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Apple Music for Sonos coming this fall
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 190
What happens when you slide the Note 5 pen in the wrong way
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 211
Pebble auf der IFA
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 141
Sonos and the Russian iPod
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 186
Did Microsoft fire all of Nokia's designers?
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 280
Touching
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 104
90 days with Apple Watch
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 256
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Did Microsoft fire all of Nokia's designers?
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 280
Geo mapping Ashley Madison
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 261
90 days with Apple Watch
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 256
Marty Cooper :: Inventor
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 218
What happens when you slide the Note 5 pen in the wrong way
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 211
Apple Music for Sonos coming this fall
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 190
Sonos and the Russian iPod
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 186
Windows 10 für Lumia Smartphones :: 8 GByte interner Speicher erforderlich
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 167
We are sacrificing the right to walk
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 143
Pebble auf der IFA
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 141


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Apple Music for Sonos coming this fall
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 4:14a   Volker Weber
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What happens when you slide the Note 5 pen in the wrong way
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 5:29p   Volker Weber
36 seconds into the video you can see the little sensor that catches your pen and breaks off when you remove it. I have no idea how you can come up with such a bad design. There are so many ways to design this in a failsafe way.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble auf der IFA
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 4:33a   Volker Weber
Aus einer PM: Pebble wird in diesem Jahr auf der IFA in Berlin am Stand von KOMSA vertreten sein. Neben der Pebble Smartwatch, der Pebble Steel und der seit Kurzem erhältlichen Pebble Time, wird dort auch die brandneue Pebble Time Steel ausgestellt sein. Wir möchten Sie herzlich einladen, in Halle... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos and the Russian iPod
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 3:55a   Volker Weber
Almost ten years ago I called it the Russian iPod. And that name sticks until today inside Sonos. Read yourself: Ten years ago, the world’s most cutting-edge stereo system showed up in my home, offering a glimpse into the digital audio future that today immerses us all. The gray... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Did Microsoft fire all of Nokia's designers?
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 5:49a   Volker Weber
.@bdsams I see your Cityman, and raise you a Talkman (top to bottom) pic.twitter.com/u9rACR4CeX— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 27, 2015... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Touching
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 4:48a   Volker Weber
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90 days with Apple Watch
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 9:17a   Volker Weber
I have been using Apple Watch for 90 days. Why I know it's 90 days? We'll get to that later. There have been some surprises, but generally speaking, it has exceeded my expectations. I do not want to be without it. One of the things that have changed very... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Windows Phone ‘Twilight Zone’
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 6:30a   Volker Weber
Windows Phone 8.1 ... is essentially tombstoned at this point. Windows 10 needs to come to mobile in a way that excites people, and then it will have a chance of success. As much as I loved the 930, 1020 & 1520 Lumias, it seems very unlikely that is going... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Archos LTE phones with Android Lollipop and Windows 10
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 4:27a   Volker Weber
Archos will be showcasing two new phones at IFA, expected to become available for 129 € in November. They share the same specs, but one is going to ship with Android Lollipop, the other one with Windows 10. They share the same (low) specs, with a quadcore Snapdragon 200,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Born To Run
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 1:13p   Volker Weber
