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2014

Using Amazon's Route 53 as your own dynamic DNS service

Tired of DynDNS? Don't be, here's your guide to replace it with Route 53.

National Park Service prohibits unmanned aircrafts

National Park Service Press Release – Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in America’s National Parks: National Park Service Director Jonathan B. J...

Making Of: Time's Panorama View from 1 WTC

Richard Lacayo for Time – The Making of the One World Trade Center Panorama: Beginning with crude bar-napkin sketches and eventually moving to mec...

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2, fixes serious SSL issue

Even though Apple’s release notes don’t mention the nasty SSL bug, the update for OS X Mavericks now closes that gaping hole which was first patche...

goto fail: Apple's SSL/TLS bug – Update your devices now

This is an ugly one as Adam Langley over at imperialviolet.org describes: Yesterday, Apple pushed a rather spooky security update for iOS that sug...

Apple's two-step verification available in Germany (and Canada, France, Japan, Italy, and Spain)

Apple has finally made two-step verification available in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain. Enabling this feature will greatly impr...

Behind the scenes of Olympic photography

Mario Aguilar for Gizmodo: The second a photographer fires the shutter on a camera, the resulting image is transported by ethernet to Getty’s cent...

Owning and repairing Apple devices internationally

Swapping an iPhone from the UK in the United States is impossible according to Apple Support. Apple refuses to do any repairs that involve replacing the device.

2013

iOS 7: Updates for Instacast, OmniFocus, Instapaper and many more

With the release of iOS 7 today there have been a slew of updates for apps. Most of the updates are about the new design1, but also bring new featu...

Microsoft acquires (chunk of) Nokia — and their next CEO?

Ben Thompson — The Deal That Makes No Sense: Moreover, the fact Steve Ballmer is stepping down makes a deal of this magnitude hugely problematic. ...

Twitter launches two-factor authentication – if you're able to get it

Jim O’Leary on the Twitter blog: This is a form of two-factor authentication. When you sign in to twitter.com, there’s a second check to make sure...

No HTC First in the UK

Sharif Sakr for Engadget quoting UK provider EE:"Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customization features to...

HTC One sales hit 5 million

Bogdan Petrovan for AndroidAuthority.com:Amidst a flurry of negative reports, a glimmer of hope for HTC – the One is selling relatively good, movin...

2012

Peak Twitter?

David Heinemeier Hansson – Twitter's descent into the extractive: “I wonder how long this one will last?”, asked the Web to his friend Email....

Nintendo releases first paid-for iOS app

Tom Phillips for Eurogamer:In a watershed moment for Nintendo: the Japanese developer has released its first paid-for iOS app.A version of the exis...

Exploring the Crumbling Soviet Oil Platform City of Neft Dashlari

Arno Frank for Spiegel Online (via Kiki Sanford): In the 1950s, Soviet engineers built a massive city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaij...

Change your Skype email to a secret address now

Emil Protalinski for The Next Web – Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account using only your email address:We reproduced the attack...

Google's Play Store stumbles, trips and still somehow manages to ship a Nexus 4

I just got an email from Google's Play Store, stating that my Nexus 4 is on its way here. I wasn't sure my order really got through although I got ...

Breach of contract would make for an interesting lawsuit

Élyse Betters for 9to5Mac – Report: Samsung will not increase price of A-series processors: An unnamed Samsung Electronics official told The Hanky...

Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

Sam Byford for The Verge:Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive in charge of Windows, has left the company. Julie Larson-Green is to assume contr...

Google's Nexus 4 & 10 available from the Play Store now

Google's newest Nexus devices – Nexus 4, Nexus 7 with 3G and Nexus 10 – are available from the now, go grab them while they're hot.

Grand Theft Auto V preview

Grand Theft Auto V preview: the inside story:Driving around the intricately detailed streets, we spot tributes to landmarks like Muscle beach and t...

New iPhone coming early?

China's Commercial Times (Google Translate):The industry pointed out that Apple's new machine together, the new version of the iPhone, iPad and iTV...

Apple's noisy Palo Alto store

Jean-Louis Gassée – Minding The (Apple)Store:The store is impressive… but its also unpleasantly, almost unbearably noisy. And mine isn’t a voice in...

Please use Smart App Banners

Implementing Smart App Banners – A short tutorial by David Smith: Anyone visiting your site will now get this clean and context aware banner. If yo...

Yet another boring update?

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours: Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more t...

Apple vs. Samsung: The infringing device scorecard

Kent German for CNET: It was a big win for Apple today when a jury in San Jose, Calif., awarded the company $1 billion in damages in its patent la...

Don't Panic

Paul Haddad on the Tapbots Blog: There’s been a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt generated by Twitter’s latest announcement. I wanted to let ever...

TextMate 2 on GitHub

Allan Odgaard on the TextMate Blog: Today I am happy to announce that you can find the source for TextMate 2 on GitHub. Sad to see it go. While I ...

Apple and Amazon fix problems in wake of Honan hack

Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Mat Honan for Wired.com: Apple on Tuesday ordered its support staff to immediately stop processing AppleID password chang...

Turn on Google's two-factor authentication

Matt Cutts — Please turn on two-factor authentication: I often hear the same questions or objections when I recommend two-factor authenticat...

YouTube app won't make it to iOS 6 — and I won't miss it

With the release of iOS 6 beta 4, Apple announced that the next version of its mobile OS won't ship with the YouTube app, that has been part of iOS...

Mat Honan's weekend horror story

Mat Honan "Yes, I was hacked. Hard.": So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight. Or you saw Gizmodo’s Twitter account blow up. Or you saw this...

Mountain Lion: 'Save As' silently overwrites old document

Data Loss via 'Save As': If one edits a document than does Save As, then BOTH the edited original document and the copy are saved, thus n...

New UNIX commands in OS X Mountain Lion

Interesting new UNIX commands/binaries in OS X Mountain Lion: In addition to those on its well-known list of 200+ new features, OS X Mountain Lion ...

More Twitter shutdowns coming?

To the @twitter team: it was amazing to be part of the board. You're truly changing the world. Thanks @ev @jack @dick for the opportunity.— M...

Free food at Yahoo!

Kara Swisher – Week 2: Mayer Googifies Yahoo: And, at the 4:30 pm PT confab, she announced — to the shock of some bean counters at Yahoo, worried a...

Apple Revenue: iPhone, iPad and the rest

Stuart Carlton – Apple Revenue Breakdown, July Quarters, 2012 Edition: [..] here again is Apple’s revenue breakdown over the last several 3rd quar...

"Enterpriseyness"

Tim Bray on the Deadness of OAuth 2: [..] when­ever I get into a con­ver­sa­tion with some­one on the En­ter­prise side, even when I think I un­der...

Norway's reaction to terrorism

BBC News — Norway prepares for killings anniversary: There have been no changes to the law to increase the powers of the police and security ...

Google warned Samsung about copying Apple

John Paczkowski for AllThingsD: Among those documents are a few purported to show that Samsung not only deliberately copied certain characteristics...

The iPhone what now?

It makes no sense at all to name the next phone "iPhone 5" →lmnt.me/u/iphones.jpg— Louie Mantia (@mantia) July 23, 2012 Indeed "iPhone 5"...

The Retina Wars

Wells Riley – The Retina War is upon us: Many websites and desktop apps will make the leap to hybrid Retina + 1x sooner than later, but how long un...

Unboxing the Nexus 7 is fun

Jean-Louis Nguyen about his YouTube montage: For many, the most satisfying part of trying a brand new gadget is unboxing it. The Nexus 7 is no exce...

Missing one little detail

Antone Gonsalves on Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display: Only Apple could get away with charging a $400 premium for a fea...

Minimized apps on a 11" MacBook Air

Dave Caolo's Minimized – My favorite apps at their smallest: I use Apple’s 11” MacBook Air, so screen real estate is precious to me. When I saw Ged...

Language Switcher

Language Switcher for OS X:Have you ever wondered what your favourite apps look like in another language? Normally the only way to do this is to ch...

Circumventing Apple's In-App Purchase System

Matt Brian and Matthew Panzarino for The Next Web: Earlier today a method came to light that allows Apple device users to ‘purchase’ any kind of in...

Apple does a 180 on EPEAT

Bob Mansfield, Apple SVP of Hardware Engineering: We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had r...

The Daily put "on watch"

Kat Stoeffel writing for the New York Observer:In addition, there are internal rumors that The Daily has been put “on watch.” According to a source...

Digg sold for $500k

Betaworks to Pay $500,000 for Fallen Social Media Star Digg: Under the deal, which Digg confirmed closed Thursday, Betaworks is buying the Digg bra...

Finally: Tweetbot for Mac

Tweetbot for Mac is finally available!

OS X Golden Master builds compared

Alan Zeino comparing recent OS X Golden Masters: With OS X, Apple has set precedent to make the case that the Golden Master is almost always, the s...

Twitter following Facebook into the walled garden

Ben Popper for The Verge: Twitter follows Facebook down the walled garden path: Twitter set off alarm bells across the web in recent weeks when it ...

Apple using their own maps on Macs? It's already happening

TechPP.com about the possibility of Apple's new maps coming to the Mac: Our developer friend, Cody Cooper has now stumbled upon an interesting code...

Lower wattage MagSafe power adapters

Shawn Blanc about the MagSafe Power Adapter: Though it never stopped me, I always thought using a higher-wattage power adapter for my laptop was a...

Instagram acquired by Facebook: One way to export your photos

Facebook buying Instagram When Mike and I started Instagram nearly two years ago, we set out to change and improve the way the world communicates a...

Lack of upgrades – Oh really?

