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When no means no
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Ultimate Blödsinn
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Who needs a car, when you can have this?
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Surface 3 is being phased out
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Evernote wants your money
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Stuff that works :: Der Fluffy
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Emoji predictions
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Microsoft Support for iOS and Android
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IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook
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Dyson DC62 und V6
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Number26 :: Das war einfach
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When no means no
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Volker Weber
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Wed, Jun 29th 2016 8:30a   Volker Weber
Lakritz aus Amsterdam. Wunderbar! Vielen Dank, liebste Lorena.
Evernote wants your money
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 5:20a   Volker Weber
From the Evernote blog: Beginning today, the prices for our Plus and Premium tiers will change for new subscriptions, and access from Evernote Basic accounts will be limited to two devices. Evernote isn't doing so well. They need more revenue. So they want more money, and they are pushing harder. I was once an Evernote user, but I have since migrated to OneNote. I like it better.
Logitech K780 für alle Geräte
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 3:43a   Volker Weber
Letztes Jahr habe ich von der IFA eine Tastatur mitgebracht. Ich wusste erst nichts damit anzufangen. Zu schwer, zu bunt, einfach nicht mein Geschmack. Aber dann habe ich sie lieb gewonnen. Und schließlich gehört sie zu den Dingen, die ich nicht mehr missen will. Ab Juli gibt es das Modell K780 mit ähnlichem Konzept, aber nochmals stark verbessert. Zunächst zum Pudels Kern: Diese drei Tasten schalten die Bluetooth Verbindung. Zwei Sekunden halten und die
Microsoft Support for iOS and Android
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 5:59p   Volker Weber
Interesting data point: Within Intune and ConfigMgr we are managing millions of mobile devices – 50% of the devices are iOS and 25% are Android. The rest is probably Windows. More >
When no means no
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 5:55p   Volker Weber
Sorry for scaring you. This is just a picture, not a dialog. Let me translate: Don't miss out. Offer for free sex ends July 29. [Have sex now] [Chose time for sex] [Decline offer for free sex] Microsoft just paid 10,000 Dollars to somebody who never wanted to have sex Windows 10. So they are changing the push for free sex Windows 10 upgrades ever so slightly. Developers may have created the best Windows version ever, but then Microsoft turned it into a POS by not accepting no for an answer.
IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 4:29p   Volker Weber
Long announcement letter, TL;DR Enables you to connect a Microsoft Outlook 2013 client to a Domino V9.0.1 Server Two caveats, translated: "A small, lightweight client add-on for Outlook must be installed on user workstations." Domino does not behave like Exchange. "Users can log in with their existing credentials." Users need to use separate credentials from Windows. Deploying Outlook against Domino is not a smart architectural decision. Microsoft does not break it on purpose, but the
Ultimate Blödsinn
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 6:27a   Volker Weber
Ich habe heute das Auto waschen lassen und dabei steht man halt ein paar Minuten rum, in der das Hirn was anderes verarbeiten kann. Soso, 66 km pro Tank. Sternchen. Lesen wir mal das Kleingedruckte: Basiert auf einem Tank mit einer Reichweite von 850 km. Aha. Und wenn es bis zu 66 km sind, wieviel sind es dann im Minimum und im Durchschnitt? 37 km im Durchschnitt. Und ja, vom Fahrzeug und Fahrstil abhängig. Bringt also wahrscheinlich gar nichts. Aber rechnen wir mal. Statt 850 km
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 3:41a   Volker Weber
Sehr geehrter Herr Volker Weber, wenn sie bereits an unserer Onlinebefragung teilgenommen haben, möchten wir uns bei Ihnen sehr herzlich dafür bedanken. Da die Umfrage gänzlich anonym durchgeführt wird, können wir leider nicht unterscheiden, wer bereits teilgenommen hat und wer nicht. Deshalb bitte ich Sie um Verständnis dafür, dass diese Mail auch jene Personen erreicht, die den Fragebogen schon ausgefüllt haben. Diese M
Dyson DC62 und V6
Sun, Jun 26th 2016 4:08p   Volker Weber
Die Dyson Akkusauger haben eine elektrisch angetriebene Motordüsen, die ihrem Strom über zwei Kontakte im Rohr beziehen. Und dieser Anschluss hat sich vom Modell DC62 zum V6 geändert. Damit sind die Rohre und Düsen nicht mehr beliebig austauschbar. Links sieht man das Rohr des DC62 und die Carbonbürste, rechts das Rohr des V6 und die Fluffy-Düse. Ich will jetzt nicht alle Kombinationen von Rohren und Düsen aufzählen, die
Stuff that works :: Der Fluffy
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 3:48p   Volker Weber
Cooler Kommentar von Henning: Moin Volker, meine Lieblingsfrau schiebt gerade mit zufriedenem Lächeln im Gesicht Fluffy über Parkett und Fliese. Seit Fluffy im Haus ist, ist der grosse Flüsterbosch abgemeldet. Danke für das Influenzen! Der Vorgängerdyson (den hast du auch beeinflusst) ist noch super, aber Fluffy ist quantensprunghaft besser. Insbesondere wenn Anton die Haare abwirft. Zitat der Holden "Das Coolste ist, dass ich den jetzt immer vor de
Emoji predictions
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 2:09p   Volker Weber
Apple is touting emoji predictions for the messages app in iOS 10. Did you know that BlackBerry PRIV has Emoji predictions at the keyboard level? That means they work everywhere, not just in one messaging app. It works both with the hardware as well as the soft keyboard.
