June 2010

Another day, another Froyo build for the Nexus One (FRF85B)

by Volker Weber

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http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF85B-from-FRF83.f62ffd2b.zip

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF85B-from-ERE27.e82037ea.zip

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-ota-42745.dc39ca1f.zip

This time, it's final. If you have not manually upgraded, you should receive your update OTA by the end of this week latest. If you don't want to wait, grab the last link above. Supposedly it updates all Nexus One handsets, regardless of your current build.

[via xda developers]

Quote of the day

by Volker Weber

IBM have hidden their light under a bushel. Then buried the bushel under concrete. Then built a big sign on the concrete that says "No Trespassing".
— Philip Storry

Taken out of context. Read the whole thing here >

Free Fall

by Volker Weber

Nokia drops Symbian for Meego on Nseries

by Volker Weber

HELSINKI, June 24 (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) will use Linux MeeGo software in its flagship N-series smartphones, hoping the new platform will give it a better chance to battle rivals such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOG.O).

The yet unreleased N8 is now officially a dog.

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Hohle Drohung

by Volker Weber

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Wäre sie Abonnentin der FAZ, dann wüsste sie vielleicht, wie man das schreibt.

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Multiple Lotus Traveler Accounts on iPhone? Watch Out...

by Volker Weber

Declan writes:

The unique profile identifier is the exact same on all servers and the iPhone iOS4 sees the two profiles coming from two different servers as the same profile.

You don't really need profiles. Just create an Exchange ActiveSync account and enter your server details.

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Android 2.2 FRF83 for Nexus One now available

by Volker Weber

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Since Google has released Froyo as open source now, this should be the final version. Here are the updates from FRF50 and FRF72 to FRF83.

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF83-from-FRF50.38d66b26.zip

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF83-from-FRF72.684bd56a.zip

Download, copy to SD card as update.zip, power down, hold volume down and power on, with volume buttons scroll down to "recovery" and press power button, at the attention sign press volume up and power, from the menu select "Apply sdcard:update.zip" with track ball, reboot when finished.

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Who has download links for FRF83-from-ERE27 or FRF83-from-EPF30?

"Ihr Konto wurde vorübergehend gewesen" - is' klar

by Volker Weber

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Belkin Grip Vue - a TPU Sleeve for iPad

by Volker Weber

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Photo: vowe

I am sucker for bags or sleeves. When Belkin finally finished the TPU sleeve for the iPad I had to have one. So here they are. Get them while they last. The Leather Folio I recommended a while ago is completely sold out. :-)

What makes the TPU material special? It looks much like a silicone sleeve, but the material is much harder and glossy. While a silicone sleeve is too soft to stay in shape, the TPU material does not give much way. That's also the reason why they just became available. Belkin had to have physical iPads to make the tools. A drawing was not good enough to make a hard sleeve.

What you see below is an iPad inside a grey transparent TPU sleeve and on top of it a white iPhone in a clear TPU sleeve. Both add a lot of "grip" to the device so you are unlikely to let it slip. If you do drop it, the screen does not touch the ground on a flat surface. My iPhone has survived a few drops without a scratch, but I am not testing with the iPad. :-)

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Photo: vowe

The material is so glossy, that you can see the ceiling light reflected on the iPad.

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iOS 4 Performance on iPhone 3G

by Volker Weber

Update: I have wiped my iPhone 3G, restored the image and then the data. It now behaves more like the 3.1.3 device in this video, actually a bit faster. I conclude that the update, if applied through a restore, does not slow down the 3G.

Google Voice for everyone in the U.S.

by Volker Weber

Today, after lots of testing and tweaking, we’re excited to open up Google Voice to the public, no invitation required. ... Just to clarify, though we've opened up sign-ups, Google Voice is still limited to everyone in the U.S. for now.

