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Love has no label
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 67
Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 205
Pebble Time Steel
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 104
Sonos 5.3
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 75
Limited Edition Sonos PLAY: 1 Blue Note
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 53
Mixed Tape Compilation #60
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 39
Cigarettes: A product that kills two out of three of its users
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 121
Top 10
Spock's Final Tweet
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 242
Love this Instagram account
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 219
Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 205
Pebble Steel
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 162
Lumia 640 XL looks like a winner
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 161
New IKEA Collection Blends Style with Qi Wireless Charging
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 155
Wiping one BlackBerry
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 149
When you have no other news
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 143
Too many bezels?
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 134
Kann so weitergehen
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 131


Volker Weber
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Love has no label
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 1:19p   Volker Weber
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Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 3:59a   Volker Weber
Bloatware is a bigger headache on Android phones than it is on PCs for multiple reasons, says Irfan Asrar, a researcher with mobile security company Appthority. “Not only is it harder to remove (every time you do a factory reset it will come back), but it’s costing you resources such... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble Time Steel
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 10:34a   Volker Weber
When Pebble introduced the Time last week, many complained that it may look cheap. But I knew something was afoot for Mobile World Congress. And here it is. Pebble Time Steel. Not only does it look more expensive, its battery is also good for up to 10 days. That... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos 5.3
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 10:27a   Volker Weber
THere is an update for your Sonos. New controllers for Android and iOS. They make better use of screen estate and give you faster access to your rooms. There are two new swipe gestures. Swipe down to go back to your search results and swipe right from the left... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Limited Edition Sonos PLAY: 1 Blue Note
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 10:11a   Volker Weber
I am the first to admit when I made a mistake. You may know that I made a bit of fun about Sonos doing limited edition speakers. Sonos wasn't offended. They just sent one my way. And it's beautiful. The PLAY:1 Blue Note celebrates 75 years of Blue Note... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Mixed Tape Compilation #60
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 6:15a   Volker Weber
Wir starten das Jahr 2015 mit unserer 60sten Ausgabe und einer neuen Auswahl an großartigen Künstlern und neuer, frischer Musik. Wie bereits mit unserer “Best of 2014” Compilation angekündigt, präsentieren wir heute nicht nur einfach die neue Ausgabe des Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tapes, sondern stellen auch ein neues Format vor. Die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Cigarettes: A product that kills two out of three of its users
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 2:13p   Volker Weber
Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 11, 2015 'Smoking Kills' is more than just a catchy PSA or smoking cessation campaign slogan - it’s verifiable fact. Since the mid-1900s, study after study has generated compelling evidence linking smoking to increased mortality rates. Arguably,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lumia 640 XL looks like a winner
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 5:28a   Volker Weber
The 640 XL looks like an interesting compromise. 5.7" screen with a low HD resolution, expandable storage, replaceable 3000 mAh battery and shell, 13 MP camera, all of that in a midrange device for 189 € (3G) or 219 € (LTE), plus taxes minus subsidiaries. There is also a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Kann so weitergehen
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 11:01a   Volker Weber
18 Wochen mit mehr als 100 km und mehr als 10000 Schritten am Tag. Ohne Ausnahme. Mehr als 2,2 Mio Schritte, mehr als 2000 km.— Volker Weber (@vowe) March 1, 2015 Anfang November habe ich mir ambitionierte Ziele gesetzt, um mein Laufprogramm über den Winter zu halten. Jeden Tag mindestens... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wiping one BlackBerry
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 10:42a   Volker Weber
I am not entirely happy with the 10.3.1 update. Just to make sure I haven't inherited any bad configuration, I am wiping may favorite BlackBerry and see how it goes after that. The Passport definitely has a flicker problem. BlackBerry has acknowledged the issue and is testing a fix.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Geburtstag verlegt
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 10:14a   Volker Weber
Dr. Michael Spehr hat vollkommen recht. Wozu müssen Facebook und Co mein Geburtsdatum wissen?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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New IKEA Collection Blends Style with Qi Wireless Charging
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 4:22a   Volker Weber
BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global home furnishings retailer IKEA today announced a product launch of Qi-powered bedside tables, lamps and desks that eliminates cable mess and makes it easier to stay connected with always-charged mobile devices. IKEA said the wireless charging home furnishings will be available in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Spock's Final Tweet
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 3:11p   Volker Weber
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 Live Long And Prosper.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 3:08p   Volker Weber
Lenovo wants to add less crapware to PCs and offers to to add some more: we will offer Lenovo PC users affected by this issue a free 6-month subscription to McAfee LiveSafe service (or a 6-month extension for existing subscribers). ... And we will continuously solicit feedback from our user... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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When you have no other news
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 8:28a   Volker Weber
The Sonos agency calls to check whether I have received yesterday's press release. Yes, I receive all press releases you send me. Email is pretty solid at vowe's magic flying circus. Agencies do that when nobody picks up the story. What's the story? Well, since Sonos does not have any... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aus der Serie 'Oberschlau' :: PrivDog telefoniert nach Hause
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 8:06a   Volker Weber
Um seinem Claim 'PrivDog schützt Ihre Privatsphäre, während Sie im Internet surfen' gerecht zu werden, tauscht das Tool potentiell gefährliche Werbebanner auf Webseiten aus. Um das zu bewerkstelligen, hat PrivDog dem Journalisten Hanno Böck zufolge alle besuchten Webseiten unverschlüsselt an den Mutterkonzern Adtrustmedia gesendet. Diese Vorgehensweise führt den Sicherheits-Aspekt des... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotu
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Love this Instagram account
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 6:05p   Volker Weber
Mark Seliger has some great photos from this year's VF Oscar party. Check them out. Maybe you also want to look at mine? ;-)... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Too many bezels?
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 5:33p   Volker Weber
I know this looks like Pebble Week at vowe's magic flying circus, but I am trying to wrap my head around the design of the different Pebble models, and I have to write stuff down to get my thoughts straight. If you compare the different Pebbles, you will notice... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble Steel
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 6:54a   Volker Weber
This is now the fourth Pebble design I am trying. I still like the original design, both in Jet Black and Cherry Red. Then I used the Steel in Matte Black with a matching steel bracelet. At first I did not like the Brushed Steel, but now that I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble, Microsoft and what could have been with Windows Phone
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 6:10a   Volker Weber
.. the plan I am told was for Microsoft to develop the app, including eating all costs associated within, and even to help Pebble keep Windows Phone app parity long-term with continued support. In exchange, Pebble owns the app. These kinds of deals are very familiar with Microsoft as the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Android and iOS dominate unit shares
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 5:41a   Volker Weber
"Instead of a battle for the third ecosystem after Android and iOS, 2014 instead yielded skirmishes, with Windows Phone edging out BlackBerry, Firefox, Sailfish and the rest, but without any of these platforms making the kind of gains needed to challenge the top two," said Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble Time
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 5:14a   Volker Weber
While I was away, Pebble announced its second generation watch. The original Pebble is a tough act to follow. They hit the sweet spot with their first shot: excellent battery life, readability in bright sunlight, extensible with small apps, and customizable with your own choice of watch faces. The... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BackBeat Pro und Siri
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 4:17a   Volker Weber
Kann der @vowe das verifizieren, dass der Backbeat Pro mit Siri Probleme haben soll? Kann ich mir ehrlich gesagt kaum vorstellen. @MicSpehr— Jan Spoenle (@spoenle) February 22, 2015 Der hochgeschätzte Kollege Dr. Michael Spehr hatte das BackBeat Pro für die FAZ getestet und dabei festgestellt: ... leider ließ sich jedoch... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Back in Black
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 11:10a   Volker Weber
Pebble continues to be my favorite wearable. Runs up to a week on one charge, display is always on and delivers the two interesting data points at all times: date/time and step count. My phone is on silent, all notifications come in through Pebble. The watchface is Futura Steps... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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New IBM study debunks five common myths about Millennials
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 8:25a   Volker Weber
How are Millennials alike or different from our colleagues? Are the stereotypes about us true? And, what changes must we make in our organizations?To answer some of these questions, today IBM is releasing the results of a global study on Millennials in the workplace, of which I was a co-author. Essentially,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Heftiges Bildschirmflackern auf dem Passport
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 5:53a   Volker Weber
