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Fehlermeldung nach Nextcloud-Upgrade auf Version 21.0.3

12. August 2021 um 07:05

Beim Upgrade auf die Version 21.0.3 meiner Nextcloud erhielt ich folgende Fehlermeldung:

Letzte Cron-Job-Ausführung: Vor 5 Stunden. Check the background job settings.

Die Hintergrund-Aufgaben via CronDen System-Cron-Dienst verwenden, um die Datei cron.php alle 5 Minuten aufzurufen. Die cron.php muss durch den Systemnutzer “www-data” ausgeführt werden.“, konnten nicht mehr ausgeführt werden.

Normalerweise kommt es i.d.R. zu solchen Meldungen eher beim Upgrade auf die nächste Major-Version. Da ich diesen Fehler nun auf zwei betreuten Nextcloud-Instanzen feststellen musste, konnte es nur etwas mit der Konfiguration der Server zu tun haben.

Nach ein wenig Recherche im Netz fand ich die Lösung. Das Command Line Interface des PHP Cache musste explizit nachträglich aktiviert werden. Wenn ich das richtig deute, ist dies aber nur in meiner älteren PHP 7.3 nötig.

Hierzu öffnet man im Editor nun die Config /etc/php/7.3/mods-available/apcu.ini mit

sudo nano /etc/php/7.3/mods-available/apcu.ini

trägt folgende Zeile am Ende ein

apc.enable_cli=1

und speichert diese ab. Bei Verwendung von FPM startet man das Ganze neu.

sudo /etc/init.d/php7.3-fpm restart

Wer kein FPM aktiviert hat, führt einen Restart des Webservers durch.

Mit Skoove online Klavierspielen lernen

29. Juni 2021 um 10:50

E-learning ist im Moment ja mächtig angesagt, egal ob in Online-Kursen, über Video-Tutorials oder Webinaren. Nahezu jeder versucht Wissen und Kenntnisse multimedial aufzusaugen. Selbst Fitness-Angebote haben inzwischen einen großen Mehrwert in der Gesellschaft und erfreuen sich zunehmender Beliebtheit.

Klavierspielen online

Heute möchte ich abseits von Open Source Software auf ein kommerzielles Angebot des Berliner Startups Skoove aufmerksam machen. Skoove bietet die Möglichkeit, online Klavierspielen zu lernen. Hierzu kann man einerseits den PC, aber auch die Apps für iOS und Android (Beta-Version – vollständig kostenlos bis mehr Features implementiert sind) verwenden. Die Anwendung läuft auf dem PC oder Notebook unabhängig vom Betriebssystem im Browser, quasi als Cloud-Anwendung. Hinzuzufügen ist, dass auf mobilen Android-Endgeräten noch nicht alle Features zur Verfügung stehen.

Mehr Infos zu unserer aktuellen Beta Version für Android erhältst du hier: https://www.skoove.com/blog/de/faq/

Skoove schreibt selbst auf der eigenen Website:

Lerne Klavier spielen und freue dich auf tolle musikalische Momente! 

Über 1 Million Menschen nutzen schon die interaktiven Klavierübungen für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.

Der Skoove-Blog bzw. das Magazin gibt weitere interessante Inspirationen, aber auch Empfehlungen zu Keyboards, um das Lernen zu erleichtern.

Voraussetzungen

Um mit Skoove richtig loslegen zu können, empfiehlt es sich ein Keyboard mit USB- oder MIDI-Schnittstelle an das Endgerät (PC, Smartphone oder Tablet) anzuschließen. Ein akustisches Klavier geht natürlich auch. Hier werden die Töne via Mikrofon verarbeitet. Wer jedoch kein entsprechendes Keyboard oder Klavier zur Hand hat, aber trotzdem einmal hineinschnuppern möchte, dem bleiben die Türen selbstverständlich nicht verschlossen. In diesem Fall kann für den ersten Eindruck auch die Tastatur des PCs oder Notebooks herhalten.

Auswahl des Instruments
Spielen mit der Tastatur

In der Praxis

Die Übungen sind sehr gut aufgegliedert und verständlich zum Nachspielen für Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Experten geeignet. Erste Stücke lassen sich schon nach wenigen Minuten selbstständig spielen. Weiterhin werden sehr gute Hilfestellungen zum Erlernen von Noten, Akkorden und Tonleitern in Beispielen gegeben.

