Archive for the 'Apple' Category

A Glimpse of Another Lion Interface Detail

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:35

When Apple introduced Mac OS X 10.7 called Lion this Wednesday, they showed parts of the revamped GUI including iOS-like scrollbars (regarding the linked article at AppleInsider: it isn’t leaking when you show it publicly during your own event). iPhoto of iLife ’11 already has scrollbars like this in the current Mac OS X. Although […]

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Google Reader Client “Reeder” Coming to Mac

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:03

The fantastic Google Reader client Reeder for iPhone and iPad is coming to the Mac. Judging by the fact that the official Twitter account @reederapp was last updated two weeks ago (heavy programming sessions?), it will hopefully arrive sooner than later. MacStories had a preview of Reeder for Mac almost a month ago which really […]

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Foxconn and its Founder Terry Gou

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 13:41

An interesting article by Businessweek about Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou. Foxconn is a Chinese company with more than 800,000 employees that produces hardware for Apple, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Sony, HP and others. The one page version of this article.

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iOS Passcode: Waiting Intervals for Failed Attempts

Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:54

You should always use a passcode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to protect your mails and other sensitive data. Even if you think “my data isn’t that important” keep in mind that anybody who has access to your iOS device (e.g. your stolen phone) can check where you have your mail or online […]

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Restore Window Positions on Mac OS X

Saturday, August 14th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:45

The one thing that annoys me the most when attaching and removing my LED Cinema Display from my MacBook Pro is that window positions are lost and some windows end up half off the screen, etc. Stay is a nice little menubar utility for Mac OS X to help you keep your windows organized in […]

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Inertial Scrolling on Your MacBook Pro

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:14

If you call a recent MacBook Pro your own, the latest update to support Apple’s new Magic Trackpad brings inertial scrolling and three finger gestures to your machine. I’ve still got to install the update but ever since iPhone, iPad and especially the Magic Mouse I feel very slow using normal scrolling on my MacBook […]

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iOS 4 Changes

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:05

Monday is iOS 4 day. A great and very detailed overview of what’s new can be found in TiPb’s iOS 4 walkthrough. Another great overview just came live 10 minutes ago on Ars technica. Read it while you wait for your iOS 4 download to finish.

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“Reeder for iPad” now on the App Store

Saturday, June 12th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:13

The Google Reader client Reeder is now available as an iPad version. I’ve been using the beta versions for two weeks and it only crashed once while loading a web page with lots of pictures (a post on http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/) which was no surprise as the iPad just couldn’t handle the amount of data (out of […]

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iPad Dock

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:57

These five apps are the main reason why I’ve bought an iPad.

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Reeder: Fantastic Google Reader Client Coming to iPad

Friday, May 21st, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:28

My favorite newsreader Reeder will soon be available on iPad. Twitter followers of @reederapp got a sneak peek of the iPad version of this minimalistic and beautiful, yet powerful news reader that syncs with Google’s feed aggregation service. I especially like the pinch to open gesture for feed folders and sure hope there won’t be […]

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Transmit — The Only File Transfer Client Worth a Post

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

I just bought Transmit 4 by Panic. After the trial period was over, I simply had to buy this excellent file transfer client. Even the interactive about page is great. Take a look at all those features! Note that this is not a paid post, I’m just happy I’ve finally found the FTP client I […]

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What’s New in iPhone OS 4.0 — An Overview

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:25

Apple held its iPhone OS 4.0 Sneak Peek event today and previewed some interesting features. Apple says the next major iPhone OS upgrade will offer over 100 new users features and 1500 new APIs for developers. Let’s see what’s new and most interesting: GUI You can now set a wallpaper for the homescreen. This is […]

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GPS Coordinates: Featured Web App & Staff Pick at Apple.com

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 07:53

My iPhone web app GPS Coordinates is “Featured web app” and “Staff Pick” on apple.com.

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GPS Coordinates — Copy Your Location

Friday, March 26th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:36

Go directly to the web app: http://gpscoords.cinnamonthoughts.org/ Do what your iPhone’s Maps and Compass apps can’t and copy your current coordinates to your device’s clipboard and use them anywhere. Your device will use GPS, wireless LAN and cell towers to get the most accurate coordinates, just as Maps and Compass on the iPhone do. After […]

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GeoMapLookup: New Icon and Twitter Account

Monday, January 25th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:09

GeoMapLookup, the web app to geolocate IP adresses and domain names, got a new icon and custom map marker. Furthermore GeoMapLookup is now on Twitter with an open ear for feature requests and feedback. The latest tweet will be displayed below the info box on geomaplookup.net. To update the icon of your iPhone home screen […]

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The Next Big Thing: iPhone-friendly Keynote Coverage

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:50

Follow the latest Apple news and keynote live coverage on your iPhone. The link collection at http://next.cinnamonthoughts.org/ provides access to iPhone formatted news and rumor sites and will be updated with links to live coverage once they become available. Please leave link requests to iPhone friendly Apple news sites (i.e. formatted to display nicely on […]

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GeoMapLookup Desktop and iPhone Use Google Maps API V3

Friday, January 15th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:40

GeoMapLookup now uses the new Google Maps API in version 3. The iPhone version includes a zoomable and pannable mini map while the desktop version benefits from the new technology and a clean and modern looking map. Try GeoMapLookup at http://geomaplookup.net

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GeoMapLookup for iPhone with Mini Map

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:41

The geolocation app to identify the geographical source of an IP address or host name GeoMapLookup got a new mini map for its iPhone version. It is zoomable and cycles through the most important zoom levels (with a nice CSS animation) by simply tapping on the map. The button to open iPhone’s integrated Google Maps […]

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Emojinator Christmas Update

Sunday, December 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:29

As a small gift for christmas, I’ve updated Emojinator with some nice changes: Added fullscreen mode. To use it, add Emojinator to your home screen: tap “+” in MobileSafari and select “add to Home Screen”. Replaced “Send to” buttons with text explaining copy and paste. Removed confirm dialog on Emoji selection to speed things up. […]

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Flash-Blocking for Safari on Mac OS X

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:31

Every Safari user on Mac OS X should take a look at ClickToFlash which makes your browsing through the Flash infested World Wide Web pleasant again. Using ClickToFlash, all of those icky Flash bits that have infected most webpages on the internets are replaced with a nice, smooth gradient and the word “Flash” set in […]

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