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How fast is a Tesla Mommy Mobile?
Thu, May 26th 2016 54
The man who answered the call to save BlackBerry
Wed, May 25th 2016 133
Connecting the dots
Wed, May 25th 2016 100
Choice is good
Tue, May 24th 2016 107
She just passed a thousand likes
Tue, May 24th 2016 143
Pebble is not folding its tent
Tue, May 24th 2016 73
Google has won
Mon, May 23rd 2016 255
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Google has won
Mon, May 23rd 2016 255
Update on my last Alex Warning
Fri, May 20th 2016 199
OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened
Sat, May 21st 2016 191
iOS will ask for your passcode a whole lot more often
Thu, May 19th 2016 177
Living in a bubble
Fri, May 20th 2016 159
She just passed a thousand likes
Tue, May 24th 2016 143
The man who answered the call to save BlackBerry
Wed, May 25th 2016 133
Choice is good
Tue, May 24th 2016 107
Connecting the dots
Wed, May 25th 2016 100
Google: 'Talk to me'
Thu, May 19th 2016 90


Volker Weber
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How fast is a Tesla Mommy Mobile?
Thu, May 26th 2016 9:08a   Volker Weber
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The man who answered the call to save BlackBerry
Wed, May 25th 2016 3:07a   Volker Weber
The Washington Post interviewed Chen in a quiet Bay Area conference room on a rainy afternoon for about an hour. He discussed everything from the influence of his Catholic high school to why almost no job is beneath a person to how he plans to rescue BlackBerry. This is the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Connecting the dots
Wed, May 25th 2016 2:42a   Volker Weber
Three months ago Sonos posted a blog post announcing a change of directions: As we look to the future there are two big areas that we’re leaning into: paid streaming services, and voice control. Now Amir Afrati writes: After years of internal debate and discussion about how to do... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Choice is good
Tue, May 24th 2016 4:03p   Volker Weber
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She just passed a thousand likes
Tue, May 24th 2016 10:39a   Volker Weber
A photo posted by @sonos on May 23, 2016 at 9:55am PDT I don't think any other photos that Sonos posted on Instagram ever got so many likes so quickly. It's all her fault of course. Thanks for liking her.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Pebble is not folding its tent
Tue, May 24th 2016 10:24a   Volker Weber
Pebble just announced three new devices to ship this year: $99 Pebble 2. It's the original Pebble design, refined and now with a heart rate monitor. High contrast b/w display, 7 days battery. $169 Pebble Time 2. Metal body, significantly larger color screen, heart rate monitor. $69 Pebble Core.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Google has won
Mon, May 23rd 2016 9:46a   Volker Weber
A few years ago we discussed that there is interest amongst carriers to have a third platform besides Android and iOS. Both BlackBerry and Nokia believed they would be that third platform. The market has decided otherwise. BlackBerry 10 is a walking dead and Android is the future for BlackBerry... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds
Mon, May 23rd 2016 3:04a   Volker Weber
When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want you to show you where it might do the opposite.Where does technology exploit our minds’ weaknesses? This is a very interesting piece to read. I had some major discoveries about my own... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Jacob Frey :: The Present
Sat, May 21st 2016 9:00a   Volker Weber
The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened
Sat, May 21st 2016 4:11a   Volker Weber
Microsoft can now credibly speak of having one operating system (with Windows 10 as its most familiar branding) that can span hardware from little embedded Internet of Things devices to games consoles to PCs to cloud-scale server farms. At its heart is a slimmed down, modularized operating system dubbed OneCore.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Encryption in Google Allo is not on by default
Sat, May 21st 2016 3:12a   Volker Weber
The changes also suggest that parties at a much higher pay scale than Duong's are highly resistant to providing the type of end-to-end encryption that's on by default in messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp. Very good analysis by Ars Technica. Allo does not make any sense to Google,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Living in a bubble
Fri, May 20th 2016 1:48p   Volker Weber
Here's your chance to show your Cognitive and Cloud development skills https://t.co/qt36GqvNKq— Ed Brill (@edbrill) May 20, 2016 Ed announced this competition. I stumbled over the rules: This is your chance as an IBM Business Partner, IBM Champion or OpenNTF contributor to show what you can do with IBM's Collaboration... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Update on my last Alex Warning
Fri, May 20th 2016 3:15a   Volker Weber
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iOS will ask for your passcode a whole lot more often
Thu, May 19th 2016 11:38a   Volker Weber
Apple has quietly updated their iOS Security Guide. iOS will ask for your passcode under these conditions: The passcode has not been used to unlock the device in the last six days and Touch ID has not unlocked the device in the last eight hours. More > [Thanks, Abdelkader]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Google: 'Talk to me'
Thu, May 19th 2016 4:14a   Volker Weber
Google wants to be your gateway to information. That's why it created Android. That is why it is building a WhatsApp competitor that copies its core idea: your phone number is your id and your phone is your password. And it is bringing Android Auto to your car. You won't... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Arlo adds geofencing
Wed, May 18th 2016 5:58p   Volker Weber
My favorite security camera just got better. Arlo just added geofencing. When I got the camera, you could only arm or disarm it. That means the motion sensor was either on or off. And that is what triggers the camera. Then Arlo added scheduling. You could arm it at... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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A few thoughts on the Google I/O keynote
Wed, May 18th 2016 4:38p   Volker Weber
Google I/O keynotes are always a mix of great things and not so great things. Just a few examples of things announced at Google I/O that never lived up to their hype: Wave (2009/2010), Android@Home (2011), Nexus Q (2012), Google TV (2012) Google+ (2012/2013) and Google Glass (2012). Today was... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement
Wed, May 18th 2016 12:00p   Volker Weber
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has announced plans that will see the Nokia brand return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. Under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly founded company based in... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Goodbye, Microsoft Lumia. Hello Surface mobile?
