size to 4" diagonal with the iPhone 5, which launched September, 2012, and met with Rave Reviews and huge Sales, 5,000,000 units in iPhone 5 opening weekend. This 4″ display departed from the 3.5" display on all previous iPhone models, since the iPhone’s inception in mid-2007. But unlike its biggest rival, Samsung, the iPhone 5, was a 13mm increse in length only, no proportionate increase in width, as compared to the iPhone 4.

๐ŸŽ Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that a larger screen could differentiate phones, but noted the company had to weigh the โ€œtrade offsโ€ which would have to be evaluated, namely battery-life, weight, longevity of the screen, overall size.

โฐ Recall a very large number, some 96% of the Droid Users have Not updated to the newest version of JellyBean version 4.2 of Android’s OS; this creates a huge mess for everyone in the entire Droid user population, their App Developers, and all the Smart-Phone companies that are fabricating Droid devices. Making for an even bigger mess, is about 52% of the present-day Droid users remain at an Android OS-version that dates back several years.

๐ŸŽ My view, Delivering 4.7" and/or 5.7" iPhones, lets assume an increase in pixel count, to keep up the "retina display" of 325 dots per inch, more power is needed to drive the increased number of pixels, and the graphics-processor, plus more power would be need to illuminate the larger display, in brighter ambient lighting conditions, than an iPad generally requires.

๐ŸŽ Example, while walking down the street at high-noon, the iPhone rings, you look at the display, and answer the call. In bright out-door lighting, the iPhone Display must be bright. With an iPad, folks generally are not walking the streets reading their 7.9" iPad-minis. Accordingly, iPad displays are not illuminated with the same intensity as iPhone displays.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 with a 5.7" display, (2" inches shorter than the iPad-mini, or 1.7″ longer than the iPhone 4, diagonally) More Power will be needed to drive a 5.7" display, perhaps 60% to 75% more power, than what was needed to drive a 4" iPhone 5 display. A 5.7" iPhone 6 may need 50% more power and 50% more space to house the larger LiON Polymer battery. (All guess work with these figures). However, in theory, its all about Display Energy Efficiency, internal Electronics Energy Efficiency and the Energy Density for the newer more powerful Lithium Polymer battery technologies.

๐ŸŽ Being trained as a Chemist years ago, I recall that there is a very unique feature for Lithium Polymer batteries. The uniqueness, the physical shape of the battery does not have to be cylindrical or rectangular. The Polymer Battery may be literally “Moulded” to the exact Shape of a highly irregular-shape of the container of the iPhone’s interior, for example. This LiON Polymer irregular-shape-capability includes curved edges, convex, and concave shapes, dimples, bumps, depressions, and non-rectangular conditions. Presently, we see LiON Polymer batteries shaped into three-dimensional rectanglar containers, with many “sizes and capacities” to choose from. Product designers, choose an “industrial standard” battery capacity and dimension, and then builds the device to accommodate the chosen industry standard LiON battery.

๐ŸŽ Apple, in my humble opinion, may apply this very unique Moulding Capability of the LiON Polymer, to shape the Battery in a much more Precise and Contorted Shape to utilize Every Available cubic millimeter, that is not being occupied by the iPhone’s other internal components. This is a more expensive battery design. However, when Apple orders the fabrtication of hundreds of millions of these custom designed Batteries, this added engineering and battery cost, would be spread over millions of units, weighed against the iPhone’s incredible Need for More Power, as features and display sizes soak up increased Power.

๐ŸŽ Some analysts believe Apple may launch a larger display iPhone 6 sometime soon. Prehaps Apple will release the iPhone 6 in March, 2014 to spread out new product releases into other calendar quarters. However, expect Apple to remain with the current 4" display size for what is believed to be the iPhone 5S thought to launch September, 2013.

๐ŸŽ While the iPhone has been a solid favorite with Government and Business users, rivals such as Samsung and Microsoft (with Nokia) have been raising their game. The increasing popularity of so-called phablet style extra-large smartphones such as Samsungโ€™s S4 has been a recent trend that Apple may want to capture a significant portion of this segment. Personal Opinion, if Apple delivers an iPhone with a 5" display it will be a huge success just as the iPad-mini in November, 2012.

๐ŸŽ According to Reuters, Apple will launch two new iPhone models later this year, including an up-market inPhone and a cheaper iPhone with plastic case in five or six colors with a $99 price-tag. A lower price-point may improve sales in Aisa, and give everyone a less expensive Apple "entry-point." Another analyst last week also claimed that Apple would launch a cheaper iPhone in five colors, claiming at least two of the new colors may include pink and blue.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s primary iPhone contractor, Foxconn, will assemble the higher-end iPhone, while Pegatron, which makes the iPad mini, will assemble the cheaper entry-level iPhone.


๐ŸŽ If Apple were to Release a Large Display iPhone, there may be even more excitement than the iPad mini generated, due to the large installed base of iPhones, some 500 million users, where even a small portion of 500,000,000, represents millions, that may be excited with a Large-display iPhone. This short clip is a very clever rendering of the iPhone 5.7:

http://youtu.be/8H24VF0gxSc

Display iPhone versions. And according to Apple Patent filings, the New iPhone (be it version 6 or later) may be fitted with an Optical Image Stabilization module, which would be a First for a smart-phone.

Image stabilization would give the iPhone camera user several degrees, like 2ยฐ of camera movement, left, right, up, down, and any combination, where the image-stabilizer-unit locks the image in place, by "shifting" the lens-elements laterally in proportion to the user’s "shifting" of the camera.

Presently image stabilization is performed "electronically" within the imager’s pixels, which has the effect of marginally reducing the total image resolution to accommodate for stability factor. Canon was one of the first Camera companies to offer Image Stabilized lenses (IS Lenses) for the Single Lens Reflex 35mm cameras. Image Stabilization really works particularly for hand-held candid photography, certainly a huge advantage for iPhone photography, which is almost always hand-held.


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๐Ÿ”ข Apple to release New 4.7″ Larger Display iPhone 6, an even Larger 5.7″ iPhone Air, September 19, 2014, with a new redesign internally and externally, add to this, a new iPad Air Version 2 with its 9.7″ Retina display, and a new iPad Mini Version 2 with its 7.9″ Retina display. iPhone Air bay be the 201Cannibalizer in Chief – Apple Product Cannibalization Internally and Competitively – That is the Question

๐Ÿ”ข Apple’s line-up of iDevices and Macbooks by Display Size

1โƒฃ iPhone 5 with its 4.0″ Retina Display
2โƒฃ iPhone 6 with its 4.7″ Retina Display
3โƒฃ iPhone Air with a 5.5″ Retina Display
4โƒฃ iPad Mini with its 7.9″ Retina Display
5โƒฃ iPad Air2 with its 9.7″ Retina Display
6โƒฃ MacBook.Air with 11″ Retina Display
7โƒฃ iPad Pro with its 12.9″ Retina Display
8โƒฃ MacBook.Pro with 13″ Retina Display

๐Ÿ”ข Apple’s line-up of iDevices with 5 different displays plus two MAC Book laptop computers, all the feature-sets to choose from, the notion of Cannibalization comes into focus. We are speaking of Product Cannibalization of course. There are several forms of retail product Cannibalization.

๐Ÿ”ข The First form of Cannibalization occurs when a Competitor develops a product that more favorably matches the display-size desires of a client (for example) tempting clients to jump to the competitive product. The painful result, iPhone sales suffer as clients jump to the Galaxy product which offers a larger display.

๐Ÿ”ข The Second form of Cannibalization is more subtle, where clients may jump from one product, for example 3โƒฃ the iPhone Air, rather than buying 4โƒฃ the iPad Mini, exchanging display-size for better portability. The result, iPhone Air sales are cannibalizing the sales of iPad mini which would have enjoyed greater sales volumes, if the iPad Air were not released. However importantly, the client remains an Apple customer.

๐Ÿ”ข The Third form of Cannibalization is more dramatic, where clients may jump to 3โƒฃ the iPhone Air as a single product purchase, where in the absence of 3โƒฃ the iPhone Air, the client would have purchased TWO products: the 2โƒฃ iPhone 6 with its 4.7″ Retina Display AND the 4โƒฃ iPad Mini with its 7.9″ Retina Display. This may be the case for my personal product choices. The iPhone Air with its 5.5″ display may eliminate the need for my existing iPad mini altogether.

๐Ÿ”ข If Apple were to deliver the 7โƒฃ iPad Pro with its 12″ Retina Display, then my Apple products would include these the iPhone Air and iPad Pro models. In the event I were traveling, I could manage with only the iPhone Air, by bringing along Apple’s BlueTooth Keyboard (or Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover) satisfying the need for wireless speedy typing 3โƒฃ iPhone Air with its 5.5″ Retina Display, for every day everywhere portable uses 7โƒฃ iPad Pro with its 12″ Retina Display, for more serious desktop work

๐Ÿ”ข Apple’s CEO Tim Cook speaks boldly about internal and external product cannibalization: โ€œI see cannibalization as a huge opportunity for Apple. Our core philosophy is to never fear cannibalization. If we donโ€™t do it, someone else will. We know that iPhone has cannibalized some of our iPod business. That doesnโ€™t worry us. We know that iPad will cannibalize some Macs sales. But thatโ€™s not a concern. On iPad in particular, we have the mother of all opportunities because the Windows market is much, much larger than the Mac market. It is clear that the iPad is already cannibalizing some Windows PC sales. I still believe the tablet market will be larger than the PC market at some point. You can see by the growth in tablets and pressure on PCs that those product lines are beginning to converge.โ€

๐Ÿ”ข Apple doesnโ€™t much care about Cannibalization as long as itโ€™s another Apple product thatโ€™s doing the cannibalizing. And if that product is creating more demand than it cannibalizes, so much the better, particularly if itโ€™s demand for other Apple products.

๐Ÿ”ข Tim Cook further states โ€œIf somebody buys an iPad mini or an iPad Air, if itโ€™s their first Apple product, a percentage of these people wind up buying another type of Apple product. If you remember what we had termed the halo effect for the iPod with the Mac, weโ€™re very confident that will happen with the iPad as well.โ€ BTW, this notion is exactly how Marilyn and I became iPhone 4 users in 2010, as in April we bought the original iPads, were so impressed, we bought iPhones in July when the iPhone 4 was announced. We were former BlackBerry Bold users for years before that fateful day.

๐Ÿ”ข One More Thing on Cannibalization. In following Apple products, the competition, the enterprise, the critics, and Wall Street, cannibalization is the nay’sayers avenue for attack.

๐Ÿ”ข Here are a few recollections of Apple critics. Many Wall Street analysts in January, 2007 questioned Apple’s introduction of the iPhone in 2007 into a very crowded field of products, and because it would cannibalize the iPod… a silly notion looking back, particularly since there are over 500,000,000 iPhones in circulation at last count.

๐Ÿ”ข Apple critics then surmised in 2010, that Apple was foolish to bring out the iPad into the existing very crowded Tablet market. And further, if Apple did, it would be lucky it achieved 6 million iPads sales in a year or so… also silly “analytics” as we know iPads are selling at a pace of 60,000,000 units annually, with about 225,000,000 in circulation since it was introduced in April, 2010. Lets not forget the iPad mini would cannibalize the iPad maxi, and so on.

๐Ÿ”ข Fast Forward to today, these same Wall Street analysts are beginning to criticize Apple for its potential cannibalizing its iPad mini sales, if it releases the iPhone Air with its large 5.5″ display… recall Apple doesnโ€™t much care about Cannibalization as long as itโ€™s another Apple product thatโ€™s doing the cannibalizing. And if that product is creating more demand than it cannibalizes, so much the better, particularly if itโ€™s demand for other Apple products.

๐Ÿ”ข Here is a current example of Apple Cannibalism regarding Apple’s iPhone Air with its 5.5″ display…
http://mac360.com/2014/07/iphone-6-to-cannibalize-ipad-mini/



๐ŸŽ Apple’s new iPhone 6 hand-sets poised to take the high-end smartphone market by storm.

๐ŸŽ Todayโ€™s report coming from China, suggests the 128GB storage option serves as a significant differentiator between 4.7″ & 5.5″ models.

๐ŸŽ This is the “logic” supporting our theory regarding the potential release date of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Air and the simultaneous release of iOS8. The graphic below displays the time required for each of the “beta” versions being evaluated and tested showing iOS2, iOS3, iOS4, iOS5, iOS6, iOS7 and currently in beta, iOS8.

๐ŸŽ iOS6 required 6 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was certified by Apple for iOS6′s final release to the public. iOS7 required 7 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was cleared for its final release to the public. iOS7 was released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 5S and 5C models about 10 months ago, specifically Friday, September 20, 2013.

๐ŸŽ Looking at the “beta” versions to be evaluated and tested for iOS6, it required 6 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was cleared for its final release to the public. iOS6 was released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 5 Friday, September 19, 2012.

๐ŸŽ Lets Look at the “beta” versions being evaluated and tested for iOS8. Lets assume (this is analytics part) that the time consumed will likewise be a total of 100 days, before iOS8 cleared for its final release to the public. Since iOS8 will very likely be released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 6, lets calculate the future date.

๐ŸŽ The bar-graph below shows that as of July 8, 2014 iOS8 is 40 days in beta testing. Assuming 100 days for completion of iOS8, then using my trusty iPhone’s math App emulating the HP 19B-II calculator, the final version of iOS8 will be loaded into iPhone 6 devices on or before Tuesday 09/02/2014.

๐ŸŽ Therefore Friday, September 19, 2012 looks like a reasonable Date for the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 with iOS8 properly pre-loaded into the iPhone with its new Look, Feel, Features, Functions and Cyber Security protection.

July 8, 2014

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๐ŸŽ Apple released iOS8 beta3 for iPhone and iPad to the developers today, 8/July/2014. This 3rd beta for Appleโ€™s upcoming major software update to iOS8, comes three weeks after the release of beta 2. The iOS8 beta3 has a build number 12a4318c, and may be downloaded from the iOS Dev Center (if youโ€™re a registered developer) and have a compatible iOS device. Learn more about iOS8 beta3 and the links to download it from iOS Dev Center with your registered App Developer account.

๐ŸŽ What’s with all the Beta versions for iOS8. The Operating System (the OS) for the iPhone and iPad defines how the device operates and communicates with all the electronic components from a “Machine Language” point of view. The OS is the interface between the App developers applications and the iPhone’s and the iPad’s hardware components. The OS also contains all the newest and most effective Malware, Spyware, anti-Virus algorithms to protect and secure your private and confidential information housed within iPhones and iPads.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s software engineers invest hundreds of thousands of hours, literally years, in creating the iOS. Then Apple releases iOS8 beta1 to the development community. For iOS8, iOS7, iOS6, the whole number OS versions, the beta version is released to at the WWDC Conferences held annually in mid-year. This year WWDC 2014 commenced June 2, 2014.

๐ŸŽ WWDC attendees, App Developers, a thousand of Apple’s best Engineers, plus other highly respected software engineers, many of which test the features and operability of iOS8. For several weeks these App developers and Apple’s software engineers communicate back-and-forth with information on iOS8 beta1′s operability.

๐ŸŽ Apple then STOPS the beta-testing of iOS8 beta1, employs the fixes & improvements identified, then publishes iOS8 beta2 for the Development Community to again examine and test. This multi-segmented beta-testing process may require 100-120 days, and may continue for 6, 7, or 8 beta versions, whatever number of beta-versions are necessary, until Apple is “satisfied” with iOS8′s performance, features, and operability. Only then will Apple release iOS8, the finished version, to the Public, and pre-install the OS8 into the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Air, and subsequent iDevices.

๐ŸŽ In the event Apple, the Development community or the Pubic quickly discover iOS issues or glitches, Apple will employ the fixes and release iOS 8.0.2 for example, addressing the software-bugs. iPhones and iPads are very complex, sophisticated communications and computational hand-held devices, that utilize extremely advanced software to operate. And so this process of Apple hardware development and iOS development, leap-frog upon itself, year after year, in effort to provide to all of us iPhones and iPads, that change our lives, and the way we all communicate with each other globally.

๐ŸŽ Apple created/acquired a huge Sapphire plant so that it could place razor-thin super-hard covers over their iPhones and the future iWatches. Recall that the only material harder than Sapphire is Diamond, next in line of hardness is way down the line. Imagine having a sapphire display cover on your iPhone. No More Screen “Protectors” ruining the beautiful display in exchange for preventing a scratch… Those days are OVER soon.

๐ŸŽ Know this about Apple… Apple detests the notion of iPhone users covering their beautifully designed iPhones, which it so carefully crafted from the very finest materials, is just like “Grandma” covering her beautiful furniture with “plastic” to preserve the fine fabrics. Hopefully sapphire puts iPhone users concern for display-scratches to rest forever.

๐ŸŽ My Personal Sapphire Experience. I’ve been wearing a quality RADO watch a several thousand dollar beauty, which has a convex sapphire crystal cover, that after 10 years of continuous use, has not any marks whatsoever… Take a look at this brief video clip showing the resiliency of a paper-thin sapphire display cover. http://youtu.be/5R0_FJ4r73s

๐ŸŽ Itโ€™s highly likely that mobile power users will see the Larger Display model, plus 128GB Internal Storage capacity, plus Optical Image Stabilization, would all serve as a more capable, multi-use, overall appealing device.

iPhone 5, 6, Air

๐Ÿ”ข Apple iPhone 6 #18 Rumor Roundup Update
1โƒฃ Apple’s only 74 Days and Counting to Announcement Day
2โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 in full production
3โƒฃ Apple’s 4.7″ iPhone 6 in full production
4โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 model offers 128GB Memory Option
5โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 Adds Sapphire Display + Altimeter Sensor
6โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera Adds Optical Image Stabilization
7โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera may increase to 10MP imager
8โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have f2.0 Aperture
9โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have Full Manual Controls
๐Ÿ”Ÿ Apple’s iSight Video 30fps full HDTV 1920x1080p Stabilized

๐ŸŽ Reports, leaks, and speculation about the next-generation iPhone are popping out thick and fast now. In the last 24-hours weโ€™ve heard that Apple will be differentiating specifications between the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 models.

1โƒฃ iPhone 6 large-display 5.5″ model will incorporate InvenSense Optical Image Stabilization technology, but not in the 4.7″ model iPhone 6. Weโ€™ve also heard rumors suggesting that both iPhone 6 models will have 32GB and 64GB storge capabilities, suggesting that the entry-level 16GB storage choice may increased to 32GB.

2โƒฃ Chinese report is now citing sources that suggests that the larger 5.5″ model will make iPhone history by being the first model to offer a 128GB internal storage option.

3โƒฃ Optical Image Stabilization to be offered on the iPhone 6 5.5″ model.

4โƒฃ The introduction of two devices with differing display sizes is quite unique too. It doesnโ€™t come as a surprise that Apple is planning on offering a larger disply device. However, the question is, how will Apple differentiate between the two hand-sets in terms of functionality, and prehaps price too.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 is Slated for 20 Million Units Sold in 2014 plus more than Three Times this figure for the new 4.7″ iPhone 6 version.

๐ŸŽ Best Guess, New iPhone 6 may be Announced at Apple’s special Presentation Meeting of iPhone 6 held in San Francisco, California, Tuesday, September 9th, Announcing the iPhone 6, its features, and the iPhone 6 Release Date of Friday, September 19th. Invitations likely sent to the Media Tuesday, September 2.

๐ŸŽ Here is the Round-up of the most recent rumors out there in cyberspace, from the most reliable supply-line overseas sources. Recall that rumors are not facts.

๐ŸŽ Apple believes in Surprises. Apple does Not “Leak” Anything. However, many times “leaks” derived from staff at the components-supply-line, have proven to be more “accurate” than undocumented cyber-chatter. These are the Most Likely specifications of the iPhone 6:

๐ŸŽ iPhone released with 2 display choices 4.7″ and 5.5″
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to be 7mm thin
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to have A8 Processor, faster more comprehensive functions
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 1704×960 pixel dimension, 1.636 Megapixels
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 356 dpi for 5″ display or 416 dpi for 4.7″ display
๐ŸŽ iPhone to contain new Altimeter/Pressure sensor

๐ŸŽ iSight Camera to have 10MP Imager, up from 8MP
๐ŸŽ iSight Camera with f2.0 Aperture, up from f2.2
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved image Stabilization
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved ultra-low-light performance
๐ŸŽ iSight Video delivers 30fps with full 1920x1080p stabilized resolution

๐ŸŽ Notice the graphic below displaying an abstract of the beta-iOS8 Code provided to the Developers at WWDC, which “signals” a new hardware component, an Atmospheric Barometric Pressure sensor, that does not presently exist in any of Apple’s existing iPhone or iPad devices.

๐ŸŽ Typically we see new iPhone releases arriving early enough, so that the opening weekend sales occur during Apple’s 4th quarter of their fiscal year. Recall that Apple sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 units in 2012 in the opening weekend; then iPhone sales topped 9 million with the joint-release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.

๐ŸŽ September, 2014 seems to be a relatively good guess for the iPhone 6 release, likely a combined release of the 4.7″ and 5.5″ versions, which would compare to the previous combined release in 2013. Here is a summary of the recent rumors on this topic
๐ŸŽ iNew iPhone launch as early as September โ€“ Nikkei
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in August or September – Steve Milunovich UBS via Barrons
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in the fall – Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest via Business Insider
๐ŸŽ New iPhone scheduled for third quarter 2014 โ€“ ZDNet Korea
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in September โ€“ Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors
๐ŸŽ New iPhone 6 in September โ€“ iFun
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in August or September โ€“ Economic Daily News
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in September โ€“ Industrial Commercial Times
๐ŸŽ iOS 8 new operating system release-date which was confirmed at the WWDC 2014 Conference for the fall, 2014
๐ŸŽ New iOS software previously has been accompanied with the release of new iPhone hardware iterations.

