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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AMITIAE on eXtensions - articles by Graham K. Rogers

For previous articles, see:


  • 18 October 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (27) - Fractured Integration in iOS 11 and More

  • 17 October 2017: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Dock

  • 16 October 2017: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Desktop & Screensaver

  • 15 October 2017: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Date & Time

  • 14 October 2017: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Bluetooth

  • 13 October 2017: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: App Store

  • 11 October 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (26): Accessibility Preferences in macOS High Sierra (3) - Interacting (Dictation, Siri, Keyboard, Mouse & Trackpad, and Switch Control)

  • 11 October 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (26): Accessibility Preferences in macOS High Sierra (2) - Media, and Hearing

  • 11 October 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (26): Accessibility Preferences in macOS High Sierra (1) - General and Vision

  • 4 October 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (25): Setec Astronomy Spoiling the Game

  • 27 September 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (24) - Protecting Our Images - iWatermark Pro

  • 24 September 2017: Cassandra: Weekend Review: Lying about the iPhone 8 and Other Comments

  • 21 September 2017: Cassandra: Recalcitrant iOS Download - First look at AR with Buzz Aldrin and a Tiger in my Condo

  • 20 September 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (23) - OS Updates, Apple Critics and the Spaghetti Principle - Throw Enough and Some May Stick

  • 14 September 2017: Cassandra: Apple Event Fallout, and the Lingering Stench of Self-righteousness

  • 13 September 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (22) - OS Updates, Apple Event and New Products: As it Unfolds

  • 10 September 2017: Cassandra: Weekend Review: Morning, Noon and Night - Face Recognition and Other Leaked iPhone Features

  • 6 September 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (21) - OS Updates, Anything but the iPhone, and A Twist in the Tale

  • 3 September 2017: Cassandra: Weekend Review: The Coming iPhone - Rumours, Siri, and Apple TV

  • 30 August 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (20) - Presentations, Speeches and Teleprompters: An iOS app from Plum Amazing

  • 26 August 2017: Cassandra: The Malware Bogeyman Appears - Comparing Apples and Oreos

  • 23 August 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (19) - Foundations for Digital Expansion

  • 22 August 2017: Olli by Tinrocket Updated (v.2.1)

  • 21 August 2017: Cassandra: If it ain't broke. . . iTunes App Store Unwelcome Changes

  • 20 August 2017: Short film of Steam in Middle England - Railway Preservation in the UK

  • 18 August 2017: New iOS App Using Petzval Lens Bokeh Effect: SWRLY

  • 16 August 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (18) - Home Automation - If you are Lucky - Philips Hue, and Smart Plugs in Bangkok

  • 13 August 2017: Clip 2 Comic - Uncomplicated iOS app for Cartoon-style Output from Photos and Videos

  • 11 August 2017: Cassandra: Potential Medical Home Testing Using Smartphones: Research Advances

  • 9 August 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (17) - Home Automation Coming into Focus with Philips Hue

  • 6 August 2017: Cassandra: While you were Away - A Couple of weeks without a Technology Fix

  • 2 August 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (16) - Steam Railways - Putting Technology in Context; Plus Apple Q3 2017 results

  • 26 July 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (15) - Trains and Boats and Planes and CarPlay; Plus Apple Store, London: HomeKit and HealthKit

  • 19 July 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (14) - Apple Health and Availability of Nokia Health Devices in Bangkok

  • 18 July 2017: Some Things are Worth Taking Time Over: Gudak Cam - iOS Photo app with Built-in Delays

  • 17 July 2017: Redacted: iOS deletion app for images with a choice styles

  • 16 July 2017: Data Updates to Apple and Google Map apps Delayed

  • 14 July 2017: A Difficult Experience with a new Filters app: Pop Art - Spoiled by Details

  • 13 July 2017: Cassandra - Give me the Ocular Proof, and the Auricular Assistance

  • 12 July 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (13) - Crying Wolf on Apple's Quarterly Results; and Licensing Problems, Past, Present and Future

  • 9 July 2017: Bokeh Effect on iOS Devices: Bokeh Lens app - Useful even on iPhone 7 Plus

