Cheat-sheets app is now multilingual. Support for German and Russian languages has been added in the version 1.1. Not only the user interface was localized, but also the app title. Thus, Cheat-sheets app is now called “Spickzettel” in German and “Шпаргалки” in Russian.
I’m glad to announce a new app Cheat-sheets, which is available since last Sunday in iTunes. Cheat-sheets app is for those of us who just cannot keep hundreds of little things in his head. You can organize your cheats in sheets by topic and access them on your iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch.
The first things I wrote down in the Cheat-sheets app was the clothes size of my wife and daughter, guest WLAN password at the office, the names of my colleagues children, id numbers of my smart lamps, wheel type of my vehicle 🙂 It also turned out to be useful to manage little to do tasks in the app. The more you use Cheat-sheets app in the every day life, the more surprising ideas come to one’s head of new use cases.
Of course, there are plenty of other apps for managing notes, todos etc. They are comprehensive and serve their purpose well. However, for really little things, of one or two words it is really helpful to be able to access them easy and quickly.
I thank in advance the users of Cheat-sheets for your feedback in the app store or per email. It is always useful to know whether the development is going in the right direction and depending on that set priorities for new features.
Die PolterApp ist nun seit knapp 9 Monaten im App-Store. Sie wurde inzwischen mehrere Hundertmale installiert und wird täglich in verschiedenen Forstbetrieben eingesetzt. Diejenigen Nutzer, die am Beta-Testing aktiv teilgenommen hatten, haben einen großen Beitrag an die Entwicklung der App geleistet. Dank der engen Zusammenarbeit ist ein stabiler Stand erreicht worden, der auch funktional alle Basis-Bedürfnisse der täglichen Arbeit abdeckt. Damit kann die Beta-Phase als erfolgreich bezeichnet werden und wird damit am 30.04.2017 abgeschlossen.
Wie geht es nun weiter? Damit die PolterApp auch weiterhin entwickelt werden kann, wird die App ab dem 01.05.2017 kostenpflichtig zu einem fairen einmaligen Preis von 27,99 Euro angeboten. Das betrifft nur die Neu-Käufe. Alle Beta-Tester, die PolterApp auf ihrem Device haben, müssen nichts tun und nichts zahlen. Wurde die App ein mal kostenlos installiert bleibt sie und die zukünftigen Updates absolut kostenlos. Daher ein Tipp an die PolterApp-Nutzer und potenzielle Interessenten: bis zum 30.04.2017 bleibt noch Zeit die App kostenlos zu erwerben.
I faced the problem for the first time 2 years ago on Windows 7 computer with Internet Explorer 11. After launching skype a blanc window appeared. There were no input fields for entering user name and password. Searching for the answered in the internet revealed some interesting facts:
- skype relies on Internet Explorer engine for displaying the login window
- it plays no role, wether IE is your default browser. You may use Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc., but skype still embeds Internet Explorer and obviously accesses its settings
The login problem was fixed by creating a skype shortcut on the desktop and editing the starting parameters:
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /legacylogin
Quotes are important! The starting parameter /legacylogin used to force skype to call the “old fashioned” login window instead of the window based on Internet Explorer. However, in the current version of Skype 7.34 this workaround seems not to work anymore… And again searching and verifying various solutions. At last I found out, that it is possible to start skype directly with username and password parameters!
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /username:YourUserName] /password:YourPassword
Hopefully, this workaround continues to work after the next skype update.
Last week I had a pleasant acquaintance with Adam Giemza, head of solution architecture and security at DB Schenker AG. He asked me about Progressive web and my opinion to it. Frankly speaking, I had no opinion at all, because I’m specialized more on native apps for iOS and Android. Of course, hybrid apps, mobile first approach, responsive design are the things I heard of and had even a bit experience with them. But what are Progressive web apps? I began to read about it.
The term “progressive web” appeared 2015 to describe web apps taking advantage of features supported by modern browsers, including Service Workers and Web App Manifests. Progressive web apps are:
- Progressive – Work for every user, regardless of browser choice because they’re built with progressive enhancement as a core tenet.
- Responsive – Fit any form factor: desktop, mobile, tablet, or forms yet to emerge.
- Connectivity independent – Service workers allow work offline, or on low quality networks.
- App-like – Feel like an app to the user with app-style interactions and navigation.
- Fresh – Always up-to-date thanks to the service worker update process.
- Safe – Served via HTTPS to prevent snooping and ensure content hasn’t been tampered with.
- Discoverable – Are identifiable as “applications” thanks to W3C manifests and service worker registration scope allowing search engines to find them.
- Re-engageable – Make re-engagement easy through features like push notifications.
- Installable – Allow users to “keep” apps they find most useful on their home screen without the hassle of an app store.
- Linkable – Easily shared via a URL and do not require complex installation.
As far as I understand the main difference to the hybrid apps, e.g. based on Cordova is that progressive web apps are not wrapped into some mobile application, but are more like a website. It is the web browser features, i.e. service worker and manifest which make these web application look and feel like native apps. And in opposite, the difference to a responsive web site is that progressive web apps can be used offline and look more “native”.