The following iOS stat is just based on a single app – Audiobooks by David Smith – but it shows how quickly iOS users are installing the updates ma...

Apple sells three million new iPads

New iPad Tops Three Million: Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. As ...

Apple starts using their own mapping service, ditches Google Maps

Yesterday we saw the appearance of the new iPad which was accompanied by a new Apple TV and some other goodies. A special interest happened to be ...

The Android version question

Vlad Savov on The Verge asking "Is Ice Cream Sandwich out yet?": This is the vexing question that has been percolating inside my mind while reviewi...

OS X Lion: Wrong keyboard layout during boot using FileVault

This is more of a "note to self": After enabling FileVault on my MBP during installation, the input field for entering your FileVault password is ...

Google TV: They better hurry to meet Schmidt's target

Janko Roettgers for GigaOM – Less than 1M Google TV devices in use: It’s widely known Google TV hasn’t exactly been a success story. Early CE partn...

Not available on the iBookstore: Apple rejects eBook due to links to Amazon

Seth Godin – Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?: I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won...

Google+: A ghost town?

Amir Efrati about The Mounting Minuses at Google+ for the Wall Street Journal: Visitors using personal computers spent an average of about three m...

"Fragmentation much?"

Matt Burns on TechCrunch about Android 5.0 possibly launching in fall of 2012: Speaking to Computerworld, Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of eng...

Rocky start for Google Music

CNET's Greg Sandoval about Google Music not living up to expectations: Google Music was supposed to have an inside track marketing music to the 2...

How to remove your Google search history

Eva Galperin for the EFF: On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you p...

A look at Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper

Rich Mogull taking a closer look into Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper: As you can tell from my TidBITS review of Gatekeeper, I think this is an importa...

About Google's UX decisions

Kevin Fox, former User Experience Design Lead at Google, about Google's recent UX decisions: Chrome's new-tab button losing the plus? Doesn't feel...

Xcode 4.3 and Homebrew: Where did my command line tools go?

Those of you who are using the updated versions of Xcode, like Xcode 4.3 or 4.4 – which is available for the Mountain Lion Developer Preview – wil...

Creating a bootable OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 medium

Haven't tried it yet, but the process for creating a bootable OS X Mountain Lion install medium (USB stick or DVD) should be the same as it was fo...

Galaxy Note: What don't you love about it?

Samsung's super-sized Galaxy Note changed my life: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my puny iPhone 4 with disgust, wishing with ...

App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission

John Paczkowski for AllThingsD: “Apps that collect or transmit a user’s contact data without their prior permission are in violation of our guidel...

Path says it nuked the collected user data

Path CEO Dave Morin just issued the following statement on their blog: We believe you should have control when it comes to sharing your personal in...

iTunes Match: The first 17 seconds count

Heise's Mac & i analyzed iTunes Match (Google Translate): Der Matching-Algorithmus von Apples Musik-Cloud schaut nicht besonders lange hin, wenn ...

HTC Will No Longer Release Smartphone Sales Figures

Matt Brian on HTC keeping their smartphone sales a secret: Taiwanese mobile giant HTC is set to adopt a similar strategy to its smartphone-making r...

Path uploads your whole address book to its servers

Arun Thampi on Path uploading your whole address book to their servers: Upon inspecting closer, I noticed that my entire address book (including ...

Still not seeing OS X 10.7.3 on Software Update

Apple released OS X Lion 10.7.3 last Wednesday and on one of my machines I'm still not seeing this update. The picture above was taken just a few...

iPhone, iPad and iPod in their first seven quarters

Nice little overview by Asymco's Horace Dediu to show the impact of iPad, iPhone and iPod when they came out. @asymco @gruber @studuncan This is a...

Dropbox now imports your photos (and gives you some gigabytes for doing so)

The whole Dropbox idea has been a very successful story so far. And now they're apparently looking to get photographers to use their service. A re...

Apple stops sale of most 3G products in Germany (Update)

Those of you in Germany looking to buy an iPhone (not the iPhone 4S) or iPad with 3G, well you're out of luck. Apple has stopped selling those devi...

Path: About downloading your own data

On January 16th, 2012 I asked Path for a copy of my user data, a feature they publicly advertise on their website. A friend made me aware, that the...

Comments Off: Boy Genius Report

Jonathan S. Geller on commenting on BGR: I’m disabling comments for a bit, though. I’m tired of reading nonsense and of interacting with people th...

Most Verizon smartphones sold last quarter were iPhones

Tom Krazit at paidContent about the iPhone share on Verizon: In the first quarter that Verizon Wireless was on board with Apple for an iPhone launc...

Another record quarter

Apple reports first quarter results: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended Dec...

The "End" of The Co-CEOs

Research In Motion Names Thorsten Heins President and CEO: The Board of Directors of BlackBerry® maker Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX:...

MPAA: Here's your White House petition

For those who think hope that the White House actually looks at those petitions: In just a few hours the petition amassed more than 5,000 votes an...

MPAA CEO Chris Dodd vs. Washington

CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and former Sen. Chris Dodd in an interview with Fox News: "Candidly, those who count o...

Twitter acquires Summify, plans to shut down the service

Summify Joins The Flock At Twitter: Our long-term vision at Summify has always been to connect people with the most relevant news for them, in the...

MPAA: Lost in translation

MG Siegler at PandoDaily translating MPAA's letter (PDF) about yesterday's SOPA/PIPA blackouts: If there’s a worse kind of statement Dodd could ha...

iBooks Author EULA

Dan Wineman on the iBooks Author EULA: Apple, in this EULA, is claiming a right not just to its software, but to its software’s output. It’s akin ...

Don't Be Evil: OpenStreetMap Edition

Remember last weeks report of Mocality vs. Google? Looks like Google's streak is not coming to an end soon. This time it's OpenStreetMap reporting ...

Don't Be Evil?

Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow – The Google-Kenya ripoff: The conclusion is hard to escape: Google -- or people working on its behalf, with its knowl...

Who needs iTunes anyways?

While writing a recent article about Sonora, a nice music player that could possibly replace iTunes, I noticed how rarely I'm using iTunes nowadays...

The Restart Page

Make sure to view this one in full screen mode.

Redirect madness

Here's another reason not to use URL shorteners, especially when there's no real need to use a shortened URL. Like, in an automated email and after...

Sticker shock

This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids: This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing ins...

Galaxy Nexus power usage

Galaxy Nexus Power Analysis: Why chargers can't keep up with navigation: In sleep mode it only drew 0.04W with occasional spikes of 1W. Powered ...

2011

Deactivating iMessage on lost or sold iPhones

What to do when you lose or sell your iPhone and/or don't want to use iMessage any longer.

ICS Paper Cuts

Developer Grant "chpwn" Paul expresses his issues with the Android 4.0 UI. Interesting collection of inconsistencies and annoyances throughout the ...

Blame the skins: No ICS upgrade for Galaxy S

Samsung: no ICS upgrade for Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab because of TouchWiz: Samsung has just distributed the worst news of this Ice Cream Sandwich upg...

Intel-based smartphone running Android

Tom Simonite for Technology Review: Last week, Technology Review tried out prototype smart phones and tablets equipped with Intels latest mobile ch...

Schmidt my chairman says

It's always interesting to watch Eric Schmidt. Not because he's working at Google, but mostly because you can be sure he'll either leak some inter...

iTunes Match slowly coming to Germany and other countries

So Apple seems to be putting some pressure on the iTunes Match launch. After some messing around by switching from an US account to my German accou...

iMessages continue being sent to (remotely) wiped iPhones

Jacqui Cheng writing for Ars Technica: Those who have had a phone lost or stolen are familiar with the horrors that follow: the thief (or the perso...

Missing incentive

Pocket Gamer: The Samsung Galaxy S II has been removed from Rockstar's list of officially supported devices for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Gra...

Getting a custom 404 document on Amazon CloudFront using S3

How to serve custom 404 error documents using Amazons CloudFront and an Amazon S3 bucket as its origin? The problem is: CF doesn't let you assign ...

360 degree view of Apple Grand Central only on your gyro-enabled iOS device

Now, this is a cool little tidbit, found by Mark Gurman. You remember how Apple first added the gyroscope to the iPhone 4 back in the day (it's no...

New, new, new... new Twitter

Today Twitter pushed out some updates of their apps – for iOS and Android – and a new version of their website, which you get access to if you use...

Flipboard for Android

Well kinda. Look at it this way, now Flipboard doesn't have to create their own Android version anymore. Google created it for them, made it slower...

Twitter's year in review

Nice feature. Today they released the stories with most tweets per second. (In case you were still wondering if Twitter was mainstream, wonder no ...

Kindle Fire: A Study Of Four

Kindle Fire Usability Findings: The most striking observation from testing the Fire is that everything is much too small on the screen, leading to ...

Gowalla confirms acquisition by Facebook

As reported on the weekend by CNN, now here's the official announcement: Gowalla, as a service, will be winding down at the end of January. We plan...

Apple about Carrier IQ in iOS 5

Apple statement concerning the recent Carrier IQ discussion: We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it...

Android glitch allows hackers to bug phone calls

The Register: Handsets sold by HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and Google contain code that exposes powerful capabilities to untrusted apps, scientists fro...

'Comments Off'

Matt Gemmell summarizes the issue of having to deal with comments on your blog. Most of his reasons were also part of my decision to turn off comme...

An Exclusive? About hacking printers? On MSNBC?

MSNBC "Exclusive": Printers can be remotely controlled by computer criminals over the Internet, with the potential to steal personal information, a...

