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My UP24 died today
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:53a   Volker Weber
And just like that, my UP24 does not talk to me anymore. No matter what I try, it will not react to button presses. Dead. Dead. Dead. The good news is that I just discovered how accurate the Withings Health Mate app is on the iPhone. And since it's... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: iphone
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LDC is now in the Asbestos removal business
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:03a   Volker Weber
LDC is the London Developer Cooperative. In alphabetical order: Ben Poole, Julian Woodward, Mark Myers (a.k.a. The Wookie), Matt White. These guys know their Asbestos. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 10:03a   Volker Weber
Currently being introduced in Dubai, the BlackBerry for the rich and clueless. And one week from now we get the real hammer.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: blackberry
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iPhone 6 NFC chip is restricted to Apple Pay
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 4:07a   Volker Weber
Apple finally added NFC to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but if you were hoping the company’s new NFC chip will allow you to pair speakers or integrated NFC tags into your favorite apps, however you won’t be able to do any of the when the iPhone 6 launches this week... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple iphone
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I bet you did not see this coming from BlackBerry
Sun, Sep 14th 2014 1:46p   Volker Weber
Since John Chen took over the helm at BlackBerry, they have made some good moves. Not only have they been teasing new devices to be coming to market soon. The Passport for instance promises to be way cool. But BlackBerry has also swallowed its pride and made a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: blackberry
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Mittagsspaziergang
Sun, Sep 14th 2014 5:26a   Volker Weber
Wie man sieht, liefern UP und Wittings Health Mate sehr vergleichbare Ergebnisse ab. Das UP24 hat noch ein paar Schritte registriert, die Health Mate nicht gesehen hat, weil das iPhone auf dem Tisch lag. Einfaches Fazit: wer den ganzen Tag rumsitzt und ganz bewusst läuft, der kommt auch mit... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: iphone
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Withings
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 3:06p   Volker Weber
Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich gefragt, welche Waage ich nehmen soll. Eher simpel oder eher mit viel Klimbim. Am Ende ist es eine WS-50 von Withings geworden. Die habe ich jetzt erst mal in Betrieb genommen und in ein paar Wochen werde ich Euch erzählen, wie zufrieden ich... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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The second million is easier
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 8:06a   Volker Weber
The first million was the hardest. It took me more than three months from "almost unable to walk" to "hey this is fun". I was very proud to get to that million. The second million was much easier. Five days shy of only two months was enough time to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Rdio lügt
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 1:56p   Volker Weber
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Biggest headphones ever
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 4:07a   Volker Weber
I have an unusually large head (64 cm), so the Plantronics BackBeat Pro are even larger than you might think. Beats are tiny in comparison. The cans provide isolation and comfort. And the control wheels for volume and track control make them even wider but work really well.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Updating the profile picture
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 4:06a   Volker Weber
My old profile picture was five years old. Time to make a new one. It's going to take a while until I have replaced it everywhere.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: profile




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Kraftprotz
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 10:36a   Volker Weber
Heute in der Post: Der tizi Kraftprotz. 10.000 mAh. Damit kann man ein iPhone 5S fünf mal aufladen. Einen Eingang hat das Gerät und zwei Ausgänge. Am linken kommt 1A raus, am rechten bis zu 2.1A. Und zwar gleichzeitig. Man kann also ein iPhone und ein iPad gleichzeitig laden,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: iphone
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Why Would Anybody Buy an Apple Watch?
