iPad Review 


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Edge-to-curved-edge Liquid Retina display in 12.9- or 11-inches, Face ID and True Depth Camera, A12X Bionic notebook-crushing processor, new Apple Pencil, and new Smart Keyboard Folio — this is the new iPad Pro. 

Hear that? That was the sound of Apple snapping its fingers and killing half the bezels in its product universe. iPhone went first. Then, Apple Watch. Then, MacBook Air. Now, iPad Pro. (Somewhere out there, iMac is whispering, “I don’t feel so good…”) 

We’ve always been at war with bezels. They’ve held the components we’ve needed to have the devices we’ve wanted, but they’ve also held back the displays we’ve dreamed of… the ones that would truly set our devices free. 

We’ve waited for it. We’ve lusted after it. And now, insert finally, we have it. 

But, as with all good plot twists, killing half the bezels on the iPad Pro is just part one. 

Part two kicks off with Face ID and a TrueDepth camera, a monstrous A12X Bionic chipset, and updated speakers and mics, all in a design that both returns iPad to its roots and reboots it for the future. Including an all-new Smart Keyboard and, yeah, Apple Pencil No. 2. 

But, as is increasingly evident with each new product Apple updates, the future demands a price. iPad Pro now starts at $799 for the screen-stretched 11-inch model and $999 for the casing-shaved 12.9-inch model. 

That’s a grand slab for the bigger one, and before you add more storage or Gigabit LTE, a lot for anything that doesn’t deliver significant bang for every one of those bucks. 

I’ve been using the 12.9-inch, 1 TB version of the new iPad Pro for almost a week, and I’ve got so many thoughts to share. 

iPad Pro (2018) here in Thailand; Price: 

Bottom line: If you just need or want an iPad, get an iPad. Apple has good ones, compatible with the original Pencil, going for just a few hundred bucks now. If you need more, something that combines raw power and absolute portability better than anything else on the market, then get an iPad Pro. 

For people who want: 

  • Almost edge-to-edge 12.9- or 11-inch displays 
  • High density, wide gamut, high dynamic range, adaptive refresh and color temperature displays 
  • Some of the fastest processors in portables 
  • True Depth and Smart HDR cameras 
  • USB-C up to 10Gbps 
  • Access to all the tablet apps in the App Store 
  • Pro-level tablet computers
    Not for people who want: 
  • Smaller, sub-10-inch displays 
  • OLED displays 
  • x86 processors 
  • Mouse or trackpad support 
  • Lightning or USB-A ports 
  • Access to native Mac or Windows apps 
  • Cheap video and gaming tablets 

Previously, on iPad… 

The new iPads Pro build on the all the iPads that have come before. Rather than repeat material from any of those reviews, please find the most recent ones here: 

  • 9.7-inch iPad (6th Generation) review
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro review 
  • 9.7-inch iPad (5th generation) review
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro review 
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro review 
  • iPad mini 4 review 
  • iPad Air 2 review 
  • iPad Air review 


Liquid Retina started with the iPad Pro. Sure, iPhone XR, small, agile, and no doubt poised to be ludicrously profitable, managed to demo and ship first. 

But the technology that lets Apple push LCD panels with their LED backlights edge to edge and rounded-corner-to-rounded-corner, with all the anti-aliasing and subpixel masking that that involves, feels even more at home here. 


OUD-NIEUWS-bericht van 14 oktober 1939

Ik volg op deze website een lijst van gebeurtenissen tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog, de aanleiding tot die oorlog en de nasleep daarvan. Ik begin met het jaar: 1939. Om precies te zijn op 14 oktober 1939, de dag dat ik in Rotterdam geboren ben.

Op de volgende pagina’s vindt u afbeeldingen van kranten-artikelen aan, volgens een lijst van gebeurtenissen tijdens de Tweede WereldoorlogIk begin tijdens het jaar 1939.  Bij elke blog-post zult u een of meerdere afbeeldingen aantreffen, welke ook op mijn website te vinden zal zijn. 

De Tweede Wereldoorlog begon in de opvatting van veel historici op 1 september 1939 hoewel het op die dag nog slechts ging om oorlog in Europa  met de Duitse aanval op Polen. 

Al in de dagen daarna verklaarden Groot-Brittannië en Frankrijk Duitsland de oorlog – de Verenigde Staten bleven afzijdig, evenals keizerrijk Japan. Maar met de Japanse aanval op Pearl Harbor op 7 december 1941 was sprake van oorlog op andere continenten met twee grote blokken: geallieerden (Groot-Brittannië, VS, Frankrijk, Benelux, Denemarken, Noorwegen e.a.) en asmogendheden (Duitsland, Italië, Japan e.a.) en daardoor een echte wereldoorlog.