Ein interaktiver Chat hilft bei eventuellen Problemen. Hierbei liegt die Reaktionszeit nach eigenen Angaben bei einem Tag.

Kursauswahl

Wie schnell man die ersten einfachen Stücke erlernen kann, zeigt der folgende Clip von Skoove. Die Töne werden genau so interaktiv am Keyboard in die Lernplattform eingespielt.

Was kostet das

Hier bietet Skoove ein dynamischens Abo-Modell. Neukunden haben kostenlosen Zugriff auf 25 Übungen. Dabei ist es möglich einen Monat das Premiumangebot des Berliner Unternehmens zu testen. Wer dieses umfangreiche Produkt dauerhaft nutzen möchte, kann das Paket über einen, drei oder zwölf Monate buchen. Dem Nutzer stehen dann über 400 interessante Online-Kurse zur Verfügung.

Preismodelle

Fazit

Skoove bietet ein tolles und interaktives Angebot, Klavierspielen multimedial und online zu erlernen bzw. auszubauen, egal ob als Anfänger oder Experte. Erste Erfolge stellen sich bereits nach kürzester Zeit ein. Man macht schnell Fortschritte, trainiert die Motorik, das Taktgefühl und das musikalische Gehör. Nach wenigen Minuten lassen sich die ersten einfachen Stücke nachspielen.

Die ersten drei interessierten Kommentatoren erhalten einen Premium-Zugang für einen Zeitraum von 3 Monaten im Wert von 39,99€. 

Viel Spaß!

Wohin loggt meine Cloud?

25. Mai 2021 um 05:50

In der Regel loggt die Nextcloud in das Nextcloud-Verzeichnis, wie z.B. /var/www/html/nextcloud/data/. Wenn ich aber der Übersichtlichkeit halber den Log-Eintrag nach /var/log/ umleiten möchte, dann muss ich meine Config entsprechend anpassen. Hierzu rufe ich die Datei /var/www/html/nextcloud/config/config.php im Editor auf

# nano /var/www/html/nextcloud/config/config.php

und füge die Zeilen

'log_type' => 'file',
'logfile' => '/var/log/nextcloud.log',

vor dem Eintrag

'loglevel' => '2',

ein. Hierbei kann man natürlich noch den Log Level den eigenen Bedürfnissen entsprechend anpassen (siehe hierzu https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration_server/logging_configuration.html). Im Nachgang wird die Logdatei /var/log/nextcloud.log erstellt und die nötigen Rechte an diese übergeben.

# touch /var/log/nextcloud.log
# chown www-data:www-data /var/log/nextcloud.log

Wenn man aus Versehen den Schreibtisch verschiebt

14. April 2021 um 06:00

Ich hatte neulich einen PC bei mir und wurde gebeten das vorhandene Linux Mint zu reparieren und auf Version 20.1 zu aktualisieren.

Vorab muss ich sagen, dass Linux Mint und ich, trotz meiner hartnäckigen Annäherungsversuche, wohl keine Freunde mehr werden. Wahrscheinlich liegt es daran, dass ich das Ubuntu-Derivat mit Cinnamon-Oberfläche viel zu überladen finde und mir die unzähligen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten auf den Wecker fallen. Sei es drum. Linux Mint erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit bei Windows-Umsteigern.

Am betreffenden Rechner war aufgrund der zuvor geschilderten Möglichkeiten so ziemlich alles verstellt, angefangen vom Displaymanager LightDM bis hin zur Auflösung des Desktops. Paketquellen waren kaputt u.s.w. Das wurde nun alles zeitaufwendig in Ordnung gebracht und das System von Version 19.3 auf die aktuelle Version 20.1 gehoben.

Kurz vor der Auslieferung stellte ich jedoch fest, dass der Schreibtisch (Desktop) in das Nextcloud-Verzeichnis verschoben wurde. Bitte? Was war denn da los? Wie geht denn sowas? Mit diesen Fragen hatte ich mich in meinen vielen Linux-Jahren noch nie beschäftigen müssen. Also versuchte ich das zuvor geschilderte Problem in Ordnung zu bringen.

Erster Versuch

Ich schob das Verzeichnis “Schreibtisch” wieder in den “Persönlichen Ordner”, was natürlich nicht klappte.

Zweiter Versuch

Ich erstellte im “Persönlichen Ordner” das verschwundene Verzeichnis “Schreibtisch” und startete den Rechner neu, in der Hoffnung, dass der Desktop wieder korrekt erkannt wird. Auch das funktionierte nicht.

