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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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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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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Edit Attendance Countdown’s Mail Template

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:23

Attendance Countdown was improved once again. It is now possible to edit the template used for sending an e-mail. To launch Attendance Countdown point your Mobile Safari to this URL:

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GeoMapLookup Web App With More Information

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:20

The web app version of GeoMapLookup (for iPhone/iPod touch) can now display more information about an IP or domain like the ZIP code, the area and country codes if available. (direct link)

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Wide Mail Keyboard Improvements — Part II

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:35

This update of Wide Mail Keyboard allows you to enable and disable the auto save function, which stores your text in a cookie. Also the loading speed has been improved.

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GeoMapLookup with Fullscreen Mode

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 10:17

GeoMapLookup — a website/web app to geolocate a host, domain or IP address with Google Maps integration — has been updated to include a fullscreen web app mode. To view this web app in fullscreen mode, just add a link to your iPhone or iPod touch home screen (+ button in Mobile Safari). To use […]

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Wide Mail Keyboard Improvements

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:06

Wide Mail Keyboard now features an improved interface and auto saves your text to a cookie every second (in case Safari crashes or you hit the home button).

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Wide Mail Keyboard — Large iPhone Keyboard for Mail Writing

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 10:43

Wide Mail Keyboard is an iPhone/iPod touch web app which allows you to comfortably write e-mails using a wide keyboard with larger buttons while holding your device in landscape orientation which isn’t currently supported by Apple’s Mobile Mail application. Read more on how to use Wide Mail Keyboard. To launch Wide Mail Keyboard point your […]

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Attendance Countdown Fullscreen Mode

Monday, October 6th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:00

Attendance Countdown now supports a fullscreen mode. To view this Web app fullscreen, just add a link to your iPhone/iPod touch home screen (+ button in Mobile Safari). Please add a new link if you already have Attendance Countdown on your home screen. Launched via your home screen link, Attendance Countdown almost looks like a […]

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Improved More iPhone-like Attendance Countdown UI

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:25

Attendance Countdown sports an improved and more iPhone-like UI as of now. Arrows indicate which values can be changed and font sizes are more consistent. (direct link)

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mobileLife: “Game of Life” for iPhone/iPod touch

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:55

mobileLife is an iPhone/iPod touch version of Conway’s cellular automaton “Game of Life“, a zero-player game needing no input from human players with its evolution determined by the initial state. To use mobileLife point your mobile Safari to: mobileLife on

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iCountr – iPhone Web App to Count on

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:38

iCountr is an iPhone/iPod touch web app to count everything from the cups of coffee you had to the number of people attending a meeting. It provides a convenient way of counting everything you like using a familiar interface. It supports multiple counters with custom names, counter value manipulation and of course one-tap counting. To […]

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Attendance Countdown Just Got a 12h Mode

Monday, February 11th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:21

I’ve added a 12h (a.m./p.m.) mode to my handy Attendance Countdown. You can now toggle between a 24h and 12h display. Also new is the possibility to toggle between left and elapsed time modes. (direct link)

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Attendance Countdown: New iPhone Web App

Thursday, January 17th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:51

My first iPhone web app Attendance Countdown is now listed on Direct Attendance Countdown link

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Custom Home Screen Icons for iPhone Web Apps

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:14

Today’s iPhone software version 1.1.3 supports a feature called WebClip which lets you add a bookmark icon for a website or iPhone specific web app directly to your home screen. While doing this the iPhone asks the server for an image called apple-touch-icon.png: 84.131.nnn.nnn – - [15/Jan/2008:23:51:59 +0100] “GET /apple-touch-icon.png HTTP/1.1″ 404 226 “-” “CFNetwork/152.4″ […]

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T-Mobile Germany Knows by “iPhone” You Mean “Apple iPhone”

Monday, September 17th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:38

Now it’s official: Less than twelve hours before Apple’s “Mum is no longer the word” event in London T-Mobile Germany seems to have a slip-up on their website — again. Searching for iPhone (Sep. 17th, 23:25 CEST) reveals T-Mobile’s product database already knows the iPhone is manufactured by Apple. It’s not available yet, of course. […]

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Next iPhone Firmware to Sport Working Clock Icon?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:46

After announcing a (not so) massive price drop from $599 to $399 for the 8GB iPhone Apple posted a new page for the future Wi-Fi Music Store to buy songs on the go. The page shows an iPhone at 9:42 AM with the same time displayed in the clock app’s icon. Other iPhone pictures at […]

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The Latest iPhone Accessory

Friday, August 3rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:56

The only reason to get your iPhone replaced by Apple: the iClip! Be sure to check out the Google code page for an open source alternative and take a look at the issues list.

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iPhone Improvements — An Open Letter to Steve

Thursday, January 11th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:06

Dear Steve, I’m impressed with your recent introduction of the iPhone. Congratulations on keeping it (almost) secret for so long. Instead of sleeping I’ve watched your keynote the same night and played with all those nice animations on the iPhone pages. My current Sony Ericsson phone now feels like my granny’s landline phone. You’ve proven […]

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