Apr 10

Sync multiple Google calendars in iCal

We talked about managing your calendars online with Google Calendar, Outlook, or iCal already in our last article. But what if you use more than one calendar (e.g., business and personal)?

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Mar 10

Google Apps as Microsoft Exchange server replacement

I am constantly searching for a good replacement for the classic combo of Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook to manage e-mails, calendar, contacts and tasks easily. The key requirement is that it smoothly synchronizes with your PC, Mac and more importantly with your mobile phone.
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Mar 10

World Card Mobile for iPhone

You’re in need to scan your business card and automatically add them to your address book? Check out World Card Mobile on the iTunes Store – I made great experiences with it and according to all the user comments it seems to be the best business card scanner around.

Mar 10

iPhone as Business Phone

UPDATE – After years of using Nokia E-Series as my primary business phone, I finally switched to Apple’s iPhone. The main reasons were:

  • Nokia’s update frequency was really poor – not solving basic problems
  • Mail for Exchange did not work properly: it always crashed, and I was not able to send e-mails anymore. Even hours of calls with Nokia support did not help.
  • Roaming between WLAN and GSM did not work, eventually on the S60 FP 2 (E 72) it would have worked, but this would have meant a new device also.

My initial set-up for my new Apple iPhone 3GS which is perfect for daily tasks includes the following. Continue reading →

Sep 09

Mac OS X 10.6. Snow Leopard experiences

Apple has released its new OS for $ 29 which is supposed to bring some improvements under the hood. It does, but for normal daily use those improvements are limited. I did not recognize too much improvements on speed though. Unless you’re a geek required to get always the newest version, or are using an Exchange 2007 server to connect to (Exchange 2003 does not work!), Snow Leopard brings also disadvantages. E.g. you are required to purchase the new Parallels Desktop 4 for $ 40 if you’re still running version 3. However $ 29 is a fair deal probably not making people think too long.

Mar 09

Welcome | Willkommen | Tervetuloa | Bienvenue

Welcome to tech.log! Today, I’m opening up my new blog that covers the newest insights on all those fancy gadgets that are supposed to simplifiy my life: mobiles, push-email, multimedia streaming, connected home, fancy pieces of self-programmed software. Whatever you need not to spend too much time dealing with technology but making it to spend save you time. Let’s give it a try. All feedback is welcome and hope to find an interested community of readers. Continue reading →