Wed, May 18th 2016 11:23a   Volker Weber
If Microsoft makes Continuum and remote desktop services the centerpieces of any future Surface mobiles, the company might have a device family that would both appeal to business users and not be constrained a lack of apps. ... Until then, Microsoft's presence in first-party phone hardware will continue to be... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft selling feature phone business
Wed, May 18th 2016 7:30a   Volker Weber
REDMOND, Wash. - May 18, 2016 - Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for $350 million. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Logi Base :: First Impressions
Wed, May 18th 2016 6:49a   Volker Weber
When I got the press release a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have this. Logi Base is just a beautiful piece of engineering. It resembles an iMac but it improves on the design. Let's start with the invisible: The bottom is very sticky. When you place... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Android 6.0.1 update has impressive battery life on PRIV
Tue, May 17th 2016 3:15p   Volker Weber
I took the PRIV off the charger more than five days ago and it is still good for another day. I have not used it much, but it was on mobile network, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. It received all notifications, mails and software updates. The screen was off most... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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J.K. Rowling shares powerful message about Donald Trump
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:43a   Volker Weber
If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand along tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justification. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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WLAN vermessen mit Netspot
Tue, May 17th 2016 10:20a   Volker Weber
Der hoch geschätzte Kollege @MicSpehr hat in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung seinen eigenen Kampf mit der Ausleuchtung eines Hauses aufgearbeitet, um ein paar Tips zu geben, wie man seine WLAN-Abdeckung verbessern kann. Sehr hilfreich ist bei sowas Netspot, das die Netzwerkabdeckung grafisch aufarbeitet. Man malt oder lädt einen Grundriss,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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I created a Google Space for you
Tue, May 17th 2016 9:32a   Volker Weber
Let's see how this works: vowe looking at things.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Google introducing Spaces, a tool for small group sharing
Mon, May 16th 2016 3:39p   Volker Weber
Group sharing isn’t easy. From book clubs to house hunts to weekend trips and more, getting friends into the same app can be challenging. ... With Spaces, it’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome come built in.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Das beste und schlechteste Feature von Windows
Sun, May 15th 2016 7:11p   Volker Weber
Windows (RT/8/10) hat dieses wunderbare Feature "Diashow auf Sperrbildschirm". Das ist ein unfassbar schöner Bilderrahmen, der die eigenen Aufnahmen anzeigt. Er verwendet sanfte Animationen, fasst mehrere passende Bilder zu einem Screen zusammen. Dazu gibt es Uhrzeit, Wetter, und alle Benachrichtigungen, die man einschaltet. Phantastisch. Leider ist das Setup die... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Honestly
Fri, May 13th 2016 3:49a   Volker Weber
I love honest people. And I despise liars. Professional liars as well as amateurs. If you can't even state your name or leave an email address where I can reach you, go away. I don't want to deal with you.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Did I say "Woah"? WOAH!