Killed off TouchPad outselling Galaxy Tab

NPD: Samsung Galaxy Tab sales low enough that HP outsold it: HP, not Samsung, was the ruler of non-iPad tablets in the US for the first ten months ...

Android 4.0: "Google’s overstuffed mobile OS"

Farhad Manjoo for Slate Magazine: I don’t want to sound too negative: Ice cream sandwich represents a great improvement for much of Android, and I ...

4.74 degrees of separation

Yesterdays blog post about the Anatomy of Facebook: While we will never know if it was true in 1929, the scale and international reach of Facebook...

How-To enable some new YouTube designs

Moritz Tolxdorff found some nice gems hidden in YouTube's website. The first thing he found and shared on Google+ was a new design, that you can en...

Better Gmail client than the Gmail app

Is it just me or is the application from within the new Google Search actually better than that buggy Gmail app Google re-released some days ago? (...

VMware Fusion 4.1 available

In case you're using VMware Fusion on your Mac, you should check for updates: VMware Fusion 4.1 is a free upgrade for current users of VMware Fusio...

Report a WTF condition

Engadget reporting about the first UK Galaxy Nexus customer who already returned his phone: Samsung's PR team tweeted the above picture of Alex Ioa...

Market Share vs Profit

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iBoard

Now, this is cool: "I don't think I can give it a good review on turnability", but hey that snowboard got an iPad inside.

Android activations: Zero acceleration

Engadget reporting about the number of Android activations per day during yesterdays event: Here at the "These Go To Eleven" event, Google announce...

No jailbreak necessary: How to quickly access iOS settings on your iPad, iPhone or iPod

Before Apple released iOS 5 the only way to quickly access specific iOS settings was jailbreaking the device. With iOS 5 Apple included a special URL scheme to enable direct access to the settings.

Gmail is back in the App Store

For those of you who were fast enough at the beginning of November to get the buggy app might want to consider this: If you already have the Gmail ...

Out of touch

Found this gem on the Official Google Blog while going through my feeds this morning: We’re introducing a method that lets you opt out of having yo...

Google X

Nick Bilton and Claire Cain Miller about Google X: In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is bei...

Not a hobby

Dieter Bohn for The Verge about Logitech and Google TV: Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch "a mistake of implementation of a gigantic...

iTunes Match coming closer to launch

Apple in an email to developers, reported by BGR: As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on...

Google Music launching next week

Thomas Houston on The Verge, reporting about the Google Music launch: We just got word from that Google is holding an event on November 16th, and o...

Google+ Pages for companies comes with its own trojan horse

Vic Gundotra on the Official Google Blog:Maybe you're watching a movie trailer, or you just heard that your favorite band is coming to town. In bot...

Attention to detail

Florian Müller found a nice tidbit in Apple's legal response to HTC: Apple denies that its correct name is Apple, Inc. The correct name of Responde...

Most influential on games industry

Matt Brian for The Next Web on Apple and Steve Jobs being voted as most influential on the games industry: As part of a a study that precedes the L...

Google Mail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: we’ve created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve combined your favo...

About Google Reader updates and those shaking their heads

It's been a little over 24 hours now that Google started rolling out the update for its RSS reader. There have been many different opinions about ...

Famous logos created with only CSS

How to draw the Atari logo with 100% CSS. Some more examples on the site. (via The Next Web)

About not getting Android 4.0

First off, the disclaimer: I've been using a Nexus S for quite some time now, after switching from an iPhone 3GS and switching back to it, after I...

Still using Flash?

Steven M. Bellovin about the recent Flash issues that were fixed on Adobe's end without the need of a Flash plugin update: [..] code on a remote co...

Operation vs. Expression

Vivek Haldar discussing GUI vs. CLI: Operation vs. Expression: There is a time for operation, and a time for expression. Most interface debates are...

The small details

Neven Mrgan's about labeling the back button: The title of the entire bar is the title of this view; the Back button shows the previous, parent vie...

Daring No Balls

This could be good. But "Commentary w/ Balls"? Not getting into the "w/ Balls" vs. choosing anonymity discussion. Anyways, where's my popcorn?

Celebrating Steve

Apple has posted the Steve Jobs celebration special event which took place on October 19th on the Apple campus. There's also CBS' 60 Minutes piece...

PenTile fun in numbers

AnandTech's Brian Klug and Jason Inofuentes about the use of a PenTile display on the Galaxy Nexus: Here things still look pretty good for the 4.65...

PenTile Returns

Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch talking about the PenTile panel on the Galaxy Nexus: As a man once said: “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool ...

Google: Upcoming changes to Reader and Mail

Today seems to be quite an interesting day at Google. Two major products were part of announcements that made it to the wires today. First off the...

Galaxy Nexus doesn't go Retina

FlatpanelsHD on the Galaxy Nexus OLED display: The OLED screen measures 4.65-inches and uses a 1280x720 HD resolution. The screen size is probably ...

Facebook releases Messenger app to the outside world

"Outside world" meaning outside of the US. The app has been available for a few months now on US soil - or those with an US iTunes account. I don't...

Enjoy waiting

Jerry Hildenbrand at Android Central - Will my phone get Ice Cream Sandwich? Our predictions: The wait is over -- Google has officially announced A...

iOS 5 Newsstand hidden in a folder

Annoyed by Newsstand that comes with iOS 5? Here's a little trick how to hide it in a folder (and it doesn't require jailbreaking your device): - ...

Working at Google vs. working at Amazon

Stevey's Google Platforms Rant: I mean, just to give you a very brief taste: Amazon's recruiting process is fundamentally flawed by having teams h...

iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2 updates are live (and more)

Apple just publicly released iOS 5, check your fresh install of iTunes 10.5 (which was released yesterday and is necessary for the update). Then yo...

3.5 inches

Dustin Curtis on Apple's decision to use a 3.5 inch screen: When you first see a phone with a 4-inch or larger screen, it seems like a much better ...

Thanks.

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Samsung vs. iPhone 4S launch (Update)

Samsung to request preliminary injunction orders against Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Electronics will file separate preliminary injunction motions in P...

Samsung: We can’t rely on Google (Update)

Matt Brian quoting a Samsung official: "If Samsung truly believed that Google’s takeover of Motorola Mobility was going to be helpful to the entire...

The creation of an iPhone 5 prototype

Well, let me quote myself here for a change: Based on CAD designs, hardware components, several hints, cases and recent, believable mockups we c...

Secret Messages

The secret numerology behind the iPhone event invitation The Clock icon -- "The hands of the clock are pointing at both the number 10 and th...

Things Apple is Worth More Than

Things Apple is Worth More Than Apple's market cap is now $380 billion. What's littler? (via @daringfireball)

A present for Microsoft

Acer's EMEA president Walter Deppeler about Googorola (English) We'll have to wait and see if that deal doesn't turn out as a gift for Microsoft. ...

Try the new Facebook News Feed

With the following words Facebook is trying to describe their new News Feed News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper. You won't h...

Recipe for Any Android Phone Review Ever

Nailed it Unlike Apple’s once-a-year release cycle with the iPhone, Android OEMs and carriers have gone crazy, releasing as many new phones as poss...

Apple Stock takes another nudge up

Looks like it's going to be another +10 USD day for AAPL. As @tomwarren points out, something's up (and it's probably not only the stock). [black...

Samuel L. Ipsum

Samuel L. Ipsum The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who...

Instagram 2.0

Introducing Instagram v2.0: Since the day we launched, one core part of the app has remain largely unchanged: the camera. In the past, we’ve adde...

Google+ gets search...and more

For those still using Google +, here's an update for you: The Google+ project has been in field trial for just under 90 days, and in that time we’v...

Nothing you can do that I can't do

Stevie Wonder on Saturday in Echo Park: "I want you all to give a hand to someone that you know whose health is very bad at this time.... His ...

140 billion photos

Jonathan Good on 1000memories.com At the dawn of the new millennium a new technology (that Kodak itself invented) was reshaping the whole industry ...

Use AirDrop over Ethernet (and on unsupported Macs, too)

Speaking of "hacks" here's one for everyone using an older Mac or who just wants to use AirDrop over Ethernet, rather than slow WiFi. Apple curren...

Windows 8 Metro apps do not open? Raise the resolution!

This week Microsoft released a first developer preview of Windows 8. This version features their new UI called Metro. Now some of you might be usi...

The good guys

John Lilly One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, back when I was 23 and newly out of school, is this: look around and figure out who you wan...

Tell me if you've heard this before

Dean Hachamovitch on the Building Windows 8 blog: Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and p...

DDoS attacks against German press sites

DDoS-Angriff auf die Internetseite der BZ - badische-zeitung.de [1. English translation]: Der Angriff auf badische-zeitung.de begann am Dienstag ge...

What to do with all that money?!

Amar Toor for Engadget:According to an SEC filing that Motorola Mobility released yesterday, Google made an initial offer of $30 per share on Augus...

News.me now free

News.me is all grown up (and now free): Best of all - in anticipation of a series of additional releases over the next few months, we’re excited to...

Focus, or lack thereof

Vlad Savov about yesterdays Microsoft keynote at BUILD: Steve Jobs’ keynotes for Apple, which may now be consigned to the past, stand as the gold s...

More Linux sites breached

Remember that kernel.org hack? Well, there's more. Matthew Humphries for Geek.com: Now it seems the breach has extended beyond kernel.org. On Septe...

One team down in the hunt for running Android on TouchPad

Team Touchdroid: The code for our touchscreen driver was found on a public pastebin which was believed to be from team CM by some of our team membe...

Charity matching program for Apple employees

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an internal mail: Starting September 15, when you give money to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Apple will match your gi...