  • 9 July 2017: Cassandra - No I don't Have a Virus and Apple is not Trying to Help me

  • 6 July 2017: iOS Image Editing app with a Pleasing Twist or Two: Arty

  • 5 July 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (12) - The Myth of the Desktop Class App

  • 3 July 2017: Imagengine Vector Camera: Unusual iOS Cartoon App - Had me from the word, Go

  • 2 July 2017: A late Discovery: Cartoonatic 2 - Disappointing in Some Ways

  • 30 June 2017: Another Update Ready for iOS 11: ToonCamera - Original Goodness Preserved for Photo and Video Output

  • 29 June 2017: Keyboard in Walnut from Orée - Thai and English Characters

  • 28 June 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (11) - iPhone Anecdotes, Updated Apps and a new iMac

  • 27 June 2017: Phoenix Almost Rising from the Ashes: iTimeLapse Pro

  • 26 June 2017: CameraBag Mobile 3 - Third Iteration of One of the Earliest Filter-Style Apps

  • 24 June 2017: Update to Nokia Health Mate - Data now Synchronising with Apple Health app

  • 23 June 2017: Glif Tripod Mount - YouTube Video and Time-lapse Demo

  • 22 June 2017: Glif Tripod Mount - Latest Version with Excellent Redesign

  • 21 June 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (10) - The Best of iOS Health; Caremap from Boston Children's Hospital; and Plethysmography

  • 20 June 2017: Withings Health app updated to Nokia Health Mate - Not What I was Hoping

  • 20 June 2017: A Surprising Update after 5 years: A-Sketch

  • 18 June 2017: Cassandra: In the event of Fire, Theft or Other Permanent Loss - Priorities for Replacement

  • 18 June 2017: Cassandra: Anticipated Updates to Photos with High Sierra

  • 16 June 2017: Cassandra: Finding Apps in the iTunes App Store and Other Sources

  • 16 June 2017: Useful Updates to Some Image Editing Apps on Mac and iOS - Luminar, Affinity Photos and More

  • 14 June 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (9) - WWDC Consolidation Despite Wall Street Panic; Hardware; Affinity Photo for iPad

  • 13 June 2017: DSLR Camera - Excellent Camera and Video app: Wide Range of Editing tools and Access from Apple Watch

  • 12 June 2017: Accessories from WWDC - Apple Pencil Case

  • 11 June 2017: BACC Bangkok, June 2017 - Art and the iPhone 7 Camera

  • 8 June 2017: Cassandra: Apple Staff Alleged to be Selling User Data in China - Comment

  • 7 June 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (8) - WWDC 2017 at San Jose: Expectations and Realities

  • 5 June 2017: WWDC 2017 - As the show unfolds

  • 3 June 2017: Cassandra: Finding Space on a Mac's Hard Disk

  • 2 June 2017: Blue Light Solutions for Blood-Glucose Monitoring - Perplexing Questions

  • 1 June 2017: Cassandra: Thursday Review - Reporting on WWDC and Hardware Arrivals

  • 31 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (7) - WWDC Thoughts (ii): Meet macOS 10.13; and The Invisible Mac

  • 31 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (7) - WWDC Thoughts (i): Meet iOS 10.4; iOS Hardware; Apple Watch 3 and WatchOS

  • 30 May 2017: Cassandra: Tuesday Review - The ASEAN Connection and Beyond

  • 28 May 2017: Speak4MePro: iOS app to Assist Those who Cannot Speak

  • 24 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (6) - To Sleep, to Sleep, Perchance to Dream

  • 23 May 2017: Daylight - iOS Photography app for Understanding What Light is Available, Where and When

  • 21 May 2017: Cassandra: Taking Time to Stop - Breathe on the Apple Watch

  • 19 May 2017: Times of Day for the Best Images: Golden Hour One for iOS

  • 17 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (5) - A Sleeping Giant: Apple and Healthcare

  • 16 May 2017: Cassandra: The Shrinking World of News (2) - Television

  • 15 May 2017: Cassandra: The Shrinking World of News (1) - Print

  • 13 May 2017: Cassandra: The Goldilocks Setting - Exporting Images from Apple's Photos on the Mac

