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Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone
RT @a_greenberg: Figuring out that iOS jailbreakers may be the smartest hackers I'll ever have the chance to interview.
apple  hackers  ios  ipad  iphone  jailbreak 
february 2013 by mxmerz
Daring Fireball: Amazon's Play
John Gruber about the Amazon keynote a few days ago. It's good to see another company in the consumer tech sector that has it's shit together.
daringFireball  apple  amazon  kindle  iPad  john-gruber  from instapaper
september 2012 by mxmerz
Verlinkt: Hintergrundbilder für Retina-iPads
Seichte Kost zum Wocheneinstieg: eine Link-Komposition für hochauflösende iPad-Wallpapers.
@RetinaiPadWallpapers, Poolga, fiftyfootshadows.net (via Oliver!), Geeknaut.com, iPad3wallpapers.com, iLikeWallpaper.com, RoguePlanetArt.com, Alex Hopkins, Michael Toye, Wallpaper Collection, InterfaceLIFT oder der ‘Retina iPad Wallpapers Thread’ im MacRumors-Forum.
Ein ‘Background-Template’ für Photoshop oder Illustrator liegt hier.

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iPad  wallpaper  hintergrundbilder  wocheneinstieg  template  Illustrator  links  2048_x_1536  retina-ready  Photoshop  Netzwelt  2048x2048  backgrounds  from google
march 2012 by mxmerz
Sennheiser PX 210 BT: Genialer Bluetooth Kopfhörer mit sattem Klang
So toll wie ich In-Ear Kopfhörer für unterwegs mag – eines nervt – das Kabel. Aus diesem Grund wollte ich für Zuhause, aber auch für meine Dienstreisen im ICE bzw. bei Hotelübernachtungen einen Kopfhörer der Bluetooth benutzt und komfortabel ist. Ich bin fündig geworden.

Der Sennheiser PX 210 BT ist ein normaler (faltbarer) Kopfhörer (kein In-Ear) mit Bluetooth, also kabellos. Für mich war neben dem Bluetooth noch etwas sehr wichtig. Ich will kein großes Gewicht mit mir herumgeschleppen und ich will das Teil schnell und einfach wegpacken können. Auch hier punktet der Sennheiser PX 210 BT. Die Transport Tasche (im Lieferumfang enthalten) nimmt den Kopfhörer in zusammengeklapptem Zustand auf, so läßt er sich leicht verstauen und transportieren.

Schon früher war ich vom Klang der Sennheiser Kopfhörer begeistert und auch beim Sennheiser PX 210 BT ist es nicht anders. Gut, ich bin kein Audioprofi – aber für mich klingt der Kopfhörer extrem gut. Höhen sind klar und Bässe kommen mit passendem Druck auf die Ohren.

Der Tragekomfort ist durch seine gute Polsterung gegeben. Selbst nach mehreren Stunden Hörbuch genießen, fühlten sich die Ohren immer noch gut an.

Der Sennheiser PX 210 BT benutzt als Energieversorgung einen Lithium-Polymer-Akku, dieser wird entweder an einem Mac/PC über USB aufgeladen, oder dem mitgelieferten Netzteil (welches einen USB Port hat).

Das Verbinden mit iPhone, iPad & Co geht relativ fix – einfach den Bluetooth Button drücken – das iPhone starten und BT Geräte suchen lassen – kurze Code Eingabe (0000) und das war’s. Ab sofort kann man via Sennheiser PX 210 BT seine Musik, Hörbücher oder Podcasts vom iPhone/iPad & Co genießen.

Und solltet Ihr mal (wenn das Audiogerät eurer Wahl z.B. kein Bluetooth unterstützt) nicht via Bluetooth euch mit einem Audiogerät verbinden können – kein Problem! – es wird ein Audiokabel mitgeliefert das euch erlaubt an jede 3,5mm Klinke zu kommen.

Volle Kontrolle

Wie man auf dem Bild schön erkennen kann befinden sich auf der rechten Ohrmuschel Elemente zum kontrollieren der Musik bzw. des Hörbuchs/Podcasts. Ihr könnt damit die Lautstärke direkt am Kopfhörer einstellen, Lieder vor/zurückspulen  bzw. pausieren. An meinem iPad 2 und iPhone 4 konnte ich dies ohne jegliche Probleme testen.

