Tag Archive | software

HTC HD2 – ROM Upgrade (WWE:1.66.412.1). Installing now…!

ROM Upgrade
for HTC HD2

Release Date: 2010-01-25    
Category: ROM

An updated ROM is now available for HTC
HD2 users to download. As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with
the best possible mobile experience.

Installation Instructions:

ROM Version:


This MUST fix my daily reboot problems… It simply has to!

At Hulu, ‘free’ may soon turn into ‘fee’ (via latimes.com) and why this might be good for me!

At Hulu, ‘free’ may soon turn into ‘fee’

The video website, launched by studios to distribute TV shows over the
Internet without charge, now is considering ways to draw revenue, including
charging for some episodes of popular shows.

Of course this sounds bad to everybody who is using Hulu for free now, but for us non-US-residents, this might mean, that we can join the fun as well when we are ready to pay for Hulu’s services, as their ads are not relevant for our market. I would certainly be in – being able to see my favorite series in English and only days after they are broadcast in the US – priceless!

Taking Seesmic Look for a spin. A very artsy, WPF based Twitter visualizer.

I like this app sitting on my second screen, showing tweets flowing by while I am trying to be creative writing a presentation. Go check it out at: http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/look/

http://search.sobees.com uses great Silverlight UI to combine a search across the social web into one UI

This is mindblowing. http://search.sobees.com uses great Silverlight UI to combine a search across the social web into one UI, able to show images and play videos inline.

This will get a central spot on my desktop. Only thing missing: I can’t take this Silverlight app out-of-browser…



Big news for Kindle owners – Amazon to release a Kindle SDK (via TeleRead)

According to a news release from Amazon, next month they will be releasing an
SDK (software development kit) that will allow software developers to build and
upload active content that will be available on the Kindle store later this
year. The release states that Handmark is developing an active Zagat guide,
Sonic Boom is building word games and puzzles and EA Mobile is porting some of
its games.

An interesting idea to keep eBooks interesting in the current slate hype. I wonder how these apps will perform.

I’ll keep an eye on Kurzweil’s Blio eReader software.


This looks very interesting, especially with the slates that are coming out soon.

( via R.Anton http://www.facebook.com/#/reinhard.anton?ref=nf )

How to fix Mac OS X Snow Leopard when it stops synchronizing with a hosted Exchange email account.

If you are synchronizing your Exchange 2007 Acocunt with your Mac OS X Snow Leopard system’s Mail, Calendar and Address Book apps, you can run into the problem that synchronization stops working because your hosted Exchange provider has moved the Exchange Web Services from one server to another. This can happen when Exchange is upgraded, for example and normally does not affect mail delivery in the case of Outlook or Entourage as mail clients, because they run Exchange AutoDiscover on launch to verify the URLs used are up-to-date. This mechanism actually adds a lot of flexibility to hosting email services.


Unfortunately, Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s built in email client does not run AutoDiscover except on account creation. So the easiest fix is to delete and re-create your email account, but that’s sort of a crude approach, triggering a re-synchronization of the entire mail account which can be quite cumbersome and time-consuming.


Here is a guide how to manually find and update the server name of the Exchange Web Services server that your hosted Exchange account is using in your Mac’s Mail app.


First navigate to https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/, a site that allows you to manually run AutoDiscover against your Exchange account.


Select “Outlook AutoDiscover” from the first page and click on “Next”.




On the next page, enter your email account information. The password is needed as Exchange servers require user authentication in order to perform AutoDiscover. Should the test fail because the server doesn’t have a valid SSL certificate, select “Ignore Trust for SSL”.




If the test succeeds, expand the “Test Details” section of the test results page and locate the returned AutoDiscover XML file.


Additional Details

AutoDiscover Account Settings

XML Response

<?xml version=”1.0″?>





Find the <EwsUrl> tag and note the Exchange Web Services server name. Note that this may be a completely different server than you are using to access Exchange via IMAP and SMTP.


Now open the Mail App and configure your account, adding the server name under “Internal Server” and “External Server” which should be the same if you are not connecting to an Exchange server in an Intranet/Domain.


Then open the Address Book app and do the same in the “Server Settings” tab of the “Accounts”-section of its preferences. You can also verify the “Server Path”s against the response from AutoDiscover.


Finally open the Calendar application and again, in the “Server Settings” tab of the “Accounts”-section of its preferences, update the Server names and verify the Server paths.


Restart all Mail, Calendar and Address Book and verify that they connect to your Exchange account again.