Sunday, April 30, 2006

eSATA for ExpressCard/34 slot of MacBook Pro

eSATA for ExpressCard34 slot Vydeo has a eSATA ExpressCard34 for the Apple MacBook Pro. They will also have an ExpressCard/34 for the import and export of SD, SD-SDI, HD and HD-SDI video data streams on MacBooks.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

JVC Everio GZ-MG21

JVC Everio GZ-MG21 Just received a JVC Everio GZ-MG21, a camcorder with 20GB hard drive, an optical 32 times zoom and a SD slot. Still video resolution is only VGA (640*480), but due to the optical 32 times zoom even small details far away are no problem to be taken full format.


Friday, April 28, 2006

Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 5

Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 5 MarkSpace finally has some alpha grade software called Missing Sync for Windows Mobile - 2.5 Alpha, that finally supports Windows Mobile 5, at least through Bluetooth. This is definitively no production quality software, yet, so take care. I guess within a few weeks (maybe months?) we should finally be able to sync Macs with WM5 devices in a reliable manner.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

scanR: camera phone as document scanner

scanR: camera phone as document scanner scanR turns a picture of a camera phone with at least 1 Megapixel resolution into a searchable PDF.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

How to design your own iPod super dock (Part 1)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

launch2net for MacOSX from Novamedia

launch2net for MacOSX If you want to connect your Mac to the Internet via HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS and your mobile phone providers tells you, that it is not possible with a Mac, just browse to Novamedia and get yourself launch2net, which supports nearly all mobile phone connections.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Apple announces MacBook Pro 17 inch

MacBook Pro 17 inch Apple today announced the MacBook Pro 17". It shares nearly all the specs of the 15" version. I features a third USB2 port, a Firewire 800 port, a double layer 8 times speed SuperDrive and the same vertical screen resolution as the G4 based 17" PowerBook.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Top Marques Monaco auto show

Top Marques Monaco The Top Marques Monaco auto show took place from April 20 to 23 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Gumball3000 2006, around the world in 8 days

Gumball3000 From Sunday 30th April to Sunday 7th May 2006 the 8th annual Gumball3000 rally takes place. If you happen to be near there, just take a look. Highly fascinating cars on one place in a very short timeframe.


Friday, April 21, 2006

Samsung SGH-P300

Samsung SGH-P300 Another credit card sized mobile phone: the Samsung SGH-P300 is just 8.9mm thick and weighs 65 grams, yet includes Bluetooth, a MP3 player with 80MB storage space, a 1.3 Megapixel camera, triband GPRS and an email client.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

the photographer's right - a downloadable flyer

the photographer's right Your rights when you are stopped or confronted for photography, downloadable as a PDF and a Palm eBook at

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The end of the 2,5m short Smart ForTwo car?

Smart ForTwo I hope it is just a bad April joke, but my hopes are not high, given the complete and utterly failure of the DaimlerChrysler management to understand why people buy a Smart ForTwo car. With a total lenght (or shortness) of 2,5m you find a parking spot even in worst crowded city centers. Inside even 2m people find enough leg space to sit comfortably, while still having enough trunk space for all your weekend shopping and short trips.

Now I heard a well founded rumor, that next year´s Smart ForTwo will be 18cm LONGER and the current model with 2,5m will no longer be produced! Did anybody of the Smart or DaimlerChrysler management ever try to find a parking space inside a typical European city without a chaffeur, who takes care of the car parking? Even at 2,5m it sometimes is hard to find a parking space, so having the option to park at 90 degrees gives you the chance to fit into 1,5m parking spaces! Making the car just a few centimeters longer makes it impossible to park at 90 degrees in a normal parking lane.

No wonder, that DaimlerChrysler lost tons of money on Smart cars, when their management just doesn´t understand the unique value of their own cars.

BTW: in the past the Smart management brought out two completely useless model lines, the Smart ForFour and the Smart Roadster, which had no unique values at all and they even had the nonsense idea to develop a Smart SUV! And given the fact, that DaimlerChrysler is owned in part by the Kuwaitis, it is no wonder, that they are not able to build Diesel cars, where you are allowed to tank BioDiesel made from locally grown plants.