๐ŸŽ Apple typically employs staggered-Country release dates. Major markets like the United States are typically at the front while smaller markets usually lag behind by several weeks and occasionally several months.

๐ŸŽ The Headline image shows the relative sizes of the existing iPhone 5 with its 4″ display, shown with the new 4.7″ iPhone 6, and the new iPhone Air with it 5.5″ display. Therefore, by mid-September upgrading iPhone users moving up from the iPhone 4 and 5, and many Android folks, that have been waiting for Apple to deliver larger displays, will have three display sizes to pick from, all having finger-print security, great camera systems, huge inventory of Apps, plus the marvelous Apple ecosystem.

๐ŸŽ The combination of factors
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 4
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 5
๐ŸŽ Apple receiving Migration from Android due to iPhone’s Large Display offerings
๐ŸŽ Apple will receive a “Tsunami of Sales” to the iPhone 6 in 2014 and 2015!

๐ŸŽ Apple kept its cards close to its chest about the forthcoming iPhone 6 at this week’s WWDC keynote address; however, new information has arrived from China, suggesting that Apple has solved the battery issues that reportedly plagued production of its expected 5.5″ iPhone 6. Therefore Apple is on course to ship 20 millions of the iPhone Air handsets in 2014.

๐ŸŽ BIG NEWS – Its 90 Days and Counting, Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 version is Slated for 20 Million Units to Sell plus 4.7″ iPhone 6 to Sell 70 Million in 2014, Plus over 200 Million iPhones to Sell in 2015. This brings the total number of iOS iPhones and iPads to

๐ŸŽ 90 Million iPhones to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 200 Million iPhones to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 30 Million iPads to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 60 Million iPads to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 475 Million iPhones and iPads sold as of June, 2014 equals
๐ŸŽ 855 Million iPhones and iPads in Service Everywhere

๐ŸŽ The news states that Apple is partnering with the China-based Sunwoda Electronics to manufacture batteries for all of these devices, where the battery costs roughly $6.40 each. Appleโ€™s regular battery supplier, Dynapack, will also help fill the battery order.

๐ŸŽ While both iPhone 6 variations are expected to ship at the same release-date, it is likely that you may have an easier time finding a 4.7″ iPhone 6 than with the 5.5″ big brother.

๐ŸŽ Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture 80 million iPhone 6 handsets for 2014, meaning that the larger “phablet” may be significantly outnumbered by the 4.7″ model by a factor of 4:1. This exclusivity (combined with the larger size of the device) likely suggests that the iPhone Air may come at a higher price point, say a $100 premium. I’ll Take TWO please.

๐ŸŽ The Images above and below are all the iPhone Models from the initial iPhone in 2007, to the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and the pro-forma for the iPhone 6 with the 4.7″ display.

๐ŸŽ Apple Said to Have Enough Sapphire Glass for Production of Both iPhone 6 Models and iWatch in 2014. Apple reportedly will have enough sapphire glass production for both of its iPhone 6 models as well as the iWatch in 2014, based on the latest supply-chain check at the companyโ€™s sapphire-glass manufacturing partner GT Advanced done by analyst Matt Margolis at Seeking Alpha.

๐ŸŽ As a result of the most recent supply chain, it is believed that the Mesa, Arizona huge sapphire operation facility, should have ample supply for the new iWatch, the 4.7โ€ณ iPhone plus the 5.5โ€ณ iPhone with full sapphire cover glass in 2014. Additionally, the maximum sapphire screen capacity of the Mesa, AZ facility may exceed 200 million units/year.

๐ŸŽ In February, 2014 Margolis estimated that Apple would be gearing up for mass production of devices with sapphire displays, with equipment in the factory leading to a yield of anywhere from 100 to 200 million ~5″ sapphire displays. A yield of over 200 million sapphire displays as indicated by this latest report means that Apple could possibly produce more than enough sapphire displays for the 4.7″ iPhone 6, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 and the iWatch.

๐ŸŽ Previous reports indicated that sapphire display supply constraints may force Apple to reserve the scratch resistant material for its larger iPhone models, with expenses perhaps driving up the retail price for consumers. Other reports suggested that initial sapphire production would target the iWatch instead of the iPhone 6, however the reported volume of raw material and equipment purchased would likely hint at bigger plans for sapphire display production.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s 4.7″ iPhone 6 is expected to be released later this year, with the 5.5″ iPhone 6 launching near the end of 2014. In addition to a sapphire display, both phones will likely include a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera. Meanwhile, the iWatch is expected to be revealed at an October event and may launch later that month.

๐ŸŽ This Year’s amazing WWDC keynote address was the most significant product introduction since Apple unveiled the original iPad in 2010. But this time, the revolutionary, magical product wasnโ€™t hardware, it was software, iOS8. While the techno-analysts are arguing about display sizes and CPU speed, Apple quietly has been working on those hardware issues;

๐ŸŽ However, Apple has been spending considerable effort, tens of thousands of engineering hours, with integrating these iDevices with each other and MACs, so that there operate consistently, and interchangeably. Integrating… even to the extent of you being able to answer a telephone call on your MAC laptop, as it integrates with your iPhone using iOS8 and MAC using its new Yosemite operating system. Apple is integrating household electronics, security systems, locking systems, garage-door openers, thermostats, lighting systems… you imaging it Apple and their 3rd party developers are delivering.

๐ŸŽ Imagine, saying to SIRI, I’m ready for Bed, please lock-up the Apartment, set the lighting, the alarms, the thermostat, and awaken me at 7am tomorrow morning.

๐ŸŽ We have NEST which is an automation thermostat that learns our heating and cooling desires, operates with our iPads and iPhones, and saves us about 25% on our electricity, as it “knows” when we are Away and when we Arrive, making Climate Control settings for us, after about a week of learning.

๐ŸŽ If coming home early, I can open the NEST App on my iPhone, and start cooling the Apartment as its WiFi integrated, secure and accessible from across the street or cross country. Forgot to turn-off the Heat or the A/C, rushing to the Air Port, no problem, one can access NEST from the Airline Terminal telling it that we’ll be AWAY for 5 days. I’ve written a detailed Article on NEST… just search for NEST at the top of this site.

๐ŸŽ Reported last week, Apple has engaged over 200 Chinese Security personnel to investigate and prosecute all the “leaks” that have been originating from Apple’s supply-line regarding the new iPhone 6.

๐ŸŽ There are “signals” that lead me to deduce that there may be major Apple product Announcements at WWDC, other than, nifty Apps, the new Apple iOS8 operating software, and the latest and greatest for MACs’ operating system.

๐ŸŽ Firstly, this is the first year that WWDC 2014 broadcasted via live-streaming at 1pm eastern time on Monday, June 2. Here is the link for a replay of the Keynote Address from the Moscone Center.

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

The iPhone 6 really wonโ€™t be too much of a surprise whenever itโ€™s finally revealed since weโ€™ve been seeing leaks showing us its shape and size for the past several weeks.

Apple may Announce both iPhone 6 and iPhone Air at one Media Event, however the iPhone 6 may be ship a week or two earlier than the iPhone Air.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple is BLOCKING out days in September at all its USA retail stores, apparenty in preparation of New Product release(s). Some secrets just cannot be kept, as too many folks, in too many locations trumps iPhone secrecy. As we get closer to the September release Weekend (typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday) we’ll know more, for all those that are Chomping at the Bit for the latest and greatest technology device, self included.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Jim Wilson’s blog is FAU4U2 on WordPress.com. The Blog link is: http://tiny.cc/e7pwfx We’re proud of the growing number of over 54,000 readers, who stay connected regarding Apple’s iOS personal communications devices, accessories, Apps, and other technology topics. FAU4U2 was created several years ago to provide a forum to answer the many questions that many FAU students throw at me 24/7 in this connected world we live in.

๐Ÿ“ฒ My view, when in a classroom setting, whether as 5th grader, or in Graduate school, on Campus, or otherwise, if a few students have questions, there are likely many more students that just don’t ask, too shy, afraid of asking a “stupid question.” No questions are stupid questions. Therefore, when I get a few questions on a similar topic, I’ll likely create a blog-page on FAU4U2 giving a core response with some related information and research, as there may be millions of folks thinking about that topic.

๐Ÿ“ฒ FAU4U2 Statistics: Presently our readership as of 2012/05/28 is 54,000 from over 30 Countries, reading 498 Articles, housed within 74 categories, marked with 324 Topic Tags for a more refined searching result, 816 Shares, and followed by 20 other blogs. A majority of our readers are from the USA, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Canada, Indonesia, Estonia, and Italy, listed in order of frequency of the articles read.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Presently in the USA, 54% of all American smartphone owners have iPhones, the remaining smartphone users, the 46% smartphone users, are grouped together (the 12 brands and models of Androids, Blackberry, Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola). Apple’s market-share in North America is growing. Industry experts expect, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air, Apple’s market share for their iPhones will grow at an accelerated rate.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple iPhone “supply-line” chatter is hot and heavy as the next weeks speed forward. Combine this chatter with several layers of (Chinese) Mandarin translation, it becomes difficult to differentiate between “release date” with “announcement date” and availability. Expressed above is the best we could surmise.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Virtually all of the rumors and schematics pertaining to Appleโ€™s next iPhone center on its ultra-thin design and two screen sizes: 4.7″ and 5.5″ however, up until now we’re kept in the dark as to what screen resolution the larger 5.5-incher (the iPhone Air) might have.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Recall none of these figures, dialog, and proforma-images, comes from Apple officially, but from “snitches” in its supply-line. Of course its no surprise that Apple totally ignores all these “news” reports and rumors.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Other than leaked supply-line secrets, punishable by termination and prosecution by Apple, everything displayed and discussed is conjecture. However, since there are such a vast number of enterprises, engineers, and factory workers involved with the fabrication and assembly of the new iPhone models, whispers arriving from several directions that have a common-thread, could lead an observer to deductions as assembled in this article.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 6 Release Date: Until Announced, Apple is silent. However, its hard to keep this date a secret with over 400 retail stores. These stores are beginning to “Black-Out” vacation days in September, generally a good sign that Apple requires “all hands on deck” for a new Apple product release. In the next few weeks, these retail store employee black-out dates will be fine-tuned.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air, according to new reports the 5.5″ iPhone may have a screen resolution of 1,704-by-960 pixels, a marked improvement over the current 4″ display of 1,136-by-640 pixels on the iPhone 5/5s/5c.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air’s 1,704-by-900 pixel resolution is essentially a tripled of the “base display resolution” of 568-by-320 pixels. Before the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4 introduced the “Retina Display” representing a resolution of 960-by-640 pixels, which itself is a pixel-doubled 480-by-320 resolution found on the non-Retina 3.5″ original iPhone and the iPhone 3G/3Gs.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Industry experts and analysts are anticipating huge release results, now that Apple is finally delivering LARGER display iPhones. Accordingly the prognosticators are also predicting an large influx of Android users that have been waiting to join the Apple EcoSystem, now that the display size issue is being resolved.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple’s Retina Display: Apple’s retina display signifies a range of resolutions depending on the distance from ones Eyes the display is viewed. The human Eye is an organic camera system contain an auto-focus lens which focuses the subject light onto a dense-quilt of photo-sensitive living biological “Cone & Rod” cells. This organic array of specialized living cells, “attached” to the back-wall of the interior of one’s Eye is called the Retina.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Ophthalmologists, have determined if one is reading a book, picture, iPad, iPhone about 14″ away from your Eyes, and if the content of the book’s font characters or pictures are comprised of picture-elements, pixels, the human Eye is not capable if distinguishing individual pixels from each other, if they are packed at a density of 300 pixels per inch, 300 ppi. Recall that 300 ppi means that there are 90,000 pixels within each square inch. The current 4″ diagonal display of 1,136-by-640 pixels on the iPhone 5/5s/5c has a pixel density of 326 ppi.

๐Ÿ“ฒ I’m a Believer – Apple is reported to have placed their iPhone 6 order for 90 million units! Looks like FOXCON is going to be very, very busy this year. Recall there are over 475,000,000 iPhones in circulation – there will be a huge number of UpGrades this year, plus a Large number of Migrations from Android to iPhone 6.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Q1, 2014 Apple sold just under 50 million iPhones, therefore ordering 90 million units is giving Apple just a head-start for a what the industry and Apple believes will be a huge iphone 6 launch. In looking at the schematics and the prototypes constructed, Personally, I’m upgrading to the iPhone Air.

๐Ÿ“ฒ The iPhone with its Apps transform the smartphone into a valued business tool, scanner, portable fax, communications device, eMail, Text messaging, and of course a Phone. It will be interesting if Logitech develops one of their UltraThin Keyboard Covers for the iPhone Air, as we both have the Logitech keyboard covers for our iPad minis.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, He is in it, to Win It, Period! This intensity and commitment is terrific for Apple product users, as we are all going to receive better products, and great for Apple’s share holders.

๐ŸŽ Speaking of Apple Shareholders. At Apple’s recent quarterly Conference Call, Tim Cook announced that it had a record profit Quarter, the company will be forward splitting its sharers 7-for-1, meaning if you presently own 100 AAPL shares, June 9th Apple will be sending you another 600 shares. This brings the present (6/4/2014) share-price of $644/share for example, to about $92/share, making its shares more “affordable” to an expanded audience of smaller investors.

๐ŸŽ Take a look at the Graphic of iPhone Sales. Lets focus on the period of Q1+Q2, 2010 to Q1+Q2, 2014, in this 4 year period iPhone sales grew from 16 million iPhones in 6 months to over 100 million in 6 months. Look at the Slope of the Green trend-line.

๐ŸŽ The Line is pointed UP, significantly Up. It does not take a PhD in mathematics and statistics to “extrapolate” what the future quarters may look like, if the the past trends have any possible “predictability” for what Apple’s iPhone future sales may be. No one knows for sure, but my Guess is Apple’s iPhone sales will continue to increase. Likely because Apple continues to reinvent the SmartPhone with innovations that people want.

๐ŸŽ Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, Apple is planning to debut two new iPhone models with two distinct screen sizes in 2014, an unprecedented move for Apple that traditionally has shied away from screen size wars. However a very large survey of iPhone owners, over 60% of their installed-base desires larger display sizes. The graphic of an iPhone may depict the ICON Layout for the new iPhone 6 releases.

๐ŸŽ Aside from obvious size differences, the top-of-the-line 5.5″ model will sport a high-resolution display of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels, which represents the same resolution as your large Flat-screen HDTV, translates to 401 pixels per inch, (ppi) in the palm of your hand. The 4.7″ iteration will use a 1,334-by-750 pixel-display to maintain scalability with existing iPhone Apps, representing a pixel density of 326 ppi, meeting or exceeding the “Retina” resolution, Apple set several years ago.

๐ŸŽ Both handsets will use Apple’s next-generation A8 system-on-chip with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, low temperature polysilicon in-cell touch panels and Touch ID fingerprint security.

๐ŸŽ Importantly, a near-field communications chip-set (NFC) and a metal casing are also part of the build. An 10-megapixel rear-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture is expected, though Apple may improve the camera system to include an improved electronic or optical image stabilization to improve low-light performance, an exciting feature new to the smart-phones, taking the “camera shake” for low light “party” photography.

๐ŸŽ As to aesthetics, the iPhones’ bezels are said to be 10% to 20% narrower than the current iPhone 5s, while thinness is pegged at 7.0 millimeters. Kuo also says Apple will move the location of the Top of the iPhone’s sleep/wake button to the right-side of the iPhone, to facilitate one-handed operation. This button-relocation may indicate a new feature that requires frequent pressing of the power button for other functions. Good we could actually need one more button, to eliminate too many soft-menus on the display.

๐ŸŽ While the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be within Apple’s guidelines of one-handed operation, Kuo believes Apple may position from a product line-up perspective the 5.5″ version as a higher-end iPhone Air (Phablet) perhaps with an additional $100 premium. I’ll go for it.

๐ŸŽ Kuo also believes the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be Apple’s main driver of handset sales in late 2014 and full-year shipments could exceed 60 million units. My guess it will be double or triple this estimate.

๐ŸŽ The 5.5″ iPhone Air model may cannibalize some of the sales of the iPad mini, but if the company can marginally reduce the price-tag of its iPad mini, its iPad line-up should remain strong.

๐ŸŽ IMHO, its better to cannibalize the iPad mini to yourself, than to be cannibalized by the Competitors, by not having the 5.5″ iPhone Phablet, as has happened over the last 18 months. This is probable the only “mistake” IMHO, Apple has encountered recently. However, who am I to say that Apple made a “misstep” when Apple is delivering 200 million iPhones/year currently. But, what’s not to like with another 30 million units sold.

๐ŸŽ We may likely see a terrific migration from Android โžก๏ธ Apple this year and next, perhaps at a rate of a 35% shift โžก๏ธ Apple, with these two larger display choices in Apple’s iPhone line-up. Presently, Android users are migrating โžก๏ธ Apple’s way at a rate of over 20% or more.

๐ŸŽ Kuo expects both iPhone 6 models to hit store shelves in the 3rd Quarter of 2014, with Apple keeping the iPhone 5s and 5c on board as mid-tier and low-tier offerings. Due to the expanded handset lineup, the iPhone 4S and 4 will reach end-of-life in 2014.

๐ŸŽ Details on Apple’s plans for the 2014 iPhone lineup were published on Tuesday by Japanese blog Macotakara. Citing a trusted source, “Apple has designed two larger iPhone models, sporting 4.7″ and 5.5″ displays, which are final candidates for launch in 2014.”

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s New iPhone 6 is without a doubt one of the most hotly anticipated smartphone launches of 2014. A dozen or so independent reports suggest that the handset will feature a new larger 4.7″ display and a fresh new design that is thinner than ever. The iPhone 6 is also expected to be accompanied by a new iPhone phablet that will include a 5.5″ screen to help attract new business over from the Android camp.

๐ŸŽ Another day, another set of iPhone 6 rumors trickles out from the East Asia. According to the latest report, Appleโ€™s next-generation iPhone 6 is ready to enter its mass production phase in May, 2014, with 90 Million Units ordered. The timing would align perfectly with a launch in the 3rd Quarter of 2014. This timing is as expected by most of the other industry watchers. Interestingly, this new report suggests that Appleโ€™s second new iPhone for 2014, the iPhone Air with its 5.5″ Display may be in mass-production until later in the 3rd quarter, 2014 which obviously suggests that it wonโ€™t debut until sometime later in 2014.

๐ŸŽ We encourage Apple to release both iPhone 6 Models, the 4.75″ and the 5.5″ displays simultaneously. There is such a huge expectation that Apple will be coming out with a “Phablet” (a term Apple despises). If Apple delays the iPhone Air, it may significantly erode the launch of iPhone 6, folks waiting to see both devices, so to choose between the two. Personally, I would wait, and would recommend to my friends, to delay updating until both are announced and visualized. It would be better to delay the iPhone 6, so that it is released with the iPhone Air, than to bifurcate Apple’s iPhone 6 releases.

๐ŸŽ According to a report relayed by EMSOne, Taiwan-based Industrial and Commercial Times claims that Appleโ€™s manufacturing partners will begin mass-producing the new iPhone 6 in July. With three months of lead time, that certainly could align well with a late September launch that keeps Appleโ€™s fall iPhone launch pattern alive.

๐ŸŽ Interestingly, however, the report claims that Appleโ€™s larger iPhone Phablet may not enter mass-production until sometime in September. If accurate, the device may not debut alongside the iPhone 6, but instead perhaps in later 2014 or early 2015. Remember all these remarks are rumors and “deductions” from supply-line insiders.

๐ŸŽ Despite the potential late-start for Appleโ€™s iPhone Phablet production, Industrial and Commercial Times claims that both new iPhones will launch sometime in the fourth quarter this year.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s new iPhone 6 is expected to feature an entirely new design with a 4.7″ display, a thinner housing and an upgraded processor. The iPhone phablet is expected to sport a similar design with a larger 5.5″ screen.

๐ŸŽ If the reports we have been reading, even come close to representing the handsets Apple actually launches in the 3rd quarter of 2014, we may expect APPLE to crush the sales records the Company set in the fall of 2013, when the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C debuted together, Apple’s first announcement of 2-model on the same Day.

๐ŸŽ Recall Apple sold 9 Million iPhones on the opening weekend, 50% greater sales than its previous release weekend of 6 million units. Remember about 55% of All American smartphone users are carrying Apple iPhones.

๐ŸŽ Total iPhone sales since its beginning in July, 2007 is presently in excess of 475,000,000 units, Add to this 175,000,000 iPads, the total Apple iOS devices in use equates to roughly 650,000,000. Extend this figure to year end, 12/31/2014, Apple could be sitting with 800,000,000 iPhones and iPads in circulation.. sometime in 2015 Apple may be crossing this 1,000,000,000 threshold (yes that’s One-Billion) globally.

๐ŸŽ IMHO, this is exactly what the iPhone Market needs, two serious screen sizes to choose between. The choice of either the 4.7″ display or the 5.5″ display will be perfect Selections to choose from, and will certainly silence the Apple critics for not having a choice of displays. Assuming Apple retains the current Model iPhone 5S, with the New Models, The iphone 6 with its 4.7″ display and the iPhone Air with its 5.5″ display.

