Sunday, February 28, 2010

MakeMKV for using Blue-ray discs on MacOSX

With MakeMKV you can use Blue-ray discs on MacOSX, if you have a Blue-ray drive. Convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called transcoder. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

LISP meeting in Vienna

On 2/27 aqt 12.30 pm an informal LISP meeting takes place at the MetaLab, Rathausstrasse 6 in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

iPhone triggers Apple-Scripts

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Use a free third-party Java tool to truly compress PDFs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

iPhone developer cookbook, building applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK

The book iPhone developer cookbook, building applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK from Erica Sadun is available as a PDF for less than 33$.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

free registration for Macworld expo 2011

From now on until 3/8 there is free registration for Macworld expo 2011, which takes place from 1/25 to 1/29 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California, USA.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

free SSL certificates

At you can find free SSL certificates.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

programming for Mac and iPhone

The German language course Xcode von NULL auf Hundert is great introduction in Cocoa programming for Mac and iPhone.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

nova media iSync plugins for MacOSX

With the nova media iSync plugins for MacOSX you can use a selection of more than 270 additional mobile phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson with iSync to synchronise your contacts and calendars with your Mac and mobile phone for less than 12 Euros.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Atlona PC to VGA/HDMI wireless adapter with audio

The Atlona PC to VGA/HDMI wireless adapter with audio allows you to send audio and a video signals up to 1400*1050 pixels wirelessly up to 10m for less than 220$. Currently only for Windows PCs, but MacOSX drivers should be available soon.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Atlona DP200 DVI to miniDisplayPort converter

The Atlona DP200 DVI to miniDisplayPort converter allows you to use the new Apple 24" Cinema Display, the 27" iMac or any monitor with a miniDP as external monitors for any DVI equipped device for less than 150$.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fastmac iV Plus to use an iPhone as a remote control

The Fastmac iV Plus is a stylish iPhone case with battery, flashlight and infrared remote for less than 100$. It offers a second USB charging port to charge other USB devices, too. Should be available in spring 2010.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Missing Sync for Android

MarkSpace announced their new software Missing Sync for Android, so you can sync your Android mobile phone with your Mac (or PC) for less than 40$.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

MacVroom for Mac mini car integration

MacVroom is a great source for Mac mini car integration.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

MacOSX 10.6 on Sony Vaio P

Finally: MacOSX 10.6 on Sony Vaio P. Too bad that Apple does not sell small MacBooks, but only big iPods :-(

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

creating your own web apps

From in German: tips for creating your own web apps.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Scosche FlipSync

From Gizmodo: the Scosche FlipSync cable charges your iPhone while staying portable.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Custom made powered cigarette socket mount with dual USB charging ports for iPhone

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


PhotoRec is free file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Macworld Expo 2010 in San Francisco

From 02/09 to 2/13 the annual Macworld expo takes place in San Francisco, CA, USA. For the second time, it won´t happen at the beginning of January, but mid February. If you are looking for a great and inexpensive place to stay in San Francisco, just join me at the Green Tortoise Hostel on 494 Broadway in San Francisco. It is located just between Chinatown and North Beach, just a few minutes from the COIT tower. They offer daily breakfast, dinner 3 times a week and best of all: free Wifi internet access in the whole building, all for 25$/day.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

FoneSync for LG phones

If you have a LG phones, e.g. the HB620T with built in DVB-T TV receiver and a Mac, the new FoneSync for LG phones lets you sync your addresses and calendars for less than 20 Euros.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

SuperBowl party without football

On 2/7 from 2pm till 9pm there was a private SuperBowl party at the new Internet Archive office on 300 Funston in San Francisco. Instead of the football game only the ads were shown. Highly interesting. Besides food and drinks there was art (panoramic prints!), e-bikes, interesting people and the great architecture of this former church building.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

dog friedly galleries in San Francisco

After the opening reception at Marx and Zavattero on 2/4 at 6.30pm I took a look at the other art galleries at 77 Geary. The place is full with galleries, one more interesting than the others. One of my favorite art places in San Francisco and a dog friendly location, too.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

New building for the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive moved their office from their old location on Sheridan at the Presidio to a former church building on 300 Funston at Clement and Park Presidio Blvd in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Opening reception in San Francisco

On 2/4 at 6.30pm there is the opening reception of Bradley Castellano's North Wood exhibition at Marx and Zavattero, 77 Geary (at Grant) in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

partylist for Macworld expo San Francisco

If you attend Macworld expo in San Francisco (and there is no reason not beeing there!), the most important information you really need is the The Hess Events List/partylist from Ilene Hoffman.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

MAKE volume 21 available

The newest issue of MAKE (volume 21) is available right now.

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Monday, February 01, 2010

Create your own iPhone app right now

With iSites you can create and self-manage apps for multiple smart phones (iPhone, Android) from one place.

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