Dritter Versuch

Ich löschte den “Schreibtisch” im Nextcloud-verzeichnis via Live-System, da man den Ordner selbst mit Root-Rechten nicht entfernen konnte. Das Ergebnis nach dem Reboot sah nun so aus, dass Linux Mint den Inhalt des “Persönlichen Ordners” zum Desktop gemacht hatte. Also hieß es: weiter nach einer Lösung suchen.

Vierter Versuch

Im Wiki von Ubuntuusers fand ich dann den entscheidenden Hinweis. In der Datei ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs sind folgende Vorgaben hinterlegt und hier kann ich den Ort des Desktops festlegen (siehe Screenshot).

Linux Mint 20.1 – Verwaltung Vorgegebene Verzeichnisse
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run.
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
# 
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Schreibtisch"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Vorlagen"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Öffentlich"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Dokumente"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Musik"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Bilder"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

Ende gut, alles gut!

Announcing a specification for PHP

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

How to drive growth through customer support

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Show HN: Appsites – Beautiful websites for mobile

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

The hand rail is going a little faster than the moving sidewalk.

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Gadget Ogling: Amazon on Fire, Virtual Reality, True Nature and Energy Relief

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

My work only allows Internet Explorer, so I have to manually

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Xbox One to launch in China this month after all

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Festplatte geklont

14. März 2021 um 15:20

Gestern habe ich erfolgreich die Festplatte (500GB) meines Notebooks inkl. Betriebssystem und aller Daten geklont, um den Inhalt der alten Festplatte auf eine neue SSD (1TB) zu übertragen. Dazu habe das Live-System Clonezilla verwendet. Hiermit konnte ich mit device-image die gesamte Festplatte inkl. aller Partitionen als Image über savedisk auf eine externe Festplatte schreiben. Nachdem ich die neue SSD in das Notebook eingebaut hatte, wurden nun die Daten mit restoredisk auf das Ziellaufwerk gespielt.

vorheriger Check der alten Festplatte
Überprüfung der SSD mit GParted nach dem ersten Start

Nach dem ersten Start des Notebooks mit der neuen SSD, wurde überprüft, ob alles geklappt hat. 

Nun musste nur noch die Swap-Partition ans Ende geschoben und die Partition /dev/sda3 entsprechend vergrößert werden. Das wurde dann im Nachgang mit einem Xubuntu-Live-System realisiert.

Videoschnitt im Terminal

04. März 2021 um 06:00

Videos schneiden oder umwandeln ist schon so eine Sache für sich. Es gibt unter Linux einige Tools die das richtig gut machen. Hier kann es aber vorkommen, dass das Endprodukt schließlich größer ist als die Ursprungsdatei.

In meinem konkreten Fall, hatte ich ein Video, dass es am Anfang und am Ende zu kürzen galt. Der geschnittene Clip sollte bei 2 Minuten und 42 Sekunden starten und nach 1 Stunde und 40 Minuten stoppen. Alle verwendeten Hilfsprogramme sorgten dafür, dass die Größe des bearbeiteten Videos quasi explodierte; teilweise bis auf das 20-fache. Dazu kam eine Bearbeitungszeit von ca. 1,5 Stunden. Eine Konvertierung konnte das Video zwar bis auf die doppelte Größe des Ursprungs schrumpfen, jedoch empfand ich das sehr unbefriedigend. Die Bearbeitungszeit betrug im Übrigen weitere 1,5 Stunden.

Wesentlich besser und schneller ließ sich der Videoschnitt über die Konsole mit FFmpeg erledigen.

ffmpeg -ss 00:02:42.0 -i ungeschnitten.mp4 -c copy -map 0 -t 01:40:0.0 geschnitten.mp4

Hierbei wird das Video nur geschnitten und nicht, wie bei anderen Programmen üblich, aufwendig konvertiert.

Viel Spaß!

Raspberry Pi – Das umfassende Handbuch

18. Februar 2021 um 13:50

Raspberry Pi – Das umfassende Handbuch“ von Michael Kofler, Charly Kühnast und Christoph Scherbeck ist 2019 in der 6. aktualisierten Auflage im Rheinwerk Verlag erschienen und umfasst 1062 Seiten. Dieses Nachschlagewerk deckt so ziemlich alles ab, was man wissen muss, um erfolgreich kleine Projekte mit dem Einplatinencomputer Raspberry Pi zu verwirklichen. Dieses Buch beschreibt in fünf Teilen den Aufbau des Mini-Rechners, die gängigsten Betriebssysteme, Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten, gibt Hilfestellung zur Programmierung und zeigt interessante Vorhaben, die der Leser selbst verwirklichen kann.