Number26 :: Das war einfach
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 12:59p   Volker Weber
Ich habe jetzt ein Konto bei Number26. Und damit bin ich spät dran. Ich wollte einfach mal sehen wie einfach das geht. Und es ist brutal einfach. Schritt 1: Max hat mich geworben. Dafür bekommt er 10 Euro Prämie. Die Beute haben wir geteilt, wie man oben sieht. Wenn ich jemanden werben soll, dann brauche ich dazu nur ein Email. Schritt 2: Man nimmt die Werbung an und erfasst seine persönlichen Daten. Danach kann man sich per Videochat oder Postident identifi
Surface 3 is being phased out
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 12:53p   Volker Weber
Since launching Surface 3 over a year ago, we have seen strong demand and satisfaction amongst our customers. Inventory is now limited and by the end of December 2016, we will no longer manufacture Surface 3 devices. Surface 3 has been my favorite over the Pro version, simply because it is more nimble and is fanless. I have no idea if Microsoft will make a similar Surface 4 model or if they are only going to advance the Pro line of tablets. More >
A week with the Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 9:34a   Volker Weber
I have used the Voyager 5200 for a week now. And its noise cancelation is as brilliant as this promotional video suggests. My hardcore test was going as fast as I could on my bike and there was zero noise at the other end. You couldn't even hear one bit of wind at all. I could hear it in my earpiece, from the drag on the headset. But not at the other end of the line. You will have to watch the video I linked above. You can speak in a very low key voice, barely audible and completely incomprehen
Who needs a car, when you can have this?
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 8:41a   Volker Weber
How to deal with Twitter spam
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 4:45a   Volker Weber
For 'Promoted Tweets' don't click on Dismiss. Click on ... and then Block. You will never see this spammer again.
IBM Connections Premier and IBM Connections Compliance
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 1:29a   Volker Weber
IBM Connections Premier combines engaging employee collaboration applications and compliance discovery solutions, including granular policy controls for content inspection, logging and archiving of social and instant messaging communications. With IBM Connections Premier integrated collaboration and compliance discovery solutions, your organization can protect your brand and reputation, meeting corporate, legal or governance requirements, and engage and enable your entire workforce. Translation
Site News
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 4:51p   Volker Weber
Wow, we did not have a site news in years. I don't mess around with the site itself ver often. But a couple of things have happened: Last week we had a major downtime. You were not able to comment, I was not able to post. vowe.net has moved and is way faster now. Monthly archives are full text now. The site has a new responsive design that should work better on mobile phones.