40 years ago today, @ColumbiaRecords released Born To Run. #borntorun40 pic.twitter.com/8X1BdJYDBb— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) August 25, 2015... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Nib goes in first
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 1:03p   Volker Weber
Don't ever hand a Galaxy Note 5 to a kid. If you insert the pen only a few millimeters the wrong way, it will get stuck. Says the guy who destroyed on Lumia 1020 microphone by sticking the SIM removal tool in the wrong hole.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Windows 10 für Lumia Smartphones :: 8 GByte interner Speicher erforderlich
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 5:59a   Volker Weber
Wir arbeiten intensiv daran, Windows 10 für alle Lumia Smartphones zur Verfügung zu stellen, deshalb hier schon einmal eine Liste der Lumia Smartphones, die bei Erscheinen ein kostenloses Upgrade erhalten Alles, was nur 4 GB internen Speicher hat, ist zu klein für Windows 10. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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We are sacrificing the right to walk
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 5:56a   Volker Weber
In 2011, Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide following the death of her four-year-old son. Nelson, it’s crucial to note, was not driving. She didn’t even own a car. She and her three children were crossing a busy four-lane road from a bus stop to their apartment building in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Marty Cooper :: Inventor
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 6:54p   Volker Weber
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BlackBerry 10.3.2 solves my battery life issues with the P'9983
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 5:31p   Volker Weber
I have been struggling with battery life on the Porsche Design P'9983 and I was unable to get to the bottom of it. Now I have installed the same BlackBerry 10 version that ships on the Passport Silver Edition and all is well. I don't know why, but I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Geo mapping Ashley Madison
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 3:46a   Volker Weber
No, I do not look at the raw data. Don't want to know which of my neighbors is stupid enough to pay for the infidelity service. But it's certainly interesting to find out the gender distribution. Reminds me of an old joke: "Did you hear about the free brothel?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Security with a backdoor is no security
Sun, Aug 23rd 2015 12:40p   Volker Weber
Does the @washingtonpost & brilliant TSA know that they just compromised their locking system by putting this out pic.twitter.com/DBPHB0qclK— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) August 21, 2015 Do you understand now, why encryption with a backdoor for law enforcement is a terrible idea?... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Autokorrektur
Sun, Aug 23rd 2015 11:37a   Volker Weber
Immer diese Autokorrektur. Ich will schreiben "Das ist eine interessante Idee" und auf dem Bildschirm erscheint "Ihr seid ja bekloppt"... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A message to marketing
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 4:18p   Volker Weber
If I buy a magazine, I will read your ads if I like them. If you publish a great ad as a video and my friends share it, I will watch it and recommend it to other friends. But if you try to disrupt me by forcing yourself into my... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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886 iOS & 835 Android devices. What do you see?
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 9:56a   Volker Weber
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Windows 10: Download verhindern
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 9:05a   Volker Weber
Microsoft wirbt bei den meisten Anwendern von Windows 7 und 8.1 recht aufdringlich dafür, ein Upgrade auf Windows 10 durchzuführen. Wer sich davon belästigt fühlt, kann diese Hinweise mit einem kleinen Skript zum Verstummen bringen. Windows 10 ist eine Klette, die nur sehr schwer loszuwerden ist. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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O&O ShutUp10 :: Das kostenlose Antispy-Tool für Windows 10
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 8:45a   Volker Weber
O&O ShutUp10 ermöglicht es Ihnen, selbst die Kontrolle darüber zu haben, welche Komfortfunktionen von Windows 10 Sie nutzen möchten und welche Datenweitergabe Ihnen zu weit geht. In einer simplen Benutzeroberfläche können Sie bequem regeln, wie Windows 10 Ihre Privatsphäre respektieren soll. Empfehlungen führen Sie dabei und geben Tipps, welche Funktionen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Drone on a leash
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 10:44p   Volker Weber
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20 misused English words that make smart people look silly