TEIL I Den Raspberry Pi kennenlernen gibt einen Überblick über die gesamte Bandbreite, welche das Gerät abbildet, das im Jahr 2012 in der ersten Version der Welt vorgestellt wurde. Ziel hierbei war es, Kinder und Jugendliche zum Experimentieren und Programmieren zu inspirieren. 

In diesem Teil werden verschiedene Betriebssysteme für den Raspberry Pi vorgestellt. Dabei gehen die Autoren intensiv auf das auf Debian basierende Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS ein. Neulinge bekommen einen Einblick in die Arbeit mit Linux und erlernen den Umgang mit dem Terminal. Themen wie Upgrades und Zugriff auf den Einplatinencomputer über das Netzwerk via SSH, SFTP, RDP und VNC kommen nicht zu kurz.

TEIL II Der Raspberry Pi als Media-Center gibt einen Überblick über frei verfügbare Media-Center und entsprechende App-Anwendungen für im Netzwerk befindliche Mobilgeräte. Das Modul HiFiBerry DAC+, welches das Media-Center ergänzt und Anschluss-Möglichkeiten über Chinch an die HiFi-Anlage bietet, wird vorgestellt und beschrieben wie man diese Erweiterungsplatine aktiviert und konfiguriert.

TEIL III Hardware-Grundlagen stellt die bisherigen Raspberry-Pi-Modelle vor und geht auf die jeweiligen Besonderheiten ein. Die Anschlussmöglichkeiten via GPIO-Schnittstelle lassen für Bastler und Entwickler kaum Wünsche offen. Auch hier bekommt der Leser einen Einblick über Sensoren, Module und Displays, die der Raspberry Pi unterstützt. Weiterhin wird Grundwissen der Elektronik vermittelt. Auch einige interessante Gehäuse werden gezeigt.

TEIL IV Programmierung widmet sich den Programmiersprachen Python, C, Java und PHP. Wobei sich die Autoren der Programmierung mit Python am umfangreichsten zuwenden. Programmierneulinge bekommen hier einen guten Einstieg in diesen Bereich.

TEIL V Projekte ist aus praktischer Sicht natürlich am spannendsten. Etliche kleine Projekte werden detailliert beschrieben und verleiten zum Nachbauen, egal ob Wetterstation, Feinstaubmessgerät oder Werbeblocker. Hier ist sicher für jeden Interessierten etwas Passendes dabei, um den Raspberry Pi sinnvoll einzusetzen.

Das Buch ist 45 Kapitel gegliedert.

  • Kauf und Inbetriebnahme
  • Erste Schritte in Raspbian
  • Arbeiten im Terminal
  • Tipps & Tricks
  • Arbeitstechniken
  • Linux-Grundlagen
  • Audio-Player mit Smartphone-Fernbedienung
  • Multimedia-Center mit Kodi und LibreELEC
  • Hardware-Einstieg
  • Elektrotechnik-Crashkurs
  • LEDs, Motoren und Relais
  • Bussysteme
  • Sensoren
  • Erweiterungsboards
  • Displays
  • Python kennenlernen
  • Python-Grundlagen
  • Python-Programmierung
  • bash-Programmierung
  • C-Programmierung
  • Java-Programmierung
  • PHP-Programmierung
  • Mathematica und die Wolfram Language
  • Der Raspberry Pi im Vogelhaus
  • Zeitmessung mit Lichtschranken
  • Das autonome Auto
  • RFID-Türöffner mit Zutrittskontrolle
  • Stromzähler auslesen
  • Hausautomation mit Netzwerksteckdosen
  • Hausautomation mit 433-MHz-Funktechnologie
  • Die Schalthebel der Nacht
  • Ort und Zeit per GPS empfangen
  • Der Raspberry Pi lernt twittern
  • Gewitter erkennen mit dem Blitzsensor
  • Klingel-Pi – Der Türglockenverstärker
  • WLAN- und Tor-Router
  • DLNA-Server
  • Pi-hole (Ad-Blocker)
  • USB-Stick-Checker (CIRCLean)
  • NAS mit openmediavault
  • Luftraumüberwachung
  • Die Servokamera
  • PomodoPi
  • Wassermelder mit Handyalarm
  • Dicke Luft – Feinstaubmessung und Innenluftqualität

