Apple iPad – Problems And Solutions

So, received my new iPad and thought I would post some guides on how to work around different problems I encountered.

Air Video on Ubuntu
So I found this lovely app that enabled me to live convert and stream my videos from my computer(s) to my iPad! So excited I took a closer look and found out that the server-software was only made for OSX and Windows. Luckily, the server software was made mostly in Java, which means a port to linux could easily be made.

Here is a guide on how to comile and install the required packages in Ubuntu: http://wiki.birth-online.de/know-how/hardware/apple-iphone/airvideo-server-linux
And here is a forum-post about the issue on providers website: http://www.inmethod.com/forum/posts/list/34.page

Another issue I encountered, was that the ahavi-daemon setup didn’t work – so I found a working one in the forum post. Create a file called /etc/avahi/services/airvideoserver.service – and add the following lines:

<?xml version=”1.0″ standalone=’no’?><!–*-nxml-*–>
<!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM “avahi-service.dtd”>
<!– $Id: airvideoserver.service 995 2010-04-12 15:06:53Z sam $ –>
<service-group>
<name replace-wildcards=”yes”>%h</name>
<service>
<type>_airvideoserver._tcp</type>
<port>45631</port>
</service>
</service-group>

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Palm Pre is coming…

The long anticipated Palm Pre is right around the corner and figured I’ll post some links to reviews and previews! I’m guessing I’m not the only one froathing from my mouth when looking at this phone. And definatly not the only one who wish there was some more competition to the iPhone!

Personally I have big faith in the Android platform from Google, not only because I want competition, but also cause it’s open source and more freedom when it comes to developing applications.

Anywhooooo…heres some links to Palm Pre, which this post is really about!

http://i.gizmodo.com/5126702/palm-pre-preview-simply-amazing

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/03/palm-pre-review/

Palm Pre Ad – awesome

http://gizmodo.com/5277499/palm-pre-review