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Stuff that works :: Apple AirPods
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I was very cautious when I first heard about the AirPods. They looked ridiculous and over-priced. People made jokes about losing them. Then I tried a pair for a few minutes and really liked the fit and the sound. My only reserve was that they weren't particularly loud and they would not isolate me from surrounding noise.

Then I got a pair for review and was allowed to keep them. I mean, who wants the dirt from my ears back? And they turned out to be my favorite headphones by a wide margin. For longer travel I still like over-the-ear headsets, for phone calls in noisy environments Plantronics still as the edge. But day in, day out, whether I am listening to music or making family IT support calls, I always use the AirPods. Their storage and recharging is second to none, they fit my ears perfectly (but possibly not yours), connecting them to my iThings is effortless.

As far as I am concerned, best Apple innovation in a long time.



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Thu, Sep 21st 2017 5:38a   Volker Weber
Ich habe sehr viele widersprüchliche Reviews zur Apple Watch 3 gelesen. Dabei blieb mir genug Zeit, diese Informationen zu ordnen und ich will gerne weitergeben, was ich gelernt habe. Es gibt wie zuvor drei Gehäuse-Ausführungen: Alu, Stahl und Keramik. Die Alu-Watch gibt es mit und ohne LTE, die anderen beiden Modelle haben stets LTE. Wenn man die eingebaute eSIM nicht aktiviert, verhält sich eine LTE-Watch wie eine ohne diese Option.Es gibt von jeder LTE-f
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Wed, Sep 20th 2017 1:10p   Volker Weber
Eine bessere Auswertung der Herzfrequenzmessung oder ein schnellerer Zugriff auf die Musiksteuerung, hier Spotify mit Sonos, watchOS 4 ist an vielen Stellen verbessert, ohne dass auch die ersten Apple Watch ausgebremst werden. So entwickelt man ein Produkt sauber weiter. Apple beweist bei der Watch eine ruhige Hand.
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Wed, Sep 20th 2017 9:08a   Volker Weber
iOS 11 uses new container formats for photos and videos. For the time being I prefer the old more ubiquitous formats, although they are larger. Set in Settngs/Camera/Formats.
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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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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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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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