Leseproben und Downloads

Fazit

„Raspberry Pi – Das umfassende Handbuch“ ist ein sehr gutes und auch ein sehr umfangreiches Fachbuch, welches man jedem Besitzer eines Raspberry Pi wärmstens empfehlen kann. Es werden nahezu alle Fragen rund um den beliebten Einplatinencomputer beantwortet. Hervorzuheben sind auch die mit den Zusatzmaterialien zur Verfügung gestellten Code-Schnipsel. Das erspart Zeit und Fehler beim Eintippen.

Besonders interessant sind die praxisbezogenen Projekte in Teil V.

Raspberry Pi Let’s-Encrypt-Zertifikat

27. Dezember 2020 um 07:30

Seit ein paar Tagen lässt sich der Certbot von Let’s encrypt nicht mehr via Github auf dem Raspberry Pi OS, wie im Artikel “Let’s Encrypt auf dem Raspberry Pi” beschrieben, installieren.

Skipping bootstrap because certbot-auto is deprecated on this system.
Your system is not supported by certbot-auto anymore.
Certbot cannot be installed.
Please visit https://certbot.eff.org/ to check for other alternatives.

Das ist aber nicht weiter schlimm, da hierzu mittlerweile ein offizielles Paket in den Repositories des Systems zur Verfügung steht.

Installation

Um den Certbot, wie in meinem Fall, in einem Apache-Webserver zu integrieren, reicht es, das Paket python-certbot-apache zu installieren. Durch die bestehenden Abhängigkeiten wird certbot ebenfalls aus den Paketquellen heruntergeladen und installiert.

sudo apt-get install python-certbot-apache

Danach wird der Client gestartet.

sudo certbot --apache

Hierbei arbeitet man die gewohnte Routine durch, gibt die entsprechende Domain an, tippt eine valide Mail-Adresse ein und bestätigt die zukünftige Weiterleitung der Anfragen auf SSL.

Das so erstellte Zertifikat liegt wie gewohnt im Verzeichnis /etc/letsencrypt/live/domain.tld/.

Erneuerung

Das Let’s-Encrypt-Zertifikat wird wie folgt erneuert:

sudo certbot certonly --renew-by-default --apache --rsa-key-size 4096 -d domain.tld

Dies kann natürlich via Script mit einem Cronjob automatisiert werden.

Viel Spaß!

Frohes Fest!

24. Dezember 2020 um 10:32

Ich wünsche allen Besuchern des Blogs intux.de ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest sowie einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr 2021.

VNC – schwarzer Bildschirm

23. Dezember 2020 um 06:00

Seit einiger Zeit kommt es am Raspberry Pi zu ein Phänomen, welches den Zugang via VNC betrifft. Ist am RasPi kein Monitor angeschlossen, bekommt man bei Verbindung aus der Ferne nur einen “Black Screen”. Das System erkennt, dass kein Monitor am HDMI-Port angeschlossen ist und überträgt somit auch keinen Desktop.

Lösung des Problems

Um dieses Problem zu umgehen, kommentiert man mit

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

die Zeile 

#hdmi_force_hotplug=1

aus. Hierbei wird # vor dem Eintrag entfernt. Nach einem Reboot des Raspberry Pi, sollte dieser über VNC den Desktop wie gewünscht freigeben.

Viel Spaß!

Sicheres Upgrade Mastodon Docker

22. Dezember 2020 um 14:00

Wie man ein vernünftiges Upgrade von Mastodon dockerized macht, habe ich lange Zeit nicht wirklich verstanden. Wie es nun richtig geht, möchte ich an dem Beispiel meiner Instanz kurz zeigen.

Vorbereitung

Zu allererst gehe ich in das Verzeichnis meiner Mastodon-Installation. Dort rufe ich die YAML-Datei docker-compose.yml auf.

