Mac, OSX, Tutorials

Overburn CD or DVD Mac OSX

Posted on 19 October 2014

I recently had to burn a 704MB .avi (divX) file to a 700MB CD through my MacBook. I was pleased to find that although the default OSX Mac burner won’t overburn you can easily do this through a few terminal commands to bypass the overburn block.

1. Firstly create a directory with a short name (will be easier to type into terminal) that only contains the file you wish to burn, remove .nfo files (if a torrent file) or previews/covers leaving just the main .avi file. I called mine “movie”.

2. Open terminal (click finder and type it in if you haven’t used it before).

3. Browse to the directory above movies, enter “cd /user/downloads” where the directory containing the files you are burning is /user/downloads/movie (cd simply stands for change directory). Terminal will then display that you are in that directory. If you get stuck here because you haven’t used terminal before comment below and I will help you out.

4. Create an iso of the movies folder, in terminal enter “hdiutil makehybrid -o isofilename movie/” and your .iso will be created from the files in the folder movie. The progress will be displayed in terminal (doesn’t take long).

5. Enter your cd or DVD into the drive and burn using “hdiutil burn isofilename.iso” (while still in the same directory, which you will be if you follow the steps above). You will not be given the option of what speed to burn the disc at (in most cases this fastest setting is fine),  status will again be displayed in terminal while burning and verifying the disc.

6. Once burned you can delete isofilename.iso if you don’t plan on making any more copies.

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Mac, OSX, Tutorials

Sharing between Mac and Windows 7 (the easy way)

Posted on 18 October 2014

Windows 7 and Mac

When your in a hurry and just need to share some files quickly between your Windows 7 PC and Mac there is not better way than this 3 step process.

Step 1:On your Mac. Go to Finder, Click “Go” and select “Connect to Server”.

Windows 7 share Mac

Step 2: On your Apple Mac, under server address type in “smb://” followed by your IP address for your Windows 7 PC, example smb://192.6.1.100

Windows 7 share Mac

Step 3: You will be prompted to enter your Windows 7 username and password, do so and you will be connected and asked which drive you would like to mount.

Windows 7 share Mac

Troubleshooting: If you can’t see any files or folders ensure that they are visible on your Windows 7 PC under “Network” and your computer name in explorer. To share a folder in Windows 7 just right click it and select “share with”.

There is no need to restart your Mac for sharing to begin.

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iPhone

Looking inside the iPhone 3G S

Posted on 16 October 2014

If you want to know your iPhone 3G S better, then check out one of the sites that dedicated themselves to uncovering the mystery inside the newest gadget.

http://www.macworld.com/article/141270/2009/06/dissect3gs.html

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Mac

Head over to the apple store for some great refurbished deals.

Posted on 15 October 2014

Like this MacBook only $949.00.

Refurbished MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo – Aluminum

13.3-inch 1280-by-800 pixel LED-backlit display
2GB memory
160GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Standard keyboard

Remember all refurbished Apple products are fully tested and include a 1 year warranty, spiffy!

Certified Refurbished Apple Range

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Apps, iPhone

Free Yelp app and virtual reality easter egg

Posted on 13 October 2014

Check out the Yelp app from Apple Store, its available free.

Based on the popular review site it allows users to view bar, restaurant etc ratings using their camera and the direction it is pointing.

It is released as a hidden easter egg as the feature is not yet officially supported by Apple.

Jen from Mashable explains.

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iPad, Wallpapers

Apple-licious iPad Wallpapers

Posted on 12 October 2014

Here’s twenty of Apple iPad’s Free Wallpapers from various websites.

The Book is New Ipad

by sudhithxavier

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iPhone, Wallpapers

Top Ten iPhone Wallpaper Round Up from DeviantArt

Posted on 10 October 2014

Some of the best iphone wallpapers from extremely talented deviantArt artists. To download the wallpaper: click on the artist link to take you to their page for various rules and regulations for using their artwork. Most of the featured artists only ask that you do not redistribute (package and resell) their work as your own.

Vlaz iPhone Wpp

by applesactually

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