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Volker Weber
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Upgrading from Samsung to Apple
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 11:03a   Volker Weber
When we bought our Samsung TV in 2012, one of the reasons we chose it over competing brands was that it promised to be upgradable. Little did we know that Samsung would not upgrade the software. It would rather sends us a never ending stream of useless apps, that... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ello | herrpunkt
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 9:01a   Volker Weber
Bisher keine Schmeißfliegen. Keine Social-Media-Marketing-Pfosten. Keine Pegida-AfD-Putin-Eierköpfe. Keine Shitstorms. Keine Distinktion durch Empörung. Kein Anbiedern an twitternde Promis. Und zu unwichtig für die Aufmerksamkeitsjunkies. Ich habe erneut die Hoffnung, dass ello eine Größe bekommt, die für einen lebhafte Betrieb reicht, dass es aber nicht so bedeutend wird, dass die Schmeißfliegen... - truncated for aggreg
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486.000 Mailboxen in neun Monaten: IBMs größtes Migrationsprojekt | c't Magazin
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 7:14a   Volker Weber
IBM hat hat in den vorigen drei Quartalen beinahe alle Mitarbeiter in einer gemeinsamen Domäne konsolidiert, alle Mailboxen in die Cloud umgezogen und auf ein neues Produkt umgestellt. c't sprach darüber mit dem verantwortlichen Manager. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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WhatsApp Web now supports Microsoft Edge
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 2:55p   Volker Weber
This is one of the last limitations I felt when using the Surface 3. I had to type all messages on the iPhone. With WhatsApp Web I can use Surface just like the MacBook. It's also a capability I miss on the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3, where WhatsApp wants to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a GPS
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 7:28a   Volker Weber
Axel recently asked whether the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a GPS. I does have one, and there are three settings for location services, as pictured above. It supports GPS and GLONASS, the LTE version (which I have not seen yet) also includes A-GPS. Since Axel is mostly... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Courier services
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 7:19a   Volker Weber
I played courier for Norman, and he solved a problem I could not fix. Norman wanted books that reconnected him with Darmstadt, where he once lived. And my 34 year old honey bear had developed a crack in it's belly, where honey started leaking out. I bought the books... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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#RIPtwitter is trending
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 6:40a   Volker Weber
Twitter allegedly want to introduce an algorithmic timeline as early as next week. That means tweets will no longer show up in reverse chronological order, but Twitter will decide what it deems important to you and place that at the top. We all now that suggested and sponsored tweets (paid... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Thundering silence on IBM Notes
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 11:04a   Volker Weber
The latest release of IBM Notes is version 9, which shipped almost three years ago in March 2013. It has since received four fix packs, so the current version is 9.0.1 FP4. There will soon be another fix pack enabling "Hawthorne" which is the server side enablement of Outlook... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aus meiner Inbox
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 3:22a   Volker Weber
Heute habe ich ein interessantes Feedback zu einer SONOS-Neuinstallation bekommen, die ich gerne komplett wiedergebe. Hi Volker,Erstmal "willkommen zurück" im nassen Deutschland. Nach den ersten Tagen mit Sonos bin ich erstaunt, wieviel Musik aus den kleinen Geräten kommt. Jetzt lohnt sich auch das Abonnement von einem Streaming Dienst.Die PLAY 1... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Android Updates from BlackBerry and Lenovo
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 3:12p   Volker Weber
Color me impressed, but BlackBerry Priv and Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro both update at the beginning of the month, every month. A while ago you needed a Nexus for this kind of service.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A few thoughts on IBM Connect, formerly known as Lotusphere
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 11:41a   Volker Weber
Let's start with the big one. IBM Collaboration has a new General Manager. And she will make an impact. Look at her history within IBM and you will find that she buys stuff. She does not wait for engineering teams trying to figure it out. I believe she will... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Up next: IBM Connect, the conference better known as Lotusphere
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 5:21a   Volker Weber
As always, when I am traveling, I don't spend much time at a computer. Check out my accounts on Twitter and Instagram.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Paul Thurrott on Microsoft's Devices
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 5:20p   Volker Weber
Windows phone is a failure, no doubt about it. So much so that it casts serious doubt on the viability of a Surface phone. Looking ahead, I think that Microsoft keeps Windows 10 Mobile around to continue the Windows 10 cross platform dream, but that Windows 10 evolves generally so... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The real spirit of Australia :: As shown by a Qantas Safety Video
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 7:21a   Volker Weber