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 6:57a   Volker Weber
Our projections of a piece of technology that's just been invented don't matter compared to the factors that actually drive adoption, like widely read reviews and the user experience of your colleagues, friends, and family. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple
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A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 6:57a   Volker Weber
vApple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design. It offers so much more functionality than other digitals it's almost embarrassing. But it's not perfect,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple
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How to delete the "Move to Dropbox" context menu item
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 6:57a   Volker Weber
Dropbox, in their infinite wisdom, have decided that your Finder context menu should now have a "Move to Dropbox" menu item right where "Move to Trash" used to be. Not at the bottom with the other Services items, but right up top. Third item on the menu. Where my Trash... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Shoulderpod S1
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 11:56p   Volker Weber
Shoulderpod S1 is a small device that I discovered at IFA. It grips your smartphone firmly and let's you mount it to your tripod. With the extension and a wrist strap attached it doubles as a grip to let you shoot steady video in landscape mode. As you see... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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UPdate to 14 days battery life
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 11:16p   Volker Weber
With the new firmware update, the battery life of UP24 will last up to 14 days. With this much time between charges, you'll have more time to achieve your fitness goals. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Matte coating coming off the Zinken
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 1:00a   Volker Weber
My Urbanears Zinken is about eight months old and it's showing wear. It's not as obvious as the photos suggest but the matte coating is coming off the headband. The earpieces and the hinges are ok. It's just the headband itself. Looks like manufacturing problem. I am going to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Urbanears Plattan ADV
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 3:47p   Volker Weber
My new favorite affordable headphones: Plattan ADV. Urbanears has redesigned their classic. It now has a washable headband like the Humlan but is way more comfortable since the headband twists. It also gained the replaceable wire from the Zinken, but with 3.5mm connectors on both ends, one straight, one... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Apple did not disappoint
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 1:36p   Volker Weber
That was quite an Apple event. Not one but two watches. Apple designed their own band interface, so this is going to see a lot of add ons. A year from now they will come out with a thinner version and you will look like a dork with your... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple interface
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heise Netze :: FritzOS 6.20 jetzt auch für Fritzbox 7390 erhältlich
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:47a   Volker Weber
Das aktuelle FritzOS in Version 6.20 steht nun auch für das Fritzbox-Modell 7390 zum Download zur Verfügung. 7490 und 7390 sind schon versorgt, es folgen dann noch die DSL-Modelle 7360, 7330, 7272, 3490, 3390, 3370, 3272, die Kabel-Modelle 6360, 6320 sowie die LTE-Modelle 6842, 6840 und 6810. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Free Jony Yve
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 3:53p   Volker Weber
As Apple’s 9/9 event draws near, we must never forget #freejonyive pic.twitter.com/p8a2K9XqNb— Craig Grannell (@CraigGrannell) September 5, 2014... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple twitter
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Marcus Wiebusch :: Der Tag wird kommen
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 9:13a   Volker Weber
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The Sonos Blog :: Born in Blue
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
Blue Note’s renowned catalog traces the history of jazz, and with the launch of our all-new Blue Note Channel in honor of the label’s 75th anniversary, you’ll now have the privilege of touring these archives on Sonos. You can also enjoy Blue Note classics sampled for modern-day anthems on our... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Mixed Tape 58 is out
Sun, Sep 7th 2014 8:03a   Volker Weber
01 SAFE & SOUND | COLDAIR | 4:12 02 TRUE LOVE/TRUE LOVE | SIR HENRY | 3:33 03 AIRPORTS | FRAGICS | 3:32 04 SPACE TIME | AURORA DEE RAYNES | 3:18 05 EVERYTHING I HAVE | 3&O | 3:46 06 BABY BLU | MAGIC ISLAND | 5:12 07... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Coloud Bang
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 8:13a   Volker Weber
Den MD-12 links kennen wir schon. Bluetooth, NFC, Bass durch Kopplung an die Oberfläche. Der kostet bei Amazon rund 35 Euro bei einem Listenpreis von 50. Wenn man Handys für 19 Euro verkauft, dann braucht man was billigeres. So wie den Coloud Speaker rechts. 19 Euro Liste. Das Speaker... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Marshall In-Ear Headphones
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 7:43a   Volker Weber
Marshall presented a new set of In-Ear headphones at IFA in Berlin. There are some neat details like the cable protection on the angled plug. This is where most earphones are likely to break. And there is a (black) switch on the cable remote control. This changes EQ settings... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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PK K'3 Smartphone USB Key
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 7:23a   Volker Weber
