Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo adventure

From 10/30 to 10/31 the Photo adventure, the biggest photo fair in Austria, takes place at the Messe WIen, in Vienna, Austria.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010


From 10/30 to 11/7 the annual Wikam, the Vienna international art and antiques fair, takes place at Palais Ferstel and Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

MacOSX plugins

At you find free plugins for Apple‘s Dictionary application, among others a German thesaurus and a German-English dictionary.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Map Scripting 101

The book Map Scripting 101 is an example-driven guide to building interactive maps with Bing, Yahoo!, and Google Maps by Adam DuVander. Cost for the print book (includes ebook) is less than 35$, the ebook alone is less than 18$ (PDF, mobi and ePub).

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dom Perignon Vintage 2002

On 10/27 LVMH introduced the Dom Perignon Vintage 2002 at the Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria. Robert Parker gave 96 of 100 points, so if you like champagne, then give it a try and you might love it! Highly recommended!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MacSpeech Scribe

MacSpeech Scribe transcribes audio files into written text for less than 130 Euros. Works in German, English, French and Italian.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

MacSpeech Dictate

With MacSpeech Dictate you can dictate to your Intel based Mac after a few minutes of training for less than 230 Euros with a USB based headset and less than 300 Euros with a Bluetooth headset. Works in German, English, French and Italian.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Newton never dies

Straight from the Panic blog: Newton never dies. NewtonOS running on iPad!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

San Francisco airport turns on free WiFi for all

From San Francisco airport turns on free WiFi for all. Finally! Since years I am paying more airport charges than for the flight around the world, so charging extra for WiFi, especially on airports, seems ridiculous to me.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

iPhone App Development, The Missing Manual

The book iPhone App Development, The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry walks you through the entire iPhone app development process. You'll learn how to download the tools, build the app, successfully navigate Apple's approval process, and then market and maintain the finished product. All for less than 44$, including the paper and ebook version.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010


From 10/21 to 11/3 the annual Viennale, Austria's most important international film event, takes place in Vienna, Austria.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple announcements

On 10/20 Apple announced iLife11, FaceTime for MacOSX, MacOSX Lion for summer 2011 (multi touch gestures, app store, LaunchPad app home screens, MissionControl, full screen apps, auto save, apps resume when launched), Mac app store for MacOSX 10.6, and the two new MacBook Air (11.6" 1366*768, 1.06kg, 29.95*19.2cm, 5 hours battery life or 13.3" 1440*900, 1.36kg, 32.5*22.7cm, 7 hours battery life with WLAN on, SD-slot), both with NVIDIA GeForce 320m, miniDisplayPort, 2 USB ports, from 1000 to 1600$ with 64GB to 256GB SSD and 1,4GHz to 2.13Ghz Core2Duo, 2-4GB RAM, a USBstick for the restoring of software and finally a 3.5mm audio port for headphones with built-in microphone. Still no internal WAN capability. Update: no backlit keyboard, no sleep LED and no infrared port anymore!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Benoit Mandelbrot +

On 10/14 Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, died. I still remember discovering his book The Fractal Geometry of Nature. What a brilliant mind and great thinker! R.I.P.

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Monday, October 18, 2010 2010

On 10/18 at 6.30pm the annual Telekom Austria takes place at the Remise Erdberg in Vienna, Austria. Guest speakers are Steve Wozniak and Ray Kurzweil.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010


From 10/14 to 10/17 the annual Wohndesign takes place at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blickfang Vienna

From 10/15 to 10/17 the annual Blickfang, the international design fair for furniture, fashion and jewellery takes place at the MAK in Vienna, Austria.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Louis Vuitton city guides 2011

On 10/15 the Louis Vuitton city guides 2011 will be available at Louis Vuitton stores starting at 25 Euros.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

PARC turns 40

On 10/14 at 5.30pm there is the PARC 40th anniversary celebration at their famous address PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California, USA.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Residenz Zögernitz

From 10/13 to 12/13 there are lots of interesting cultural events at the Residenz Zögernitz, a wonderfully renovated Biedermeier hall with great acoustics at Döblinger Haupstraße 76-78 in Döbling, Vienna, Austria.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Austrian style

The German language book Austrian style by Irmi Soravia and Harald Eisenberger shows you some of the most beautiful and stylish apartments and houses in Austria, all for less than 40 Euros.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Libox media sharing

With Libox you can share your videos, pictures and music from your Mac (or Windows PC) with your mobile devices and any browser for free. No need to convert your media before you stream!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cult of less

Cult of less. Opposite of the American disease (the belief, that more is always better).

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Saturday, October 09, 2010


With the new version of PDFpenPro you get all the PDF editing power of PDFpen, plus convert websites into PDFs, create PDF forms, and build a table of content, all for less than 100$.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

k9mail for Android with OpenPGP support

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Top 10 password crackers

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Map of Pere Lachaise cemetery

At you find (among others) a Map of Pere Lachaise cemetery.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Prizmo for iPhone

With Prizmo for iPhone you can use the built in camera of the iPhone as a scanner including OCR, image processing and DropBox integration for less than 10$.

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Monday, October 04, 2010

mipcom in Cannes

From 10/4 to 10/8 the annual mipcom, the international event, after MIPTV, for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across all platforms takes place in Cannes, France.

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

World of Art in Berlin

From 10/2 to 10/15 the World of Art takes place at the Urania in Berlin, Germany. The vernisage (opening) takes place on 2/10 at 7pm, the finisage (closing) on 10/15 at 7pm. BTW: don´t miss the exhibits of Michelle Ditrich there!

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

mipjunior in Cannes

From 10/2 to 10/3 the annual mipjunior takes place in Cannes, France.

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Vienna Design Week

From 10/1 to 10/10 the annual Vienna Design Week takes place in Vienna, Austria.

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