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Stuff that works :: Marshall Major II
Wed, May 4th 2016 59
Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life
Tue, May 3rd 2016 115
You won't believe your ears
Tue, May 3rd 2016 147
Beme relaunches
Tue, May 3rd 2016 38
BlackBerry DTEK finally has teeth
Tue, May 3rd 2016 59
Google-Nachhilfe
Tue, May 3rd 2016 87
Surfacebook-Neid
Tue, May 3rd 2016 56
Top 10
Gear
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 187
You won't believe your ears
Tue, May 3rd 2016 147
Apple vs everybody else
Tue, May 3rd 2016 145
Das Ziel vor Augen
Sun, May 1st 2016 144
Napster via ALDI Life auf Sonos
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 138
Finch is an awesome Twitter client
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 127
Snapchat is my smalltalk
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 121
Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life
Tue, May 3rd 2016 115
That's how it all started
Tue, May 3rd 2016 108
Der ultimative Kamera Benchmark
Mon, May 2nd 2016 94


Volker Weber
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Stuff that works :: Marshall Major II
Wed, May 4th 2016 4:02a   Volker Weber
There is so much marketing fake in this Marshall headset that I thought I would never like it. Funny thing though, I have been using it more than any other headset at vowe's magic flying circus. And most of the time I have forgone the Bluetooth link and instead... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life
Tue, May 3rd 2016 1:39p   Volker Weber
This was more than 20 years ago. The original hipster. Everybody else is just a copy.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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You won't believe your ears
Tue, May 3rd 2016 12:24p   Volker Weber
Hear is an amazing way to listen to the world. It harmonizes your listening experience which helps you to be less distracted and stressed. The Hear app filters your acoustic environment, takes out harsh sounds and turns stressful noise into harmonic sound environments. You need a headset and an iPhone.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Beme relaunches
Tue, May 3rd 2016 9:20a   Volker Weber
If you have trouble understanding Snapchat, Beme is a tough nut to crack. I tried it last year, and it sucked big time. Now the team releases a new app for Android and iOS. The idea is simple. You broadcast what is happening around you. No filter, no fancy... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry DTEK finally has teeth
Tue, May 3rd 2016 8:40a   Volker Weber
So far DTEK could only bark when it saw intruders into your privacy. After the Marshmallow update it can finally restrict access. The dog has teeth now.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Google-Nachhilfe
Tue, May 3rd 2016 8:20a   Volker Weber
Wenn jemand ein Computerproblem hat, dann finde ich oft die Lösung mit Google. Ich habe nicht unbedingt mehr Ahnung, manchmal auch gar keine, aber ich weiß, wie man Google bedient. Und Google kann viel mehr als nur ein paar Wörter in der Suchanfrage zuzuordnen. Es kann auch Dinge finden, die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Surfacebook-Neid
Tue, May 3rd 2016 7:49a   Volker Weber
Ich beneide Andre Hansel um das, was er da in der Hand hält... Surfacebook ��#Schichtwechsel #rpTEN pic.twitter.com/QN6pVlQcj3— Magdalena Rogl (@LenaRogl) May 3, 2016 Pina Kehren (Microsoft-Mitarbeiterin) retweetet Magdalena Rogl (Microsoft-Mitarbeiterin), die Andre Hansel (Microsoft-Mitarbeiter) darum beneidet, ein Microsoft-Gerät auf einer von Microsoft gesponsorten Veranstaltung auf dem Schoß zu halten. Einer... - truncated for aggregators l
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Apple vs everybody else
Tue, May 3rd 2016 4:30a   Volker Weber
Apple: It's done. You can download it now. Everybody else: We have just released it. Users will start receiving it next week.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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IBM Cognitive
Tue, May 3rd 2016 3:43a   Volker Weber
Please comment on all of my social accounts b/c my dress will react to your emotions! #MetGala @IBM @MarchesaFashion pic.twitter.com/CXUKcVd8Hm— Karolina Kurkova (@karolinakurkova) May 2, 2016 IBM Marketing is going to be so pleased by the thousands of social network reactions from people who never buy enterprise IT systems. Hey... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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That's how it all started
Tue, May 3rd 2016 3:36a   Volker Weber
This gives you an idea of how old a fart I am. That was before we got a VAX. And then Arpanet which became Internet. Just a few years later, IBM made a PC and started building them in Boca.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Der ultimative Kamera Benchmark
Mon, May 2nd 2016 10:18a   Volker Weber
Es gibt nur einen ultimativen Benchmark für eine Smartphone-Kamera: wie sehen die Bilder aus, die sie schießt? Alles andere ist zweitrangig. Ich habe das mal sehr schön bei einem dieser Hands-On gesehen, die von allen Herstellern nach einer Produktpräsentation veranstaltet werden. Da stehen dann die Liveblogger mit ihrem Equipment,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Das Ziel vor Augen