Brought this little gem back from IFA in Berlin. It's a USB Key, 32 GB, USB 3.0. Pretty neat, right? But wait, this is in the wrong way. The USB plug is on the outside. What's on the other side? Another USB plug, a MicroUSB plug. It works like... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Olloclip 4-IN-1 für Galaxy S4 und S5
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 9:53a   Volker Weber
Gestern auf der IFA gesehen. Olloclip hat jetzt auch eine 4-IN-1 Optik für Galaxy S4 und S5: Weitwinkel, Fisheye, und darunter zwei Macros mit 10x und 15x. Wofür braucht man die Makros? Diese Bilder habe ich mit meinem iPhone-Olloclip geschossen. Beim Galaxy dreht man den Olloclip nicht um, sondern... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: iphone
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Dyson 360 Eye
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 9:33a   Volker Weber
This is the first robot I'd actually want. It does not erratically roam the room and vacuums wherever it happens to be. Instead it systematically cleans the room, because it knows where it is, where it was, and where it needs to go. Plus, it promises to be an... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 4:07a   Volker Weber
Plantronics hat sich bei mir beliebt gemacht über die Voyager Headsets: Pro & Legend, neuerdings Edge. Dazu habe ich das BackBeat Go und und das neuere Go 2 genutzt. Ohne Ausnahme haben alle Produkte den Editor-Refuses-To-Give-It-Back Award gewonnen. Ich sage gerne, dass ich noch nie ein schlechtes Plantronics-Produkt gesehen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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#morelumia
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 4:07a   Volker Weber
Gestern gab es also den #morelumia Event von Microsoft. Ich tu mich immer noch schwer, Microsoft zu schreiben, wenn ich Nokia meine. Aber das ist ja nun nicht mehr Nokia, heißt aber noch so. Jedenfalls die neuen Smartphones. Nun ist also die ganze Palette komplett: Lumia 530 und 630,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: microsoft
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Business data in consumer cloud
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
Once you get over the nude celeb photos, think about business data in iCloud.— Volker Weber (@vowe) September 2, 2014 It's not only iCloud. Think about any consumer cloud service. Are nude selfies your most sensitive data?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Why you should not mess with your Sonos network
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
Yesterday, Sonos has released version 5.1 of their software. New feature: you can connect Sonos players to Wifi instead of requiring an Ethernet connection. Sounds great, doesn't it? Here is my recommendation: don't change a thing in your existing setup. Let me explain, why. This is how your setup works.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: network wifi
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Lenovo Tab S8
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
No, this is not a Lumia. It's the first Lenovo announcement for IFA 2014. An 8" Android 4.4 tablet with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of storage, LTE module as an extra. Starting at 199 € in 4Q14. It's the first Intel Android from Lenovo. Like the Nexus 7... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Email Will Last Forever
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 11:26a   Volker Weber
A wave of new companies have recently tried to replace the communication channel people love to hate: email. Slack pretends to be “an email killer”, Asana promises “teamwork without email” etc. But the promise of a world without email is a fantasy. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: email
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Software made in Korea
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 7:36a   Volker Weber
This explains everything: Sources told me that LG had a policy in place to reward managers with bonuses or even promotions if their features were part of the final product. The result was a constant feature bloat, as everyone tried to add on one more thing. I always wondered how... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Connect SONOS to WiFi
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 7:13a   Volker Weber
This is a Sonos Bridge, an access point for SonosNet. If you were unable to plug a Sonos player into your router, you needed this. Today, Sonos is going to drop this requirement and let you connect a Sonos player to your existing WiFi. When Sonos was designed we... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: wifi
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More steps, more sleep
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
At the end of July I thought I would never be able to get better results, but I was wrong. In August my sleep improved and I was able to walk a lot more steps. More active time, more calories burned. For September I may need to work on... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Nutellamesser
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
Dieses Messer ist so geformt, dass man Nutella damit mühelos aus der letzten Ecke des Glases kratzen kann. Brauche ich selten, aber wenn, ist es jeden Cent wert.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Ello to get comments, faves and reposts
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 4:03a   Volker Weber
Ello will get comments in the next few days, quickly followed by faves and then reposts. The only thing missing then will be a notification center. Currently you can only see mentions in your inbox. So far Ello is a very friendly place with lots of interesting posts, mostly... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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GoPro Accessories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 10:03a   Volker Weber