Lieferumfang

1 PX 210 BT
1 Audiokabel (2,5-mm- auf 3,5-mm-Klinkenstecker)
1 Netzteil mit Länderadaptern
1 USB-Ladekabel
1 Lithium-Polymer-Akku
1 Transporttasche

Technische Daten

Bluetooth version2.1 + EDR
Supported Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
CodecSBC,apt-X
Betriebszeit 12 h
Reichweite ≤ 10 m
Audio-Übertragungsbereich (Hörer) 15 – 22,000 Hz
Impedanz 590 Ω / 100 Ω (Aktiv / Passiv)
Klirrfaktor bei 1 kHz< 0.1% (1kHz)
Schalldruckpegel bei 1kHz107 dB
Akkudaten3.7 V Lithium-Polymer-Akku

Technische Merkmale

Neodym-Magneten und Duofol-Membranen für ausgezeichnete Klangwiedergabe
Erstklassige kabellose Funkübertragung via Bluetooth® 2.1 – optimierte Leistung in Kombination mit einem Bluetooth-Dongle von Sennheiser (Die Bluetooth®-Wortmarke und die Bluetooth®-Logos sind eingetragene Marken von Bluetooth SIG Inc. Jegliche Verwendung dieser Marken durch Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG erfolgt unter Lizenz.)
apt-X®-Unterstützung (Bei apt-X® handelt es sich um ein ausgeklügeltes Audiokomprimierungsverfahren für echte HiFi-Qualität. apt-X® ist eine eingetragene Marke von Audio Processing Technology Ltd.)
Faltbares Design mit metallverstärktem Kopfbügel für maximale Mobilität und Lebensdauer
Integrierte Titelauswahl und Lautstärkeregelung für noch mehr Benutzerfreundlichkeit und Komfort
Optimiert für MP3-, CD- und DVD-Player, iPod, iPhone (iPod und iPhone sind in den USA und anderen Ländern eingetragene Marken von Apple Inc.) und Mobiltelefone (3,5-mm-Stereostecker)
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Fazit
Sennheiser Kopfhörer haben mich schon in meiner Jugend begeistert. Sie sind sicherlich nie der günstigste – aber Qualität hat eben seinen Preis und der ist hier meiner Meinung nach gerechtfertigt. Kompakt, Kabellos und dabei ein satter Klang – so mag ich meine Kopfhörer. Der Sennheiser PX 210 PT kostet ca. €179,- und kann bei Sennheiser z.B. direkt im Onlineshop hier gekauft werden.

 

Tipp am Rande…
Mathias hat es bereits in die Kommentare geschrieben, aber zur Sicherheit sei es noch einmal an dieser Stelle erwähnt – bei Amazon kann man die Sennheiser PX 210 BT für €136,- bekommen!

Original Artikel von: rosenblut
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Produkt_Review  Audio  Bluetooth  iPad  Kabellos  Kopfhörer  Music  Musikgenuss  Podcasts  PX_210_BT  PX210BT  from google
may 2011 by mxmerz
∞ Bullet Point
Growing up there was really only one bullet point on computers that I cared about: clock speed. I knew that the faster the CPU, the faster the computer. This drove my buying decisions (rather, my guidance of my parents buying decisions) for many years — this also lead the buying decisions of many consumers during this time as well. CPU speed was the horsepower benchmark for the computer industry. Yet, as true car fans know, horsepower is only one component of a fast car, but it is — none-the-less — an important factor.

In college I learned about the magic of 512mb of RAM and as the clock speed boom slowed (as did my income), RAM became my go to benchmark — if the CPU was decent I knew that juicing the RAM would lead to a nice performance pay-off. I laughed at anything with less than 512mb of RAM — what a joke to use any less RAM. Of course RAM is more like a good car suspension — like horsepower it is important — but not the determining factor of the race, it’s what helps you get that horsepower down to the road. It also just so happens that both suspension changes and RAM changes are a bit cheaper than adding more horsepower. 1

Later in college, and post-college, it came down to software. I switched to a Mac with less RAM, a slower CPU and yet the computer still felt faster. The only explanation had to be the software I was running — Mac OS X now instead of Windows 2000 — all the hardware was the same, if not slower. 2 If we stick to the car metaphor I think the software aspect of computers best represents the driver. Where a good driver can make a slow car faster, just as good software can make slow hardware faster 3 . We inherently know that Michael Schumacher can drive our car faster than we ever could 4 .

A year or more ago I discovered SSDs and just how much faster they can make your machine. It is, still, the biggest performance boost you can do to your computer. If I had to be forced to put a car analogy on SSDs I would have to say that it is akin to switching from an automatic gearbox to a sequential-manual gearbox used in F-1 cars, it helps in all instances of racing.

With Intel busily trying to obscure the true speed of their chips, GPUs satisfactory for all but the power users, SSDs starting to become main-stream 5, most computers coming with plenty of RAM from the factory, and most software reaching excellent optimization levels (certainly on the Mac side of things) — what now is the benchmark upon which a nerd can fixate?