De maanden voorafgaand aan deze dag zijn ook opgenomen in mijn artikelen en blog-posts.

Opmerking: Bij het opzoeken van gebeurtenissen naar datum gebeurt het soms dat verschillende officiële bronnen elkaar qua datum tegenspreken. Vrijwel altijd zijn deze verschillen zeer klein, meestal één dag verschil. De oorzaak hiervan is te vinden in het feit dat bepaalde militaire acties tijdens de nacht starten en nog doorlopen in de vroege uren van de volgende dag. Ook gebeurt het dat een auteur de situatie beschrijft wanneer de actie volledig afgelopen is, met andere woorden de dag na de overgave, de dag na de vredesonderhandeling, enz. Ook zij opgemerkt dat het einde van een militair offensief of campagne niet steeds eenduidig te bepalen is. De bepaling van de datum is afhankelijk van de referentie die door de auteur werd gebruikt. 

1939-10-14.pagesEr is getracht in deze lijst zo veel mogelijk de exacte referentie van de datum aan te duiden via een omschrijving van wat er gebeurd is of bedoeld werd.

Co-working EN - APPLE

Sunday, March 8, 2020 Good morning.

BANNER-1My name is Hans Blok, a Dutch man (just 80 years young) living inside Thailand already during more then twenty years now. I’m living (with my Thai wife) within te ‘Pattaya’ region, part of Chonburi province. Sometimes we move for a few weeks tot Thailand’s ‘North-Eastern’ EASN-region inside the most-eastern part.

I’am in general covering; everything MAC and focussed onto sections and subjects. This subject is ….. How to use Time Machine combined with Mac, tablet and Smart-phone


All about Time Machine 

Using Time Machine, which is built into macOS, incremental backups of files are created that are restorable at a later date. These backups can include an entire system or specific files. 

Time Machine captures the most recent state of your data. As these snapshots age, they become prioritized progressively lower automatically compared to newer files. 

Time Machine stores hourly backups for 24 hours, daily backups for one month, and weekly backups for as long as your drive has storage space. Once storage space becomes limited, the system deletes the oldest backups. Because of how this is performed, Time Machine is not intended as an archival utility or offline storage solution. 

What type of external storage devices can you use with Time Machine? 

Time Machine can use the following storage devices as backup disks: 

  1. An external USB, Thunderbolt, or FireWire drive connected to your Mac 
  2. An external drive that’s connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Time Capsule 
  3. AirPort Time Capsule or other storage-device 
  4. A Mac shared as a Time Machine backup destination 
  5. Preferred; a Network-attached storage (NAS) device that supports Time Machine over SMB (Server Message Block)   

My INITIAL pick  

Insert-20-03-08Many years ago I have started with a device generation type 2. AirPort Time Capsule

The AirPort Time Capsule (originally named Time Capsule) was a wireless router sold by Apple Inc., featuring network-attached storage (NAS) and a residential gateway router, and is one of Apple’s AirPort products. 

They are / were, essentially, versions of the AirPort Extreme with an internal hard drive. Apple describes it as a “Backup Appliance”, designed to work in tandem with the Time Machine backup software utility introduced in Mac OS X 10.5.

Introduced on January 15, 2008 and released on February 29, 2008, the device has been upgraded several times, matching upgrades in the Extreme series routers. 

The earliest versions supported 802.11n wireless and came with a 500 GB hard drive in the base model, while the latest model, introduced in 2013, features 802.11ac and a 3 TB hard drive. All models included three Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB port. 

The USB port can be used for external peripheral devices to be shared over the network, such as external hard drives or printers. 

The NAS functionality utilizes a built-in “server grade” hard drive. On April 26, 2018, Bloomberg announced that Apple’s entire AirPort line had been discontinued without replacement.


The AirPort Time Capsule was introduced at Macworld Conference & Expo on January 15, 2008 and released on February 29, 2008, with pricing announced at US$299 (£199) for the 500 GB version and US$499 (£329) for the 1 TB version. It was the first wireless network-attached storage device combined with a wireless gateway router made by Apple.

The first generation Time Capsule included a full AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n wireless, one Ethernet WAN port, three Ethernet LAN ports, and one USB port. The USB port could be used for an external hard drive or a printer to be shared over the network, or both, by using a third-party USB hub. In early 2009, Apple released the second generation Time Capsule. It offered simultaneous 802.11n dual-band operation, which allows older devices to use slower wireless speeds, without affecting the overall performance of devices that can use higher 802.11n speeds. The second generation model also included the addition of “Guest Networking”, a feature which allows creation of a separate wireless network for guests. The guest network uses different authentication credentials, ensuring the security of the primary network. The hard disk storage space of each model was doubled: capacities were 1 TB 2 TB, while the prices remained unchanged.