Posted on 29 August 2014 by Couchy
Apple has yet to enter the Netbook space, no doubt they have something in the works but users not content to wait have taken things into their own hands. Depending on what Netbook you have you may have to sacrifice some functionality but overall some like the HP Mini 1000 or a Dell Mini 9/Vostro A90 are quite comprehensive in their support of OSX.
Installing on non Mac hardware likely infringes Apple’s end user license agreement so don’t expect any official support. Check out this compatibility chart to see what your Netbook can do.
Dell Mini 9 installation guide by Gizmodo
MSI Wind installation guide by Wired
HP Mini 1000 installation guide by myHPmini
Asus Eee PC by uneasysilence.com
If you run into any problems you can get support over at the Hackintosh forums.
Posted on 24 August 2014 by Couchy
Posted on 20 August 2014 by Couchy
Supporting PHP, ROR and Python this is a serious tool. Although I have only used it for basic HTML, CSS editing I found that a breeze with helpful hints and colour coding of syntax. It’s going to be around for the long run as they just secured $7.8 Million in Funding. Its 100% free and monetises via its web app hosting platform.
An alternative to Photoshop its completely open source and has a plug-in available that converts the layout closer to Photoshop for an easy learning curve. A great way for aspiring web designers to start honing there skills.
For converting your video files into a web friendly format you cannot go past this one.
For pixel perfect designs you need a simple measurement tool like Caliper.
The essential coding environment just a few clicks away :>.
FTP browser that also supports, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3.
Google Analytics on your Dashboard.
MySQL database management app.
File sharing the way it should be :>. Great if you are often moving between the office, your home Mac and your MacBook.
A tiny app that makes screenshots of websites.
Posted on 15 August 2014 by Katie
I have recently started using iTunes U and believe its the coolest way to learn. It allows you to access up to 150,000 educational resources made available by various institutions like MIT, Stanford, Duke, and many more. iTunes U is now available to download directly to your iPod touch and iPhone.
How many of you have been using it and what do you think of it?
Posted on 12 August 2014 by Katie
Apple has recently released EFI firmware updates for their June 2009 MacBook Pro and early 2009 iMacs, in order to rectify a mistake.
How many of you have found that your SATA drive interface has been running at 1.5Gbps instead of 3Gbps?
Posted on 10 August 2014 by Couchy
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.
Posted on 07 August 2014 by Couchy
Dropbox now has 8GB 10GB for free with a few referrals! When did that happen!
Use this link to get +250MB when you signup
Posted on 31 July 2014 by jake
Check out these cool and artistic Snow Leopard Wallpapers. They ship standard with OSX 10.6 but you can download them all from a link over at Creative Bits.
Posted on 20 July 2014 by Couchy
All you have to do to be in the running to win a MacBook Pro is include #moonfruit in your tweets.
Follow moontweet to find out who the 10 lucky daily winners are. View the original blog post.
Competition is fierce though in the last 5 minutes I count 100′s of entries!