Comment Feed
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 5:22a   Volker Weber
I won't name names but a few regulars have just discovered, through the comments, that vowe.net has a comment feed. It has been hiding in plain sight for at least a dozen years. So I thought it might be a good idea to tell you, right on the front page, that you can subscribe to two feeds: full posts and all comments. Did I mention, that we have a comment feed? I wish this site had a comment feed. [Snicker]
vowe.net braucht ein bisschen Hilfe
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 4:36a   Volker Weber
Thomas kommentierte: Selten so einen aufgeräumten Quellcode mit so hohem Inhaltsanteil gesehen. Habt Ihr gut gemacht! Ich würde mir einzig noch eine bessere Leserlichkeit auf dem Smartphone wünschen. Das wünsche ich mir auch. Das Web Design ist seit 2002 im Wesentlichen unverändert und hat keine Mode mitgemacht. Irgendwann habe ich die Tabellenstruktur durch DIVs ersetzt und ziemlich mit IE gekämpft, aber seitdem läuft das alles u
UE Boom 2 and Megaboom get Siri and Google Now integration
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 5:20p   Volker Weber
With UE's new Siri and Google Now Voice Integration, you'll always stay in the moment--with nothing between you and your music. It's now quicker, easier, and more convenient than ever to keep your party going. First you need to update to the latest firmware. Then you just press the Bluetooth button (that is the tiny one) on top of your speaker once and you are connected to Siri (iOS) or Google Now (Android). On your iThing Siri supports Apple Music, on Android Google Play Music and Spotify,
Control Sonos from your Apple Watch or Pebble
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 4:39p   Volker Weber
With the latest @Sonos update, iOS users can control their speakers using @Pebble— henry levak (@HenryLevak) June 21, 2016 Max just alerted me about this tweet from Pebble product manager. What works for Pebble should also work for Apple Watch. And it does: Just swipe up for the Music Glance and there you have it. The same controls you have on your iThing lock screen. And that is actually all the Sonos integration I need from Apple Watch. And since it is not a 3rd party app, it lo
Update your Sonos controller today
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 12:57p   Volker Weber
iOS finally gets long overdue lock screen controls, iPhone 6S gets force touch support. And Napster is very much improved. I am already on the next version and there is more great stuff coming.
City, Light & Movement
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 8:24a   Volker Weber
Waref Abu Quba: As a Syrian refugee and through this artistic film, I am trying to say 'Thank You' to the people of Darmstadt and Germany for their helpfulness and hospitality. More > [Thanks, Stephan]
Yesterday I broke the chain
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 2:00a   Volker Weber
Ever since I completed the full year I was wondering what to change. I wanted to continue my daily exercise, but I wanted to take some pressure off. As your longest move streak gets longer and longer, it becomes more "valuable". If you break a 14 days move streak, that's not a big deal. But when you complete a year, holy cow, you get really proud of yourself. And you continue to pile on. But what is the end game? Stay attached to that game and continue to win? Until you lose an even longer s
This looks like a major Arlo problem
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 4:48p   Volker Weber
A few months back I purchased a Netgear Arlo home security camera set. I set up an online account, connected the cameras, tried them out for a few days and ultimately changed my mind. They were returned to the store and I never gave it another thought...until today. I got a random email alerting me that the camera had detected motion...but I don't have any cameras. So I logged into my online account and I can see the new owner, their house, and everything they're doing. Netgear obviously doesn
Plantronics Voyager 5200 :: They hit it out of the park. Again.
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 2:34p   Volker Weber
The new Voyager 5200 promises protection from wind noise, and boy does it deliver. I tested this today on my bike. At 25 km/h you were unable to hear any wind noise at all at the other end of the phone connection. It sounded exactly like it would if I were inside an office. You could attend a conference call on your bike. How does it deliver that? It has a redesigned microphone boom with four protected microphones and software that detects and eliminates this particular noise. In addition to all
vowe.net has landed safely
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 7:53a   Volker Weber
Photo: NASA What happened? vowe.net runs on 12 y/o software. I believe in simplicity. If it ain't broken, don't fixt it. So I am flying a Soyuz spacecraft instead of a Shuttle. The site is incredibly light, it's basically just html that is assembled with a bit of PHP code. Things that look the same on all pages, are the same on all pages. The things that are not the same on all pages are created with Perl code and stored in a database so they can be recreated. When I post, or when you comm
Kommentar: VR ist nur ein großer Hype!
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 7:33a   Volker Weber
Virtual Reality könnte schneller in der Bedeutungslosigkeit verschwinden, als viele wahrhaben wollen. Denn VR ist vor allem ein großer Hype, kommentiert Martin Fischer. Ich bin auch sehr skeptisch. Dinge, die man vor das Gesicht schnallen muss, haben zu viele Nachteile. More >
Der bessere Regenradar
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 7:19a   Volker Weber
Die meisten Bekannten mit iPhone nutzen RegenRadar, um zu schauen, ob es demnächst regnet. Ich habe seit einiger Zeit Warnwetter vom Deutschen Wetterdienst. Das sind die Leute, die das amtliche Wetter in Deutschland machen. :-) Gibt es auch für Android. Und das Ding gibt auch schöne Warnungen raus, bevor es kracht.
