Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Custom URL Shorteners and Why You Don’t Need Them Anymore

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:21

I no longer own the domain isne.at. The URL shortener at http://isne.at (is neat) was my private URL shortener for Twitter back when they didn’t have their own. The shortener (and URL forwarding) will be deactivated and the isne.at URLs in my blog posts (Twitter Updates) replaced with the original ones. Unfortunately there is no […]

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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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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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How to Secure your Online Accounts

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:57

The PlayStation Network hack a few days ago which resulted in Sony losing the private data (including unencrypted mail addresses, usernames and passwords) of 77 million users should be reason enough for everyone who’s doing anything online to change passwords for every login to something unique. This way no stolen password can be used to […]

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This is What’s Wrong With Your Mobile Site

Monday, March 7th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:21

http://xkcd.com/869/

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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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“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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Sir Patrick Stewart on the Internet, iPhone and Games

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:23

Sir Patrick Stewart talking euphoric about the internet, Twitter, iPhone and games. This man is awesome.

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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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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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Don’t Steal My Content

Monday, December 28th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:54

While moderating (mostly spam) comments on this blog (cinnamonthoughts.org) today, I came across a pingback that looked a bit strange so I followed the link and discovered this: The blog reposted several of my posts including the one on Reeder and my latest Emojinator update without linking to my blog or giving credit. It looks […]

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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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Dear Facebook: Seriously?

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 10:52

Dear Facebook, you’re telling me my mail@DOMAIN address is invalid because individuals can’t use generic mail prefixes. The reasoning behind this: they are often used by organizations. NEWS FLASH: It’s 2009 and I am indeed allowed to buy a domain name and do whatever I want with it! In ten years I’m using said mail@DOMAIN […]

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Denial-of-Service Attack Against Twitter

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 17:30

My first thought: searching on Twitter why twitter.com was down. Which didn’t work of course… This is when http://istwitterdown.com or http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com come in handy. The official Twitter blog informs about an ongoing denial-of-service attack. While I’m wondering why a company not making any profit at the moment is the target of a DDoS attack, you […]

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