eXtensions

Blue Apple

Graham K. Rogers


Apple, Macintosh, IT, iOS - Asia and Everywhere Else

Some Brief Notes. . . .


The links here will take you to the full list of articles published in the Bangkok Post, Database, supplement and to the eXtensions Bangkok Diary list.



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  • 16 June 2024: Weekend Review: WWDC - Updates; Apple Intelligence; Comments

  • 10 June 2024: Monday Note: Rebuilding the eXtensions website

  • 25 May 2024: Weekend Notes: M4 iPad Pro - Thinner than a Crispbread; First Look at the new 13" M4 Tablet; Mainly Smooth, with a Couple of Ripples

  • 20 May 2024: Monday Comment: New iPads now in Thailand. Adobe Sours on Photographers. Experts want iPads to Merge with Macs

  • 16 May 2024: Maker Expo Event - Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University - Poster Presentations for Capstone Projects

  • 11 May 2024: Weekend Review: M2 iPad Air; M4 iPad Pro; New Apple Pencil; Crushing Crushed

  • 5 May 2024: Sunday Notes: Adobe Sells Out Photographers; Home Pods Finally in Thailand; iPad Pro Surprises; Apple Q2 2024 figures and Comments

  • 28 April 2024: Sunday Comment: Apple Event, 7 May; Mac mini and Apple Silicon; Maker Expo and Student Posters; MacBook Pro and Water (update)

  • 21 April 2024: Sunday Review: Future Macs and iPads; Water and Macs do not Mix; Phishers Hooked; Ripley, and Other TV Comments

  • 11 April 2024: Thursday Notes: Apple Q2 2024 and new iPads; Dorna & Liberty; Ripley Noire

  • 2 April 2024: ProAim Teleprompter - Useful Addition to Available Tools

  • 30 March 2024: Weekend Review: Receding iPad Pro; Updating iPhones in the Box; Serif Bought by Canva; AppleTV and Netflix Comments

  • 24 March 2024: Sunday Notes: Merrick Garland Takes a Stab at Apple - Remember Bell Labs; Encryption Weakness on M1 and M2 chips; Rumors disagree on iPad announcements

  • 14 March 2024: Thursday Comment: Netflix Changes; Nikon Shifts Goalposts; Vision Pro Potential; Office Mac mini (2)

  • 7 March 2024: Thursday Notes: M3 MacBook Air Announced; Updates to the Office Mac mini Installation

  • 2 March 2024: Weekend Review: End of Titan; Anticipating New Macs and iPads; Vision Pro Returns and Cracks

  • 20 February 2024: Invent for the Planet: A Weekend of Discovery and Hard Work for Mahidol University Students

  • 15 February 2024: Thursday Diversion: New disks for Time Machine; Searching for Text in Photos

  • 11 February 2024: Sunday Comment: EU-mandated side-loading; Grey Market Vision Pro and Smuggling; Next iPad Pro Maybe not as High-priced as Rumored; More new Films

  • 4 February 2024: Sunday Notes: Apple Q1 2024; Vision Pro in Users' Hands; More Films in Production; RIP Melanie Safka

  • 25 January 2024: Thursday Review: 40 Years of the Mac; Crimes of the Post Office; Vision Pro Arrival

  • 21 January 2024: Affordable Braille Note-taking Device Demonstrated at Mahidol University, Thailand

  • 19 January 2024: Friday Notes: Vision Pro, iPhones and Updates; iPhone Protection from 16,000 ft

  • 13 January 2024: Saturday Comment: Apple meet Wall Street; Apple Watch Oxymeter - Advantage Masimo; AI Values and Warnings

  • 4 January 2024: Thursday Review: Apple Doomed Again; New Products Expected; Revealing Statistics; TV Offerings

  • 29 December 2023: Friday Notes: Apple Appeals ITC Watch Decision; Triangulation Hardware Insecurity and Backdoor Attacks; 50 years of Ethernet

  • 23 December 2023: Solutions to Ballooning PDF Size on the iPad

  • 22 December 2023: Friday Comment: Updates & Changes; Watch Withdrawn; Watch Band Changes; On-Time Deliveries

  • 15 December 2023: Friday Notes: Updates from Apple; ProRes Video on iPhone 15 Pro; Delivery Woes

  • 8 December 2023: Friday Review: Photomator Fix; Delivery Frustrations; Phoenix Comments; TV Programming; Disk Technology

