Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let's be friends

The weblog Let's be friends shows touching photos of unusual animal friendships.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Jazz Fest Wien

From 6/29 to 7/9 the annual Jazz Fest Wien takes place in Vienna, Austria.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dates to iCal

Dates to iCal is a replacement for Apple's birthday calendar for iCal in Leopard. It has a range of features to allow the user to choose what, and what not, to sync to iCal from Address Book. Cost is 3 Pounds.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vienna film festival

From 6/27 to 8/30 the annual film festival takes place at the Rathausplatz in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Donauinselfest 2009

From 6/26 to 6/28 the annual Donauinselfest takes place in Vienna, Austria. Expect around 3 million visitors and Antonello Venditti live on stage!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gartenpflanzen vermehren

The German language book Gartenpflanzen vermehren shows you how to breed new plants from your existing ones for free. Especially handy when you rather want to spend time and not money for new plants. All for less than 11 Euros.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mac Gems Superguide

The PDF ebook Mac Gems Superguide from Macworld and TidBITS Publishing covers more than 240 software bargains for MacOSX for less than 13$.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SIMunlock for iPhone 3G with iPhone OS 3

Less than one week after the availability of iPhone OS 3, which finally brings select/copy/paste among lots of other improvements, there is UltraSn0w, the SIMunlock for iPhone 3G (but not for the new iPhone 3GS, as there is no jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, yet). Update: just restored my iPhone 3G to iPhone OS 3 via iTunes 8.2, used RedSn0w for the jailbreak and activation and UltraSn0w for the SIMunlock. Works like a charm! BTW: wikisrvd is compatible with iPhone OS 3, so I will have my offline Wikipedia in various languages on my iPhone again soon.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

UK Photographers Rights Guide v2

If you like taking pictures in the UK, the UK Photographers Rights Guide v2 is right for you.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Legal Handbook for Photographers in the US

If you like taking pictures in the US, the Legal Handbook for Photographers is a must read.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Webjimbo, remote access for Yojimbo

With Webjimbo you can remotely access Yojimbo, the personal information manager for the Mac from Bare Bones software with a web browser or a free iPhone app for 30$.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

FarFinder for MacOSX

With FarFinder from Flyingmac.com you can connect to your Mac from anywhere on the internet with just a web browser or a free iPhone app. You can mail files from afar without even downloading them first and look through your Mac's camera, all for 35$.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Android Application Development

The book Android Application Development from Oreilly is less than 40$ for the paper and less than 44$ including the ebook version. It provides the concepts and code you need to develop software with Android, the open-source platform for cell phones and mobile devices that's generating enthusiasm across the industry.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LISP outside the box

Nick Levine is writing a new book called LISP outside the box and O'Reilly is going to publish it.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MAKE volume 18 available

The newest issue of MAKE (volume 18) is available right now.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Science Fiction im Park

From 6/15 to 6/20 Science Fiction im Park, the film nights of the Viennese district Margareten take place at Bruno-Kreisky-Park in Vienna, Austria. Free entry.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Take Control of Troubleshooting your Mac

When something goes wrong with your Mac, use the PDF ebook Take Control of Troubleshooting your Mac by Joe Kissell from TidBITS Publishing to discover the solution for 10$.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Take Control of Maintaining your Mac

The PDF ebook Take Control of Maintaining your Mac by Joe Kissell from TidBITS Publishing contains simple steps you can take to keep your Mac humming for 10$.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Griffin noise-reducing audio cable

The Griffin noise-reducing audio cable features an in-line dual-element noise filter to eliminate electrical interference, 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jacks for connection to car’s Aux-In port and a 6 feet (1.8 m) long cable for less than 20$.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Griffin iKaraoke

The iKaraoke all-in-one microphone/processor isolates the lead vocal track in your favorite music and fades it, giving your voice room to move up front and make that favorite tune yours. Plug iKaraoke into your home or auto stereo through your stereo's Auxiliary Audio In (sometimes called Line In). Use iKaraoke's mic to start, stop, skip and repeat the music, control volume. It's your tunes as only you can sing them. Works with most newer iPods including iPod touch, but not with the iPhone. Cost is now less than 35$.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Google SketchUp Missing Manual

If you plan to use Google SketchUp, the Google SketchUp Missing Manual is a good starting point for less than 35$ for the paper version. Available as an ebook for less than 28$ for PDF, iphone, Kindle and Sony Reader.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Apple WWDC announcements

On 6/8 Apple announced the following news during the keynote of their WWDC (world wide developer conference) in San Francisco:
13" MacBook Pro with Firewire 800, SD slot (bootable!), 8GB RAM maximum, combined AudioI/O port like on the iPhone (but no digital Audio In anymore)
15" MacBook Pro with Firewire 800, SD slot (bootable!), 8GB RAM maximum and no ExpressCard/34 slot
17" MacBook Pro with Firewire 800 and ExpressCard/34 slot
MacBook Air faster and cheaper, but still limited to 2GB RAM and no internal 3G slot
MacOSX 10.6 only for Intel Macs, available in September starting at 29$
MacOSX 10.6 Server only for Intel Macs, available in September for 500$ with unlimited clients (half price!)
iPhone OS 3.0 available 6/17
iPhone 3G 8GB available 6/19 for 99$ plus 2 year contract
iPhone 3GS 16GB available 6/19 for 199$ plus 2 year contract
iPhone 3G 32GB available 6/19 for 299$ plus 2 year contract
(iPhone 3GS: better battery life, faster, electronic compass, 3.2 Megapixel camera with autofocus and macro)

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Monday, June 08, 2009

WWDC San Francisco

WWDC San Francisco
From 6/8 to 6/12 the annual WWDC, the Apple world wide developers conference takes place at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, USA.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Pirate Party takes two EuroParl seats

Fresh from boingboing.net: Pirate Party takes two EuroParl seats. BTW: The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden. It strives to reform laws regarding copyright and patents.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Illuminati book

As the movie just came out in Europe, Bastei Lübbe just brought out a new paperback version of the German translation of Dan Browns bestseller Angels and Demons called Illuminati for 8 Euros. BTW: they have an illustrated hardcover version for 25 Euros, too.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Programmieren fürs iPhone

The German language book Programmieren fürs iPhone from Markus Stäuble is an introduction into software development with the Apple iPhone SDK for less than 35 Euros.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Pearl sell DVB-T mobile phone

Pearl sell the Gigabyte GSmart T600, Windows Mobile based smartphone with built in DVB-T tuner, VGA screen, Bluetooth and WLAN without SIMlock for less than 200 Euros.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Les Voiles d Antibes

From 6/3 to 6/7 the annual Les Voiles d Antibes takes place in Antibes, France.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009


In May 2009 Stephen Wolfram launched WolframAlpha, a computational knowledge engine. Give it a try!

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Monday, June 01, 2009

publish Hypercard stacks on the iPhone app store

With the help from TileStack you can publish Hypercard stacks on the iPhone app store for a one time fee of 35$.

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