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I just signed a contract using Linkedin as identity provider

Posted in Uncategorized by christoph.burgdorfer on the October 16th, 2013

I consider this as a bit of a historical moment: I just signed a contract online using a social media platform to vouch for my identity:

Online Signature verified by linkedin

screenshot signed contract

How to hack the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner called Touch ID fingerprint Sensor

Posted in findings,fun,mac,technology by christoph.burgdorfer on the September 16th, 2013

In this post here, I will update you with the latest news and information how the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Security Scanner called Touch ID can be hacked.

For now, the only way to do it is like this 5 year old girl demonstrates:

Iphone fingerprint scanner sensor touchid hack child

iTunes Connect down for 2 days straight

Posted in mac,software,technology by christoph.burgdorfer on the September 5th, 2013

Apple’s iTunes Connect has been down for 2 days straight now. All we see is the message

“iTunes Connect is temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.
Try again later.”

itunes connect maintenance

I was wondering what’s up, because it seems, every now and then, it’s working again extremely fast for a minute or two, until you get kicked out again and lose your session. Then it comes up with the “scheduled for maintenance” message again.

To me this seems as if they don’t have it under control. Does it have to do with the iOS 7 update?

Either way, I would have expected Apple to make an official statement so I know what to expect.

If you’re on a Mac/Safari or an iPhone, you’ll find this post awesome!

Posted in fun by christoph.burgdorfer on the November 8th, 2012

If you’re not on a Mac/Safari or an iDevice, you’ll find it useless and boring.


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In a Safari Browser should see Apple’s Emojis ready to be copy pasted. A bit like this:

apple iphone emoji on mac ascii

London Tube Map Times

Posted in findings,london by christoph.burgdorfer on the October 28th, 2012

Have you ever wondered how long it takes from one station to another on the London Tube?

Here is a pretty neat interactive map that allows you to click on any tube station and it will map out graphically, how far other underground stations are.

Try it out, it’s made in Processing: london underground travel times map

Folded.Up Promotional Video

Posted in Uncategorized by christoph.burgdorfer on the January 30th, 2012

We at my company coANDco UK are proud to have produced two videos for Middle East online media and advertising expert FoldedUp.com. Soraya Abbar has been directing and producing two videos. The first one is a very nicely done short advertising getting the idea of FoldedUp.com to the point:

Finding your way around the variety of media channels is not easy these days. Especially in an emerging market such as the Middle East. FoldedUp.com is the perfect partner to bring clarity into the confusion. This has been nicely illustrated in the first, shorter illustration video using the music of Maura Musciacco.

The second video is more about company information, the hard facts and the actual tools the site provides.

Company: FoldedUp.com
VFX Director/Editor: Soraya Abbar
Agency/company: coANDco UK
Music: Maura Musciacco

The Evolution of Advertising

Posted in Uncategorized by christoph.burgdorfer on the December 28th, 2011

Check out this great infographic about the history of advertising. Very exciting times ahead of us.


History of Advertising

via Mashable

Coop Gritibänz Fail

Posted in findings,fun by christoph.burgdorfer on the November 3rd, 2010

It’s Official: Apple is bigger than Microsoft

Posted in business by christoph.burgdorfer on the May 27th, 2010

Apple’s stock market capitalization (AAPL) has not yet quite surpassed Microsoft’s (MSFT), but the value of its actual business is now higher.

Specifically, Apple’s business is now worth $200 billion, while Microsoft’s is only worth $197 billion.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/05/26/businessinsider-apple-worth-more-than-microsoft-2010-5.DTL#ixzz0p3g8Ejr1

YouTube Hacked?

Posted in findings by christoph.burgdorfer on the April 21st, 2010

I recently found a video called Drum solo 4 on YouTube and I found it would crash my browser. I tried Firefox, Safari and found, it would even crash Chrome. It would block my computer until the browser prompts me to abort the script.

The video plays nicely on the iPhone, however. What struck me was, that it had almost 140’000 views in less than 3 days. This is a lot. Particularly for video of average content like this.

youtube hacked video closed caption

I soon found the explanation for the count: Enter any two words of the English language in YouTube search, and this video would show up. You can find a list of words from http://scenari-platform.org/svn/dev-core/trunk/Lib_XulRunner/mac/dictionaries/en-US.dic. Somehow, this kid has managed to get all those words in as tags or YouTube’s new closed caption which YouTube also uses for displaying search result. Try it out, for example search for “Admiralty” and “Marzipan”.

Hopefully YouTube will fix this before everyone will spam their search!

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