Error 500 when commenting
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 1:34p   Volker Weber
This is a bit frustrating. Wednesday afternoon I noticed you could no longer comment on posts and I could not get into the CMS. Usually these things repair themselves since I am on a shared hosting platform that is closely monitored. Servers get restarted, things go back to normal. Not this time. I contacted the hosting service Thursday morning and got a quick and friendly reaction. They were looking into it and came up with an explanation: I was migrated to the new platform and unfortunately t
Privacy will become obsolete
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 8:09a   Volker Weber
We have become addicted to tools that will make us targets.There’s a process to grieving the loss of your privacy. First you deny it. Then you get angry about it. Then you try to make a deal about it. Then you get sad. And then you just accept it, because this... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Size matters
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 7:11a   Volker Weber
iPhone 4, BlackBerry Bold, iPhone 5, Lumia 920, iPhone 6, S6 edge, Note 5, iPhone 6+, Lumia 1520 These are some of the iconic smartphones I have used over the last five years. And they have only gotten bigger. The 920 was once considered too big, the 1520 was... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Fame or fortune
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 7:00a   Volker Weber
We had this tempest in a teapot yesterday, where journalists complained they were being spammed by PR agencies, illegally so. And they were putting all the blame on these agencies, not accounting for the fact, that agencies (have to) do what their customers demand. And that basically means, get... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Auch IBM führt Apple Pay nicht in Deutschland ein
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 12:13p   Volker Weber
IBM schickt eine Pressemitteilung: Ab Herbst können Händler, die ihren Webshop mit IBM WebSphere Commerce betreiben, ihren Kunden die Online-Bezahlung mit Apple Pay anbieten. Dadurch wird Online-Bezahlen noch einfacher und schneller. Dank Apple Pay müssen Kunden ihre persönlichen Daten oder Bezahlinformationen nicht mehr manuell eingeben. Stattdessen können sie ihren Kauf... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
How watchOS 3 will improve the Apple Watch
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:46a   Volker Weber
As you know I am addicted to the Apple Watch. These are my use cases: Tell the time. Doh! Get notifications. They show up as a red dot at the top of the watch face. Swipe down from there to see them. Dismiss them one by one, or force... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Listen to your enemy
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 5:44a   Volker Weber
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Ein professioneller Austausch
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 4:20a   Volker Weber
Diesen Artikel von @gutjahr müssen ALLE in der PR lesen. Genau. So. Ist. Es: https://t.co/ZT9SAYuhXz— Dr. Michael Spehr (@MicSpehr) June 14, 2016 Ganz große Welle bei den Kollegen. Mein Austausch mit Cision war sehr professionell und zivilisiert. Und ich bekomme keinen PR-Spam, jedenfalls nicht von Profis. Mein PR-Spam kommt von... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
You need to wrap you head around this
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 4:11a   Volker Weber
I was reflecting about the things that Apple has shown yesterday, and there was a common theme. Apple did not announce any new products you need to buy. Everything they have shown will improve the products you already bought. They will get better, they gain new capabilities, they work better... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Don't be an idiot
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 5:45p   Volker Weber
A developer preview is made available so that developers can build apps for new APIs and to check their existing apps against the new operating system. Developers have separate devices to run a developer preview. Then there will be a public beta program. This will facilitate broader testing. Only install... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
A few thoughts on the Apple WWDC keynote
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 4:30p   Volker Weber
Great keynote covering all four software platforms Apple has. A few thoughts: Siri on all platforms. Siri opens up to developers. Finally. It will get really useful once it understands at least two languages at the same time. Verstanden? Apple Watch makes a huge leap with watchOS 3. I... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 8:43a   Volker Weber
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. Free Windows 10 upgrades for everyone. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Every TED Talk Ever
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 4:10p   Volker Weber
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Lenovo Techworld
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 5:05a   Volker Weber
A while ago I advised to offset purchase decisions for Android devices until today. The reason was that I wanted you to see what Lenovo has in store. I knew they were working with Google and my secret hope was that they might show a new Nexus, right after... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Stealth Arlo
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 4:11a   Volker Weber
I am a huge fan of the Arlo HD security camera. It's completely wireless, runs on battery and is waterproof. One set of batteries has already lasted half a year and I just upgraded to another camera. They all work together, you can schedule them to arm and disarm... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Yesterday I lost my iPhone
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 2:08a   Volker Weber
I often don't know where exactly my iPhone is. When that happens I go to this glance on the Apple Watch and tap the sonar button. The iPhone will make a loud sonar sound, even it the volume is turned down or the phone is on mute. Yesterday however,... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Lenovo needs to fix this
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 4:53p   Volker Weber
