Archive for the 'Computer' Category

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 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

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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 ( 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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Reeder: A Fantastic Google Reader Client for iPhone

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:35

Recently I came across Reeder which is a great news reader for the iPhone. It uses Google Reader as a backend so it is easy to sync your feeds across multiple devices and clients (e.g. NetNewsWire on the Mac). Reeder 1.2—which might get submitted to the app store as early as today—will be quite an […]

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Canon LBP5050n Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:16

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion drivers are available from Canon’s Australian site. Installing these drivers from Canon Japan after upgrading to Mountain Lion (10.8), deleting and re-adding my printer connected via Ethernet worked for me. After the Canon support told me there weren’t Snow Leopard compatible drivers for my color laser printer LBP5050n available yet […]

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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 was down. Which didn’t work of course… This is when or 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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Friday, July 3rd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:02

See this post for an update on my URL shortener. Something neat is coming to (link removed). Maybe it will be public, maybe not. In the meantime I’m wondering what this shortened URL is good for… (shortened URL removed)

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Delay Marking a Mail as Read in

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

It always bugged me that whenever I’m deleting an e-mail in Apple’s mail client another mail is selected and subsequently marked as read. Cmd + Shift + U became a good friend of mine. (It marks a mail as unread.) TurePreview is a lightweight plugin which gives you all the time you need […]

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Organize Your Cable Clutter

Friday, June 19th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:45

Every now and then a product comes to my attention I wish I needed badly. This time I don’t need it–it’s great nevertheless. Bluelounge’s CableDrop is a product to organize your cables. It has a very minimalist design yet it seems to be awfully effective in removing cable clutter from your desk. The idea is […]

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:31

I’ve just switched my content and comments feeds to FeedBurner. I hope every feed reader notices the redirection. Please report problems!

Show “Tweetie for Mac” Using F-Keys

Monday, April 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:40

Today Tweetie for Mac was released and like any other Mac user on Twitter I had to try it on its first day. I like to assign Twitter clients to all of my six Spaces (Mac OS X’s virtual desktops) and toggle the window using the F5 key. Tweetie for Mac didn’t allow this (bug?): […]

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Comparing Mac Task Managers (Winner: “The Hit List”)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:12

My Take on Getting Things Done in the Past Post-its. Everywhere. Small snippets of paper and an inbox full of reminder mails to myself. It worked for some time but this situation couldn’t last any longer. So I started using iCal’s and Mail’s ability to add and manage tasks. Very basic task management was fine […]

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GeoMapLookup Moved to

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:53

GeoMapLookup is a great service capable of geolocating your current IP address or any hostname or IP you enter. The large map with further information about the host comes in handy when you need to know where that blog visitor lives. Visiting GeoMapLookup from your iPhone or iPod touch gives you an optimized version of […]

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Attendance Countdown Gains Break Mode

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:11

You can now activate the useful “break mode” in Attendance Countdown if you prefer to add your break time to the calculation. (direct link)

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Emojinator – Emojis on Your iPhone for Free

Friday, March 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:02

With Emojinator you can use the popular Japanese Emoji icons without any hacks on iPhone or iPod touch and send colorful mails to your friends! This fun web app — unlike the native apps no longer available on the iPhone App Store — uses no hacks to enable Emoji: it is completely save. This web […]

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invertr Sends Rotated Text to Tweetie and iPhone Mail

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:45

invertr — an iPhone/iPod touch web app which allows you to turn your written text upside down — sends the rotated text not only to iPhone’s Mail and but also to the popular Twitter client Tweetie available on the iPhone App Store. To launch invertr point your mobile Safari to: Read more on […]

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