I give you: Battery life.

If you go to buy a new phone, laptop, tablet, or gadget today, I would guess you are pretty concerned with how long that battery will last and less so about CPU speeds, and RAM sizes. The really interesting thing about battery life is just how dependent it is on every single factor I talked about above. To get good battery life you need optimized hardware and optimized software (a large battery cell helps as well). Everything that we have cared about in the past has now lead us to the point where we can care about the one thing that is more annoying than memory swapping and slow boot times: carrying power cords.

Why This Matters
Battery life matters because we need to be able to use our computing devices when and where we want — tablets with a 2-hour battery life makes doing so, very challenging. Battery life matters because we don’t want to be the guy in the meeting unravelling the extension cord and power brick. Battery life matters because if your cellphone dies, you are — effectively — cut off. Battery life matters because both airplanes and coffee shops have too limited a supply of power outlets.

Battery life is the new benchmark — it’s the first thing that I look at on any new piece of hardware. We can now, finally, make the reasonable assumption that both the hardware and software is fast enough on most devices — so now what matters is portability — with battery life being the bullet point at the top of the list, set in bold.

When I read reviews and I see that a MacBook Air competitor struggles to get 6 hours of battery life, I chuckle and dismiss the product. Crazy right? I bet you do the same — when you heard that the HTC 4G phone only gets 4.5 hours of battery life — I bet you thought: “no way I want that”.

Rightfully so.

The real change that has happened is that all software is pretty decent at this point (Yes, even Windows 7), all hardware is pretty equal 6 and most all machines come with enough RAM to do most all but the more serious work. That really only leaves design and battery life to compete on — well pricing too I suppose.

Having the battery life I do on my MacBook Air makes me feel like I got a two-year old F-1 race car with the fuel efficiency of a Prius — in other words: awesome.

In fact, we are so intrenched in our feelings that batteries are just not good enough, that more than 50% of my Twitter followers charge their phone nightly, regardless as to whether they need to recharge. 7 I don’t think this is really representative of the actual device’s battery performance 8 instead I think is has to do with something that Liam over at Remacable touched on:

When my iPad tells me it has 40% battery remaining, I get anxious. I start wondering where the charger is. If I’m watching video, I wonder whether I should turn off the wifi radio. If I’m reading, I consider turning down the screen brightness. I can’t help myself. This is, after all, decades of learned behavior.

We have been so used to crappy battery life for so many years, that now we freak out when a battery that lasts for 10 hours shows only 40% remaining (meaning 4 hours battery life left). He’s not alone, last night my iPhone 4 was at 10% battery life and I only had another 20 minutes before I went to bed — yet the prospect of the battery reaching single digits before then was very unnerving.

This is why, when I look at the mobile computing space (Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones), it is hard to see anything but Apple as the clear winner. People are going to realize that with Apple they only need to charge their devices, at most, while they sleep (for the most part, perhaps not quite yet for some iPhone users). Thus far it is hard to make that case with most any other mobile computing device on the market — certainly not at the price points of the iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air and in their corresponding size. 9

Apple isn’t doing anything magical with battery life — they just make it a priority, and it needs to be top priority. No one really cares about how much RAM your phone has, or how many megapixels the camera shoots — what people care about is if, when they go to use the device, it works like they want and need it to. They care that they don’t have a depleting battery and have to start shutting off “features”.

I think the new plateau, the new bullet point, is becoming battery life. Notebook manufacturers, tablet manufacturers and phone manufacturers want to build and sell devices that have a battery that will last all day with continuous use. I want that too.

I think we all do.