Sun, May 1st 2016 4:09a   Volker Weber
Gestern habe ich die grüne Ehrennadel für den Monat April bekommen habe und heute taucht der nächste Platzhalter auf. Und das ist jetzt die Zielgerade. Am 28. Mai sollte ich idealerweise den Platzhalter für 365 Tage ausmalen, am 29. Mai vier Stück für jeweils 52 vollständige Wochen, und 31.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Snapchat is my smalltalk
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 5:40p   Volker Weber
Snapchat has made it to my iPhone front page. I did not expect that when I tried it a week ago. First I wanted to understand how this thing works. That's far from obvious. But once you understand the navigation, it's efficient. Very efficient actually. Once I understood how... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Napster via ALDI Life auf Sonos
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 11:56a   Volker Weber
Steuere deine gesamte Musik drahtlos und mit einem simplen Fingertipp: Das funkgesteuerte Musiksystem Sonos® bringt dir den gesamten Aldi life Musik powered by Napster -Katalog in alle Räume. Höre im ganzen Haus einen Titel oder fülle verschiedene Räume mit unterschiedlicher Musik! Sonos ist direkt mit dem Internet verbunden und ermöglicht... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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No universal search in Amazon Prime on Sonos
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 11:50a   Volker Weber
@vowe The universal search feature will be added later, for now, items need to be saved in the library indeed.— Sonos Support Team (@SonosSupport) April 28, 2016 I asked Sonos Support why search isn't working as expected. Turns out it's not intended to work, yet. Disappointing, but apparently being worked... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Finch is an awesome Twitter client
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 9:54a   Volker Weber
I am not a big fan of 3rd party Twitter clients, since I need to learn different interfaces on all my devices. But Finch is really nice since it supports big Android tablets. Also nice on smartphones: More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Zwei Quickies zum BlackBerry PRIV
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 8:49a   Volker Weber
Zwei Kurznachrichten: Die PRIV aus der deutschen Distribution und von den Carriern bekommen ihr Update erst nächsten Dienstag, 3. Mai. Ihr könnt vom "Check for updates" Button runtergehen. Heute hat Amazon laut Blitzangebot für den PRIV. Keine Ahnung zu welchem Preis. 659 € zahlt man aktuell. Und ich nehme den... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Gear
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 5:07a   Volker Weber
Thought I should share this with you. This is the gear I am currently working with. Fujifilm X-Pro1 with 35mm f/1.4, iPad Pro, Microsoft keyboard, iPhone 6S Plus, a couple of Manfrotto tripods, also a big one off camera, and the Shoulderpod mount for the iPhone. The Fujifilm camera... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sweet! Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now Available on PRIV
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 10:58a   Volker Weber
We have a sweet treat for PRIV users: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (M) is now available on ShopBlackBerry.com and is coming to all major carriers offering PRIV starting May 3. You’ll be able to update to the latest version of Android, completely patched to include our coming May 2016 update, simply... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Three hundert thirty three
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 8:23a   Volker Weber
Everything is back to normal. Apple skipped one day to adjust the count. 4 days to complete the eleventh months, then four weeks for 365 days. And another three days to complete twelve months. And I am not stopping there.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7 :: My favorite keyboard
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 5:32a   Volker Weber
A week ago I told you I need to update you on my usage pattern. And it turned out that nothing changed. The iPad Pro is down to around 10% in the evening. Which means I used it nine hours each day. When I go to bed, the iPhone... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Nokia plans to acquire Withings
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 4:44a   Volker Weber
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings S.A., a pioneer and leader in the connected health revolution with a family of award-winning digital health products and services to help people all over the world lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. Withings will be part of... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: Logi Base
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 4:34a   Volker Weber
Photo: Logitech I just received a press release about the new Logi Base. This thing uses the smart connector at the side of the iPad Pro. Both the big and the regular one. That is a very smart move, because it docks and undocks very easily with one hand.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos-Verlosung bei Amazon
