Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Herold announced HEROLD mobile, an offline version of the Austrian white pages telephone directory for PocketPCs and Symbian60 Second Edition devices. Comes on 256MB miniSD or RS-MMC and takes about 160MB. You can easily copy those 160MB to a bigger 2GB card, as the application is tied to your IMSI-number, so you can have your local Wikipedia on your phone, too. Cost is 30 Euros including updates for 6 months, another 12 months is 20 Euros. If someone calls you and supplies his callerID, it shows you name and other contact data. It even allows you to find the name and address, if you just know the telephone number. Updates should be possible with MacOSX, too, at least manually.
Monday, November 27, 2006
MVNO congress in Cannes, France
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Apple iPod Radio Remote RDS problems solved?
Officially the Apple iPod Radio Remote supported the display of RDS information like station names. Unfortunately this feature nearly never worked. Now I heard, that the newest iPod update, introduced with the 5.5G iPods will finally enable the RDS functionality of the iPod Radio Remote. Any experiences?
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Casino Royale movie starts at the end of November
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Amnesty Widget Browser
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
MesaDynamics Trapeze PDF conversion utiliy for MacOSX
MesaDynamics Trapeze is a drag-and-drop text extraction utility that converts PDF files to editable HTML, RTF, ASCII or plain text.
Trapeze puts you in control over the conversion process, with options for white space stripping, paragraph rewrapping and page break marking. Additional features include advanced text encoding, targeted RTF optimization (TextEdit or Microsoft Word), and support for encrypted (password protected) PDF. Cost is less than 30$. A limited trial version of Trapeze converts up to three pages of any PDF and can be evaluated free of charge.
Monday, November 20, 2006
With the Senko ScreenGuard45, screen visibility is blocked by a black image when viewed from outside a 45° angle, protecting your privacy. Within the 45° angle, the ScreenGuard45 allows for clear display viewing with 90% transmittance. The ScreenGuard45 features an adhesive that allows it to be removed without leaving behind an adhesive residue.
The ScreenGuard45 Advanced includes the functions of the ScreenGuard45, but an image replaces the black screen visible from outside a 45° angle.
The ScreenGuard with Mirror Function combines the innovative features of the ScreenMirror and ScreenGuard45 into one screen filter. With the backlight off, the product produces a high quality mirror effect, and when viewed outside a 45° angle, the screen appears black. When viewed with the backlight on and within a 45° window, there is clear screen visibility
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The Senko ScreenMirror is a transparent film that produces a high quality mirror effect when the screen's backlight is off, but allows for clear display visibility when the backlight is on. ScreenMirrors are easy to apply, and a special adhesive allows the film to be removed without leaving behind an adhesive residue.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
3M Scotch papier cutter
Friday, November 17, 2006
Geburtstagschecker for MacOSX
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Luxury, please at Hofburg Vienna
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
MAPIC in Cannes
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Butterfly miniature speaker
The Butterfly is a mobile speaker system, that measures just 11*3*3 cm and weighs 120 grams including 4 AAA batteries, which power the speaker for up to 40 hours. Great design, amazing sound quality and volume, all for less than 50 Euros including a 2,5mm adapter for connecting it to mobile phones. An included Y-adapter lets you daisy chain more Butterflys for even more sound volume.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sync iCal and Google calendar
Sunday, November 12, 2006
MDA Compact III with GPS and FM radio
T-mobile Austria now has the MDA Compact III, a PocketPC Quadband EDGE phone with GPS, microSD slot and FM radio. Size is 108*58*17mm, weight is 127 grams. Now if it would contain a VGA screen, faster CPU and HSDPA, too, this would be my perfect dream phone! Basically what I want is a mixture of the MDA Compact II, the MDA Vario II and the MDA pro, all in one device.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Firewire hot-pluggable, not cold-pluggable
It seems, that FireWire or IEEE1394 as it is officially called, is hot-pluggable, but not always cold-pluggable. That means, that self powered FireWire peripherals should be turned on and then plugged in, and afterwards unplugged and then turned off. Supposedly many problem with Firewire peripherals, especially hard drives, can be solved through this handling.
Friday, November 10, 2006
klangBilder at Hilton Danube hotel in Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Dolce & Gabbana official opening ceremony in Vienna, Austria
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Apple MacBook with Core 2 Duo CPU
Apple announced, that their new MacBook now sports the Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. As with the MacBook Pros, you can get them with up to 200GB hard drives directly from Apple, although you save a lot of money, if you buy a bigger hard drive elsewhere. Installation just takes a few minutes and does not void your warranty.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Austrian Porsche Carrera 911 Targa4 premiere event at Juwelier Wagner in Vienna, Austria
On 11/7 in the evening the premiere event of the Porsche Carrera 911 Targa4 takes place at Juwelier Wagner, Kärntnerstraße 32 in Vienna, Austria.
Update: in addtion to the car in the showrom of Wagner, there was another one in white in front of the store. Even though white is quite unforgiving for just tiny design flaws, the new Targa4 in white is just so beautiful.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Austrian Porsche Carrera 911 Targa4 premiere
On 11/6 at 7am (no kidding!) the brand new Porsche 911 Carrera Targa4 will be shown for the first time in Austria on the first floor of Juwelier Wagner. Keep in mind that in Austria the first floor is the first floor above ground floor, so a crane will be used to put the more than 2500 pound Porsche through the window into the shop on the second floor. In case you like to get up early in the morning, or if you are near and haven´t yet gone to bed, give it a look.
Update: This morning at the incredible early morning time of 7am a brand new Porsche Carrera 911 Targa 4 was moved by a crane to the Belle Etage of Juwelier Wagner at Kärntner Straße 32 in Vienna, Austria. Notice that the 1808 mm wide Porsche was moved through a 2200 mm wide window without touching or crashing anything, even though there are severe storms in Vienna right now.. The car and the Porsche Design Timepieces, i.e. Porsche Design watches, can be seen there until 11/18.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2006 in Cannes, France
Saturday, November 04, 2006
38th Trade Fair for Art & Antiques at Hofburg in Vienna, Austria
Friday, November 03, 2006
Redstone Vine VNC viewer for MacOSX
Redsone Software announced Vine Viewer, a VNC client, that supports remote screen capture, QuickTime movie recording, secure connections through SSH and window scaling. Plus, when Vine Viewer is used with Vine Server a further unique benefit includes rich clipboard support, including copy and past file exchange. Cost is less than 30$.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
1920*1200 internal LCD on MacBook Pro
belldandy installed a WUXGA 15.4" LCD into his MacBook Pro and with the help of SwitchResX he managed to use it has his main display in MacOSX. I guess now is the time to sell my trusty G4 PowerBook 15" and get myself a MacBook Pro with high res screen, too. Just imagine being able to see 2 full pages side by side without scrolling. Finally!