Month: April 2012

“The good news, at least if you use GMail, is that you can make your email virtually hacker-proof today, provided you own a cell phone. The fancy geek technical term for this is two factor authentication, but that doesn’t matter right now. What matters is that until you turn this on, your email is vulnerable. […]


Darauf habe ich gewartet: wie von der Entwicklung mit iOS bekannt, genügt es dank Retina.js die hochauflösende, doppelt so große Grafik mit @2x im Dateinamen abzuspeichern und auf dem Server zu hinterlegen. Die Grafik wird dann dem Gerät mit Retina-Display zur Verfügung gestellt und verwendet. “When your users load a page, retina.js checks each image […]

#1 rule of Instagram

If you don’t want to ruin Instagram, please follow this simple rule: DO NOT pick a photo off the internet, your computer, DSLR or whatever device, then transfer it to your smartphone, then apply a filter and post it. Extra douche points awarded for Tumblr pictures which appear on Instagram. Oh and no, applying filters […]

“I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.”Zuck

Safari 5.1.4 enforces cookie policy

If you’re familiar with coding iFrame Apps for Facebook, you might be interested in this: “An issue existed in the enforcement of its cookie policy. Third-party websites could set cookies if the “Block Cookies” preference in Safari was set to the default setting of “From third parties and advertisers”.“ In short: before 5.1.4 you […]

On Safari 5.2

I installed Safari 5.2 beta, which will debute along with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I deleted it a few hours later (with the Uninstaller. Very Windows-like. You also have to reboot your system afterwards.). I really didn’t like it, and here’s why: Full-size tabs. While being OK on the iPad, they look ridiculous on […]

Kritische Gedanken zu Mountain Lion

Im Sommer kommt OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Als nicht wirklich überzeugter Nutzer von OS X 10.7 Lion blicke ich Mountain Lion eher skeptisch entgegen. Meine Hauptsorge ist mit Sicherheit die Art und Weise, mit der Apple das neue OS bewirbt. Nämlich hauptsächlich mit Apps vom iPad. Nachrichten, Erinnerungen, Notizen. Ausschließlich Apps, die kaum einer […]

Instagram für Android

Same scene, same filter (Amaro), taken side-by-side with Instagram using an iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus. (I think the difference is attributable mostly, if not entirely, to the iPhone 4S’s superior camera. The Galaxy S II has a better camera than the Nexus, but I don’t have one of those to test.)John Gruber Es stimmt […]