Apple offering Four iPhones Models, covering a variety of Display Sizes

๐ŸŽ iPhone 4S… 3.5″… Display, Subsidized Price:… 99ยข
๐ŸŽ iPhone 5S… 4.0″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $99
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6….. 4.7″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $199
๐ŸŽ iPhone Air… 5.5″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $299

๐ŸŽ Lets assume for the moment that Macotakara Publication is accurate regarding the two new display sizes. Lets further assume that Jimmy’s subsidized price “quesstimates” will range from 99ยข for the 3.5″ iPhone 4S to $299 for the 5.5″ iPhone Air, as shown above.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 Rumor Round-Up โฌ†๏ธ A Really Big Launch in 2014 โฌ†๏ธ Initial Supply Order 90 Million Units โฌ†๏ธ 2 Display Sizes โฌ†๏ธ 4.7″ & 5.5″ Displays โฌ†๏ธ 5G WiFi Connectivity โฌ†๏ธ 3 New Sensors: Humidity-Temperature-Atmospheric-Pressure โฌ†๏ธ True 802.11ac Gigabit Speed

๐ŸŽ The Graphic Above: Based upon leaked schematics (blue-line graphic below) discovered by Macotakara of the forthcoming 4.7″ and 5.5″ variants of the iPhone 6, Nowherelse teamed up with concept designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek to create what may be the most plausible look (graphic above) at what Jony Iveโ€™s next iPhone design would look like yet,โ€ John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

๐ŸŽ โ€œAll the proportions here are perfect: although it features a larger profile, a super thin design, and an edge-to-edge display, the design still features a beautiful internal symmetry that seems worthy of Apple,โ€ Brownlee writes. โ€œThere are some changes: the edges are curved, more organic, and the volume buttons have been unified into a single rocker, but otherwise, it looks like an evolution of the current iPhone 5s. Which is exactly what the iPhone 6 would look like.โ€ The Graphic below is the “leaked schematic blue-print.”

๐ŸŽ The BIG Question is: Will iPhone Up-Graders pay-up $299 for the base model of the 5.5″ iPhone Air; Plus paying an added $100 for each step for 32GB, 64GB, 128GB Memory upgrades.

๐ŸŽ What’s Jimmy Think: From my perspective, and knowing how valuable my iPhone is as a communications device, and the added utility of the iPhone, as a business tool, thanks to the 100+ amazing Apps that I use frequently, I may be “pleased” to pay $500, subsidized, for the 5.5″ iPhone Air with 64GB of storage. (The iPhone Air name is also an assumption).

๐ŸŽ Lets look at “JimW’s iPhone 5S” Usage, I have about 22.9 GB remaining of the 64GB iPhone. It could be assumed with the iPhone Air’s larger screen, it may double as “my miniature iPad mini” perhaps needing to step-up the onboard storage to 128GB, matching my iPad mini’s capacity. Unfortunately, one cannot upgrade later, so this is “a one-time decision” of paying-up that extra $100 for Twice the storage, going from 64GB to 128GB, assuming this choice is available. Since I have 128GB on my iPad-Mini-Retina, I’d likely keep the storage on both devices uniform.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 should be a Really Big Launch in 2014 with Two Display Sizes, this quinella of iPhones will be Longer and Wider, Diagonal Measure: 4.7″ and 5.5″ Display Sizes ~ 5G WiFi Connectivity ~ True 802.11ac Gigabit Speed ~ Three New Sensors measuring ambient Temperature, Humidity and Atmospheric Pressure.

๐ŸŽ iPhone reports have it, that the 2 New iPhones may have internal components to measure Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure and Humidity sensors. It will be interesting how Apple’s engineers “shields” these three sensors from the internal ambient-effects of the warm electronics and that of the liON Polymer battery, as the iPhone’s circuitry operates and the battery discharges, which tend to become warm…

๐ŸŽ iPhone Release Schedules. Historically, Apple released its original iPhone in June, 2007 with over a million units sold in its opening weekend. The next iPhone iteration, the iPhone 3G was released in July, 2008. (Notice that we’re focusing your attention to the “Major” releases, not the interim “S” releases).

๐ŸŽ The next major iPhone release was June, 2010, with its iPhone 4, the date and model Marilyn and I bought our first iPhones. Subsequently, the iPhone 5 was released in September, 2012 with 6 million units sold in its opening weekend. The “September” release month was somewhat “off schedule” from the other June timings. This 90 delay delay, may have occurred due to some quality-control and/or supply-line issues, pushing back the release a few months; Total guesswork on my part.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 is upon us reportedly, and interested folks are wondering when will the iPhone 6 be Announced and Released. My guess, Apple may return to the June, 2014 timing schedule, so that Apple has more time for the Sales of this likely “Block Buster” release with its reported larger 4.7″ brilliant display.

๐ŸŽ I’ve predicted that Apple may have a 12 million iPhone weekend, with iPhone 6 new Two-Sizes Release. Also reported, Apple placed its initial order for the iPhone 6, ordered 90 million units from their experienced Apple supplier, Foxconn. Now That’s Confidence.

๐ŸŽ The secondary questions, will Apple release Two Phones, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone Air on the same Day, similar to the release of iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C in September, 2013.

๐ŸŽ These new models are reportedly expected to have similar button shapes for volume and mute as the iPhone 5c, as well as the same rounded back edges. In addition, it was said that the holes on the bottom of the handset for speaker and microphone will also follow the design established by the iPhone 5C.

๐ŸŽ In looking at the leaked blue-prints, for the iPhone 6, the rounded edges give an appearance of the iPad mini, but thinner, without the angled-edges of the present iPhone 5S.

๐ŸŽ The larger 5.5″ model is said to be 7.5 millimeters thick, which would be the same as the iPad Air. This thinness would reportedly may require the rear iSight camera to protrude slightly from the case, much like with the fifth-generation iPod nano. Last year the Apple had to revise its “thinness” from 7.0mm to 7.5mm to avoid the slight protrusion.

๐ŸŽ Macotakara, sourced for the story above, has a respectable track record in “predicting” Apple’s future iPhone plans. Last year, Macotakara revealed
(A) the 2013 iPhone lineup would come in a new range of colors, and it was also
(B) the first to claim that the iPhone 5s would feature a dual LED flash for more natural looking photos, and was
(C) the first to state that the new pill-shaped flash module would be accompanied by a
(D) the circular rear-facing microphone located between the flash and the iSight camera lens.

๐ŸŽ The anticipated larger iPhone is rumored to be a high-end iPhone 5c, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will continue to have a plastic back, as the iPod nano achieves its colors with anodized aluminum. The new models are apparently a cross between the design of the iPhone 5c and the seventh-generation iPod nano. According to the source, the new larger iPhone won’t be a replacement for the existing iPhone 5c, but will be akin to a higher-end model.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 is going be a really Big launch this year. Apple will finally offer, its reported, a bigger display to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S5 and other flagship Android phones and phablets.

๐ŸŽ It’s not that Apple’s iPhone underperforms in any measure, its strictly that 69% of Existing iPhone Users desire a Larger Display, self included. In anticipation of this huge anticipated demand, Apple has reportedly ordered 90 million iPhone 6 units from Foxconn.

๐ŸŽ News is picking up momentum and spreading like a viral disease, as a new report indicates that the iPhone 5Cโ€™s sales failure could move-up the Release Date of the iPhone 6, to a date earlier in 2014, than initially anticipated. Of course, only Apple knows, everyone else is guessing, and extrapolating.

๐ŸŽ One thing for sure, Apple will release the iPhone 6, when its ready for a huge release. Since Apple’s release of the 5S and 5C simultaneously with a 9 Million release-weekend, Apple will surely be capable of having 15 Million of the iPhone 6 models available for its opening Weekend.

๐ŸŽ According to the Australian rendition of the International Business Times, thereโ€™s a brand new report that has come fast and furious out of DigiTimes, indicating that there are more than a million iPhone 5C handsets sitting on retail and ISP’s shelves the around the world world, where Apple is having trouble designing a plan to move these units economically for the delivery source and Apple’s balance sheet.

๐ŸŽ As noted by IBTโ€ฆ โ€œSome consumers believed iPhone 5C failed to prove that it is a cheap iOS device. But the tables could turn when carriers and retailers drop the existing prices to clear the remaining inventory once the iPhone 6 will be released.โ€

๐ŸŽ The 5C issue (this is a media-invented issue) could spell big trouble for Apple if the iPhone 5C proves to be a hamper in their profit-stride and the “Wall Street Expectations game.” One Duck writes an absurd story and the rest of the Quacks repeat it. (Take a look at an Article I’ve written regarding what I believe is an iPhone 5C success story http://tiny.cc/e5jhdx) However, Apple could “make up for the 5C matter” with very strong quarterly sales by the release of an Exciting iPhone 6, particularly if Apple gets to or Close to a 5″ Display combined with the very successful and popular golden iPhone 5S.

๐ŸŽ iPhone is due to be released later this year. The iPhone 6 seemingly will be packed with amazing features that will make it fly-off the shelves.

๐ŸŽ Several innovative features are likely to set-up the iPhone 6 as the new Leader in the smartphones market, significantly outperforming (Galaxy’s S5 a similar dud as was Apple’s 5C) along any other releases from its competitors coming out the next few months.

๐ŸŽ Since even Samsung being disappointed with the apparent “flop” of the Galaxy S5, this leaves the “Door Wide Open” for Apple to capture a relatively large number of folks ready to migrate from Android.

๐ŸŽ Rumors have it that Apple is going for a wider and bigger display for the new iPhone 6. But thatโ€™s not the only thing thatโ€™s changing. Apple now has a new patent called โ€˜Systems and Methods for Preventing Light Guide Plate Scratching Artifactsโ€˜ which leads us to believe that the iPhone 6 display technology will be truly innovative.

๐ŸŽ Apple has stated that iPhone 6 will probably have “the most gorgeous display rendering ever in a mobile device.” Not only will it look modern and chic but the screen may come with a neat protection layer.

๐ŸŽ It looks like the Retina display panel will be replaced with Quantum Dot technology which will come with sharper, crisper colors and improved brightness renditions.

๐ŸŽ Knowing how important battery life is, apparently, iPhone 6 will come equipped with a battery that not only will it last longer and give users longer talk-time, but will also feature a source of energy that will replenish its electrical power very quickly.

๐ŸŽ There have also been rumors about wireless charging, no need to elaborate on what a great feature would that be and how iPhone 6 would become the publicโ€™s favorite. Wireless Charging typically means that the device (the iPhone) would have a flat-thin-coil inside the rear cover.

๐ŸŽ If you placed the iPhone onto a charger-platform, alternating current is electro-magnetically transmitted through the rear cover, “exciting” the internal flat-thin-coil. This energy is then converted into DC, direct current, which is managed and stored into the LiON battery. You may recall the Palm-PRE had this capability a decade ago. The charging platform and the iPhone could have internal ceramic magnets to that the iPhone is held in position on the “charger.”

๐ŸŽ Wi-Fi signal improvements with the famous 802.11ac (a/k/a 5G WiFi) offering break-neck speed, and longer connectivity range, is rumored to be featured on the new iPhone 6. If this is true, users will be able to download or stream HD films in a matter of seconds even for very large HDTV video movie files. Gigabit speed equates to roughly 250,000,000 bYtes per second.

๐ŸŽ In perspective, a typical 8 mega-pixel camera captures that have a file size of 5 Mega bYtes, thats a 5,000,000 byte file size. An iPhone that can transmit or receive data at Gigabit speeds, means that one could upload (or download) 50 full resolution images in ONE second. One one could download a full-length, 2 hour High Definition Movie in about 15 seconds.

๐ŸŽ By design, 802.11ac is intended to operate only in the 5 GHz band. This avoids much of the interference at 2.4 GHz, including Bluetooth headsets, microwave ovens, and provides a strong incentive for users to upgrade their mobile devices to be dual band so that the 5 GHz band is more universally usable. This choice also streamlines the IEEE process by avoiding the possibility of contention between 802.11 and 802.15 proponents.

๐ŸŽ Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless, at $189 these new Routers handle 5G. RT-AC66U offers very fast Wi-Fi on the 5GHz frequency band, both with Wireless-N clients and AC clients. In fact it’s the fastest of the few 802.11ac routers currently available on the market. The router also has very good range and its USB ports provide more than just the support for external storage and printers.

๐ŸŽ To put Apple’s reported order in perspective, the Apple sold 51 million iPhones during its fiscal quarter ending Dec. 28th, 2013. Apple is anticipating a very large a leap in sales.

๐ŸŽ The iPhone 6 may be fitted with a super-strong Sapphire crystal display, a more advanced camera, lens, image stabilization, an f2.0 aperture, and perhaps wireless charging. In addition, there are rumors that the iPhone 6 will feature a faster new A8 chip with a quad-core CPU and graphics.

๐ŸŽ According to a Citigroup Global-Markets analyst, cited by the Commercial Times in China, Apple’s smartphone shipments are expected to rise a whopping 23% in 2014, compared to 13% increase in sales last year.

๐ŸŽ IMHO if Apple delivers the iPhone 6 with a Display that contains a meaningful increase to 4.75" or 5.0" Apple iPhone will sell in huge numbers.

๐ŸŽ Overall, analysts in IDC predict that smartphone growth will slow somewhat in 2014 to 19.3% growth, down from 39.2% growth factor in 2013.

๐ŸŽ The reason: average smartphone prices keep dropping, as demand shifts to China. In other words, the iPhone 6 will likely be a huge seller, helping it stay ahead of the industry average in terms of growth and profitability.

๐ŸŽ Note that Galaxy S5 was a big flop, disappointing users, investors, and Samsung, as demand for Samsung’s newest offering was not very exciting. If the iPhone goes to a 5" display its Demand will Explode.


๐ŸŽTo View Apple’s 10Q Quarterly Report:

http://tiny.cc/szrvex




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CAR Thieves Going High Tech – Universal Remote Device Unlocks Your CAR โš ๏ธ๐Ÿš˜โš ๏ธ๐Ÿš–โš ๏ธ๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง

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๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง All over America, criminals are using improvised electronic devices to electronically unlock vehicles and steal whatever they find inside. These โ€œmystery gadgetsโ€ reportedly recreate the same signals that the key fobs that so many of us carry around send out.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง NEWS Footage is popping up nationwide of thieves using these โ€œmystery gadgetsโ€ to remotely unlock car doors and disable alarm systems. Once a car has been unlocked, it takes these thieves just a few moments to take what they want before leaving without a trace.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง Remote Control Car Hacking is now happening all over the country, and authorities presently don’t know a reasonable way to prevent this hacking from happening. For now, the most common piece of advice that police are giving to people is: Do not leave Valuables inside your vehicle, in your glove boxes, center consoles, item on ear seats, anywhere in your Car’s interior.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง When reports of this sort of crime first came out, even car manufacturers were totally stumped. Nobody could figure out how this was happening, and CNN startled a lot of people when they started reporting on this. The following is an excerpt from one of those reportsโ€ฆ

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts. In surveillance video of the thefts, criminals appear to open locked cars with a mysterious handheld device. Apparently nobody, including the car manufacturers knows how this device works to decode all remote wireless, Keyless FOBs, or where the device was fabricated.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง In Long Beach, Calif. A man walked up to a car, and used a small hand-held remote control device to open the car. Right next to him across the same street another man, also using a “remote control” device opens that second car. The problem is theyโ€™re thieves without keys. Now theyโ€™ve swiped all valuables from the cars, leaving no signs damage of a traditional break-in.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง In Chicago, it was the exact same scenario. A man by a sedan unlocked it without a key. The alarm was disabled by some mystery device. CNN reports that there is a New hand-held remote-control device that is capable of opening up KEYLESS CAR DOOR LOCKS.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง Therefore Do not leave valuables visible in your Car. Until the police and the Auto Manufacturers distribute a fix, do not keep valuables in your car. This News broadcast originally aired in June 2013, the thieves remain active Opening Cars and taking valuables visible or in glove-boxes. The video-clip is displayed immediately below:

โš ๏ธ http://tiny.cc/x9eqix

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง New Wireless Automotive FOB technology has thieves gaining entry into cars nationwide in a mysterious way. It even has car manufactures and auto theft experts stumped.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง Technology built into passenger cars and SUVs has made a lot of things easier for drivers: parking, climate control, picking the music you want to listen to. But there is a downside: Cars can now apparently be hacked. That reality is getting a lot of attention this week in Las Vegas, where hackers, hacktivists and security researchers have all gathered for two annual computer security conferences:

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง Defcon and Black Hat Conference. Here’s NPR’s Steve Henn’s interviewss.

๐Ÿš”โš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง STEVE HENN, BYLINE: Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don’t steal stuff or mess with peoples property. Instead, their purpose is to expose product weaknesses and thereby “pressure” companies into making their products more secure. And this week, Valasek an Miller scored big time, when their research on hacking cars made it onto the “Today” show. The following is an excerpt from an interview NPR with Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller:

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Well, good morning. We’re back now with something to think about before you hop behind the wheel this morning of your car.

HENN: Miller and Valasek are not the first guys to hack a car, but they perhaps like no one who’s come before it, they demonstrated just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.

CHRIS VALASEK: And that’s really where Charlie and I came in.

HENN: Chris Valasek.

VALASEK: We really wanted to see, once someone was inside your car network, to what extent could you control the automobile?

HENN: They got a grant from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, and bought two modern, connected cars: a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape. Then they physically plugged into the network of little computers built into these cars that run virtually everything.

VALASEK: Those are electronic control units.

HENN: The first of these little computers were used to replace carburetors, but soon, they were being used for lots of stuff: cruise control, antilock brakes.

VALASEK: And now we’re to the point where cars parallel park themselves. And that’s not just magic. There’s computers in the car that have censors and actuators.

HENN: And all these little devices talk to each other on an open network. They listen in to every message that’s sent. And they don’t verify where a specific command is coming from. Charlie Miller says all of this makes cars easy to attack.

CHARLIE MILLER: If I’m an attacker and I break into, say, your radio, I can send messages and say, hey, I’m the brakes, and I’m telling the engine to do this.

HENN: Any processor on the network is vulnerable, and that let Miller and Valasek create all kinds of havoc.

VALASEK: We were able to turn the wheel at high torque, jerky motions at high speeds. We were able to administer the brakes.

HENN: They could yank on the seatbelt, set off the horn, press the accelerator, turn off the engine.

MILLER: And I could make your brakes not work anymore.

HENN: That’s right: no brakes. And once, Charlie Miller forgot that that hack was running on his Ford Escape as he drove it into his garage.

VALASEK: Yeah, luckily, these weren’t our cars.

MILLER: My lawn mower, it was destroyed, utterly. So the lawn mower was, like, perhaps the first cyber-attack-in-a-car victim.

HENN: Miller and Valasek tried to share their findings with Toyota and Ford before they went public. Now, both companies say while they’re taking this research seriously, they’re still convinced their cars are safe. They say if someone has to physically wire a computer into your car to get this attack to work, you’re going to notice. But…

DON BAILEY: Well, I’ve actually been very disappointed with the reaction from these companies.

HENN: Don Bailey is a security researcher who’s hacked into cars remotely, using the cell phone network.

BAILEY: Once you are through that initial security barrier, you can and will be able to do almost anything you want to.

HENN: Now, before a hacker could really create havoc, he or she has to learn the specific code that each car uses to talk on its internal network. That’s tough. It takes time. But Chris Valasek says it’s not impossible.

VALASEK: Charlie and I hope by releasing all this information that more and more people will get interested.

HENN: And give car companies the little push they need to make some security improvements. Steve Henn, NPR News, Silicon Valley.



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BIG NEWS – iPhone 6 Air 19th Rumor Roundup Update 1โƒฃ Apple is 64 Days and Counting to Announcement Day 2โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone Air in full production 3โƒฃ Apple’s 4.7″ iPhone 6 in full production 4โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone Air model offers 128GB Memory Option 5โƒฃ Apple’s iPhone 6 Adds Sapphire Display and Altimeter Sensor 6โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera Adds Optical Image Stabilization 7โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera increases imager to 10MP 8โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have f2.0 Aperture 9โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have Full Manual Controls ๐Ÿ”Ÿ Apple’s iSight Video 30fps full HDTV 1920x1080p Stabilized ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ Apple to release two New Large-Display iPhones on September, 2014, with an all-new redesigned 4.7" model Plus a Larger Display 5.5" version.

๐ŸŽ Both Apple iPhone hand-sets poised to take the high-end smartphone market by storm.

๐ŸŽ Todayโ€™s report coming from China, suggests the 128GB storage option serves as a significant differentiator between 4.7″ & 5.5″ models.

๐ŸŽ This is the “logic” supporting our theory regarding the potential release date of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Air and the simultaneous release of iOS8. The graphic below displays the time required for each of the “beta” versions being evaluated and tested showing iOS2, iOS3, iOS4, iOS5, iOS6, iOS7 and currently in beta, iOS8.

๐ŸŽ iOS6 required 6 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was certified by Apple for iOS6′s final release to the public. iOS7 required 7 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was cleared for its final release to the public. iOS7 was released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 5S and 5C models about 10 months ago, specifically Friday, September 20, 2013.