  • 12 May 2017: Cardiogram - Monitoring on iPhone, Apple Watch and Beyond

  • 12 May 2017: Cassandra: Where is my TouchBar - A Low Battery Problem

  • 11 May 2017: Cassandra: Airline Laptop Risks and Alternative Solutions

  • 10 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (4) - From Q2 2017 towards WWDC

  • 8 May 2017: Cassandra: Self-checking Blood Pressure - Many at Risk from Hypertension

  • 7 May 2017: An iOS App to Help Non-Native Speakers of English Improve Their Output: Speak - Practice Speaking English

  • 6 May 2017: Cassandra: Apple Worries Settling Down; Thai Unease with Television Systems Including AppleTV; Ethics in Photography

  • 6 May 2017: Olli by Tinrocket Updated (v.1.1.2) with new Access to Photos Library

  • 4 May 2017: Cassandra: Fallout from Q2 2017 - Of Course Apple is Doomed

  • 3 May 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (3) - Monochrome Output apps on iOS Devices

  • 2 May 2017: Cassandra: Tomorrow Q2 2017, Security Problems - a Fix for Mac Users, a Gasp for Intel users (except those with Macs)

  • 1 May 2017: Cassandra: Reflections in a Murky Pool - Media and Delivery Systems in the Land of Smiles

  • 29 April 2017: Dramatic Black & White - Interesting Output Options on iOS

  • 27 April 2017: Cassandra: Trickle-down Education - Student Presentations, iOS Devices and the Apple Watch

  • 27 April 2017: Olli by Tinrocket: Hand-drawn-styled Output of Still and Moving Images from the Developer of Waterlogue

  • 27 April 2017: HyperDither: Useful Free App for Producing Dithered Images on the Mac

  • 26 April 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (2) - HomeKit in Thailand and the Elgato Eve Motion

  • 25 April 2017: Cassandra: Data Centers - Today at Apple - Experiences at the Stores; Background to Q2 2017

  • 24 April 2017: Cassandra: Data Centers - Different Environmental Approaches of Apple and Google

  • 22 April 2017: Retail Shortcomings and HomeKit Devices in Thailand - The Door Slightly Ajar

  • 21 April 2017: Brian Eno Inspired Air Updated (2.0) for iPad and Improved iOS Navigation

  • 19 April 2017: Cassandra: iWork Available for Free and Apple Support Help for Thai Customer Refund

  • 19 April 2017: eXtensions: The Wednesday File (1) - New Users and Experts, Updating, FileVault and Secure Passwords

  • 18 April 2017: Cassandra: Siri Phones Home, but Alexa Fails to see the Light

  • 17 April 2017: Cassandra: Liberty Media and Formula 1 must Respond to the Imminent Death of Traditional Television

  • 16 April 2017: Cassandra: Movie Output Problems on Apple TV and a Partial Solution from Apple Support

  • 15 April 2017: Cassandra: eXtensions Video - Clips in Clips: Successes and Failures

  • 14 April 2017: Cassandra: Improving Video Output Quality - The Røde SmartLav+ Microphone

  • 14 April 2017: Student Videos: Lively Alternative for English Classes

  • 13 April 2017: A Sinking Ship - Bangkok Post Jettisons Cargo Again

  • 12 April 2017: Cassandra: eXtensions Video - Emergency Songkran Supplies and a Microphone Purchase: Input from Clips and iPhone 7 Plus

  • 12 April 2017: Successes, Failures and a Finale (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 11 April: Cassandra: Chip Movements and Company Purchases; Views on Apple's Macs; and a Finale

  • 10 April 2017: Epson High-Capacity Ink Tank Inkjet Printers - Cumulative Global Sales of 20 Million Units

  • 9 April: Cassandra: eXtensions Video 4 - Editing Images Within Photos Using 3rd party Apps

  • 7 April: Cassandra: Apple's Clips - First Looks

  • 6 April: Cassandra: Broken Newspapers and Broken Disks

  • 5 April 2017: A Busy Week for Apple and Me in Bangkok (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 4 April: Cassandra: eXtensions Video 3 - Basic Photo-editing on iPhones

  • 2 April: Cassandra: eXtensions Video Output 2 - Where are the 32-bit Apps?

