Archive for the 'Computer' Category

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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The Hit List May not be Abandoned After All

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:05

A post in The Hit List‘s Google Group mentioning John Gruber’s quote of Matt Mullenweg But if you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long. — Matt Mullenweg and linking it to the still missing iOS companion of Andy Kim’s The Hit List which was announced almost two years ago […]

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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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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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