Monday, August 31, 2009

ElGato EyeHome runs on MacOSX 10.6

As the ElGato home page says nothing about EyeHome compatibility with MacOSX 10.6 I tried it on my own. It works, but for the installation it helps to read this support document first: Does EyeHome support Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)?. BTW: no 64 bit support, but in 32 bit mode it runs fine.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Carla, Grace oder Kate

The German language book Carla, Grace oder Kate is a book about style icons and their influence on fashion, that sells for less than 20 Euros.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Paul Anka, Rock swings

On 8/29 after sunset you can listen and watch to Paul Anka, Rock swings on the big screen at Rathausplatz in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard available

Since 8/28 the newest version of MacOSX, namely 10.6, Snow Leopard is available. Runs only on Intel based Macs.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009


The Gorillamobile is a device stand for various portable devices, including iPhones, for less than 30$.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DIY iPhone grip

Great tutorial on, the iPhone photography and videography blog, about creating a DIY iPhone grip.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Programming the iPhone user experience

The book Programming the iPhone user experience provides you with a hands-on, example-driven tour of Apple's user interface toolkit, UIKit, and some common design patterns for creating gestural interfaces and multi-touch navigation for the iPhone and iPod Touch. You'll learn how to build applications with Apple's Cocoa Touch frameworks that put the needs of mobile users front and center. The paper version costs less than 35$, including the eBook is less than 39$.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

keep Dashboard widgets on the desktop

If you want to use your Dashboard widgets directly on your MacOSX desktop then type "defaults write devmode YES" in Terminal followed by return. Log out of your account or restart. Now if want want to keep one or more of your Dashboard widgets on your MacOSX desktop, just start your Dashboard, click the widget and hold the mouse button. Leave Dashboard and let loose of the mouse key. The widget should stay on your desktop now. For returning the widget into Dashboard hold the widget and start Dashboard again.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Scale applications to fit smaller screens

If you use MacOSX on a netbook with a lower resolution screen, this hint from, scale applications to fit smaller screens is a must read.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ray Bradbury 89th birthday party

On 8/22 at 1pm there is a Ray Bradbury 89th birthday party in Glendale, California, USA.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Why you should jailbreak your iPhone

Directly from LimitedEditioniPhone: Why you should jailbreak your iPhone.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

MEGAtalk Nationwide

MEGAtalk Nationwide offers 30 days unlimited GSM voice, SMS and mobile web with no long distance and no roaming charges for less than 50$.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

O2 Wireless, universal SIM card

BestBuy sells the O2 Wireless, universal SIM card for less than 10$. Includes unlimited voice and SMS, but no internet data access.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Programming Cocoa with Ruby

The book Programming Cocoa with Ruby, create compelling Mac apps using RubyCocoa, is a book for the Ruby programmer who’s never written a Mac app before. Through this hands-on tutorial, you’ll learn all about the Cocoa framework for programming on Mac OS X, all for less than 35$ for the paper version and less than 44$ including a DRM free eBook (PDF, epub, mobi).

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Monday, August 17, 2009

AAXA P2 pico projector

The AAXA P2 is a pico projector with SVGA resolution, 33 Lumen LED light source, 1GB memory, microSD slot reader and MP4, MP3, AVI, JPG, WMV decoder for less than 350$. The optional AAXA iPod A/V Cable costs another 15$. Attention: includes fan with 30dB noise!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Cure, live a Paris 2008

On 8/16 after sunset you can listen and watch to The Cure, live a Paris 2008 on the big screen at Rathausplatz in Vienna, Austria.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Gutenprint and Gimp-Print for Mac OS X

Gutenprint and Gimp-Print for Mac OS X has high quality printer drivers for Canon, Epson, Lexmark, and PCL printers.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

QuickScroll for jailbroken iPhones

Just found this at QuickScroll. Another great reason to jailbreak your iPhone.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Google, the physics of data

On 8/13 at 4pm Marissa Mayer, VP for Search Products & User Experience, Google Inc. will talk about Innovation at Google: The physics of data at the George E. Pake Auditorium at PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road in Palo Alto, California, USA.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spanning Tools for Mac

Spanning Tools for Mac analyzes, reports, and fixes dozens of problems with iCal, Address Book, and Apple Sync Services—problems ranging from the obvious, such as duplicated calendar events, to the subtle, such as invalid calendar dates and poorly formatted contact names.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Prowl Growl client for iPhone

Prowl is a Growl client for the iPhone. Notifications from your Mac or Windows computer can be sent to your iPhone over push. Right now there are some problems with push notifications on jailbroken iPhones, where the activation of the iPhone has not been done with an Apple approved SIM card. Cost is less than 3$.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

My new iPhone

The book My new iPhone by Wallace Wang gives you 52 simple projects to get you started with your iPhone for less than 30$. Covers iPhone OS 3.0.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Corsinet trivia collections

The Corsinet trivia collections contains uncommon knowledge that's kind of fun to read, and might be useful in esoteric conversations, but otherwise not worth much at all.


Saturday, August 08, 2009

Unix FAQ for Mac OS X

If you have to use UNIX commands on your Mac once in a while, the Unix FAQ for Mac OS X by Hayne of Tintagel is a great starting point.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

MAKE volume 19 available

The newest issue of MAKE (volume 19) is available right now.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Living in Luxury

If you like to see some of the most beautiful living spaces around the world, the German language book Living in Luxury from Alexander Kraft might be for you for less than 50 Euros.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Restore SMS history from one phone to another

Another great hint from Restore SMS history from one phone to another.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Saint Sithney, the patron saint of mad dogs

Saint Sithney, the patron saint of mad dogs
Today is Saint Sithney day, the patron saint of mad dogs.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Creating Ogg Theora files on MacOSX with ffmpeg2theora

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Last minute emergency passports no longer welcome in the United States