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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 59
Microsoft OneDrive :: Ein kleines Adventure
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 67
What happened to BlackBerry 10.3.2?
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 192
UE Roll :: First Impressions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 186
Installing Windows 10 on vintage netbook
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 125
Surface 3 with Windows 10
Sun, Aug 2nd 2015 268
Elgato Eve Weather :: Erste Erfahrung mit HomeKit
Sun, Aug 2nd 2015 165
Top 10
Feeling unsafe lately?
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 319
Surface 3 with Windows 10
Sun, Aug 2nd 2015 268
Software to remove before upgrading to Windows 10
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 257
On Windows 10
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 236
Was für ein Kampf
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 235
Stuff that works :: Apple Watch Activity
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 229
Could it be Verse?
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 218
B612 is a fun selfie app
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 207
What happened to BlackBerry 10.3.2?
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 192
UE Roll :: First Impressions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 186


Volker Weber
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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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COBO - you are going to hear this
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:03a   Volker Weber
You may think that BlackBerry is toast. After all, sales of BlackBerry 10 devices are in decline. But not so fast. There are companies out there who push back on BYOD, and especially Android. I have one example, which still has some company owned iPads around. And with some... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Introducing Atom 1.0
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 5:54p   Volker Weber
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Why Ello?
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 4:14a   Volker Weber
André asked today: @vowe couldn’t see any benefits from ello yet. What is the point? I cannot answer it for you. Much has been written. For me, Ello feels right. No spammers, no abusive data collection, no check-in, no mayors, no games, no "viral". Instead, interesting content. Content I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Fly with Svetlana
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 5:57p   Volker Weber
Svetlana takes of after 10 minutes. And the actions starts at 16:30. Strap yourself in tight.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry smartphones sales continue to slide
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 8:52a   Volker Weber
BlackBerry just announced their first quarterly results for fiscal year 2016. As they transition ever so slowly into a software business, the smartphones business continues its decline. In the last quarter they recognized revenue from 1.1 million devices sold. That is the least ever reported. Although I don't have... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Decisions, decisions
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 5:34a   Volker Weber
I don't always make rational decisions. Sometimes I do what feels right. Today for instance it felt right to move from Chrome back to Safari and set the default search engine to DuckDuckGo.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Matte and shiny
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 12:55p   Volker Weber
Here is another combination that works really well: Apple Watch Sport with Leather Loop. This is the only band (besides the original sport band) that does not have a shiny connector which would not work with the aluminium body of the Watch Sport. Both the watch and the band... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Urbanears cuts the cord
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 8:49a   Volker Weber
With a dozen headphones at vowe's magic circus, there is always choice. For traveling I like to use the Plantronics BackBeat Pro. They sound great, they deliver excellent sound, they are comfortable. But they are quite huge. Then there are the Urbanears Kransen, that live in my go bag.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Umgekehrte Alex-Warnung
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 7:17a   Volker Weber
Vor vielen Jahren habe ich ab und an mal eine Alex-Warnung ausgesprochen. Das war eine Aufforderung, etwas vorübergehend nicht zu kaufen. Weil etwas Besseres oder Günstigeres in Kürze angekündigt wird. Da ärgert man sich als Käufer. Heute will ich das Gegenteil machen: wer seine Sonos-Installation erweitern will, etwa um... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Windows 10 Preview :: Learn from my mistakes
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 4:16a   Volker Weber
I love the Surface 3. I just do. And now I have a fresh Windows install. Squeaky clean. And it's my fault. I was contemplating an upgrade to Windows 10 Preview. After all, this is a Microsoft device, right? Well, that was a bad mistake. Although I had installed... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Ello is different
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 4:32a   Volker Weber
The most compelling reason to be on Ello is original content. At the same time it is the biggest challenge for those used to re-sharing "viral" media. Ello is no Facebook. If you like Facebook, you would be disappointed. But if you don't, this is your place. Beautiful, ad-free.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Blocking spam on Twitter
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 4:10a   Volker Weber
Twitter has an interesting business model that I believe will not work in the long term. The service is free, but you get carpet bombed with spam, "Sponsored Tweets" in Twitter terms. Some people use third party clients, but those are dead men walking because they undermine the business... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Elly by Ello
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 3:33a   Volker Weber
Ello finally has an app, for iPhone and iPad. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Another hairy arm with an Apple Watch
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 3:06a   Volker Weber
I have said a few things about activity tracking on Apple Watch, I told you about my personal preferences. The bigger question is: is it worth having? Will you wear it after the novelty wears off? I believe the answer is a solid yes. Watch goes on the charger... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stephen Elop and Jo Harlow have left the (Microsoft) building
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 1:26p   Volker Weber
There are quite a lot of people who despised Stephen Elop. I was not one of them. I met him on several occasion, even for a long chat in Berlin, which I wasn't allowed to put on video. Stephen was a good leader. As was Jo, his right hand. They... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Jim Dalrymple on the Apple Watch :: My most personal review ever
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 12:55p   Volker Weber
I have been reporting on Apple for more than 20 years now, and in all that time no product has had such an impact on my life as this little piece of hardware and software. I don’t say that for dramatic effect, it has had a profound effect on the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Disable Twitter's autoplay feature now
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 3:20p   Volker Weber
Twitter has added a Video autoplay and the default is "Use mobile data and Wi-Fi". This serves but one purpose: let spammers run their "Sponsored tweets" in your face. I suggest you set this to Never play videos automatically. And block each and every account that spams you.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Stanford study finds walking improves creativity
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 5:35a   Volker Weber
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. More > [Thanks, Martin]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?
