Consumer advocates warn from online ticket exchange Viagogo

Consumer advocates warn from online ticket exchange Viagogo

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According to consumer advocates, the online ticket exchange Viagogo does not make clear that it is only an intermediary. In addition, prices have shown unclear and the guarantees misleading.

The online ticket exchange Viagogo is by consumer protection of "Market monitor Digital World" been cited for misleading appearance and unclear guarantees. The platform actually provides only between private buyers and sellers of tickets, kick loud criticism of consumer protection but as an official ticket sales portal. So it was not evident during the entire purchase process for customers that Viagogo is only an agent and not the seller.

"In this way, the company deceives the user on the key features of its service"Says Susanne Baumer of the Consumer Bavaria. Moreover, the risk would remain that tickets are not delivered or sold overpriced, depend on the buyer. Also there is the risk that you get personalized tickets sold are unusable. The actual seller remain generally unknown.

Unclear ticket prices

In addition, criticize the consumer advocates that the prices are not shown clearly enough. At the ticket prices also booking and settlement costs and value added tax would be added. Misleading are also guarantees you viagogo which really only zusicherten what customers are entitled by law anyway. Total customer complaints about Viagogo from eight provinces were broken in at the market Guardian Portal of Consumer Organizations.

Viagogo was founded in London in 2006, is self-reported by the world's largest ticket exchange and operates localized websites in 60 countries. The platform has already been criticized by some to carry exorbitant prices on the secondary ticketing market. A statement by Viagogo the warning stands for hours pending.(Axk)

Microsoft will pay $ 10,000 for “forced update” on Windows 10

Windows 10

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When it comes to Microsoft, then you should as possible to change to the operating system Windows 10 so many Windows users. For this, the company has also repeatedly screwed to its update practice - to the annoyance of many users.

Microsoft makes up the first time a Licensees for a so-called forced upgrade to the new operating system Windows 10. As reported Seattle Times, the software giant had initially gone to appeal against a judgment, but then agreed with the affected users individual Teri Goldstein from California on a payment of 10,000 US dollars.

The woman from Sausalito has been able to thus establish that the upgrade to the new operating system was faulty on your computer and this for days - have made useless - even for the leadership of their travel company. They demanded compensation for lost income and the cost of a new computer, according to the newspaper.

Microsoft: "No admission of guilt "

"I've never heard of Windows 10"She said. "Nobody asked me if I would like an update." The dispute has already been settled according to the report last month. Microsoft stressed that the payment was not an admission of guilt. The company wanted to avoid only costs for another lawsuit, said a spokeswoman for the newspaper.

Even readers of heise online had complained about an automatic update to Windows 10th Consumer advocates disturbed by the fact that Microsoft should bear one up to six gigabytes of large installation package on the hard drive - without the knowledge or consent of the user. The update instructions are designed so that users have to look closely to decline the update.

By the end of July, Microsoft offers the system for users of Windows 7 and later still charge for an upgrade, then the software will cost about 120 dollars. (With material of the AP) / (Cfu)

HTC Vive tried with Noitom-Hi5 glove: Without access controller in the VR

HTC Vive tried with Noitom-Hi5 glove: Without access controller in the VR

The Noitom-Hi5 glove works with the new Vive Tracker.

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"Vive Tracker" is HTC's newest accessory for the VR headset Vive. The tracking unit can be pasted on items to bring these to the VR. We have one of the interesting tracker accessories tested: the data glove Noitom Hi5.

HTC wants to make it even easier for manufacturers (and hobbyists) now to bring objects into the virtual reality. So far, developers have resorted in order to stick the conventional HTC-Vive-hand controller taped to objects (for example, to stuffed animals). With the "Vive Tracker" there is now an official accessory for such purposes. The tracker is significantly smaller than the hand controller, as it requires no grip.