Seit dem Update auf 10.3.1 zeigt mein Passport manchmal heftiges Bildschirmflackern, das nach einem Reboot verschwindet. Keines der anderen Geräte zeigt dieses Verhalten.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Unable to upgrade to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1 due to insufficient space
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 5:12p   Volker Weber
The BlackBerry 10 OS requires 2.5 times the downloaded package size, for example, an update package of 1GB will require a total of 2.5GB's free space to download and install successfully. I would install via PC or Mac and BlackBerry Link. That requires a lot less space. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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100 GB of OneDrive storage for Dropbox users
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 4:43p   Volker Weber
Pretty easy. Microsoft verifies you have a Dropbox account and then gives you 100 GB for a year. If you are in the US, they also have a Bing Rewards bonus of 100 GB for two years. Lots of those promotions in the fight for users. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Reifenwechsel
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 7:32a   Volker Weber
Seit ich viel laufe, habe ich ein neues Problem: ich verschleiße Schuhe in atemberaubendem Tempo. Am Anfang bin ich noch auf GEOX gelaufen, aber die haben nur ein paar hundert Kilometer gehalten. Dann erzählte mir ein Freund, dass er seit Jahren ein Paar Scarpa Mojito hat und dass die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Adding insult to injury
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 5:53p   Volker Weber
Lenovo says: our goal was to enhance the experience for users Lenovo, you are insulting our intelligence. Do you seriously think that anybody, anyone, will believe that you are enhancing a user's experience by adding ads to the content they are viewing? And that it's OKish to insert a proxy... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 Arrives
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 9:48a   Volker Weber
Press Release is out: Discover a refreshed visual look and feel along with powerful new features, including BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, and access to hundreds of thousands of apps More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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tizi Mega-Tankstelle
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 6:31a   Volker Weber
Bisher nutze ich eine tizi Tankstelle, wenn ich verreise. Ein Netzteil, bis zu vier Geräte. Sie hat nur zwei Nachteile: erstens hat sie einen festen Eurostecker - nicht gut für Reisen ins Ausland - und zweitens weiß ich nie, welches Kabel wo reingehört. Das Problem löst die neue Tankstation.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble is counting down
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 5:50a   Volker Weber
Next Tuesday, 16:00h. I think they want to show us something before Apple Watch hits the stores.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo Pre-instaling Adware :: Superfish
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 4:20a   Volker Weber
First thing i done was download chrome and already noticed when i google search, adware adverts appear into the search results. These are cleverly designed to fit into the search results to make them appear to look normal.So today i got some time to investigate and narrowed it down to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple Watch
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 12:52p   Volker Weber
If I can't have this, I want that.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ed Brill :: The Secret of IBM's Social Business Transformation
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 9:07a   Volker Weber
Over the decade that I have been involved in social and online collaboration, the definition of a social business has evolved. Today I like to describe it as an organization whose culture of participation and systems of engagement enable groups of people to drive business outcomes. We have moved past... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The New Yorker :: Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 1:46p   Volker Weber
How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product. Excellent long read. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos, your beta upgrade mechanism is broken
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 12:25p   Volker Weber
I love Sonos players and I have been testing your software for years. But lately, I am feeling a bit left behind. How did that happen? In the olden days betas would get a name and an easy to remember URL where to download the latest controller. But last... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Blackberry 10.3.1: Alle BlackBerrys, alle Carrier, ein Betriebssystem
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 8:51a   Volker Weber
BlackBerry bereitet das größte Systemupdate für alle im Markt befindlichen Geräte mit BlackBerry 10 vor. Am 19. Februar soll 10.3.1 über alle Carrier ausgeliefert werden. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Subsonic :: Stream Your Own Music
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 1:32p   Volker Weber
Stream from your own computer. Your media - your terms. Subsonic works with Chromecast and SONOS. Apps available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Chrome and many more. Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeNAS, unRAID etc. You want this if you have a huge media library and need to make it... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Withings Healthmate on Android now tracks your steps
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 10:37a   Volker Weber
I upgraded the Samsung Note 4 to Lollipop today and found something new to me. Withings Health Mate 2.0 on Android can now track your steps, exactly like I do on the iPhone 6 Plus. Two wishes for Samsung to get back in the game: make the next one... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Bluetooth Keyboard connected to Windows Phone