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Mixed Tape 33 "Yellow Beats" is out

by Volker Weber

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01 HIGH-SCHOOL GIRL (WE LOVED) | DJ NEWTOWN | 3:57
02 OUT THERE | FUZZ | 5:10
03 CAN'T GET ENOUGH | FRESH BODY SHOP | 2:44
04 NOT AROUND YOU | TRUNDICHO | 3:51
05 BARELY STRAIGHT | NO EXPECTATIONS | 2:49
06 CELEBRATION | PLUSEINS | 3:30
07 AUFWÄRTS | LEO & LOOP | 2:53
08 DEEPLY LOADED | ELLENVATE | 3:50
09 NIP IT IN THE BUD | LOOCEEDEE | 3:21
10 LOSING YOU | MARIECKE BORGER | 4:40

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Opt-out for iAds not working yet

by Volker Weber

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In theory you should be able to opt out from personalized iAds by pointing Safari on iOS4 to oo.apple.com. I guess it will eventually work.

Oh, it just did:

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Sonos is working on an iPad controller

by Volker Weber

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No surprise, eh? But you have to brace yourself. What you see here, isn't live code. Coming late August ...

Interesting observation: after updating the iPod touch to iOS4, the controller is snappier. The iPod keeps Wi-Fi live, while the display is sleeping, so the controller does not have to wait for the network to establish and can directly talk to the players.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

by Volker Weber

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Update: I have now updated a couple of machines. iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (3rd gen) both feel very good. iPhone 3G not so much. Initially it was going very, very slow. This has improved somewhat after I ran a couple of the apps.

*#*#4636#*#*

by Volker Weber

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*#*#4636#*#* That's what you need to dial on your Android to get into the test mode.

Ridiculous battery status icons

by Volker Weber

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This is the battery status icon on a Nexus One. Green, looks like it's almost full. But if you look in the phone status, you will find it's only 50% charged. Can I have a percentage instead of the icon, please?

Update your Nexus One from Android 2.2 FRF50 to FRF72

by Volker Weber

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Google has an update from FRF50 to FRF72: https://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF72-from-FRF50.bc033f9e.zip

Download, copy to SD card as update.zip, power down, hold volume down and power on, with volume buttons scroll down to "recovery" and press power button, at the attention sign press volume up and power, from the menu select "Apply sdcard:update.zip" with track ball, reboot when finished.

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A short trip to France

by Volker Weber

Murcielago
Not our car (Photo: vowe)

Shoes
Our shoes (Photo: vowe)

iPod
Spot the iPod (Photo: vowe)

Reeder is such a great iPad newsreader

by Volker Weber


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What an interesting week

by Volker Weber

Monday, John Vaughan (a.k.a jonvon) published an honest to the bone account of The Long Goodbye from Lotus Notes. John is a developer, and his company has decided they don't want to invest in Notes applications anymore. This must have been the most clicked story on Planet Lotus, ever.

It was the beginning of a week in which the yellow bubble pulled their collective heads out of the sand.

It never has been so clear to everybody involved, that Notes applications are the cornerstones that keep Notes where it is. They are pretty hard to replace with something else. You can easily migrate mail, calendar and contacts to competing products, but sophisticated apps are hard to replace. Truth to be told, the majority of those apps are not very sophisticated, but a few mission-critical apps can save Notes from being ousted at customer sites.

But Notes isn't really marketed as a development platform. It's mostly mail and calendar. Because it's easier to explain, and because IBM may have other plans. Ed wrote a relatively long posting I Have Never Been A Developer, which attracted a lot of comments, so many actually that he posted today:

I'm going to close down the comments on this thread tonight. I will never be able to respond to everything that has been said here. And I'll never be able to DO everything has been said here.

Not everything in the comments is worth doing, but it certainly helped people understand what's at stake. And maybe, just maybe, many have understood this week that no amount of happy talk can help IBM market a product. IBM is a hugely successful company. You can assume that they know what they are doing. It may not be what you want them to do, but they are going to have it their way.

Ed continues to comment:

Not surprisingly, Microsoft is having a field day with the Lotus community blogs this week.

I think the Lotus community, person by person, has gained more this week than any other week before. The german saying goes like this: Einsicht ist der erste Schritt zur Besserung. The value of this community lays in how they help each other, not how they try to help IBM.

Kassieren lassen

by Volker Weber

Aus meiner Inbox:

Montabaur, 17. Juni 2010. Das elektronische Zahlungssystem ipayment hat eine Zertifizierung nach der höchsten Stufe des Sicherheitsstandards PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) erhalten. 1&1 erfüllt damit als einer der ersten europäischen Zahlungsanbieter ohne Unterbrechung seit dem Jahr 2004 die maximalen Sicherheitsanforderungen der Kreditkartenindustrie.