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Accessories for Vive Tracker (4 photos)

The Vive Tracker is a small puck, the hobbyists and accessories manufacturers can be mounted on any object to bring these to the VR.
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At CES, HTC shows a number of components based on the new tracker, for example, a baseball bat and a gun. we could already try the most interesting tracker product: The Hi5 data glove of the Chinese motion capture developer Noitom ("Motion" backward).

Amazingly, the glove increases immensely the thick of feeling over conventional hand controllers: It felt in a short test run more realistic to touching things in VR, if you do not already something else - the controller - holds in his hand. The Noitom Hi5 Glove has built an IMU for each finger (Inertial Measurement Unit, so gyroscope, magnetometer and accelerometer). This not only detect whether the fingers are stretched or bent, but also whether they are, for example, moved laterally.

Noitom-Hi5 glove comes in spring 2017

In practice, it works remarkably well: in a developed Noitom in Unity demo we could easily pick up objects, throw up and catch it again. The movement of the virtual fingers coincided largely with the reality - just sometimes the artificial hand felt "not correct" at.

The Hi5 glove will come in the spring on the market. Details such as price and battery life (in each glove put one AA battery) called not Noitom. Also for the Vive Tracker, no price is known.


GE plans to cut 1,700 jobs in Germany – Locations on the brink of

GE plans to cut 1,700 jobs in Germany - Locations on the brink of

According to GE's business with turbines running no longer round.

One in seven employees of General Electric in Germany must fear for his place. Several locations are being scrutinized or are at the front of the corner. IG Metall announces resistance.

After the billion takeover of the energy division of the French group Alstom General Electric plant (GE) in Germany a considerable job cuts. The former Alstom's sites in Mannheim, Stuttgart, Bexbach in the Saarland and Wiesbaden are to be reduced or completely closed, such as a GE spokesman said in Frankfurt on Wednesday. About 1700 jobs are affected - more than one in seven office in Germany. The Group employs around 11,000 people nationwide at more than 50 locations. Employees and the IG Metall union protested against the plans and announced resistance.

GE wants to adapt its operations to the current market environment of European energy production, the company said in support. In particular, the power generation with gas and steam was decreased significantly in recent years.

Mannheim hit hard

is most affected by the restructuring, according to a GE spokesman for the Mannheim site: There, the turbine manufacturing is to be closed. The site itself remains but get there was to it in the future the areas of service management and give he said. How many jobs are expected to disappear, he could not say. In Mannheim, especially steam turbines are produced, but business was slow because last only the energy turnaround. Last fall, short-time working was introduced at the plant.

According to the IG Metall more than 1,000 of the approximately 1,800 employees fear for their jobs in Mannheim alone. In addition to around 500 workers in manufacturing austerity concern also over 500 employees in service and administration, said union secretary Benedikt Hummel. On Wednesday in the Mannheim city more than 1,000 people demonstrated against the planned job cuts.

Resistance by all means

They would consult with all available means against the plans of the group to defend - even rate politically and legally, Hummel announced. The employees' side have developed a concept of how the Mannheim plant could be better utilized. But the group refused to talk about it.

Before the closure is, according to General Electric's production site Bexbach. There, turbine blades are manufactured. According to IG Metall are 170 places at risk. In addition, the Wiesbaden site is closed, according to the GE spokesman. The staff WOULD CHOOSE to Main to Frankfurt.

In Stuttgart, where boilers are produced for steam turbines, the production should be reduced, the GE spokesman announced. According to the union IG Metall 255 of the 380 jobs are to be cut there. "The worst fears were even exceeded", Works council chairman in Stuttgart, Bruno Markel said. IG Metall called on the group to take back the plans and return to talks with employee representatives. "We will resist the dismantling plans", Announced the managing director of IG Metall Stuttgart, Martin Röll on.

Worldwide 6,500 layoffs

The French electronics group Alstom had sold its energy business to US industrial group last year. The German Alstom group works council had already warned during the purchase, before a downsizing. Europe claims to GE plans to cut 6,500 positions. in Europe, the Group has about 35,000 employees.(AP) /(Axk)

Polaroid Pop: Digital Instant Camera with classic picture format

CES: Polaroid Instant Camera Pop

With the Pop Polaroid has announced a new digital instant camera, the images spends 10.8 centimeters in the classic Polaroid format of 8.9 x. The images are printed in the camera to zinc photo paper in the new format.