Tomorrow Lenovo is going to announce new products in San Francisco. You can watch it live on Youtube. And if past Lenovo announcements are any indication, there will be lot and lots of products. Lenovo is a big company and it has swallowed other big businesses, like Motorola. What... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Never check your bag
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:26p   Volker Weber
I cannot remember the last time I checked a bag. I always travel light, I avoid suitcases, and I prefer messenger bags. For those of you who like backpacks, this might be the ultimate travel bag. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Pebble updates the Time watches
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:13p   Volker Weber
Version 3.13 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps includes a clearer, more accurate Pebble Health experience; an official Weather app; a new emoji; and a fix to keep the iPhone app’s file size down. The original Pebble watches will remain on 3.12.1, at least for the time being. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
The One Key Reason Why Mobile Device Management (MDM) Is Incomplete
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:04p   Volker Weber
By putting the barrier around the entire device and not simply around sensitive data, you actually expose your data to greater risk. Hands up for anyone who’s ever let someone else use their device. I have seen enough mobile deployments to agree with this sentiment. IT breaks devices by locking... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Microsoft Planner comes out of beta
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:28a   Volker Weber
Today marks the general availability of Microsoft Planner. Over the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans. I did not know about Office Planner until I read Michael's book.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
BlackBerry Priv is faring worse than expected
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 3:08p   Volker Weber
AT&T offered a more detailed account of why the Priv has disappointed. BlackBerry and the carrier expected to see demand for an Android phone with a physical keyboard. Instead, most of the buyers were BlackBerry loyalists, the executive said. Those faithful, however, struggled with the transition from the BlackBerry operating... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Looking forward to the Internet of Things, are you?
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 5:56p   Volker Weber
Watch the video above and then the video below, shot by a Nest employee.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Plantronics Voyager 5200 Series
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 1:42p   Volker Weber
[All photos © Plantronics] Plantronics upgrades its Voyager headset with better noise cancellation. The new 5200 series adds a fourth microphone, a new algorithm to discover and eliminate wind noise, and modifies the microphone boom to protect the microphones from wind. When I had to rely on headset to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
How is iPad Pro working for you
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 2:39a   Volker Weber
Same here https://t.co/7ZHVKrSGn8— John MacFarlane (@JohnLMacFarlane) June 5, 2016 I did not have a single issue with the iPad Pro 9.7. It upgraded to 9.3.2 without any of the issues that forced Apple to take down the upgrade, it never crashed on me, not even once. How is it working... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Adonit Pixel. Apple Pencil and Surface Pen
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:15a   Volker Weber
Adonit has a new digital pen, the Pixel, and offered to send me one for a review. I will get to it in more detail, but wanted to reflect a little bit more on the whole concept. These two photos show five pens I will be mentioning. I put... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Push comes to shove at Microsoft
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 5:59p   Volker Weber
Microsoft’s Windows 10 nagware campaign has entered a new phase, with all options to evade or escape an upgrade finally blocked. The astonishing thing is not that Microsoft shoots itself in the foot with the Windows 10 Upgrade push. It's how quickly they reload. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Another Notes client? You've got to be kidding me.
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 5:22p   Volker Weber
@HinkyMinky @edbrill @netzgoetter more than critical ! Today #DNUG43 UG demanded a clear commitment for N/D especially Notes Client— Olaf Boerner (@OlafBoerner) June 2, 2016 Let me go out on a limb here. I don't think there will be a Notes 10 client. IBM will keep the Notes 9 client... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365
Tue, May 31st 2016 3:58p   Volker Weber
I have been reading Michael Sampson's new book "Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365" for a day now, and I will make this easy for you: if you are dealing with Office 365 in any capacity, whether as a competitor, as a future or current Microsoft customer, as a... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Twelve months
Tue, May 31st 2016 11:59a   Volker Weber
I will just leave this here. This is what twelve consecutive months look like. We discussed the how and why a few days ago. #dontbreakthechain... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Upgrade auf Windows 10: Drückermethode wird noch aggressiver
Tue, May 31st 2016 6:41a   Volker Weber
Rund zwei Monate vor dem Ende des Gratis-Upgrade-Angebots auf Windows 10 werden Microsofts Methoden, um unwillige Anwender von Windows 7 und 8.1 doch noch zu bekehren, immer rücksichtloser. Die Methode hat sogar einen Namen. Früher musste man Software von Microsoft noch kaufen oder klauen. Heute muss man sich mit Händen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Why bots won't replace apps anytime soon
Tue, May 31st 2016 2:34a   Volker Weber
Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI” [user interface]. It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the more annoyed I get. It’s taken me so long to figure out why! Interesting perspective from Dan Grover, WeChat product manager. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Samsung finds itself in a hole. And keeps on digging.