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It's not about the phone anymore
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 4:33a   Volker Weber
We were discussing preferences. A friend said his daughter did not really want his old iPhone 5 and preferred her Lumia. She likes the design better and she is used to it. Then another friend said that he would not buy another iPhone if he did not have everything... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wolvesmouth :: I went to LA for this
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 8:27a   Volker Weber
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New features for Microsoft Sway
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 1:02p   Volker Weber
It’s now been a few months since Sway became generally available. Last month we introduced new controls that allow Office 365 business and education admins to better manage and tailor the way Sway is used within their organization. This month we’re ushering in 2016 with new Sway capabilities we recently added... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo Tab 3 Pro no longer crashtastic
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 4:47p   Volker Weber
The lastest firmware release from early January fixed all my outstanding complaints about the software running on the Yoga Tab 3 Pro. It's now pretty much perfect for me. Lenovo is providing monthly security updates, much like BlackBerry for the PRIV. This has always been my major concern with... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wired: Outlook on Your Phone Is the Future of Email
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 2:39p   Volker Weber
So it’s a shame there’s hardly anyone dedicated to making email awesome. Except for Microsoft. Its Outlook app for iOS and Android is the best mobile email app, no matter what phone you’re using. It’s better than Mail, better than Gmail. It’s the biggest email innovation since spam filtering. It... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Statt Personal Trainer
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 11:25a   Volker Weber
Ich beobachte ja täglich, was die Apple Watch so an Bewegung notiert. Das ist nicht nur das Laufen draußen. Auch um's Haus run kommt einiges zusammen. So ein Hund etwa hat zweimal im Jahr Fellwechsel. Einmal von Januar bis Juni und dann von Juli bis Dezember. Also führe ich... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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MIKEY-SAKKE oder wenn man den Bock zum Gärtner macht
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 11:01a   Volker Weber
Die vom britischen Geheimdienst GCHQ entwickelter VoIP-Verschlüsselung erlaubt das Mithören aufgezeichneter Gespräche, auch im Nachhinein. Kein Wunder also, dass das GCHQ diesen Algorithmus als Standard für geheime Kommunikation haben will. Das ist das Zeugs, was der Geheimdienst der eigenen (!) Regierung vorschreibt. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dropbox’s new Windows 10 app
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 9:33a   Volker Weber
Overall, the app tries to be a good citizen, taking advantage of platform features when and where it can. In cursory usage, it feels like a well-assembled application, and I like that it leverages platform features when and where it can. But I don't see myself using it with any... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Smells like enterprise
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 5:03p   Volker Weber
I asked: "Do Amazon, Google and Microsoft also have these scheduled cloud outages?" Clemens Vasters from Microsoft simply answered: "No". And then elaborated: @vowe Scheduled downtime is a service technology maturity and operations maturity red flag.— Clemens Vasters (@clemensv) January 21, 2016... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works :: Logi Circle and K380
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 8:10a   Volker Weber
Jede Woche gibt es neue Spielzeuge. Das hört mit der Zeit auf interessant zu sein. Die Verbesserungen gegenüber den alten Spielzeugen ist oft nur marginal. Manchmal erschließt sich erst auf den zweiten Blick, ob das Zeugs auch etwas taugt. Ich teste und benutze solchen Technikkram deshalb gerne über eine... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos :: Decisions, decisions, decisions
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 8:27a   Volker Weber
Two things made my previous chart obsolete: the new PLAY:5 goes to eleven, and Trueplay Tuning makes all speakers so much better. I am leaving behind CCONNECT and CONNECT:AMP now. I a way I find it wasteful to invest in those as an intermediate solution. You will eventually want... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aus meiner Inbox
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 4:29a   Volker Weber
Letzte Woche habe ich in Sachen Sonos beraten. Aus 1xPLAY:5, 2xPLAY:3 und 2xPLAY:1 wurden 3xPLAY:5 und 4xPLAY:1. Heute Rückmeldung: Guten Morgen Herr Weber, am Wochenende Sonos gestartet und, was soll ich sagen? Einfach nur geil! Meine Bedenken im Bezug auf iTunes haben sich erledigt, dank Apple Music alles im grünen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Progress
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 7:10a   Volker Weber
A photo posted by Volker Weber (@volkerweber) on Jan 14, 2016 at 7:58am PST Almost 4 weeks in I received another x-ray today. And it is looking good. All the fragments stayed where they were, the healing has started. I'll take the cast off during the day but still... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Different Voyagers
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 9:00a   Volker Weber
I have three different Voyager headsets. To the left is the Legend, to the right the Focus, and in the middle there is the Edge. all three of them are excellent noise canceling Bluetooth headsets. The Edge is the lightest and most comfortable one. The other two however seem... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ruf! Mich! Nicht! An!
