iPhone battery empty very fast

Hi. Since a few days my iPhone tended to loose all the power within 12 hours after a fully reload and nearly no activity. For all of you who experience the same problem, don’t send in you phone, this is mostly not a hardware problem. I was not able to look inside the os but I think with the installation of a new app something went wrong and a kind of long running background process seems to suck away all the power. I read a lot on the net of other people experiencing similar problems. As you can see in one of my prior articles there are sometimes battery issues resulting from software problems, so before I send it in I tried to reinstall from scratch and register as a new iPhone on iTunes. Important: you have to install completely from scratch using a already jailbroken firmware or the original one from apple.  Make sure you have done a sync before you start.

Afterwards everything was fine again. Normal battery runtime.

Software review – Wiki in a jar

A nice tool for all who want to carry their knowledge around ist wiki in a jar. This little peace of software is quite amazing, it is a nearly fully blown wiki you can use to organize your thoughts immediately and keep it carrying around. The package you download is a zip file download here at a size of approximately 120KB of size. To keep the wiki mobile, all you have to do is check out a memorystick and unzip the content of the zip file there. A new folder named wiki.in.a.jar will be created. The content of the folder look like this:


Within the bin/ folder you find two binaries: start.cmd for windows and start.sh for linux/unix/osx (osx I have not tested).

If you execute the binary wiki in a jar starts a small webserver on port:3003 where you wiki can be accesses.


From there you can start to edit your wiki entries. The application provides a Wiki Formatting Demo page which you should contact frequently until you have recent knowledge abou the syntax which is not very different from other Wiki’s like TWiki or Moin Moin.

You should be aware of having the wiki structured at your own or organizational needs to be useable. Use the tagging inside a page to make the pages searchable with the built in search functionality.

You can also allow external access to your local wiki using the admin page link on the home tab.

So far I am using this beautiful small software to have my important knowledge always nearby. Use a memorystick like described below, add information, add structure for your everyday use, unplug the stick, go home plug it again and have it all at hand

Cheap/Free Software for the apple mac user

Cheap software for the mac user:

See the list below of needfull things for the adult mac user. I will also provide a downloadable list including the homepage links for each tool, a little later.

– Wondershare DVD to PSP Converter    works fine
VPNClient – Cisco new install, works fine
VLC – Video Player
StuffIt Expander –  unzip of archives
Skype – you know that peace of cake
Route Tracer – visuall traceroute
Remotedesktopverbindung.app – microsoft remotedesktop for apple
Openoffice 3.0 – replacing neooffice at my machine, openoffice in mac look and feel
– JellyfiSSH.app – ssh connection manager
– JBidWatcher – ebay bidder
– JAP – Java Anonymous Proxy, anonymous surfing
– iToner – Ringtones for iPhone Transceiver, if you use a official jailbreaked, use garageband
iStumbler – WiFi Finder
– Google Earth – you know that too
– Fluid – run web applications in own window without browser
– fasterMac.app – mac tuning (better for g4)
– Disk Inventory X.app – visual disk inventory application
Cyberduck – ftp client
BitRocket – bittorrent client
Smultron – good editor
Skitch – simple imageediting
– macports – specialists only – port linux programs to mac
– porticus – like macports
– freemind – free mindmanager
– Vodafone Mobile Connect – software for vodafones umts card/modem
– Firefox 3.0 – new firefox instead of camino
– xrsync – folder sync tool, backup utility
– PodWorks – shows your songs on your ipod/iphone, you can also download them to disk
Burn – cool dvd/cd… burn utility, very simple
Audacity – audio file editor usefull for editing mp3 files or producing your own ringtones
7zx– pack or extract 7zip files
DiffMerge – diff tool for text files/documents
VirtualBox – Virtualization Software, run windows on a mac or a Linux