Tue, May 31st 2016 2:31a   Volker Weber
SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. is quietly adding more advertisements to its Internet-connected televisions as it seeks new revenue sources for its struggling TV business.The world’s largest maker of TVs by shipments added new tile ads to the main menu bar of its premium TVs in the U.S. in June 2015 and is planning to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Wolle komische Scooter verkaufen?
Mon, May 30th 2016 9:38a   Volker Weber
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Wistiki Voilà
Mon, May 30th 2016 9:33a   Volker Weber
Voilà ist eines von drei Bluetooth-Anhängern, die Philippe Starck für Wistiki entworfen hat. Voilà passt an den Schlüsselbund und es gibt zwei weitere Bauformen: Hopla hat die Form einer Kreditkarte und passt damit in den Geldbeutel, Aha ist rund und soll zum Beispiel am Tierhalsband angebracht werden. Den durchsichtigen... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
What Sonos can and cannot do
Mon, May 30th 2016 4:56a   Volker Weber
When Sonos annoucned a change of direction, I was left puzzled. As we look to the future there are two big areas that we’re leaning into: paid streaming services, and voice control. Both of these things are outside of Sonos' reach. They can't take them over; they need to... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
New OS/2 version in 2016
Mon, May 30th 2016 4:19a   Volker Weber
After WarpStock Europe, ArcaOS, the new OS/2 distribution previously codenamed Blue Lion, is scheduled for release in Q4 2016. If you are worried about Notes, don't. Even OS/2 lives on, 20 years after Warp 4 was released, and 15 years after IBMs last maintenance drop. More >... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Spotify opens up interesting options with its Premium Family plan
Sun, May 29th 2016 2:51p   Volker Weber
Spotify upgraded its Premium Family plan last week to cover six Spotify IDs for 15 € a month. They don't have to be actual family members; you can also invite your friends. I think this is going to increase the number of paid accounts very quickly. Sonos lets you... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug
Sun, May 29th 2016 6:33a   Volker Weber
Despite its popularity, the future of Surface — particularly the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book — may depend on Microsoft’s ability to address a reliability issue now known colloquially by an alarming number of users as “Sleep of Death.” I am really happy with the Surface 3, but... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware
Sat, May 28th 2016 4:13p   Volker Weber
We stroll down Memory Lane and weep for what might have been Great piece from Andrew Orlowski for The Register. Windows Phone 7 really was a fresh breath of air. Every subsequent restart with WP 8, WP 8.1 and now W10 Mobile has compromised the experience. For all Satya... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.
Sat, May 28th 2016 6:38a   Volker Weber
Moby: over the last couple of years i’ve been making really really really quiet music to listen to when i do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic. i ended up with 4 hours of music and have decided to give it away. you can download it for free below or stream... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
365 days
Sat, May 28th 2016 4:14a   Volker Weber
Without a goal you cannot score. One year ago I started wearing the Apple Watch and I challenged myself to reach my exercise goals every single day. 600 cals Move, 30 minutes of Exercise, 12 hours Stand. Today I scored. 365 days reaching my move goal, and a longest... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden
Fri, May 27th 2016 7:57a   Volker Weber
Aus meiner Inbox: Ich liebe solche Mails. Sie geben mir Rückmeldung, dass ich das Richtige mache. Das Pattern ist leicht erkennbar: ich mag Produkte mit ordentlichem Engineering. Die sind keineswegs billig, aber preiswert.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
BlackBerry improves the PRIV camera, again
Thu, May 26th 2016 4:18p   Volker Weber
Users will have the ability to enter a mode with advanced manual controls giving them access to capture settings such as: shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, focus, white balance and exposure (EV) compensation I am very impressed with the updates that BlackBerry puts out for the PRIV. This is an important... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
How fast is a Tesla Mommy Mobile?
Thu, May 26th 2016 9:08a   Volker Weber
You have to watch this from 3:30 to 5:00.... - truncated for aggregators like Planet Lotus
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jacob Frey :: The Present
Sat, May 21st 2016 9:00a   Volker Weber
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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