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 3:15a   Volker Weber
Aus einer Pressemitteilung von Sonos: Anlässlich der Einführung von Prime Music auf Sonos verlosen Amazon und Sonos zwischen dem 3. und 9. Mai ein Sonos Play:5, Play:3 und Play:1 an jedem Tag für eine ganze Woche unter allen Prime-Mitgliedern, die Prime Music streamen. Zwischen dem 29. April und dem 2.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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And just like that, we are back in business
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 3:00a   Volker Weber
I just got a new Longest Move Streak award this morning. 332 days on 25.04.2016. Compare this to my former award: 331 on 23.3.2016. There is the missing day, without breaking the chain. We have to dig deeper. I got the Apple watch on 29.05.2015, on the UPS truck... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Amazon Prime Music is now available on Sonos in the UK, Germany, and Austria
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 3:59p   Volker Weber
Amazon Prime Music is now available on Sonos in the UK, Germany, and Austria. Learn more about the service here: https://t.co/RD50EO7zMW— Sonos Support Team (@SonosSupport) April 25, 2016 I'm sure this is pure coincidence.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Don't buy crap
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 2:43p   Volker Weber
If there is one thing you should learn from this site, then it would be this: don't buy crap. Rather buy nothing at all. We have too much stuff. Make the stuff you own really good. Many of the things I have are twenty, thirty, forty years old. When... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Confirmed: Apple watch stopped my daily move streak
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 1:38p   Volker Weber
No more awards for my daily move streak. Saturday was the last one at 331 days, today would have been 333. As you can see, I did not fail. Apple did. It does not really matter, since I keep moving:... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: GoodNotes
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 1:33p   Volker Weber
Last week I told you about two new apps I had installed on the iPad Pro. GoodNotes was the easier one to get into. It works best with two use cases: You can import a PDF and annotate it. Highlight, scribble, and then save either in PDF or GoodNotes... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How to get access to more music services on Sonos
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 7:48a   Volker Weber
You would think that it is easy for me to get information from Sonos, but that is not the case I am afraid. I have been trying for months to get info on Sonos plans to provide Amazon Prime Music in Germany. The service is available since 5 Nov... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I found a glitch in the Apple matrix
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 5:10p   Volker Weber
I collected four achievements today. First the green 7 for a perfect week of exercise of at least 30 minutes a day. That is what I always finish first. Second was the blue 7 for a perfect week of reaching my stand goal every single day. Then I quickly... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft does not know what Microsoft knows
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 7:20a   Volker Weber
I am now on the Fast Ring of Windows Insider builds for the Surface 3. And I am already liking what they are doing with ink. Part of the process is a Windows update, and Microsoft once again installed all the crapware that I had previously removed. 3D Builder,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Purple Rain
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 1:37a   Volker Weber
You should see the large version of this brilliant photo that Sabine shot commemorating Prince.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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When you get up very early
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 1:24a   Volker Weber
Today is going to be a nasty and cold day. I woke up early and thought, my not make my run before the sun is up. Now it's past seven and I feel very energized. 73 minutes of exercise done. Should be easy to get to two hours today.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: New Software
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:56a   Volker Weber
I have always been an iA Writer (5 €) user and I am currently on the beta program. See the orange dot. I also liked Paper (free) but only got to use it more with Apple Pencil. Today I bought two new software packages that should work well with... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: Apple Pencil
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 2:45a   Volker Weber
FiftyThree Paper is my killer app on the small iPad Pro. The other day I was asked whether I would recommend the Pencil made by FiftyThree or the Apple Pencil. I was baffled. The difference between those two pens could not be bigger. The FiftyThree Pencil has a big... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Don't buy an Android phone. Not right now.