Nur zur Erinnerung. Wenn Ihr was verkaufen wollt, kassiert nicht selbst, sondern lasst kassieren.

Great Headlines on the Nokia X5

by Volker Weber


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boingboing: Nokia Announces Treo-Killer
All Things Digital: Nokia: Losing the Smartphone War One Ugly Pink Handset at a Time

Mobile mail triage

by Volker Weber

I am a little bit lost for words. Jeff said:

It's a shame IBM weren't ready with this in time for last weeks Apple Design Awards at WWDC10

Ben says:

I can't wait to see the native iPad version - just imagine how many buttons they could fit on!

Ed says:

function, not form. Pure research project

I am thinking what would happen if a developer would suggest to Steve Jobs to show this during a press event, or to put it up on the web.

BlackBerry Developer Days 2010

by Volker Weber

BlackBerry Developer Day brings together experts and industry insiders to provide you with the latest news and opportunities in the world of apps. With in-depth technical sessions and expert advice you can soon be on the road to creating successful applications for BlackBerry smartphone.

This event is perfect for anyone seriously interested in app development. Whether you're a business partner, content generator or developer, if you're looking to get the most effective and commercial results this is an event not to be missed.

Paris - 21 June
London - 24 June
Hamburg - 28 June

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How stupid can you possibly be?

by Volker Weber

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If you consider yourself an expert in the field of social media and you liked or followed the instructions on the "Who blocked you" page on Facebook, I have very bad news for you: you're a fraud. And even worse: all your friends know you're a fraud. Because you just told them.

For all those with a brain: "Copy the code below, paste it into your browser's address bar and press enter" is a very bad idea. Much like "point gun at head and pull trigger".

Thank you for listening.

Mission: cook up some stats defining you as a leader

by Volker Weber

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That was easy. Next mission: find people on the street who would name IBM as a leader in smartphones.

Hallo wach

by Volker Weber

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Jetzt gibt's bestimmt wieder eine Riesendiskussion, weil Google die Panoramio-Bilder in Google Maps auf dem Streetview Layer integriert hat. Hallo Datenschützer, merkt Ihr das echt erst, wenn das Reizwort Google Streetview auftaucht?

Schaut Euch doch einfach mal Google Earth an. Da gibt es das schon ewig.

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Am schönsten sieht man das bei den 360 Grad-Aufnahmen, hier von der Hauptwache in Frankfurt (von mir verpixelt):

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Wo kommen die Bilder her? Nicht von einem bösen Streetview-Auto, sondern von ganz normalen Menschen. Und werden dann hier eingestellt:

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Google Earth ist sowas wie der Wegbereiter für Google Maps. Da kann man die dollsten Sachen sehen, bevor sie in Google Maps auftauchen.

New Mac mini

by Volker Weber

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Biggest news: HDMI port, SDcard slot, power supply built-in (no more extra brick). A little bit on the expensive side.

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TomTom erzählt mal wieder Blödsinn

by Volker Weber

Sehr geehrter Herr Weber

Ihre neue Karte steht für Sie zum Download bereit.

Wir haben gerade unsere neuesten Karten veröffentlicht. Unser TomTom-Dienst zur Kartenaktualisierung gilt auch für diese Karte, die Ihnen ab sofort online zum Download zur Verfügung steht. Bei unserer neuen Karte können Sie sich unterwegs darauf verlassen, dass Sie die neuesten Straßenänderungen enthält.

TomTo GO 940 reingesteckt. TomTom Home meint:

Newer versions of your maps are available. Get them for as little as € 9.95 per quarter with our new update service.

Nachdem ich die letzte US-Karte wieder nicht installieren konnte, weil sie nicht in den Speicher passt, lasse ich alles einfach so wie es ist. Wenn ich eine tagesaktuelle Karte brauche, kann ich ja einfach mein Google Nexus One fragen.

Apropos One. Vielleicht ist die Karte ja auch für das TomTome One und nicht das GO 940. Mehrere Geräte in einem Account kriegt TomTom Home nicht gebacken.

Update: Beim ONE kommt zwar die gleiche Meldung. Aber dann macht es brav ein Update:

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Update: 30 Minuten später:

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Also keinesfalls kurz vor der Fahrt installieren.