# nano docker-compose.yml

Diese beinhaltet welche Container benötigt werden und wie diese miteinander in Verbindung stehen. Damit beim Start der Docker-Installation nicht alle Container neu gebaut werden müssen, kommentiere ich build: in web, steaming und sidekiq ein. Weiterhin füge ich in der Zeile image: in den zuvor erwähnten drei Sektionen hinter tootsuite/mastodon die gewünschte Version (:v3.2.2) ein.

version: '3'
services:

  db:
    restart: always
    image: postgres:9.6-alpine
    shm_size: 256mb
    networks:
      - internal_network
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-U", "postgres"]
    volumes:
      - ./postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data

  redis:
    restart: always
    image: redis:5.0-alpine
    networks:
      - internal_network
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "redis-cli", "ping"]
    volumes:
      - ./redis:/data

#  es:
#    restart: always
#    image: docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-oss:6.1.3
#    environment:
#      - "ES_JAVA_OPTS=-Xms512m -Xmx512m"
#    networks:
#      - internal_network
#    healthcheck:
#      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "curl --silent --fail localhost:9200/_cluster/health || exit 1"]
#    volumes:
#      - ./elasticsearch:/usr/share/elasticsearch/data

  web:
#    build: .
    image: tootsuite/mastodon:v3.2.2
    restart: always
    env_file: .env.production
    command: bash -c "rm -f /mastodon/tmp/pids/server.pid; bundle exec rails s -p 3000"
    networks:
      - external_network
      - internal_network
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "wget -q --spider --proxy=off localhost:3000/health || exit 1"]
    ports:
      - "127.0.0.1:3000:3000"
    depends_on:
      - db
      - redis
#      - es
    volumes:
      - ./public/system:/mastodon/public/system

  streaming:
#    build: .
    image: tootsuite/mastodon:v3.2.2
    restart: always
    env_file: .env.production
    command: node ./streaming
    networks:
      - external_network
      - internal_network
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "wget -q --spider --proxy=off localhost:4000/api/v1/streaming/health || exit 1"]
    ports:
      - "127.0.0.1:4000:4000"
    depends_on:
      - db
      - redis

  sidekiq:
#    build: .
    image: tootsuite/mastodon:v3.2.2
    restart: always
    env_file: .env.production
    command: bundle exec sidekiq
    depends_on:
      - db
      - redis
    networks:
      - external_network
      - internal_network
    volumes:
      - ./public/system:/mastodon/public/system
## Uncomment to enable federation with tor instances along with adding the following ENV variables
## http_proxy=http://privoxy:8118
## ALLOW_ACCESS_TO_HIDDEN_SERVICE=true
#  tor:
#    image: sirboops/tor
#    networks:
#      - external_network
#      - internal_network
#
#  privoxy:
#    image: sirboops/privoxy
#    volumes:
#      - ./priv-config:/opt/config
#    networks:
#      - external_network
#      - internal_network

networks:
  external_network:
  internal_network:
    internal: true

Neue Container bauen

Über den Befehl

# docker-compose build

werden nun die neuen erforderlichen Container zur aktuellen Version (v3.2.2) gebaut.

Start der neuen Mastodon-Version

Mit

# docker-compose up -d

werden nun alle Container in das System geladen und die Docker-Installation neu gestartet.

Datenbank anpassen

Abschließend wird die Datenbank an die Mastodon-Version angepasst.

# docker-compose run --rm web rails db:migrate

Dies ist zwingend erforderlich, da Mastodon sonst mit Fehlern läuft.

Docker aufräumen

Zum Schluss wird Docker aufgeräumt, um ungenutzte Docker-Images und -Container loszuwerden. Das ist sehr wichtig, da sonst die Images und Container alter Versionen weiter vorgehalten werden und so unnötig große Mengen an Speicher blockieren und nicht freigegeben werden können.

# docker system prune -a

Viel Spaß!

WordPress 5 – Das umfassende Handbuch

21. Dezember 2020 um 10:00

WordPress 5 – Das umfassende Handbuch“ von Richard Eisenmenger ist 2019 in der 1. Auflage im Rheinwerk Verlag erschienen und umfasst 1076 Seiten. Dieses umfangreiche Fachbuch ist für Einsteiger, fortgeschrittene Benutzer sowie ambitionierte Plugin- oder Theme Entwickler ein sehr guter Begleiter. Der Autor erläutert wie eine  Webseite professionell aufgebaut, konfiguriert und den eigenen Wünschen perfekt angepasst werden kann. Der Leser wird von Anfang an mit der umfangreichen Thematik nicht allein gelassen. Gezeigt werden etliche Anwendungsszenarien, aber auch Verweise auf einschlägige Internet-Foren, wo der Webmaster weiterführende Hilfe erwarten kann.

