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Two is the magic number
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BlackBerry spart sich reich
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Two is the magic number
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How to get started with SONOS
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen explains his business
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I do not understand IBM marketing
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Martin Waltz's tips on becoming a good street photographer
Sun, Mar 29th 2015 6:13a   Volker Weber
ignore all tips on how to become a great street photographer observe the world around you mindfully do not judge great ego, great photography: choose one learn composition shooting film will not improve your photography shooting leica will not improve your photography embrace failure shoot a lot have something... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Building Windows 10 Universal Apps
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 5:37p   Volker Weber
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen explains his business
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 4:45a   Volker Weber
More CEOs should be like John Chen. Since taking this job 18 months ago he has avoided the imminent crash of BlackBerry. With 3.6 billion dollars in the bank he is confident to be able to transform the company into a viable business.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Two is the magic number
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 1:13p   Volker Weber
Last quarter BlackBerry sold 1.6 million smartphones, down 300,000 from the previous quarter. So far more than 700 million iPhones were sold. At 1.6 million per quarter it would take more than a hundred years to catch up to where Apple is today. And that's the company that is "losing"... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry spart sich reich
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 12:37p   Volker Weber
Der kanadische Hersteller kann einen Etappensieg auf dem Weg aus der Krise vermelden: Blackberry weist für das abgelaufene Quartal einen Gewinn aus. Die Absatz der einst populären Smartphones sinkt aber weiterhin. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Amazon Cloud Drive drops the limit
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 5:28a   Volker Weber
Three months free trial, after that $1 a month for unlimited photo storage and 5 GB worth of other files. $5 a month for unlimited everything. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Watson - ? - Profit
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 6:13p   Volker Weber
This is John Paul Benini, and he was one of the most interesting people I met last week at CeBIT. How did that happen? Marie-Ann asked me "did you see the Dino?" And I did not. So she hooked me up with John and he explained what the Dino... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How to get started with SONOS
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 1:59p   Volker Weber
If you have been reading vowe.net for a while, you may have noticed that I enjoy music via SONOS players quite a lot. And there are a lot of players. If you are still sitting on the fence, here's how to get started. Start by buying two PLAY:1. Not... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 12:04p   Volker Weber
Lots of things come and go at vowe's magic flying circus. If I would have to name three devices that I touch almost every single day and would not want to be without, it would be those: The iPhone 6 Plus is the best machine I have ever touched.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Is Verse a new way to work?
Sun, Mar 22nd 2015 5:57a   Volker Weber
I applaud IBM for trying a new and fresh start with email. Ever since they have shown first ideas at Connect 2013 I was hooked. Everybody has his own pattern how to deal with email. Some people leave everything in the inbox and use the unread indicator to for... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Schlechtscheine: Wie leicht sich Gutscheinkarten ausrauben lassen
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 3:29a   Volker Weber
Elektronische Geschenkgutscheine und Guthabenkarten sind beliebte Geschenke, jedoch vor Missbrauch kaum geschützt. Mit ganz simplen Tricks können Gauner deshalb auf fremde Rechnung shoppen gehen. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry battery performance is back to normal
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 5:26a   Volker Weber
Check for the latest 10.3.1 update.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I do not understand IBM marketing
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 5:31p   Volker Weber
Warning: Side effects of viewing this ad may include severe revulsion and nausea...... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Verse contact import isn't done yet
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 3:26p   Volker Weber
CSV import does not cut it. No contact photos. You need to talk to Gmail, Outlook.com, LinkedIn, Xing, etc. And you want vcard import. Maybe somebody wants to change that 'IBM SmartCloud Note web client' into IBMVerse.com.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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OneDrive + Xbox Music
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 3:10p   Volker Weber
Add your MP3s to OneDrive so you can play them on your PC, phone, and Xbox. Now I know what I can do with my TB of unused storage on OneDrive. Time for Sonos to integrate Xbox music. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 2:51p   Volker Weber
In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple's future, and how Apple lives 'outside the box.' More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Plantronics Blackwire 725
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 6:52a   Volker Weber
Francie complained recently why we can fly to Mars but cannot build great headsets. Well, we can, better: Plantronics can. You just have to choose the right one. If you are looking for a great Bluetooth headset, look no further than Voyager Edge. It's is incredibly light and comfortable... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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J├╝rgen Kuri, Philip Banse und vowe auf der CeBIT
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 5:27p   Volker Weber
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Meeting Jeff Schick
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 5:23a   Volker Weber
Meeting Jeff Schick Last night I got a text from IBM PR: Jeff wants to talk to you tomorrow at 9:15. I just got out of this meeting. I was the best 20 minutes we ever had together. Very candid and open, and almost everything was off the record. But... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Mail jail in IBM Verse might get an expansion
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 3:23a   Volker Weber
Comment from IBM: From Jane Wilson - IBM Verse Offering ManagerThanks for your candid feedback. These limits were put into place to ensure a strong, stable environment as we ramp up, and to protect users and others from spammers. Your feedback is definitely being taken into account as we continue... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Important Update on IBM Verse Preview Service
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 4:40p   Volker Weber
Why does IBM store my password in a way that it could be exposed? And how are you supposed to trust a cloud service with holes this size?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Das digitale Deppenland
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 5:45a   Volker Weber
Neulich in Belgien: "Haben Sie WLAN?" "Na klar. Für alle Gäste natürlich kostenlos." "Und was muss ich machen, um da rein zu kommen?" Ungläubiges Staunen. Der Gast weiß nicht, wie WLAN geht. "Also, Sie gehen in Settings, wählen Wifi, dann den Namen des Hotels." "Jaja, und dann?" "Wie, und dann?"... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Welcome to the Internets. Where IT has no say.