100 million active Twitter users

From the Twitter blog: Five years ago, Twitter came to life when @jack sent the first Tweet to his seven followers. Now, 100 million active users a...

Open

Florian Mueller on FOSS Patents: - Do not develop in the open. Instead, make source code available after innovation is complete - Lead device conce...

Ghost town for 35.000 people, minus the people

The Washington Post: Although no one will live there, the replica city will be modeled after a typical American town of 35,000 people, complete wit...

Fun with EXIF

Could have gone and look for an Apple engineer's Flickr stream to pick one photo and modify it, but that'd be too much work, right?

Testing the water

DigiTimes: First-tier notebook brand vendors Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba and Asustek Computer, understanding that demand for notebooks is unlikely to rec...

Germany goes crazy about those TouchPads (Update)

Carsten Knobloch: Gestern verkündeten wir, dass wir noch eine größere Menge HP TouchPads für euch besorgt haben. Dies ist richtig, die Geräte stehe...

Pre-Order the iPhone 5

Claudia Frickel on some site [1. Dear Focus, learn how to link. Here's the original source.]: „Es handelt sich um einen Reservierungsservice – und ...

Another Galaxy gone

Bloomberg: Samsung, Apple’s closest rival in tablet computers, pulled the just-unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7 out of the IFA consumer- electronics show in...

Amazoid Kindle

MG Siegler for TechCrunch: Google’s Android Market is nowhere to be found. In fact, no Google app is anywhere to be found. This is Android fully fo...

Release day economics

From Uniform Motion: Our new record was ‘officially’ released today. This means that you'll find the digital version on various different Digital ...

God save -err- call the Queen

Radio Netherlands Worldwide: One of the 250.000 confidential diplomatic cables published earlier this week includes the private phone numbers of Qu...

Crunched

Brad McCarty at TheNextWeb: Long-time technology blogger Michael Arrington is resigning as the Editor of TechCrunch in order to pursue a full-time ...

About that - supposedly - lost iPhone 5 prototype

Peter Jamison for the SF Weekly Blog: Among other things, CNET reported that San Francisco police investigators, working with Apple personnel, had ...

A Lime-Marinated Shrimp Ceviche - and an iPhone - please

Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh for CNET: The errant iPhone, which went missing in San Francisco's Mission district in late July, sparked a scr...

Google Mail Offline

Benoît de Boursetty on the official Gmail blog: Gmail Offline is a Chrome Web Store app that’s intended for situations when you need to read, resp...

Security breach at kernel.org

Site News over at kernel.org: Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure were compromised. We discovered this August...

One last run of TouchPads

Mark Budgell over at the HP blog: Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads ...

Magic Numpad

Graham Spencer on MacStories: A new accessory from Mobee, which makes some inductive charging accessories for the Magic Mouse and Apple Keyboard, ...

iOS 5 Beta 7 (Update: new iTunes, Apple TV, Xcode, Safari betas too)

Available via OTA, but not on the developer site yet. Scratch that, it's on the web too now. Thus, check your device! Apple also updated to iTune...

Zero Percent

Laurie Voss about the Explorer Ribbon: [..] this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses ...

An update to Facebook's Project Spartan

MG Siegler for TechCrunch: BoltJS is a UI framework that’s being built by Facebook for the purpose “helping developers build fantastic mobile web ...

Yet another group messenger

Sarah Perez on TechCrunch: Samsung is launching ChatON, a cross-platform mobile chat service similar to RIM’s BlackBerry BBM. Do we really need so...

Streamlined

Tom Warren at WinRumors: Details on Microsoft’s ribbon use have been well documented over the past few months thanks to a variety of leaks. Micros...

Still think Android OEMs like that Googorola deal?

Remember those quotes by HTC, Samsung, etc. executives saying they support Google buying Motorola Mobility? Digitimes: Samsung Electronics, desp...

How to kill HP

Al Lewis for the Wall Street Journal: Raise your financial estimates, twice. Then miss them, twice. It has been a year since H-P fired Mr. Hurd. ...

Hidden Facebook iPad app? Here's how to enable it

You might have read MG Siegler's article on the hidden iPad app. Well, here we go into the more "technical details" on how to enable it, without j...

We've seen it all before

Almost certainly many of you remember the times in the late '90s when we used to buy computer magazines - yes, we used to do that back then - and ...

Twitter adds photosharing service [Update]

From the Twitter blog: Millions of people share photos on Twitter every day. We're going to make that easier than ever. Over the next several week...

Apple's iAd opt out vs. location tracking

Recently I've seen a surge of people suggesting that going to oo.apple.com would stop storing your whereabouts on your iPhone/iPad 3G, an issue t...

Château de Noisy - a few hours in an abandoned castle

Finally! Yesterday I got to get my camera out for an interesting tour again. Daniel and I went together in the early afternoon to visit an abando...

Creating a bootable OS X 10.7 Lion disc (Update: ...and USB stick)

Some of us don't want to/can't use the OS X 10.7 installer but rather have a DVD/USB stick to do a clean install. Here's how to create a bootable stick/disc for that.

Data Robotics is aiming at businesses with B800 and B1200

While Data Robotics, makers of the storage device called Drobo, had various models for businesses they are now taking an even more serious approac...

2010

Combining OS X and cloud storage

I recently wrote that I reinstalled my MacBook Pro due to a new SSD. During this process I once again learned to love the combination of Mac OS X a...

Why WikiLeaks is good (not only) for America

Evan Hansen, Editor-in-Chief of Wired.com: Instead of encouraging online service providers to blacklist sites and writing new espionage laws that ...

Information wants to be free

The phrase is a simple observation, like saying “a compass wants to point north”. Information intrinsically has a tendency to spread. Controlling i...

Major Decluttering

Over the past few months I've been trying to simplify certain things in my life, especially by getting rid of some unused (social media) accounts....

Julian Assange, the hacker...

August 2000: From: Julian Assange Subject: call for ocaml volunteers For some time now, our group has been working on a cryptographically-denia...

Some photos have to ripen: Malmö Graffiti

Over the weekend I went through an archive of older photos that I haven't checked out since I took them back in May 2010 while travelling to Malmö...

Flickr win

Title says it all: Google Street View vs image from Flickr. I guess we'll see many more like these in the coming days and weeks. See a...

Drobo S gets an update, adds USB 3.0

After Data Robotics just recently announced the DroboPro FS and Drobo Sync, the latter now shipping, the company today announced an updated Drobo ...

Exciting announcement from iTunes?

I wonder what this'll be. Subscription service, iTunes in the cloud or just a working Facebook integration for Ping? I find the subscription serv...

NDAs, Embargos - and how to mess them up

Every now and then I come across something that requires an NDA or - more often - an embargo, which for my cases is a spoken promise not to disclos...

Friends that can

Today I got the chance to talk to one of my best friends after a rather long time. It was one of those situations where we haven't spoken to each...

Female Friends Flashbacks - or: A Relationship with Steve

Steve is the snappily dressed, Porsche driving tech quarterback. He takes you to exclusive restaurants in walled gardens, orders the drinks and din...

Widgets for iOS? How about something like this...

I'm usually not someone who creates mockups of would-be-could-be-maybe software. But this is one case where it was rather easy to see some elements...

Apple's next Flash: Java?

As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated. Thi...

Where do good ideas come from?

via Julien Smith

Banksy does Simpsons opening

This has to be the darkest and most bizarre Simpsons opening ever. Be sure to watch till the end! Update: Well, as you might have seen by now, the ...

Drobo FS goes Pro [Updated]

When I saw the first photo of Data Robotics' newest product I was thinking to myself "well, sure, that makes sense". I'm talking about the new Dro...

Gamescom Live: Doing what others didn't

Last week, Cologne saw the second incarnation of gamescom since it moved from Leipzig over to western Germany. Tim and I had an idea on how to cov...

Coming Through!

Phew, where do I start? Let's just say the past two months have been quite eventful! The latest and not so great thing actually concerned this web...

Let's see how this works. Apple's Wireless Trackpad...

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Recent things

Sorry for the lack of recent updates. The past few weeks have been pretty packed and the upcoming weeks don't look any better. Some things didn't...

Thank goodness it's only a photoshop: Vuvuzela Hero

via neatorama.com

Worst Oil Spills - till now...

via dvorak.org

WTF is HTML5

via focus.com

Another Twitter iPad/iPhone alternative: Osfoora (HD)

For those who have yet to find a Twitter alternative to the "usual suspects" like TweetDeck or Twitterrific this app seems to have some promise. I ...

Camera Bits' Dennis Walker about developing Photo Mechanic for the iPad

The bottom line is that the requirement to use the iPad Photos app to access your photos on a flash card, plus the connectivity issues, means th...

The Evolution of the Television

Large version on coolinfographics.com

Comparing E-mail Address Validating Regular Expressions #code

I wanted to find a regular expression to validate e-mail addresses, but when I searched I found dozens of slightly different versions of the same ...

The totalitarian Buddhist who beat Sim City

Vince guy spent four years wallowing in equations and graph paper building a totalitarian Sim City hellscape called Magnasanti, racking up a popula...

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.We have 1200+ videos o...

Artsy place...

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Evolution of privacy on Facebook: 2005 to 2010

Facebook is a great service. I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60. However, Facebook hasn't always managed its...

Making of: Google Chrome Speed Tests

Equipment used: - Computer: MacBook Pro laptop with Windows installed - Monitor - 24" Asus: We had to replace the standard fluorescent backlight ...

Erasing David: Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?

David Bond wanted to see if it’s possible to vanish so one day he packed his bag, got into his car and kissed his wife goodbye [..] Before going o...

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash o...

Like it? Tweet it!

