Sunday, November 17, 2019

Apple AirPods v PowerBeats Pro

How do Apple's new PowerBeats pro stack up agains the now common AirPods. Mike has been trying the new earphones and much prefers them to the rather skittish AirPods

Activity App: Changing walking distance from kilometers to miles

Changing from kilometers to miles on the Apple Watch is a major challenge. It isn't easy, but I've discovered how to do it.

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

Review: Apple Watch Milanese Loop band

Although I was extremely happy with the black sport band that came with my steel Apple Watch, I had a hankering for something a bit more dressy: A strap that would make the watch look more like a desirable Swiss timepiece.

Apple Watch health monitoring and the Kardia Mobile electro-cardiogram

Who would have imagined that you could take a medical-grade electro-cardiagram as often as you like, just by using a thin sensor and an iPhone? The Kardia Mobile ECG monitor has been approved both in the US and UK as a medical device and is being recommended by general practitioners.

iPhone 11 Pro: Is it worth upgrading just for a better camera?

Smartphone manufacturers seem obsessed with photography, almost to the exclusion of many more useful features of the devices. Is this the end for the traditional camera industry or an opportunity to be grasped?

iCloud Drive: The danger with Optimised Storage file placeholders

iCloud Drive works seamlessly, but did you know that it is easy to lose your data forever if you move files to an another location, such as Dropbox?

Leica to issue dedicated FOTOS for iPad

The iPad is moving away from the iPhone's limitations and becoming a real workhorse which, in many cases, could replace a Mac. Developers are acknowledging this change, including Leica with a new version of Leica FOTOS made fro the iPad.

Leica products could face 25% import tariff in USA

The looming trade war between the USA and the EU could see a 25% surcharge applied to Leica products and other photographic equipment imported from Europe.

A visit to the National Capital Trolley Museum

Trolleys, trams, street cars, they're all the same to the died-in-the-wool enthusiast. Ralf pays a visit to the under-visited National Capital Trolley Museum in Washington, DC.