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 6:01a   Volker Weber
This Lumia 830 is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. And it finally is able to connect to a Bluetooth keyboard, a feature sorely missing from Windows Phone 8.1.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM to publish ConnectED presentations
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 4:26a   Volker Weber
From my inbox: ConnectED 2015 Presentations: Missed a session or two? Need a bit more detail on some key topics? There's only one week left for ConnectED attendees to access presentations before they are made available to the general public. Sounds like IBM is going to make ConnectED presentations generally... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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World's thinnest international charger
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 3:43a   Volker Weber
This is a very cool Indigogo project. 2.4 A USB charger with replaceable plugs for different countries. Even the notoriously big UK plug gets folded into a very thin configuration. More > [Thanks, John]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Announcing the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 1:45p   Volker Weber
I’m excited to announce that our first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is available now for Windows Insiders! The team here has been working hard to get this out to you and we know that you’ve been waiting patiently since we announced that it was coming. This... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Human Equation Every IBM Analyst Needs To Compute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 4:52a   Volker Weber
This story is from my book, A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant: Rediscovering IBM's Corporate Constitution. It is the story of one twenty-four hour period within IBM's most profitable division - IBM Software Group ((SWG)). The number of these 24 hour periods that have occurred over the last fifteen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Denim Update für Lumia 925 und 1020
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 4:54p   Volker Weber
Fünf Monate nach Ankündigung kommt Lumia Denim gerade auf 925 und 1020 CV Germany an.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Samsung Smart-TVs blenden Werbung über abgespielte lokale Inhalte
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 5:58a   Volker Weber
Bestimmte Smart-TVs von Samsung blenden offenbar Werbung über Inhalte, die aus dem lokalen Netzwerk abgespielt werden. Standardmäßig voreingestellt ist eine Einwilligung des Nutzers, die man extra zurückziehen muss. Die Software auf meinem Samsung "Smart-TV" war von Anfang an eine einzige Enttäuschung. Apps, die ich immer wieder reingedrückt bekomme, obwohl ich... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos app for Windows Phone leaked
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 2:28p   Volker Weber
Windows Central picks up a story about the Sonos controller for Windows Phone, which is currently in development: The good news here is the app still looks to be in active development as suggested by Sonos tech support. The bad news is we have no idea when it will release.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Wookie on partnering with IBM
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 12:51p   Volker Weber
Looking at the new offerings it feels like a major change coming from IBM, during the good times IBM products did 80% of what the clients wanted with the parters like LDC filling in the remaining 20%, however in the last few years IBM products have only been providing 50%-60%... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stepz - Schritte zählen mal ganz privat
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 12:11p   Volker Weber
Letzte Woche habe ich eine freundliche Mail von Michael Szumielewski erhalten, in der er mir seinen Schrittzähler für's iPhone vorstellte. Es arbeitet mit dem M7/M8 Motion-COrozessor in iPhone 5S/6/6+. Für einen Euro schaltet Michael die Werbung ab und dann ist das ein sehr angenehmes Programm. Was vielen sicherlich gefallen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Meine FritzBox-Sperrliste
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 12:00p   Volker Weber
02035094990 02088642264 022143073339 022198239018 02283822567 02317257820 023443881515 02345074289 030187543758 0307623985 03078783118 030800927198 03092702890 03419950255 03834231340 039831429096 051133060197 061287477837 06927307 06975911000 06998660724 08003636266 089124711 Das sind die Telefonnummern, die sich einen Eintrag auf meiner Sperrliste verdient haben. Marktforschungsunternehmen und andere Hausierer.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 7:34a   Volker Weber
Almost everything in life is worthless noise, and a very few things are exceptionally valuable. This is as true in networking as it is in almost every other area of life. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Tizi Flip
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 11:06a   Volker Weber
Wenn der Erfinder von USB einst beerdigt wird, dann wird man seinen Sarg noch zweimal heben bevor man ihn endgültig richtig herum ablässt. Ich weiß wirklich nicht, wie oft ich den USB-Stecker gewendet habe. Sehr clever das Ladekabel von tizi. Das passt in beide Richtungen. Verschiedene Längen, auch als... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 10:27a   Volker Weber
Our first ever limited edition speaker celebrates more than 75 years of the finest in jazz with a custom design and access to exclusive playlists. Kann man machen. Muss man aber nicht. ;-) More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that worked brilliantly at ConnectED
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 5:54p   Volker Weber