Microsoft Office 2010 für lau

by Volker Weber

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(Der) US-Softwarekonzern erwartet wegen schwindender Steuerbedenken hohe Nachfrage nach seinem Home Use Program. ... Microsoft berechnet im Rahmen des Home Use Program (HUP) eine einmalige Bearbeitungsgebühr von 12,95 Euro zur privaten Nutzung. ... Bundesweit verfügten Firmen mit insgesamt 2,5 bis drei Millionen Mitarbeitern über die nötigen Voraussetzungen für HUP. Tatsächlich dürfte Microsoft nach Branchenschätzungen bislang jedoch lediglich 150000 HUP-Lizenzen freigeschaltet haben. Eine breitere Nutzung von Home Use sei bislang an der deutschen Steuergesetzgebung gescheitert, heißt es aus der Branche. Einige Finanzämter hatten HUP als geldwerten Vorteil gesehen, der zu versteuern sei, sagte auch Hübschen. Inzwischen setze sich jedoch die Auffassung durch, dass HUP der Weiterbildung der Mitarbeiter diene und daher auch keine Steuerpflicht entstehe. Damit dürfte ein zentrales Argument gegen Home Use bei vielen Unternehmen ausgeräumt sein.

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Reeder. Best News Reader. Ever.

by Volker Weber


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Quote of The Day

by Volker Weber

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
— Leo Tolstoy, 1897

My Japanese is a bit lacking

by Volker Weber

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And Google's isn't much better:

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Especially this sentence does not make any sense to me:

Notes die until many around who want luck with Mr. Ed

Henriette, my resident Japanese expert, tells me the translation to German is:

DNUG in Berlin ist vorbei. Herr Ed Brill ist gut wieder in sein Land zurück gekehrt. Herr vowes Bericht ist sehr interessant. Es gibt sehr viele an Notes interessierte Menschen, Wir wünschen, dass Herr Ed sich weiterhin anstrengt. RT @vowe ...

You can translate this with Google, if you don't understand German. ;-)

Three HTC phones

by Volker Weber

HTC Desire, HTC HD2, Google Nexus One
HTC Desire, HTC HD2, Google Nexus One (Photo Volker Weber)

I am currently working on a detailed report about Androids and other smartphones for business use. The HD2 was not on the publisher's radar since WinMo is crumpling. I suggested to include it, if only for having the most complete Exchange ActiveSync implementation. Traveler was also not on the radar, but I am going to add it as well.

Now that I am using all three HTC phones depicted here, I continue to like the Nexus one best. The Desire has a lot of fluff added to the top through their HTC Sense UI. While many things are pretty, they are not very functional. For instance, I prefer the Nexus One calendar or the keyboard by far. The HD2 is huge, when compared to the other two phones. It's very hard to see to see in the photos, but the HD2 feels much larger in your hand. Even if it ran on Android instead of the ghastly Windows Mobile 6.5, I would prefer the Nexus One. I understand Windows 7 is not coming to the HD2. Is that correct?

Hardware wise, the Desire and the Nexus One are very similar. Advantage Desire: hardware buttons and a trackpad instead of the roller ball. Click trough to see that the buttons have a different layout between the two phones. Can't say which one is better, but I am of course used to the Nexus layout.

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HTC Desire, HTC HD2, Google Nexus One (Photo Volker Weber)

Public viewing

by Volker Weber

Question:

Native english speakers: what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words "public viewing"?

Answers:

Germans, who like to use english words, mean "viewing a football game on a large screen in a public place". Why was I asking it? Because one particular German denies that you think of "funeral".

iPad in iBook

by Volker Weber

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The best World Cup calendar. Ever.

by Volker Weber

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Lotus weiß ... was

by Volker Weber

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Letzte Woche schrieb ich "Lotus weiß ... nichts". Da war das Problem drei Monate alt. Nun hat sich binnen einer Woche etwas getan. Lotus weiß jetzt, was letzten Monat neu war. Der Fortschritt ist teuer erkauft. Lotus Marketing war böse auf mich:

Technische Fehler passieren. Klar, daß Du Dich wieder mal gehässig drüber herziehen mußt. Finde es schade und a bisserl billig. Sorry.