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:26a   Volker Weber
Sims mir, mail mir, schreib per WhatsApp - denn ein Anruf stört immer. Telefonieren ist rückständig, sagt Stefan Schmitt. Wenn das Telefon klingelt, dann ist meistens jemand dran, der etwas von mir will. Eine Agentur, die ihren E-Mails hinterher telefoniert, eine Versicherung, die mir etwas reindrücken will, ein Ratsuchender, der... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Clichés
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:05a   Volker Weber
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Is IBM Verse your new way to work?
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:00a   Volker Weber
It has been almost a year since IBM announced Verse in Orlando. It has been nine months since they started delivering it. Ed Brill was tasked with migrating all of IBM to the new platform, and though it might have looked like he was set up for failure, he... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Do it in the morning
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 3:21a   Volker Weber
If you don't have time for a walk at noon, maybe you can walk to work. Or maybe you can get up early and do some exercise. Can't get anything done before coffee? If you exercise in the morning, you won't need the coffee anymore. It's dark? It's cold?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dragon likes the Voyager Focus
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 6:55p   Volker Weber
I knew the microphone is incredibly important. As it turns out the Plantronics Voyager Focus works better than the Plantronics Voyager Edge. It must have the superior microphone boom. When I calibrate the microphones and listen to my own voice I don't hear much of the difference. But speech... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo provides regular updates for its latest Android device
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 4:00a   Volker Weber
I am quite impressed by Lenovo's efforts to provide at least monthly updates to Android on the Yoga Tab 3 Pro. Not only do they update to the latest security level, but at the same time they are also fixing bugs. The tablet now works with Bluetooth keyboards, the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Coffee, eggs, and bloody good speakers
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 9:34a   Volker Weber
Venues run by music obsessives are cranking up the quality instead of the volume, and bringing acoustic perfection to the public More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dragon jetzt auch mit dem Plantronics Voyager UC
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 7:09a   Volker Weber
Ich habe Dragon jetzt mit drei verschiedenen Headsets genutzt. Zunächst mit dem Voyager Focus UC, dann mit dem Blackwire 725, und nun auch mit dem Voyager Edge UC. Alle drei sind von Plantronics; etwas anderes kommt mir nicht ins Haus. :-) Das Blackwire ist schnurgebunden und wird per USB... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Inching towards a 1000 retweets
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 11:35a   Volker Weber
CLOUD = Capture Lots Of User Data— Volker Weber (@vowe) March 12, 2014 This tweet just woke a few days ago with 200+ new retweets. :-)... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry is all about Android this year
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 8:35a   Volker Weber
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in an interview at CES in Las Vegas, that BlackBerry has no plans for new smartphones with BlackBerry 10 for this year. They are planning on releasing at least one more device with Android, possibly two. I have talked about this before, and the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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CES 2016: The Toaster-Fridge Awakens—in 4K HDR!