๐ŸŽ Looking at the “beta” versions to be evaluated and tested for iOS6, it required 6 beta versions, consuming a total of 100 days, before it was cleared for its final release to the public. iOS6 was released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 5 Friday, September 19, 2012.

๐ŸŽ Lets Look at the “beta” versions being evaluated and tested for iOS8. Lets assume (this is analytics part) that the time consumed will likewise be a total of 100 days, before iOS8 cleared for its final release to the public. Since iOS8 will very likely be released simultaneously with Apple’s release of its iPhone 6, lets calculate the future date.

๐ŸŽ The bar-graph below shows that as of July 8, 2014 iOS8 is 40 days in beta testing. Assuming 100 days for completion of iOS8, then using my trusty iPhone’s math App emulating the HP 19B-II calculator, the final version of iOS8 will be loaded into iPhone 6 devices on or before Tuesday 09/02/2014.

๐ŸŽ Therefore Friday, September 19, 2012 looks like a reasonable Date for the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 with iOS8 properly pre-loaded into the iPhone with its new Look, Feel, Features, Functions and Cyber Security protection.

July 8, 2014

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๐ŸŽ Apple released iOS8 beta3 for iPhone and iPad to the developers today, 8/July/2014. This 3rd beta for Appleโ€™s upcoming major software update to iOS8, comes three weeks after the release of beta 2. The iOS8 beta3 has a build number 12a4318c, and may be downloaded from the iOS Dev Center (if youโ€™re a registered developer) and have a compatible iOS device. Learn more about iOS8 beta3 and the links to download it from iOS Dev Center with your registered App Developer account.

๐ŸŽ What’s with all the Beta versions for iOS8. The Operating System (the OS) for the iPhone and iPad defines how the device operates and communicates with all the electronic components from a “Machine Language” point of view. The OS is the interface between the App developers applications and the iPhone’s and the iPad’s hardware components. The OS also contains all the newest and most effective Malware, Spyware, anti-Virus algorithms to protect and secure your private and confidential information housed within iPhones and iPads.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s software engineers invest hundreds of thousands of hours, literally years, in creating the iOS. Then Apple releases iOS8 beta1 to the development community. For iOS8, iOS7, iOS6, the whole number OS versions, the beta version is released to at the WWDC Conferences held annually in mid-year. This year WWDC 2014 commenced June 2, 2014.

๐ŸŽ WWDC attendees, App Developers, a thousand of Apple’s best Engineers, plus other highly respected software engineers, many of which test the features and operability of iOS8. For several weeks these App developers and Apple’s software engineers communicate back-and-forth with information on iOS8 beta1′s operability.

๐ŸŽ Apple then STOPS the beta-testing of iOS8 beta1, employs the fixes & improvements identified, then publishes iOS8 beta2 for the Development Community to again examine and test. This multi-segmented beta-testing process may require 100-120 days, and may continue for 6, 7, or 8 beta versions, whatever number of beta-versions are necessary, until Apple is “satisfied” with iOS8′s performance, features, and operability. Only then will Apple release iOS8, the finished version, to the Public, and pre-install the OS8 into the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Air, and subsequent iDevices.

๐ŸŽ In the event Apple, the Development community or the Pubic quickly discover iOS issues or glitches, Apple will employ the fixes and release iOS 8.0.2 for example, addressing the software-bugs. iPhones and iPads are very complex, sophisticated communications and computational hand-held devices, that utilize extremely advanced software to operate. And so this process of Apple hardware development and iOS development, leap-frog upon itself, year after year, in effort to provide to all of us iPhones and iPads, that change our lives, and the way we all communicate with each other globally.

๐ŸŽ Apple created/acquired a huge Sapphire plant so that it could place razor-thin super-hard covers over their iPhones and the future iWatches. Recall that the only material harder than Sapphire is Diamond, next in line of hardness is way down the line. Imagine having a sapphire display cover on your iPhone. No More Screen “Protectors” ruining the beautiful display in exchange for preventing a scratch… Those days are OVER soon.

๐ŸŽ Know this about Apple… Apple detests the notion of iPhone users covering their beautifully designed iPhones, which it so carefully crafted from the very finest materials, is just like “Grandma” covering her beautiful furniture with “plastic” to preserve the fine fabrics. Hopefully sapphire puts iPhone users concern for display-scratches to rest forever.

๐ŸŽ My Personal Sapphire Experience. I’ve been wearing a quality RADO watch a several thousand dollar beauty, which has a convex sapphire crystal cover, that after 10 years of continuous use, has not any marks whatsoever… Take a look at this brief video clip showing the resiliency of a paper-thin sapphire display cover. http://youtu.be/5R0_FJ4r73s

๐ŸŽ Itโ€™s highly likely that mobile power users will see the Larger Display model, plus 128GB Internal Storage capacity, plus Optical Image Stabilization, would all serve as a more capable, multi-use, overall appealing device.

iPhone 5, 6, Air

๐Ÿ”ข Apple iPhone 6 #18 Rumor Roundup Update
1โƒฃ Apple’s only 74 Days and Counting to Announcement Day
2โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 in full production
3โƒฃ Apple’s 4.7″ iPhone 6 in full production
4โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 model offers 128GB Memory Option
5โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 Adds Sapphire Display + Altimeter Sensor
6โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera Adds Optical Image Stabilization
7โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera may increase to 10MP imager
8โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have f2.0 Aperture
9โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have Full Manual Controls
๐Ÿ”Ÿ Apple’s iSight Video 30fps full HDTV 1920x1080p Stabilized

๐ŸŽ Reports, leaks, and speculation about the next-generation iPhone are popping out thick and fast now. In the last 24-hours weโ€™ve heard that Apple will be differentiating specifications between the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 models.

1โƒฃ iPhone 6 large-display 5.5″ model will incorporate InvenSense Optical Image Stabilization technology, but not in the 4.7″ model iPhone 6. Weโ€™ve also heard rumors suggesting that both iPhone 6 models will have 32GB and 64GB storge capabilities, suggesting that the entry-level 16GB storage choice may increased to 32GB.

2โƒฃ Chinese report is now citing sources that suggests that the larger 5.5″ model will make iPhone history by being the first model to offer a 128GB internal storage option.

3โƒฃ Optical Image Stabilization to be offered on the iPhone 6 5.5″ model.

4โƒฃ The introduction of two devices with differing display sizes is quite unique too. It doesnโ€™t come as a surprise that Apple is planning on offering a larger disply device. However, the question is, how will Apple differentiate between the two hand-sets in terms of functionality, and prehaps price too.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 is Slated for 20 Million Units Sold in 2014 plus more than Three Times this figure for the new 4.7″ iPhone 6 version.

๐ŸŽ Best Guess, New iPhone 6 may be Announced at Apple’s special Presentation Meeting of iPhone 6 held in San Francisco, California, Tuesday, September 9th, Announcing the iPhone 6, its features, and the iPhone 6 Release Date of Friday, September 19th. Invitations likely sent to the Media Tuesday, September 2.

๐ŸŽ Here is the Round-up of the most recent rumors out there in cyberspace, from the most reliable supply-line overseas sources. Recall that rumors are not facts.

๐ŸŽ Apple believes in Surprises. Apple does Not “Leak” Anything. However, many times “leaks” derived from staff at the components-supply-line, have proven to be more “accurate” than undocumented cyber-chatter. These are the Most Likely specifications of the iPhone 6:

๐ŸŽ iPhone released with 2 display choices 4.7″ and 5.5″
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to be 7mm thin
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to have A8 Processor, faster more comprehensive functions
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 1704×960 pixel dimension, 1.636 Megapixels
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 356 dpi for 5″ display or 416 dpi for 4.7″ display
๐ŸŽ iPhone to contain new Altimeter/Pressure sensor

๐ŸŽ iSight Camera to have 10MP Imager, up from 8MP
๐ŸŽ iSight Camera with f2.0 Aperture, up from f2.2
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved image Stabilization
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved ultra-low-light performance
๐ŸŽ iSight Video delivers 30fps with full 1920x1080p stabilized resolution

๐ŸŽ Notice the graphic below displaying an abstract of the beta-iOS8 Code provided to the Developers at WWDC, which “signals” a new hardware component, an Atmospheric Barometric Pressure sensor, that does not presently exist in any of Apple’s existing iPhone or iPad devices.

๐ŸŽ Typically we see new iPhone releases arriving early enough, so that the opening weekend sales occur during Apple’s 4th quarter of their fiscal year. Recall that Apple sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 units in 2012 in the opening weekend; then iPhone sales topped 9 million with the joint-release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.

๐ŸŽ September, 2014 seems to be a relatively good guess for the iPhone 6 release, likely a combined release of the 4.7″ and 5.5″ versions, which would compare to the previous combined release in 2013. Here is a summary of the recent rumors on this topic
๐ŸŽ iNew iPhone launch as early as September โ€“ Nikkei
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in August or September – Steve Milunovich UBS via Barrons
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in the fall – Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest via Business Insider
๐ŸŽ New iPhone scheduled for third quarter 2014 โ€“ ZDNet Korea
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in September โ€“ Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors
๐ŸŽ New iPhone 6 in September โ€“ iFun
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in August or September โ€“ Economic Daily News
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in September โ€“ Industrial Commercial Times
๐ŸŽ iOS 8 new operating system release-date which was confirmed at the WWDC 2014 Conference for the fall, 2014
๐ŸŽ New iOS software previously has been accompanied with the release of new iPhone hardware iterations.

๐ŸŽ Apple typically employs staggered-Country release dates. Major markets like the United States are typically at the front while smaller markets usually lag behind by several weeks and occasionally several months.

๐ŸŽ The Headline image shows the relative sizes of the existing iPhone 5 with its 4″ display, shown with the new 4.7″ iPhone 6, and the new iPhone Air with it 5.5″ display. Therefore, by mid-September upgrading iPhone users moving up from the iPhone 4 and 5, and many Android folks, that have been waiting for Apple to deliver larger displays, will have three display sizes to pick from, all having finger-print security, great camera systems, huge inventory of Apps, plus the marvelous Apple ecosystem.

๐ŸŽ The combination of factors
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 4
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 5
๐ŸŽ Apple receiving Migration from Android due to iPhone’s Large Display offerings
๐ŸŽ Apple will receive a “Tsunami of Sales” to the iPhone 6 in 2014 and 2015!

๐ŸŽ Apple kept its cards close to its chest about the forthcoming iPhone 6 at this week’s WWDC keynote address; however, new information has arrived from China, suggesting that Apple has solved the battery issues that reportedly plagued production of its expected 5.5″ iPhone 6. Therefore Apple is on course to ship 20 millions of the iPhone Air handsets in 2014.

๐ŸŽ BIG NEWS – Its 90 Days and Counting, Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 version is Slated for 20 Million Units to Sell plus 4.7″ iPhone 6 to Sell 70 Million in 2014, Plus over 200 Million iPhones to Sell in 2015. This brings the total number of iOS iPhones and iPads to

๐ŸŽ 90 Million iPhones to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 200 Million iPhones to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 30 Million iPads to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 60 Million iPads to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 475 Million iPhones and iPads sold as of June, 2014 equals
๐ŸŽ 855 Million iPhones and iPads in Service Everywhere

๐ŸŽ The news states that Apple is partnering with the China-based Sunwoda Electronics to manufacture batteries for all of these devices, where the battery costs roughly $6.40 each. Appleโ€™s regular battery supplier, Dynapack, will also help fill the battery order.

๐ŸŽ While both iPhone 6 variations are expected to ship at the same release-date, it is likely that you may have an easier time finding a 4.7″ iPhone 6 than with the 5.5″ big brother.

๐ŸŽ Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture 80 million iPhone 6 handsets for 2014, meaning that the larger “phablet” may be significantly outnumbered by the 4.7″ model by a factor of 4:1. This exclusivity (combined with the larger size of the device) likely suggests that the iPhone Air may come at a higher price point, say a $100 premium. I’ll Take TWO please.

๐ŸŽ The Images above and below are all the iPhone Models from the initial iPhone in 2007, to the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and the pro-forma for the iPhone 6 with the 4.7″ display.

๐ŸŽ Apple Said to Have Enough Sapphire Glass for Production of Both iPhone 6 Models and iWatch in 2014. Apple reportedly will have enough sapphire glass production for both of its iPhone 6 models as well as the iWatch in 2014, based on the latest supply-chain check at the companyโ€™s sapphire-glass manufacturing partner GT Advanced done by analyst Matt Margolis at Seeking Alpha.

๐ŸŽ As a result of the most recent supply chain, it is believed that the Mesa, Arizona huge sapphire operation facility, should have ample supply for the new iWatch, the 4.7โ€ณ iPhone plus the 5.5โ€ณ iPhone with full sapphire cover glass in 2014. Additionally, the maximum sapphire screen capacity of the Mesa, AZ facility may exceed 200 million units/year.

๐ŸŽ In February, 2014 Margolis estimated that Apple would be gearing up for mass production of devices with sapphire displays, with equipment in the factory leading to a yield of anywhere from 100 to 200 million ~5″ sapphire displays. A yield of over 200 million sapphire displays as indicated by this latest report means that Apple could possibly produce more than enough sapphire displays for the 4.7″ iPhone 6, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 and the iWatch.

๐ŸŽ Previous reports indicated that sapphire display supply constraints may force Apple to reserve the scratch resistant material for its larger iPhone models, with expenses perhaps driving up the retail price for consumers. Other reports suggested that initial sapphire production would target the iWatch instead of the iPhone 6, however the reported volume of raw material and equipment purchased would likely hint at bigger plans for sapphire display production.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s 4.7″ iPhone 6 is expected to be released later this year, with the 5.5″ iPhone 6 launching near the end of 2014. In addition to a sapphire display, both phones will likely include a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera. Meanwhile, the iWatch is expected to be revealed at an October event and may launch later that month.

๐ŸŽ This Year’s amazing WWDC keynote address was the most significant product introduction since Apple unveiled the original iPad in 2010. But this time, the revolutionary, magical product wasnโ€™t hardware, it was software, iOS8. While the techno-analysts are arguing about display sizes and CPU speed, Apple quietly has been working on those hardware issues;

๐ŸŽ However, Apple has been spending considerable effort, tens of thousands of engineering hours, with integrating these iDevices with each other and MACs, so that there operate consistently, and interchangeably. Integrating… even to the extent of you being able to answer a telephone call on your MAC laptop, as it integrates with your iPhone using iOS8 and MAC using its new Yosemite operating system. Apple is integrating household electronics, security systems, locking systems, garage-door openers, thermostats, lighting systems… you imaging it Apple and their 3rd party developers are delivering.

๐ŸŽ Imagine, saying to SIRI, I’m ready for Bed, please lock-up the Apartment, set the lighting, the alarms, the thermostat, and awaken me at 7am tomorrow morning.

๐ŸŽ We have NEST which is an automation thermostat that learns our heating and cooling desires, operates with our iPads and iPhones, and saves us about 25% on our electricity, as it “knows” when we are Away and when we Arrive, making Climate Control settings for us, after about a week of learning.

๐ŸŽ If coming home early, I can open the NEST App on my iPhone, and start cooling the Apartment as its WiFi integrated, secure and accessible from across the street or cross country. Forgot to turn-off the Heat or the A/C, rushing to the Air Port, no problem, one can access NEST from the Airline Terminal telling it that we’ll be AWAY for 5 days. I’ve written a detailed Article on NEST… just search for NEST at the top of this site.

๐ŸŽ Reported last week, Apple has engaged over 200 Chinese Security personnel to investigate and prosecute all the “leaks” that have been originating from Apple’s supply-line regarding the new iPhone 6.

๐ŸŽ There are “signals” that lead me to deduce that there may be major Apple product Announcements at WWDC, other than, nifty Apps, the new Apple iOS8 operating software, and the latest and greatest for MACs’ operating system.

๐ŸŽ Firstly, this is the first year that WWDC 2014 broadcasted via live-streaming at 1pm eastern time on Monday, June 2. Here is the link for a replay of the Keynote Address from the Moscone Center.

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

The iPhone 6 really wonโ€™t be too much of a surprise whenever itโ€™s finally revealed since weโ€™ve been seeing leaks showing us its shape and size for the past several weeks.

Apple may Announce both iPhone 6 and iPhone Air at one Media Event, however the iPhone 6 may be ship a week or two earlier than the iPhone Air.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple is BLOCKING out days in September at all its USA retail stores, apparenty in preparation of New Product release(s). Some secrets just cannot be kept, as too many folks, in too many locations trumps iPhone secrecy. As we get closer to the September release Weekend (typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday) we’ll know more, for all those that are Chomping at the Bit for the latest and greatest technology device, self included.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Jim Wilson’s blog is FAU4U2 on WordPress.com. The Blog link is: http://tiny.cc/e7pwfx We’re proud of the growing number of over 54,000 readers, who stay connected regarding Apple’s iOS personal communications devices, accessories, Apps, and other technology topics. FAU4U2 was created several years ago to provide a forum to answer the many questions that many FAU students throw at me 24/7 in this connected world we live in.

๐Ÿ“ฒ My view, when in a classroom setting, whether as 5th grader, or in Graduate school, on Campus, or otherwise, if a few students have questions, there are likely many more students that just don’t ask, too shy, afraid of asking a “stupid question.” No questions are stupid questions. Therefore, when I get a few questions on a similar topic, I’ll likely create a blog-page on FAU4U2 giving a core response with some related information and research, as there may be millions of folks thinking about that topic.

๐Ÿ“ฒ FAU4U2 Statistics: Presently our readership as of 2012/05/28 is 54,000 from over 30 Countries, reading 498 Articles, housed within 74 categories, marked with 324 Topic Tags for a more refined searching result, 816 Shares, and followed by 20 other blogs. A majority of our readers are from the USA, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Canada, Indonesia, Estonia, and Italy, listed in order of frequency of the articles read.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Presently in the USA, 54% of all American smartphone owners have iPhones, the remaining smartphone users, the 46% smartphone users, are grouped together (the 12 brands and models of Androids, Blackberry, Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola). Apple’s market-share in North America is growing. Industry experts expect, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air, Apple’s market share for their iPhones will grow at an accelerated rate.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple iPhone “supply-line” chatter is hot and heavy as the next weeks speed forward. Combine this chatter with several layers of (Chinese) Mandarin translation, it becomes difficult to differentiate between “release date” with “announcement date” and availability. Expressed above is the best we could surmise.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Virtually all of the rumors and schematics pertaining to Appleโ€™s next iPhone center on its ultra-thin design and two screen sizes: 4.7″ and 5.5″ however, up until now we’re kept in the dark as to what screen resolution the larger 5.5-incher (the iPhone Air) might have.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Recall none of these figures, dialog, and proforma-images, comes from Apple officially, but from “snitches” in its supply-line. Of course its no surprise that Apple totally ignores all these “news” reports and rumors.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Other than leaked supply-line secrets, punishable by termination and prosecution by Apple, everything displayed and discussed is conjecture. However, since there are such a vast number of enterprises, engineers, and factory workers involved with the fabrication and assembly of the new iPhone models, whispers arriving from several directions that have a common-thread, could lead an observer to deductions as assembled in this article.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 6 Release Date: Until Announced, Apple is silent. However, its hard to keep this date a secret with over 400 retail stores. These stores are beginning to “Black-Out” vacation days in September, generally a good sign that Apple requires “all hands on deck” for a new Apple product release. In the next few weeks, these retail store employee black-out dates will be fine-tuned.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air, according to new reports the 5.5″ iPhone may have a screen resolution of 1,704-by-960 pixels, a marked improvement over the current 4″ display of 1,136-by-640 pixels on the iPhone 5/5s/5c.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air’s 1,704-by-900 pixel resolution is essentially a tripled of the “base display resolution” of 568-by-320 pixels. Before the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4 introduced the “Retina Display” representing a resolution of 960-by-640 pixels, which itself is a pixel-doubled 480-by-320 resolution found on the non-Retina 3.5″ original iPhone and the iPhone 3G/3Gs.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Industry experts and analysts are anticipating huge release results, now that Apple is finally delivering LARGER display iPhones. Accordingly the prognosticators are also predicting an large influx of Android users that have been waiting to join the Apple EcoSystem, now that the display size issue is being resolved.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple’s Retina Display: Apple’s retina display signifies a range of resolutions depending on the distance from ones Eyes the display is viewed. The human Eye is an organic camera system contain an auto-focus lens which focuses the subject light onto a dense-quilt of photo-sensitive living biological “Cone & Rod” cells. This organic array of specialized living cells, “attached” to the back-wall of the interior of one’s Eye is called the Retina.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Ophthalmologists, have determined if one is reading a book, picture, iPad, iPhone about 14″ away from your Eyes, and if the content of the book’s font characters or pictures are comprised of picture-elements, pixels, the human Eye is not capable if distinguishing individual pixels from each other, if they are packed at a density of 300 pixels per inch, 300 ppi. Recall that 300 ppi means that there are 90,000 pixels within each square inch. The current 4″ diagonal display of 1,136-by-640 pixels on the iPhone 5/5s/5c has a pixel density of 326 ppi.

๐Ÿ“ฒ I’m a Believer – Apple is reported to have placed their iPhone 6 order for 90 million units! Looks like FOXCON is going to be very, very busy this year. Recall there are over 475,000,000 iPhones in circulation – there will be a huge number of UpGrades this year, plus a Large number of Migrations from Android to iPhone 6.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Q1, 2014 Apple sold just under 50 million iPhones, therefore ordering 90 million units is giving Apple just a head-start for a what the industry and Apple believes will be a huge iphone 6 launch. In looking at the schematics and the prototypes constructed, Personally, I’m upgrading to the iPhone Air.