The 80th anniversary of the Polaroid brand has unveiled at CES a new digital instant camera. With the "pop" can be instant prints in classic format of Polaroid Integral films (8.9 x 10.8 centimeters) output and the classic Polaroid frame. When footage but it is not the well-known from the SX70 material that is produced today in current version of Impossible in the Netherlands, but a paper of zinc.

20-megapixel CMOS sensor

In addition to the instant function Polaroid Pop offers numerous features current digital cameras. So the pop gets a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and a built-in image stabilizer and a nearly four-inch LCD touch screen to take pictures and navigating. A dual LED flash to ensure sufficient illumination even in low light. Video recording is possible in 1080p Full HD. All photos and videos are stored on a microSD card with up to 128 gigabytes.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Polaroid Pop can be connected to smartphones or tablets and used as a mobile instant printer. For this, the respective iOS or Android devices are initially coupled to the camera. Following images on the free Polaroid Print app can then be sent to the Polaroid Pop for printing. In addition, the app offers a variety of filters and options for image editing. So should be able to make their photos creative and individual users.

The design of the Polaroid Pop was designed in collaboration with the American design studio Ammunition. Ammunition had previously already designed for mobile instant printer Polaroid Zip and lifestyle action video cameras Polaroid Cube and Cube Polaroid + the external shape.

Polaroid Pop: Price and Availability

The Polaroid Pop is announced for the fourth quarter of 2017th A suggested retail price is not yet known at this time.(Christoph Jehle) /(KEH)

Linux kernel makes jump to version 4.0

Linux kernel makes jump to version 4.0

The next mid-April awaited version of the Linux kernel will carry the version number 4.0. Among its main innovations kernel patching Live with which vulnerabilities of the kernel fix without restarting counts.

Two weeks after the release of Linux 3.19 Linus Torvalds released the first beta version of the successor. This version, however, does not carry the designation 20.3 but 4.0; decisive for this step was a survey recently asked in the Torvalds for opinions to the next version designation. Just like the jump from 2.6.39 to 3.0 in May 2011, the change to 4.0 from a technical perspective is largely meaningless, because the next version was not developed other than their immediate predecessors and therefore brings changes to the usual level.

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First release candidate of Linux 4.0 (6 pictures)

In the Google + master tuning for version jump to around 29,000 votes collected.

Among the most important innovations of the mid-April awaited Linux 4.0 kernel patching Live will include; a technique with which vulnerabilities of the kernel can resolve during operation, thus avoiding restart. A new threat to the security system does not provide the function is because the live patching you have to load modules. Attackers who have gained this ability can already serve with current kernel versions any harm and also modify code.

The kernel developers have also improved support for fan control and DisplayPort Audio to free Radeon driver. The Ext4 file system has been changed so that it is suitable for use on memory-like storage hardware, which does not lose the information stored in both cases. Furthermore, the developers want to have improved the speed of Dm-crypt, which is used in the encryption of data carriers. Details on these and other new features will provide the kernel log at heise open and c't.

Following the release of the first pre-release version, the stabilization phase, do not make any major changes in the Torvalds and his colleagues now begins. Linux 4.0 was developed as its predecessors, one with only 9000 changes in the main development phase, however, one of the smaller kernel releases, as recently there were usually one or two thousand more changes. At this slight decline the holidays are likely to bear the blame at the end, because they fell, this time in the period in which many of the changes introduced for Linux 4.0 have been developed.(Thl)

“Growing mountains of e-waste”

At the opening of up to 1.12. held international conference in Nairobi on the implementation of the Basel Convention on the control of cross-border transportation and disposal of hazardous waste warned Achim Steiner, director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), especially against the growing amounts of electronic waste. Annually incur between 30 and 50 million tons of electronic waste. Meanwhile, 165 countries are parties to the Basel Convention. has not ratified the Basel Convention and other conventions banning the export of hazardous wastes, among others, Russia and the United States.