This, as I am sure I will get emails about, is an over generalization. I am simply saying that adding performance shocks, lowering springs, strut braces and the like can be bought at different times for less money each time — whereas most upgrades that truly boost HP cost a great deal all at once.I am omitting the obvious difference between PowerPCs and Intel, because in the end I think the PowerPC architecture was actually slower at that time. As somewhat evidence by the tremendous speed boost when Apple moved to Intel.More of a feel faster than actually making the hardware faster. That it is, the software is fully utilizing the hardware.Most of us, that is.Thanks MacBook Airs.For the average user, they don’t notice the small speed difference — unless you are thinking netbooks, those still suck.I started only charging every other day, unless I have less than 50% battery life left when I go to bed.Except for Android, as respondents often said multiple times a day.Extended battery packs are a joke and they are a reason not to buy a device — if the manufacturer sells an “extended” battery, walk away.
Articles  apple  battery  battery_life  iPad  mac  from google
april 2011 by mxmerz
3D-Demo: Head-Tracking mit der Frontkamera von iPad und iPhone (Videos)
Das Projekt eines Doktoranden an der Universität Joseph Fourier Grenoble I demonstriert Head-Tracking durch die Frontkamera des iPad 2 oder des iPhone 4 und den dadurch erzielten dreidimensionalen Effekt. (Danke, Marcel!)
Apple  iPad  iPhone  iPod_touch  Web/Tech  from google
april 2011 by mxmerz
CGI-Reenactment: Jobs lockt iOS-Nutzer in die Schlumpfbeeren-Hölle (Video)
Die Gefahren des 80-Euro-Karrens voller Schlumpfbeeren, ebenso lehrreich wie eindrucksvoll nachgestellt durch Nma.tv.
apple  iPad  iPhone  iPod-touch  Skurriles  Web/Tech  from google
march 2011 by mxmerz
Preis für iHomes AirPlay-Lautsprecher iW1: 300 Dollar
iHome zeigte als einer der ersten Drittanbieter einen AirPlay-fähigen Lautsprecher, schob nun aber erst den Preis für den mit einem Akku versehenen und insgesamt recht reizvoll erscheinenden iW1 nach: Das Gerät soll angeblich 300 US-Dollar kosten, ein Erscheinungstermin steht dabei weiterhin nicht fest und der Europreis sowie eine hiesige Verfügbarkeit bleiben ebenso offen.
iPad  iPhone  iPod_touch  Web/Tech  from google
january 2011 by mxmerz
[game] World of Goo (+ Video)
Nach mehrfachen Auszeichnungen auf verschiedensten Plattformen tröpfelt ‘World of Goo‘ endlich unter die Fingernägel der iPad-Benutzer. Manch einer mag behaupten, dass es für diese neue Tablet-Behausung ursprünglich konzipiert wurde.

DirektGoo
perfektes Spielkonzept für das iPad Multitouch-Bedienung ohne Mängel das Musik- und Grafik-Niveau erreicht spielend die Qualität der Wii-Fassung ‘Game Center’-Unterstützung ‘World of Goo Corporation’ – oder die Frage: Wer baut am höchsten? Eins ist sicher: Das nächste Kanalrohr kommt bestimmt! Insgesamt: Ein Puzzel-Blockbuster aus ‘Independent’-Fingern, der spätestens mit dieser iPad-Version die große Weltbühne für Spiele beschreitet.

-> App Store-Link (iPad only)
iPad  World_of_Goo  rohre  2D_Boy  Game_Center  Puzzel  world_of_goo_corporation  Games  blobs  from google
december 2010 by mxmerz
Focus on the Writing
My search for the perfect iOS text editor has been long and arduous. There have been many turds, and few worthy candidates. I thought Simplenote 2.0 was all I would need. I thought my search was over. But in the last two weeks I’ve used new text editors that make Simplenote far from the clear champion of text editing. These apps are Writer from Information Architects (is that like how a comedian is an amusement engineer?), PlainText from Hog Bay Software, and Elements from Second Gear Software. All these apps use Dropbox to sync and focus on a simple writing environment, but they do it slightly differently.

Writer might just be my favorite way to write now. I’m not saying it’s the best app quite yet, but it’s the most productive writing UI I’ve ever used. It all starts with its font, Nitti Light. It was designed for use on the iPad and feels like how a modern typewriter would look. It’s very readable, but it’s wonderful to type in due to its larger size and wide spacing. Most text editors have tiny fonts with tight spacing, and while I never thought much about it, larger fonts with wider gaps between letters feel so much better. Writer also has a few mechanical tricks up its sleeve. It’s got additions to the on-screen keyboard so that you can hit parenthesis and colons without changing modes on the keyboard. You also have keys to jump between individual words as well. Not necessary with a bluetooth keyboard, but great if you don’t have one handy. And to keep your mind on just what you’re writing right now, there’s a focus mode that dims out all but the few lines just around where you’re typing. It should keep your view locked in on the current sentence. (Just in case your vision wanders around the page from time to time.) The last really cool thing Writer does is not a word count, but an estimate of how long it will take someone to read the text. (My Omnifocus review on SA was supposed to be seven minutes if you want to test the accuracy of Writer yourself.)

Writer is far from perfect though. The biggest problem is that there’s no iPhone version. Writer also doesn’t auto-sync. You have to manually sync and sometimes you’re just going to forget to. Left me without an up-to-date copy on Dropbox more than a few times and without access to my iPad, I couldn’t continue working on my project. The app also lacks TextExpander support which is almost a deal breaker nowadays. Lastly, you can’t manage documents on Dropbox. You can’t work outside Writer’s preset folder, can’t create sub-folders and you can’t search your own document list. At this point, I’d imagine trying to maintain a large document library in Writer would be a huge pain in the ass. If they make an iPhone version, here’s hoping it’s a Universal app.

