I know, I know, long time no see. But, this had a reason. The last few months I worked very hard on the project "Bim Bim". It's a departure monitor for the local transportation company "Linz AG Linien". Now, please note that I am in no way affiliated with them, it just happens that I live here and they open-sourced their live monitoring system.

If you think of photo-editing, you probably think of Adobe Photoshop. It's the software that's probably used the widest. But sadly this doesn't mean it's the best out there. At least for the Mac there is a good alternative available: Pixelmator from the Pixelmator Team. One of the biggest disadvantages of (nearly) all Adobe Products is their custom built User Interface. I don't like it. That interface may work on windows, but it most certainly doesn't on the Mac. That's why I love Pixelmator. Pixelmator was specifically designed and developed for the Mac. But let's look into some of those features, shall we?

Lately I've realized how important my calendar is for me. And how badly Apple did screw up iCal. No offense, but iCal on the Mac is just nothing for me. I want my calendar to be always there when I need it, and to use as less space as possible. And I want the main things I do with my calendar, creating and editing of events, to be simple. This is where I came across Fantastical from Flexibits.

I'm proud to announce an update to MuteKey. After gathering some feedback from users I implemented a completely rewritten VU-meter which should work way better now. I also added some preferences. You can now choose which hotkey you want to use and also which MIDI-note to use. Find the updated version either through the built in updater or through the link after the break.

As you may know, I'm a student at a college in Austria (officially it's called HLW - Höhere Lehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe, but no one I know can translate that into nice english, so...). Now, Apple has recently announced that it is entering into the textbook market with iBooks 2. Personally I think this is really cool and has some really cool advantages for pupils, but I also think that this will not be used in austrian school for at least another 50 years.