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 3:43a   Volker Weber
This is not the Enterprise. You don't get to pick browsers.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Verse "Freemium"
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 7:33p   Volker Weber
While in Orlando I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Schick, General Manager IBM Enterprise Social Solutions, and let him lay out his plan in his own words. You can watch the full interview here. Jeff was very clear about the intended throttling of Verse in the "free" part... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry response to OpenSSL "FREAK" Vulnerability
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 6:03p   Volker Weber
This security notice addresses the OpenSSL "FREAK" vulnerability that was disclosed on March 3, 2015. BlackBerry is diligently working to investigate the vulnerability and to determine how best to mitigate customer risk. Investigations are still ongoing, but confirm that BlackBerry products are impacted by this vulnerability. We will update this... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lost two days of Withings Health Mate data
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 3:18p   Volker Weber
I have no data for Tuesday and Wednesday because I don't know how to operate the software. I left my Withing Activité behind and checked the "I forgot my Pulse" checkbox. Healthmate counted the steps with my iPhone but then obviously did not transfer the data into my account.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Mail jail for free accounts
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 2:56p   Volker Weber
Outlook.com: Send up to 300 emails in a 24 hour period. Send mail containing up to 100 recipients per email. Send mail messages up to 10MB in size or use OneDrive. Have a mailbox without quota. Gmail: Send up to 500 emails in a 24 hour period. Send mail containing... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Almost there
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 1:39p   Volker Weber
Somebody will create a new account overnight.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry reagiert: Arno Glompner für Deutschland zuständiger Pressekontakt
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 12:19p   Volker Weber
Arno Glompner kenne ich seit vielen Jahren als kompetenten Gesprächspartner. Er hat mir schon oft unbürokratisch geholfen. Dann ist er nach Miami gezogen und betreut von dort aus Mittelamerika und die Karibik. Und ist nun zusätzlich auch der Ansprechpartner für deutsche Journalisten. Das ist gut. Arno kennt den deutschen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Gesundes Frühstück
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 7:46a   Volker Weber
Frühstück für zwei. Für morgen. Von @utebr. #lecker #gesund #Frühstück #Trauben #grapes #oats #breakfast #healthy #nomnom #yummy #Bessungen #Darmstadt A photo posted by Volker Weber (@volkerweber) on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:29pm PDT Wer soviel durch die Gegend rennt wie ich, der denkt irgendwann auch mal darüber nach, was... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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What will IBM Verse cost?
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 4:21a   Volker Weber
Please help me out here. My understanding is that Verse will cost the same as SmartCloud Notes. But even there pricing isn't entirely clear to me. Can you enlighten me?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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It pretends to be ironic, but it's actually true
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 5:16p   Volker Weber
Haven't I told you?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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HERE for iOS is here
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 1:17p   Volker Weber
HERE Maps/Drive/Transit has been one of my favorite app suites on Lumia. Then it became available on Metro, on Android and now I have it on the iPhone. Bliss! It's defining feature is that you download maps to your device and use them completely offline. And updates are... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Predicting the success or failure of a new product
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 6:03a   Volker Weber
XKCD 1497 (CC BY-NC 2.5) [Thanks, John]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Verse'd
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 4:52a   Volker Weber
If this is even remotely true, I understand why IBM does not let me have early access to the beta.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry PR is AWOL
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 4:26a   Volker Weber
Last year, the German PR person left to work for his old company again. There was no replacement. BlackBerry is not recruiting, the headcount was scrapped. BlackBerry had a good agency, which was scrapped the day after the Classic launched. No other agency has come forward to introduce itself. I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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This is how you sell the Apple Watch
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 4:21p   Volker Weber
Christy Turlington instead of Glassholes. Fashion instead of geeks.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Kommentar: Die bessere Apple Watch kommt von Pebble
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 2:58p   Volker Weber
Apple verkauft nun auch Armbanduhren – und die Technikwelt hyperventiliert. Jan-Keno Janssen hingegen kann sich für die Apple Watch nicht erwärmen: Für ihn gibt es keine bessere Smartwatch als die minimalistische Pebble. Ich mag sie auch. Aber ob sie wirklich besser ist, das will ich erst beurteilen, wenn ich die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry unterbricht Rollout von Systemversion 10.3.1 | heise online
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 2:00p   Volker Weber
Bildschirmflickern beim Passport und Performance-Probleme bei Z10 und Q10, den Geräten der ersten Generation, veranlassen BlackBerry, den Rollout der Betriebssystemversion 10.3.1 zu unterbrechen. Der Passport-Fehler war vermeidbar, weil viele User das schon bei den Leaks moniert haben. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ed Brill is tasked with bringing Verse to IBM