“Like it? Tweet it!” is a jQuery-powered JavaScript widget that enables visitors to your website or blog to write a tweet about the site directly i...

iPad and older iPod camera connector don't mix

Once upon a time I bought this iPod camera connector to use it with my iPod 5G. This small dongle basically converts the proprietary dock connecto...

The case of the 500-mile email

To: 0xdeadbeef@petting-zoo.net Subject: The case of the 500-mile email. Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:57:40 -0800 Here's a problem that *sounded* impo...

jQuery Masonry

Masonry is a layout plugin for jQuery. Think of it as the flip side of CSS floats. Whereas floating arranges elements horizontally then vertically,...

What if I had bought Apple stock instead?

Currently, Apple's stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today ...

Steve Wozniak on Apple security, employee termination, and Gray Powell

[..] I believe (and have heard) that the engineer who lost his iPhone 4G has not been fired. Perhaps the case was examined on an individual basis a...

Posterous sites now iPhone enabled

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1Password for Windows Beta

If you are a 1Password user who also works with Windows have I got some good news for you! I’m happy to announce the first public beta of 1Passwor...

Inside Pixar’s Leadership

I do believe you want a vision, so you start off with a person who has a vision for a story. And we do things to try and protect that vision and it...

Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

[..] publishing the name, photographs, and personal information of the Apple engineer who lost the phone is irrelevant to the story. It was the dic...

HTML5 is my Arcade

The Akihabara which you can download here is my personal dream too. It is a set of libraries, tools and presets to create pixelated indie-style 8/1...

Digital photocopiers loaded with secrets

Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive - like the one on your personal computer - storing an image of every document c...

Government requests directed to Google and YouTube

Like other technology and communications companies, we regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from ...

What to do with HTML5 - A presentation

This presentation was originally created by Marcin Wichary and modified by Ernest Delgado. The purpose of the presentation is to show the coming b...

iPhone apps that don't follow any UI guidelines

Yes, they also include various instances of Comic Sans.

About those iPad WiFi issues

This document provides details of the iPad/iPhone OS 3.2 DHCP issue Princeton University began seeing in April 2010. It provides information f...

Mac OS X SSD tweaks

Most of these tweaks, besides providing for a longer lifespan for SSD disks, should improve overall system performance even on an non SSD disk. Of ...

Opera Mini on iPhone - Nice try

It was Tuesday morning and I started the day as usual, scanning through the nightly mails and twitter. Then there are these posts making me think i...

Weltweiter iPad Launch verspätet sich um einen Monat

Hier die offizielle Stellungnahme von Apple Deutschland: Obwohl wir mehr als 500.000 iPads in der ersten Woche ausgeliefert haben, ist die Nachfr...

Drobo goes NAS with Drobo FS

After Drobo launched the Drobo S a few months ago there was a forseeable hole in the company's line up. Officially the Drobo Share, the device tha...

Check.in: A solution for the check-in service dilemma?

You might not like services like Foursquare, Gowalla or the even older Brightkite and think they don't make any sense at all. Well, let's just say...

What to write about? Some current ideas...

Hey there! I know, I know... This blog, or rather me on this blog, haven't been very active - apart from the sidebar with my FriendFeed entries t...

2009

Foto-Equipment leihen in Deutschland - Teil 2

Nachdem ich zuletzt im vergangenen Jahr über einen Foto-Verleih geschrieben hatte, gibt es den dort erwähnten Verleih-Service von Lens Avenue sei...

Drobo S now comes with eSATA, DroboElite with two Gigabit ports

Today Data Robotics presented a new device that power users always wanted from the Drobo: a really fast interface to connect the external storage ...

Photoshop.com Mobile for the iPhone - A quick look

Last week was a good week in terms of interesting new iPhone apps: we got Tweetie 2, one of the best Twitter apps out there right now, and Adobe's...

How to use Google Wave on your iPhone

On October 1st Google released Wave to some 100.000 selected beta testers. While I wasn't lucky enough to get a first row seat, I had the luck to ...

Petition Supporting the Extradition of Roman Polanski

Excuse me for copying this verbatim from Thomas Hawk's blog, but I couldn't have said it better. Over the past few days I’ve been watching the Rom...

Google enables push mail via Exchange on Gmail

Thank. Goodness. Push mail is now available for Gmail users on phones that support Exchange in some shape or form! It pushes to iPhone, Blackberr...

Spraypainting the Thalys - Two days in Paris

Last week, on September 14-15th, our team (Kai and me) was invited to join Seak (@seaking on Twitter) and the Thalys crew to a special event in Pa...

How to reply using twitter.com

I'm seeing this problem too often in my replies on Twitter, so I thought I make a little tutorial on "How to reply using twitter.com" The goal: Yo...

Gamescom is in town

Since the beginning of last week gamescom is in town. If you follow me on Twitter you've seen many updates containing the #gamescom tag. Addition...

Hasard Cheratte - Spending a few hours in an old Belgian coalmine

Last saturday I decided to pull a quick one and go on a photowalk somewhere special. After some research online and especially having found some n...

About licenses, photos and online mobs

Over the past day there's been a little "crisis" going on over at FriendFeed. Let me introduce the contenders first: Kol Tregaskes, who liked a...

Setting up OpenVPN on Amazon's EC2

I set up a server for a basic need: free speech. I hope this small howto, that in no way is meant to be complete or fool proof, will give those in need a way to get the news out!

iPhone unlock and jailbreak - Take 3

Just now the iPhone Dev-Team has released the unlock/jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch. At the time of this writing it doesn't yet support un...

Only after the last...

"Erst wenn die letzte Kritik zensiert, die letzte Satire gelöscht und der letzte Internet-User erfasst, werdet Ihr merken, dass Wahlkampfgetöse kei...

Mossberg knows how to start an interview

Well, I guess the CEO of AT&T didn't see this first question coming: "Why is the number one reason why people decide not to get the iPhone... AT&T'...

Two weeks with a Nikon D700

A few weeks ago I got the chance to play with a tool that I might be getting in the coming weeks. Over the course of 14 days I was given a Nikon D700.

Even Droobier now: DroboPro makes first appearance

It feels like it was just yesterday that Data Robotics launched their latest product, the DroboApps which are available with the combination of th...

iPhone OS 3.0 in less than 10 minutes

Last weeks Apple keynote in Cupertino, CA compressed into just under 10 minutes.

Safari 4 and the curious case of Google Gears

A quick hint for those using the Safari 4 Beta in Mac OS X and wondering why Google Mail (with Gears from Safari 3) doesn't work anymore. Opening...

Whoops - How did that get in there?

Generally I use my blog for tech related issues, but recently I'm noticing there are many underreported news that would probably be worth mentionin...

Old friends on Twitter

After seeing a recent Facebook hype during the last months of 2008, it now looks like Twitter has gained attention by some of my friends from GIGA....

A week with the Nikon Coolpix P6000

I had the opportunity of using Nikons current high-end compact camera, the Coolpix P6000 (DE/US), for the past week. Whenever I get a new piece of ...

US iTunes Store closing down for the outside world?

Looks like Apple is starting to hunt down those pesky guys and girls who are accessing the US iTunes Store from abroad. These (parts) are the upd...

Taking videos with Canon's EOS 40D (Update 2)

I just created this video using Canon's EOS 40D a digital SLR which usually isn't able to record video. The first Canon camera that officiall...

The Big Picture

For a few months now I have been following The Big Picture on Boston.com. If you're looking for great photos (of current events), there's no need t...

T-Mobile flashmobs Liverpool Street Station - proves Brits can dance

This T-Mobile ad was recorded live on January 15th, 2009 11am at Liverpool Street Station, UK and aired first on Channel 4 on the 16th.

Hulu.com now streaming in Europe - but how long? (Update: roughly 2 days)

Even though there's still that warning sign when you open up Hulu.com that tells you it's "US only", apparently some shows are now available for s...

Something happens - and it's all over the web within minutes

Yesterday we witnessed again (like before) how the real time web, with services like Twitter and Friendfeed, is able to get news out into the worl...

Palm Pre - Nokia, Microsoft, you missed your chance

Some of you might know the company Palm. Either because of their PDA's, when they were still around, or their Treo phones. The latter weren't reall...

2008

And I will return...

First Look: SimCity for the iPhone (Update)

You read correctly: One of the most famous games is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. SimCity's history goes way back to 1989 when it ...

A week in Austria

After a mere 2 years of not being on a snowboard I decided to change that fact and went on a short holiday to the alps. Since my brother lives in...

Cologne Downtown

Since there were a few people on Flickr who liked this photo, I guess it's worth being put on my blog too. Enjoy!

Testing YouTube HQ embed

Normally I don't post standalone videos on here, but this time I'm playing around with embedding HD HQ from YouTube. Enjoy. Hmm, I guess I nee...

Tower Defense for the iPhone: Fieldrunners

See, the basic principles of games like (Desktop) Tower Defense are what make them so addicting. As such, tower defense's rules are simple to und...

MobileFiles - Accessing your iDisk on the go

I recently looked for a way to get to my iDisk (part of MobileMe) from my iPhone and found a free app on Apple's App Store, called MobileFiles whic...

Xbox 360: The new experience

After I got into the NXE preview on the 30th, I got the actual update last night (October 31st). In Germany the New Xbox Experience (NXE) is calle...

Microsoft: Gates vs. Seinfeld - Ads about nothing (-err- something)

Update October 30th, 2008: And they did it again. I'm wondering who is uploading these videos to YouTube, because this version of the most recent a...

New Xbox Experience - The way to get it early

Larry Hryb, maybe better known as Major Nelson, just posted instructions on how and where to get early access to the New Xbox Experience (NXE). I ...