PlainText, on the other hand, is a Universal syncing wizard. You can enable auto-sync for opening files, backing out of a document and of course just opening the app. I never worry about Dropbox not having an up-to-date copy. It doesn’t have a nifty new font like Writer, but its clean UI, with its full-screen mode is a joy to type in and I don’t really miss the Focus mode from Writer. PlainText can create folder and you can set the directory on Dropbox too. Hog Bay Software made the set-up quite flexible. The app supports TextExpander just like Writeroom and TaskPaper do. The app has no formatting options; just black text on a white sheet of paper. My only gripe is that you can’t move documents around between folders. That could be remedied in a future update most likely.

Then there’s Elements, from Second Gear Software. It might be the best option for most people looking for a Dropbox-enabled text editor to use on iPad. Elements lacks the focus mode and special keyboard extensions of Writer, but it gives you search, TextExpander support and an iPhone version for the same price. Elements has a clean UI and you can adjust colors and fonts to suit your taste. Elements doesn’t have anything like Nitti Light and you lose the time estimate for a more standard word count. Elements killer feature is its scratch pad. At any time, you can open up a separate set of notes and copy & paste or reference something. It’s great for storing an outline of the thing you’re working on. You can get a quick glance at your notes and then continue on with your writing. After using all three of these apps for a while, I appreciate being able to access and edit text files no matter which iOS device I’m using.

So which one should you use? All three are great, but only Elements and PlainText are on iPhone as well as iPad. Writer is the superior writing UI on iPad, but it’s missing auto-sync and TextExpander. You can buy Writer for $4.99, and I recommend it if you love writing on your iPad. PlainText is also a great app, and you can use it on both of your iOS devices and it’s free (and Ad-supported) to try, $4.99 to buy. Elements is also $4.99 and is a universal app. So my recommendation would be, get Writer if you care deeply about the writing experience. It’s the best I’ve seen. Get Elements if you want a solid Dropbox-enabled text editor. Get PlainText if you don’t want to spend any money upfront; get it regardless.
iPad  Opinion  productivity  Reviews  writing  from google
october 2010 by mxmerz
3x iPad-Freuden: TouchUp, FlightBoard und Tweet Library
Mit TouchUp (2.39 €; App Store-Link) pinselt sich eine weitere Bildbearbeitungs-Software aus der überwältigenden Anzahl an neuen App-Store-Programmen hervor, die sich in puncto Gestaltung, Optik und Bedienung vom Großteil der Konkurrenz absetzt.
Die Anwendung aus dem Hause RogueSheep importiert Fotos aus der synchronisierten Fotobibliothek und vom (leider nur allgemeinen) Flickr-Stream. Zuvor mit dem ‘Camera Connection Kit’ übertragende Bild-Kompositionen von einem iOS-Gerät oder einer Speicherkarte, erfahren ebenso den Weg in die App, die sich mit separaten Effekten, an einzelnen Bildbereichen verdient macht.
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FlightBoard (2.99 €; universal; App Store-Link) zeigt den Flugverkehr von ankommenden und abfliegenden Maschinen, auf über 4.000 Flughäfen nebst 1.400 Fluggesellschaften mit einem leuchtpixeligen Statusboard, an.
Wer nicht täglich Gäste vom Flughafen abholt oder selbst auf Reisen geht, benutzt die Live-Informationen über Verspätungen und Gate-Änderungen sicherlich nur selten. In den wenigen Anwendungsfällen, steigert es jedoch die Reisefreuden.
Dem Publisher-Haus Mobiata entspringt, für umfangreichere Urlaubs- und Reise-Planungen, außerdem das zurecht gelobte FlightTrack (Pro).
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Tweet Library (7.99 €; App Store-Link) ist neben einem passablen iPad-Twitter-Client ein Kurator für die eigene (offline) Tweet-Historie. Das persönliche Archiv lässte sich mit Suchbegriffen durchforsten, exportieren oder mit Filtern überziehen. Diese Suchauswahl extrahiert beispielsweise automatisierte “I’m-at-BlaBlaBla”-4sq.com-Check-ins.
Wer Listen, Backups und Gruppierungen etwas abgewinnt, findet hier seine mobile Tweet-Bibliothek.
iPad  FlightBoard  TouchUp  Tweet_Library  Software  from google
october 2010 by mxmerz

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