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 12:30p   Volker Weber
Often, it’s the words we perceive as being more correct or sophisticated that don’t really mean what we think they do. There are 20 such words that have a tendency to make even really smart people stumble. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The DTS ship has sailed
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 11:56a   Volker Weber
That's going to hurt a little. Not everyone, but a vocal minority. I tried to get to the bottom of this DTS issue with Sonos. I spoke to quite a number of people and they are all telling me the same story. Turns out I already got it right. Two... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dann ist das noch nicht fertig
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 6:32a   Volker Weber
Ich habe immer wieder mal mit komplexen Enterprise-Systemen zu tun. Die teils widersprüchlichen Anforderungen erfordern einfach eine größere Anstrengung, als sich das Privatanwender vorstellen können. Man nehme etwa "kostengünstig", "sicher", "revisionsfähig", "skalierbar", "ausfallsicher". In der Regel lohnt es sich, lange zu bauen und zu verbessern, bevor man in die Fläche... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Don't be afraid of Windows 10 data collection
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 7:09a   Volker Weber
You may be worried about Windows 10 phoning home to Microsoft. Don't. Microsoft is absolutely clueless about what to do with the data. With every update it keeps installing the "Get Office" crapware and sends a message into my action center about getting a free month of Office 365.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How Microsoft built, and is still building, Windows 10
Sun, Aug 16th 2015 7:07a   Volker Weber
Before their respective releases, Windows 7 went through two public previews while Windows 8 went through three. Both were quite the achievement at the time: After all, Microsoft was showing off its most important piece of software to the world before it was finished. During the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad stalling
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 3:12a   Volker Weber
I suspect Apple wasn't just caught off guard by the iPad's success, but was led to believe that the iPad represented the future of computing. Many thought the iPad would outshine the iPhone. Very interesting analysis of the current state of the iPad/tablet market. What I see are two things: Bigger... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A few thoughts on Samsung Unpacked for the S6 Edge Plus and Note 5
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 4:32p   Volker Weber
I watched the Samsung Unpacked event and then spent a few hours thinking about what I just saw. Before I jump right in, let me say that I love the Galaxy S6 Edge. It's just a joy to use, has a great camera, the best I have seen so... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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No need to switch input languages
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 4:28p   Volker Weber
This is one of the little things that make typing on a BlackBerry so efficient. You can switch your input languages, but you don't have to. Your BlackBerry will detect the language you are typing in and make proper suggestions. And it does so by the sentence. Multiple languages... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Android: Und noch eine schwere Sicherheitslücke
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 2:51p   Volker Weber
heise Security: Google hat den Bug (CVE2015-3825) inzwischen behoben. Wie bei Android üblich, ist nicht klar, ob und wann diese Korrektur die Endkunden erreicht. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Auf Legerwall
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 2:32p   Volker Weber
Segeln auf offenem Meer macht dem Laien Angst, aber nicht dem Segler. Der fürchtet etwas anderes: das Land. Schiffe fühlen sich im Wasser wohl, aber nicht, wenn sie gegen Land stoßen. Ganz blöd ist eine Situation, die man Legerwall nennt. Mit Legerwall wird die Situation eines Wasserfahrzeuges beschrieben, in der... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Concordski & Buran
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 11:58a   Volker Weber
Whether it's a Concordski or a Buran, you often find inventions that look familiar. So when Apple made the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint reader on its home button, similar designs appeared in Android land. Since there is always a great rush to implement those designs, sometimes engineers have to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Today's practical joke
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 9:11a   Volker Weber
If you don't live under a rock, you know about Google's new holding Alphabet INC. Their URL is abc.xyz. Now click the photo above or try it here: http://abc.wtf... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aus meiner Email