I did not bring a lot of gear to ConnectED. You'd be shocked: iPhone 6 Plus with Pebble Steel and Voyager Edge. I use that for everything including calling home over Facetime with very discreet audio. Platronics replaced my original pre-launch sample because it could not be upgraded to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Boom gets an update
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 5:37p   Volker Weber
Now it has the same features as Megaboom. I love it when manufacturers upgrade products they already sold. [Thanks, Alex]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Where Jeff Schick wants to take his business
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 4:55p   Volker Weber
IBM had set up an half hour meeting with Jeff Schick in Orlando. Instead of just talking high level management, I asked him to record a short video. He was fine with that and rather relaxed. See the uncut seven minutes on heise video by clicking the photo. For... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Zur Nachahmung empfohlen
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 4:13p   Volker Weber
Heute Abend eine schöne Email bekommen: Hallo Volker,von einem langjährigen Leser Deiner Beiträge einen besonders herzlichen Dank für die ausdauernde öffentliche Aufforderung, den Arsch aus dem Sessel zu bekommen. Ich habe das nun im vergangenen Jahr so lange bei Dir mitgelesen, dass 2015 mein "do it like vowe"-Jahr werden soll.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Gamification as motivation
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 9:04a   Volker Weber
Gamification works for me. Totally. Ever since I set my goals to 100000 steps a day and 100 km a week, I have not missed one of them. Not even once. That's 14 weeks and counting. One week I clocked more than 160 km. That's more than half a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Bending Jaws
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 2:41a   Volker Weber
Must watch this.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Number of IBM ConnectED press releases: Zero
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 12:17a   Volker Weber
This is going to be a very weird story. I promise. If you wonder why there is so little press coverage of IBM ConnectED, there is a simple reason: there were zero press releases. What happened in years past? In the run-up to the conference, there would be an analyst... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Best Lotusphere ever
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 2:04p   Volker Weber
IBM calls it ConnectED, but everybody else calls it Lotusphere. It was a futile attempt in branding to call it anything else. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With all the weasel words that IBM is using to disguise their cluelessness on how to morph it again and... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Yoga 3 Pro hinge starts coming apart
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 7:11a   Volker Weber
Color me concerned... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 9:50p   Volker Weber
I am slow. It always takes time until I wrap up my thoughts well enough, that I can go and publish a story thatÂ’s fully cooked and does not need corrections later enough. In no particular order, a couple of thoughts about ConnectED. Some of them disagree with each... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Will your device upgrade to Windows 10?
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:10p   Volker Weber
Microsoft does not want to speak unambiguously. So we will need to look in the crystal ball. This is what I think will happen: Lumia phones will get Windows 10, if they have 1 GB of RAM. The dead giveaway is that even the cheapest entry level devices now have... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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NotesGoddess :: Heading to Orlando - with a tear in my eye
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:40a   Volker Weber
And if you’re thinking that this is the last Lotusphere. It is not. I have most of the staff shirts since 2002, and I know that the last Lotusphere was in 2011 - the black polo-style staff shirts said Lotusphere and IBM - with no other Conference names anywhere on... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 8:30a   Volker Weber
Dieses Keyboard ist eine totale Überraschung. In jeder Hinsicht. Und zwar "Aaaah" und nicht "Oooh". Der freundliche Microsoft-Mitarbeiter meint aus heiterem Himmel, ob ich mal eine Microsoft Keyboard probieren will. "Ja, ist aber nicht so wichtig." - "Welches denn?" Der Dialog war zäh, weil ich gerade auswärts essen war.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dropbox for Windows now a Universal Client
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 3:23a   Volker Weber
Dropbox was available as a Metro app on Windows RT and 8. Now it's gone universal, which means it also runs on Windows Phone. Camera upload only, so you can download files but not edit them. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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DHL Lotterie
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 3:10a   Volker Weber
Es werden noch Wetten angenommen. Schafft es DHL heute, ein Paket über eine Distanz von 3 km auszuliefern? 8:36, 9:39, 9:52. Ich schätze, der LKW wird immer voller. Ich glaube, ich suche ihn mal.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft Windows 10
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 4:13p   Volker Weber
That's the Microsoft HoloLens, a pie-in-the-sky project that wants to be the next big thing. No pricing yet, availability with Windows 10. What does it to? It projects holographic images into your field of view and augments what you see. It's the opposite of Google Glass. You don't run... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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WhatsApp Web works in Chrome. With everything but an iPhone.
