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Posts by Dick Applebaum

There is a lot of emphasis in using maps on mobile devices (including, phones, tablets and cars).However, there are some map activities easiest done on a computer as opposed to a touch device. Many of these same activities require data not usually considered (or included) in a mapping application. Most of this data is readily available on the web.Just, yesterday we used Apple Maps running on a Jeep Cherokee (via connected Apple Watch and iPhone) to navigate to a new (to...
But, you seem to be OK with that for your HEC (as am I) ... the HomeKit hub functionality detracts nothing from 3rd-generation AppleTV function.I suspect the New AppleTV will have h.265 and and better audio (more RAM and Flash storage) -- likely, around $149.In my case, I'll get a New AppleTV for the [shared] HEC in the family room -- and move the gen 3 AppleTV upstairs to to one of the bedrooms ... already have planned to do this.
What about the value of "do[ing] a walk around the house" when you are away from home, 1,000 miles away?There should be little, or no, risk with a hub, even if you are away from home ... You set defaults, e.g. all windows and doors locked until told different, randomly turn lights no/off to simulate someone at home, monitor doors, windows, security cameras for unscheduled activity ...People are really underestimating the capabilities of HomeKit -- it is one of the most...
The AppleTV, as we know it (version 3), can walk and chew gum at the same time. Like most here the [Family Room] AppleTV is hooked up to the home entertainment center ... and will continue to be. There is no reason the computer inside the AppleTV can't handle the requirements of a HomeKit Hub without interfering with your (or my) HEC.You will control the AppleTV for HEC functions as you do now.You will control the HomeKit Hub function of the AppleTV with Watch, Siri,...
If You are not at home, how do you control the home devices (called accessories) with your watch or iPhone ... what message does Siri tell the iPhone to send to whom? Even if you could send a message to, say, the front door lock, would you want to send that in the clear? If not, who does the decryption?What about all the devices in your home that use different tech to communicate -- does each member of your family's:  Watch, Siri, iPhone, need to be knowledgeable of...
To address the needs of safety and security, a HomeKit hub needs to include battery backup in case of power loss -- to assure that the devices (they're called accessories by HomeKit) it controls/monitors are in a desired state to the greatest extent possible. For example, your new garage door opener has a battery backup -- The HomeKit Hub should be able to monitor and control the garage door opener during a power loss. Say, you're away on a trip -- you should be...
Yeah, crowd-sourced 3D Street View and Indoor Maps!AIR, they did build an attachment for the iPad -- then, later a silicon chip (about the time Apple bought them).All new iDevices would need is the silicon and apertures to connect the sensers to the outside world.
I posted my latest before I read yours ...You said it much more concisely and more elegantly ... wish I'd said that!
The're even more possibiliies!It appears that the SAAB C3 tech maps in layers, * e.g. something like:river/ocean bottomunderwater terrainunderwater objectsflat ground/sea levelterrain -- hills, mountains, valleysobjects -- trees, buildings ...Apple's WiFiSLAM tech does indoor mapping that can be combined with images.* If you watch the creation of the 3D grids of Apple Maps running on a slow Mac -- you can see the layers being constructed:  bottom-to-top, back-to-front.So,...
Yes!Also, the 3D filtering/layering of individuals and objects for video as an alternative to green screening and rotoscoping ... think of a photograph or video composed of manipulatable 3D objects -- after the fact. Lots of uses in sports, training, entertainment ,,,The same techniques could ne used to analyze and manipulate 3D medical images!
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