Einleitend gibt es eine Erklärung der gängigsten Begrifflichkeiten. Ob man die erste Seite bei wordpress.com betreiben oder sich doch lieber mit einer selbstgehosteten Instanz für die volle Kontrolle und Erweiterbarkeit entscheidet, bleibt jedem selbst überlassen. Ist die Idee geboren, kann es los gehen.
Das Buch ist in vier Teile gegliedert.

Teil I – WordPress installieren und bedienen zeigt, wie man das CMS WordPress richtig aufsetzt. Hierbei wird sowohl die lokale Installation in einer Virtualisierung auf Windows-, MacOS- und Linux-Systemen, aber auch die Installation bei einem Webhoster bzw. auf einem Server umfangreich besprochen. Den Umgang mit dem in Version 5 eingeführten Gutenberg-Editor, als auch mit dem Classic-Editor beschreibt dieser Teil des Buches hinreichend. Es gibt Unmengen von nützlichen Hinweisen zum richtigen Aufbau der ersten eigenen Webseite. Die Formatierung von Beiträgen und Seiten ist dabei essentiell, speziell der Umgang mit den zu integrierenden Medien, wie Bildern und Videos. Auch die Kommentarfunktion sowie die richtige Handhabung von Spam-Kommentaren wird ausreichend behandelt.

TEIL II WordPress-Website anpassen und erweitern gibt einen Einblick in die vielen Möglichkeiten von WordPress. Angefangen bei der allgemeinen Ansicht der Webseite, über das Responsive Design, bis zum Umgang mit Widgets und Plugins, wird der grundsätzliche Aufbau einer Internetpräsentation mit WordPress erläutert und wichtige Hinweise über einen funktionellen Aufbau dieser gegeben. Ein vielschichtiges Thema, wie die Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) und die für Besucher wichtige Einwilligung zur Verwendung von Cookies kommen ebenfalls nicht zu kurz. So werden eine Banner- und eine kostenpflichtige Opt-In-Lösung zur Auswahl notwendiger und nicht notwendiger Cookies aufgezeigt. Der Leser wird weiterhin u.a. auf Möglichkeiten zur statistischen Besucher-Erfassung mit Hilfe eines Open-Source-Webanalytik-Tools, dem Einbau von Werbebannern aber auch der Erweiterbarkeit der Webseite zu einem Online-Shop aufmerksam gemacht.

TEIL III WordPress optimieren und warten beschreibt die Wichtigkeit eine WordPress-Installation stets aktuell zu halten, um nicht Ziel von Hackerangriffen zu werden. Was das System selbst vermag, was sinnvoll nachzukonfigurieren bzw. nachzuinstallieren ist, um sich ausreichend abzusichern, wird in diesem Teil des Buches intensiv dargelegt. Backupstrategien aber auch die Suchmaschinenoptimierung (SEO) werden thematisiert.

TEIL IV WordPress für Entwickler taucht abschließend noch tiefer in das CMS ein. In diesem Teil werden viele Tipps und Hinweise zur Entwicklung von Themes, Plugins und Widgets gegeben, aber auch hilfreiche Tools vorgestellt und beschrieben. Wer gerne selbst programmiert, wird so innerhalb kürzester Zeit seiner WordPress-Installation die eigene Handschrift verleihen können.

Das Buch umfasst 23 Kapitel.

  • Was Sie mit WordPress vorhaben und wo Sie jetzt weiterlesen
  • WordPress-Installation in wenigen Minuten
  • WordPress-Installation – flexibel
  • Online-Installation beim Webhoster
  • Administration und Konfiguration von WordPress
  • Inhalte veröffentlichen
  • Benutzer und Besucher
  • Design anpassen
  • Neue WordPress-Funktionen mit Plugins hinzufügen
  • Das Blog
  • Die Community
  • Die Geschäfts-Website mit Online-Shop
  • WordPress-Wartung und -Pflege
  • Migrationen, Synchronisationen und Deployments
  • Sicherheit ausbauen
  • Performance- und Suchmaschinenoptimierung
  • Notfallmaßnahmen
  • Grundwissen für WordPress-Entwickler
  • Seitentyp entwickeln
  • Widget entwickeln
  • Theme entwickeln
  • Plugin entwickeln
  • Rechtliche Aspekte: Newsletter, Datenschutz und Cookies

Leseproben und Downloads

Fazit

„WordPress 5 – Das umfassende Handbuch“ bietet viel Grundwissen für Anfänger und ist ein guter Leitfaden für routinierte WordPress-User. Richard Eisenmenger lässt keine Fragen rund um das Content Management System WordPress unbeantwortet. Es finden sich zahlreiche Tipps und Hinweise zum erfolgreichen Aufbau der ersten eigenen Webseite in diesem Buch. Auch für Entwickler ist die Lektüre mehr als nur interessant. 

