Altes 5W iPhone 3G Netzteil funktioniert nicht mehr unter iOS 6.01

November 25th, 2012 No comments

altes iPhone 3G NetzteilNeben den vielen Neuerungen die iOS 6 mit sich gebracht hat, gibt es auch die eine oder andere negative Überraschung nach dem Update.

Ich war doch recht überrascht, als ich feststellen musste, dass mein altes 5W iPhone 3G Netzteil jetzt nicht mehr für meine iDevices unter iOS 6.01 zu verwenden ist.

Offenbar hat Apple da an der Kompatibilitätsschraube gedreht – würde mich nicht überraschen, wenn auch Drittanbieter Netzteile / Dockingstations jetzt Probleme haben.

Zumindest mein Auto-Zigarettenanzünder-Stecker funktioniert noch…

Categories: Apple, Updates

Yahoo! Weather icon not presented any more with GeekTool?

June 10th, 2012 2 comments

Partly CloudyYahoo! recently changed the code for storing / providing their weather icons. That results in problems displaying the icons for example with Geektool.

Here’s the new code:

curl –silent “” | grep “current-weather” | sed “s/.*background\:url(\’\(.*\)\’) .*/\1/” | xargs curl –silent -o /tmp/weather.png\

Replace the orange part with the code extracted of the yahoo weather-url for your city – e.g.:

Categories: Others

No, there won’t be a dull Retina-Display

June 6th, 2012 No comments

Remember that if you are asking for after the WWDC 2012 😉

Categories: Apple, Events

iTunes Match & iTunes in the Cloud

May 1st, 2012 No comments

iTunes Match

Endlich ist heute iTunes Match auch in Österreich und einigen anderen Ländern angekommen.

Der Startschuss fiel gestern mit der Akzeptierung der neuen AGBs, welche die Vorraussetzung für den neuen Dienst darstellen. Zur Zeit läuft auf meinem MBP gerade der Abgleich meiner iTunes Bibliothek mit Apples DB… bin schon gespannt wie lange es dauern wird 🙂

Categories: Apple, iTunes, Music

Stars in the sky

April 1st, 2012 No comments

Categories: Photography

aTV2 – Jailbreak available, fireCore aTV Flash(black) updated…

March 31st, 2012 No comments

Seas0nPass for iOS 5.1

Finally you now can update your aTV2 device to the new iOS 5 version 5.1 – Seas0nPass is available to jailbreak the device (tethered).

In addition fireCore has updated it’s aTV flash(black) software to get the well known software also on these updated devices now.

Seas0nPass for Mac [10.6 or later]
Seas0nPass for Windows [XP or later]

For the new aTV flash(black) version visit fireCore directly.

upgrading was not that easy at all – but worked.
I had to test it several times and it worked in the end by doing a normal upgrade to iOS 5.1 first and then the jailbreak with Seas0nPass. Timing after the jailbreak was also very important –> don’t forget to connect the device to the power cord BEFORE you remove the USB-cable and adding the HDMI-cable.

Short hint at the end: don’t expect the fireCore Logo after the jailbreak – it wasn’t there when I did it…

Categories: Apple, aTV2

iOS updates don’t work?

March 11th, 2012 No comments

Have you checked your DNS already?

When iOS 5.1 came out I tried to update my iOS devices to the new version and realized that it’s not working for me. Update on 3G is not possible and when I tried to update via my cable based LAN it gave me a dialog telling that iTunes is trying to contact the apple server for verifying the update – it never ends here.

Trying around several workarounds it came out that the problems are related with my cable based internet connection. Further investigations then showed me that the DNS service I use has to be blamed:,

It’s the free google DNS service – and they are blocking the Apple Update servers… damn

After switching to the DNS of my hosting provider now everything worked as expected and the updates went through really fast.

Categories: Apple, Updates

Skitag in Westendorf

January 15th, 2012 No comments

Skiwelt Westendorf

Today Marco and myself had a perfect skiing day in Westendorf – great weather, great powder!!


Categories: fun

Merry Christmas!

December 23rd, 2011 No comments

I want to wish you and all my friends

Merry Christmas!


Categories: Others

iBooks now in Austria not limited to Project Gutenberg anymore…

October 22nd, 2011 No comments

Good news! The Apple Bookstore isn’t limited anymore to the Project Gutenberg.

So you now don’t need a german account to get current books:

iBooks Bookstore


Categories: AppStore, iTunes