๐Ÿ“ฒ The iPhone with its Apps transform the smartphone into a valued business tool, scanner, portable fax, communications device, eMail, Text messaging, and of course a Phone. It will be interesting if Logitech develops one of their UltraThin Keyboard Covers for the iPhone Air, as we both have the Logitech keyboard covers for our iPad minis.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, He is in it, to Win It, Period! This intensity and commitment is terrific for Apple product users, as we are all going to receive better products, and great for Apple’s share holders.

๐ŸŽ Speaking of Apple Shareholders. At Apple’s recent quarterly Conference Call, Tim Cook announced that it had a record profit Quarter, the company will be forward splitting its sharers 7-for-1, meaning if you presently own 100 AAPL shares, June 9th Apple will be sending you another 600 shares. This brings the present (6/4/2014) share-price of $644/share for example, to about $92/share, making its shares more “affordable” to an expanded audience of smaller investors.

๐ŸŽ Take a look at the Graphic of iPhone Sales. Lets focus on the period of Q1+Q2, 2010 to Q1+Q2, 2014, in this 4 year period iPhone sales grew from 16 million iPhones in 6 months to over 100 million in 6 months. Look at the Slope of the Green trend-line.

๐ŸŽ The Line is pointed UP, significantly Up. It does not take a PhD in mathematics and statistics to “extrapolate” what the future quarters may look like, if the the past trends have any possible “predictability” for what Apple’s iPhone future sales may be. No one knows for sure, but my Guess is Apple’s iPhone sales will continue to increase. Likely because Apple continues to reinvent the SmartPhone with innovations that people want.

๐ŸŽ Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, Apple is planning to debut two new iPhone models with two distinct screen sizes in 2014, an unprecedented move for Apple that traditionally has shied away from screen size wars. However a very large survey of iPhone owners, over 60% of their installed-base desires larger display sizes. The graphic of an iPhone may depict the ICON Layout for the new iPhone 6 releases.

๐ŸŽ Aside from obvious size differences, the top-of-the-line 5.5″ model will sport a high-resolution display of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels, which represents the same resolution as your large Flat-screen HDTV, translates to 401 pixels per inch, (ppi) in the palm of your hand. The 4.7″ iteration will use a 1,334-by-750 pixel-display to maintain scalability with existing iPhone Apps, representing a pixel density of 326 ppi, meeting or exceeding the “Retina” resolution, Apple set several years ago.

๐ŸŽ Both handsets will use Apple’s next-generation A8 system-on-chip with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, low temperature polysilicon in-cell touch panels and Touch ID fingerprint security.

๐ŸŽ Importantly, a near-field communications chip-set (NFC) and a metal casing are also part of the build. An 10-megapixel rear-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture is expected, though Apple may improve the camera system to include an improved electronic or optical image stabilization to improve low-light performance, an exciting feature new to the smart-phones, taking the “camera shake” for low light “party” photography.

๐ŸŽ As to aesthetics, the iPhones’ bezels are said to be 10% to 20% narrower than the current iPhone 5s, while thinness is pegged at 7.0 millimeters. Kuo also says Apple will move the location of the Top of the iPhone’s sleep/wake button to the right-side of the iPhone, to facilitate one-handed operation. This button-relocation may indicate a new feature that requires frequent pressing of the power button for other functions. Good we could actually need one more button, to eliminate too many soft-menus on the display.

๐ŸŽ While the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be within Apple’s guidelines of one-handed operation, Kuo believes Apple may position from a product line-up perspective the 5.5″ version as a higher-end iPhone Air (Phablet) perhaps with an additional $100 premium. I’ll go for it.

๐ŸŽ Kuo also believes the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be Apple’s main driver of handset sales in late 2014 and full-year shipments could exceed 60 million units. My guess it will be double or triple this estimate.

๐ŸŽ The 5.5″ iPhone Air model may cannibalize some of the sales of the iPad mini, but if the company can marginally reduce the price-tag of its iPad mini, its iPad line-up should remain strong.

๐ŸŽ IMHO, its better to cannibalize the iPad mini to yourself, than to be cannibalized by the Competitors, by not having the 5.5″ iPhone Phablet, as has happened over the last 18 months. This is probable the only “mistake” IMHO, Apple has encountered recently. However, who am I to say that Apple made a “misstep” when Apple is delivering 200 million iPhones/year currently. But, what’s not to like with another 30 million units sold.

๐ŸŽ We may likely see a terrific migration from Android โžก๏ธ Apple this year and next, perhaps at a rate of a 35% shift โžก๏ธ Apple, with these two larger display choices in Apple’s iPhone line-up. Presently, Android users are migrating โžก๏ธ Apple’s way at a rate of over 20% or more.

๐ŸŽ Kuo expects both iPhone 6 models to hit store shelves in the 3rd Quarter of 2014, with Apple keeping the iPhone 5s and 5c on board as mid-tier and low-tier offerings. Due to the expanded handset lineup, the iPhone 4S and 4 will reach end-of-life in 2014.

๐ŸŽ Details on Apple’s plans for the 2014 iPhone lineup were published on Tuesday by Japanese blog Macotakara. Citing a trusted source, “Apple has designed two larger iPhone models, sporting 4.7″ and 5.5″ displays, which are final candidates for launch in 2014.”

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s New iPhone 6 is without a doubt one of the most hotly anticipated smartphone launches of 2014. A dozen or so independent reports suggest that the handset will feature a new larger 4.7″ display and a fresh new design that is thinner than ever. The iPhone 6 is also expected to be accompanied by a new iPhone phablet that will include a 5.5″ screen to help attract new business over from the Android camp.

๐ŸŽ Another day, another set of iPhone 6 rumors trickles out from the East Asia. According to the latest report, Appleโ€™s next-generation iPhone 6 is ready to enter its mass production phase in May, 2014, with 90 Million Units ordered. The timing would align perfectly with a launch in the 3rd Quarter of 2014. This timing is as expected by most of the other industry watchers. Interestingly, this new report suggests that Appleโ€™s second new iPhone for 2014, the iPhone Air with its 5.5″ Display may be in mass-production until later in the 3rd quarter, 2014 which obviously suggests that it wonโ€™t debut until sometime later in 2014.

๐ŸŽ We encourage Apple to release both iPhone 6 Models, the 4.75″ and the 5.5″ displays simultaneously. There is such a huge expectation that Apple will be coming out with a “Phablet” (a term Apple despises). If Apple delays the iPhone Air, it may significantly erode the launch of iPhone 6, folks waiting to see both devices, so to choose between the two. Personally, I would wait, and would recommend to my friends, to delay updating until both are announced and visualized. It would be better to delay the iPhone 6, so that it is released with the iPhone Air, than to bifurcate Apple’s iPhone 6 releases.

๐ŸŽ According to a report relayed by EMSOne, Taiwan-based Industrial and Commercial Times claims that Appleโ€™s manufacturing partners will begin mass-producing the new iPhone 6 in July. With three months of lead time, that certainly could align well with a late September launch that keeps Appleโ€™s fall iPhone launch pattern alive.

๐ŸŽ Interestingly, however, the report claims that Appleโ€™s larger iPhone Phablet may not enter mass-production until sometime in September. If accurate, the device may not debut alongside the iPhone 6, but instead perhaps in later 2014 or early 2015. Remember all these remarks are rumors and “deductions” from supply-line insiders.

๐ŸŽ Despite the potential late-start for Appleโ€™s iPhone Phablet production, Industrial and Commercial Times claims that both new iPhones will launch sometime in the fourth quarter this year.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s new iPhone 6 is expected to feature an entirely new design with a 4.7″ display, a thinner housing and an upgraded processor. The iPhone phablet is expected to sport a similar design with a larger 5.5″ screen.

๐ŸŽ If the reports we have been reading, even come close to representing the handsets Apple actually launches in the 3rd quarter of 2014, we may expect APPLE to crush the sales records the Company set in the fall of 2013, when the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C debuted together, Apple’s first announcement of 2-model on the same Day.

๐ŸŽ Recall Apple sold 9 Million iPhones on the opening weekend, 50% greater sales than its previous release weekend of 6 million units. Remember about 55% of All American smartphone users are carrying Apple iPhones.

๐ŸŽ Total iPhone sales since its beginning in July, 2007 is presently in excess of 475,000,000 units, Add to this 175,000,000 iPads, the total Apple iOS devices in use equates to roughly 650,000,000. Extend this figure to year end, 12/31/2014, Apple could be sitting with 800,000,000 iPhones and iPads in circulation.. sometime in 2015 Apple may be crossing this 1,000,000,000 threshold (yes that’s One-Billion) globally.

๐ŸŽ IMHO, this is exactly what the iPhone Market needs, two serious screen sizes to choose between. The choice of either the 4.7″ display or the 5.5″ display will be perfect Selections to choose from, and will certainly silence the Apple critics for not having a choice of displays. Assuming Apple retains the current Model iPhone 5S, with the New Models, The iphone 6 with its 4.7″ display and the iPhone Air with its 5.5″ display.

Apple offering Four iPhones Models, covering a variety of Display Sizes

๐ŸŽ iPhone 4S… 3.5″… Display, Subsidized Price:… 99ยข
๐ŸŽ iPhone 5S… 4.0″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $99
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6….. 4.7″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $199
๐ŸŽ iPhone Air… 5.5″… Display, Subsidized Price:… $299

๐ŸŽ Lets assume for the moment that Macotakara Publication is accurate regarding the two new display sizes. Lets further assume that Jimmy’s subsidized price “quesstimates” will range from 99ยข for the 3.5″ iPhone 4S to $299 for the 5.5″ iPhone Air, as shown above.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 Rumor Round-Up โฌ†๏ธ A Really Big Launch in 2014 โฌ†๏ธ Initial Supply Order 90 Million Units โฌ†๏ธ 2 Display Sizes โฌ†๏ธ 4.7″ & 5.5″ Displays โฌ†๏ธ 5G WiFi Connectivity โฌ†๏ธ 3 New Sensors: Humidity-Temperature-Atmospheric-Pressure โฌ†๏ธ True 802.11ac Gigabit Speed

๐ŸŽ The Graphic Above: Based upon leaked schematics (blue-line graphic below) discovered by Macotakara of the forthcoming 4.7″ and 5.5″ variants of the iPhone 6, Nowherelse teamed up with concept designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek to create what may be the most plausible look (graphic above) at what Jony Iveโ€™s next iPhone design would look like yet,โ€ John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

๐ŸŽ โ€œAll the proportions here are perfect: although it features a larger profile, a super thin design, and an edge-to-edge display, the design still features a beautiful internal symmetry that seems worthy of Apple,โ€ Brownlee writes. โ€œThere are some changes: the edges are curved, more organic, and the volume buttons have been unified into a single rocker, but otherwise, it looks like an evolution of the current iPhone 5s. Which is exactly what the iPhone 6 would look like.โ€ The Graphic below is the “leaked schematic blue-print.”

๐ŸŽ The BIG Question is: Will iPhone Up-Graders pay-up $299 for the base model of the 5.5″ iPhone Air; Plus paying an added $100 for each step for 32GB, 64GB, 128GB Memory upgrades.

๐ŸŽ What’s Jimmy Think: From my perspective, and knowing how valuable my iPhone is as a communications device, and the added utility of the iPhone, as a business tool, thanks to the 100+ amazing Apps that I use frequently, I may be “pleased” to pay $500, subsidized, for the 5.5″ iPhone Air with 64GB of storage. (The iPhone Air name is also an assumption).

๐ŸŽ Lets look at “JimW’s iPhone 5S” Usage, I have about 22.9 GB remaining of the 64GB iPhone. It could be assumed with the iPhone Air’s larger screen, it may double as “my miniature iPad mini” perhaps needing to step-up the onboard storage to 128GB, matching my iPad mini’s capacity. Unfortunately, one cannot upgrade later, so this is “a one-time decision” of paying-up that extra $100 for Twice the storage, going from 64GB to 128GB, assuming this choice is available. Since I have 128GB on my iPad-Mini-Retina, I’d likely keep the storage on both devices uniform.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 should be a Really Big Launch in 2014 with Two Display Sizes, this quinella of iPhones will be Longer and Wider, Diagonal Measure: 4.7″ and 5.5″ Display Sizes ~ 5G WiFi Connectivity ~ True 802.11ac Gigabit Speed ~ Three New Sensors measuring ambient Temperature, Humidity and Atmospheric Pressure.

๐ŸŽ iPhone reports have it, that the 2 New iPhones may have internal components to measure Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure and Humidity sensors. It will be interesting how Apple’s engineers “shields” these three sensors from the internal ambient-effects of the warm electronics and that of the liON Polymer battery, as the iPhone’s circuitry operates and the battery discharges, which tend to become warm…

๐ŸŽ iPhone Release Schedules. Historically, Apple released its original iPhone in June, 2007 with over a million units sold in its opening weekend. The next iPhone iteration, the iPhone 3G was released in July, 2008. (Notice that we’re focusing your attention to the “Major” releases, not the interim “S” releases).

๐ŸŽ The next major iPhone release was June, 2010, with its iPhone 4, the date and model Marilyn and I bought our first iPhones. Subsequently, the iPhone 5 was released in September, 2012 with 6 million units sold in its opening weekend. The “September” release month was somewhat “off schedule” from the other June timings. This 90 delay delay, may have occurred due to some quality-control and/or supply-line issues, pushing back the release a few months; Total guesswork on my part.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 is upon us reportedly, and interested folks are wondering when will the iPhone 6 be Announced and Released. My guess, Apple may return to the June, 2014 timing schedule, so that Apple has more time for the Sales of this likely “Block Buster” release with its reported larger 4.7″ brilliant display.

๐ŸŽ I’ve predicted that Apple may have a 12 million iPhone weekend, with iPhone 6 new Two-Sizes Release. Also reported, Apple placed its initial order for the iPhone 6, ordered 90 million units from their experienced Apple supplier, Foxconn. Now That’s Confidence.

๐ŸŽ The secondary questions, will Apple release Two Phones, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone Air on the same Day, similar to the release of iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C in September, 2013.

๐ŸŽ These new models are reportedly expected to have similar button shapes for volume and mute as the iPhone 5c, as well as the same rounded back edges. In addition, it was said that the holes on the bottom of the handset for speaker and microphone will also follow the design established by the iPhone 5C.

๐ŸŽ In looking at the leaked blue-prints, for the iPhone 6, the rounded edges give an appearance of the iPad mini, but thinner, without the angled-edges of the present iPhone 5S.

๐ŸŽ The larger 5.5″ model is said to be 7.5 millimeters thick, which would be the same as the iPad Air. This thinness would reportedly may require the rear iSight camera to protrude slightly from the case, much like with the fifth-generation iPod nano. Last year the Apple had to revise its “thinness” from 7.0mm to 7.5mm to avoid the slight protrusion.

๐ŸŽ Macotakara, sourced for the story above, has a respectable track record in “predicting” Apple’s future iPhone plans. Last year, Macotakara revealed
(A) the 2013 iPhone lineup would come in a new range of colors, and it was also
(B) the first to claim that the iPhone 5s would feature a dual LED flash for more natural looking photos, and was
(C) the first to state that the new pill-shaped flash module would be accompanied by a
(D) the circular rear-facing microphone located between the flash and the iSight camera lens.

๐ŸŽ The anticipated larger iPhone is rumored to be a high-end iPhone 5c, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will continue to have a plastic back, as the iPod nano achieves its colors with anodized aluminum. The new models are apparently a cross between the design of the iPhone 5c and the seventh-generation iPod nano. According to the source, the new larger iPhone won’t be a replacement for the existing iPhone 5c, but will be akin to a higher-end model.

๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 is going be a really Big launch this year. Apple will finally offer, its reported, a bigger display to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S5 and other flagship Android phones and phablets.

๐ŸŽ It’s not that Apple’s iPhone underperforms in any measure, its strictly that 69% of Existing iPhone Users desire a Larger Display, self included. In anticipation of this huge anticipated demand, Apple has reportedly ordered 90 million iPhone 6 units from Foxconn.

๐ŸŽ News is picking up momentum and spreading like a viral disease, as a new report indicates that the iPhone 5Cโ€™s sales failure could move-up the Release Date of the iPhone 6, to a date earlier in 2014, than initially anticipated. Of course, only Apple knows, everyone else is guessing, and extrapolating.

๐ŸŽ One thing for sure, Apple will release the iPhone 6, when its ready for a huge release. Since Apple’s release of the 5S and 5C simultaneously with a 9 Million release-weekend, Apple will surely be capable of having 15 Million of the iPhone 6 models available for its opening Weekend.

๐ŸŽ According to the Australian rendition of the International Business Times, thereโ€™s a brand new report that has come fast and furious out of DigiTimes, indicating that there are more than a million iPhone 5C handsets sitting on retail and ISP’s shelves the around the world world, where Apple is having trouble designing a plan to move these units economically for the delivery source and Apple’s balance sheet.

๐ŸŽ As noted by IBTโ€ฆ โ€œSome consumers believed iPhone 5C failed to prove that it is a cheap iOS device. But the tables could turn when carriers and retailers drop the existing prices to clear the remaining inventory once the iPhone 6 will be released.โ€

๐ŸŽ The 5C issue (this is a media-invented issue) could spell big trouble for Apple if the iPhone 5C proves to be a hamper in their profit-stride and the “Wall Street Expectations game.” One Duck writes an absurd story and the rest of the Quacks repeat it. (Take a look at an Article I’ve written regarding what I believe is an iPhone 5C success story http://tiny.cc/e5jhdx) However, Apple could “make up for the 5C matter” with very strong quarterly sales by the release of an Exciting iPhone 6, particularly if Apple gets to or Close to a 5″ Display combined with the very successful and popular golden iPhone 5S.

๐ŸŽ iPhone is due to be released later this year. The iPhone 6 seemingly will be packed with amazing features that will make it fly-off the shelves.

๐ŸŽ Several innovative features are likely to set-up the iPhone 6 as the new Leader in the smartphones market, significantly outperforming (Galaxy’s S5 a similar dud as was Apple’s 5C) along any other releases from its competitors coming out the next few months.

๐ŸŽ Since even Samsung being disappointed with the apparent “flop” of the Galaxy S5, this leaves the “Door Wide Open” for Apple to capture a relatively large number of folks ready to migrate from Android.

๐ŸŽ Rumors have it that Apple is going for a wider and bigger display for the new iPhone 6. But thatโ€™s not the only thing thatโ€™s changing. Apple now has a new patent called โ€˜Systems and Methods for Preventing Light Guide Plate Scratching Artifactsโ€˜ which leads us to believe that the iPhone 6 display technology will be truly innovative.

๐ŸŽ Apple has stated that iPhone 6 will probably have “the most gorgeous display rendering ever in a mobile device.” Not only will it look modern and chic but the screen may come with a neat protection layer.

๐ŸŽ It looks like the Retina display panel will be replaced with Quantum Dot technology which will come with sharper, crisper colors and improved brightness renditions.

๐ŸŽ Knowing how important battery life is, apparently, iPhone 6 will come equipped with a battery that not only will it last longer and give users longer talk-time, but will also feature a source of energy that will replenish its electrical power very quickly.

๐ŸŽ There have also been rumors about wireless charging, no need to elaborate on what a great feature would that be and how iPhone 6 would become the publicโ€™s favorite. Wireless Charging typically means that the device (the iPhone) would have a flat-thin-coil inside the rear cover.

๐ŸŽ If you placed the iPhone onto a charger-platform, alternating current is electro-magnetically transmitted through the rear cover, “exciting” the internal flat-thin-coil. This energy is then converted into DC, direct current, which is managed and stored into the LiON battery. You may recall the Palm-PRE had this capability a decade ago. The charging platform and the iPhone could have internal ceramic magnets to that the iPhone is held in position on the “charger.”

๐ŸŽ Wi-Fi signal improvements with the famous 802.11ac (a/k/a 5G WiFi) offering break-neck speed, and longer connectivity range, is rumored to be featured on the new iPhone 6. If this is true, users will be able to download or stream HD films in a matter of seconds even for very large HDTV video movie files. Gigabit speed equates to roughly 250,000,000 bYtes per second.

๐ŸŽ In perspective, a typical 8 mega-pixel camera captures that have a file size of 5 Mega bYtes, thats a 5,000,000 byte file size. An iPhone that can transmit or receive data at Gigabit speeds, means that one could upload (or download) 50 full resolution images in ONE second. One one could download a full-length, 2 hour High Definition Movie in about 15 seconds.

๐ŸŽ By design, 802.11ac is intended to operate only in the 5 GHz band. This avoids much of the interference at 2.4 GHz, including Bluetooth headsets, microwave ovens, and provides a strong incentive for users to upgrade their mobile devices to be dual band so that the 5 GHz band is more universally usable. This choice also streamlines the IEEE process by avoiding the possibility of contention between 802.11 and 802.15 proponents.

๐ŸŽ Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless, at $189 these new Routers handle 5G. RT-AC66U offers very fast Wi-Fi on the 5GHz frequency band, both with Wireless-N clients and AC clients. In fact it’s the fastest of the few 802.11ac routers currently available on the market. The router also has very good range and its USB ports provide more than just the support for external storage and printers.

๐ŸŽ To put Apple’s reported order in perspective, the Apple sold 51 million iPhones during its fiscal quarter ending Dec. 28th, 2013. Apple is anticipating a very large a leap in sales.