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 4:53p   Volker Weber
I used to call this an Alex warning. If you are in the market to buy an Android phone, I'd suggest to wait until June 10 before you make a decision.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Mary Jo Foley: Why I broke up with Windows Phone
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:27a   Volker Weber
I'm no longer part of the one percent. It took me almost two years longer than my Microsoft-watching colleagues Ed Bott and Tom Warren, but I've given up using Windows Phones as my daily driver. Mary stays away from the iPhone. Reason: she does not like Apple and wants to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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No Windows 10 Controller from Sonos
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 2:45a   Volker Weber
I almost missed this post on the Sonos forums: Some of you have been asking about a native Windows Phone controller app for Sonos, and we’ve been slow to provide a clear answer. We’re sorry about that. The truth of the matter is that up until now we’ve been unclear... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Attention marketeers: this is how you can win me
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 10:16a   Volker Weber
Today I told you that you can't just waltz in here, promise a commission and I will haul your goods to my readers. This doesn't work. But there is a way. Listen up: You must have a brilliant product. Your product has to be interesting to me. Your product isn't... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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SnapChat :: Click
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 9:48a   Volker Weber
When the world goes crazy over something, that I don't get it, I probably did not look hard enough. It's pretty normal that I don't understand something that everybody else seems to understand. Or the other way around. I tried SnapChat a couple of times and I did not... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Attention marketeers: you cannot buy me
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 4:57a   Volker Weber
We are about to launch a ***** Friend program in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and some other EU countries. The ***** Friend program means that we are giving out personal discount codes to tech bloggers in Europe - if you would be interested in writing about the ***** and call... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: Built-in SIM
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 4:38p   Volker Weber
When you buy an iPad Air with LTE modem and you don't use a SIM, it will tell you "Missing SIM" when you reboot. And it will indicate there is no SIM in the upper left corner. I always put in an old defunct SIM to get around this... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Falls Sie die zweitbeste Agentur suchen ...
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 5:17a   Volker Weber
Falls Sie mal die zweitbeste Presseagentur suchen und keinesfalls die beste haben wollen, dann rufen Sie niemals diesen Mann an. Weil, sonst haben Sie am Ende die beste. Und das wollen Sie ja nicht.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Die ideale Kamera
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 3:13a   Volker Weber
Als technischer Laie glaubt man gerne, dass man nur einen Experten fragen muss und viel Geld investieren, dann kann man die ideale Kamera kaufen. Und das geht überhaupt nicht. Und zwar vor allem, weil jede Kamera ein Kompromiss ist. Irgendwas geht immer den Bach runter. Beispiel Panasonic FZ1000: 16-fach... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Twitter schießt sich in den Fuß. Und ich schau zu.