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 3:43p   Volker Weber
Works in Chrome, with everything but an iPhone. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos wants to launch an API for third-party apps
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 8:20a   Volker Weber
Sonos is getting ready to open up its speakers and let music services integrate Sonos support into their own mobile apps, according to a job offer posted by the company earlier this month.Up until now, Sonos users have had to use the company’s own mobile or desktop app to access... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Polizei guckt durch die Wand
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 4:40a   Volker Weber
WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance. Das wäre doch auch für... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Withings Home
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 3:00a   Volker Weber
Ich habe schon viele Webcams ausprobiert. Sehr viele. Und das ist die erste, die genau das macht, was ich von ihr erwarte. Und noch ein bisschen mehr. Aber der Reihe nach. Gesehen habe ich die Withings Home zum ersten mal auf der IFA in Berlin. Und war ein wenig... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Neue Lumia Camera auf 830
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 6:20a   Volker Weber
@vowe @benlampe Ich bestätige im Selbstversuch - über Recovery Tool geht auf ein Unbranded DE 830er die Firmware mit der neuen Kamera.— Boris SchneiderJohne (@BorisSchnohne) January 19, 2015 Kann das auch mal jemand mit dem 1520 probieren? Habe keins mehr.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A different look at Android vs iOS
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 11:10a   Volker Weber
Interesting fact: Only 5% of Monument Valley installs on Android are paid for. 40% on iOS. There’s a sneak peak of data!— ustwogames (@ustwogames) January 5, 2015 On Android, the vast majority stole the game and installed it. It does not really matter, if Android is winning market share unit... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lumia Denim on the 930, at last
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 11:00a   Volker Weber
This has been the longest wait for an update. Four months and a few days. And the wait isn't over for all of you, especially on the 1520. While Microsoft listed Denim as available for my phone, it would not install. The phone was feeling just fine and up-to-date.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Denim: Neue Lumia Camera verbessert die Modelle 830, 930 und 1520 :: heise online
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:50a   Volker Weber
Mehr als vier Monate sind vergangen, seit Microsoft zur IFA ein Betriebssystemupdate und eine bessere Kamera-Software ankündigte. Nun erhält das Lumia 930 auch in Deutschland das Denim-Update und die neue Kamera. Unbedingt das Video angucken! More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How to improve the UE BOOM :: Make it MEGA
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 3:30a   Volker Weber
I get asked which portable speakers to buy quite a lot. Not that I am the audio expert, but I get to try out many devices. Up until now, I always recommended the UE BOOM. Great sound, very practical, delivers a punch. If you have an Android or iDevice,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Event Connect
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 3:00p   Volker Weber
Received an invitation to the ConnectED site and was ready to look at yet another social network where you can build your profile only to have it deleted six weeks later. But something was different this time: If you have already created a profile for a previous IBM conference... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry stock jumps 26% on report of Samsung approach
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 2:00p   Volker Weber
Smartphone company Samsung has recently approached BlackBerry to buy the company for as much as $7.5 billion, looking to gain access to its patent portfolio, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft introduces Lumia 435
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 4:30a   Volker Weber
Continuing the Lumia design legacy, the Lumia 435 will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black and will begin rolling out in select countries in Europe, APAC and IMEA in February. 2 MP camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB storage. 69 € before taxes and subsidiaries.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A better App Store Pricing Matrix
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 4:10a   Volker Weber
Ever lost your position in the App Store price tier matrix? This table makes it easier to compare a currency with the dollar price. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo dual-use power supply
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 3:31a   Volker Weber
The Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 has a very clever 40 W power supply. When you use this power cable it will deliver 20V at 2A to recharge the internal battery. When not in use, you can connect a regular USB cable to the power brick and it will charge... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft Azure :: Virtuelle Konferenz 2015
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 3:00a   Volker Weber
