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Posted on 25 February 2014 by Couchy
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Posted on 14 February 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 10 February 2014 by Couchy
A look at a few of the reasons why its just so easy to just open your new Mac and start using it instead of fighting with your hardware and software to do what you want.
Before you even turn your new Mac on you are going to notice this one, it looks great. Design is great, buttons are great, ports are great. Even the cords and other accessories are well designed.
With very few viruses that target Macs out in the wild, most users do not ever install anti virus programs. If you were on Windows you would be crazy to go online without a firewall and anti virus. Navigating your way through anti virus trial offers and what is the best anti virus forum threads isn’t exactly fun.
Your OSX toolbar is going to be a welcome change to your cluttered Windows desktop, its all there right from the first time you turn it on. Windows 7 does give the OSX dock a run for its money though.
Your sound and wireless will just work. There won’t be a need to scour the internet for the correct drivers you will just be able to get online with the network of your choice at a few clicks.
Windows is renowned for prompting multiple update downloads the first time it is switched, most of them are for security purposes. Macs download updates automatically letting you get on with what you want to do with your Mac.
Standard on every Mac iLife lets its users play around with photos, music and video straight away.
Software support used to be a problem for Macs but the fact that you can now boot windows so easily this is no longer an issue. There are plenty of Mac exclusive apps you will be glad you can use as well.
Your iPhone and iPod will feel right at home on your Mac. Programs like Liveview utilise both Mac and iPhone, once again no crazy drivers to hunt down before it works.
If you need help learning how to use your new Mac you can attend a workshop at an Apple Store, did we mention there is no charge. Or if you have a quick question you can just ask one of the staff. If you buy your Mac at an Apple store someone will even help you move all your old files over to your new Mac, handy!
Not that it often does but if something goes wrong you can take your Mac into a retail store where everyone will know exactly what your talking about. Customer support is excellent and anyone that works on your Mac will have worked on the exact same configuration before.
Posted on 07 February 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 24 December 2013 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 17 December 2013 by Couchy
You can upgrade for just $29.00.
All the new features can be found here.
The major new feature is the ability to sync with a Microsoft Exchange server.
Apple is selling it as a refined version with lots of little improvements to things like startup times, finder and file sharing.
Check out the link for the full list of refinements.
Posted on 09 December 2013 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.