GoPro ist eine Kamera. Und ein Anschluss an jede Menge Zubehör. So habe ich mich diese Woche über zwei Stativadapter, eine Halterung für den Kopf und eine Klammer gefreut, die mir zwei freundliche Leser von meiner Wunschliste geschickt haben. Vielen herzlichen Dank! Ihr wisst, wer gemeint ist. Ich habe... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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tizi Turbolader
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 5:43a   Volker Weber
Eigentlich kenne ich tizi vor allem als TV für Mac oder iOS. Seit einiger Zeit bauen die Münchener ihr Portfolio an Power-Utensilien an. Ich benutze gerne den Flachmann und die Tankstelle. Jetzt gibt es den Turbolader: drei Geräte am Zigarettenanzünder, zwei davon mit 2.1 A. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: mac
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Ello :: Ein soziales Netzwerk, das Datenschutz verspricht und auf Werbung verzichtet
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 4:53a   Volker Weber
RAin Nina Diercks: In Sachen Datenschutz geht Ello – zumindest auf dem Papier – einen großen Schritt voraus. Hoffen wir, dass es dabei bleibt. Mich würde es jedenfalls extrem freuen, wenn sich ein Netzwerk durchsetzt, dass auf den Datenschutz der User baut. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Ello again
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 4:33a   Volker Weber
Während die deutsche Ssoschellmiehdia-Szene Ello als Chat-Medium entdeckt, entgeht mir nicht, dass man richtig schöne große Fotos posten kann. Hach. Ello ist beta. Apps werden kommen. iOs, Android und Windows Phone. Und vieles mehr.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Waage
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 6:53a   Volker Weber
Und welche will ich jetzt? Mit oder ohne Klimbim?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Ello
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 4:06a   Volker Weber
Kein Firlefanz. Keine Werbung. Keine Werber. Das gefällt mir.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Some names don't translate well
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 2:33p   Volker Weber
To my English speaking friends, this is what the name means in German.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Instagram Hyperlapse
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 2:23p   Volker Weber
Ich bin kein App-Junkie, aber ab und zu kommt ein Programm, an dem ich sofort großen Spaß habe und das ich dann nicht mehr missen möchte. Instagram Hyperlapse ist so eine Software. Hyperlapse nutzt die Bewegungssensoren, um ein Video elektronisch zu stabilisieren. Dazu hat es noch einen Zeitraffer, mit... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Programmierer sind keine Designer
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 12:53p   Volker Weber
Links sieht man mensa_da, rechts das neue mensa_da+. Ich nenne es gerne mensa_da-, weil auf einmal alles viel schlechter lesbar ist und völlig aus dem Design des Windows Phone herausfällt. Ich bin dankbar für die App und halte sie auch für die beste App für Windows Phone. Und ich... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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WhatsApp has 600 million active users
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 4:06a   Volker Weber
Now serving 600,000,000 monthly active users. Yes, active and registered are very different types of numbers...— jan koum (@jankoum) August 25, 2014 According to the experts, WhatsApp was doomed when Facebook announced the acquisition. Didn't happen.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: facebook
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Track your App Store reviews
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 4:06a   Volker Weber
As a developer you need to keep track of the reviews your apps are getting. Reading those reviews is about as much fun as reading comments on a popular website. And you have to do it in all regional stores, even if you don't understand the language. This is... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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How I make Twitter work for me
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 7:03a   Volker Weber
I am running a tight Twitter ship with following only 120something accounts. Lots of bots, lots of smart people. It takes some efforts to keep my stream clean, so here are some of my ground rules. Some people write interesting tweets, but they also retweet lots of other tweets, for... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: twitter
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How to hire developers
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 6:53a   Volker Weber
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Not a Firefox
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:10a   Volker Weber
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Speeding UP
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:00a   Volker Weber
The first million was the hardest. Another half a million went buy in a breeze. My average over four month is still in the vicinity of 10000 steps a day. My current average over 7 days is beyond 20000. Today was a brilliant day. Beautiful sunshine, no heat, no... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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AirSonos on Netgear ReadyNAS
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
Yesterday, I talked about AirSonos and how it lets you stream via AirTunes to SONOS players. Biggest downside: you need to have a computer running at all times. As it turns out, I have one computer running at all times: my Netgear ReadyNAS Pro. I asked Stefan Rubner, my... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Fassungslos
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