Für diejenigen, die sich das erforderliche Wissen nicht mühsam im Internet erarbeiten möchten, ist dieses Handbuch eine klare Empfehlung.

Nextcloud via CLI upgraden

21. Dezember 2020 um 07:00

In letzter Zeit führe ich das Upgrade der Hauptinstanz meiner Nextcloud oft am Terminal durch. Das Ganze ist relativ einfach. Hierzu betritt man das Hauptverzeichnis der Nextcloud, schaltet dort den Wartungsmodus ein, wechselt in das Verzeichnis updater und startet die Upgrade-Routine.

cd /var/www/html/nextcloud
sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:mode --on
cd updater
sudo -u www-data php updater.phar

Nun listet das System auf, was zu tun ist und fragt, ob das Update gestartet werden kann. Das wird mit einem y bestätigt.

[ ] Check for expected files
[ ] Check for write permissions
[ ] Create backup
[ ] Downloading
[ ] Verify integrity [ ] Extracting
[ ] Enable maintenance mode
[ ] Replace entry points
[ ] Delete old files
[ ] Move new files in place
[ ] Done

Start update? [y/N]

Nach dem Einspielen des Updates wird nun die Ausführung des Upgrades angezeigt und mit y ausgeführt.

[✔] Check for expected files
[✔] Check for write permissions
[✔] Create backup
[✔] Downloading
[✔] Verify integrity
[✔] Extracting
[✔] Enable maintenance mode
[✔] Replace entry points
[✔] Delete old files
[✔] Move new files in place
[✔] Done

Update of code successful.

Should the "occ upgrade" command be executed? [Y/n]

Ist auch dies erfolgreich durchgelaufen, wird der Wartungsmodus mit n wieder aufgehoben.

Keep maintenance mode active? [y/N]

Viel Spaß!

Handybildschirm auf Desktop übertragen

17. Dezember 2020 um 06:00

Heute möchte ich zeigen, wie man den Handybildschirm auf den Desktop unter Debian 10 Buster mit dem Tool scrcpy übertragen kann. Dies ist ganz hilfreich, wenn es u.a. in einem Vortrag Funktionen einer App real darzustellen gilt. Diese Anleitung bezieht sich dabei auf Android-Smartphones.

Vorbereitung am Smartphone

Zuerst muss man im Smartphone den Entwicklermodus freischalten. Hierzu geht man wie folgt vor: Einstellungen -> Über das Telefon -> Build-Nummer. Auf Letzteres tippt man so lange, bis das Telefon signalisiert, dass die Entwickler-Optionen aktiviert sind. Dann geht man zurück und schaltet den Entwicklermodus folgendermaßen frei: Einstellungen -> System -> Entwickleroptionen. Hier wird nun USB-Debugging zugeschaltet. Danach können die Einstellungen wieder verlassen werden.

Einstellung Entwickleroptionen

Installation

Da Debian Buster leider über kein scrcpy-Paket verfügt, bietet im konkreten Fall Snap eine Alternative. Hierzu wird Snap über die Paketverwaltung installiert (falls dies noch nicht geschehen ist).

# apt install snapd
# snap install core

Im Anschluss kann scrcpy eingespielt werden.

# snap install scrcpy

Programm starten

Zuerst wird das Smartphone mit dem PC müssen via USB-Kabel verbunden. Um den Bildschirm nun zu übertragen, reicht dann ein einziger Befehl.

scrcpy --max-size 1024

Hierbei wird der Bildschirm in einer maximalen Größe von 1024 Pixeln auf dem PC angezeigt. Das Seitenverhältnis bleibt unverändert. Am Handy muss der Zugriff des vertrauenswürdigen Gerätes aber noch bestätigt werden (USB-Debugging zulassen).

Handybildschirm (Android 10)

Hinweis

Das Display des Smartphones lässt sich nun auch vom Desktop aus bedienen und steuern.

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