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 5:03p   Volker Weber
If you were at CES, you could see water bottles with screens, alarm clocks with smell, robots with video projectors, underwear that's smart, and a tablet/refrigerator. That would have been all on one day. Yesterday. Best report from CES I have seen so far. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM veteran Steven Mills retires
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 5:45p   Volker Weber
International Business Machines Corp said on Monday Steven Mills, executive vice president, software and systems, decided to retire on Dec. 31, after a career spanning more than four decades. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Registered for IBM Connect 2016
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 10:11a   Volker Weber
Conference registration is confirmed. Now we are ironing out the travel details. If all goes well I shall be arriving Saturday night and return at the end of the conference. I count this as my 20th Lotusphere in Orlando. How about you? Do you still call it Lotusphere?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How to reach all your exercise goals every single day
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 6:20a   Volker Weber
I've told you before that my way to success is to set a realistic goal and reach it every single day. Apple Watch has two preset goals: 30 minutes of exercise and 12 hours of getting up once an hour. The third goal is adjustable and I have set... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Using Dragon with two languages
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 7:31a   Volker Weber
When I first installed Dragon, I did not know how to install two languages. I have the German version, so choosing German as the language was the obvious choice. Later I found out, that you can create a new profile, and then select another language. By switching the profile,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dictating with Plantronics Voyager into Dragon for Mac
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 7:01a   Volker Weber
This is my setup. Dragon for Mac works very well with the internal microphone. However, I have connected the Plantronics Voyager Focus via the Bluetooth dongle BT 600. This way I can listen to music while dictating. At first, this was a strange experience. But I found it to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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And then the iPad wins
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 5:56a   Volker Weber
I really like the Lenovo Yoga. My plan was to use it instead of the iPad. It has this nice projector, it's very easy to get movies in and out, the battery lasts forever, and it feels just right in your hand. Unfortunately, it has a few crippling bugs.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Not my birthday
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 4:56a   Volker Weber
Whether it's Facebook, Twitter or any other ad platform, I always choose the high value for age. Really old people don't buy anything, so you'd be foolish to target them. And for companies profiling white paper downloads, I am an Albanian janitor with zero employees. It's an exercise in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Incompetent
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 3:13a   Volker Weber
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Dictate in Dragon for Mac in two languages
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 10:02a   Volker Weber
When I set up Dragon for Mac, the German version, I selected the German speech model. The user interface was still in English, since this is my system language on the Mac, but all Dragon commands and the speech recognition were in German. I could not figure out, how... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A New Year's resolution for 2016
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 10:46a   Volker Weber
2015 was a perfect year. I met my exercise goals every single day. The last seven months I tracked with my Apple Watch. The move streak is currently 216 days. For 2016 I would like to earn the 365 days badge by the end of May and the 500... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos CR100 :: An ode to the Russian iPod
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 8:09a   Volker Weber
Younglings, this is the CR100 Sonos Controller. Way before the iPhone you needed this to control your Sonos players. It's waterproof and basically indestructible. It has buttons for everything. This controller has not seen an update in years. It is still on version 4.3. And yet, I can use... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Set up a Sonos CONNECT:AMP as Surround Rears
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 6:29a   Volker Weber
If you have a CONNECT:AMP and speakers, the release of Sonos software update 4.2 makes it possible to configure the CONNECT:AMP for this purpose. I was not aware of this configuration, and the setup is somewhat convoluted, but it is indeed possible. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Schlüsselkind
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 4:16a   Volker Weber
Gerade wird wieder einmal die Microsoft-Sau durch den Ort getrieben. Um was geht es? Der erdreisten sich die Redmonder doch tatsächlich, den Bitlockerschlüssel auf OneDrive hoch zu laden. Das machen die doch bestimmt, um den Anwender zu überwachen. Und überhaupt, die NSA. Ruhig, Brauner! Wer so ein bisschen mehr Ahnung... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Geschenk an mich selbst
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 9:15a   Volker Weber
