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Topic: System Design and Interaction with God
My cellphone is a Samsung Galaxy S10. The Galaxy uses the Android operating system produced by Google. Samsung started manufacturing the Galaxy June 2009 and the S10 is the result of 10 years of Interactive Design improvements over the original model.
The best feature of the device? Whatever I want to put on it. The choice. The android software can accept a lot of things, and it is even possible to code/program your own apps for android if what you want does not exist. My boss has a four-year old daughter with diabetes that wears a fit-bit, and he made an app that receives that fit-bit data and monitors her highs and lows, watching for an insulin plunge and gives off a warning when it dips. I have tried to convince him to market it, but he loves his job too much to spend time developing apps.
The worst feature is Bixby – the android intelligent voice assistant, works as a competitor to Apple’s Siri, or Google’s Assistant. The issue is not that Bixby is bad; Bixby works hard to be outdone by the other two. The big problem is that Bixby has been around since 2017 and Siri since 2010. The interactive design growth that Siri has been through is just incomparable. Think of how many new vendors are starting up Operating Systems to compete with Microsoft Windows. In a type of Status Quo bias, most people would not want to switch and learn a new Operating System. However, there is also an aspect that MS Windows has been through decades of Interactive Design improvements through software revisions.
There is a plethora of things we could add to our cellphones, and so much that has already been incorporated. The issue is that the phone gets more expensive, or larger for everything we put in there. My favorite app is the YouVersion Bible app that also has a kid’s version. My kids get The Bible App for kids on their iPad, and I get the parent guides on my phone which allows us to go through stuff together when they need a break and want screen time. I really enjoy it, and it gives me an opportunity to share God with my kids while keeping their interest.
Iphone 12 Collapse
I have a Iphone 12 cell phone. It is 5G capable. The phone uses an open source operating system version OS 14.8. The system has 64 GB of storage. The display is 5.4 ” diagonal . The are two back facing camera’s and one front facing cameras . Apple offers cloud based backups and restoration capabilities. Apple offers an a trusted source for Applications from its App store.
The best things about the Iphone 12 is the use of the Open Source Operating System. This architecture allows for sand bagging processes and helping to mitigate damage from exploitation. This works hand in glove with the App store being a trusted source for applications to download. The size of the display being 5.4 allows the phone to easily be put into a pocket and fits easily in one hand. I have two soon to be three granddaughters and love taking pictures. The two back facing cameras have wide and extra wide apertures. They have image stabilization and zoom which are very good for taking video’s. The cloud based storage in icloud and the ability to restore from those backups is a game changer. The ability to locate your lost phone is important. The ability to wipe the device to protect your personal information remotely is also important. 5G is important as long as you have a 5G network to support 5G.
Siri is a nice feature for voice activation but it hasn’t been a product that I have used much. FaceTime is another feature that I haven’t used. The Mag Safe function is nice but there are studies that show that in some iphones (Pro and Max) have been seen to affect ICD Implantable Cardiovector Defibulators and pace makers. The studies show how they can affect heart rate and other functions. I hope people are aware of this and be aware that by placing the device on the skin near the ICD affects them. This was across several models of ICD’s and pacemakers.
I would add a USB port on the phone to add connectivity along with the current port used for charging. I would include Lidar sensor for scanning that the iphone 12 Pro and Max offer to offer better range finding for better object inclusion.
Interacting with God daily is our daily walk. We are challenged daily with our journey. I have to read Gods word for strength and encouragement. I have to pray for God strength and wisdom. Trust the promises to never leave or forsake us. then to act upon that trust. Faith without works is dead. We must be soldiers in Gods army. Living the the only Bible many will ever read. We can’t only come to God with a wish list of what we need. We must be open to His will and be willing to follow. We are all on a journey of continuous improvement. We must be willing to pay the price and trust and obey. Praise the Lord.