๐ŸŽ The iPhone 6 may be fitted with a super-strong Sapphire crystal display, a more advanced camera, lens, image stabilization, an f2.0 aperture, and perhaps wireless charging. In addition, there are rumors that the iPhone 6 will feature a faster new A8 chip with a quad-core CPU and graphics.

๐ŸŽ According to a Citigroup Global-Markets analyst, cited by the Commercial Times in China, Apple’s smartphone shipments are expected to rise a whopping 23% in 2014, compared to 13% increase in sales last year.

๐ŸŽ IMHO if Apple delivers the iPhone 6 with a Display that contains a meaningful increase to 4.75" or 5.0" Apple iPhone will sell in huge numbers.

๐ŸŽ Overall, analysts in IDC predict that smartphone growth will slow somewhat in 2014 to 19.3% growth, down from 39.2% growth factor in 2013.

๐ŸŽ The reason: average smartphone prices keep dropping, as demand shifts to China. In other words, the iPhone 6 will likely be a huge seller, helping it stay ahead of the industry average in terms of growth and profitability.

๐ŸŽ Note that Galaxy S5 was a big flop, disappointing users, investors, and Samsung, as demand for Samsung’s newest offering was not very exciting. If the iPhone goes to a 5" display its Demand will Explode.


๐ŸŽTo View Apple’s 10Q Quarterly Report:

http://tiny.cc/szrvex




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AppleCare+ Promoting Membership by Adding a 60-Day-Window to Sign-Up : $99 for 2 Years : IMHO Everyone Should Have AppleCare+ ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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โ˜… AppleCare+ is a premium warranty service for iPhone and iPad owners, providing warranty support and accidental damage coverage for two years from the date of device purchase.

โ˜… AppleCare+ costs $99 for two years of coverage, and includes two accidental damage replacements that cost $49 per incident for the iPad and $79 per incident for the iPhone.

โ˜… AppleCare+ internationally now services approximately 30 million subscribers and has generated more than $2,000,000,000 in revenues (that’s $2 Billion) since AppleCare was introduction in 2011. Using the $99 cost, this equates to 20,202,000 iDevices under AppleCare since its 2011 introduction.

โ˜… AppleCare+ Promoting Membership by Adding a 60-Day-Window to Sign-Up : $99 for 2 Years :

โ˜… IMHO Everyone Should Have AppleCare+ to protect your $750 iPhone with the 64GB memory option. You may be receiving a $450 subsidy from AT&T for example with a 2 year contract.

โ˜… However, if you damage it beyond repair, drop it in the pool, sink, or beach, AT&T will not give you another one until the 2 years is completed. AppleCare+ only costs $99/2years + $79 for the copay.

โ˜… The $79 copay is much less costly than paying another $750. plus you get two opportunities for replacements. That’s $260 for Two New iPhone replacements within 2 years, if you are “Accident Prone.”

โ˜… Apple as of today, July 1, 2014, revised its AppleCare+ support service, lengthening the time new iPhone and iPad owners have to purchase the protection plan from the previous 30-day window to an extended 60-days.

โ˜… The new 60-day AppleCare+ option is available both in store and online in all AppleCare+ regions, with the exception of Japan which still offers the original 30-day window, reports 9to5Mac

โ˜… Apple anticipates that these changes with other other future improvements will increase the adoption rate of AppleCare+.

โ˜… To compete with carrier and insurance options, Apple may improve its insurance plans for the iPhone as well as expand AppleCare+ internationally beyond its current coverage regions.

โ˜… AppleCare+ now services approximately 30 million subscribers globally, and has generated more than $2,000,000,000 in revenue since AppleCare was introduction in 2011.

โ˜… In simple terms one may buy AppleCare+ concurrently with buying their iPhone for $99 for example, or within 60 days of the iPhone purchase.

โ˜… AppleCare+ provides 2-years of tech support, Plus 2-years of Accident Coverage, Plus 2-years of Warranty for any causality or failure that your iPhone may encounter. However, you must bring the iPhone back to the store to get a replacement or repair. Even if the iPhone is in many pieces, you must bring the iPhone back to the Apple Store, even if inserted into a zip-lock-bag if necessary.

โ˜… If the iPhone is beyond in-Store repair Apple will replace it immediately with your co-Payment of $79 (or $49 co-Payment for iPad AppleCare+). The AppleCare+ subscriber may obtain two replacements over the 2-year period, making co-Payments as mentioned.


โ˜… For those that like to read the fine-print here is the Plan:

https://www.apple.com/legal/sales-support/applecare/appforiphonenaen.html


1. The Plan. This service contract governs the hardware service and technical support provided to you by Apple under the above-mentioned plan (the โ€œPlanโ€) for the Apple branded product and the accessories contained in its original packaging (โ€œCovered Equipmentโ€) listed on your proof of coverage document (โ€œPlan Confirmationโ€).

2. When Coverage Begins and Ends.

Coverage begins when you purchase the Plan and ends on the date specified in your Plan Confirmation (โ€œCoverage Periodโ€). To obtain your Plan Confirmation, register your Covered Equipment and your Planโ€™s registration number (โ€œPlan Agreement Numberโ€) with Apple. If auto-registration is available, your original sales receipt will be your Plan Confirmation. The terms of this Plan, the original sales receipt for your Plan and the Plan Confirmation are each part of your service contract. The price of the Plan is contained in the original sales receipt. The hardware service and technical support coverage provided by the Plan is additional to the coverage provided by the manufacturerโ€™s hardware warranty and complimentary technical support.

3. What is Covered?

3.1 Hardware Service

If during the Coverage Period, you submit a valid claim by notifying Apple that (i) a defect in materials and workmanship has arisen in the Covered Equipment or, (ii) the capacity of the covered iPhone battery to hold an electrical charge has depleted fifty (50%) percent or more from its original specifications, Apple will either (a) repair the defect at no charge, using new or refurbished parts that are equivalent to new in performance and reliability, or (b) exchange the Covered Equipment with a replacement product that is new or equivalent to new in performance and reliability, and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product. If Apple exchanges the Covered Equipment, the original product becomes Appleโ€™s property and the replacement product is your property, with coverage for the remaining period of the Plan.

3.2 Technical Support

During the Coverage Period, Apple will provide you with access to telephone and web-based technical support resources. Technical support may include assistance with installation, launch, configuration, troubleshooting, and recovery (except for data recovery), including storing, retrieving, and managing files; interpreting system error messages; and determining when hardware service is required. Apple will provide support for the then-current version of the supported software, and the prior Major Release. For purposes of this section, “Major Release” means a significant version of software that is commercially released by Apple in a release number format such as “1.0″ or “2.0″ and which is not in beta or pre-release form. The scope of technical support provided to you will vary according to your Plan.

3.3 Scope of Technical Support

Under the Plan, Apple will provide technical support for the Covered Equipment, iPhone OS (โ€œiOSโ€) and software applications that are pre-installed with the Covered Equipment (both referred to as “Consumer Software”) and connectivity issues between the Covered Equipment and a โ€œSupported Computerโ€, meaning a computer that meets the Covered Equipmentโ€™s connectivity specifications and runs an operating system that is supported by the Covered Equipment.

4. What is not Covered?

4.1 Hardware Service. Apple may restrict service to the Covered Equipmentโ€™s original Country of Purchase. The Plan does not apply to:

(i) Installation, removal or disposal of the Covered Equipment, or provision of equipment while the Covered Equipment is being serviced;

(ii) Damage caused by (a) a product that is not the Covered Equipment, (b) accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external causes, (c) operating the Covered Equipment outside the permitted or intended uses described by the manufacturer, or (d) service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (โ€œAASPโ€);

(iii) Covered Equipment with a serial number that has been altered, defaced or removed, or has been modified to alter its functionality or capability without the written permission of the manufacturer;

(iv) Covered Equipment that has been lost or stolen. This Plan only covers Covered Equipment that is returned to Apple in its entirety;

(v) Cosmetic damage to the Covered Equipment including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports;

(vi) Preventative maintenance on the Covered Equipment; or

(vii) Defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to normal aging of the product.

4.2 Technical Support. The Plan does not include:

(i) Your use of the iOS and Consumer Software as server-based applications;

(ii) Issues that could be resolved by upgrading software to the then current version;

(iii) Third-party products or their effects on or interactions with the Covered Equipment, the iOS or Consumer Software;

(iv) Your use of a computer or operating system that is unrelated to Consumer Software or connectivity issues with the Covered Equipment;

(v) Apple software other than the iOS or Consumer Software, as covered under the Plan;

(vi) iOS software or any Apple-branded software designated as โ€œbetaโ€, โ€œprerelease,โ€ or โ€œpreviewโ€ or similarly labeled software; or

(vii) Damage to, or loss of any software or data residing or recorded on the Covered Equipment. Recovery and reinstallation of software programs and user data are not covered under this Plan.

5. How to Obtain Service and Support?

You may obtain hardware services and technical support by accessing the Apple website (www.apple.com/support) or calling the telephone number listed below. If calling, an Apple technical support representative will answer, request your Plan Agreement Number or Covered Equipment serial number, before providing assistance. Keep your Plan Confirmation document and the original sales receipt for your Covered Equipment and your Plan, as it will be required if there is any question as to your productโ€™s eligibility for coverage.

6. Hardware Service Options.

6.1 Apple will provide hardware services through one or more of the following options:

(i) Carry-in service. Carry-in service is available for most Covered Equipment. Return the Covered Equipment to an Apple-owned retail store location or an AASP offering carry-in service. Service will be performed at the location, or the store may send the Covered Equipment to an Apple repair service (โ€œARSโ€) location to be repaired. Once you are notified that service is complete, you will promptly retrieve the Covered Equipment.

(ii) Mail-in service. Direct mail-in service is available for most Covered Equipment. If Apple determines that your Covered Equipment is eligible for mail-in service, Apple will send you prepaid way bills (and if you no longer have the original packaging, packaging material) and you will ship the Covered Equipment to an ARS location in accordance with Appleโ€™s instructions. Once service is complete, the Apple repair service location will return the Covered Equipment to you. Apple will pay for shipping to and from your location if all instructions are followed.

(iii) Express replacement or do-it-yourself (โ€œDIYโ€) parts service. Express replacement is available for certain Covered Equipment products, and DIY parts service is available for many Covered Equipment parts or accessories, allowing you to service your own product. If express replacement or DIY parts service is available in the circumstances, the following process will apply.

(a) Service where Apple requires return of the replaced product or part. Apple may require a credit card authorization as security for the retail price of the replacement product or part and applicable shipping costs. If you are unable to provide credit card authorization, service may not be available to you and Apple will offer alternative arrangements for service. Apple will ship a replacement product or part to you with installation instructions, if applicable, and any requirements for the return of the replaced product or part. If you follow the instructions, Apple will cancel the credit card authorization, so you will not be charged for the product or part and shipping to and from your location. If you fail to return the replaced product or part as instructed or return a replaced product or part that is ineligible for service, Apple will charge the credit card for the authorized amount.

(b) Service where Apple does not require return of the replaced product or part. Apple will ship you free of charge a replacement product or part accompanied by instructions on installation, if applicable, and any requirements for the disposal of the replaced product or part.

(c) Apple is not responsible for any labor costs you incur relating to express replacement or DIY parts service. Should you require further assistance, contact Apple at the telephone number listed below.

6.2 Apple reserves the right to change the method by which Apple may provide repair or replacement service to you, and your Covered Equipmentโ€™s eligibility to receive a particular method of service. Service will be limited to the options available in the country where service is requested. Service options, parts availability and response times may vary according to country. You may be responsible for shipping and handling charges if the Covered Equipment cannot be serviced in the country it is in. If you seek service in a country that is not the country of purchase, you will comply with all applicable import and export laws and regulations and be responsible for all custom duties, V.A.T. and other associated taxes and charges. For international service, Apple may repair or exchange defective products and parts with comparable products and parts that comply with local standards.

7. Your Responsibilities

To receive service or support under the Plan, you agree to comply with the following:

(i) Provide your Plan Agreement Number and a copy of your Planโ€™s original proof of purchase, if requested;

(ii) Provide information about the symptoms and causes of the issues with the Covered Equipment;

(iii) Respond to requests for information, including but not limited to the Covered Equipment serial number, model, version of the operating system and software installed, any peripherals devices connected or installed on the Covered Equipment, any error messages displayed, actions taken before the Covered Equipment experienced the issue and steps taken to resolve the issue;

(iv) Follow instructions Apple gives you, including but not limited to refraining from sending Apple products and accessories that are not subject to repair or replacement service and packing the Covered Equipment in accordance with shipping instructions;

(v) Update software to currently published releases prior to seeking service; and

(vi) Make sure to backup software and data residing on the Covered Equipment. DURING APP FOR IPHONE SERVICE, APPLE WILL DELETE THE CONTENTS OF THE IPHONE AND REFORMAT THE STORAGE MEDIA. Apple will return your iPhone or provide a replacement iPhone as the iPhone was originally configured, subject to applicable updates. Apple may install iOS updates as part of hardware service that will prevent the iPhone from reverting to an earlier version of the iOS. Third party applications installed on the iPhone may not be compatible or work with the iPhone as a result of the iOS update. You will be responsible for reinstalling all other software programs, data and passwords.

8. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, APPLE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA OR THE FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA, ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, RESULTING FROM APPLEโ€™S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS PLAN. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LIMIT OF APPLE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTโ€™S LIABILITY TO YOU AND ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER ARISING UNDER THE PLAN SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ORIGINAL PRICE PAID FOR THE PLAN. APPLE SPECIFICALLY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (i) IT WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE COVERED EQUIPMENT WITHOUT RISK TO OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR DATA, (ii) IT WILL MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA, OR (iii) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

FOR CONSUMERS IN JURISDICTIONS WHO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OR REGULATIONS, THE BENEFITS CONFERRED BY THIS PLAN ARE IN ADDITION TO ALL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER SUCH LAWS AND REGULATIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT LIABILITY UNDER SUCH LAWS AND REGULATIONS MAY BE LIMITED, APPLEโ€™S LIABILITY IS LIMITED, AT ITS SOLE OPTION, TO REPLACE OR REPAIR OF THE COVERED EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLY OF THE SERVICE. SOME STATES OR PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. Cancellation

You may cancel this Plan at any time for any reason. If you decide to cancel either call Apple at the telephone number below, or send or fax written notice with your Plan Agreement Number to AppleCare Administration, P.O. Box 149125, Austin, TX 78714-9125, U.S. (fax number 916-405-3973). A copy of the Planโ€™s original proof of purchase must accompany your notice. Unless local law provides otherwise, if you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Planโ€™s purchase, or receipt of these Terms and Conditions, whichever occurs later, you will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days after your receipt of this Plan, you will receive a pro rata refund of the original purchase price, based on the percentage of unexpired Coverage Period from the Planโ€™s date of purchase, less (a) a cancellation fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars or ten percent (10%) of the pro-rata amount, whichever is less, and (b) the value of any service provided to you under the Plan. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may cancel this Plan for fraud or material misrepresentation. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may also cancel this plan if service parts for the Covered Equipment become unavailable, upon thirty (30) daysโ€™ prior written notice. If Apple cancels this Plan for the unavailability of service parts, you will receive a pro-rata refund for the Planโ€™s unexpired term.

10. Transfer of Plan

(i) With Transfer of Covered Equipment to New Owner. Subject to the restrictions set forth below, you may make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your rights under the Plan to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer includes the original Proof of Purchase, the Plan’s Confirmation and all of the Plan’s packaging material, including printed materials and these Terms and Conditions; (b) you notify Apple of the transfer by sending, faxing or e-mailing notice of transfer to Apple Inc., ATTN: Agreement Administration, MS: 217-AC, 2511 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758, U.S., fax number 916-405-3655 or agmts_transfer@apple.com, respectively, and (c) the party receiving the Plan accepts the Terms and Conditions of the Plan. When notifying Apple of the transfer of the Plan, you must provide the Plan Agreement Number, the serial numbers of the Covered Equipment being transferred, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the new owner.

(ii) With Transfer From Original Covered Equipment to New Covered Equipment. You may make a one time, permanent transfer of the coverage under the Plan to a new Apple product that is owned and purchased by you within thirty (30) days of the Covered Equipment purchase. The new product must be eligible for coverage under the Plan and at the time of transfer both products must be covered under the manufacturerโ€™s one (1) year limited warranty. Apple will issue a Plan Confirmation for the new product, which will then become the Covered Equipment. When notifying Apple of the transfer, you must provide the Plan Agreement Number, the serial numbers and Proof of Purchase of the products being transferred by sending or faxing, where available, notice of transfer to Apple as set forth in the section immediately above.

11. General Terms

(i) Apple may subcontract or assign performance of its obligations to third parties but shall not be relieved of its obligations to you in doing so.

(ii) Apple is not responsible for any failures or delays in performing under the Plan that are due to events outside Appleโ€™s reasonable control.

(iii) You are not required to perform preventative maintenance on the Covered Equipment to receive service under the Plan.

(iv) This Plan is offered and valid only in the fifty states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia and Canada. This Plan is not offered to persons who have not reached the age of majority. This Plan may not be available in all states, and is not available where prohibited by law.

(v) In carrying out its obligations Apple may, at its discretion and solely for the purposes of monitoring the quality of Appleโ€™s response, record part or all of the calls between you and Apple.

(vi) You agree that any information or data disclosed to Apple under this Plan is not confidential or proprietary to you. Furthermore, you agree that Apple may collect and process data on your behalf when it provides service. This may include transferring your data to affiliated companies or service providers in accordance with the Apple Customer Privacy Policy.

(vii) Apple has security measures, which should protect your data against unauthorized access or disclosure as well as unlawful destruction. You will be responsible for the instructions you give to Apple regarding the processing of data, and Apple will seek to comply with those instructions as reasonably necessary for the performance of the service and support obligations under the Plan. If you do not agree with the above or if you have questions regarding how your data may be impacted by being processed in this way, contact Apple at the telephone numbers provided.

(viii) Apple will protect your information in accordance with Apple Customer Privacy Policy available at URL http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy. If you wish to have access to the information that Apple holds concerning you or if you want to make changes, access URL http://www.apple.com/contact/myinfo to update your personal contact preferences or you may contact Apple at URL http://www.apple.com/privacy/contact.

(ix) The terms of the Plan, including the original sales receipt of the Plan and the Plan Confirmation, prevail over any conflicting, additional, or other terms of any purchase order or other document, and constitute your and Appleโ€™s entire understanding with respect to the Plan.

(x) You must purchase and register the Plan while your Apple-branded iPhone is within Appleโ€™s One Year Limited warranty. Apple is not obligated to renew this Plan. If Apple does offer a renewal, it will determine the price and terms.

(xi) There is no informal dispute settlement process available under this Plan.

(xii) For Plans sold in the United States, โ€œAppleโ€ is AppleCare Service Company, Inc. an Arizona corporation with its registered office at c/o CT Corporation System, 2394 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, doing business in the state of Texas as Apple CSC, Inc., and the obligations of such Plans are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider, AppleCare Service Company, Inc.

(xiii) The Administrator for Plans sold in the United States is Apple Inc. (the โ€œAdministratorโ€), a California corporation with its registered office at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014. The Administrator is responsible for the collection and transfer to AppleCare Service Company, Inc. of the purchase price for the Plan and for the administration of claims under the Plan.

(xiv) Except where prohibited by law, the laws of the State of California govern Plans purchased in the United States. If the laws of any jurisdiction where this Plan is purchased are inconsistent with these terms, including the jurisdictions of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the laws of that jurisdiction will control.

(xv) Support services under this Plan may be available in English only.

(xvi) There is no deductible payment due in respect of a claim made under this Plan.

(xvii) The Plan will not be cancelled due to pre-existing conditions in the Covered Equipment that are eligible for service under the Plan.

12. Country, Province and State Variations

The following country, province and state variations will control if inconsistent with any other provisions of this Plan:

12.1 Canada

For Plans sold in Canada, โ€œAppleโ€ is Apple Canada Inc.

Quebec Residents

The laws of the Province of Quebec will govern this Plan and any disputes arising under it. The section โ€œLimitation of Liabilityโ€ is not applicable to residents of Quebec.

12.2 United States

Alabama, California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wyoming Residents

If you cancel this Plan pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, and we fail to refund the purchase price to you within thirty (30) days for California, New York, Missouri and Washington residents, within forty-five (45) days for Alabama, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming residents, and within sixty (60) days for New Mexico residents, we are required to pay you a penalty of 10% per month for the unpaid amount due and owing to you. The right to cancel and receive this penalty payment only applies to the original owner of the Agreement and may not be transferred or assigned. The obligations of the provider under this service contract are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider, AppleCare Service Company, Inc.

California Residents

If you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Plan receipt, you will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan.

Colorado Residents

Notice: This Plan is subject to the Colorado Consumer Protection Act or the Unfair Practices Act, Articles 1 and 2 of Title 6, CRS.

Connecticut Residents

The expiration date of the Plan will automatically be extended by the period that the Covered Equipment is in Appleโ€™s custody while being serviced. Resolution of Disputes: Disputes may be resolved by arbitration. Unresolved disputes or complaints may be mailed, with a copy of this Plan, to State of Connecticut, Insurance Dept., P.O. Box 816, Hartford, CT 06142-0846, Attn: Consumer Affairs.

