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Volker Weber    

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I delivered a presentation today and I had to fall back to plan C. Plan A was to bring my PPTX on a thumbdrive and deliver it through a PC that was already set up at the venue. That fell through since they did not have audio. So I brought Surface Pro 4 and a speaker, testet this at home, and it looked OK. However, when I tried it on site, PowerPoint Mobile froze three out of three times and I fell back to plan C: use my iPhone. In the end I lugged a bag, a Surface a speaker, a power supply, a bunch of cables, and the only thing I would have needed was my HDMI adapter and the phone that lives in my pocket anyway.

That might have been a once off problem, since gazillions of PCs deliver PPTX every day. Maybe it's my choice of lite universal apps instead of full fat Win32 applications. Speaking of which, Word Mobile has developed a problem I cannot get to the bottom of. I can use the clipboard once to copy from Edge and paste into Word. Subsequently it will ignore the new clips and always paste the very first one. Only if I quit Word Mobile and reload, it will paste the last clip. Annoying.

And then there is my Microsoft Account. OneNote keeps asking me to log in, at least once per day per device. Word tells me it can't write to OneDrive without me entering the password, every single fc&k!ng day. When I open a PPTX from OneDrive, Powerpoint goes into a tailspin. It just does not work anymore as it used to.

Annoying.




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Casey just started using the Note 8 Samsung is paying him to showcase
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 11:37a   Volker Weber
Samsung had a disaster last year with the Gallery Note 7 battery last year. To turn the tide the company is now dumping big money on Youtubers, or as Casey calls them "Creators". Casey's problem is that he does not know much about technology. I bet he did not know that we could see all along he was using Twitter on iPhone (and the web) when he was pretending to have "always been the Android guy". When iOS had this terrible autocorrect bug that turned a simple "I" into "A (illegible)" it
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Fri, Nov 17th 2017 9:19a   Volker Weber
I love this video. Need to practive folding down the Smart Keyboard. ;-)
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Fri, Nov 17th 2017 8:54a   Volker Weber
I believe my perfect TV does not exist. But maybe you know better. Here is what I want (and don't want): A large 4k flat display, up to 100". Large is good. No 3D or curved glass. A TV satellite tuner for those moments I need to see live TV. Digital audio out via TOSlink. I don't need speakers. IR control for my Sonos. HDMI-CEC, USB Type A, several of each. All connectors in separate hide-away box. As little software as possible. No branding on the frame, or as little as possible.
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How Apple TV has changed my TV consumption
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 10:06p   Volker Weber
People have asked me how I find the time for a more active livestyle, and I have two answers: no Facebook, no TV. This isn't the whole truth. I do browse Facebook occasionally, but I don't engage. And I do watch some TV shows and movies, but I only do this on my terms. No schedule, on demand only. Since the software on my 2012 Samsung TV is horrible, all the contents comes in through an Apple TV. When I got the chance to try the 4K model, I took it. This TV won't display in 4K, HDR or Dolb
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One hundred to go #dontbreakthechain
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 8:36p   Volker Weber
In September 2015, more than two years and two months ago, I was proud to have completed 100 days tracking on the Apple Watch. Now it's just another 100 days to complete the last achievement of 1.000 Move goals.
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Control Sonos from Tidal app
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 6:56p   Volker Weber
Music lovers can now enjoy the 51 million songs, 195,000 videos and more via TIDAL direct control with @Sonos. Learn more on https://t.co/4B5472I4tw pic.twitter.com/cfO4vZ1ODI— TIDAL (@TIDAL) November 16, 2017 More >
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BlackBerry Motion: Da ist noch Leben in der Bude
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 3:38p   Volker Weber
Irgendwie war BlackBerry schon abgeschrieben. Zweimal mit BB OS und BB10 gescheitert, ein Neuanfang mit Android misslang. Aber nun fruchtet die Zusammenarbeit mit TCL. Nach dem KEYone stellt BlackBerry Mobile ein elegantes Touch-Gerät vor. More >
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Polaroid Insta-Share Printer moto mod
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Sonos 8.2 with proper iPhone X support
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 7:00a   Volker Weber
This was a quick update. Color me impressed. Sonos has tweaked the UI to support the iPhone X. They also made the app more discoverable. If you look at the top, there is now a hint that the Now Playing panel sits on top of the tabbed interface. US customers also get the ability to play directly from their Pandora app. We already have this with Spotify. This is a great direction.




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