Apps, Hacks, Mac, OSX

Running Windows 7 on Mac installation Guide

Posted on 30 October 2014

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A few requirements

  • An up to date Mac and preferably an up to date Time Machine backup.
  • Windows 7 on DVD, get it here (available until August 20,2009, although can be installed after).
  • 8GB  of space although I would recommend about 25 so you have some room to play with.

Lets get stuck in

  1. Restart your Mac and close any apps that automatically start.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant via finder and click continue at the intro screen.
  3. At this stage choose how much space you want to give your new OS, as mentioned above around 25GB is good, although feel free to choose more or less if you know how much you will need. Once your happy click partition.
  4. Insert your Windows 7 DVD and click the option to Start Installation.
  5. Once your Mac restarts you will have to select which partition to install on. Select the one named Bootcamp you don’t want to accidentally choose the wrong one so pay close attention.
  6. Choose drive options and “Format” press ok when prompted.
  7. Once Windows 7 has installed it will reboot and you will need to take the DVD out.
  8. Your nearly done just select your language etc and finish the installation, connect to the internet and Windows will download the latest updates and a video card driver, yep after this its time for another reboot.
  9. All done your ready to go, depending on you Mac hardware you may have to look at getting your sound drivers setup. Just hold option when you turn your Mac on to choose Windows 7 or OSX.

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Hacks, iPhone

Jailbroken iPhone hackers

Posted on 27 October 2014

 

iPhone users who have jailbroken their iPhones are starting to find out all the protection was for something after all! There have been several viruses seen in the wild. From rick rolling your wallpaper to charging you money to fix your iPhone!

Everyone loves a good Rick Roll (not)!

Note this worm can only infect your phone if you have left the default ‘alpine’ password, so is fairly low security risk. Created by Australian hacker ‘ikee’.

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All your iPhones are belong to us

Created by a Dutch hacker this hack will display a message on your iPhone and direct you to doiop.com/iHacked where you were prompted for to make a 5 euro payment via Paypal. Apparently he later added the fix to the site for free after his Paypal was shutdown. A recent check of the site reveals http://doiop.com/ (a url shortener) have removed the shortcut for “SPAM, PHISHING, AND/OR ABUSE”.  You can now access the fix for free at http://mr09.fileave.com/ 

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Both these hacks exploit the default password, so if you have jailbroken your iPhone we strongly suggest you change the SSH password if you haven’t already. Of course if you haven’t modified your iPhone you have nothing to worry about in either case.

The fix in anycase is here and http://mr09.fileave.com/

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iPhone, Wallpapers

Cool and Quirky iPhone wallpapers

Posted on 24 October 2014

Three Wolf Moon

Given the reviews of this amazing shirt I think the iPhone version is the finishing touch for your outfit.

Wolf Shirt iPhone Wallpaper

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Apps

Apple’s App Store Total Downloads Top Two Billion

Posted on 21 October 2014

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Today Apple announced that more than two billion applications from its iTunes App store have been downloaded to date.

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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

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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”.

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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

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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.

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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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