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 2:45a   Volker Weber
Die Geschwindigkeit, mit der sich Twitter fortgesetzt in den Fuß schießt, ist wirklich atemberaubend. Timeline remixed, blödeste Werbung, dümmste Vorschläge. Und keine Möglichkeit, das abzustellen. Wenn man dies beklagt, steht jedesmal einer auf, und meint, das betreffe ihn nicht. Schließlich verwende er [insert your favorite third party Twitter client... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I'm walking
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 3:57a   Volker Weber
600 is not enough. I need to walk more. Last week I made it past 100,000 steps. Now I need to up it once more for 100 km. How do you get to this display? Open Activities on the Watch. Force touch. Select Weekly Summary.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Radiooooo.com - The Musical Time Machine
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 3:53a   Volker Weber
You pick a country and a decade. And it starts playing. No skipping. Just music. Apps for Android and iOS, but they just wrap the website. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Rule of thumb: You need a name
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 3:04a   Volker Weber
In Snapchat you need that moment where it clicks. You might think it is difficult, but it's not. It's just casual. Thanks for adding me. If you have your name on your profile, I am adding you back. I can't remember your handle. Chances are, I never heard it... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: Grab the screen and listen
Sun, Apr 17th 2016 5:37p   Volker Weber
I told you how FiftyThree Paper became my killer app. And in my first impressions I said, I will be coming back with more. In no particular order: The silicone case is awesome. It provides the grip this iPad needs. And it's great protection against everything short of putting... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Kauf eine Schaukel. Eine ordentliche.
Sun, Apr 17th 2016 5:01p   Volker Weber
A photo posted by @karlasabineweber on Apr 17, 2016 at 1:44pm PDT Überall sehe ich in den Gärten Baumarkt-Müll rumstehen. "Baumhäuser" mit Plastikrutsche, Aldi-Pools, blau-rot-gelbe My-first-Schaukel. Der Pool fliegt nach einem Jahr auf den Müll, die Schaukel hält nur Kleinkinder aus, und vom "Baumhaus" ist allenfalls die Rutsche brauchbar.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Der unaufhaltsame Untergang des Darmstädter Echos
Sun, Apr 17th 2016 2:29p   Volker Weber
Als ich nach Darmstadt kam, gab es noch mehrere Lokalzeitungen. Übrig blieb nur das Darmstädter Echo. Das Geschäftsmodell mit Kleinanzeigen erodierte zuerst. Und dann wurde die Redaktion nur noch dahin geschickt, wo auch größere Anzeigen winken. Mittlerweile ist das Unternehmen an eine größere Gruppe verkauft, die Redaktion ist geschrumpft.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Teaching old people Snapchat
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 9:21a   Volker Weber
Kids use Snapchat, because their parents don't get it. But it's easy. So let's do this. First of all you need an app for Android or iOS. Sorry, no Windows Phone. Then you need to create an account. Make a selfie. Yes, you need to make a new one,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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High Velocity Aerial Filming
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 5:27p   Volker Weber
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Visual Studio Code 1.0 Release
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 3:49a   Volker Weber
Today we’re very proud to release version 1.0 of Visual Studio Code. Since our initial launch one year ago, 2 million developers have installed VS Code. Today, we’re excited to report that more than 500,000 developers actively use VS Code each month. VS Code works with directories and files instead... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 2:20p   Volker Weber
Imagine for a moment that everybody’s front door has the same key. Now imagine that the police have a copy of that key, and can saunter into your living room to poke around your belongings while you’re out, and without your knowledge.By way of metaphor, this is exactly how the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Social networks are passé. Messaging is the new thing. Take two.
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 11:29a   Volker Weber
When your house is on fire, you won't write an email to the Fire Department. You also wouldn't tweet for help. Not the right tool. People are smart. They always find a way to get their work done. And they will find tools that do that well. When I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Skiwandern ohne Ski
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 11:16a   Volker Weber
Ich muss mich immer zusammenreißen, bei Läufern mit Stöcken nicht zu fragen, ob ihre Skier geklaut wurden.— Volker Weber (@vowe) April 14, 2016 Es ist Frühling. Im Wald singen die Vögel um die Wette. Und dann kommt sie, die Gruppe laut schnatternder Wanderer in Funktionskleidung, mit Bauchgurt und Wasserflasche, damit... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Läuft
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 4:01a   Volker Weber
Das war einfacher als gedacht. Früher aufstehen, Fahrrad stehen lassen. Und nach 10 km ist man schön "aktiviert".... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo updates the Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 4:49p   Volker Weber
Just when I told you that Lenovo has all but abandoned the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, they issue an update. It was compiled exactly two weeks ago. It is on Android Security Patch Level 1-Mar-2016, so one level down from the BlackBerry PRIV, but at least it is no... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Social networks are passé. Messaging is the new thing.