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 1:00p   Volker Weber
Zunächst mal vielen Dank für dein Artikel und vor Allem für die Inspiration hinsichtlich Laufen. Ich bin jetzt bei 1700km, 100 Tage mit >10k und -14 Kg Beinahe jede Woche bekomme ich so eine Mail. Das tut gut, denn es zeigt, dass ich hier nicht umsonst schreibe. ;-) Aktueller Stand:... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Smartwatches und Protzomaten
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 10:47a   Volker Weber
Was ist das? Macht tick-tack und wenn's runterfällt, ist die Uhr kaputt? Das ist der älteste Dad-Joke, an den ich mich erinnern kann. Gut erinnern kann ich mich aber an den größten Blödsinn, den ich heute gelesen habe: "Ich kaufe mir jetzt eine Analog-Uhr, damit ich von meinem iPhone loskomme."... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Customizing Windows 10
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 4:33p   Volker Weber
The first thing I disabled in Windows 10 was Cortana. Three reasons: I work bilingual. Cortana does not. Cortana uses Bing. I don't. Cortana tries to distract me with Bing news. Next stop: privacy settings. Lots of privacy settings. Too many privacy settings. Feels like Facebook. There are more things... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft is a spammer now
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 12:19p   Volker Weber
Microsoft is developing some tactics that I find shady. It started with a software update to Windows 8 where it started to advertize an upgrade to Windows 10, right in between necessary security fixes. Once I installed Windows 10, it started to install apps that I never asked for,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Eine Woche mit Eve
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:09a   Volker Weber
Eine Woche habe ich Eve Weather jetzt am Laufen und bin sehr zufrieden damit. Ich musste allerdings ein bisschen mit dem Standort experimentieren. Die Nordseite des Hauses war nicht perfekt, weil viel zu viel Stahlbeton zwischen Eve und dem iPhone war. Außerdem schien abends noch mal kurz die Sonne... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Behind the scenes :: New York City Subway
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 5:57a   Volker Weber
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Frühstück verdient
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 2:52a   Volker Weber
Heute wird's warm. 38/39 Grad sind vorausgesagt, vielleicht schaffen wir sogar 40. Also bin ich heute morgen schon um 6:15 auf die Piste. Man glaubt gar nicht, wie viele Leute bei diesem Wetter morgens ihre Brötchen im Schlafi holen. ;-) Exercise doppelt erfüllt, Move zu zwei Dritteln. Das... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple’s Fitness Guru Opens Up About the Watch
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 2:06a   Volker Weber
In Jay Blahnik's first extended interview since Apple hired him to help launch the Watch, the company’s director of fitness for health technologies insists activity tracking is overemphasized, elite athletes have a sitting problem, and the real breakthrough apps for the device will probably be created outside of Cupertino. More... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Official Android Blog: An Update to Nexus Devices
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 3:15p   Volker Weber
From this week on, Nexus devices will receive regular OTA updates each month focused on security, in addition to the usual platform updates. The first security update of this kind began rolling out today, Wednesday August 5th, to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Are you afraid? Well, you should be.
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 8:42a   Volker Weber
Stagefright, the yet to be published Android weakness, will let baddies infect your device. It's already happening. And you have zero defense, if you rely on your vendor. Google has fixed the Nexus 6 and so has CyanogenMod. But none of the other OEM has. Samsung, Sony, HTC, Lenovo ...... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:32a   Volker Weber
BlackBerry adds a new Passport to their line-up. It's exactly the same as the old Passport. It's just a different design. Just came out in the US and shall be available here in the near future.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft OneDrive :: Ein kleines Adventure
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 9:25a   Volker Weber
Microsoft OneDrive ist so ein kleines Adventure-Spiel. Mit jeder neuen Version und jeder neuen Plattform gibt es wieder wundersame Veränderungen. Windows 10 zum Beispiel: früher (also bei Frankenstein 8.1) konnte man bestimmen, welche Folder denn nun synchronisiert werden und welche anderen Folder denn bitteschön nur in der Wolke bleiben sollen.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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What happened to BlackBerry 10.3.2?