P.S.: I guess nobody at DaimlerChrysler ever wondered, why there are still thousands of Fiat 500s from the 60s on the streets of all the major cities in Europe. For a few decades they were the only option, if you wanted a short car to find a parking space, albeit with a very cramped interior and not enough space for people and luggage. The original Smart (ForTwo) is (was?) definitively the first and only car, that is short enough outside, and still comfortable spacy inside. It would be really too bad if they would vanish again.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

WebArchive Folderizer for MacOSX

WebArchive Folderizer WebArchive Folderizer is a drop-launch utility to extract the content from Safari webarchives. Freeware.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

EasyWMA for MacOSX

EasyWMA for MacOSX EasyWMA for MacOSX allows you to convert wma, asf and wmv audio files to mp3, m4a or wav.


Sunday, April 16, 2006

A-bike foldable bicycle

A-bike foldable bicycle Clive Sinclairs newest invention: theA-bike is a foldable bike, which only weighs 5.4kgs and should be available in July 2006 for 200 pounds.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

IMCDB Internet Movie Cars Database

IMCDB Internet Movie Cars Database If you like movies and cars, this is the website for you: the IMCDB Internet Movie Cars Database is one of the most complete lists on the web about vehicles seen in movies, image captures and information about them. Within a few seconds I found the de Tomaso Mangusta from "Kill Bill 2" there.


Friday, April 14, 2006

InterKey on screen keyboard for PocketPCs

InterKey on screen keyboard for PocketPCs Paragon Software Group has an on screen keyboard for PocketPCs called InterKey for 29.95$ with multilingual on-screen keyboards and multilingual input with PocketPC portable keyboards. As an optional feature, InterKey provides word autocomplete function, that completes words you are typing on the on-screen keyboard or PocketPC external keyboard.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

T-mobile Austria HSDPA

T-mobile Austria HSDPA T-mobile Austria now has HSDPA coverage everywhere in Austria, where there is a UMTS signal. Pricing starts at 21 €/month for 250MB transfer volume to 45€/month for 1.5GB.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


DEVONagent DEVONagent, your research assistant for MacOSX for less than 50$.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Andy Warhol vernisage in Salzburg, Austria

Goethe painting by Andy Warhol On April 11th at 6pm there is the opening of a new Andy Warhol exhibition at the Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg. It runs through June 10, 2006 Opening hours: Tue - Fri 11.00 am - 06.00 pm, Sat 10.00 am - 01.00 pm.

Monday, April 10, 2006

parallels: run Windows, Linux... under MacOSX for Intel

parallels Parallels Workstation lets you run various operating systems for Intel chips in a window under MacOSX for Intel. The current beta2 is a free download, the release version will be less than 50$.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Apple introduces Boot Camp

Apple introduces Boot Camp Apple introduced Boot Camp, which lets you install Windows XP and some other Intel based operating systems on a seperate partition on any Intel based Mac.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Micro bike

Micro bike Just saw this miniature bicycle. It is so small, that it should fit into the trunk of a Smart ForTwo car. Notice the plastic bottle turned into a dirt protector.


Friday, April 07, 2006

Great food in Chamonix

Chamonix If you ever come to Chamonix at the foot of the Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, and enjoy great food, then visit "L'Imprévu", a restaurant at the beginning of the pedestrian zone across the BP gas station just beside a little bookstore. They even have a menu for less than 15 Euros that includes half a dozen escargots as a starter. For the main course I tried the fish with mushrooms, honey and figues. All the desserts include real whipped cream with powder sugar. Highly recommended!

P.S.: in the SuperU supermarket in Chamonix they sell unopened fresh oysters, so don't forget your oyster opening knife, but I guess everybody who visits France has such absolute essentials around.


Thursday, April 06, 2006

AppZapper1.3 for MacOSX

AppZapper1.3 for MacOSX AppZapper, the uninstaller for MacOSX will be free, if at least 259 bloggers mention it.


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

hidden iPod commands

hidden iPod commands At, there is an interactive graphic, that shows you how to do hard resets, and put your iPod into diagnostic mode and disk mode in a graphical way. Very practical and useful!


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

cheap Apple iPod AV cable replacement

iPod AV cable The Apple iPod AV Cable costs 19$, but if you have a generic AV cable lying around (e.g. from a camcorder) you can use it as well, but you have to swap the yellow and red connectors.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

get audio files from iPod to your computer via iTunes

iTunes You don´t need any special tools to get your audio files from your iPod back to your computer. Just use iTunes, File/Add to Library..., point to your iPod, then use Advanced/Consolidate Library and all your audio files should be in a subfolder of your iTunes Music folder.

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

book: Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome Jessica Kingsley Publishers brought out Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome, a book by 13 year old Luke Jackson with Asperger Syndrome. Highly interesting reading!


Saturday, April 01, 2006

Cone of silence

cone of silence Best idea I saw today: the cone of silence.