Abandoned pools and more - Foreclosures in the US

Holy smokes. Unbelievable what's happening:

Drobo launches DroboApps

As I'm typing this I'm waiting for a conference call with Data Robotics, maker of Drobo and its companion DroboShare, which makes Drobo a NAS devic...

Photokina 2008: A Wrap-Up

While I was at Photokina last week I was particularly interested in Canon's new 5D Mark II and Nikon's D700. Both models are currenlty in line fo...

First glance at Photokina

Today I had the chance to have a first look at Photokina's inner workings. I'm an editor at the show working with one of the few HD stations in G...

Ikea in Japan - Think, different

And here I thought Ikea didn't even exist in Japan. Well, think again. Apparently they are cooperating with local transportation. This seems to b...

Let's Rock! - Let's pull a Genius!

When Steve Jobs entered the stage today one of the first things to appear on the screen was "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". An...

Ausge-Spore-t?

I'm really trying hard not to use the FAIL meme for this one. Just for the kicks, go to Amazon's Spore page and have a look at the customer revie...

IFA 2008 - A quick look inside

I spent last friday and saturday at IFA in Berlin and had some time to walk around the floors. It's one of if not the biggest consumer electronics...

Preparing for IFA

As I'm getting ready for IFA, I got the last pieces of equipment for IFA. I'll be taking my 40D in combination with various lenses. These include...

Google Street View cars in Cologne

Got this image via the internets. I ran across one of Google's cars a few weeks ago (could also be 1-2 months). Looks like it can't be too long unt...

What's in my bag?

Actually this post should be named "What is my bag?", because recently I got a new backpack which is Lowepro's CompuTrekker AW. It fits all the stu...

You know you're in Cologne if...

Last tuesday I spent a rather long day in Berlin. Actually it wasn't exactly Berlin which made the day long, it was - again - Cologne and its bla...

Unter den Linden

Statue of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg.

Psystar is up for the fight

Granted, I'm quite surprised that Psystar was able to come up with this: a real law firm to fight the case versus Apple. The Miami-based company ha...

The MobileMe/iPhone 2.0/App Store disaster is going on

After the first days of using the iPhone 2.0 software - which I use in combination with the MobileMe service - there obviously still are problems...

Flora, Cologne

Just playing around with some shots I took a few days back. Hope you enjoy it!

iPhone jailbreak, activation and unlock - Does it still matter? Heck yeah!

I read and heard various opinions in the past few days since the "iPhone dev-team" released the updated tools for doing the things above. (Granted,...

Lack of backups will result in data loss. But will it be missed?

I just read an interesting column by Dvorak over at PC Magazine about the increasing size of crap on our drives. One of the things I'm missing in...

T-Mobile: Wait for the iPhone, but pay your fees

Just read this article on the german news site heise.de. Looks like Germany's exclusive provider T-Mobile is already sending out their activated SI...

Testing WordPress for iPhone

Testing the new WordPress for iPhone app on my - guess what - iPhone. Looks good so far! Update: After the initial impressions you quickly realise...

PwnageTool 2.0 is here

The new iPhone PwnageTool for the iPhone has been released just a few hours ago. It jailbreaks and activates both iPhone generation. It unlocks o...

Facebook sues StudiVZ, finally.

All I have to say is: Facebook finally noticed it. I already wrote about StudiVZ and Facebook a couple of times. It was just a matter of time until...

Random Headlines (Week 29)

Apple suit: Psystar's Mac clones must be recalled Apple's list of grievances against Mac clone maker Psystar spans 16 pages, but, in the end, its ...

E3 2008 - Fear not, the yawning game will be over soon

In the gaming world this past week has been all about E3 in LA. But just like the recent years it didn't manage to bring really stunning news. Of c...

Back In The Day

You can find the complete Flickr set over here. Location of this photo: View Larger Map

Visiting Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord at night

Some of you might have wondered what I was doing when I posted about going to do late night photoshoot of an industrial park. Well, the answer is...

Apple's MobileMe - Push or in sync? (Update)

Looks like Apple has removed all mentions about push mail from their MobileMe site. It has been removed from the MobileMe Mail features list too....

Follow The Signs

Videoüberwachung

A few days ago Daniel and I went to Düsseldorf airport to take some photos. After a few minutes the German border police drove past us behind the...

PlayStation Home vs Xbox' Avatars - Fight!

Microsoft today announced at their E3 press conference that the Xbox 360 software, also called dashboard, will get updated in fall. One of the ne...

Zombies - Now for everyone!

Don't really know how this one fits on my site - oh well. So here's the official description from the site: We challenged noted British artist Al...

iPhone 3G, MobileMe - iFail and the conspiracy theory

Over the past few days Apple launched MobileMe, the successor to .Mac, the iPhone 3G and the iPhone and iPod touch firmware 2.0. Let's have a look ...

E3 - Microsoft goes first

Looks like Microsoft couldn't hold it for much longer and already released some information about the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 which was previously...

Fail Whale - MobileMe style

I guess this is what most people are experiencing at the moment. The way from .Mac to MobileMe has been a rocky road since yesterday morning. Som...

Short interview with Zibri, creator of ZiPhone

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 3G and the iPhone software 2.0, I talked to Zibri, the creator of ZiPhone. First of all thanks for your ...

Zero Punctuation - Game reviews for the fast ones

Even if you aren't really into games, this guy really has it going. One thing to make sure before starting to listen to this: Turn off everything a...

You got Webster'ed! It's that time of the year again

Yep, Merriam-Webster announced the new words that are included in the latest Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. The new words include webinar, ...

Random headlines

Welcome to yet another installment of the random headlines. Pay, Your Own Way: Firm Lets Workers Pick Salary I was expecting a "but if you really ...

iPhone 3G - More reviews are in

[gallery lightboxsize="full"] Well yeah, in just a few days the iPhone 3G will come out. Of course the usual suspects already had it for a few day...

Bubble calendar - Great idea, but...

This calendar might be a great idea and it's looking awesome too, but, problem is, I couldn't stop popping the bubbles. Or can you? Everyone I've...

Drobo goes Firewire

[gallery lightboxsize="full"] The short version: This had to happen and thank god it did! The long version: When I (and several other people) had...

VZ here, VZ there - meinVZ now at 1 million users

So, meinVZ now made it to 1 million registered users. It still is a totally closed system which is almost identical to StudiVZ. Maybe at some point...

UK to stop Google Street View?

Yet another good one from the BBC: Google's plans to launch a mapping tool in the UK could be referred to the Information Commissioner. Street V...

Darwin Award just around the corner

What's the most relaxing way from Oregon to Idaho? Of course, in a lawn chair surrounded by lots of balloons. Kent Couch - no, I'm not going to mak...

This didn't take long: Wax figure of Hitler loses head

You can't make this stuff up: Man rips head from Hitler wax figure BERLIN (Reuters) - A man tore the head from a controversial waxwork figure of A...

iPhone software 2.0 preview

For all of you wondering how iPhone 2.0 will look on the PC/Mac and the iPhone itself including the App Store, wonder no more. Paul Thurrott got hi...

Another Day

Random headlines

Yahoo and Microsoft making the rounds with old lovers? Microsoft now wants to get some friends to seal the deal? Time Warner und News Corp. Awesom...

Perfect description

This is actually the best description of the situation. (And no, I don't read Valleywag regularly.)

Life and Life Only

I resign

Following some dear friends, I hereby also declare my resignation from not working at Yahoo. It was a great time with the other, mostly clever peop...

Foto-Equipment leihen in Deutschland

Eine aktuelle Version dieses Artikels findet Ihr hier, da Lens Avenue das Geschäft aufgegeben hat. Ich hatte letztens das Problem, dass ich für ...

My Flickr Tag Cloud

Want your own tag cloud? Check it out here.

Apple's iPhone 3G and the ubiquitous internet

One thing that Apple is about to do right, at least from their point of view, before another big gun will is the combination of 3G, a data flatra...

Sauerstoff

Went to the Landschaftspark in Duisburg today. You can find the Flickr set here. More photos to come very soon.

Follow Your Heart

Just needed to get this out there.

Been A Busy Week

I want one

It's time for another totally useless post again. This time featuring Nintendo's Wii Fit. Enjoy!

Invention and development, or the lack thereof

So over here in Germany there has been this Facebook clone StudiVZ created in October 2005. The people behind it ran with the template, translated...

User generated content - Stop it, please!

While listening to No Agenda #28, Adam and John came accross the subject of the so called user generated content whilst talking about the recent ...

Lost: Ben shoots Nikon

Well, there you have it, I knew something was wrong with Ben. He's shooting Nikon. (Photo via Engadget)

444

Man, it's really annoying to get sick during a great vacation that takes you to a really great city with awesome people. But these people around y...

Pier 23

Locked Down

Q: Which Evil Robot is Most Evil? - A: All Of Them

"Check out Mahalo's exhaustive, slightly nerdy guide to the Best Evil Robots of all time." - Interesting experiment went on at qik.com. Guess nobod...

Wake Up

Blogger Bob: Will it X-ray?

(Title courtesy of TWiT) "It is much thinner" - "It does look different" - Captain obvious, anyone?

One Out

Blue and Orange

About a company that really knows how to leave a mess

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CeBIT 2008, Day 1

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Connecting in Cologne

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Tracking photowalks

As some of you might know I use a tiny Java application on an old cellphone called TrekBuddy to track some of my photowalks. Apart from geotagging...

Don't Lose Your Head

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Polished Seats

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Hohenzollernbrücke

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A look at ZiPhone

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Yet another iPhone post...