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 7:13a   Volker Weber
Two month ago I got a heads up about an upcoming BlackBerry 10 Update to version 10.3.2. Then nothing happened. I asked and got an evasive answer. Something about an "implementation issue". Now it turns out that BlackBerry wanted to launch a new activation lock. If somebody steals your BlackBerry,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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UE Roll :: First Impressions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 3:19a   Volker Weber
I have been reading lots of reviews of the UE Roll, the little Bluetooth speaker that sounds so amazing. When I had to return my UE Boom last week, the agency offered to send a Roll in return. It's really small and nimble, especially when compared to the Megaboom.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Installing Windows 10 on vintage netbook
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 2:19p   Volker Weber
Why do I install Windows 10 on a netbook? Because I can. ;-) This was a fun little project. I have a vintage Samsung NC10. Two things are unusual about it: it runs Windows 7 instead of the initial Windows XP Starter Edition it shipped with and it has... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Surface 3 with Windows 10
Sun, Aug 2nd 2015 4:59p   Volker Weber
I love Surface 3. No fans, feels like a proper tablet, can be propped up with its kickstand in three different positions. Can act as a full PC with its keyboard attached. Has MicroUSB power, a proper USB-port for attaching peripherals and DisplayPort for those odd presentations. It was... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Elgato Eve Weather :: Erste Erfahrung mit HomeKit
Sun, Aug 2nd 2015 6:18a   Volker Weber
Seit zwei Tagen habe ich das erste HomeKit-Gerät im Einsatz: Eve Weather, eine Wetterstation von Elgato. Elgato hat unter der Marke Eve vier HomeKit-Geräte im Angebot und entwickelt weitere. Neben der Wetterstation gibt es Eve Energy, das als Schaltsteckdose auch den Stromverbrauch misst, Eve Room ist eine Wetterstation für... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Feeling unsafe lately?
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 5:55p   Volker Weber
Apparently the best supported method of updating your Android phone is to buy a new Android phone.— Mikko Hypponen (@mikko) July 31, 2015 So when the original iPhone came out a few years ago, I swore in multiple heated discussions with friends and strangers that I’d never buy an iPhone.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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B612 is a fun selfie app
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 11:20a   Volker Weber
#B612 is a fun selfie app A photo posted by Volker Weber (@volkerweber) on Jul 31, 2015 at 2:28pm PDT Available for Android, iOS and Windows... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Immense performance by the Heritage Orchestra
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 7:19a   Volker Weber
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Durchwachsen
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 5:38a   Volker Weber
Meine Erfahrungen mit Windows 10 sind sehr durchwachsen. Hätte ich kein Surface 3, dann wären sie eher schlecht. Auf dem Surface funktioniert alles so wie beworben. Das Thinkpad Yoga 3 Pro aber zickt. Gestern gab es mehre Bluescreens nacheinander. Ich mag Windows 10. Nicht so oll wie Windows 7,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works :: Apple Watch Activity
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 4:47a   Volker Weber
When I said, I need consistency, Paul Mooney said something very true: @vowe The secret of life "find what works for you". Prevents any fanboy lifestyle and prevents any petty rows (took me a long time).— pmooneynet (@pmooneynet) July 30, 2015 To which I replied, one can always lead... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Was für ein Kampf
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 2:55a   Volker Weber
Ich gebe nicht gerne auf. Aber Windows 10 hat sich gestern wirklich tapfer geschlagen. Die Installation brach stets mit der gleichen, nichts sagenden Fehlermeldung ab. Nichts half, weder die ganze Lenovo Bloatware zu entfernen noch aus einem ISO zu installieren. Am Ende musste ich dann so weit in den... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ein Problem ist aufgetreten
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 1:48p   Volker Weber
Ich habe heute Nachmittag damit verbracht, Windows 10 auf einem Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro zu installieren. Bei jedem Versuch kam ich bis hierhin. Zwischendurch habe ich mal die Platte bereinigt, geprüft, ob ich genug Speicherplatz habe, die Formatierung des Laufwerks gecheckt. Das Ergebnis war stets das gleiche. Siehe oben.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Software to remove before upgrading to Windows 10
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 1:15p   Volker Weber
This is the complete list of software that Lenovo recommends to remove before upgrading to Windows 10: Absolute Reminder, AccuWeather for Windows 8, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Amazon Toolbar, Baidu FM, Baidu JP IME, Baidu PCFaster, BestBuy, BIGFLIX, Books Store, BootShield, Business Contact Manager, Camera Man, China weather, Communication... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos + Microsoft Groove
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 1:09p   Volker Weber
Microsoft Xbox Music has been rebranded as Microsoft Groove, not to be confused with Microsoft Office Groove, the product acquired with Ray Ozzie's Groove Networks. And Microsoft Groove just became available in the Sonos Labs section of music services. Here is the cool thing about that. Even without a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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On Windows 10
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 8:36a   Volker Weber
Today is Windows 10 day. You will reads lots of reviews and opinion pieces everywhere. Let me just contribute a short list: Will Windows 10 make you more productive? Unlikely. An operating system runs applications. You will be able to run your old apps, presumably. When a new version... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Could it be Verse?