Mit zunehmendem Alter braucht man mehr Brillen. Das Auge kann nicht mehr alles ausgleichen. Deshalb habe ich mir zu Weihnachten eine neue Götti geschenkt. Hinten ist die alte, nun mit Gläsern ohne gleitenden Fokus. Damit sehe ich den ganzen Bildschirm scharf. Die alte Jeeny 5320 war noch von Götti... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ich habe tolle Leser
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 9:03a   Volker Weber
Lieber Manfred, vielen Dank für diese Überraschung. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut. Und Dir, lieber Wolfram, ebenfalls herzlichen Dank für Dein Paket. Ich freue mich immer wieder, mit so netten Menschen zu tun zu haben. Das Internet hat auch schöne Ecken!... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sieben Wochen mit dem BlackBerry Priv
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 1:34p   Volker Weber
Sieben Wochen ist es her, dass ich zum ersten Mal mit dem neuen BlackBerry Priv herum gespielt habe. Und meine ersten Eindrücke haben sich bestätigt. Im Grunde genommen ist das kein BlackBerry, sondern ein Android-Smartphone. Und anders als die beliebten Samsung-Geräte ist es kaum verbastelt. Anfang Dezember haben die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM + room.co
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 1:02p   Volker Weber
I am not sure, what is going on, But IBM Verse is linking to room.co. This is a free four person video conference.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Eleven
Fri, Dec 25th 2015 11:54a   Volker Weber
We had this before, but Martin reminded me.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Beatles are now streaming
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 5:11a   Volker Weber
That is as long tail as it gets.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry Priv in numbers
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 10:33a   Volker Weber
How many Priv has BlackBerry sold? Watch this number.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Der Drache schreibt für mich
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 9:16a   Volker Weber
Man kann aus jeder Not eine Tugend machen. Nun kann ich also schlecht tippen, da muss ich lernen, zu diktieren. Da passt es sehr gut, dass wir gerade die neue Diktiersoftware von Nuance für den Mac testen. Leute, die sich mit dem Thema besser auskennen als ich, sagen, dass... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Healing
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 3:36a   Volker Weber
Letzten Sonntag habe ich mir drei Finger gebrochen. Das wird jetzt vier Wochen dauern, bis die Knochen wieder zusammenwachsen sind. In dieser Zeit wird es hier vielleicht etwas ruhiger werden. Mit der linken Hand zu tippen ist doch etwas mühselig. Erfreulicherweise kann ich an der rechten Hand Daumen und... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The new SONOS PLAY:5 at vowe's magic flying circus
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 6:19a   Volker Weber
If you don't have any money to spend, close the browser and leave. Seriously. Because you will want to buy something when this is over. Last chance. You have been warned. We always had these discussions: do I buy two PLAY:3 instead of one PLAY:5? How about two PLAY:1... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stefan Reichert :: Industrial designer at Sonos
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 4:24p   Volker Weber
Stefan Reichert published this concept, when he was a student at the University of Wuppertal. It caught the attention of Mieko Cusano, lead indrustrial designer at Sonos. Mieko eventually hired Stefan and his first product is the new PLAY:5.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry Smartphone sales still declining
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 3:20p   Volker Weber
For the first time, BlackBerry did not report the number of smartphones it sold in the last quarter. It was only mentioned in the earnings call: 700k. That is the lowest ever. With the Priv only being available in select markets we will have to see the next quarter... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft has a plan. Or two.
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 2:12p   Volker Weber
Microsoft wants its Lumia 950XL to win. If you buy one you get your dock for free. It lets you connect a screen, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals to your phone, effectively turning it into a PC with a big desktop. There is only one problem: the only software that... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Connect 2016
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 9:54a   Volker Weber
With Xmas approaching an no word from IBM I expected to be skipping Lotusphere for the first time in 20 years. But today, there was something in my inbox. It's not in the Swolphin this year, but at the Hilton next to the Orange County Convention Center. Easier to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry CEO on being a little bit pregnant
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 7:02p   Volker Weber
We reject the notion that tech companies should refuse reasonable, lawful access requests. Just as individual citizens bear responsibility to help thwart crime when they can safely do so, so do corporations have a responsibility to do what they can, within legal and ethical boundaries, to help law enforcement in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble Health
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 6:14a   Volker Weber
Pebble Health is an all new built-in health tracking application available to the Pebble Time family of smartwatches. Developed by Pebble in collaboration with researchers at Stanford University, Pebble Health will track your daily activity, including steps, distance, and active minutes. Sleep is automatically tracked when you go to bed,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple Music on Sonos :: It's here