  • 1 April: Cassandra: eXtensions Video Output 1 - Final Cut

  • 1 April 2017: Apple Music Student Membership Campaign - Apple Music initiative in Southeast Asia

  • 29 March 2017: Changes to Apple Products (iPhones and iPads) and Updates to Apps (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 28 March 2017: Cassandra: All Change - Downloads, Updates, a new iPhone and More

  • 26 March 2017: Cassandra: Weekend Review - Apple's Event; Wall Street mixed emotions; Computer Logic; F1, MotoGP and Internet Access

  • 23 March 2017: Epson Launches New SCARA Robots

  • 22 March 2017: QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitoring Device and Apple HealthKit - extended version (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 21 March 2017: Cassandra: iPhone Product (RED); Larger iPhone SE Models; iPad; iPad mini 4; New Watch Bands, Updated Swift Playground languages; and Clips, a new iOS video app

  • 21 March 2017: Epson EB-L25000U Laser Projectors Used at CeBIT 2017 Opening

  • 20 March 2017: Cassandra: Monday Review - A Healthy Future for the Internet of Things

  • 16 March 2017: Cassandra: Thursday Review - The Internet of Vibrators and Things; Apple Stirrings

  • 16 March 2017: Epson Global President Minoru Usui to Give Keynote at CeBIT 2017

  • 15 March 2017: Startup Key Combinations (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 14 March 2017: Cassandra: Tuesday Review - Betas and Rumors Imply new Hardware Soon; Bells & Whistles; More IoT Thoughts

  • 13 March 2017: Cassandra: Monday Review - The Addiction with Mobile Devices; The Internet of Things Lurching Slowly Forward

  • 13 March 2017: iF Design Award 2017 for Epson EB-L25000U 3LCD Laser Projector

  • 11 March 2017: Cassandra: Saturday Review - IoT Security Risks, Components and Chips from Apple-Linked Companies, some Patent News and More

  • 10 March 2017: Cassandra: Friday Review - Where are the new Macs; Touch Bar Oddities; Falling Foul of Copyright; IoT and AI

  • 9 March 2017: Cassandra: Abdication of Responsibility - The Overuse of Presentation Software in Teaching

  • 8 March 2017: BeatsX: Not the Phones I am Looking for (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 7 March 2017: Cassandra: Tuesday Review - Rumours, Racism, Apple Pay and a Return to Analog

  • 1 March 2017: Speculation on What will Come from Apple's Magic Hat Next (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 28 February 2017: Cassandra: Tuesday Review - Apple Updates and Meanings; Nokia, Withings and HealthKit; Samsung Reflections

  • 27 February 2017: BeatsX in Blue: First Impressions - Not a Replacement for Air Pods

  • 23 February 2017: Cassandra: Thursday Review - WWD, Apple Park, Airpods and BeatsX, iPhone Rumors and Foxconn Staffing

  • 22 February 2017: Apple 2017 World Wide Developers' Conference; HomeKit; and Secure Messaging (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 16 February 2017: Cassandra: Apple Announces WWDC 2017 - San Jose, 5-9 June

  • 15 February 2017: HomeKit Accessories and Device Availability in Thailand (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 10 February 2017: Apple Releases Another Update to GarageBand (10.1.6)

  • 10 February 2017: Cassandra: Pro Apps bundle for Education Available in Thailand; New Thai Music from "Hugo" on iTunes

  • 8 February 2017: A Good Quarter for Apple; and Looking to the Future (Bangkok Post, Life)

  • 7 February 2017: Cassandra: Satechi Type-C Power Meter - Useful Device if Needed, Expensive Shipping

  • 6 February 2017: Inkitt: Free Book Reading app with Content from Independent Authors

  • 1 February 2017: Correcting Impressions, Apple News and a Backup Alternative - Extended Version with Q1 2017 Results (Bangkok Post, Life)




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