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Up There, Plate 1

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External harddrives - Trouble for some

After reading some of the problems people have - like Raoul over in the US, I felt the need to express my observations with external harddrives. Fi...

Plug-a-week: Nocturnal

Hey, so I don't have a podcast but that's no reason not to plug a great audiobook, right? Right! If you like the twisted minds, like Scott Sigler -...

iPhone 1.1.3 - Jailbreak done

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From Here To There

Mannequin Sessions

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iTunes movie rentals - Fooling around

I just fooled around with my first iTunes movie rental, as it was nearing the end of the 24h watching-time. And found that after some playing aroun...

Moving on up a.k.a. the EOS 40D article

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42

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The Miniature Earth

(via Amber Mac)

Exhale

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Cologne, January 6th, 2008

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The Games Convention Drama

Once upon a time there was this tiny exhibition called Games Convention. From day one it took place in that more or less little town called Leipz...

Bang, Boom, Bang

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2007

The Little Church That Could

Cologne, December, 28th 2007

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Merry Christmas

Cologne Downtown, plate II

Misty

Cologne From Above

Düsseldorf at Night

DRM my ass - or why the Xbox Video Store ate my video

(First off, I saw this coming but didn't think it'd actually get me.) So, today we showed the new Xbox Video Store on our show. I decided to take...

Shiny

Under My Wheels

And He Turned Over In His Grave

RIP Evel Knievel...

"Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, Jr. (October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007) was a motorcycle daredevil and a household name since the late 1960s, an...

Return of the RQOTD

"Every time someone pays for an Adobe product an angel dies" - Frank Jonen

Making my way to iPhone 1.1.2

So tonight I accepted the fight and updated my iPhone to the most recent firmware 1.1.2. If you're interested in the process, read on... Here's t...

Pause But Don't Stop

Fresh Feeling

New Star In The Sky

Mistakes on TV, part -Idontknow-

Next time you give a phone to a member of the cast, tell him where's top and bottom. Just sayin'...

Apple store employee happy that HQ is patching

Just had to blog this: "Please post something telling people to stop fing jailbreaking in store iPhones and iTouches. We spend a good 2 hours ever...

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

The One With That Spooky Face

Mickey?

After All That Is What I Get

Happy Halloween!

Don't walk

Weird Al Yankovic - Don't Download This Song

An Apple world?

To quote the source: "You know it must be Apple Inc. Picture taken in the Missouri School of Journalism"

This is just plain wrong

"Apparently there is a problem in Thailand with the illegal smuggling of sports cars into the country. To prevent "car laundering", the brilliant ...

A really awesome anti-piracy ad

From the most recent IT Crowd episode:

Throwin' and Fetchin'

Best part starts at 1:00 with the result at 1:31... Awesome idea, but I wouldn't throw my Euros - or Dollars - in the air. :) More over the Strob...

45 degrees

The Day I Turned to Glass

Alex

Trooper On The Pooper

The new girl in town

Our stage

Backstage

Yeah, as you might have noticed I'm currently at the Games Convention in Leipzig. The first three days, wednesday through friday, were pretty emp...

Meta Hawk

Head first

Tony Hawk

Taking some shots

Hall 3 at GC, Leipzig

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Vulkanhalle

Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri and Vimeo.

Randomness

Random quote of the day

"Wenn du liebst, was du tust, wirst du nie wieder in deinem Leben arbeiten." -- Na, wer wohl? Konfuzius ;-) (via Olli)

Melatenfriedhof

Minesweeper - The Movie

Too Fast To Be Sharp

Beware

Working The Move

Bastelstunde mit Casi...

Folgende Mails gingen innerhalb der vergangenen 48 Stunden von Casi über den Verteiler. Ohne weiteren Kommentar: Betreff: [suchspam] Gesucht: Barb...

"Dead Like Me"

"Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation begets disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avo...

Think flickr, think!

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Why, oh why...

So, there we go again. Another fine example how big media in Germany most of the time is at least a few months behind. RTL a few days ago started t...

When Will I See You

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She Wants To Move

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Red And Blue

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Green Stripes

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Colored Cubes

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Up above, Rev II

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How-To: Using your cell phone and a BT GPS device for better photography

So today when I got to the mailbox outside I found the bi-weekly edition of c't, a German computer magazine. They had a short story about injecting...

Jaiku vs. Twitter

It looks like the war is starting between modern micro-blogging webapps. So which one will it be: The oh-so simple Twitter (me) or the oh-so featur...

Happy Easter everyone!

Brandenburger Tor in 30 seconds

This is one of 78 time-lapse videos I still have on my harddisk. It was created while I was in Berlin during 2005/06. Sad to see this and remember ...

Copyright Suit is on the Money

Black Star Rising - Copyright Suit is on the Money "U.S. photographer Kelly Fajack, whose photo of Burundi schoolchildren mysteriously wound up dep...

#7 on Amazon.com

Thanks to the power of podcasting, blogging and a concentrated effort Scott Sigler's "Ancestor" made to #7 on Amazon's Top 100 and is now officiall...

The funs of April fools...

"Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless ...

Ancestor...

"Through a haze of semi-consciousness, Sven saw the creature lift its bloody head. A big, triangular head, too big for the body. A black head, with...

"No dollar contract."

Grapher This just made me remember a story of some developers working for Apple - well, sort of... "Officially, this machine doesn't exist, you di...

Trouble keeping your apps up-to-date?

If you think there's nothing worse than an outdated version of your favorite software on the Mac, then this tool might be the right thing for you: ...

Bad comments, well... - But death threats?

First up, I have to say that I'm relatively used to read childish comments in forums, blog posts or even on news articles. Considering I know the c...

"Tonight we dine in... heck"

300 - PG Version: (via Dvorak.org)

"My Work Day"

My Work Day on Vimeo Okay, that's the last video for today - I promise.

Bum Rush the Charts

From Bum Rush the Charts: "Podcasting gets little respect from traditional media. To them we're little more than a joke, than amateurs. What they ...

ZDF Podcasting at CeBIT

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Life Explained

By Cliff Pickover (via Leo)

From Hero(es) to Zero(es)

And well, it was created by NBC.

Pixel Pusher...

This day was a really creative one. Casi and I had some fun - actually we'll still have on the days to come - creating some funny clips for the upc...

Spoiler Alert!

Beware: Wired 15.03: Snack Attack!

Content is king

A couple of days ago Casi wrote a post about people only posting (funny) videos on their blogs. Well you can complain about it or you can just use ...

Bum Rush the Charts

The early stages of BitTorrent

Possibly the first BitTorrent experience ever :)

Gamestars...

The first spots are now live - and on YouTube: Two more after the jump...

In case of a terrorist attack - these are the rules

My favorite so far: "If you are sprayed with an unknown substance, stand and think about it instead of seeing a doctor." More of them over at saf...

Twitter - It really can be useful

lifehack.org has some ideas on how to use twitter to be more productive. I've been using this tool for a week or so now (as seen on the right or...

Nuclear Winter in Chernobyl

I'm always blown away when I see pictures of that ghost town in Russia. Trey Ratcliff (Stuck in customs) went to the Ukraine and took some amazing ...

Love that CG

Although the plot of part 2 wasn't that great, the computer graphics were stunning. New Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End Photos are now ava...

What a day...

I realised I suck at playing pool. Had some good moments but overall, no way :) What a day. Slept approx. 6 hours from monday, worked for 8, had a ...

Web 2.0 Explodes, Mind-Expanding Video Shows Who's Teaching Who

(via Gizmodo.com. Thanks Heiko.)

Another day to be remembered...

Hiroshima, the pictures they didn't want us to see

Anyone else up for one of these?

I already have three Choke-a-Ducks in the cart: .

Could you learn English, please?

So I went to Hamburg yesterday by train. The most interesting part of that ride was the way back to Cologne. I have never heard the word "apologize...

Everyday traffic in Iraq?

Gates vs. Hodgman on The Daily Show tomorrow?

So there we go - Windows Vista is about to drop very soon and so Bill Gates will be on The Daily Show tomorrow evening. So the big question is: Wil...

For all you Second Lifers out there

... try getting one of these.

Best picture in a blog today goes to...

Engadget for British mulling security cams that see through clothes? ;) Oh, and here's the pic:

Wordpress updates

So I finally managed to update to the most recent version of WP on thursday and today I installed the widget plugin. Very nice features there. Cust...

Weird job postings...

Okay, it's complicated to find a job in Germany, but there are offerings all over the internets. A recent example: this one. A developer job for, ...

Quote of the day

"Trying to make digital files uncopyable is like trying to make water not wet" - Bruce Schneier at Wired.com about recent DRM developments.

Don't forget what happened...

(via Dvorak)

Hello, I'm a Mac, and I'm PC - and we are eyes!?!

A very "interesting" way for advertising a MP3-Player: Oh and happy new year everyone!

2006

So not worksafe...

Again: NSFW! :)

Will it blend - iPod edition

Okay, the marbles were already fun, but this one tops it again: Will it blend? - The iPod (via digg.com)

kthxbye?

Found this just coming in through Diggnation. Rather old but still funny.

Some weird images...

Images Hosted on Zooomr As the first episode aired yesterday a few new images are now available over at Zooomr.com

Remembering Berlin...

We shot this, well, I guess almost a year ago in Berlin. So, I had the tape floating around for a while now and decided to do something with it.

Elephant

Elephant Hosted on Zooomr One more interesting thing we saw while visiting the zoo in Cologne.

Today at the zoo

Look at me Hosted on Zooomr We were at the zoo in Cologne today to shoot some takes for a show we are doing at the moment. Actually, I'm done for ...

