Monday, July 31, 2006

MarkSpace MissingSync for PocketPC Windows Mobile 5 experiences

MissingSync for PocketPC After a few days of testing, I finally managed to use MarkSpace MissingSync for PocketPC to load more than 600 addresses from the MacOSX address book to my MDApro, albeit painfully slow. It took around one second to move one address! PalmDesktop takes a few minutes to move nearly 10000 addresses from my Mac to my Treo650 via USB. When I tried to move the 10000 addresses, it just stopped at address number 923. I guess, I will try it again on a clean install.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Apple wireless Mighty Mouse

Apple wireless Mighty Mouse Apple introduced the wireless Mighty Mouse with Bluetooth for 69$.


Saturday, July 29, 2006

Modem Script Generator for MacOSX

Modem Script Generator for MacOSX The Modem Script Generator for Mac OS X lets you create modem scripts fully customized. With Modem Script Generator you can specify AT Strings, the maximum speed for your connection, the buffer size and the kind of data compression or error correction for your modem.

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Treo Firmware update via MacOSX

Treo Firmware update After a few months of waiting, Palm released their newest Treo 650 firmware updaters in a version, that doesnw´t force you to use a Windows PC. You just download the required files, put them on a SD/MMC card and insert this card into your Treo650.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

ElGato EyeTV 2.3 supports the Hauppauge Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900 USB stick

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900 With the newest version of the ElGato EyeTV 2.3 you can use the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900 as an analog and digital (DVB-T) TV tuner. You could do the same in the past with the Terratec Cinergy HybridT USB XS, but there were problems with analog French SECAM TV. The French version supported SECAM, but used to much power, while the non-French version is within the USB power specs of 500mA, but has problems with French SECAM TV.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

ElGato EyeTV 2.3 has fullscreen mode

ElGato EyeTV 2.3 fullscreen mode Not only does EyeTV 2.3 from ElGato feature a fullscreen mode, that looks like Front Row from Apple, it supports the Apple IR remote, too.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

vehicle turntables

vehicle turntables Hovair Systems sells vehicle turntables. Great when space is tight and turn-round for vehicles is close to impossible.


Monday, July 24, 2006

fScanX MacOSX driver for high speed Fujitsu scanners

Fujitsu scanner The fScanX package provides MacOS X (10.3 & 10.4) native software to use the Fuji fi-5120C & fi-4120C & fi-4120C2 scanners via USB. Using fScanX and one of these scanners, you can scan up to 25 pages per minute (monochrome 200 dpi). fScanX will scan single- or double-sided documents, black and white, color or grayscale, directly into multi-page TIFF or PDF files. At last Macintosh users and developers can integrate high-speed production document scanning into their workflows for 149$.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Archport sandals with pocket in sole

topless sandals Archport has really ugly looking sandals with built in pockets for keys, credit card and other valueables for 44.95. Now if they only combined the design of the topless sandals with the built in pockets of the Archports.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

new Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche 911 Targa Porsche announced their newest Carrera 911 Carrera 911 Targa 4. This is the first time, that the Targa model is available with an all wheel drive.


Friday, July 21, 2006

Heineken beer bottle bricks

Heineken beer bottle bricks At the blog of Vestal Design I found this interesting article about the Heineken beer bottle bricks. In a similar fashion I can imagine to form water bottles, so they can be used as bricks for building houses after use.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

MarkSpace MissingSync for Windows Mobile 5

MarkSpace MissingSync MarkSpace introduced their 2.5 version of their MissingSync for PocketPC, which allows you to sync a Windows Mobile device with MacOSX. I didn´t try it out, yet, but in the next few days I will try to move a few hundred (and eventually thousand) addresses to my HTCuniversal/MDApro.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Roadmaster VR3 car stereo with SD card slot, USB port & audio input

Roadmaster VR3 car stereo Roadmaster announced the VR3, a car stereo with SD card slot, USB port & audio input for 139$.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sony develops smallest LED projector

Sony LED projector Just found the following at Sony developed the worlds smallest LED projector, including a proprietary screen that can reduce the reflection of external light.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

PDFLab for MacOSX

PDFLab PDFLab lets you split and join PDF documents as well as insert images and blank pages. You will also be able to easily create PDF documents out of several images.