Und anscheinend ist diese Stelle ziemlich wund gescheuert. Technische Probleme gehen mit Schimpfen nicht weg. Echt nicht.

Things I learned at the DNUG conference in Berlin

by Volker Weber

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Chris Crummey presenting Project Vulcan (Photo: Volker Weber)

Stuart noticed a quiet period at the beginning of this week. No posts from vowe, anywhere. Thanks for caring. :-) Well, I was taking a few days off and then headed to Berlin to stay with friends I had not seen in a year and was missing very badly. And then attended DNUG in Berlin-Dahlem, also meeting quite a few people I had not seen in a while.

The conference was very, very well organized and set in a nice new Seminaris hotel. Dr. Boldt and team have done a great job, as always. Lotus was there in full force, all the way up to the General Manager Alistair Rennie. I enjoyed a long conversation with him, set up by the German PR team. Thank you for this. I could have this conversation once a week, and still learn something from Alistair. While I have had great respect for all of Lotus' GMs, and yes, that includes Al Zollar, I feel very connected to Alistair.

I also enjoyed spending some time with Ed. While we don't always agree, we can talk to each other very candidly and there is way more common ground than dispute. And no, I don't care whether I make his blog roll.

Lotus management is very confident they are well prepared for the battles of the future. They all expressed confidence they are ahead of the social computing tsunami. Connections is well received and they are having interesting discussions beyond the 'mail and document' thinking that dominates the Notes vs Exchange/Sharepoint fight.

And yet, there are troubling signs:

Lotus says that attendance at industry conferences is down across the board. Yet, conferences from Google and Microsoft have sold out quickly, so I am accepting this argument only partially. The interesting thing is that by making Notes cheaper to run (lowering TCO), the number of people, who can find work in this space, has dramatically decreased. And if there are fewer people working on the product, there are fewer people to speak out for it. For some large customers there used to be a dozen people to run it, but in many cases there is now only one or two persons keeping the lights on, and nobody cares to build out the architecture with more applications and new features.

I am finding there are quite a few people looking for work in the Notes space. When they lost their jobs, they try to go freelance, but the demand is low, and some are not made to go it alone. Not a problem for the flexible, strong people, but certainly so for the average. The drive to the cloud will only accelerate this trend. You definitely need fewer people to run the shop. That's one of the driving forces.

While I want to believe Lotus management that they are well equipped to compete in the global market, I would not want to accept the same for the German market. But that's just me.

A Football Song

by Volker Weber

[via Soundtrack to my day]

That is a 75% no

by Volker Weber

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Notes from the field: approval rates seem pretty low.

How to Remove Misspelled Words from Your Android Dictionary

by Volker Weber

Interesting post on Lifehacker:

Android phones feature some pretty neat predictive text features for typing with the software keyboard, but sometimes they don't contain words you need (or they add words you don't want). Here's how to edit your phone's predictive text dictionary.

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Flash Player 10.1 Now Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux

by Volker Weber

Paul Betlem on the Adobe Flash Player Team Blog:

Today I'm thrilled to announce that Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can get it now. Flash Player 10.1 for Android will be coming later this month - the beta release is currently available in the Android market.

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Rock with you

by Volker Weber

Download here >

[via Franziska]

iPhone 4 Glass – Will it break?

by Volker Weber

We here at iFixYouri did a little science experiment the other day. Many people have been talking that the new iPhone has strong glass, less prone to scratching, 30 times stronger than plastic, etc. Will the new glass prove to be ultra strong and never break?

Faites vos jeux.

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Ed Brill: Why does my Notes calendar look better on my iPad?

by Volker Weber

One of the questions today in the closing session at the German Notes User Group DNUG was, essentially, why does my Notes calendar work better on my (iPad/iPhone/Blackberry)? I have to admit, the iPad calendar is one very slick application. The question was asked more about function than form, but either way, it was, why does my calendar feel like it works better on the device?

Very interesting discussion around simplicity vs. functionality.

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While I was out

by Volker Weber

Lots of things happened, while I was out:

Facetime has very strict prerequisites: only works between two iPhone 4, and you need WLAN at both ends. This was easily missed in the fine print:

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Looks like the carriers killed it ... Free video calls on your data plan was probably asking too much. I also find it odd they did not integrate with iChat.

