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New White Paper on TV Digitalisation in India

March 22nd, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

We are happy to announce that our latest white paper is now available for download . Condition-ALPHA’s Alexander Adolf takes a look at the e-waste impact of TV digitalisation in India. With 60 million TV homes converted, and another 60 million to go, any choice of direction India will be taking will have a huge impact on how many TV sets and set-top boxes will become obsolete as the digital TV market matures. All those discarded devices, will hit an e-waste recycling sector in India which ist far from prepared to accept anything near these quantities. It will hence be crucial to minimise the amount e-waste resulting from TM digitalisation that ends up in landfills or in the informal recycling sector. Get the white paper from our publications page (scroll all the way to the bottom, or use the “white papers” link at the top left).

ComposeIT 2.0.3 for macOS 10.12.2 released

December 19th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

To complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.2, we have also updated our plugin to 2.0.3 to be compatible with the new version 10.2 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.3.

ComposeIT 2.0.2 for macOS 10.12.1 released

November 7th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeITLogoTo complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.1, we have also updated our plugin to 2.0.2 to be compatible with the new version 10.1 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.2.

ComposeIT 2.0.0 is here!

July 28th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeITLogoWe are happy to announce version 2.0.0 of our plugin ComposeIT. We have designed a beautiful, flat style, new logo, we have upgraded to a full UI installer, and we have overhauled the preference pane UI. Installing will now be really easy, and you will find all settings gathered in one place. ComposeIT is now easier to install and easier to configure that ever. But no worries, we have preserved all the other greatness. Just install this over any previous version and enjoy the fresh, new look and feel. Get it directly fron the download page.

XMLCatalogBuilder is here!

June 15th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

catalogIf you’re like us, working a lot with XML files which follow XML Schema definitions from 3rd parties, you will often have cursed people publishing libraries of XML Schema definitions. Most people decide to simply include everything that their schemas <import> or otherwise reference in their package. Hence, now you have several copies of everything floating around your hard-drive. There is no one, true way of publishing XML Schema packages however, but there is one, true way how to use them: XML Catalog(more…)

New software tool released:

June 10th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

buggieWe are pleased to announce that we have just released a new software tool. If you ever needed to upload a bulk of new issues to a Bugzilla, and even make them block or depend on other bugs, then head over to our GitHub page to grab a fresh copy of

Reclaim Your Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks

June 6th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

Baikal LogoMany people entrust their data (emails, contacts, calendars, todos) to service providers like Google, Yahoo!, Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s Office 365, and many others. There are also a considerable number of services which “hide” behind an app. Install it, and the first thing you’re force to do is to “sign in with your X account”, where “X” is the name of the app or company. All these options are utterly convenient because most of them are free, and easy to set up. The downsides are equally obvious: (more…)

ComposeIT 1.5.1

March 22nd, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeIT LogoComposeIT 1.5.1 for El Capitan 10.11.4 is now available from the software page. Thanks for bearing with us, and happy composing!

ComposeIT 1.5

February 1st, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeIT LogoComposeIT 1.5 for El Capitan is now available from the software page. Apologies for the delay in getting this update out. Apple have done a couple of changes under the hood and to’s UI, to which we had to adapt. Thanks for bearing with us, and happy composing!

Remotely Connecting to your FritzBox using Jitsi

September 9th, 2015 by ‐ No Comments

telephone pictogramThere are many complaints about VoIP service being offered to you as the primary voice service by your telco. It usually means that the Ethernet hub on the DSL router becomes the handover point (i.e. you don’t fully control your router), the service availability is often only 98.9% (i.e. 4 days of no service per year) or even worse. For ye olde analogue phone, the usual service availability was 99.99% (53 minutes of no service per year). But, there is one clear advantage: you can install a SIP softphone and register your laptop or smartphone as a phone and place and receive calls via your home phone wherever you have WiFi or mobile data service. I have a FritzBox 7360 from my ISP glowing along, and hence the instructions how to set this up are for this model. If you have another FritzBox model with telephony function, the setup will be quite similar. For any other DSL router makes, you’ll have to check out the instructions for your device to find the corresponding settings. Without further ado, here are the instructions.  (more…)