Was mich an den Bildern aus Ferguson fassungslos macht, ist der Umgang mit Waffen. Dabei sollte man gerade bei den amerikanischen Waffennarren erwarten, dass sie damit umgehen können. Was weiß ich darüber? Ich bin an vier Schusswaffen ausgebildet und habe damit geschossen: Pistole, Maschinenpistole, Sturmgewehr, Maschinengewehr. Anders als die Generation... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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SONOS ZP100 and ZP80 :: Eight year and still going strong
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:20a   Volker Weber
These two players are more than 8 years old. And they have been used throughout most of those 8 years. I just replaced the ZP100 with a ZP120. And the ZP80 has been used for many years as a "first shot" to convince people they really really want the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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AirSonos
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 5:00a   Volker Weber
Heute kommen x Anfragen, ob ich auch schon das sensationelle AirSonos kenne. Was macht das Ding? Es terminiert Airplay-Verbindungen und schickt den Sound an SONOS-Player. Das klingt gut, hat aber ein paar Nachteile: Für AirSonos muss dauernd ein Rechner laufen. Einschlafen ist nicht. Das ist ein Hack, der gegen Apple... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple
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Fürsorglich
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 7:50a   Volker Weber
Das wäre für eine Hefitg.co-Schlagzeile gut: "Du wirst nicht glauben, was ich heute mit der Post bekommen habe." Danke, Federico. Probiere ich aus.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Moving UP
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 3:10p   Volker Weber
Two years ago I started a program "Twenty three and a half hours". The idea was you need to exercise at least 30 minutes a day to stay healthy. This year I restarted in the middle of April, six weeks after my fall at CeBIT. Within 4 months, I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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SIMSme
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 2:40p   Volker Weber
Die Deutsche Post will mit SIMSme WhatsApp Konkurrenz machen. Nicht zugestellte Nachrichten müssen dann in der Postfiliale abgeholt werden.— Daniel Mack (@danielmack) August 13, 2014 Wenn die gelbe Post oder die rosa magenta Post innovativ sein wollen, dann hat das immer so etwas Verzweifeltes. Erste RCS-e (Rich Communications Suite enhanced),... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Lumia 630 kommt gut an
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 1:50p   Volker Weber
Ich interessiere mich ja immer besonders für die Highend-Lumias. 920, 925, 930, 1020, 1520. Die haben aber, zumindest wenn sie gerade auf den Markt gekommen sind, starke Konkurrenz von diversen erfolgreichen Androiden. Erst mit der Zeit werden sie zum Schnäppchen. 920 und 925 wurden erst so richtig interessant, als... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Social Overengineering
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 1:13p   Volker Weber
"Das kann ja nur einen Twitter-Account" höre ich immer wieder mal über Twitter-Apps. Das kann mir recht egal sein, denn es gibt nur einen @vowe. Und der wird immer wieder mal verwirrt. Heute zum Beispiel vom hochgeschürzten Kollegen Thomas Kuhn und seinem Alter Ego. @vowe GI ist Technikredakteurs-, TK ist... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: twitter
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Finally upgraded the 1020 to Lumia Cyan
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:30a   Volker Weber
If you live in iOS country, updates are easy. So are restores. iTunes just gets the image and installs it. In Windows Phone country, things aren't that easy. There are literally hundreds of country and carrier variants for each Windows Phone model. Apple does not do that. When carriers... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple
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Five tablets
Sun, Aug 10th 2014 9:00a   Volker Weber
From left to right: Surface RT. I love the original Surface RT. There is no Win32 legacy, just Metro apps, plus the oldschool Microsoft Office and the "desktop" which I never use. My favorite app is NextGen Reader. My favorite hardware feature is the stand that folds out on... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: desktop microsoft office
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Best piece of advise I read today
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 3:20p   Volker Weber
Don't feel the need to always pick a side. And if you do pick a side, pick the side of love. It remains our only real hope for survival and has more power to save us than any other belief we could ever cling to. Now read the full thing.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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JT Singh :: Enter Pyongyang
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 10:40a   Volker Weber
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Six message channels connected to /dev/nul
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 10:00a   Volker Weber
These six channels are your best shots at not reaching me. There is one that works all the time: email. If in doubt, use vowe@vowe.net. They all end up in the same inbox anyway.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: email
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This is going to make your day
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 2:40p   Volker Weber
Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. And he has a genius idea. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Lumia and iPhone
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 5:00p   Volker Weber
To your left is Grin on Lumia, to your right Imgur on iPhone. The full 1632 px imagage is here. And that is already scaled down from the native Lumia HD resolution. While this comparison is roughly to scale of a 1520 vs iPhone screen, in reality you get... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: iphone