The increase in electronic waste is largely due to computers, cell phones, printers and televisions, to be "growing mountains of e-waste" accumulate and numerous poisons to the environment and people such as mercury, arsenic lead, cadmium or polybrominated biphenyls. In the EU of electronic waste is growing by 3 to 5 percent. In developing countries, the electronic scrap increased the fastest. By 2010, it is expected to triple here. Increasing demand by falling prices and rapid innovation cycles can increase the garbage, which often ends up in developing countries to unauthorized dumps or in rivers, so the toxins enter the water or by burning in the air. For this, the waste exports come mainly from the north to the south.

Steiner referred to a report of the Basel Action Network (BAN), after a month at least 100,000 computers at the port of Lagos (Nigeria) arrive. lie in Lagos itself anywhere electronic devices around or burn on unauthorized dumps. Components of the devices are developed by people, monitors and hard drives are used among others as material for fences. In Lagos found electronic scrap, for example, comes as BAN has found from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Human Services, Kansas Department of Aging, State of Massachusetts, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, City of Houston, schools, hospitals, banks and companies, such as IBM and Intel.

75 percent of the exported to Africa electronic devices and accessories are for Steiner, "E-waste", That is, it is a taking place over long distances disposal from developed countries and companies on African landfills. Since checks in Asian countries are sharper, the waste streams relocate to Africa. A UNEP study have also recently shown that the Asian coastal waters are becoming increasingly contaminated by ingredients that come from electronic waste.

One of the urgent tasks to stop the international waste transports, was an agreement about what waste and what are the used goods. The concerns electronic equipment as well as aircraft and ships. For mobile phones, the rapid spread in Africa and Asia, a mobile Phone Partnership Initiative has been established to find better ways to prevent scrap to take back old equipment and to promote recycling.

In general, the cross-border transport should be reduced and controlled, so that recognize the waste stream can be reconstructed under the Basel Convention. After an investigation by the European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) from last year, the international waste transport increases. What consequences this may have, where this is uncontrolled, it became clear in August when toxic waste diseased people in the transported from Europe to Abidjan and died.(Fr)

Sims Online with integrated advertising

The game developer Electronic Arts (EA) has with Intel and McDonald's a multi-million US dollar contract for advertising product placement in the online version of its popular simulation "The Sims" completed. According to US media reports, the characters in the game with Intel hardware should work or play, and they are able to organize their fast food at McDonald's stores. Until the launch of the game EA further endorsement deals of this kind will announce. The online version of the simulated Soap should hit the market earlier this year actually already - but the long anticipated game will be released this year.(Wst)

United Domains: Breakdown takes 1.6 million domains from the network

Privacy, Network, Security

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When domain registrar United Domains currently no more. currently a technical breakdown ensures that thousands of sites are unreachable.

A network outage currently paralyzes the Domain Service Starnberg registrar United Domains. As a result, this means: Currently, the 1.6 million there hosted domains offline - the sites behind it or mail service so do not be reached via the relevant domains.

When contacted by heise online, the company confirmed the mishap that began at 15:30. Yet the cause is unclear. Affected is one of the data centers. When the domains could be reached again, you did not want to predict. On Twitter the press office keeps customers up to date - because the own website as well as the mail service are affected by the failure. United Domains is one such as 1&1, GMX and the United Internet Group.

[Update, 07.22.15, 17:40]

United Domains has declared to have the cause found and fixed the glitch. In the near future should be available again all services of the company.

[Update, 07.23.15, 23:40]

United Domains has informed that "An initial analysis of our technicians" had shown "that the extent of our yesterday's disturbance was smaller than reported from you: Of our 1.6 million active domains 230,000 domains were unavailable during the disturbance."

