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Samsung finally starts addressing their Clippy-problem
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 12:48p   Volker Weber
Bixby is Samsung's Clippy. An annoying assistant nobody really wants, besides Samsung of course. If you bought a recent Galaxy S8 or Note 8, it comes with an extra button that summons Bixby. It was the single most annoying feature when I tested the Galaxy S8. You can finally disable the single press on this button. Holding the button will still open Bixby Voice. Imagine you could use this button for something useful.
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Neu auf Heise Online: init - der Wochenausblick
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 7:18a   Volker Weber
Ich habe etwas neues auf Heise Online begonnen. Montags erscheint jetzt regelmäßig ein Ausblick auf die Woche. Das muss sich erst noch ein bisschen einüben. Gerne nehme ich Tipps für zukünftige Folgen entgegen. Das sind die beiden ersten: init - der Wochenausblick: Deutschland wählt und der IT-Herbst beginnt heise online, 18.09.2017 init - der Wochenausblick: Zwischen iPhones und Elektroautos heise online, 11.09.2017
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Can you see where this is going?
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 8:31p   Volker Weber
I used to say that before you marry a girl, throw her in the pool. Only if she comes out laughing trying to throw you in, you found the right one. I no longer say that, because everybody is carrying a smart phone, all of the time. Chances are, you are going to not only ruin a perfectly good phone. Do you think this will go on forever? I find myself leaving the phone behind more often. But when I do that, I am completely off the grid. The Apple Watch has given me an opportunity to catch import
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And what about the iPhone 8 Plus?
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 7:40p   Volker Weber
I am an iPhone Plus user. I like the large display and the dual camera. I can tolerate the huge size, since it also has a larger battery than the smaller model. I find the regular iPhone easier to handle, but it has neither of these features. If you have an iPhone 6S Plus or a 7 Plus, there is no immediate need to upgrade to an 8 Plus, but there are some interesting differences to look at. The size is almost identical, the buttons are in the same place, the existing cases should work. Almost
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Nigel Stanford :: Automatica
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 5:58p   Volker Weber
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Second monthly update for Moto Z2 Play
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 7:12a   Volker Weber
I am seeing a pattern. OK, its August update in September, and July update in August, but Moto is on a monthly and not a quarterly update cycle. Much better than Huawei for instance.
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iOS 11 Control Center is customizable
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 8:52p   Volker Weber
I added the icons in the last row, amongst them the TV remote.
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vowe.net outage :: This was a big one
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 7:44p   Volker Weber
A bit of hirstory. The site used to run in shared hosting at 1&1. When that broke, Stefan let me host on his server. The site got faster, much faster actually, and he added SSL via LetsEnrcypt. Once in a while the site crashes. When that happens, Stefan has to restart it. If it happens at night or while he is working, it may take a few hours, but then it's coming back. I like to phrase it as "vowe.net is taking a bath and will come back squeaky clean". Well, not this time. The se
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iOS 11 camera has automatic QR scanner
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 7:42p   Volker Weber
Just point at a QR code and it will scan it and offer the action therein. Game changer.
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What happens when vowe.net goes offline
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 6:35p   Volker Weber
When vowe.net goes offline, a number of things happen: Stefan and I get robo messages every 30 minutes, telling us the site is down.I send Stefan a text, just in case.Many of you send me many emails, texts, whatsapp, etc. asking me if I know that ...When Stefan is not sleeping or not at work, he fixes the problem. It's his server. I am only a guest.When the server is back up, we get another message telling us the site is online.Often these problems can be resolved by a reboot. If the site go




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