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 12:50p   Volker Weber
It's been half a year since IBM announced the "freemium" offering of IBM Verse, and almost four months since IBM actually "shipped" it. And with shipping I mean they let the first people on board. My own expectations were rather low, but even those were not met with the actual... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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DNUG schnuck
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 12:41p   Volker Weber
Man stelle sich vor, die Firma habe ein soziales Intranet, aber keiner gehe hin. Oder man stelle sich vor, in Pusemuckel gäbe es eine DNUG-Konferenz, aber niemand ... Das muss man sich nicht vorstellen, das passiert tatsächlich. Weder das eine noch das andere ist ein Selbstläufer. Stefan Pfeiffer stellt digital... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Everything in its right place
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 1:00p   Volker Weber
your underlying Google Account won’t be searchable or followable, unlike public Google+ profiles. And for people who already created Google+ profiles but don’t plan to use Google+ itself, we’ll offer better options for managing and removing those public profiles. 'A more focused Google+ experience', Google? Why don't you just admit... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works :: Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 9:03a   Volker Weber
While at home I mostly use a Platan ADV, an on-the-ear headset from Urban Ears, but when it comes to traveling, I'm always undecided. On one hand I try to minimize my luggage, down to the number of power supplies I carry (just 1), the wires I need, etc.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Tone Black or White?
Sun, Jul 26th 2015 5:34a   Volker Weber
I did not have the time to look at the Limited Edition SONOS PLAY:1 Tone speakers while I was away in NYC. But now I have. Both are absolutely gorgeous and the difference between a regular and one of these Limited Edition speakers is more striking than I expected.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works :: Olloclip Active Lens
Sun, Jul 26th 2015 5:07a   Volker Weber
I have used the new Olloclip lens for most of my Instagrams in New York. Everything is so big or tall that you cannot possibly capture without an ultra-wide angle lens. At other times, things are far away and you need a telephoto lens to get a decent picture.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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And here it is ...
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:43a   Volker Weber
A few weeks ago I gave you a reverse Alex warning: if you pay in €, buy Sonos now, thank me later. Here is why.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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PLAY:1 Tone not sold out
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 3:59a   Volker Weber
Apparently there wasn't such a big rush to pay 50$/€ extra for a Limited Edition. Sonos still shows availability. I still find very pretty and they will sellt out.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The altar has disappeared
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 6:45a   Volker Weber
Photo: Denon In the 80s of the last century people would buy home stereos and pile lots of components to "stereo towers". Clarion made similar components that young guns would build into their pre-owned Porsche 911s. Your stereo was an altar. Then came surround systems and the back of... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Five million. Or eight million. Or seven.
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 5:27a   Volker Weber
Almost exactly one year ago I wrote The first million is always the hardest. I had completed my first million steps since I started tracking three months earlier. It took until November to get to three million. In the meantime, my UP24 band broke and I switched to Withings... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Infinit
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 5:19p   Volker Weber
When I move files between my computers and phones, most of the times, I just use Infinit. Works on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows. Once in a while I also share files with other people over Infinit. It's incredibly fast and reliable. Free and unlimited. Go get it with infinit.me/vowe... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The bring-your-own-device fad is fading
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 2:57p   Volker Weber
'There is a clear move towards a policy of no BYOD,' the report stated. Companies find they can pursue mobility initatives just as well by providing mobile devices to workers 'who are often happy to take a corporate device if it is the same thing they would choose on their... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Should you write Win32 programs or Universal Apps?
