Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 sells iPhone4 in Austria

Finally: starting in October 2010, the Austrian provider Drei will sell the iPhone4 in Austria. No details yet. More to follow.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Drei iPhone settings

The Austrian mobile phone provider Drei posted the settings for using a 3 SIMcard with an iPhone 3 or 4. As Drei uses an UMTS 3G network, their SIMcards won´t work on the original iPhone 2G.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Anstiftung zum Innehalten

If you don´t read German, than the German language book Anstiftung zum Innehalten by Alfred Komarek is a very good reason to learn the language. The book costs less than 20 Euros, but in reality it is priceless and as with all of his writings: timeless (the opposite of that horrible German word "zeitgemäß").

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Prizmo for Mac

With Prizmo for Mac and a scanner or digital camera you can perform OCR in 10 languages as well as correcting perspective, lens distortion, and page curvature, all for less than 50$.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

free app a day

The website free app a day gives you an overview about free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Klaus Peter Heiss requiem

On 9/25 at 9am the requiem of Klaus Peter Heiss takes place at the Deutschordenskirche, Singerstraße 7, in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Body Motion for iPhone

Body Motion for iPhone is based on the Tabata protocol that was first mentioned in a study published in 1996 by Dr. Izumi Tabata. With the intense interval training you get maximum results in terms of aerobic and non-aerobic capacity as well as fatburning with four minutes of daily exercise only. Includes motion detection that automatically tracks your steps (no fixation required). All for less than 3$.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tabata Timer for iPhone

Tabata Timer for iPhone is based on the Tabata protocol that was first mentioned in a study published in 1996 by Dr. Izumi Tabata. With the intense interval training you get maximum results in terms of aerobic and non-aerobic capacity as well as fatburning with four minutes of daily exercise only, all for less than a dollar.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monaco yacht show

From 9/22 to 9/25 the annual Monaco yacht show takes place at Port Hercules, Principality of Monaco.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Picasso in Vienna

From 9/22 to 1/16 the exhibition Picasso, peace and freedom takes place at the Albertina in Vienna, Austria. The opening happens on 9/21 at 6.30pm at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

ReadySteady video stabilizer

The ReadySteady is low cost device to stabilize video recordings of light weight camcorders for less than 30$. Amazing idea. Small and practical.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Surf city surf dog event

On 9/19 the annual surf city surf dog event takes place in Huntington Beach, California, USA.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Herbst Flohmarkt Obkirchergasse

On 9/18 the annual Herbst Flohmarkt Obkirchergasse, a flee market turned carnival, that happens twice a year, takes place in the Obkirchergasse in VIenna, Austria.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

iHub available soon

Novamedia announced, that their iHub, basically an iCal and AddressBook server, that does not need MacOSX server but runs on MacOSX client should be available soon.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deutschland schafft sich ab

The German language book Deutschland schafft sich ab by Thilo Sarrazin is currently the best selling book in Germany. Everybody and is his dog is discussing it, so you might as well give it a look. Available on paper for 23 Euros and as an ebook (with DRM!) for less than 19 Euros.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3096 Tage book by Natascha Kampusch

The German language book 3096 Tage by Natascha Kampusch shows how inner strength, self-confidence and patience can overcome even the biggest obstacles. Cost is less than 20 Euros. No ebook , yet.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IZD tower run in Vienna

On 9/14 at 5.30 pm the annual IZD tower run (630 steps!) takes place at the IZD tower at Wagramerstraße 19 in Vienna, Austria.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

World Telecommunications Congress 2010 Vienna

From 9/13 to 9/14 the World Telecommunications Congress 2010 takes place at the Arcotel Wimberger in Vienna, Austria.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lexikon der Wiener Straßennamen

The German language book Lexikon der Wiener Straßennamen by Peter Autengruber shows you the meaning, origin and former names of the streets in Vienna, Austria for less than 20 Euros.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Freiheit statt Angst, Freedom instead of fear

On 9/11 at 1pm the Freiheit statt Angst demonstration takes place at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Raskin for Mac

Raskin, inspired by Jef Raskin is a zoomable user interface and desktop alternative to the Macintosh Finder, that shows you all the stuff on your computer on a single surface using zoom and pan to view, arrange and open documents. Take a spin and see for yourself. There is a 30 day trial, cost is less than 40 Euros.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Canon P-150M

The Canon P-150M is an ultra-compact and portable and fast USB powered A4 duplex scanner with 15ppm batch scanning capabilities and 20-sheet automatic feeder, all for less than 300 Euros. BTW: the Mac scanning software is included. If you connect the scanner it mounts like a USB drive so no extra software install necessary! Update: I tested the Canon P-150M for a few days and scanned more than 100 double sided pages in a very short time. Very fast and reliable! Highly recommended!

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

International Boat and Yacht Show in Cannes

From 9/8 to 9/13 the annual International Boat and Yacht Show takes place att Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto in Cannes, France. Hopefully the website with infos for 2010 will be updated soon.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

last day to apply for an USA travel without anti-tourist fees

On 9/7 is definitively the last day to apply for an USA travel without anti-tourist fees. BTW: don´t wait up to the last minute, as the servers might be overloaded due to the higher demand.

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Monday, September 06, 2010

The Art of LEGO Mindstorms NXT-G programming

The book The Art of LEGO Mindstorms NXT-G programming by Terry Griffin explains how to program Mindstorm robots with NXT-G. You'll learn how to work with the core parts of the NXT-G language, such as blocks, data wires, files, and variables, and see how these pieces can work together. You'll also learn good programming practices, bad habits to avoid, and useful debugging strategies. All for less than 30$. A free ebook is included with every print book purchase.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Google Drawing

If you need a simple, easy to use drawing program, then take a look at Google Drawing. Runs in your browser.


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Rallye di Vienna

On 9/4 the annual Rallye di Vienna takes place in Vienna, Austria. Starting at 1pm at the Heldenplatz, you will be able to see dozens of spectacular oldtimers. So if you have a fondness for old cars, this is the place to be.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

Montmartre in Vienna

From 9/3 to 9/5 the annual Montmarte takes place at the Türkenschankpark in Vienna, Austria.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Jochen Rindt photo exhibition

On 9/2 at 7pm the opening of the Jochen Rindt photo exhibition, which runs until 9/26 takes place at Galerie Westlicht, Westbahnstraße 40, in Vienna, Austria.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Apple event Yerba Buena San Francisco

On 9/1 at 10am Apple announces new music related products at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, USA. Update: living streaming at for MacOSX 10.6 client and iOS devices with iOS 3 and 4. Update2: Apple announced a new AppleTV with A4 CPU and no hard drive, an iPod shuffle with buttons, a new iPod nano with multi-touch display, FM radio, but no camera, a new iPod classic with 160GB and the new 7.2mm thin iPod touch with retina display, 2 cameras (no flash, max 960*720 pixels stills!), 256MB RAM, speaker and microphone, but no GPS, vibrate, compass and GSM module.

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