  • 3 December 2023: Sunday Notes: Apple Fabs in India and Arizona; Phoenix Color Film from Harman; Kissinger Waved at me

  • 27 November 2023: Monday Comment: AI Ideas; Student Writing; Oppenheimer; TV Offerings

  • 20 November 2023: Monday Review: Creeping App Subscriptions; RCS Messages & Green Bubbles; Wifi Speed Solutions; Apple Classical for iPads; X Alternatives

  • 14 November 2023: Tuesday Notes: Student Priorities; Apple Updates; AppleTV Current and Imminent; Home WiFi Slowdown

  • 7 November 2023: Tuesday Comment: Q4 2023 Report; Apple Event and Fallout; iPhone 15 Max Video and some Blackmagic

  • 28 October 2023: Saturday Notes: Apple Watch 9; OS Updates and new Features; Scary Fast Apple; 40 Years of MS Word

  • 24 October 2023: Pressure Cooker for Students: Mahidol Design Challenge

  • 17 October 2023: Tuesday Diversion: Apple Hardware - Yes or No; TV Surprises; iPhone 15 Folio Case; India Relents - for now

  • 11 October 2023: Sonoma and Sticky Time Machine Backups

  • 7 October 2023: Saturday Comment: Heat-gate and a Nothing-burger; New Products from Apple; Online Shopping and Variety

  • 1 October 2023: Sunday Review: Updates - iOS, iPadOS, Sonoma and iPhone 15 - Problems and Improvements

  • 25 September 2023: Monday Notes: iPhone 15 Transfer and Setup not as Smooth as Before; Success Finally

  • 19 September 2023: Tuesday Comment: Additional Notes on iPhone and Apple Watch; Device Problems; Apple Maps Content

  • 16 September 2023: Saturday Notes: Surprise - iPhone 15 Available for Order in Thailand on Day One; Other News and Comments

  • 11 September 2023: Cinemin: Photos and Video app from Tinrocket with Cartoon-style Output

  • 8 September 2023: Friday Review: Rumors and Overblown Reactions; Spies in our Cars; Musical Discoveries

  • 2 September 2023: Saturday Notes: iPhone Announcement and Rumors; Fallout from CSAM Detection Decisions; Was Ghosn his own Worst Enemy?

  • 25 August 2023: Friday Comment: iPhone 15 Potential; SSD Comments; Online TV; Revenge Best Served Cold

  • 19 August 2023: Saturday Review: iPhone news; Trade Woes in India; SanDisk Sued; Film News (for old cameras)

  • 11 August 2023: Friday Notes: Heartstoppers Pause; Apple Financials; India Restrictions on Computer makers; Data from Cars.

  • 29 July 2023: Saturday Comment: Q2 2023 Earnings this Week; Health Tech; Internet Use and Problems; TV Notes; Vision Pro Developers

  • 19 July 2023: Wednesday Notes: On the Road; Threads and All; TV Notes

  • 30 June 2023: Friday Diversion: VisionPro Potential; End-to-end Encryption Under Threat from UK Again; Google Pixel Pixels; AppleTV and Netflix Offerings

  • 22 June 2023: Thursday Comment: Updates; Online Viewing; Streaming Shakespeare; Trademarks and Apples

  • 16 June 2023: Friday Notes: Updates and TV Output; Vision Pro Engineering, not Witchcraft; Comments and Opinions

  • 10 June 2023: Saturday Review (2): WWDC - Another Move of the Goalposts

  • 10 June 2023: Saturday Review (1): WWDC - Macs, and OS News

  • 2 June 2023: Friday Notes: WWDC - Macs, Headset and OS Updates; Mac User Tips

  • 31 May 2023: Mahidol University Railway Engineering Program - Students from TU Braunschweig Visit Nakhon Pathom by Train

  • 26 May 2023: Friday Review: WWDC Speculation; Cue Perspetives; Swiss Love Story; iPad App Advances; EU Targets Apple Again

  • 22 May 2023: Monday Notes: More on Photomator for the Mac; The Powerful Little iPad mini; Potential for WWDC Announcements

  • 17 May 2023: Photomator for the Mac: Excellent Image Editing Application Already Familiar to iPad Users

  • 13 May 2023: Saturday Diversion: Apple Online in Vietnam; WWDC Potential; Apple Secrecy; Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera

  • 10 May 2023: Wednesday Review: OS Updates Expected; Final Cut Pro for iPad; Running Macs over Several Years