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 6:14p   Volker Weber
I asked Microsoft, why developers should be writing Universal Apps instead of Win32 programs. This is the answer: Windows 10 will support Win32 apps in Store. This is a great way for developers to extend the reach of existing code. For new apps, we recommend creating Universal Windows Platform apps.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos Limited Edition PLAY:1 Tone
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 9:59a   Volker Weber
When I made fun of the Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note, somebody from Sonos said to me "wait until you see the next limited edition". He knows that I am a sucker for black & white: black floor, white walls, no deco. And he was right. This how I want... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Great Escape
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 7:55a   Volker Weber
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Deezer + Vodafone
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 4:15a   Volker Weber
Pressemitteilung: Wer bis zum 14. Oktober 2015 einen Vodafone-Mobilfunkvertrag der Tarife „Red 3 GB“, „Red 8 GB“ oder „Red 20 GB“ abschließt oder verlängert, erhält für 24 Monate einen Premium+-Zugang für Deezer gratis. Die zeitlich befristete Promotion von Deezer und Vodafone ergänzt die aktuell verfügbaren Angebote, die unverändert weiterlaufen: Deezer... - truncated for agg
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Zalando, Saftladen
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 3:27a   Volker Weber
Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich bei Zalando gekauft. Vorbildliche Abwicklung. Einer Zusendung von Newslettern habe ich nicht zugestimmt. Die kamen dann trotzdem. Mit einem Abmeldelink. Und der führt hierhin: "Die Abmeldung von allen Werbemails ist bereits erfolgt!" ist eine Lüge. Und Zalando weiß, dass das eine Lüge ist.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos 5.4
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 11:24a   Volker Weber
Sonos has a blog post and a software update: Summertime, and the Listenin’ is Easy The software brings new features for Google Play Music, but it's only starting with availability in US, UK, CA and IE. That's not Sonos fault. Ask Google when this becomes available in your country. There... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Olloclip Active Lens + Olloclip Case :: First impressions
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 10:36a   Volker Weber
I have always been a huge fan of the Olloclip lenses, right from the first 3-in-1 lens. But the Active Lens takes the cake. This is the test setup, complete with guard dog. The weather is not particularly nice, a bit rainy and overcast. The iPhone 6 rests in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Moxie's Signal
Sun, Jul 12th 2015 6:13a   Volker Weber
When you use iMessage, your messages are encrypted. When you use WhatsApp, your messages may be encrypted. (Both users need to be on Android.) But when you use Signal, your messages will always be encrypted, no matter whether you are on Android or iPhone. I installed it on my iPhone.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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HERE for Android Public Beta
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 2:47p   Volker Weber
We’re kicking off the public beta program on HERE for Android with a new ‘contextual menu’ feature to test; a single, long-press anywhere on the map brings up a shortcut menu to quickly see location information, share a location, get directions or start drive navigation. Requirements: Android 4.1, 1... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft ships Office 2016 Mac to Office 365 subscribers
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:47p   Volker Weber
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The difference 500 days make
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 8:16a   Volker Weber
Hi, it's me. In February of last year and today. About 500 days apart. Yesterday I suggested I might tone down my posts on fitness and you asked me to continue instead. I heard you loud and clear. And it's very encouraging to hear that I influenced a few... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Windows on Phones started to smell funny today
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 5:06p   Volker Weber
Microsoft never gives up. You knock them down and they get up. Each time you knock them down, they come back stronger. And with the third version, everything is going to be great. But things have changed. Microsoft is no longer the juggernaut, when it comes to mobile. A... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stuff that works :: iPhone 6 Plus with Logitech Keys-to-go keyboard
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 7:16a   Volker Weber
Two weeks from now I will be flying to New York City for two nights. And I plan to travel with just the iPhone and the Logitech Keys-to-go keyboard*. This has proven to be a really great combination to get work done. The iPhone camera is excellent, it has... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Annoyed by iPhone calls and text messages on your other devices?