Ballmer - a little numbers game

by Volker Weber

Interesting post on Business Insider:

Obviously Ray Ozzie gets this. Why doesn't Steve Ballmer?

The most interesting performance metric of a CEO is the long term stock market, especially if you compare things. Let's start with Gates vs. Ballmer. This is Microsoft during the reign of Bill Gates:

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And this is Microsoft during the reign of Steve Ballmer:

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Yes, there is some bad luck at the beginning of his tenure, but after that, the stock stayed flat. Here is an interesting game: assume you had 20,000 invested in MSFT when Steve Jobs came back to Apple and you would have taken 10k out and invested them into AAPL:

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During the first three years, the Gates years, you would not have done particularly well. But in the long run, you would have been fine. Your 10,000 MSFT would be 24,972 today, and your 10,000 AAPL would be a whopping 442,722, or a total of 467,694. That would have been much better than to keep your 20,000 MSFT, today worth 49,944.

Assume you did not trust Jobs to turn around Apple in 1997. But when the iPod was announced, you were smart. Let's do the same 10k split in 2001:

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Your AAPL stock would be 284,261, and your MSFT stock 9,085, in total 293,346. Again much better than if you kept your MSFT stock, now worth 18,170.

Say, you did not trust the iPod, but when Ballmer dissed the iPhone, you started to realize he is often wrong, but never in doubt. We are again splitting 20k MSFT stock, investing half in AAPL:

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Three years later, your AAPL stock is 30,453, your MSFT is 9,475, for a total of 39,928. This is almost double your investment, but betting on two horses. Of course you could have bet on AAPL and triple it, but that's not the game.

So you missed all three boats, but at the end of January, you finally caught up, when Jobs announced the iPad.

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Your 10,000 invested in AAPL would now be 13,085, while your 10,000 in MSFT would be 8,879, or in total 21,964. That's a healthy +10% in half a year, instead of an 11% loss.


Get out

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87 % off is currently the best offer

by Volker Weber

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Major failure though. You have to pay more. That's what all this watch business is about. Accurate time is cheap.

World Of Nokia closes shop

by Volker Weber

After what has been a up and down 2 years I am announcing that World Of Nokia will be closing it’s doors for the final time on 5th June 2010 when the site will no longer be updated. ... Seeing as this is the final post I thought it only right to explain the reason behind the closing of the site and to be brutal its the fact Nokia have stopped being as creative as they once were not that long ago.

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Google just raised the bar on tech conferences

by Volker Weber

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Not only did they stream their keynotes, they are also making videos and presentations of their sessions available to the public. That's going to be a tough one to follow for Apple, IBM and Microsoft ...

Google I/O 2010 >
Google I/O 2009 >

Sorry

by Volker Weber

Neues Design

by Volker Weber


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Sonos S5 now available in black

by Volker Weber

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Not my cup of tea, but if you live with dark furniture, you may prefer black. The new color is already available in stores.

Google hat den nächsten Skandal

by Volker Weber

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Lotus weiß ... nichts

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Corporate doublespeak

by Volker Weber

From the same press release. This makes the headline:

HP to Invest $1 Billion to Launch New Era of Enterprise Services

And that's what it is all about:

HP expects to eliminate roughly 9,000 positions

Free music from Trent Reznor: How To Destroy Angels

by Volker Weber

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Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross (Photo: Non-Entity Corp.)

We've released our debut 6-track EP as a FREE download, delivered as high-quality DRM-free MP3s. Sign up below for immediate access. For $2, you can upgrade to the HD package, which adds options for lossless audio (24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and 16-bit FLAC and Apple Lossless) and the music video for "The Space in Between" in 1080p and 480p. An immediate download of the HD package is included FREE with any merchandise purchase.

Download here. And remember, 10minutemail.com is your friend.

Leave Me

by Volker Weber

Das große Löschen

by Volker Weber

Die Fehlerseite "Fehler HTTP 404 - Seite nicht gefunden" wird von Juni an die wohl am häufigsten aufgerufene Seite im WDR-Online-Angebot sein. 80 bis 90 Prozent der Internetbeiträge werden dann von den WDR-Servern gelöscht, viele Texte, Fotos, Videos und Audios werden nicht mehr abrufbar sein.

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FT.com: Google ditches Windows on security concerns

by Volker Weber

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

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I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

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