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| Your next smartphone|
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 103
| Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 58
| Using your AirPods with Windows|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 63
| Controlling your music from your Apple Watch|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 45
| Your questions about the AirPods|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 64
| This is your AirPod control|
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 121
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| FAZ: Deutsche Bank verbietet Textnachrichten vom Smartphone|
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 256
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| BlackBerry does not deliver|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 251
| A new discovery|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 222
| The xx :: I see you|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 213
| From my inbox|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 203
| What I learned from Brad Smith at #DLD17|
Sun, Jan 15th 2017 199
| Marian Hill :: Down|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 176
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 172
| Moxie Marlinspike: There is no WhatsApp 'backdoor'|
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 170
||From my inbox
First time this has happened. I got the same item twice. One as a present from Jan and a second one paid for by myself. Thank you, Jan.
I did not think this could happen, but obviously there is a race condition. If you put something in your cart it's not immediately removed from the wish list, but only when you check out. Not a problem though. I have two bikes and the bell is really loud. Recommended.
Jan 06, 2017
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Your next smartphone|
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 7:37a Volker Weber
I remember a car journalist who told me that he always recommends the car people are determined to buy. He often gets asked what the perfect car would be, and his answer in most cases would be a Mercedes B-Class. But then he would get yelled at, because people want their SUV, sports limousine, convertible, but not a B-Class. So he asks them what they like and then tells them that's a great choice.
As you can imagine, I also get asked this question about smartphones. And my answer is simple:
Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 3:41p Volker Weber
Google veröffentlicht diese Patch-Pakete monatlich, und mehr als 50 Lücken sind da durchaus üblich. Die aktuellen 94 markieren jedoch einen traurigen Höhepunkt, der etwa Sicherheitsforscher wie Matthew Green zu verzweifeltem Aufstöhnen veranlasst: 'Wie wird ein Betriebssystem, das (größtenteils) in einer 'sicheren' Programmiersprache geschrieben wurde, solch ein brennender Reifenstapel?' klagt er auf Twitter.
Kurzes Update zu BlackBerry:
- PRIV: verfügbar seit 4.1., aber hier n
Using your AirPods with Windows|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 11:55a Volker Weber
Daniel asks if you can use your AirPods with your iThings and your Windows PC at the same time. Yes, you can. Strictly not at the same time, but they do work. You place them in the carrying case (did I mention you always put them in the carrying case?) and hold the button on the back of the case for seven seconds. Now they are discoverable and you can pair them from Windows. Your iThings will not forget your AirPods and you can pull them over.
However, if you take out an AirPod while connecte
Controlling your music from your Apple Watch|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 9:28a Volker Weber
Mattias said, he cannot control Google Play Music from the Apple Watch. It took me a while to understand he was confusing two ways you can control music from your Apple Watch. There is Music and there is Now Playing, as seen in the Apple Watch app on iPhone:
Now Playing shows the same thing as your lock screen or your control center. It is the app that is currently playing from the iPhone, or your Sonos controller, if you use that.
It will only let you control the volume, play/pau
Your questions about the AirPods|
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 8:22a Volker Weber
You had a couple of questions about AirPods control. Let me try to answer them by talking more about them in general.
You AirPods are three, not two things. Two earbuds, one case. Think of them as one. When you take the earbuds out of the case, they switch on, put them back, they switch off. There is no on/off switch. When you put them in the case, they charge very quickly. As long as there is juice in the battery of the case, it will fill them up. That is what the metal rings at the tip of t
This is your AirPod control|
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 5:46p Volker Weber
AirPods don't have any physical controls. You can double tab them for calling up Siri. Or you can set this double tap to Play/Pause. One way or the other it looks kind of silly to tap on your ear. But how do you control the volume or skip a track? Simple: use your Apple Watch. The Now Playing glance lets you control the iPhone. And with that your AirPods.
Most of the time, you don't need these controls, because the AirPods are pretty smart. They know when they are in your ear. Take one out,
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 5:14p Volker Weber
Yolocaust is a project by Israeli satirist and author Shahak Shapira that explores our commemorative culture by combining selfies from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin with footage from Nazi extermination camps. The selfies were found on Facebook, Instagram, Tinder and Grinder. Comments, hashtags and "Likes" that were posted with the selfies are also included.
How to make Microsoft Word look like iA Writer|
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 4:00p Volker Weber
Sadly there is no iA Writer for Windows. So I have to fake it.
One of the reasons iA Writer is so good for authoring text is great readability. You are able to see your typos because every character is very distinct. But Nitti, the font that iA Writer uses, also make it very easy to read quickly. It's not as rough as something like Courier. I referred to this five your old post to first find the font, and then a free font that looks remarkably similar.
If you set your document in Cousine
Zahnseide mit tizi Flachmann aufladen|
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 2:17p Volker Weber
Was ich von Frau Brandlinger gelernt habe|
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 9:12a Volker Weber
Ich bin seit 2014 mit Frau Brandlinger unterwegs und muss mal von meinen vielen Begegnungen mit anderen Menschen und Hunden erzählen. Hunde fördern die Kommunikation. Man kommt mit wildfremden Menschen ins Gespräch und man erlebt viele komische Situationen.
Was Hundehalter wissen und andere Menschen nicht: Alle Hunde sind identisch "programmiert". Sie sprechen absolut die selbe Sprache. Leider verstehen viele Menschen diese Sprache nicht. Und das führt zu