It is a surprisingly little known fact that Gmail and Google Apps for Businesses customers can use instant aliases to better track potential spam mail originating from singing up for (free) services.
With increased popularity comes increased risk.
rottmann.net, formerly 24100.net, runs on the most current version of WordPress. However, it’s not a fresh install. Instead, I started the site quite a few years ago, so the current version is one of many updates I’ve applied over those years.
Today, my updated Hangout On Air Equipment arrived. Thanks for the heads up to Gunnar Sohn.
German journalist Gunnar Sohn asked me for an interview via Google Hangout On Air for his popular German blog Ich sag mal. Here it is as a follow up on my now widespread post about switching from the iPhone 5 to Nexus 4 (in German only).
The discussion mainly takes place over on Google+.
Over the past few years I’ve invested a lot into Apple products and services.
If you’d come by my house, you’d find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple’s Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we’ve lately added two iPad minis.
My iTunes Library comprises well over 8.000 songs – all purchased via the iTunes Store. No matter whom you would ask, everybody will confirm that I’m what some folks call an Apple fanboy.
The reach of Apple’s products goes beyond my personal life.
As the co-founder of Germany’s largest mobile development shop, I’m dealing with apps – predominantly iOS powered – in my daily professional life.
Driven primarily by the business I run, I tried to give Android a chance more than once.
In various self-experiments, I tried to leave my iPhone at home for the Motorola Droid, the Nexus One, the Samsung Galaxy S II and S III – and always switched straight back to the iPhone. None of those Android devices have worked for me – yet.
And then I got the Nexus 4.
When the latest Google flagship Android device shipped, I almost expected it to turn out as yet another “take-a-look-and-sell-it-on-ebay” experience. Little did I know.
It’s now almost two weeks since I switched the Nexus 4 on for the first time – and meanwhile I completely moved to it, leaving my iPhone 5 at home. Do I miss anything? Nope. Except iMessage. More to that later.
In this somewhat lengthy post, I’ll try to explain why.
I recently got my brand new Nexus 4 and it totally changed my opinion about Android (for the better).
I couldn’t emphasize more how Samsung ruins the Jelly Bean experience with what it does to it on the S3 – but that’s a totally different story. In short: I start to fall in love with Android since I own the Nexus 4.
One quirk that bothered me: I was unable to use Google Now. When swiping from bottom to top, no Google Now cards showed up. Also the Settings for the Google Search app had no option to turn on Google Now.
If you are like me, you might have multiple Google / Gmail / Google+ accounts.
Google made things more complicated by initially deciding to force the use of @gmail.com accounts for Google+, leaving all Google Apps customers with custom domains out in the cold. In case your employer is a Google Enterprise Apps customer, you might very well have at least three Google accounts – like me.