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How To Hack A Sonos Sound System To Terrify Your Friends
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 4:00p   Volker Weber
In the dead of night, you awake to the sound of a creaking door. Upon finally falling back asleep, a dish smashes to the floor downstairs. Over the next few nights, it gets worse: First footsteps, then a wailing child in the distance. As rational as you consider yourself, it... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Teymur reviews the Nokia Lumia 1020
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
I asked Nokia to send Teymur a Lumia 1020 as a loaner. He has used it for a couple of weeks, and he is not convinced. I have used the camera now for a few weeks and also on my two week work trip to Brazil and a few others.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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How to stay reasonably safe in the connected world
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 10:50a   Volker Weber
There is a huge tidal wave of malware coming at you. It's going to target devices that are not reasonably secure and it's going to target gullible people. If you have grown up with a PC and your ability to install about anything that lands on your computer, from sources... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Surface 3 Pro kommt nach Deutschland
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
Intel® Core™ i3-CPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB 799,00 € Intel® Core™ i5-CPU, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB 999,00 € Intel® Core™ i5-CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 1299,00 € Intel® Core™ i7-CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 1549,00 € Intel® Core™ i7-CPU, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB 1949,00... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Computerworld: Surface damage mounts at Microsoft as red ink reaches $1.7B
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:10p   Volker Weber
Microsoft continued to lose money on its Surface tablets throughout its just-concluded 2014 fiscal year, adding hundreds of millions of dollars in red ink and boosting total losses to $1.7 billion since the device's 2012 launch. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: microsoft
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Reuters: BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing, according to an internal memo to all its employees viewed by Reuters. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: blackberry
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R.I.P.
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 9:00a   Volker Weber
Thomas P. Köster 6.1.1962 - 1.8.2014 And just like that, my best friend passes away.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Lumia Cyan rollout continues
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 7:00a   Volker Weber
Four Lumias on Cyan: 630, 925, 930 and 1520. Still missing the update on 1020 and 920. Check availability for Europe here. If you have installed Developer Preview, back up your phone, revert to 8.0, then update and restore.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Tweet of the day
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 4:00a   Volker Weber
I've noticed Homeopaths without Borders aren't lining up to treat the Ebola outbreak..— Rayne (@rayne_2) July 31, 2014 And yes, Homeopaths without Borders do exist. And they have 336 fans on Facebook. If you dilute them in water, those become hundreds of millions.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: facebook
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Gelka Remixes #nowplaying
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 11:10a   Volker Weber
Listen on Soundcloud >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Meine erste Fahrt mit Uber
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:10a   Volker Weber
In New York hatte ich die Gelegenheit, die Taxi-Alternative Uber auszuprobieren. Und das hat supergut funktioniert. App öffnen, übrigens auch für Windows Phone, Auto anfordern. Binnen 30 Sekunden ein Anruf, wo ich denn genau sei; das war nicht so einfach am Midtown Ferry Terminal. Der Fahrer war in zwei... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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United Carry-On Luggage
Sun, Jul 27th 2014 4:40a   Volker Weber
This is going to hurt. United Airlines has changed the maximum dimensions of carry-on luggage by reducing the width to 14 inches. None of my suitcases matches this width. They are all 15.7 inches. I am just carrying a soft bag, and I can bring a "personal item". I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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An update on IBM Mail Next
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 12:30p   Volker Weber
You can skip the first 29 minutes of industry strength blabla, if you understand the following: Please use Internet Explorer or Firefox when attending a webcast Move everything to the cloud Move everything to the browser iOS and Android... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: ibm firefox
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Lumia 930 vs 1020
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 7:43a   Volker Weber
I shall be in New York next week. Time to decide which tools to prepare. Actually, I don't really have a choice, since my SIM from T-Mobile USA is a micro-SIM. And the Lumia 1020 is my only current phone which does not have a nano-SIM. My 1020 has... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: mobile
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The Nokia CR-201 mystery continues
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 7:20a   Volker Weber
Nokia sent me a new Wireless Charging Car Holder CR-201. Remember, the old CR-200 no longer worked with the Lumia 930. I unpacked the box, and it looked exactly the same. Exactly. The. Same. It even had a CR-200 sticker underneath. This was clearly a mistake. A CR-200 in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: wireless