Meanwhile, the QSC AG, its data center in Feucht near Nuremberg, was responsible for the failure, also referred to their clients position: "The error that led to yesterday's failure was caused by a defective module of one of the redundant core router. The defect of this assembly resulted in an abnormal, unforeseeable behavior and had thereby seriously affecting the Forwarding and routing function, which has been replicated to the redundant core routers. The entire shared network in Nuremberg was thus affected by the failure." (Lifted) first sold e-books

The Humble Bundle team enters new territory again: In the now quite famous sales campaign eight DRM-free eBooks will now sold at a self to be determined price. After successful Humble Bundle actions with games for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, the concept had already been successfully extended to Android games and music. Now the Humble Bundle maker for the first time offer digital reading material and can draw on prominent authors like Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. As usual, the buyer can decide how the revenue between the authors, the Humble Bundle team, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the action "Child's Play Charity " is to be divided.

The Humble eBook bundle includes the English-language science fiction and fantasy books "Pirate Cinema" by Cory Doctorow, "Pump Six and Other Stories" Paolo Bacigalupi, "Zoo City" by Lauren Beukes, "invasion" Mercedes Lackey and "Stranger Things Happen" and "Magic for Beginners" Kelly Link. Who pays more than the average - currently are the 12.03 US dollars - also gets the graphic novel "Signal to Noise" by Neil Gaiman and McKean and Save "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi.

In the trailer for the Humble eBook Bundle of Canadian author Cory Doctorow expresses his hope that many join this action and show that e-books can succeed even without restrictive DRM measures. The commercially successful science fiction author Doctorow going for years to lead by example and sold his books among others DRM-free through its website. Some he is not free, under a Creative Commons license available for download.

The eight books are available for download, so that they can be read on smartphones, tables and e-book readers easily into PDF, ePub and Mobi. providers without DRM measures as in the past in the Humble Bundle games. With the recently completed Humble Indie Bundle 6 over two million dollars were generated.(Lmd)

Garmin introduces the sport watches Fenix ​​5

Garmin introduces the sport watches Fenix ​​5

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The Fenix ​​5 series of sports watches consists of three models. You are tracking activities, show alerts and the large model is good also for navigation.

Garmin has unveiled at CES its latest sports watches. The Fenix-5 series consists of three watches, which look ranges from subtle to strong. The Fenix ​​5s with a diameter of 42 mm the smallest model. It has a display with 218 x 218 pixels and is to run on a single charge about 40 hours. The Fenix ​​5 47 mm in diameter has a resolution of 240 × 240 pixels and creates 50 hours. The outdoor model Fenix ​​5X (51 mm) has the same display and comes in a period of 75 hours. Smart watch mode without GPS clocks between one and a half to two weeks stopped by without power cable.

The appearance of the three clocks can be varied with metal, silicone or leather straps. The appearance of the three clocks can be varied with metal, silicone or leather straps.

The two smaller models have Sport profiles for running, cycling, mountain climbing, skiing. The large Fenix ​​5X can also be used to navigate the terrain. Topographic maps should be pre-installed. The display of all models is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and the bracelets can be replaced without tools.

Besides the obligatory acceleration sensors, the watches have receivers for GPS and Glonass and have an integrated optical pulse sensors. With the smartphone they are coupled via the low-power Bluetooth LE and rich notifications on your display through. All three watches will be available from April. The two small models will cost 600 euros, great outdoor model depending on the bracelet from 750 euros. (Spo)

Nortel bankruptcy: Finally agreement on mass distribution

Wooden bench with print Nortel

The case was put on the back burner. Now comes things moving.

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More than 7 years after the collapse of the Canadian network equipment, there is the first time an almost complete agreement on the distribution of mass. Next year could flow of money, therefore, still all of the conditions are not met.

In 2009, the Canadian telecoms equipment supplier Nortel has applied for bankruptcy protection, even though he had 2.4 billion dollars in cash. The sale of assets has brought a further 7.3 billion dollars. However, to date the creditors wait their share. For years has been processed, negotiated and managed, which cost billions. On Thursday a preliminary agreement has finally been achieved. Next year could flow money.