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 9:34a   Volker Weber
And just like that, even your oldest Sonos speaker plays Apple Music. Hit it.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry adds multi-language keyboard to PRIV
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 8:51a   Volker Weber
Since the PRIV is running Android, it is missing a few features from BlackBerry 10. Today BlackBerry added multiple languages to the keyboard. You can now set a primary layout and add up to two supporting languages. In my case, I use the German layout and added in English... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Armchair product management for Sonos
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 8:30a   Volker Weber
Let me sit back in my armchair* and throw some ideas out. PLAY:Cast: I want to be able to transmit anything to a Sonos player near me. Anything that comes out of an inferior speaker right now. That's a big architecture play, probably best at the operating system level.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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You can keep your OneDrive bonus storage
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 4:08a   Volker Weber
Microsoft is reacting to angry OneDrive users and lets them keep their 15 + 15 GB of free storage. That's not done automatically. Just go to this website and claim your storage. Thanks to everyone who sent this in while I was away. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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What Sonos is working on
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 9:20a   Volker Weber
Within the first hour of arriving in Santa Barbara, I set the ground rules of how I would like to handle my visit: everything that I learn and that is not announced simply does not exist. This enabled Sonos to do something that is usually unheard of. I was... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Visiting Sonos
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 8:12a   Volker Weber
My hosts this week: Eric, Errin, Jenisse, Fred. You are stars. Nobody has ever done anything like you did. #sonos #sba #SantaBarbara #SoCal A photo posted by Volker Weber (@volkerweber) on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:46pm PST Last Wednesday I set out on a journey that was long overdue.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry PRIV: Erstes Update zum Marktstart des Android-Smartphones
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 3:28p   Volker Weber
Monatliche Sicherheitsupdates versprachen die Kanadier für ihr erstes Android-Gerät. Das Dezember-Update aber fällt noch viel größer aus. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple USB Camera Adapter now works with iPhone
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 1:32p   Volker Weber
New in iOS 9.2: iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos I have solved this already with the EyeFi card, but it's good to know there is a fallback.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Jetzt aber: BlackBerry Priv in Frankfurt
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 7:04a   Volker Weber
Fotos Jens Nullmeyer Zweimal war er da, aber BlackBerry war noch nicht soweit. Gestern war der Laden leer, ohne Kunden, ohne Verkäufer. Heute waren Verkäufer da, durften aber vor 16 Uhr nichts zeigen. Es bleibt schwierig.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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CleanMyDrive 2
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 6:50a   Volker Weber
I could bore you to tears with all that's new with this program. Instead, take my word for this: if you have a Mac, you want this app. It removes all the junk that OS X leaves behind on your thumbdrives. It empties the trashbin on those drives for... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft's Glorious Attempt To Defeat Apple's iPad Air
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 5:31a   Volker Weber
With the Surface Pro 4 now available, and the Surface Book making its way to retail, is there a need to look back to a device launched in May 2015 as a competitive Windows 10 tablet? I think there is. Microsoft has finally come up with a decent alternative... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lumia 550 bei Aldi Süd für 119 €
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 5:21a   Volker Weber
Foto Microsoft Ohne Sperre, 20 Euro unter Liste, dazu ein Starterpaket Aldi-Talk mit 10 Euro Guthaben. Ab 19. Dezember. Das 550 hat nur 8 GB Speicher, braucht also unbedingt eine Speichererweiterung. More > [Danke, Ingo]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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OneDrive on a small Windows 10 tablet
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 6:46p   Volker Weber
Help me figure this out. Small Windows 10 tablet with 32 GB of storage, half of that is free. Added 64 GB external storage via microSD, NTFS format. 20 GB of files on OneDrive. When I log into OneDrive, it wants to put my files on drive C. Not enough... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Leider kompliziert
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 4:57a   Volker Weber
Ein Surface mit Windows (RT) ist ein wunderbarer digitaler Bilderrahmen. Man stellt das so ein: Nicht ausschalten, nach einer Minute sperren, Slideshow anzeigen, Ordner mit Bildern auswählen. Dafür nimmt man Eigene Aufnahmen aus dem OneDrive. Auf diese Weise hat man immer die neuesten Fotos auf dem Display, in einer... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Hey @Sonos, can I make a wish?