The concept of progressive web apps is very interesting. It is on one hand the next step towards cross platform development. On the other hand it is the step towards app distribution without app stores. I can think of many use cases where a progressive app has more advantages over native implementation for multiple platforms. Some examples of progressive web apps can be found here.
Auf Ebay Kleinanzeigen wird man fündig. Gebrauchte Lampen, Fernseher, Spielzeuge, Gartenmöbel und auch “App Programmierer”. Die letzteren werden zwar selten angeboten, dafür aber gerne gesucht.
Ich habe eine sehr gute Idee für eine App für Smartphones und würde diese gerne umsetzen
Ich bin auf der Suche nach engagierten und couragierten Programmierer
Ich brauche eine App, wo man mit Geld verdienen kann
Das sind nur ein Paar Anzeigen, die in Essen im Umkreis von 10 km veröffentlicht sind. Um Gesuche besonders attraktiv zu machen, werden Berge aus Gold versprochen, allerdings erst wenn sich die Projekte rentieren. Ein User mit dem Namen “Eva” möchte gerne auch ein oder mehrere Entwickler für die Umsetzung seine Ideen gewinnen. Anteile am Startup, Mitbestimmungsrecht und andere irdische Güter wären dabei denkbar. Davor hat Eva 15 andere Anzeigen veröffentlicht: Alufelgen, hochwertigen Schubladenschrank, Couchtisch… warum eigentlich nicht was anderes probieren?
On my MacBook Pro I have VMWare Fusion with Windows 10 installed. It worked quite well until I started getting following error message:
/dev/vmmon konnte nicht geöffnet werden: Es existiert keine Datei und kein Ordner dieser Art. Stellen Sie sicher dass das Kernelmodul “vmmon” geladen ist.
It is the same as the the english variant
Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
First, I thought it could be an error after upgrading the MAC OS from Yosemite to Mavericks. However, it turned out to be a conflict with Oracle’s VirtualBox, known as Oracle VM VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a free software for running virtual machines, i.e. same purpose as VMWare. I didn’t realize, that it was installed on my MAC. It might came with some other Apps, that were previously installed. Like Android emulator “Andy” or some other.
So how to fix the issue? Just uninstall VirtualBox. Follow the steps below:
- Download VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool at http://www.virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk/src/VBox/Installer/darwin/DiskImage/VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool
- Open the Terminal
- Browse to the directory where you downloaded it, e.g. your “Downloads” folder
- Run it with admin permissions:
sudo sh VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool
The system restart is not required, your VMWare Fusion should work from now on properly. If you need VirtualBox in the future for other apps, you can install it again from Oracle’s website.
Battery still remains the Achilles’ heel of the Apple Watch. Especially, it makes it difficult to use apps for sleep tracking or other longer activities. There are simple tips which could help to find the better rhythm for charging your Apple Watch. This blog entry “How to wear your Apple Watch 24/7” summarizes them and provides information on how to get a grip on this problem.
I could make my first impression of the Apple Watch 2 years ago. The very first version of the watchOS could not really persuade with features that one would say “I absolutely need the watch!”. Actually, I agree with multiple reviews and the main statement about Apple Watch: no clear concept for whom it can bee useful and how it can revolutionize my everyday life. Thus, I put the Apple Watch in the cupboard. For fitness data tracking and sleep data tracking I preferred my new Garmin Vivosmart HR. To my opinion it had a number of advantages over Apple Watch:
- Battery Life! The most important argument. Vivosmart HR needs to be charged only once a week, where Apple Watch should be charged really every day
- Sleep data tracking
- Stairs/floor counter
Last week I wanted to know more about the features of watchOS 3. For this purpose Apple Watch and Vivosmart HR changed their places in the cupboard. After a week of wearing the Apple Watch I did like the recent changes. Of course, battery life didn’t really change. watchOS 3 did not bring waterproof property to the very first model of the Apple Watch as well 🙂 BUT:
- Now, apps can run directly on the Apple Watch
- More interesting apps for the Apple Watch
- Pleasant improvements in fitness aspects: better user interface, more features
- HomeKit makes it possible to integrate it in your smart home environment
- and much more..
The Apple Watch became more attractive for sportsmen and the intent of Apple is to make more in that direction. If one accepts the fact, that even Generation 2 of the Apple Watch still needs to be charged every 2 days, then one can say, it is one of the best devices on the markt of wearable devices. At least at the current moment.
If your antivirus software like AVP reports a threat through Adware Gerneric7.CASB and is not able to treat it itself, don’t become desperate. Generally, it is possible to remove this nasty Trojan yourself. However, this way is complicated and not safe for your system, if you are not a virus expert. Adware Generic is able to rename itself and also rename other important system files, so that you can accidentally corrupt useful applications.
In order to remove Adware Generic7.CASB just use a free tool AdwCleaner. It is a small program, which is even not required to be installed. It knows almost all kinds of adware and can repair your PC in a few moments.
- First, start AdwCleaner and run the scan of your computer.
- After AdwCleaner finds adware, press “Clean” button
- Adware Generic7.CASB will be automatically removed from your computer. You will be prompted to restart your PC.
- After system restart you can view the log file and wonder how deep Adware Generic7.CASB set in your operation system. That’s all.