Apple last week published a letter to customers in which it apologised for the 'misunderstanding' generated around the slowdown of the iPhone and offered discounts for users who want to change the battery of their phone. It is the revelation that is marking Apple's year-end and was revealed by a 17-year-old Tennessee High School student. … Continue reading The iPhone and ‘planned obsolescence’
This post was sourced from El Pais and translated into English An algorithm developed by researchers from the University of Tel Aviv gives life to static images. Researchers wanted to solve a fundamental visual problem that computers have when animating facial gestures so that they look realistic. The researchers from the University of Tel Aviv … Continue reading Technology allows Mona Lisa to Smile
My wife and I are redesigning our backyard, and we are getting to the stage where we are required to draw up plans. I came across an application for my iPhone the other day called magicplan. I used it to create a plan of our backyard so that I could draw up a reasonable looking … Continue reading Augmented Reality and smart phones
My Wife has surprised me on several occasions conducting an illicit conversation with Siri. "How much do you cost? "I am a pearl beyond price" or "How much do you earn?" "The work is my reward." "Siri, turn on the lights" is most likely going to be my new mantra. I am excited by the … Continue reading Virtual Assistants – I am not sure?
Recently I was presented with the challenge of trying to explain the difference between IMAP and POP email to a client. Over the last couple of days, I have been assisting a customer in the set-up of a web email address that is linked to their website address (i.e. email@example.com). This can be a confusing … Continue reading IMAP and POP – POP is bad. IMAP is good?
Any of us who have purchased anything online has used ReCaptcha when finalising their purchase. ReCaptchas is a feature that you can add to your website to cut down on fraud. What is it? reCaptcha is A free service that Google provides that protects your website from spam and abuse. reCaptcha uses an advanced risk … Continue reading ReCaptcha2 – Friendlier and compassionate
I tested my broadband access speed this morning with Speedtest and it is 113.43Mb/s. I have an -A grade of 83% which means that 17% of internet service in Australia are better. However the Global Grade is B (66%) meaning that 34% of international services are better. According to the SMH, Hong Kong, Indonesia and … Continue reading Speed Test – OOKLA
Although augmented reality and virtual reality seem similar terms, they represent both entirely different technologies. Both technologies have advanced in leaps and bounds and most likely will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality Augmented reality is intended to take the reality that we observe and add to it … Continue reading What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?