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 5:37a   Volker Weber
In case you don't have Facebook, Ed broke the news yesterday: Now he needs to get on Verse himself. ;-) I tried, but IBM wouldn't let me so far.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble is still winning
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 4:58a   Volker Weber
As I wrote yesterday, the Withings Activité is the opposite of a Microsoft Band. It does very little and in a very good way. What I did not mention: it is waterproof to 5 atmospheres. If you are not wearing the leather strap, you can dip in the pond... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Shot with an iPhone
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 6:55p   Volker Weber
Last Saturday evening, when I walked the dog in the evening I could not help but notice the full moon behind clouds over Darmstadt. I pulled out my iPhone 6 Plus and shot a single frame. f/2.2, 1/4 s, ISO 500. Those were the settings iPhone chose in full... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Android 5.1: Unwrapping a new Lollipop update
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 5:36p   Volker Weber
Today we are rolling out Android 5.1 - an update to Lollipop that improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones. Now device manufacturers will have to start all over. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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New Macbook
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 5:15p   Volker Weber
This is what I am really excited about. I spend a lot of time on my Retina Macbook Pro. This is lighter, smaller, and would provide the same functionality. USB Type C connector for everything. What if that would replace Lightning on all future iPhones and iPads.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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We are now entering a new realm
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 5:02p   Volker Weber
I can't help but chuckle when I see tech bloggers discuss Apple watch prices. This is no longer tech territory. Apple is offering loads of options to "express yourself". In watch territory that means you show your wealth. If you want an Apple watch because you like its functionality, you... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Withings Activité :: Elegance and Motion
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 6:19a   Volker Weber
Before we all go crazy about the Apple Watch tonight, I would like to talk a bit about the Withings Activité. This is a fine watch that also tracks your motion. And your sleep. It wakes you up in the morning and after a software update, it might also... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Happy Notes users. Yes, indeed.
Sun, Mar 8th 2015 1:22p   Volker Weber
I saw something the other day that is unfortunately rare these days, a company HAPPY with IBM/Lotus Notes. Read his conclusion. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Walk With Me
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 5:01p   Volker Weber
Great read on why sitting is the new smoking and why everyone should go for walks https://t.co/hDjxaCkES1 Reminds me of @vowe— Ben Lampe (@herr_lampe) March 7, 2015 Why Everyone From Beethoven, Goethe, Dickens, Darwin To Steve Jobs Took Long Walks and Why You Should Too Ben found this great story... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 1:50p   Volker Weber
BitTorrent client uTorrent has come under fire from users after it emerged the software’s latest update comes bundled with Bitcoin mining software. The piece of software, named Epic Scale, is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your 'unused processing power to change the world.' More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos: Musik von einem Raum in einen anderen verschieben
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 4:58a   Volker Weber
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Tweet Live Video
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 3:55a   Volker Weber
You can only watch it live. And then it goes away. This should be fun. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Michael Sampson :: Insights on Adoption Vol. 2
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 2:09p   Volker Weber
In this second issue of Insights on Adoption, you will find:- Opening Remarks- Going Beyond Adoption 101- The Adoption Challenge for IBM Connections- Adoption Strategies for Unified Communications- Let's Work Together in 2015- Resources on User AdoptionI invite you to download your copy of Insights on Adoption. It is free,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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It was nice knowing you, Google+
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 1:04p   Volker Weber
Today I have finally closed the lid on the Google+ coffin and nailed it shut. My last posting was from two years ago, but once in a while I came back to lurk, much like I do on Facebook. And then Google decided to add all my circles to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft Office finally with Retina Support
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:33p   Volker Weber
This looks much better than before. Without scaling:... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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This tweet became relevant for Mac users
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:15p   Volker Weber
Well, @oracle, this is just one of the reasons why everybody hates you. pic.twitter.com/i1r7F89i8u— Volker Weber (@vowe) January 23, 2014 Latest innovation from Oracle: add crapware to Java installer on Mac.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft Office for Mac
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:02p   Volker Weber
Welcome to the new and modern Office for Mac! You will receive regular updates automatically until the official release in the second half of 2015. Office for Mac 2016 Preview is now available to try for free and includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and OneNote. OS X 10.10 Yosemite... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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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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