Read the bankruptcy of the telecom equipment supplier Nortel also: millions for managers billion for financial firms

But the 145-page agreement does not say from which creditors get how much money. It distributes only the 7.3 billion from the mass recovery and some relatively small amounts on the consolidated countries, particularly Canada, the US, UK and France.

Of particular importance is the comprehensive settlement of intercompany receivables and liabilities. These international entanglements have made the bankruptcy process so complex that it would be the most expensive bankruptcy case in history. The settlement costs are expected at the end of which have exceeded 2.2 billion US dollars the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Nix is ​​fix

Flags of Canada and the US New legal territory: 2 trial across borders "parallelized",(Photo: Daniel AJ Sokolov)

Courts in the four mentioned countries have yet to give their approval before the plan can take effect. The bankruptcy courts in Canada and the US will meet simultaneously on December 1, 2016 and again on 24 January 2017th Before that, two groups of bondholders in the US must give at least 67% of their claims their seal of approval.

Two main outsiders might try to stop the deal in court. A known as Trade Claims Consortium group of US creditors calls for more than 125 million dollars and has not joined the comparison. To even 708 million US dollars, it is the state pension insurer failure of the US, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which is also not on board.

but if all goes well, the agreement will enter into force on 15 February 2017th As Latest Date August 31 next year has been set. In the agreement, the parties promise each other too, set all running against each other judicial proceedings and shall, upon request information and documents.

scheduleThe planned timetable(Picture: Nortel Settlement)


In the comparison that will carry over 160 signatures, the Nortel companies whose bankruptcy administrator, and representatives of the main groups of creditors have agreed on the following distribution key: Around 57.1 percent go to Canada, 24.4 percent in the United States, 14 percent to the UK and 4.5 percent to the other Nortel companies in Europe. The individual Nortel companies then have to distribute among their respective debtors the money.

These amounts are to demands of proportion. To Canada while the highest total flows, but are at the former Group headquarters and the highest debt to book. So the Canadian creditors, including tens of thousands of former employees and retirees 40 percent of their claims have estimated with the lowest rate of content.

European creditors can hope for 65 percent, while US creditors can expect 80 to 90 percent. All these rates are extremely high for a bankruptcy, which is why it is doubtful whether Nortel 2009 really was broke.


Signboard Nortel Networks Germany Signboard Nortel Networks' in Frankfurt / Main(Image:Allie Caulfield CC BY 2.0 )

Within the European group travels a fixed amount of 220 million euros to France to Nortel Networks SA. The rest is distributed by percentage.

For the former Nortel Networks Germany 0.2985% of the total mass are set, which should bring about 21.7 million US dollars. Nortel Networks Austria waving 0.0117% of the mass, or $ 850,000, according to some treaty text. The exact amounts of money are far from fixed. The exact mass capability will slightly change, also various fees are deducted.(Ds)

Elementary OS 0.4 “Loki”: Linux Desktop with fine

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki

The latest version of the Linux distribution Elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" is based on the current version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The special features of the Linux system of specially developed desktop Pantheon including custom applications counts.

As "fast and open alternative for Windows and Mac OS" praise their Linux distribution developers of Elementary OS. That Elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" wants to convince not only with a solid Linux system, but also with loving designter graphical interface, you can see immediately.

The specially developed for the distribution Pantheon desktop environment reminiscent with its dock at the bottom and the top bar significantly to Apple operating systems. The developers have shown here a lot of attention to detail and developed an extension for Gtk +, for example with the Granite framework that provides unified widgets and classes for all Elementary apps.

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Elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" (7 pictures)

Elementary OS 0.4 "Loki"

After one and a half years there is a new stable version of Elementary OS: "Loki",

update base

The last Elementary OS Edition 0.3 "Freya" is already one and a half years old. The release of the new long-term assisted Ubuntu 4.16 LTS has taken the Elementary project as an opportunity to issue a new version of the Linux distribution with an updated package basis. The Ubuntu repositories added back again its own package source supplying the Pantheon desktop, the libmutter based window manager Gala, the Elementary programs and the distribution own artwork.