  • 8 May 2023: Monday Comment: Apple Finances; EU and Apple Cables; Early Macs and Games; Crime-fighting with AirTags

  • 1 May 2023: Monday Notes: Q2 2023, Pundits and Rumors; Metadata and the Finder; GM, CarPlay and Customer Data

  • 23 April 2023: Sunday Review: Apple Rumors Abound of Course; New Factory Rumors; GM dumps ApplePlay and Android Auto

  • 21 April 2023: Invent for the Planet Final Presentations - Everyone's a Winner

  • 13 April 2023: Thursday Comment: Photomator Update; Apple Q2 2023 coming, so Wall Street is in a Tizzy; An Icon Debunked

  • 8 April 2023: Invent for the Planet 2023 - Mahidol Engineering Students Prepare for the Finals in Texas

  • 6 April 2023: Thursday Diversion: Ming-Chi Kuo Tripping on Apple Goggles; Developer Magic; RØDE Video App

  • 2 April 2023: Sunday Notes: WWDC; UK CMA Wings Clipped; Another app Moves the Goalposts; Analog Camera Updates

  • 26 March 2023: Sunday Comment: Gordon Moore; Exploding Flash Drives; New Pentax Film Camera

  • 19 March 2023: Sunday Review: Silicon Valley Stability; More Watch Tricks; Ethics in Digital Photography; Thin and Light

  • 13 March 2023: Monday Notes: Rethink on India; Deceptive Samsung Moonshots; Yellow iPhone; New Intel Chips and MacPro thoughts

  • 9 March 2023: Mahidol Railway Group Visit to new Bangkok Pink Line Monorail

  • 5 March 2023: Sunday Comment: Apple Factory Changes and Fires; Drawing the Lines - AI in Writing and Photography; EU Dilutes the Case Against Apple

  • 25 February 2023: Mahidol University Engineering Students to Attend Invent for the Planet at Texas A&M in April

  • 22 February 2023: Wednesday Review: Suspect Patent Wins; Saving the Mac Pro - Legacy or Dinosaur; The AI Writing Debate

  • 14 February 2023: Tuesday Comment: Updates; Invent for the Planet; AI-generated Content in Class; Rise of the iPad and the Writing Process

  • 5 February 2023: Sunday Notes: Apple Chaff and Other Distractions; Home Internet Interruptions

  • 29 January 2023: Sunday Review: Apple Q1 2023, Tuesday; Mac mini Reviews; ChatGPT (AI) and Writing; Somtow's Wall of Sound

  • 21 January 2023: Saturday Comment: MacBook Pro Benchmarks; RIP Twitterific et al; Icon Factory apps, Fontcase

  • 18 January 2023: Wednesday Notes: New Macs with M2 Chips; Arbitrary Twitter Changes AI Writing & Detection; Photos Limitations

  • 12 January 2023: Thursday Review: Apple Anniversaries and Product Speculation; Integrating new Hard Disks; RIP Jeff Beck

  • 8 January 2023: Sunday Comment: Apple Q1 & Doom; New Chips from Intel & AMD Faster than Apple Silicon - for now

  • 3 January 2023: Importing old Aperture Libraries into Apple Photos on a Mac

  • 22 December 2022: Thursday Review: Mac Pro Comments; MacBook Pro and Vietnam; EU Changing Apple for Good and Bad; New Film Cameras from Pentax; The Blue Marble

  • 19 December 2022: Development of Mobile Stroke Units by Mahidol University: Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital; and Faculty of Engineering, Salaya

  • 14 December 2022: Wednesday Comment: Apple OS Updates; Hardware Rumors; Side-Loading for Risk-takers; Tim Cook Looks at Sony Sensors

  • 8 December 2022: Thursday Notes: CSAM Cancelled; 75 years of Transistors; iPad News Delivery; AirTags Good and Bad

  • 2 December 2022: Friday Notes: Musk Reinvents; Annual Apple Awards; Apple Football Rumors; Problems in China

  • 28 November 2022: Mahidol Engineering Design Challenge: 25 - 27 November 2022

  • 24 November 2022: Thursday Comment : Covid measures and China; Apple and Unix; AirTag Batteries

  • 21 November 2022: Monday Review (revised from Saturday): Zuckerberg's Black Hole; Musk's Destruction; Apple Quietly Getting on with Things

  • 19 November 2022: Saturday Review: Zuckerberg's Matrix; Musk's Destruction; Apple Quietly Getting on with Things