Florida Residents

The laws of the State of Florida will govern this Plan and any disputes arising under it. The rate charged for the contract is not subject to regulation by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Michigan Residents

If performance of the service contract is interrupted because of a strike or work stoppage at the company’s place of business, the effective period of the service contract shall be extended for the period of the strike or work stoppage.

Nevada Residents

Cancellations: No Plan that has been in effect for at least 70 days may be canceled by the provider before the expiration of the agreed term or one year after the effective date of the Plan, whichever occurs first, except on the following grounds:

a. Failure by the holder to pay an amount due;

b. Conviction of the holder of a crime which results in an increase in the service required;

c. Discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation by the holder in obtaining the Plan, or in presenting a claim for service thereunder;

d. Discovery of an act or omission by the holder, or a violation by the holder of any condition of the Plan, which occurred after the effective date of the Plan and which substantially and materially increases the service required under the Plan;

e. A material change in the nature or extent of the required service or repair which occurs after the effective date of the Plan and which causes the required service or repair to be substantially and materially increased beyond that contemplated at the time that the Plan was issued or sold.

Grounds for cancellation; date cancellation effective. No cancellation of a service contract may become effective until at least 15 days after the notice of cancellation is mailed to the holder.

Cancellation of contract; Refund of purchase price; cancellation fee.

(i) If Apple cancels this Plan, Apple shall refund to Nevada consumers the portion of the purchase price that is unearned. Apple may deduct any outstanding balance on your account from the amount of the purchase price that is unearned when calculating the amount of the refund. If Apple cancels a contract pursuant to NRS 690C.270, it may not impose a cancellation fee.

How Consumer Rights Affect this Plan

FOR CONSUMERS IN JURISDICTIONS WHO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OR REGULATIONS, THE BENEFITS CONFERRED BY THE ABOVE MENTIONED PLAN ARE IN ADDITION TO ALL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER SUCH LAWS AND REGULATIONS. NOTHING IN THIS PLAN SHALL PREJUDICE CONSUMER RIGHTS GRANTED BY APPLICABLE MANDATORY LAWS, INCLUDING CONSUMERโ€™S RIGHT TO THE REMEDIES UNDER STATUTORY WARRANTY LAW AND TO SEEK DAMAGES IN THE EVENT OF TOTAL OR PARTIAL NON-PERFORMANCE OR INADEQUATE PERFORMANCE BY APPLE OF ANY OF ITS CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.

1. The Plan. This service contract governs the hardware service and technical support provided to you by Apple under the above-mentioned plan (the โ€œPlanโ€) for the Apple branded product and the accessories contained in its original packaging (โ€œCovered Equipmentโ€) listed on your proof of coverage document (โ€œPlan Confirmationโ€).

2. When Coverage Begins and Ends.

Coverage begins when you purchase the Plan and ends on the date specified in your Plan Confirmation (โ€œCoverage Periodโ€). To obtain your Plan Confirmation, register your Covered Equipment and your Planโ€™s registration number (โ€œPlan Agreement Numberโ€) with Apple. If auto-registration is available, your original sales receipt will be your Plan Confirmation. The terms of this Plan, the original sales receipt for your Plan and the Plan Confirmation are each part of your service contract. The price of the Plan is contained in the original sales receipt. The hardware service and technical support coverage provided by the Plan is additional to the coverage provided by the manufacturerโ€™s hardware warranty and complimentary technical support.

3. What is Covered?

3.1 Hardware Service

If during the Coverage Period, you submit a valid claim by notifying Apple that (i) a defect in materials and workmanship has arisen in the Covered Equipment or, (ii) the capacity of the covered iPhone battery to hold an electrical charge has depleted fifty (50%) percent or more from its original specifications, Apple will either (a) repair the defect at no charge, using new or refurbished parts that are equivalent to new in performance and reliability, or (b) exchange the Covered Equipment with a replacement product that is new or equivalent to new in performance and reliability, and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product. If Apple exchanges the Covered Equipment, the original product becomes Appleโ€™s property and the replacement product is your property, with coverage for the remaining period of the Plan.

3.2 Technical Support

During the Coverage Period, Apple will provide you with access to telephone and web-based technical support resources. Technical support may include assistance with installation, launch, configuration, troubleshooting, and recovery (except for data recovery), including storing, retrieving, and managing files; interpreting system error messages; and determining when hardware service is required. Apple will provide support for the then-current version of the supported software, and the prior Major Release. For purposes of this section, “Major Release” means a significant version of software that is commercially released by Apple in a release number format such as “1.0″ or “2.0″ and which is not in beta or pre-release form. The scope of technical support provided to you will vary according to your Plan.

3.3 Scope of Technical Support

Under the Plan, Apple will provide technical support for the Covered Equipment, iPhone OS (โ€œiOSโ€) and software applications that are pre-installed with the Covered Equipment (both referred to as “Consumer Software”) and connectivity issues between the Covered Equipment and a โ€œSupported Computerโ€, meaning a computer that meets the Covered Equipmentโ€™s connectivity specifications and runs an operating system that is supported by the Covered Equipment.

4. What is not Covered?

4.1 Hardware Service. Apple may restrict service to the Covered Equipmentโ€™s original Country of Purchase. The Plan does not apply to:

(i) Installation, removal or disposal of the Covered Equipment, or provision of equipment while the Covered Equipment is being serviced;

(ii) Damage caused by (a) a product that is not the Covered Equipment, (b) accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external causes, (c) operating the Covered Equipment outside the permitted or intended uses described by the manufacturer, or (d) service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (โ€œAASPโ€);

(iii) Covered Equipment with a serial number that has been altered, defaced or removed, or has been modified to alter its functionality or capability without the written permission of the manufacturer;

(iv) Covered Equipment that has been lost or stolen. This Plan only covers Covered Equipment that is returned to Apple in its entirety;

(v) Cosmetic damage to the Covered Equipment including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports;

(vi) Preventative maintenance on the Covered Equipment; or

(vii) Defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to normal aging of the product.

4.2 Technical Support. The Plan does not include:

(i) Your use of the iOS and Consumer Software as server-based applications;

(ii) Issues that could be resolved by upgrading software to the then current version;

(iii) Third-party products or their effects on or interactions with the Covered Equipment, the iOS or Consumer Software;

(iv) Your use of a computer or operating system that is unrelated to Consumer Software or connectivity issues with the Covered Equipment;

(v) Apple software other than the iOS or Consumer Software, as covered under the Plan;

(vi) iOS software or any Apple-branded software designated as โ€œbetaโ€, โ€œprerelease,โ€ or โ€œpreviewโ€ or similarly labeled software; or

(vii) Damage to, or loss of any software or data residing or recorded on the Covered Equipment. Recovery and reinstallation of software programs and user data are not covered under this Plan.

5. How to Obtain Service and Support?

You may obtain hardware services and technical support by accessing the Apple website (www.apple.com/support) or calling the telephone number listed below. If calling, an Apple technical support representative will answer, request your Plan Agreement Number or Covered Equipment serial number, before providing assistance. Keep your Plan Confirmation document and the original sales receipt for your Covered Equipment and your Plan, as it will be required if there is any question as to your productโ€™s eligibility for coverage.

6. Hardware Service Options.

6.1 Apple will provide hardware services through one or more of the following options:

(i) Carry-in service. Carry-in service is available for most Covered Equipment. Return the Covered Equipment to an Apple-owned retail store location or an AASP offering carry-in service. Service will be performed at the location, or the store may send the Covered Equipment to an Apple repair service (โ€œARSโ€) location to be repaired. Once you are notified that service is complete, you will promptly retrieve the Covered Equipment.

(ii) Mail-in service. Direct mail-in service is available for most Covered Equipment. If Apple determines that your Covered Equipment is eligible for mail-in service, Apple will send you prepaid way bills (and if you no longer have the original packaging, packaging material) and you will ship the Covered Equipment to an ARS location in accordance with Appleโ€™s instructions. Once service is complete, the Apple repair service location will return the Covered Equipment to you. Apple will pay for shipping to and from your location if all instructions are followed.

(iii) Express replacement or do-it-yourself (โ€œDIYโ€) parts service. Express replacement is available for certain Covered Equipment products, and DIY parts service is available for many Covered Equipment parts or accessories, allowing you to service your own product. If express replacement or DIY parts service is available in the circumstances, the following process will apply.

(a) Service where Apple requires return of the replaced product or part. Apple may require a credit card authorization as security for the retail price of the replacement product or part and applicable shipping costs. If you are unable to provide credit card authorization, service may not be available to you and Apple will offer alternative arrangements for service. Apple will ship a replacement product or part to you with installation instructions, if applicable, and any requirements for the return of the replaced product or part. If you follow the instructions, Apple will cancel the credit card authorization, so you will not be charged for the product or part and shipping to and from your location. If you fail to return the replaced product or part as instructed or return a replaced product or part that is ineligible for service, Apple will charge the credit card for the authorized amount.

(b) Service where Apple does not require return of the replaced product or part. Apple will ship you free of charge a replacement product or part accompanied by instructions on installation, if applicable, and any requirements for the disposal of the replaced product or part.

(c) Apple is not responsible for any labor costs you incur relating to express replacement or DIY parts service. Should you require further assistance, contact Apple at the telephone number listed below.

6.2 Apple reserves the right to change the method by which Apple may provide repair or replacement service to you, and your Covered Equipmentโ€™s eligibility to receive a particular method of service. Service will be limited to the options available in the country where service is requested. Service options, parts availability and response times may vary according to country. You may be responsible for shipping and handling charges if the Covered Equipment cannot be serviced in the country it is in. If you seek service in a country that is not the country of purchase, you will comply with all applicable import and export laws and regulations and be responsible for all custom duties, V.A.T. and other associated taxes and charges. For international service, Apple may repair or exchange defective products and parts with comparable products and parts that comply with local standards.

7. Your Responsibilities

To receive service or support under the Plan, you agree to comply with the following:

(i) Provide your Plan Agreement Number and a copy of your Planโ€™s original proof of purchase, if requested;

(ii) Provide information about the symptoms and causes of the issues with the Covered Equipment;

(iii) Respond to requests for information, including but not limited to the Covered Equipment serial number, model, version of the operating system and software installed, any peripherals devices connected or installed on the Covered Equipment, any error messages displayed, actions taken before the Covered Equipment experienced the issue and steps taken to resolve the issue;

(iv) Follow instructions Apple gives you, including but not limited to refraining from sending Apple products and accessories that are not subject to repair or replacement service and packing the Covered Equipment in accordance with shipping instructions;

(v) Update software to currently published releases prior to seeking service; and

(vi) Make sure to backup software and data residing on the Covered Equipment. DURING APP FOR IPHONE SERVICE, APPLE WILL DELETE THE CONTENTS OF THE IPHONE AND REFORMAT THE STORAGE MEDIA. Apple will return your iPhone or provide a replacement iPhone as the iPhone was originally configured, subject to applicable updates. Apple may install iOS updates as part of hardware service that will prevent the iPhone from reverting to an earlier version of the iOS. Third party applications installed on the iPhone may not be compatible or work with the iPhone as a result of the iOS update. You will be responsible for reinstalling all other software programs, data and passwords.

8. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, APPLE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA OR THE FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA, ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, RESULTING FROM APPLEโ€™S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS PLAN. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LIMIT OF APPLE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTโ€™S LIABILITY TO YOU AND ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER ARISING UNDER THE PLAN SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ORIGINAL PRICE PAID FOR THE PLAN. APPLE SPECIFICALLY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (i) IT WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE COVERED EQUIPMENT WITHOUT RISK TO OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR DATA, (ii) IT WILL MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA, OR (iii) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

FOR CONSUMERS IN JURISDICTIONS WHO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OR REGULATIONS, THE BENEFITS CONFERRED BY THIS PLAN ARE IN ADDITION TO ALL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER SUCH LAWS AND REGULATIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT LIABILITY UNDER SUCH LAWS AND REGULATIONS MAY BE LIMITED, APPLEโ€™S LIABILITY IS LIMITED, AT ITS SOLE OPTION, TO REPLACE OR REPAIR OF THE COVERED EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLY OF THE SERVICE. SOME STATES OR PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. Cancellation

You may cancel this Plan at any time for any reason. If you decide to cancel either call Apple at the telephone number below, or send or fax written notice with your Plan Agreement Number to AppleCare Administration, P.O. Box 149125, Austin, TX 78714-9125, U.S. (fax number 916-405-3973). A copy of the Planโ€™s original proof of purchase must accompany your notice. Unless local law provides otherwise, if you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Planโ€™s purchase, or receipt of these Terms and Conditions, whichever occurs later, you will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days after your receipt of this Plan, you will receive a pro rata refund of the original purchase price, based on the percentage of unexpired Coverage Period from the Planโ€™s date of purchase, less (a) a cancellation fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars or ten percent (10%) of the pro-rata amount, whichever is less, and (b) the value of any service provided to you under the Plan. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may cancel this Plan for fraud or material misrepresentation. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may also cancel this plan if service parts for the Covered Equipment become unavailable, upon thirty (30) daysโ€™ prior written notice. If Apple cancels this Plan for the unavailability of service parts, you will receive a pro-rata refund for the Planโ€™s unexpired term.

10. Transfer of Plan

(i) With Transfer of Covered Equipment to New Owner. Subject to the restrictions set forth below, you may make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your rights under the Plan to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer includes the original Proof of Purchase, the Plan’s Confirmation and all of the Plan’s packaging material, including printed materials and these Terms and Conditions; (b) you notify Apple of the transfer by sending, faxing or e-mailing notice of transfer to Apple Inc., ATTN: Agreement Administration, MS: 217-AC, 2511 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758, U.S., fax number 916-405-3655 or agmts_transfer@apple.com, respectively, and (c) the party receiving the Plan accepts the Terms and Conditions of the Plan. When notifying Apple of the transfer of the Plan, you must provide the Plan Agreement Number, the serial numbers of the Covered Equipment being transferred, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the new owner.

(ii) With Transfer From Original Covered Equipment to New Covered Equipment. You may make a one time, permanent transfer of the coverage under the Plan to a new Apple product that is owned and purchased by you within thirty (30) days of the Covered Equipment purchase. The new product must be eligible for coverage under the Plan and at the time of transfer both products must be covered under the manufacturerโ€™s one (1) year limited warranty. Apple will issue a Plan Confirmation for the new product, which will then become the Covered Equipment. When notifying Apple of the transfer, you must provide the Plan Agreement Number, the serial numbers and Proof of Purchase of the products being transferred by sending or faxing, where available, notice of transfer to Apple as set forth in the section immediately above.

11. General Terms

(i) Apple may subcontract or assign performance of its obligations to third parties but shall not be relieved of its obligations to you in doing so.

(ii) Apple is not responsible for any failures or delays in performing under the Plan that are due to events outside Appleโ€™s reasonable control.

(iii) You are not required to perform preventative maintenance on the Covered Equipment to receive service under the Plan.

(iv) This Plan is offered and valid only in the fifty states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia and Canada. This Plan is not offered to persons who have not reached the age of majority. This Plan may not be available in all states, and is not available where prohibited by law.

(v) In carrying out its obligations Apple may, at its discretion and solely for the purposes of monitoring the quality of Appleโ€™s response, record part or all of the calls between you and Apple.

(vi) You agree that any information or data disclosed to Apple under this Plan is not confidential or proprietary to you. Furthermore, you agree that Apple may collect and process data on your behalf when it provides service. This may include transferring your data to affiliated companies or service providers in accordance with the Apple Customer Privacy Policy.

(vii) Apple has security measures, which should protect your data against unauthorized access or disclosure as well as unlawful destruction. You will be responsible for the instructions you give to Apple regarding the processing of data, and Apple will seek to comply with those instructions as reasonably necessary for the performance of the service and support obligations under the Plan. If you do not agree with the above or if you have questions regarding how your data may be impacted by being processed in this way, contact Apple at the telephone numbers provided.

(viii) Apple will protect your information in accordance with Apple Customer Privacy Policy available at URL http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy. If you wish to have access to the information that Apple holds concerning you or if you want to make changes, access URL http://www.apple.com/contact/myinfo to update your personal contact preferences or you may contact Apple at URL http://www.apple.com/privacy/contact.

(ix) The terms of the Plan, including the original sales receipt of the Plan and the Plan Confirmation, prevail over any conflicting, additional, or other terms of any purchase order or other document, and constitute your and Appleโ€™s entire understanding with respect to the Plan.

(x) You must purchase and register the Plan while your Apple-branded iPhone is within Appleโ€™s One Year Limited warranty. Apple is not obligated to renew this Plan. If Apple does offer a renewal, it will determine the price and terms.

(xi) There is no informal dispute settlement process available under this Plan.

(xii) For Plans sold in the United States, โ€œAppleโ€ is AppleCare Service Company, Inc. an Arizona corporation with its registered office at c/o CT Corporation System, 2394 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, doing business in the state of Texas as Apple CSC, Inc., and the obligations of such Plans are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider, AppleCare Service Company, Inc.

(xiii) The Administrator for Plans sold in the United States is Apple Inc. (the โ€œAdministratorโ€), a California corporation with its registered office at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014. The Administrator is responsible for the collection and transfer to AppleCare Service Company, Inc. of the purchase price for the Plan and for the administration of claims under the Plan.

(xiv) Except where prohibited by law, the laws of the State of California govern Plans purchased in the United States. If the laws of any jurisdiction where this Plan is purchased are inconsistent with these terms, including the jurisdictions of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the laws of that jurisdiction will control.

(xv) Support services under this Plan may be available in English only.

(xvi) There is no deductible payment due in respect of a claim made under this Plan.

(xvii) The Plan will not be cancelled due to pre-existing conditions in the Covered Equipment that are eligible for service under the Plan.

12. Country, Province and State Variations

The following country, province and state variations will control if inconsistent with any other provisions of this Plan:

12.1 Canada

For Plans sold in Canada, โ€œAppleโ€ is Apple Canada Inc.

Quebec Residents

The laws of the Province of Quebec will govern this Plan and any disputes arising under it. The section โ€œLimitation of Liabilityโ€ is not applicable to residents of Quebec.

12.2 United States

Alabama, California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wyoming Residents

If you cancel this Plan pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, and we fail to refund the purchase price to you within thirty (30) days for California, New York, Missouri and Washington residents, within forty-five (45) days for Alabama, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming residents, and within sixty (60) days for New Mexico residents, we are required to pay you a penalty of 10% per month for the unpaid amount due and owing to you. The right to cancel and receive this penalty payment only applies to the original owner of the Agreement and may not be transferred or assigned. The obligations of the provider under this service contract are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider, AppleCare Service Company, Inc.

California Residents

If you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Plan receipt, you will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan.

Colorado Residents

Notice: This Plan is subject to the Colorado Consumer Protection Act or the Unfair Practices Act, Articles 1 and 2 of Title 6, CRS.

Connecticut Residents

The expiration date of the Plan will automatically be extended by the period that the Covered Equipment is in Appleโ€™s custody while being serviced. Resolution of Disputes: Disputes may be resolved by arbitration. Unresolved disputes or complaints may be mailed, with a copy of this Plan, to State of Connecticut, Insurance Dept., P.O. Box 816, Hartford, CT 06142-0846, Attn: Consumer Affairs.

Florida Residents

The laws of the State of Florida will govern this Plan and any disputes arising under it. The rate charged for the contract is not subject to regulation by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Michigan Residents

If performance of the service contract is interrupted because of a strike or work stoppage at the company’s place of business, the effective period of the service contract shall be extended for the period of the strike or work stoppage.

Nevada Residents

Cancellations: No Plan that has been in effect for at least 70 days may be canceled by the provider before the expiration of the agreed term or one year after the effective date of the Plan, whichever occurs first, except on the following grounds:

a. Failure by the holder to pay an amount due;

b. Conviction of the holder of a crime which results in an increase in the service required;

c. Discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation by the holder in obtaining the Plan, or in presenting a claim for service thereunder;

d. Discovery of an act or omission by the holder, or a violation by the holder of any condition of the Plan, which occurred after the effective date of the Plan and which substantially and materially increases the service required under the Plan;

e. A material change in the nature or extent of the required service or repair which occurs after the effective date of the Plan and which causes the required service or repair to be substantially and materially increased beyond that contemplated at the time that the Plan was issued or sold.

Grounds for cancellation; date cancellation effective. No cancellation of a service contract may become effective until at least 15 days after the notice of cancellation is mailed to the holder.

Cancellation of contract; Refund of purchase price; cancellation fee.

(i) If Apple cancels this Plan, Apple shall refund to Nevada consumers the portion of the purchase price that is unearned. Apple may deduct any outstanding balance on your account from the amount of the purchase price that is unearned when calculating the amount of the refund. If Apple cancels a contract pursuant to NRS 690C.270, it may not impose a cancellation fee.

(ii) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a Nevada resident who is the original purchaser of this Plan, who submits to Apple a request in writing to cancel the Plan in accordance with the terms of the Plan, shall receive a refund of the portion of the Planโ€™s purchase price that is unearned and Apple will not deduct the value of any service provided.

(iii) If you request the cancellation of this Plan after the first thirty (30) days of the Plan term, Apple may impose the cancellation fee described in the Plan, but will not deduct the value of any service provided.

(iv) When Apple calculates the amount of a refund pursuant to subsection (ii), it may deduct from the portion of the purchase price that is unearned: (a) any outstanding balance on the account; and (b) any cancellation fee imposed pursuant to this Plan.