Nothing much to add...

Above everything Hosted on Zooomr Count one more in: Thomas Hawk just bought a MacBook Pro recently. It's really interesting to see how many peopl...

Loop

Loop Hosted on Zooomr Just a shot I took over the weekend in our studio. More to come soon.

Building the city

Building the city Hosted on Zooomr Unfortunately I'm currently not able to upload any more pictures to Zooomr :( As soon as this is resolved there'...

Flickr statistics

So anyone ever wondered what cameras are the most used on Flickr? Well, ask no more as you can get an answer over there. They also have stats on ca...

Anyone up for some Apple-puzzles?

Well, if you are, then maybe you have already heard of MacHeist. Every week or so you get a challenge to complete. These challenges aren't easy but...

Possible next Microsoft.com?

Also having a big interest in websites and web-development I stumbled across labs.microsoft.com, which are previewing a very nice navigation system...

Sometimes I wish there was a quicksave feature in live

Today something interesting happenend, that made Casi and I think about this: a quicksave feature in life. Okay, so here's the basic idea: - You sa...

It had to happen :)

Oh, and by the way, nice clothes ;-)

Featuritis

Time to feature some people out there. Listed in no special order. annieland - I don't care if she cares, I just want you to know she's still out t...

Apple Ads - Made by fans

MacRumors' Apple Ad Contest has ended with many stunning entries and - of course - winners. Best Print Ad: Coming Zoon by ATD Let's see how soon ...

Windows Longhorn in the Year 2003...

My Zooomr Account

Thanks to Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk I recently discovered Zooomr.com. A great alternative to Flickr. Here is a sample image I put up: Shake Boy...

Update on Camera RAW

As I'm writing this I'm installing an update to Camera RAW support on OS X. You can grab it here as it doesn't show up in Software Updates yet. Loo...

Regarding Camera RAW support on OS X

So here I'm sitting with my shiny new Canon EOS 400D, also as "Digital Rebel XTi" for the non-europeans out there, and have been looking for an app...

I love those moments...

A few minutes ago a colleague came in with her laptop and said: "This notebook has 276 viruses and that one worm 'wormdb something' cannot be remov...

So what's the deal with GooTube?

So this week Google announced to acquire one of, if not the biggest online video "distributor" on the internet. At the same time Google said there'...

Photokina - Apple...

This afternoon I attended the special event Apple hold here in Cologne. It was the first Apple event for me and I have to say that even though it w...

Just off the air...

I just went off air a few minutes ago. The first takes were pretty ok, but the last one. Hmm, at some point concentration left me alone. I've been ...

Up 2 date post

So I start with what happened the past two weeks. I was in Leipzig for my company on the Games Convention. It was a real pain at some point, but ev...

Going to Leipzig

So tomorrow we are going to the Games Convention in Leipzig for about a week. Currently it feels more like a school trip than a job. Thanks to my ...

Cool places from around the world

Want to know how things look like around the world? Then turnhere.com might be interesting for you. Videos created by individuals show certain part...

Some things change, some don't

Moving to a new place is always some kind of a challenge. Having friends who help you get things running are really great and can't be exchanged by...

Share your OPML

Share Your OPML - An interesting collection of what people are reading every day...

Would you please...

... clean up your desk? :-) Update: Here's the video to it.   I will really miss this...

Moving right along

So, the past few days have been quite interesting, related to work and to the rest of life. Well first up my colleague Daniel and I (re-)launched b...

Got snow, reloaded!

Well it's really snowing outside:

Hier ist dein Schild

Ohne Worte

Google snack rooms

Way to go for our GIGA "snack room":Valleywag: Google snack rooms

No more talking

Mirror.co.uk: Banned from talking to all women:"A FLASHER has been banned from talking to ALL women after he admitted exposing himself to a young s...

GoDaddy's dissaproved Ads

I wonder why they were rejected? ;)SuperBowlAds.us: Go Daddy's SuperBowl Ad Saga

Chewbacca

Even Chewie has it's own blog. UUUHHHGGG-rrrrRRR!

What a joke!

Best blonde joke ever! ;-)

Ohne Worte

Stoibers recent speach.

Davos

If anyone wants to know where my brother and I are currently - here's the link to my Flickr set: Click.Thanks to the anonymous wlan spender :)

Happy new year...

I wish everyone a happy new year... Let's see what 2006 will be about!

2005

Cold outside

Just came back in. We did some takes for a "Best of" of GIGA Real. It's really cold outside. Good to feel the heat coming back into the fingertips. :)

Hamachi

Hamachi - free and simple VPN solution for Windows & Linux. Mac OS X is in development.

From TXL to MUC - and back

What a trip! Very -eh- entertaining. I guess that's the best word to describe what we managed in the last 36-48 hours. We went from Berlin to Munic...

The Enigma Machine

Enigma Machine Applet

From 0 to 100...

It's very nice how bad things can turn into very good things. The plan was to go to a restaurant with some colleagues. Well, this didn't happen bec...

What a day...

... and week. Today we celebrate our seventh birthday since GIGA first started on November 30, 1998. We invited most of the old cast. It's funny to...

Love IPTV Shows as much as I do?

Well, here's a nice list: http://www.iptvshows.org/. Oh and the famous mediaplayer VLC has been updated too.

Flickr: Public Computer Crashes

Billboard Crash in Las Vegas, originally uploaded by memphysema.Nice Flickr Group

First real snow in Berlin

Today the first real snow arrived in Berlin. Had some a few days ago, but this time it's some more. Here's the link to my Flickr set.

Almost a month

Sorry for the delay once again. It's been a pretty busy month. I mean, November just flew by. Unbelievable that it's almost christmas. Actually it'...

One-month-round-up

So, more than a month passed since my last entry and my move to Berlin. The move was a true horror, a week full of carrying things around. First th...

Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates, but there's just too much going on here. So you have to wait a few days for an update...

What a weekend

We finally managed to find a nice appartement! Congratulations to us ;-) It was a really nice weekend, even if a little bit stressful on saturday, ...

Berlin, once again

So, being back from Berlin, and having no luck at the first try to get a flat, I'm now trying to find one together with a colleague. In Berlin it's...

The way to Berlin

Today we'll be going to Berlin to have a weekend and a little bit more to scout for a new place to stay. Additionally I'll meet a good friend again...

Call me visionary, or just a realist?

It sucks when something isn't happening the way it was supposed to. And it sucks even more when you "knew" that before. Only for the fact of thinki...

News is out

The official offer is there, and now it's time to do some serious thinking until tomorrow morning.

It's still interesting...

It looks like the lack of news in the past few weeks is beginning to catch up nowadays. Today might get an interesting day too."Nothing travels fas...

I have been waiting a long time to post this string....

... but today it looks like the best moment:"There are no secrets, only information you don't yet have..." (Adam Curry)I smell it might be an inter...

Sorry weblog

Just like Patty, I think it's time for an update.Yesterday evening we once again said bye to two colleagues, Oliver (graphics) and Robert (aka "The...

Another week went by

Well, yeah, one more week passed including the daily sit-ins at my colleagues. Watching TV and having a drink or two. Missing my S-Bahn regularly w...

Digg.com

digg. Sounds interesting, good stories/links.

Windows Vista is live

Windows Vista Homepage has gone live. The official press release can be found here.

More music...

Once again a musicblog. Once again Adam Curry started a new project: The podsafe music network is meant to make unknown artists popular. The interf...

Google Earth is old - look at Google Moon

Google Moon - Lunar Landing SitesThe funniest thing happens when you zoom to the max :) See for yourself.Thanks to Volker for forwarding this to me.

Waah!

While searching for some new podcasts I stumbled across Annik Ruben's "Schlaflos in München". This is my first official german podcast I'm subscrib...

Shhhh, don't say the p-word!

Shhhh, don't say the p-word!: "Blog: Using the term 'podcast' is a big faux-pas in Redmond, according to a recent Seattle Post-Intelligencer story...

One more time...

There we go again, oh wait, we do not go anywhere: Shuttle Flight Scrubbed.

Nothing new last week...

So, nothing that interesting happened last week. Well, except that thing on thursday evening. But I have to see it by myself before I decide whethe...

Looks like the Vatican is shutdown, cell-phone-wise

According to Yahoo cell phone jammers/scramblers were installed for tomorrows start of election. Hmm, not trusting priests, well...I still like Whi...

iPod One

CNN has an article about Dabbeljuh and his iPod. Surprise, surprise: "No black artists, no gay artists, no world music, only one woman, no genre le...

A moving week

Yesterday I went to a good friend, and the first thing she mentioned was how happy I looked. Well, if she would have seen me last monday or tuesday...

Interview with Gordon Moore

Moore on 40 years of his dictum | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

"Fixed-Gear Bikes an Urban Fixture"

Bikes without brakes and a fixed gear. Sounds -ehm- interesting: "Instead of looking a car or two ahead of you, you have to look three to four bloc...

Random Quote Of The Day

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wr...

Staying in D...

I'm not in the mood for a drive-home this weekend. I'll stay here over the weekend. My flat-mate is out of town, so it'll be a really relaxing week...

Weather

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but since yesterday it looks like spring has arrived! My guess at todays' temperature: at leas...

Moved...

For the next two days (read: until end of cebit) I'm upstairs next to the studio. Everythings quite hectic up here, compared to the room I had one ...

It's CeBIT time...

Well, yeah it's already time for CeBIT 2005. My colleagues who work with me in the same channel have all left to Hannover. So I'm the one left in D...

In my new home

So I just arrived at my new home for the next 4 weeks. Carried my bags up and met my new flatmate. It's really much better than the old room I had ...