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Unfortunate AP headline
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 1:20p   Volker Weber
BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014 CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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IBM - ConnectED 2015 - Kenexa World, Lotusphere
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 1:10p   Volker Weber
In 2015, IBM Connect will transform into an even more in-depth technical event, 'IBM ConnectED' that provides the deep 'nuts and bolts' technical experience that is so important to our long-standing technical community. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere community
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Lumia 530 announced
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 9:20a   Volker Weber
Lumia 520 is coming this quarter for 99€, in both single and dual SIM versions. Ninety-nine. OK, you need to add storage. But what a nice phone for a low price. 530 or 630? 530 is smaller and the 630 screen is going to look better. 630 is powered... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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iOS-Hintertüren: Apple erklärt Systemdienste
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 9:10a   Volker Weber
In einem Support-Dokument geht der iPhone-Hersteller erstmals auf drei der bislang undokumentierten iOS-Systemdienste ein, die unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen den Zugriff auf Nutzerdaten ermöglichen. Der Entdecker der Hintertüren bleibt bei seinen Vorwürfen. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: apple iphone
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Probably not
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 2:50p   Volker Weber
Am I the only one who would buy a couple of weatherproof outdoor @Sonos players as soon as they become available? #PatioMusicFireAndDrinks— Oliver Heinz (@oliheinz) July 22, 2014... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Announcing: Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 3:10p   Volker Weber
We're excited to announce the inaugural unified Microsoft commercial technology event the week of May 4, 2015. We'll be back in September with more details. See you in Chicago for this unparalleled event. This event replaces TechEd, Microsoft Management Summit and the SharePoint, Lync and Exchange conferences. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: exchange exchange microsoft sharepoint
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 9:50a   Volker Weber
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet has been my favorite Android device ever since it was introduced in October 2013. Just a week later I decided the 8" version was a better fit for me than the 10", which I returned. Both had the same screen resolution so the smaller one... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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UPS funktioniert jetzt
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 9:20a   Volker Weber
Ich habe mich schon bitterböse über UPS beschwert. Genauer gesagt über unseren Fahrer, den ich x-mal beim Lügen erwischt habe. Kunde war nicht da, Paket nicht richtig aufgeladen, etc. Jetzt aber fluppt es. Der Fahrer ist super, er kommt am frühen Nachmittag, manchmal sogar vormittags. Und wenn ich mal... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Bing Apps Refresh
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 9:10a   Volker Weber
We are releasing a broad set of updates to the Bing Apps which are available for download and will now ship standard on new Windows Phone devices. The app updates are available only to users on Windows Phone 8.1 which is currently in developer preview. It will be available to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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The first million is always the hardest
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 5:10a   Volker Weber
About four months ago, on the first day of CeBIT, I fell to the ground and hurt my left hand and my left foot. It took about six weeks in pain to recover. Ever single step hurt and I had to use my right hand for almost everything.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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Om Malik: It is time to stop rewarding failure
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10a   Volker Weber
Silicon Valley (the notion) has become very much like rest of corporate America — it has embraced the philosophy of failing upwards. I have seen many executives get bumped up the ranks, get fancier titles and bigger paychecks, even though they were disastrous at their job. Many have left destruction... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords:
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This would not have happened if Steve Jobs was still around
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 2:48a   Volker Weber
Apple: CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New York-July 15, 2014—Apple and IBM today announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®. IBM: Mobile devices have... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: ibm apple enterprise iphone mobile
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Craig Hayman has left the building
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 11:30a   Volker Weber
This is one of the things you just stumble upon. Craig Hayman who has just inherited the Lotus franchise, has left IBM for greener pastures. His enterprise has been chopped up once again, and bits and pieces report to Robert Leblanc and Bob Picciano. Jeff Schick was promoted to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus [read] Keywords: ibm lotus enterprise




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