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 11:59a   Volker Weber
Facebook users are sharing fewer personal updates. That was one of the headlines that caught my eye. And I am not surprised. Kids have moved on to Snapchat, because their parents don't understand Snapchat. Facebook has become a place for old people. Interestingly enough most projects in the enterprise... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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600 is not enough
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 7:22a   Volker Weber
Before the winter started I completed my one year of 10k steps/day and 100 km/week. I switched to tracking with Apple Watch only with a goal of 600 active cals a day. This has been both successful and not so much. I am now at day 319 of... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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WhatsApp Bullshit Detection
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 4:02a   Volker Weber
Ich lese immer wieder, WhatsApp übertrage das Adressbuch des Anwenders. WhatsApp sagt expressis verbis etwas anderes: You expressly acknowledge and agree that in order to provide the Service, WhatsApp may periodically access your contact list and/or address book on your mobile device to find and keep track of mobile phone... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro :: I think I fell in love again
Sun, Apr 10th 2016 5:28p   Volker Weber
Three days in a row, I have run down the iPad battery almost completely, while the iPhone is at 60% in the evening. I will have to see in a week if that is still the case. Doodling in Paper a lot. A lot!... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Surface or iPad? The answer is not so easy.
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 5:30p   Volker Weber
Martin asked me this easy question: do you prefer the iPad Pro or Surface? And I didn't know the answer immediately. Let me elaborate. If I had to have only one computer and one smartphone, that would be a Macbook and an iPhone. That's all I really need. My... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Und jetzt nehmt bitte auch WhatsApp
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 9:43a   Volker Weber
Kollege hat einmal nachgeschaut, ob die WhatsApp-Verschlüsselung auch funktioniert. Ergebnis: ja, das tut sie. Und Jürgen Schmidt kommentiert: Bei Skype liest Microsoft jede einzelne Nachricht mit. Nicht manchmal, nicht theoretisch irgendwie, sondern ganz real und immer. Das ist keine Verschwörungs-Theorie sondern harter Fakt – wir haben sie inflagranti dabei erwischt.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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There is a Cookie Monster inside of me
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 3:02a   Volker Weber
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Less is more? Yes, less is more.
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 2:13a   Volker Weber
A few things got me thinking: When I leave the house, I have to make a few decisions. Which coat do I put on? Do I need gloves? A hat? Then I need the leash for the dog, a bag for the stuff I am carrying, I put on my... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: 53 Paper is my killer app
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 4:26p   Volker Weber
I expected that OneNote would benefit the most from Apple Pencil. But it's 53 Paper that is working just perfectly for me. This app has transformed from paper notebooks skeuomorphism to an idea collector. My use case is that I can shoot whatever photo I want and then annotate... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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As meiner Inbox
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 12:11p   Volker Weber
Habe der PR-Dame mal vowe.net gezeigt. Falls sie sich bei Dir meldet, bin ich schuld. Falls nicht, ist sie selbst schuld. Das könnte ich mal in die FAQ aufnehmen. ;-)... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: First Impression
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 6:30a   Volker Weber
You are looking at 1615 € and I am going to tell you why you want to spend this kind of money. How do I get to 1615 €? Here is the run down: Lets start from the top. You want to keep this machine for a long time.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Hermès is going to sell you Apple Watch bands
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 2:33a   Volker Weber
Starting mid-April Apple and Hermes are offering the wonderful Hermès Bands separately. So you can upgrade your existing Apple Watch with a fine leather band. These don't come cheap, but they are good. There aren't many people who prefer quality over looks, but if you are one of them,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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NextGen Reader for Windows 10
Wed, Apr 6th 2016 4:38p   Volker Weber
I bought NextGen Reader for Windows Phone, for Windows 8. And now I just spent another 3 € to buy the Windows 10 UWP app. This is one of the nicest RSS readers and I love to use it on Surface 3. It does not yet work on Windows... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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LEICA
Wed, Apr 6th 2016 1:12p   Volker Weber
The new Huawei has a prestigious Leica badge. And if you know Leica, you also know that Summarit is the least prestigious sub-brand within the Leica brand. But let's start from the beginning: Leica basically invented the modern camera. Instead of carrying around a big bulky camera that would... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Want security? Make it simple.
