news of 2004-09-14

Sony still makes great PDAs

... however only in Japan, as we all know. And it's a pity for the end users in the USA and Europe. Their newest gadget, the PEG-VZ90, is the first PDA with an OLED-display we know of. And the specs of this display, compared to the 'old ones' (look at the table at the foot of the linked page) are very, very impressive. We're talking 10 times the contrast of Sony's earlier PDA screens (1000:1 compared to 100:1) and we're talking 100% NTSC colour range, compared to about 40% with older PDA screens (remember those being a little washed out looking?).

(Give it an iPod's harddrive, an iPod look and it could be a PowerPod...)

The display's also much faster at refresh rates and has a 180 degrees viewing angle both horizontally and vertically - that too makes 100% of what's at all possible. At the same time, this baby is an energy-saver, it seems. And we (if you're outside of Japan, I count you in, if not, I envy you) don't get this PEG-VZ90. At all. But I'm certain we'll hear more about it soon enough. So we can envy it even more.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-14 at 16:44 CET ]
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More Gmail accounts...

I've again to give out a few Gmail accounts. Please use the contact link below this message and give a short and good reason why you should get an invitation. :)

Update: Those accounts are already gone. However, I've just noticed that my secondary Gmail account has some invitations, too! ;) So if you're one of the first 3 to send me a good reason, you'll get one. :)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-14 at 12:37 CET ]
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Apple fixes the fix

... acknowledges the FTP hickup and sends out a corrected version of the latest Security Update (now 2004-09-07, v1.1). We've mentioned the FTP problems and warned you _not_ to install any strange old (security-lacking) versions here expecting a fast fix from Apple. Which now happened.

Update: After installing this new update, you should definitely repair permissions via Disk Utility or the terminal, as many apps in /Applications seem to get their permissions flawed. (Please use the contact link below this article if you have any idea why this is...)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-14 at 10:56 CET ]
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Samba 3.0-3.0.6 have issues

And Samba on Mac OS X currently is at 3.0.2. There's an advisory at Bad people can bring a server (or your machine, if you've activated Windows sharing) to a halt. As Apple's version is affected, we advise you not to keep Windows sharing activated, unless you need it - and then only for a short time.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-14 at 10:51 CET ]
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