Thu, May 12th 2016 8:54a   Volker Weber
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Swiss watch exports down for a year
Thu, May 12th 2016 5:04a   Volker Weber
The deterioration in the trend of Swiss watch exports observed since July 2015 gathered pace in March. With a decline of 16.1% compared to last year their value totalled only 1.5 billion francs, making these the lowest March figures since 2011. The scale of the downturn is also unusual,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Spring Colors
Thu, May 12th 2016 1:40a   Volker Weber
Watch and iPhone now share the same color. I am always going back to this material. It made a huge difference for the iPad Pro to go from a black leather case to the blue silicone case. The grip is fantastic and I am much more confident to not... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Thank you
Wed, May 11th 2016 11:05a   Volker Weber
Lots of birthday grats yesterday. I tried to answer each and everyone. The channels are interesting: for the 14th time I posted a birthday cake photo. For the first time it was not a dog. 50+ people used that for a comment. Lots of emails, iMessages, WhatsApp and a few... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Aus meinem Posteingang
Wed, May 11th 2016 4:41a   Volker Weber
Das hat mich gestern sehr erfreut: Du hast mich auch dazu animiert, mehr zu laufen. Ich laufe fast jeden Tag (mindestens so viel um die Apple Watchringe zu schliessen ;) Und das beste: Mir ist auch kein Weg mehr zu weit. Früher wäre ich "mehr effizienter" mit dem Auto zum... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Post aus Schweden
Tue, May 10th 2016 8:51a   Volker Weber
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MacPaw offers 50% discount to celebrate Release of Gemini 2
Tue, May 10th 2016 7:45a   Volker Weber
From my inbox: A stellar app for searching duplicates on a Mac has landed. Meet cosmic Gemini 2 (the Best of Mac App Store apps back in 2012).Gemini 2 has undergone meaningful improvements and now it's the smartest duplicate finder. The app detects duplicates and even similar files and learns... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Fifty Eight
Mon, May 9th 2016 6:50p   Volker Weber
Happy birthday to Anna, Heinz, Martin, Phil. And my mom. Yes, really. B612 selfie, filtered with Black.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Dust and Silence
Mon, May 9th 2016 4:24p   Volker Weber
[via Capt. Hajo]... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Lenovo Tech World
Mon, May 9th 2016 2:00p   Volker Weber
Project Tango is what I was referring to.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Woah
Mon, May 9th 2016 1:26p   Volker Weber
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Lenovo resolves my biggest gripe with the Yoga keyboard
Mon, May 9th 2016 7:37a   Volker Weber
My Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and the newer and much improved Yoga 900 have an extra column of keys to the right of the enter and backspace keys. This makes it very difficult for me to type on those keyboards. I always orient myself from the side of the... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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More options to store your Apple Pencil
Sat, May 7th 2016 6:18a   Volker Weber
The Leuchtturm 1917 Pen Loop is meant to be glued on the last page of your (paper) notebook, but it also fits on the iPad cover. I can still fold the cover as a triangle or all the way to the back. Thanks to Andreas for the inspiration and... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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How did I not know about Yonomi
Sat, May 7th 2016 3:16a   Volker Weber
Yonomi resides on your phone and in the Cloud. No need for a hub, controller box or other additional hardware. Yonomi magically finds and enhances your existing connected devices allowing them to interact with one another in ways never before possible. Yonomi works with many devices, amongst them Sonos... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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BlackBerry PRIV :: I love this feature
Fri, May 6th 2016 5:06p   Volker Weber
This has to be one of the greatest features of the BlackBerry PRIV. When you plug this thing in, there is a line that runs from the plug and around the corner to the long side of the screen, telling you how the charge is going. It starts yellow,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Expect a move from Inhi in three two one ...
Thu, May 5th 2016 6:07p   Volker Weber
Inhi Cho Su introduced herself as the new General Manager of IBM Collaboration on the last day of IBM Connect, which was Feb 3. You are generally given a hundresd days to make your mark. And 100 days from Feb 3 happens to be next Friday. Something is about... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Microsoft's biggest fear is irrelevance
Thu, May 5th 2016 5:33p   Volker Weber
Four dots to connect: Microsoft claims Windows 10 on 300 million devices. Microsoft reminds you that Windows 10 will cost $119 after July 19. SAP works with Apple on enterprise apps. Android is wiping the floor with everything but Apple. Windows 10 upgrades are already stalling and Microsoft wants to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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Taking the trash out
Thu, May 5th 2016 4:45p   Volker Weber
Two kinds of people. Myself, I like to run a clean ship. That means I get rid of stuff before it piles up. If I buy something new, something old has to go. I do the same on social networks. Old Facebook posts (currently at zero), old tweets (always way... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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iPad Pro 9.7" :: Pencil Clip
Wed, May 4th 2016 2:18p   Volker Weber
I found a way to hold the Apple Pencil on the iPad Cover. And as you can see, it stays put, although it's only held at one end: How does that happen? There are small magnets in the cover that help you fold it. The strongest are actually on... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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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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