Sun, Jun 14th 2015 10:39a   Volker Weber
...is there any medical reason to embrace this number? Not really. That’s because the 10,000-steps-a-day recommendation has nothing to do with sedentary, fast-food-drenched circa-2015 America. Rather, the recommendation first popped up in a very different food and environment: 1960s Japan. In essence, it was a marketing ploy. That does... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aging in Dogs - Companions Teach Us to Age Better
Sun, Jun 14th 2015 9:04a   Volker Weber
Your dog years can be better spent if you pay attention to your best friend. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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John Gruber interviews Phil Schiller
Sun, Jun 14th 2015 4:29a   Volker Weber
This is such a great interview. It shows mutual respect between Phil and John. You also experience how superior Phil is to John, without showing it. And John does a really great job at touching on some points that aren't quite as perfect as Apple wants them to be.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Fettig oder staubig
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 4:35p   Volker Weber
Ich muss mal ein ganz altes Konzept erklären. Wenn ich jemand losschicke, der vor Ort unterstützt, oder wenn ich selbst irgendwo hingehe, dann schaue ich als erstes (oder frage später danach), ob das Gerät fettig oder staubig ist. Staubig heisst, wird nicht angefasst. Fettig heißt, wird viel angefasst. Der... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Denali
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 1:52p   Volker Weber
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Gut gemacht :: Microsofts Antwort an den Postillon
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 12:35p   Volker Weber
Microsofts Antwort auf "Aus Mitleid: Dieb gibt gestohlenes Windows Phone wieder zurück"... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Cyber-Attacke auf den Bundestag - Totalschaden IT-Sicherheit
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 3:31a   Volker Weber
Der Bundestag wird Opfer eines Cyber-Angriffs und zur gleichen Zeit verabschieden die Abgeordneten ein völlig unzureichendes IT-Sicherheitsgesetz. Das ist ein politischer Totalschaden, meint Peter Welchering. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Why I enjoy Ello
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 3:28a   Volker Weber
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Abhörchips in Samsung-Handys
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 4:04p   Volker Weber
Unbedingt mal den Akku ins Feuer werden. Das ist eine Bombe!... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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OneNote How-To :: Grid Lines & Annotating a PDF
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 12:17p   Volker Weber
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My take on BlackBerry Android
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 11:58a   Volker Weber
Horia asked me to write something about the Reuters piece on "BlackBerry may put Android on new smartphone". The thing is that I don't speculate (much) and that I have no additional insights. But let's look at a few facts: BlackBerry 10 runs Android apps today. BlackBerry won't run Android... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Notes on Surface
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 7:56a   Volker Weber
This isn't staged. This is real. As I was attending TEDxFrankfurt yesterday I decided to take notes on Microsoft Surface with OneNote and Surface Pen. Handwritten notes. Usually I type everything because I am lazy. Why write something down twice ... Writing on Surface with the pen felt very... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Maybe they are working on Lotusphere 2016
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 4:13a   Volker Weber
Exiting times, yesterday. IBM asked us to save the date for Connect 2016. Now it's gone. Me thinks, whoever jumped the gun, did not have all necessary sign offs from Legal a.k.a. Big Blue Boat Anchor. Or they haven't figured out the name. ConnectED, Connect, Lotusphere? I'd go with Lotusphere.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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SONOS Control from Pebble (Time)
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 4:06a   Volker Weber
Ralph just sent me this. He is controlling his SONOS from his new Pebble Time. And he is doing it with his hands tied behind his back, err, with his BlackBerry.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Xcode 7 allows anyone to download, build and ‘sideload’ iOS apps for free
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 2:58p   Volker Weber
Apple has changed its policy regarding permissions required to build and run apps on devices. Until now, Apple required users to pay $99/year to become a member of Apple’s Developer Program in order to run code on physical iPhone and iPads. As part of the new Developer Program, this is no longer required.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Untold Story of Microsoft's Surface Hub
