Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
death of Apple Newton 9 years ago
On 2/27/98 Apple Computer announced, that they would discontinue the Newton. I remember, that I received a personal phone call from a very high level Apple executive a few hours before the official announcement telling me the bad news. Now it is exactly 9 years, that I am looking for a Newton replacement, but unfortunalety, I didn´t find one, yet. Maybe the upcoming iPhone from Apple can be a decent Newton successor, if it will be programmable by third parties, at least through widgets. More infos on Newton at NewtonTalk.net and UNNA. For running the NewtonOS on newer hardware, take a look at Einstein.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Apple iPhone ad at Oscar award ceremony
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Nokia 6110 Navigator
Friday, February 23, 2007
The Devil Wears Prada movie on DVD
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Canon PowerShot TX1
Canon introduced the PowerShot TX1 a 720p camcorder that records 30fps in AVI (Motion JPEG) to SD, SDHC, MMC and MMC Plus. A 10times optical zoom, 7.1 megapixel resolution for still images, 115,000 pixel display LCD screen and component output all fit in a size of 88.8*29*59.9mm, weigh 220grams and cost 500$.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
USBcell available at Amazon
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Apple WWAN Support Update 1.0
Apple just brought out the Apple WWAN Support Update 1.0 for MacOSX 10.4.8 and Intel based portable Macs. It provides software support for various Novatel WWAN cards, e.g. the Novatel Merlin XU870 ExpressCard (HSDPA). BTW: this card supported MacOSX with drivers to download from the Novatel website since a few months.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Hannibal Rising book in German
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Final Cut keyboard covers for Apple keyboards
Saturday, February 17, 2007
on board car diagnostics (OBD-II) information on Nokia tablets
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Toshiba Portege G900 at 3GSM in Barcelona
Toshiba announced the Portege G900 at the 3GSM in Barcelona. This WindowsMobile6 device includes a WVGA (800*480) screen, WLAN, Bluetooth, HSDPA, miniSD slot, VoIP (SIP over WiFi), USB On-The-Go, a finger print sensor and a keyboard. Size is 119*61*21.5mm, weight 198 grams. Availability summer 2007.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
smallest USB MicroSD adapter
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
SIM and flash card reader/writer
Monday, February 12, 2007
FunkeeStory, Treo SMS history for MacOSX
With FunkeeStory you can finally save your SMS history on your PalmOS Treo via MacOSX. I have been waiting for this since I first used SMS on my Treo650. Price is less than 20$. The current version is 1.05, but the even better 1.1 version should be out within a few weeks.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
802.11n enabler for all computers under your control
Saturday, February 10, 2007
IN-N-OUT Burger in San Francisco
Friday, February 09, 2007
Hannibal Rising starts as a movie
At the beginning of this year I saw the book Hannibal Rising in some bookstores in San Francisco. It was brand new, so not even a paperback edition was out, yet. On February 9th the movie starts in the US, and a week later in Europe, too.
Update: just saw the movie. Even though it is not as great as Hannibal, if you like the Thomas Harris books on Hannibal Lecter you should definitivekly watch this movie (and read the book, too).
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Nokia N800 includes FM radio
Believe it or not! The new Nokia N800 Linux tablet includes a secret FM radio. And if you download the FM radio software, you just need a headset as an antenna and then you can listen to FM radio with the built in speaker or via headphones.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
DIY visual voicemail using Parliant PhoneValet
Another way to get the visual voicemail feature of the Apple iPhone connected to a Cingular network: Parliant PhoneValet, a USB-device plus software, that connects your Mac via USB to a telephone line. It supports CallerID, voice/fax switching and voice mail including sending voice recordings to your email address.
Monday, February 05, 2007
DIY visual voicemail using Ovolab Phlink
If you want the visual voicemail feature of the Apple iPhone connected to a Cingular network, just use Ovolab Phlink, a USB-device plus software, that connects your Mac via USB to a telephone line. It supports CallerID, voice/fax switching and voice mail including sending voice recordings to your email address.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
BurnAgainDVD for MacOSX
Saturday, February 03, 2007
self destructing email from BigString
Friday, February 02, 2007
Moulin, offline Wikipedia on CD
At Moulin you find the complete Wikipedia without pictures as one 554MB ISO CD-ROM image including viewers for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Currently it is the French version with 404903 articles, but they hope to follow it up with English, Spanish, Portugese, Chinese and German versions in the near future.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The best Jazz says: Gonna live forever, don't believe in death!
Yet, sometimes you think, there is not enough believing, not enough hope, not enough energy to truly believe. And then you realize: today is the first day of the rest of your life. And as Cicero used to say: Enim difficile factu, tamen conabor. (It´s difficult to do, but nonetheless I will try it!)