Archive for the 'Apple' Category

GeoMapLookup for iOS has been Updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 13:37

My iOS app GeoMapLookup has been Updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It now makes use of the larger displays these devices come with. You can get the app on the App Store. Release Notes for GeoMapLookup 1.4: iOS 8 compatibility Updated GUI to make use of the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone […]

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Printing from iOS (to a PDF) using Mountain Lion

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:55

In the past I’ve written about using AirPrint on iOS to print to a PDF or a printer connected to your Mac. The process of setting it up was quite a bit of manual work, so I’ve updated the instructions when an alternative became available. After upgrading to Mountain Lion the printer sharing stopped working […]

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John Gruber on Articles Claiming iPhone Launches No Longer Excite

Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:37

There are all sorts of subjective arguments we can have regarding the iPhone 5. But one thing is inarguable, a cold hard simple fact: millions of people around the world are excited to buy one. To argue that this iPhone announcement did not excite people is the most foolish thing I’ve seen all week. Daring […]

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GeoMapLookup 1.1 Available

Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:52

GeoMapLookup 1.1 is now available on the iOS App Store. The details view is now displaying the country’s flag and the update also includes minor fixes. In case you find a bug or have a feature request: please contact us at support@geomaplookup.net or on Twitter @geomaplookup and give us a chance to fix the issue […]

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Incredible 3D Mapping Technology

Friday, November 11th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 17:57

Apple recently purchased C3 Technologies, a company partly owned by Saab before Apple got its hands on some nifty mapping technology. It would be pretty cool should these 3D maps find their way to iOS devices.

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1955 – 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:31

Apple created devices way cooler than imagined on Star Trek. Thank you, Steve

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My Thoughts on iPhone 4S

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:54

My thoughts on iPhone 4S in (re)tweet form: The bottom line is (while the new model is a nice refresh) I still feel like my iPhone 4 is up-to-date. No need to buy a new one when I’m getting lots of improvements for free with iOS 5 next week.

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Use AirPrint on iOS with Lion Macs

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:24

Please see this post for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). To print from iOS devices to printers shared through Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion download AirPrint Activator. My article on how to print directly to PDFs which will get stored on your Mac’s desktop is still relevant for Lion Macs. Just activate AirPrint […]

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The Hit List Bookmarklet for Mac and iOS

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:00

Now that my favorite task manager for Mac has gone 1.0 and The Hit List for iPhone is waiting for approval by Apple, I wanted a quick way for creating new tasks from content found on a website using Safari on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Select some text and click the bookmark: new task with […]

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New Reeder for Mac Beta

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:02

If you own a Mac and use Google Reader, go download the latest Reeder for Mac beta: 1.0 Draft 14. It’s fantastic! Read what’s new at MacStories. I also can’t recommend the iPhone and iPad versions enough. I’d pay 50€ each without thinking about it. Those apps have become an essential part of my digital […]

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A Fresh Way to View your Photos with ePic

Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:01

ePic is a simple slideshow application for Mac that lets you view your photos like you did ten years ago: physical photos laying on a table. The app has familiar Mac-media-app-like control elements and displays events from your iPhoto library, a directory or flickr tags. Scrolling with your mouse or trackpad changes the viewing angle […]

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iPad 2: First Impression

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:52

Literally the first thing you notice when holding an iPad 2 is how thin it is. Physically, the iPad 2 does feel a bit lighter than the old iPad, but it’s the thinness that’s striking. Compared to the new iPad 2, my original iPad doesn’t feel heavy, but it does feel fat. Almost swollen. The […]

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Moving Xcode 3 Snapshots to Subversion

Monday, March 14th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:10

When starting my first iOS app I just played a bit with Xcode and suddenly I had created something nice I wanted to keep and build upon. Naturally I didn’t care about version control because coding was more fun and I would have used trunk for the initial version after all. My punishment for neglecting […]

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[self learnLanguage:objectiveC];

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:36

I’ve collected quite a few links during the last weeks while teaching myself Objective-C and Cocoa touch for iOS development. I know Java and several scripting languages so I was looking for some good summaries and overviews aimed at developers to get me started. This is a random collection of some helpful resources and tools […]

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“The Hit List 1.0 is nearing completion” Says its Developer

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:09

A day after the Mac App Store launched, Andy Kim — the developer of my favorite task manager The Hit List — published a post about his software on the Mac App Store. Buried in the last paragraph, the devoted The Hit List fan — who is likely using beta software for over two years […]

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Pixelmator Available on the Mac App Store

Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:40

Pixelmator, the fantastic “image editor for the rest of us” is now available on the Mac App Store. The price was reduced to just $29 (for a limited time). If you are in need of a great image editor you should definitely buy Pixelmator now. Even if you’ve purchased Pixelmator in the past you should […]

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Google Reader Client “Reeder” Available as Mac Beta

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:21

I’ve mentioned my favorite Google Reader client Reeder on this blog before. I had the luck to test beta versions of the iPhone and iPad app before they were available on Apple’s app store and I also had access to the early alpha version of the Mac counterpart. I’m now completely Reeder’ed on all my […]

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MobileMe: Calender Alerts Now on Me.com

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:31

Today’s scheduled maintenance on me.com brought at least one overdue feature: the possibility to create up to two alerts for a calendar entry. It works the same way as in iCal on the Mac or in Calendar on an iOS device. As an added bonus you will be notified of an alarm through a JavaScript […]

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More to Come

Monday, November 29th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:11
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Print PDFs from iPhone and iPad using AirPrint

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:36

Please see this post for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). The Goal I want to use AirPrint on my iPhone or iPad to print to a PDF document on my Mac. For convenience reasons the PDF should be created on the desktop. Furthermore I don’t want to use any hacks or additional programs that run […]

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