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Apple Watch

Thanks to my companies Christmas present I’m running around with a computer on my wrist.
A computer with more processing  power (and a better display) than my first desktop computer that occupied half a desk and was plugged into 220V (yes it was in Europe).

Short term effect : I think I move more. The activity app and its reminders help not to “forget” about moving and your workout. Neat feature.  It also inspires competition with your co workers 🙂

The notifications are nice and dealing with emails and messages is super easy. As usual with Apple, all well thought trough as long as you stay within the Apple universe. It unlocks my Macbook, I can control my music on my iPhone and use my Apple TV.

Overall nice piece of technology, when you have other Apple devices.

T

 

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Code Ninja

I didn’t quite make it to the Ninja Level, yet 😉

But I’m working on it. Learning to code, improve your coding skills, look into new Programming Languages or even just to understand how code works isn’t easy.

The Good News: there is an easy way to start the Codeacademy.

I started last year and made a huge break when I worked full time as Web Developer and CIR but now I’m getting back into it. I should have made a couple of Minutes each day even when I had a job. The Lessons are short and easy to save and pick up another time.

No more excuses, not to learn to code or look into other programming languages. Codeacademy is here

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Steve Jobs

I have never met or even been close to Steve Jobs. He still had a huge Impact on my Life. I truly believe that this man could see the future (at least the technology future) for the next 5 years.

His Lifestory from founding Apple, getting fired, founding Next, Pixar. Coming back to Apple is inspiring and moving.

This man changed Industries, yes it is a plural. The Computer industry, Music Industry, Film Industry and Phones. All won’t be the same without him.

And he made that Speech:

 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
(Steve Jobs)

 

Thank you Steve Jobs

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Google+

Thanks to Calvin Gilbert i got an invitation to Googles newest attempt to create a Social Network. After Google Wave and Google Buzz, i think Google+ is a big thing.

The only downside right now is the Limitation of User registration but that should be no problem once Google decides that Google+ is ready for the World. For now only Geeks are on Google+ 😉

Everything else looks very good, very well integrated with other Google Services and beautifull animated. With the limited users it feels a bit like [[Facebook]] for adults. No game and not so many Spam messages, just Status Updates that are actually worth reading.

Of Course when Google starts a Social Network you have consider that Google knows a lot, all your Search History, Mails, Pictures and other Things depending which Google Services you use. But at the End, you decide what you publish and what People know about you. You are the Designer of your Online Profil.

The smart Approach that you have different Friend Circles and you can decide what you post to which group and to make this Feature easy accassable is a huge plus ( small Joke 😉 )

Bottomline: Google+ had a good Start, we will see how it develops. I think for the next years Facebook is safe just because virtually everybody has a Facebook Account but the Example [[Myspace]] shows us that people can move from one to another Social Network really Quick. The Future of Google+ will be interesting.