Under the hood Elementary OS is similar in principle Ubuntu, visually but the difference could not be greater. The in-house development Pantheon is simple and easy to use, but does it very well. The range of functions is manageable, Elementary apps without in the eyes of developers unnecessary functions. The pre-installed software selection is significantly different from Ubuntu; she draws a uniform look & Feel out. but programs from the Ubuntu repositories can re-install at will.


Under the hood of the Linux kernel 4.4, support for Skylake processors of the sixth generation plugged brings. The new AppCenter, which also updates can import, is a graphical software installation. However, advanced functions such as managing the repositories missing here. As the default browser of pathways consisting of Webkit2 Epiphany is provided to manage the electronic mail is handled by the simple mail baptized followers of Geary.

Other standard applications follow the same name pattern: "files". "calculator". "calendar". "music". "photos", Who wants to know more precisely which application puts behind it, has been looking into the package management where the programs as "pantheon-files". "pantheon-calculator". "maya-calendar". "noise" and "pantheon-photos" firmieren.


Loki brings improved system indicators for the bar: For example, the indicators for audio, network and Bluetooth have been revised and redesigned. the network settings and the settings for sharing files via Bluetooth and DLNA have been renewed.

A new Notification Center collects the messages of different applications, so you can react to it later. Here they can be disabled for individual programs. A system-wide "Do not bother"Mode facilitates necessary when working concentration. Notes to notifications can be found now on the icons of some Apps from the application menu.


The system settings bring now with a keyword search. Multiple monitors can be now choose on which the dock is visible. Verhunzte desktop settings sets a new button to the default values. Users with administrator privileges can restrict in various ways the accounts normal user - for example, to ensure that children use the computer only at certain times. In addition, Web addresses and programs can be blocked. The new features in detail can be found in the release announcement.

Elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" is available as an ISO image for 64-bit x86 systems at the project site to download. The developers are hoping for a sum of money to finance the development and website, but the distribution can be downloaded for free also.(Lmd)

Wearables: After Fitbit also Jawbone weaker rated

Jawbone UP4

Fitness bracelet Jawbone UP4

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Investors appreciate the market potential of the fitness bracelet pioneer Jawbone a mere half as high as two years ago.

Jawbone, manufacturer of fitness bands called UP, the next start-up that in a new financing round will receive a much weaker reviews. Jawbone procured to 165 million US dollars of fresh money. The company was doing now but according to media reports, only some 1.5 billion dollars evaluated instead of over three billion dollars in the previous financial injections. So Jawbone procured instance, in early 2014 about 250 million US dollars.

The evaluation will decide which get interest in a start-up investors for their money. Decreases the appriciated market potential, the company must therefore separate for the same amount of a higher proportion. A few days ago was the start-up Foursquare, in which at various places such as restaurants "check in" fresh money can also get only a halved evaluation. And the Jawbone rival Fitbit's share price fell sharply after the launch of its own smart watch Blaze.

A Jawbone spokeswoman said the New York Times at the weekend, the 165 million US dollars should be used for the current business and developing new products. Jawbone founder and chief Hosain Rahman said in the Financial Times for printing on ratings throughout the industry there would be a significant reorganization. (With material of the AP) / (Ciw)

Android support for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino

IBM has released an update completed Lotus Traveler, with the next iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile and mobile devices running Android for connecting to Lotus Notes / Domino now be supported. Traveler installed on the Android device's own installer and the actual client software. It includes components for mail, calendar and contacts. With own apps IBM wants to ensure that Notes customers can use on all different Android distributions the same functions.

Traveler sets a Domino Server 8.5.2 advance and can be installed on Windows and Linux. Mobile phones and tablets need Android 2.x. Traveler is a free supplement that IBM provides its customers through Passport Advantage. The client installer stops the applications on the terminals to date. Those who had installed a beta, must be removed before installing this first.(Vowe)