Archiv May, 2008

The huge system update to Mac OS X 10.5.3 with 200 to over 400 MB resolves a lot of bugs and adds up some additional features to Leopard. Example: More digital cameras with their specific RAW-formats are supported now. Or the possibility to sync the Apple Address Book application with Google Contacts.
Great to see that WIFI stability was increased by the Apple developers.
An annoying – but resolvable – problem appeared after updating when I tried to use the time logging software TimeLog 4: All log entries within TimeLog are saved in iCal – and after upgrading to 10.5.3 my work time entries just doubled. It’s easy to fix the problem by deleting every dublicate log entry – but you better checkt the timesheet in detail before you hand it out to your customer ;-)

Jason from Google just posted the top 50 mobile applications which where selected in the challenge part 1, round 1. Looks like there are a lot of companies and people from Europe – like the Zelfi AG in Germany. So, innovation is not a Silicon Valley only phenomenon ;-) I’m really curious to get more information on all the top 50 apps.

Congratulations to all the developers behind the to 50 apps!

Just now Vodafone published a press release, that the Vodafone Group will sell the Apple iPhone in the following 10 countries:

  • Australia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

… wow. There is still an open question, which rates Vodafone will offer with the iPhone – and whether Apple will go on with their strategy of working with national exclusive partners. Whatever we’ll here in the future – that deal will boost the market for mobile iPhone applications.

So, let’s see what will come next …

I just wanted to share the steps to upgrade an Ubuntu server running on 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to the new version 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron). The “official upgrade path” explained at Ubuntu did not work for me – and maybe some other of you also run into the same problems ;-) Mehr …