  • 13 November 2022: Sunday Notes: Updates to Apple OS; New Versions of Affinity Applications; Excitement Outside the Apple-verse

  • 7 November 2022: Monday Review: Apple Design Oddities; Moving on from China; Twitter, Growth, and all That

  • 1 November 2022: Tuesday Diversion: Surprise Mac mini - Setup, Updates and Data Transfers

  • 29 October 2022: Saturday Notes: Ups and Downs in Stocks; Surprise Mac mini; Update Discoveries; and More

  • 24 October 2022: Monday Comment: Updates Imminent; Apple's Strange iPad Directions; Streaming TV

  • 18 October 2022: Tuesday Notes: Film and Digital Variations; A Time for Maintenance and Repairs

  • 17 October 2022: Monday Diversion: Imminent Announcements; Analyst Anguish; AirTags and Luggage

  • 13 October 2022: Thursday Review: Apple Logistics; Confused Sales Figures; Dell Technology Report Implications; Crash Detection and Physics

  • 7 October 2022: Friday Notes: EU and the USB-C Standard; Competition and the Courts; What Next, When and How?

  • 1 October 2022: Saturday Comment: The Sky is Falling Again; Apple Announcements Coming; LiDAR on iPad Pro and iPhone; Apple Watch Arrives Here; Meta Overreaches

  • 27 September 2022: Tuesday Notes: Updates and Rumors; Pixelmator Pro 3.0; AI, Photography and Art; Accessibility and Reality

  • 22 September 2022: Thursday Comment: Scrutinizing the new iPhones; iOS Oddities; AI and Honest Photography

  • 19 September 2022: Monday Notes: Minor Update Problems; New Features Found; 48MP iPhone 4 Camera; Unbelievable Dark Horse

  • 15 September 2022: Thursday Review: More Update Gems; Geo-Location Technology on iPhones; Inventing the Electronic Camera

  • 14 September 2022: Wednesday Diversion: Some Update Gems; iPhone 14 Discoveries; Failed Rumors

  • 11 September 2022: Weekend Comment: New Apple Products and Features; The EU Wants to Regulate AI

  • 3 September 2022: Weekend Notes: Never-ending Speculation; A New USB; AI Chips and China

  • 31 August 2022: Wednesday Review: Far Out Event, iPhone and Speculation; CSAM - Australia Acts, Sort Of

  • 24 August 2022: Wednesday Notes: Imminent Releases; Apps - Buy or Subscribe; CSAM in Error; Pegasus Wings Clipped

  • 18 August 2022: Thursday Comment: 24 Years of the iMac; Switching to OS X; Switching from China; CSAM and Detractors

  • 12 August 2022: Friday Review: Apple Product Speculations; Nasty Printer Surprises; Difficulties Reporting CSAM Images; PayPal Blocked Soon for Some Thai Users

  • 6 August 2022: Weekend Notes: iPadOS may be Delayed; Restrictions on PayPal Accounts in Thailand; Samsung Repair Mode for Phones; Keyword Warrants and Minority Report; Cowardly Apple and CSAM Detection

  • 31 July 2022: Sunday Comment: Mixed Quarterly Tech Results; Analysts on Apple - Sell, Buy, Hold; Deaf Companies

  • 26 July 2022: Tuesday Review: Peculier Tales; M2 Updates; AirTags and Beacons

  • 21 July 2022: Notes on Cameras and Film; Clandestine Holocaust Photographers; Sensor Fingerprints

  • 15 July 2022: Friday Notes: Apple and Wall Street; Toxic Uber, and Fallout for Apple

  • 11 July 2022: Monday Diversion: Aggressive and Ambitious Uber - Crimes, High Crimes or Misdemeanors

  • 8 July 2022: Friday Comment: Apple Silicon Threats; Robocup 2022; Super Pumped and Sideloading; CSAM, CSEA and the UK

  • 2 July 2022: Weekend Review: 13" M2 MacBook Pro - Underwhelming for Some; 5G Modem Chip Delayed, not Failed; Waitography - Better Restaurant Photos

  • 25 June 2022: Weekend Notes: Water and iPhones; Updates; Politics and Mobile Devices - Comment on UK CMA Report

  • 17 June 2022: Friday Diversion: Apple Silicon on iPads; Benchmarking and Ethics; Expanding Watch and Health Features