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 2:54p   Volker Weber
A man with a dream. A company in flux. A secret factory outside Portland. And a hyper-ambitious gambit to reimagine how meetings happen. Interesting long read at Fastcompany. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Connect 2016
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 11:21a   Volker Weber
Just pitched an idea to Jeff Schick: come back next year, call it Lotusphere 2016. #IBMConnectED Retweet if you like that idea.— Volker Weber (@vowe) January 27, 2015 Remember this tweet? Looks like IBM has heard you: Mark your calendars for Connect 2016 in Orlando! Get ready to explore the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Music streaming still leaves a lot to be desired
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 2:01p   Volker Weber
Yesterday was a big day for music streaming. Apple is going in big time. But what happens, when you have that music on your iPhone? You play it through your iPhone speakers. That's what most kids do. You plug in your earbuds. Now only you can listen. If you... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft-Facebook connection is broken as of today
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 3:53a   Volker Weber
Microsoft writes: Last year, Facebook announced an update to their Graph API that will impact Microsoft apps and services. Facebook's Graph API is the tool that we use to connect your Microsoft account to Facebook. It brings contact information from your Facebook friends into Outlook.com and the Windows People app,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 2:32a   Volker Weber
He only had himself to blame, Mike Weston thought ruefully as he strapped a Fitbit to his wrist one cold February morning. His company was about to start tracking him 24 hours a day, gathering data on everything from his sleep quality and heart rate to his location and web... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Apple WWDC Keynote
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 4:16p   Volker Weber
Reality distortion field collapses. Time for some remarks. OS X gets a bunch of new features. People will upgrade because it's free, but most likely never use the new features. There is so much stuff I have not learned in years, and I am an interested party. iOS renames a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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DNUG in Dortmund
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:38a   Volker Weber
On my way to #Auslug ��✈️ @AusLUG cu you down under pic.twitter.com/hS1XQ6xKYt— Olaf Boerner (@OlafBoerner) June 8, 2015 Diese Woche veranstaltet die DNUG in Dortmund ihre 42. Konferenz. Und Olaf Boerner, einer der Schwergewichte im Notes-Geschäft, reist ans andere Ende der Welt. Das ist mal eine Ansage.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Schreck in der Nacht
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 3:52a   Volker Weber
Wildes Klingeln nachts an der Haustür. Hund flippt aus. Aufgeschreckt an die Gegensprechanlage: "Ja bitte, wer ist da?" Junger Mann nennt Namen. "Ich will den Volker Weber sprechen." - "Das tut mir leid, aber nicht um diese Zeit. Gehen Sie wieder". Scheffin war die Treppe herunter gegangen und schaut vom... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Addicted to Activities
Sun, Jun 7th 2015 4:59p   Volker Weber
Here is something nobody tells you before you get your Apple Watch: Activities are addictive. Once you closed all rings for a couple of days, you can't stop. And when the week is completed, and you completed an activity (move, exercise, stand) all seven days, you get a medal.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble noch mal preiswerter
Sun, Jun 7th 2015 3:34p   Volker Weber
89 € für das Original in Schwarz, Weiß oder Rot, 149 € für die Steel. Das ist das alte Modell, nicht die Pebble Time. Für mich immer noch eine dicke Empfehlung, vor allem, wenn man ein Android-Gerät hat. Gebürsteter Edeltstahl mit Lederband sieht sehr "stark" aus, das "samtschwarze" Original... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Streaming Music Is Fundamentally Changing The Way We Listen
Sun, Jun 7th 2015 7:47a   Volker Weber
John MacFarlane, Co-Founder and CEO, Sonos: The future belongs to those who can create the most seamless connection between the listener, the artist and their work. When the dust clears, it will be the artists who will define what the future of streaming is going to look — and more... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Narita Terminal 3
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 4:27p   Volker Weber
A terminal for low cost airlines, built with little cost. Clean design, not a shopping mall. I love it.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus




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