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 4:26p   Volker Weber
You take two years to build out an infrastructure. You build out all the client software. And then, one day, you switch it on. Bang. Secure messaging for a billion people. WhatsApp, of all companies, has done it. Security researchers used to ridicule them for bad practices. When they... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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WhatsApp: Verschlüsselung für alle freigeschaltet
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 1:58p   Volker Weber
WhatsApp verschlüsselt ab sofort sämtliche Kommunikation auf allen Plattformen, wenn beide Gesprächspartner die aktuelle Version installiert haben. Damit wird WhatsApp auf einen Schlag zum meistgenutzten Krypto-Messenger. Ab jetzt kann man das Kindertaxi auch ohne Threema verschlüsselt koordinieren. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry senkt den Preis für den PRIV. Um 50 €.
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 1:49p   Volker Weber
Ein BlackBerry PRIV kostet nun 729 € statt vorher 779 €. Das ist eine super Maschine. Aber wenn ein iPhone SE mit 64 GB nur 589 € kostet, dann wird das schwierig.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wrapped
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 12:31p   Volker Weber
Wrapped is a short film created by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Zu blöd für die Transformation
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 8:09a   Volker Weber
Das Darmstädter Echo, Gewinner des Verdrängungswettbewerbs unter den Lokalblättern in Darmstadt, kriegt die Kurve einfach nicht. Der Verlag schrumpfte und schrumpfte, bis er letztes Jahr verkauft wurde. Und der Internet-Auftritt? Ein einziger Jammer. Da twittert die Redaktion auf Teufel komm raus den ganzen Polizeibericht rauf und runter, immer schön... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo lost interest in the Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 7:46a   Volker Weber
The last time that Lenovo patched the Yoga Tab 3 Pro was in late January. And boy, does it need patches. They have resolved many of the crashes I was experiencing from the beginning. But there are still mysterious hangs and crashes. Hint: remove the SD card for making... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Follwers (Ello) = Followers (Twitter), for me
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 4:33p   Volker Weber
I have been on Twitter for almost nine years, never followed more than a hundred accounts and always kept my tweets under one hundred. For a while my followers have been hovering around 3000. There are spam accounts coming and going, but other than that, it's the same bunch... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry releases two features from BBM subscription
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 3:17p   Volker Weber
BBM users on Android, iOS, and BlackBerry devices now have unlimited access to Retract and Timer - previously only available as part of a BBM subscription. This is so painful to watch. If BlackBerry wants to have a tiny chance to keep BBM relevant, they need to dump every single... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry patches PRIV to latest Android security level
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 2:40p   Volker Weber
BlackBerry does not break the chain of patching their device faster than Google patches the Nexus line. Every single month since the PRIV shipped. Color me impressed.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 2:34p   Volker Weber
Brilliant explanation on Reddit: When you get a quarter you put it in the piggy bank. The piggy bank is on a shelf in your closet. Your mom knows this and she checks on it every once in a while, so she knows when you put more money in or... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Und wo kauft man Sonos?