AppleCare Service Company, Inc. backs this Plan for Nevada residents by its full faith and credit.

No prior approval for services or goods covered under the Plan is necessary.

New Hampshire Residents

In the event you do not receive satisfaction under this contract, you may contact the New Hampshire insurance department, by mail at State Of New Hampshire Insurance Department, 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 14,Concord NH 03301, or by telephone, via Consumer Assistance, at800-852-3416.

New Mexico Residents

Cancellations: No Plan that has been in effect for at least 70 days may be canceled by the provider before the expiration of the agreed term or one year after the effective date of the Plan, whichever occurs first, except on the following grounds:

a. Failure by the holder to pay an amount due;

b. Conviction of the holder of a crime which results in an increase in the service required;

c. Discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation by the holder in obtaining the Plan, or in presenting a claim for service thereunder;

d. Discovery of an act or omission by the holder, or a violation by the holder of any condition of the Plan, which occurred after the effective date of the Plan and which substantially and materially increases the service required under the Plan;

e. A material change in the nature or extent of the required service or repair which occurs after the effective date of the Plan and which causes the required service or repair to be substantially and materially increased beyond that contemplated at the time that the Plan was issued or sold.

North Carolina Residents

The purchase of this Plan is not required either to purchase or to obtain financing for computer equipment. Apple Inc. will not cancel this plan EXCEPT for failure to pay the purchase price for the Plan.

Oregon Residents

In the event you do not receive satisfaction under this contract, you may contact the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services by mail at the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Insurance Division, 350 Winter Street NE, Salem, OR 97301; or by telephone via Consumer Advocacy, at 888-877-4894.

South Carolina Residents

Unresolved complaints or Plan regulation questions may be addressed to the South Carolina Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 100105, Columbia, South Carolina 29202-3105, Tel: 1-800-768-3467.

Tennessee Residents

This Plan shall be extended as follows: (1) the number of days the consumer is deprived of the use of the product because the product is in repair; plus two (2) additional workdays.

Texas Residents

The provider may cancel this Plan with no prior notice for non-payment, misrepresentation or a substantial breach of a duty by the holder relating to the Covered Equipment or its use. Unresolved complaints or Contract regulation questions may be addressed to the TX Dept. of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711, U.S.

Wisconsin Residents

THIS WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO LIMITED REGULATION BY THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE.

If you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Planโ€™s purchase, or receipt of these Terms and Conditions, whichever occurs later, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days after your receipt of the Plan, you will receive a pro-rata refund of the original purchase price, based on the percentage of unexpired Coverage Period, less a cancellation fee of twenty-five ($25 USD) dollars or ten percent (10%) of the pro-rata amount, whichever is less. No deduction shall be made from the refund for the cost of any service received. Apple will not cancel this plan EXCEPT for failure to pay the purchase price for the plan. If Apple cancels the Plan, you will receive a pro-rata refund for the Planโ€™s unexpired term.

Wyoming Residents

If Apple cancels this Plan, Apple will mail to you written notice of the cancellation at your last known address contained in Appleโ€™s records no less than ten (10) days prior to the effective cancellation date. The prior written notice will contain the effective date of cancellation and the reasons for cancellation. Apple is not obligated to provide prior notice if cancellation is due to nonpayment of the Plan, a material misrepresentation by you to Apple, a substantial breach of your duties under the Plan or a substantial breach of your duties relating to the Covered Equipment or its use.

Disputes arising under this Plan may be settled in accordance with the Wyoming Arbitration Act.

Telephone Numbers
In the U.S: In Canada:
800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273) 800-263-3394
Seven days a week Seven days a week
8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. central time* 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. eastern time*

* Telephone numbers and hours of operation may vary and are subject to change. You can find the most up-to-date local and international contact information at http://www.apple.com/contact/phone_contacts.html. Toll-free numbers are not available in all countries.

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Happy Birthday iPhone – 7th Year Birthday on June 29, 2007 Exactly @ 6pm ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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๐ŸŽ The very first iPhone (iPhone 1) was unveiled to the Public on January 9, 2007, when Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage at the MACworld 2007 convention at the famous Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

๐ŸŽ The first iPhones went on sale at exactly 6PM local time on June 29, 2007 at Apple Retail Stores in the United States. Customers lined up outside the Apple stores around the nation.

๐ŸŽ The two iPhone 1 options included the choice of a 4GB model priced at US $499 and an 8GB model at US $599.

๐ŸŽ The iPhone was then made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, then Ireland & Austria in the spring of 2008.

๐ŸŽ Itโ€™s hard to believe, but itโ€™s only been 7 years ago today that the first iPhone was released to the public. Weโ€™ve seen a total of eight iPhones models released in those seven years, (including the most recent releases of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C), with two new iPhone releases are rumored to be on their way in several months.

๐ŸŽ Below is a YouTube link to Steve Jobs on stage at MACworld’s 2007 convention, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The second YouTube link to Steve Jobs on stage introducing the iPhone 4 in June, 2010 with its new features. The iPhone 4 with its 4″ screen was the iPhone model that Marilyn and I bought iPhones, in April 2010 we bought two original iPads.

http://youtu.be/x7qPAY9JqE4
http://youtu.be/3G9Sotw4aAI

๐ŸŽ While the iPhone has come a long way with the near-annual generations of the iPhone, with about 500,000,000 iPhones in use today, with the App Store adding more than a million Apps, new Capabilities & Capacities, beautiful ergonomic designs, itโ€™s interesting to look back at the original iPhone and see how far the iPhone has evolved.


Below is the Latest NEWS on both iPhone 6 Models for Sept 2014 Release


๐ŸŽ Apple to release two New Large-Display iPhones on September, 2014, with an all-new redesigned 4.7" model Plus a Larger Display 5.5" version.

๐ŸŽ Both Apple iPhone hand-sets poised to take the high-end smartphone market by storm.

๐ŸŽ Todayโ€™s report coming from China, suggests the 128GB storage option serves as a significant differentiator between 4.7″ & 5.5″ models.

๐ŸŽ Itโ€™s highly likely that mobile power users will see the Larger Display model, plus 128GB Internal Storage capacity, plus Optical Image Stabilization, would all serve as a more capable, multi-use, overall appealing device.

๐Ÿ”ข Apple iPhone 6 #18 Rumor Roundup Update
1โƒฃ Apple’s only 74 Days and Counting to Announcement Day
2โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 in full production
3โƒฃ Apple’s 4.7″ iPhone 6 in full production
4โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 model with 128GB Memory Option
5โƒฃ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 Adds New Altimeter-Pressure sensor
6โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera Adds Optical Image Stabilization
7โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera may increase to 10MP imager
8โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have f2.0 Aperture
9โƒฃ Apple’s iSight Camera to have Full Manual Controls
๐Ÿ”Ÿ Apple’s iSight Video 30fps full HDTV 1920x1080p Stabilized

๐ŸŽ Reports, leaks, and speculation about the next-generation iPhone are popping out thick and fast now. In the last 24-hours weโ€™ve heard that Apple will be differentiating specifications between the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 models.

1โƒฃ iPhone 6 large-display 5.5″ model will incorporate InvenSense Optical Image Stabilization technology, but not in the 4.7″ model iPhone 6. Weโ€™ve also heard rumors suggesting that both iPhone 6 models will have 32GB and 64GB storge capabilities, suggesting that the entry-level 16GB storage choice may increased to 32GB.

2โƒฃ Chinese report is now citing sources that suggests that the larger 5.5″ model will make iPhone history by being the first model to offer a 128GB internal storage option.

3โƒฃ Optical Image Stabilization to be offered on the iPhone 6 5.5″ model.

4โƒฃ The introduction of two devices with differing display sizes is quite unique too. It doesnโ€™t come as a surprise that Apple is planning on offering a larger disply device. However, the question is, how will Apple differentiate between the two hand-sets in terms of functionality, and prehaps price too.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 is Slated for 20 Million Units Sold in 2014 plus more than Three Times this figure for the new 4.7″ iPhone 6 version.

๐ŸŽ Best Guess, New iPhone 6 may be Announced at Apple’s special Presentation Meeting of iPhone 6 held in San Francisco, California, Tuesday, September 9th, Announcing the iPhone 6, its features, and the iPhone 6 Release Date of Friday, September 19th. Invitations likely sent to the Media Tuesday, September 2.

๐ŸŽ Here is the Round-up of the most recent rumors out there in cyberspace, from the most reliable supply-line overseas sources. Recall that rumors are not facts.

๐ŸŽ Apple believes in Surprises. Apple does Not “Leak” Anything. However, many times “leaks” derived from staff at the components-supply-line, have proven to be more “accurate” than undocumented cyber-chatter. These are the Most Likely specifications of the iPhone 6:

๐ŸŽ iPhone released with 2 display choices 4.7″ and 5.5″
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to be 7mm thin
๐ŸŽ iPhone models, both to have A8 Processor, faster more comprehensive functions
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 1704×960 pixel dimension, 1.636 Megapixels
๐ŸŽ iPhone displays to have 356 dpi for 5″ display or 416 dpi for 4.7″ display
๐ŸŽ iPhone to contain new Altimeter/Pressure sensor

๐ŸŽ iSight Camera to have 10MP Imager, up from 8MP
๐ŸŽ iSight Camera with f2.0 Aperture, up from f2.2
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved image Stabilization
๐ŸŽ iSight Cameras to have improved ultra-low-light performance
๐ŸŽ iSight Video delivers 30fps with full 1920x1080p stabilized resolution

๐ŸŽ Notice the graphic below displaying an abstract of the beta-iOS8 Code provided to the Developers at WWDC, which “signals” a new hardware component, an Atmospheric Barometric Pressure sensor, that does not presently exist in any of Apple’s existing iPhone or iPad devices.

๐ŸŽ Typically we see new iPhone releases arriving early enough, so that the opening weekend sales occur during Apple’s 4th quarter of their fiscal year. Recall that Apple sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 units in 2012 in the opening weekend; then iPhone sales topped 9 million with the joint-release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.

๐ŸŽ September, 2014 seems to be a relatively good guess for the iPhone 6 release, likely a combined release of the 4.7″ and 5.5″ versions, which would compare to the previous combined release in 2013. Here is a summary of the recent rumors on this topic
๐ŸŽ iNew iPhone launch as early as September โ€“ Nikkei
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in August or September – Steve Milunovich UBS via Barrons
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in the fall – Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest via Business Insider
๐ŸŽ New iPhone scheduled for third quarter 2014 โ€“ ZDNet Korea
๐ŸŽ New iPhone launch in September โ€“ Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors
๐ŸŽ New iPhone 6 in September โ€“ iFun
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in August or September โ€“ Economic Daily News
๐ŸŽ iPhone 6 launch in September โ€“ Industrial Commercial Times
๐ŸŽ iOS 8 new operating system release-date which was confirmed at the WWDC 2014 Conference for the fall, 2014
๐ŸŽ New iOS software previously has been accompanied with the release of new iPhone hardware iterations.

๐ŸŽ Apple typically employs staggered-Country release dates. Major markets like the United States are typically at the front while smaller markets usually lag behind by several weeks and occasionally several months.

๐ŸŽ The Headline image shows the relative sizes of the existing iPhone 5 with its 4″ display, shown with the new 4.7″ iPhone 6, and the new iPhone Air with it 5.5″ display. Therefore, by mid-September upgrading iPhone users moving up from the iPhone 4 and 5, and many Android folks, that have been waiting for Apple to deliver larger displays, will have three display sizes to pick from, all having finger-print security, great camera systems, huge inventory of Apps, plus the marvelous Apple ecosystem.

๐ŸŽ The combination of factors
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 4
๐ŸŽ Apple users Upgrading from iPhone 5
๐ŸŽ Apple receiving Migration from Android due to iPhone’s Large Display offerings
๐ŸŽ Apple will receive a “Tsunami of Sales” to the iPhone 6 in 2014 and 2015!

๐ŸŽ Apple kept its cards close to its chest about the forthcoming iPhone 6 at this week’s WWDC keynote address; however, new information has arrived from China, suggesting that Apple has solved the battery issues that reportedly plagued production of its expected 5.5″ iPhone 6. Therefore Apple is on course to ship 20 millions of the iPhone Air handsets in 2014.

๐ŸŽ BIG NEWS – Its 90 Days and Counting, Apple’s 5.5″ iPhone 6 version is Slated for 20 Million Units to Sell plus 4.7″ iPhone 6 to Sell 70 Million in 2014, Plus over 200 Million iPhones to Sell in 2015. This brings the total number of iOS iPhones and iPads to

๐ŸŽ 90 Million iPhones to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 200 Million iPhones to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 30 Million iPads to sell in 2014 plus
๐ŸŽ 60 Million iPads to sell in 2015 plus
๐ŸŽ 475 Million iPhones and iPads sold as of June, 2014 equals
๐ŸŽ 855 Million iPhones and iPads in Service Everywhere

๐ŸŽ The news states that Apple is partnering with the China-based Sunwoda Electronics to manufacture batteries for all of these devices, where the battery costs roughly $6.40 each. Appleโ€™s regular battery supplier, Dynapack, will also help fill the battery order.

๐ŸŽ While both iPhone 6 variations are expected to ship at the same release-date, it is likely that you may have an easier time finding a 4.7″ iPhone 6 than with the 5.5″ big brother.

๐ŸŽ Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture 80 million iPhone 6 handsets for 2014, meaning that the larger “phablet” may be significantly outnumbered by the 4.7″ model by a factor of 4:1. This exclusivity (combined with the larger size of the device) likely suggests that the iPhone Air may come at a higher price point, say a $100 premium. I’ll Take TWO please.

๐ŸŽ The Images above and below are all the iPhone Models from the initial iPhone in 2007, to the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and the pro-forma for the iPhone 6 with the 4.7″ display.

๐ŸŽ Apple Said to Have Enough Sapphire Glass for Production of Both iPhone 6 Models and iWatch in 2014. Apple reportedly will have enough sapphire glass production for both of its iPhone 6 models as well as the iWatch in 2014, based on the latest supply-chain check at the companyโ€™s sapphire-glass manufacturing partner GT Advanced done by analyst Matt Margolis at Seeking Alpha.

๐ŸŽ As a result of the most recent supply chain, it is believed that the Mesa, Arizona huge sapphire operation facility, should have ample supply for the new iWatch, the 4.7โ€ณ iPhone plus the 5.5โ€ณ iPhone with full sapphire cover glass in 2014. Additionally, the maximum sapphire screen capacity of the Mesa, AZ facility may exceed 200 million units/year.

๐ŸŽ In February, 2014 Margolis estimated that Apple would be gearing up for mass production of devices with sapphire displays, with equipment in the factory leading to a yield of anywhere from 100 to 200 million ~5″ sapphire displays. A yield of over 200 million sapphire displays as indicated by this latest report means that Apple could possibly produce more than enough sapphire displays for the 4.7″ iPhone 6, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 and the iWatch.

๐ŸŽ Previous reports indicated that sapphire display supply constraints may force Apple to reserve the scratch resistant material for its larger iPhone models, with expenses perhaps driving up the retail price for consumers. Other reports suggested that initial sapphire production would target the iWatch instead of the iPhone 6, however the reported volume of raw material and equipment purchased would likely hint at bigger plans for sapphire display production.

๐ŸŽ Appleโ€™s 4.7″ iPhone 6 is expected to be released later this year, with the 5.5″ iPhone 6 launching near the end of 2014. In addition to a sapphire display, both phones will likely include a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera. Meanwhile, the iWatch is expected to be revealed at an October event and may launch later that month.

๐ŸŽ This Year’s amazing WWDC keynote address was the most significant product introduction since Apple unveiled the original iPad in 2010. But this time, the revolutionary, magical product wasnโ€™t hardware, it was software, iOS8. While the techno-analysts are arguing about display sizes and CPU speed, Apple quietly has been working on those hardware issues;

๐ŸŽ However, Apple has been spending considerable effort, tens of thousands of engineering hours, with integrating these iDevices with each other and MACs, so that there operate consistently, and interchangeably. Integrating… even to the extent of you being able to answer a telephone call on your MAC laptop, as it integrates with your iPhone using iOS8 and MAC using its new Yosemite operating system. Apple is integrating household electronics, security systems, locking systems, garage-door openers, thermostats, lighting systems… you imaging it Apple and their 3rd party developers are delivering.

๐ŸŽ Imagine, saying to SIRI, I’m ready for Bed, please lock-up the Apartment, set the lighting, the alarms, the thermostat, and awaken me at 7am tomorrow morning.

๐ŸŽ We have NEST which is an automation thermostat that learns our heating and cooling desires, operates with our iPads and iPhones, and saves us about 25% on our electricity, as it “knows” when we are Away and when we Arrive, making Climate Control settings for us, after about a week of learning.

๐ŸŽ If coming home early, I can open the NEST App on my iPhone, and start cooling the Apartment as its WiFi integrated, secure and accessible from across the street or cross country. Forgot to turn-off the Heat or the A/C, rushing to the Air Port, no problem, one can access NEST from the Airline Terminal telling it that we’ll be AWAY for 5 days. I’ve written a detailed Article on NEST… just search for NEST at the top of this site.

๐ŸŽ Reported last week, Apple has engaged over 200 Chinese Security personnel to investigate and prosecute all the “leaks” that have been originating from Apple’s supply-line regarding the new iPhone 6.

๐ŸŽ There are “signals” that lead me to deduce that there may be major Apple product Announcements at WWDC, other than, nifty Apps, the new Apple iOS8 operating software, and the latest and greatest for MACs’ operating system.

๐ŸŽ Firstly, this is the first year that WWDC 2014 broadcasted via live-streaming at 1pm eastern time on Monday, June 2. Here is the link for a replay of the Keynote Address from the Moscone Center.

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

The iPhone 6 really wonโ€™t be too much of a surprise whenever itโ€™s finally revealed since weโ€™ve been seeing leaks showing us its shape and size for the past several weeks.

Apple may Announce both iPhone 6 and iPhone Air at one Media Event, however the iPhone 6 may be ship a week or two earlier than the iPhone Air.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple is BLOCKING out days in September at all its USA retail stores, apparenty in preparation of New Product release(s). Some secrets just cannot be kept, as too many folks, in too many locations trumps iPhone secrecy. As we get closer to the September release Weekend (typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday) we’ll know more, for all those that are Chomping at the Bit for the latest and greatest technology device, self included.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Jim Wilson’s blog is FAU4U2 on WordPress.com. The Blog link is: http://tiny.cc/e7pwfx We’re proud of the growing number of over 54,000 readers, who stay connected regarding Apple’s iOS personal communications devices, accessories, Apps, and other technology topics. FAU4U2 was created several years ago to provide a forum to answer the many questions that many FAU students throw at me 24/7 in this connected world we live in.

๐Ÿ“ฒ My view, when in a classroom setting, whether as 5th grader, or in Graduate school, on Campus, or otherwise, if a few students have questions, there are likely many more students that just don’t ask, too shy, afraid of asking a “stupid question.” No questions are stupid questions. Therefore, when I get a few questions on a similar topic, I’ll likely create a blog-page on FAU4U2 giving a core response with some related information and research, as there may be millions of folks thinking about that topic.

๐Ÿ“ฒ FAU4U2 Statistics: Presently our readership as of 2012/05/28 is 54,000 from over 30 Countries, reading 498 Articles, housed within 74 categories, marked with 324 Topic Tags for a more refined searching result, 816 Shares, and followed by 20 other blogs. A majority of our readers are from the USA, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Canada, Indonesia, Estonia, and Italy, listed in order of frequency of the articles read.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Presently in the USA, 54% of all American smartphone owners have iPhones, the remaining smartphone users, the 46% smartphone users, are grouped together (the 12 brands and models of Androids, Blackberry, Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola). Apple’s market-share in North America is growing. Industry experts expect, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air, Apple’s market share for their iPhones will grow at an accelerated rate.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Apple iPhone “supply-line” chatter is hot and heavy as the next weeks speed forward. Combine this chatter with several layers of (Chinese) Mandarin translation, it becomes difficult to differentiate between “release date” with “announcement date” and availability. Expressed above is the best we could surmise.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Virtually all of the rumors and schematics pertaining to Appleโ€™s next iPhone center on its ultra-thin design and two screen sizes: 4.7″ and 5.5″ however, up until now we’re kept in the dark as to what screen resolution the larger 5.5-incher (the iPhone Air) might have.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Recall none of these figures, dialog, and proforma-images, comes from Apple officially, but from “snitches” in its supply-line. Of course its no surprise that Apple totally ignores all these “news” reports and rumors.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Other than leaked supply-line secrets, punishable by termination and prosecution by Apple, everything displayed and discussed is conjecture. However, since there are such a vast number of enterprises, engineers, and factory workers involved with the fabrication and assembly of the new iPhone models, whispers arriving from several directions that have a common-thread, could lead an observer to deductions as assembled in this article.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone 6 Release Date: Until Announced, Apple is silent. However, its hard to keep this date a secret with over 400 retail stores. These stores are beginning to “Black-Out” vacation days in September, generally a good sign that Apple requires “all hands on deck” for a new Apple product release. In the next few weeks, these retail store employee black-out dates will be fine-tuned.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air, according to new reports the 5.5″ iPhone may have a screen resolution of 1,704-by-960 pixels, a marked improvement over the current 4″ display of 1,136-by-640 pixels on the iPhone 5/5s/5c.

๐Ÿ“ฒ iPhone Air’s 1,704-by-900 p