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.Google Plus icon..or how to find the Google+ ‘volume control’ button of your stream:

Google+ - Finding the 'Volume Control' Button

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You can customize your Google+ home page by adjusting the flow of content from specific circles in the ‘All’ view. Click the menu that says ‘More’ at the top of your Google+ home page. Then choose a circle name from the drop down menu. Use the slider at the top of the page to adjust the quantity of content delivered from that circle to your Home page.

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iOS 6 iconAs I reported some days ago, I got severe problems in updating my iPad 2, especially with iTunes: Updating iOS 6: No Luck With Troubleshooting iTunes Match Problems

I tried it in a lot of different ways, but I was not lucky in finding a solution… But the user ‘PatFig’ in the Apple discussion forums found a solution. icon big 1

Today I ‘m proud to tell you that my blog ‘’ hit 10,000 page views at 03:20 p.m.! Thank you all very much for your interest in my blog! started on January 21st, 2012, as a very little experiment of mine. I was just curious about writing a blog about things I’m keen on. I would have never ever thought that I got so involved in that blog! I like writing my blog, no, that’s not really true, I admit I love it!

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iOS 6 iconYesterday I updated my iPhone to iOS 6 without any problems. But with updating my iPad I faced some issues concerning the iTunes Match respective the iPod music app: No album covers, no real songs, but thousands songs with “0:00” Playing time. I tried it in different ways. There were no solutions. I googled for a while, but all offered solutions I found recommended to recover the iPad with the iCloud-backup. But this was a solution I did not really want to try….

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AVM LogoSetting up a GSM gateway is really simple: What you need is a router with an integrated modem, e.g. a FRITZ!Box 7170, a (secondary) SIM card of a mobile network provider of your choice and a GSM fixed wireless terminal, e.g. a Sagem / Vodafone RL 500 (products can be found in miShopping) . That’s all! OK, you need some cables, too. But that’s indeed everything you need.

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Google-Picasa icon…if you upload photos in a format of maximum 2048 x 2048 pixels and upload videos up to 15 minutes length, you will get it! This is true for Picasa users with a Google+ profile. If you do not have a Google+ profile the upload limit is 800 x 800 pixel for free uploading photos, for video it is the same as with a Google+ profile. Detailed information can be found on Picasa help.

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Last week a friend of mine bought a brand new 2012 model Samsung LED TV UE40ES6710 together with the Samsung Smart TV Camera CY-STC1100 with 720p HD and the Samsung Smart Wireless Keybord VG-KBD1000, especially for using Skype on TV! For more detailed information see Skype on Samsung TV.

Two things are very interesting: First, On the Skype pages there is not single Samsung TV recommended for the use of Skype on TV. Second, the Skype camera for the 2012 models, recommende by Samsung itself, is Smart TV Camera VG-STC2000, this means for the ES6710, too. The compatability list, provided by Samsung, is given in the following:

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OwnCloud offers a novel service to access, sync and share your own data on a server of your choosing, that means on your own private cloud / iCloud. OwnCloud plays with the threads of clouds services with unknown places where your data is stored. Sounds interesting, but is, on the one hand, cloud computing really so unsecure, and, on the other hand, ownCloud really safe? Some, like Pascal Junod, say the later is not…

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Cubby iconAs I mentioned some days ago, Cubby is a new cloud service with a peer-to-peer functionality which differs Cubby from, Dropbox, SugarSync, Skydrive, Google Drive or other cloud providers. On July 11th, 2012, Cubby announced a referral program: You get 1GB extra space for every invited person who installed Cubby.

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Cubby iconCubby is a brand new cloud service (a LogMeIn service). Up to now it is still a beta, you have to request an invitation per Email. Only a limited number of participants per day gets an invitation. It took around 1-2 days till I got the invite.