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 5:46p   Volker Weber
Before I come visit you next week, let me make a wish. I want every sound in my home to come out of a Sonos speaker. And I want it to be simple. Whatever I am playing on my PC, on my Mac, on my phone, I want it to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that does not work :: Eve Weather
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:10a   Volker Weber
A couple of days ago I wrote that I hardly ever publish a bad review. This product however deserves one. It just does not work for me. Eve is a family of product that is based on Apple Homekit. Homekit uses Bluetooth to connect devices with iOS. Eve Weather... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Follow me on Instragram for travel updates
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 7:54a   Volker Weber
Next week will be intense. There will be lots of new things I have never seen before. So I expect to shoot lots of photos, some of which I will post in Instagram. Want to follow along and engage? Please follow me on Instagram. Some of the better photos... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry Priv nächste Woche in Deutschland
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 4:28a   Volker Weber
Die neuen BlackBerry Priv sind mittlerweile bei Ingram angekommen und werden auf Shops und Partner verteilt. Nächste Woche sollte es dann auch im Popup-Store im zweiten Stock der Frankfurter myZeil angekommen sein. Anders als zunächst angekündigt ist der Laden immer noch auf. Dort kann man das Gerät dann auch... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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What to do in Los Angeles
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 5:38a   Volker Weber
While I am in Southern California, I am completely booked until Friday night. But I have the full Saturday and Sunday morning to explore the city. I am staying here and I liked that when I was in the city in, ahem, 2002. This is on my plan, but... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Connect with EyeFi
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 5:24a   Volker Weber
I am traveling to Southern California next week. And I am trying to pack a very small bag. And this is it. iPhone 6s Plus, OlloClip Active Lens, Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard, and for the first time in a while, a serious camera. I am leaving the Yoga 3... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is crashtastic
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 4:20p   Volker Weber
I love this thing to bits and pieces. How do I know? I am still using it every day for several hours although I have never seen anything that is as crashtastic as apps on this Lenovo device. It already received one software update, but apps continue to break... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The PRIV’s First Software Update Is Live
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 12:16p   Volker Weber
When we announced the PRIV, we made a commitment to bring BlackBerry’s legendary security expertise to Android. A key area of focus in that regard was the release of monthly security updates for the OS, in order to keep your PRIV secure and your data private. That’s why starting today... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Suche einen Notes-Entwickler
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 11:01a   Volker Weber
Ich bekomme gerade eine Anfrage für ein kleines Notes-Projekt. Raum Steinhuder Meer, 50k westlich von Hannover. Ich weiß nichts über das Projekt, vermittle aber gerne. Einfach hier unten auf :: email :: klicken.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple Music on Sonos goes live on DEC 15
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 1:29p   Volker Weber
Apple and Sonos announce today, that Apple Music on Sonos enters public beta on December 15, 2015. Beta means there may be issues. But I am confident that they got this.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Half a perfect year
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 1:14p   Volker Weber
No matter how you count it: six month, 26 perfect weeks, 185 days longest Move streak. It's half a year without breaking the chain.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Zu schwierig für Google
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 11:23a   Volker Weber
Eine gescheite Tastatur zu bauen scheint für Google eine nicht zu lösende Aufgabe. Oben das schweizer Layout, unten das deutsche. Die Schweizer kennen kein ß, aber die Tasten sind nicht korrekt angeordnet. Bei der deutschen Tastatur verzichtet Google gleich auf alle Umlaute. Dazu kommt dann noch das Material Design,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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What you don't read on this site
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 11:02a   Volker Weber
I write because I like to write. And sometimes I don't write because I don't like to. One of the things I hardly ever write is a bad review. There is a story behind that. More than 20 years ago I reviewed a product for c't. And it was terrible.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How Sonos is getting better, year over year
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 4:06p   Volker Weber
I have been around since the first Sonos products. And I am impressed by two things: how the products improve year over year. And how the company keeps improving products that are already in customer's hands. Let me explain. It all started with a product called ZonePlayer ZP100. What... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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You may want to close this barn door on your IBM Connections site
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 12:14p   Volker Weber
Let's go to IBM Connections and not login. This is the important part. We are a dog on the Internet and nobody knows we are a dog. Let's pick an IBM site and issue a search query against the Profiles application. Let's find everybody who has tagged his profile with... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Yoga Tab 3 Pro :: My next travel companion
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 8:57a   Volker Weber
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro oozes quality. I just like to hold and use it. The soft touch back provides a good grip, the buttons are solid. I find the DLP projector quite usable for watching a movie on the ceiling, and even the camera is surprisingly good,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Le calendrier 2016 d'Aubade est arrivé
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 4:00a   Volker Weber
More > [Thanks, Boudewijn.]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 2:54p   Volker Weber
The CIO of Swiss power company ABB shared details with CIO.com about its decision to ditch IBM Notes and move 125,000 workers to Office 365. The migration spotlighted important lessons for IT leaders about the scalability of enterprise tools and how innovation can drive staff productivity. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus




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