  • 12 June 2022: Sunday Comment: A Mildly Slanted Look at WWDC

  • 7 June 2022: Tuesday Notes: Some Images from WWDC

  • 3 June 2022: Friday Review: Looking Forward to WWDC; Side-loading, Jailbreaking and Mobile Banking T&C

  • 31 May 2022: HidrateSpark Smart Water Bottle and App: Easy Recording of Liquid Intake

  • 26 May 2022: Thursday Notes: WWDC Nears - Green Thai Curry on the Menu; Taxi App Questions; Router Speculation and Security; Google Breakup Law

  • 22 May 2022: Weekend Comment: TV Notes; Updates in Relation to WWDC; Essential Backups; Apple Headset; Working from Home; Apple Expanding in SE Asia; AirTag Legislation and an Arrest

  • 14 May 2022: Weekend Diversion: The iPod is dead; Hopes for WWDC; EU Stealth CSAM, Sideloading and Cables

  • 8 May 2022: Sunday Notes: WWDC Expectations and Rumors; Text Anlaysis with the Nalaprop Utility; Apple and Netflix Viewing; Star Wars Sounds by Apple

  • 30 April 2022: Saturday Comment: The Real Figures from Apple and the Predictions; Hardware-Software Nexus

  • 25 April 2022: Monday Review: CSAM Lurking in the Background; USA Tech Industry versus EU; When the Wrong People are in Control

  • 19 April 2022: Photography Notes: Digital and Film

  • 13 April 2022: Wednesday Notes: AppleTV Advances; Airplay and the Disappearing Cursor; Angled Reporting on AirTags

  • 6 April 2022: Wednesday Review: WWDC in June; Open Season for Speculation; Mac Pro Mysteries; Oscars, Netflix and Apple

  • 31 March 2022: Thursday Notes: Going back to the Apple Airport Extreme; Meta Hypocrisy

  • 25 March 2022: Friday Diversion: AirPlay Evolutions; WiFi 6 or Back to Airport; Apple Silicon

  • 23 March 2022: Wednesday Comment: The Apple Silicon Mac Pro

  • 18 March 2022: Friday Notes: OS Updates; Ideas on the Mac Studio; Damage Caused by Rumors

  • 10 March 2022: Thursday Review: Moving the Goalposts with Ultra; M2 and Mac Pro Down the Road Apiece; Monterey Webcam Fix

  • 7 March 2022: Monday Diversion: Apple Event - What else is Coming; 3D printing from Apple and Epson; Camera Problems

  • 3 March 2022: Thursday Comment: Apple Event Potential Releases; Historical Apple Snapshots; Notes and Writing; Whose iPad is it Anyway?

  • 24 February 2022: Thursday Notes: Illicit Tag Tracking - Apple at Fault Whatever the Brand; How not to do Folding Phones; Webex Woes

  • 20 February 2022: Sunday Comment: Apple Hardware Updates; Facebook/Meta Changes; AppleTV+; Apple Executive Speculation

  • 12 February 2022: Saturday Comment: Software and Hardware Updates; Legacy Contact Problems; AirTag Controls; Lesser Facebook

  • 6 February 2022: Sunday Notes: Black Lives Matter; Spotify and a Shrinking Meta; AppleTV+

  • 29 January 2022: Weekend Review: Pulling the String; Foxconn Shines; Autonomy, HP and Michael Lynch

  • 23 January 2022: Sunday Comment:Finances & Directions; Apple News Morsels; Camera Industry Redirections

  • 15 January 2022: Weekend Notes: Negatives before Q1 2022; AirTags; iCloud Private Relay Blocked; Macbeth on AppleTV+

  • 14 January 2022: 5 (or 6) Frames . . . Of Thai urban and Rural Scenes with ILFORD SFX 200 and a Pentacon Six TL (120 Format / EI 200 / Carl Zeiss Jena MC Biometar 80mm f/2.8)

  • 9 January 2022: Sunday Review: Vested Stock Options; Turning point for VR Glasses; Evil AirTags; More on Stacked Frames

  • 5 January 2022: Wednesday Comment: Another Year Rolls Round; Complacency and Hope in Tech

  • 30 December 2021: Thursday Notes: End of Year Thoughts; AirTags not Evil, People are; Cables and Ports

  • 20 December 2021: Monday Comment: BlueTooth Woes; CSAM MIA; Pixelmator Photo for iPhones

  • 15 December 2021: Wednesday Notes: Updates and Fixes; Barbari et Romani




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