Saturday, July 15, 2006

VisualHub, the universal video converter for MacOSX

VisualHub Techspansion announced VisualHub, an universal video converter for MacOSX for 23.32$, that even supports Xgrid, so multiple Macs can be used to compress videos even faster. Basically it is a pro version of iSquint.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Explay matchbox size nano projector engine

Explay matchbox size nano projector engine From Explay's Match-Box Size, Nano-Projector Explay's nano-projector engines are built with a unique laser-based diffractive optical technology, a proprietary technology for enhancing micro-display efficiency, and a proprietary ASIC which tightly ties the components together. The combination provides a complete optic and electronic projector engine solution for simple and glueless integration into third party products. The projector engine delivers an eye-safe, always focused image, elements essential for frequent usage by mobile product consumers. An even smaller version of the nano-projector engine is scheduled for introduction in the beginning of 2007. Nano-projectors serve to overcome the hurdle of mobile multimedia content delivered on small and unsatisfactory displays of mobile devices.

They do so by enabling consumers to comfortably view mobile multimedia content on a 7 to 35 inch diagonal display that is always focused and is eye-safe. The screen is also large enough for information sharing in small groups.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Nokia 770 update via MacOSX I found a way to update the Nokia 770 to the newest firmware, without using the suggested Windows PC. This link shows you, how to flash a Nokia 770 using MacOSX. I already tried it using the GUI method without any problems. Just stick (and read!) the supplied documentation!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Nokia770 has connection dependent SMTP settings

Nokia770 Another great new feature on the 2006 firmware of the Nokia 770: it has connection dependent SMTP settings. That means you can define, which SMPT server is used, dependent, which connection to the internet you are using. Great feature!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Nokia770 Virtual Memory on RS-MMC

RS-MMC Since the Nokia 770 2006 firmware update you can use some space on your RS-MMC flash card as Virtual Memory space.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Nokia770 browser crashes once in a while

Nokia770 As much as I like the new 2006 firmware of the Nokia 770 internet tablet, there is one problem for me: the browser crashes more often than on the old firmware. I will do some more testing to find out about the circumstances leading to the browser crashes.

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sony Vaio UX screen is not reflective

Sony Vaio UX I finally found out, that the LCD screen of the Sony Vaio UX series is NOT reflective. So no chance to turn off the backlight in bright sunlight to save battery life. Maybe the next model will be usable outside, too.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

One dragonboat cup in Velden, Austria

One dragonboat cup in Velden The annual final race of the One dragonboat cup happened again in Velden at the Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria.

Friday, July 07, 2006

RollsRoyce and Bentley in Velden, Austria

RollsRoyce and Bentley The annual RollsRoyce and Bentley rally of the Austrian RREC section, the Rolls-Royce enthusiasts´ club, happened from July 5 to 9 in Velden, Carinthia, Austria.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

put a bigger hard drive into a Sony Vaio UX series

bigger hard drive Very interesting article on jkOnTheRun about replacing the hard drive in a Sony Vaio UX series with a bigger 60GB drive. I guess the new 80 GB 1.8" hard drives should fit inside, too.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sony Vaio UX series movies

Sony Vaio UX series movies At this Japanese website from Sony you find lots of pictures and movies about the upcoming Vaio UX series.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Addonics USB 2.0 to eSATA adapter

Addonics USB 2.0 to eSATA adapter Addonics announced a USB 2.0 to eSATA adapter for 29.95$. Unfortunately read/write speeds max out at around 15 MB/sec. Even supports 5 port port multipliers.

Monday, July 03, 2006

WriteRoom, distraction free writing for MacOSX

WriteRoom HogBaySoftware introduced a beta of WriteRoom for MacOSX.


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Philips 42PF9830 full HD TV

Philips 42PF9830 full HD TV The Philips42PF9830 is a 42" TV with 1920*1080 resolution and a built in media player with Ethernet and WLAN connectivity.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

XtremeMac MicroMemo available July 2006

MicroMemo The long announced MicroMemo from XtremeMac should be available in July 2006 for 59.95$. Works with iPod video 30GB and 60GB.