Aufgrund des großen Interesses an den Webinaren und Online-Events rund um Microsoft Azure veranstalten wir vom 5. bis 6. Februar die erste virtuelle Konferenz zur Cloud-Plattform von Microsoft. Wir freuen uns darauf, Ihnen Microsoft Azure und die Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten an zwei Tagen in verschiedenen einstündigen Sessions von Microsoft-Experten praxisorientiert... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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All set for IBM ConnectED 2015
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 3:20p   Volker Weber
It's less than eleven days before I shall be leaving for Orlando and I finally have all ducks in a row. Now I am looking forward to re-Connect with all the people who will be attending. And those who are just visiting. My Saturday night watering hole used to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Connections on BlackBerry 10
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 2:20p   Volker Weber
IBM has published a Connections Client on BlackBerry World. That's good, since they only supported iOS and Android so far. When you look at the screenshot, you will notice a bar at the bottom with a back icon. That's a dead giveaway for an Android app on BlackBerry. Those... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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David Geffin :: Gotham From Above
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 4:00a   Volker Weber
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 mit Windows
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 8:00a   Volker Weber
Die Yoga Tablets haben es mir angetan. Seit der Vorstellung Ende 2013 hat Lenovo das Produkt beständig verbessert. Vor zwei Monaten folgte dann noch eine neue Variante mit Windows, jeweils in 8" und 10". Heute hatte ich endlich Gelegenheit, mich ausgiebig mit dem deutschen 10"-Gerät zu beschäftigen. Der Deckel... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How to get rid of Microsoft Band spam
Sun, Jan 11th 2015 4:50a   Volker Weber
There is no unsubscribe option. So I checked the fine print: As part of your usage of Microsoft Band, we will be sending periodic communications to you via email. You are receiving this product service communication as part of the Microsoft Band Terms of Use. This email is provided... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sibylle Berg über das Attentat von Paris
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 1:10p   Volker Weber
Ich habe keine Antwort. Oder jeden Tag eine andere. Ich versuche, kein Arschloch zu werden. Nicht an einfache Lösungen zu glauben. Nicht feige zu werden. Mehr ist nicht drin. Mir geht's genauso. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft, you lost me
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 9:40a   Volker Weber
I have been using Windows since version 1. I was around when you introduced Windows for Workgroups. I know a thing or two about networking. But I cannot figure out how to log into my ReadyNAS from Windows 8.1. I am pretty sure Google knows, but how the hell did... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM shows the product
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 3:00a   Volker Weber
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Robert F. Kennedy :: The Mindless Menace of Violence
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 4:00p   Volker Weber
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Thinking aloud
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 3:40p   Volker Weber
Rule of thumb: whenever something bad happens, it is caused by men. Watch the current news, try to remember what happened in the past. All you see is men. Yes, there are a few women, but this is how rules of thumbs work. They generalize. Now stay with me. You... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A Teenager’s View on Social Media
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 7:30a   Volker Weber
I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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An update on Microsoft Band
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 7:10a   Volker Weber
I have been using Band now since Saturday night. Performance has been solid and Band is more comfortable than I expected. I am now wearing it with the display facing outward, which is a bit awkward when checking messages. I find it more comfortable and it's easier to check... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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"Gold"
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 6:50a   Volker Weber
While we are waiting for the Denim Update and Lumia Camera 5, you can now buy a "gold" edition of the 830 and the 930. And with "gold" Microsoft means anodized aluminium. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Saved by BlackBerry?
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 3:30a   Volker Weber
While BlackBerry fans around the world rejoice, let's take a look at the original NYT reporting: Sony shut down all computer systems shortly thereafter, including those in overseas offices, leaving the company in the digital dark ages: no voice mail, no corporate email, no production systems. A handful of old... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus




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