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 5:30a   Volker Weber
When Apple introduces new features, they just switch them on. How else would you learn about them? That's the exact opposite as enterprise IT admins. They block all new features to keep the support calls and the risk down. ;-) Anyway, if you are one of these admins, you... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Why I am doing this
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 5:01a   Volker Weber
Martin is annoyed because I am posting too much about fitness: ... einerseits bin ich inzwischen beinahe von der Häufigkeit deiner Beiträge zum Thema Fitness genervt, anderseits ... Martin is probably right and I am going to tone it down a bit. But maybe I should explain why I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wie man mich am besten nicht erreicht
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 7:22a   Volker Weber
Heute habe ich mal in Facebook reingeschaut und eine Nachricht gefunden. In Xing oder LinkedIn mache ich das auch hin und wieder mal. Das sind alles Netzwerke, bei denen man getrost eine Nachricht hinterlegen kann, die ich später irgendwann erhalte. De-Mail habe ich nicht, das wäre ähnlich gut. Die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry Venice
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 12:32p   Volker Weber
Evan Blass (@evleaks) says this is the Android powered BlackBerry Slider. The screen appears to be similar to a Samsung S6 edge. This render shows a stock Android experience, but I expect Samsung to deliver something like BlackBerry Hub as an extension to Android. Evan has an excellent track... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Surface 3 (4G LTE) is coming
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 2:20p   Volker Weber
The first Surface 3 (4G LTE) devices went on sale in Japan two weeks ago through Y!Mobile. We’re happy to announce Surface 3 (4G LTE) will become available to business customers through the first partner operators on July 3rd in Germany and the United Kingdom, and later, in France... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Beats 1 stream URLs
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 11:14a   Volker Weber
I managed to retrieve the Beats 1 audio stream links that can be accessed outside of the iOS Music app and iTunes 12.2 Doesn't work on Sonos, at least not immediately. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Ello Bill of Rights
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 8:11a   Volker Weber
To encourage an atmosphere of responsibility and transparency, while creating the most positive social network experience, Ello has created this bill of rights for all social network users. This is exactly how I want a social network to be. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft could write off billions on Nokia deal
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 10:26a   Volker Weber
More 'tough choices' for the company as it tightens strategy and admits Ballmer's mistake. ... The Nokia acquisition was one of the last moves made by former CEO Steve Ballmer, who stepped down in February 2014. The deal, revealed the previous September, has been both acknowledged by analysts as necessary... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple Watch Sapphire vs Glass Display Shoot-Out
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:49p   Volker Weber
The 74 percent higher Reflectance of the Apple Watch with Sapphire means that its screen will reflect almost twice as much surrounding ambient light as the Apple Watch Sport with Glass. And it takes surprisingly little ambient light for that to make a visible difference… Bottom line: the cheaper Sport... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Withings imports from Fitbit
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 9:59a   Volker Weber
Have you ever used a fitness tracker from another company? Switch-to-Withings makes it easy to retrieve your entire activity history and import it into our Health Mate app. You will have access to all your data, be awarded success badges and take immediate advantage of custom health insights. Grab your... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple Music on SONOS :: How soon is ASAP?
Sun, Jun 28th 2015 11:52a   Volker Weber
@jeffmc it will be ASAP, but not at launch— ian c rogers (@iancr) June 25, 2015 Keep telling Apple what you need.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Earn your breakfast
Sun, Jun 28th 2015 4:59a   Volker Weber
Don't break the chain. That means reach your goal very single day, without exception. No day under 10000 steps, no exceptions. My current count is 243 days, 4673968 steps, 19234 steps per day. The long shot is 7 million steps within a year, 19178 steps per day. 122 days... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Say Ello
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:31a   Volker Weber
And yes, there is an app. iPhone & iPad now. Android and Windows in development.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus




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