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 9:58a   Volker Weber
Thomas ist der Beste. Und die Kunden auch. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7
Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 5:54p   Volker Weber
My history with the iPad has some highs and lows. I was very fond of my first iPad. Oliver bought one for me in Orlando in April 2010, when it was not yet available on the German market. I kept it for three years before passing it on. iPad... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Einstellen bitte
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 3:38a   Volker Weber
Einen Monat nach meinem 20-jährigen Firmenjubiläum bei IDG Deutschland bin ich seit heute arbeitslos. Nicht allzu lange hoffentlich.— Thomas Cloer (@teezeh) April 1, 2016... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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This completes month #10 on Apple Watch Activity
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 11:05a   Volker Weber
June 2015 to March 2016. The longest Move streak (middle icon in last row) is at 308. That means 57 days, or 27th of May to complete the (365 days) year. Don't break the chain!... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I have a bad feeling about this
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 10:22a   Volker Weber
Everybody is talking about conversations and bots. The industry has found out that people like to chat. Snapchat is big, so is Slack. And old enterprise vendors like IBM and Microsoft want to get into the action. And since they start to understand human language, they want to build... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga :: I hate the software
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 9:24a   Volker Weber
Such a lovely hardware. And clusterfuck of software. First of all, you are expecting a professional machine. And once you open it, you find Lenosoft (I don't care who gets this wrong) pushing Candy Crush, Xbox Games and so on. I spent two hours uninstalling all the crapware. And... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga :: I love this hardware
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 4:14a   Volker Weber
Believe it or not, but having a pen makes a huge difference when using a touch enabled Windows 10 device. Especially if that pen is well supported by software. I can take notes in OneNote and draw on web sites with Edge. And of course I can rest my... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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The big elephant in the AI room
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 4:59p   Volker Weber
I am watching all these demos from Google, Microsoft and IBM - yes, IBM - and everything looks oh so impressive. And then it fails as soon as you are not using a single language. Microsoft Cortana for instance fails as soon as you are using an English version Windows... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Not restarting my Facebook presence
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 10:04a   Volker Weber
Yesterday I updated my profile pages on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and XING with information from my Ello profile. I found lots of friend requests from people I don't know, or people too afraid to use their real identity. You play with whatever you like to play with.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Sonos chief product officer is leaving the company
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 4:12a   Volker Weber
Marc Whitten, the chief product officer of Sonos, will be leaving the company, a spokesperson told Tech Insider. Marc was one of the people I talked to at Sonos, and he was relatively new. Marc came in from Microsoft where he worked on Xbox. There was one thing I expected... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Thank you
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 1:41p   Volker Weber
It’s all @vowe’s fault … iPhone, Sonos, Apple Watch … pls do not discuss planes or cars in your blog #voweisagoodmother— Michael Witzorky (@MichWitz) March 26, 2016 I had to smile when I read this tweet. Reading this site may look expensive, but it isn't. I look at stuff so... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I want an Apple Watch controller for Sonos
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 2:13p   Volker Weber
I know that Sonos is notoriously slow developing software. But half a year after you were able to build native watch apps, it's now time to come up with a simple controller glance. Nothing fancy. Start/stop, next previous, volume up/down. I don't need to regroup rooms or edit the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Marshall Major II Bluetooth
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 7:51a   Volker Weber
This is the perfect headset for people who have been listening to loud music for all of their lives. Which has destroyed most of their hearing. They will hear that these headphones can play really loud music, and they won't notice that they don't sound very well. This is... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Gogle is making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 5:36p   Volker Weber
Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Blackberry-Betriebssystem: Tod nach Auszehrung
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 4:22p   Volker Weber
@micspehr läutet das Totenglöckchen: Während das Unternehmen zur rivalisierenden Android-Plattform wechselt, stirbt Blackberry 10 den Software-Tod. Exitus nach innerer Auszehrung, könnte man sagen. Die jetzigen Nutzer werden umso länger an ihrem Blackberry festhalten, je mehr es als Arbeitsmaschine eingesetzt wird. Aber das hilft alles nichts. Ich bin ein großer Freund... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Wer hat Zahlen zu De-Mail?
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 5:52a   Volker Weber
Wie es wirklich um De-Mail bestellt ist, können nur konkrete Fälle zeigen, in denen es Vergleichszahlen gibt. Etwa beim eBAFÖG, wo Anträge auf Finanzhilfe in einigen Bundesländern zum Wintersemester 2016 hin online per De-Mail gestellt werden können. Nach einer Recherche des Deutschlandfunks wurden weniger als fünf Anträge von insgesamt 5500... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus




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