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Update: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. Make sure you’re on iPhone OS 3.0 and up. You may get some error messages during the installation of Installous but just ignore. If you have problems installing an app, try setting the Native Installation “ON” or “OFF” and install again. If you haven’t installed any version of Installous on […]

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Update 2: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. Make sure you’re on iPhone OS 3.0 and up. You may get some error messages during the installation of Installous but just ignore. If you have problems installing an app, try setting the Native Installation “ON” or “OFF” and install again. Update: Installous 3.1.2 has been released to Cydia. […]

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Spinning Beach Ball in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

by Eric Pena on November 1, 2009 · 6 comments

in Mac,Tips

I‘ve been using my MacBook Pro for sometime after upgrading it to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1. But lately, I’ve been getting a lot of the dreaded spinning beach balls while surfing the Net. I learned that the culprit is Adobe Flash which eats a lot of system resources and contributes to a lot […]

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Apps Crashing in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

by Eric Pena on September 25, 2009 · 0 comments

in Mac,Tips

After upgrading my MacBook Pro to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I immediately noticed many of my applications keep crashing a few minutes after using them. Some of these apps are Adobe Photoshop CS4, Firefox, SnapNDrag and even Apple’s own Mail and Disk Utility. I haven’t tested all my apps yet but there could be […]

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Where is “System Events.app” in Snow Leopard?

by Eric Pena on September 22, 2009 · 2 comments

in Mac,Tips

After upgrading to Snow Leopard, the system may ask you for the location of System Events.app. You can’t find this file using the Spotlight. Here is where it is located: System/Library/CoreServices/System Events.app

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Despite huge developments by the OSx86 community the past four years since Apple introduced the Macintel, many still struggle to build their first Hackintosh. Truth to tell, running any version of Mac OS X on a PC is never straightforward as many newbies later find out the hard and frustrating way. If you’re looking for […]

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The iPhone Dev-Team thinks that it has finally fixed the vast majority of problems in unlocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS with Ultrasn0w version 0.9 that they posted tips for those still having some problems. Ultratips from the Dev-Team: Unusual battery depletion is almost always caused by people choosing to “Restore from backup” instead of […]

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What do you do when the YouTube, Weather and Stocks apps suddenly fail to update on your iPhone but you know your Wi-Fi is working and you can use mobile Safari and receive emails? You already tried doing a “Reset Network Settings” or a “Reset All Settings” in Settings->General->Reset, and still a no go. If […]

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Update 2: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. This already includes all the programs I listed below including AppSync so you don’t have to install them separately. Make sure you’re on iPhone OS 3.0 and up. You may get some error messages during the installation of Installous but just ignore. If you have problems installing an app, […]

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The iPhone OS 3.0 Frrmware has been released by Apple officially a few hours ago. For those with unmodified iPhones, upgrading is as simple as doing an update from iTunes. But for those with unlocked and jailbroken phones, it is recommended that everyone wait for the iPhone Dev-Team to release their tools. If you are […]

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WordPress 2.8 “Baker” is now available for download. If your upgrading from a previous version, you should do an Automatic Upgrade from the wp-admin of your WordPress blog or site. WordPress 2.8 looks and feels like 2.7 but with many improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. There are over 790 bug fixes. This […]

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When your iPhone is connected to your computer, iTunes displays a color-coded capacity bar at the bottom. The problem often occurs with the Other category that is colored orange. These are the rest of the files that do not belong to the other displayed categories like Video, Photos, Apps, etc. Examples are the Operating System […]

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Apple released today the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update recommended for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The best thing is, if you have built your Hackintosh using Apple’s Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD, then just like all Macintosh users, you can use Software Update to update from a previous version. Easy, don’t you think? […]

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I don’t know how often this happens to others but it happened to me. I just downloaded a video file to iTunes and was about to sync it to my iPhone when the dialog box above popped up.

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If you tried the free Skype app from the App Store, you may be frustrated to find out that it crashes on your jailbroken iPhone. To fix it, you just need to update the Mobile Substrate file from Cydia. That’s it!

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Update Your Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.5.6

by Eric Pena on December 17, 2008 · 10 comments

in Hackintosh,Tips

If you have followed my tutorial “Hackintosh Tutorial: Install a Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD on a PC“, then you shouldn’t have any problems upgrading your Mac OS X Leopard to the latest versions using “Software Update”.

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After upgrading your iPhone to 2.2, you found out that you can no longer run your test ipa apps that were installed using the mobileinstallation mod. So you searched the net in the hopes of finding a mobileinstallation upgrade for 2.2, right? Ok, I can give you a link to such a file (yes, it […]

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So you’ve heard about the latest 3.1 Beta 1 release of Mozilla’s popular browser, Firefox, and you’ve also heard that it’s blazing fast. Exciting, isn’t it? Ready to download and replace your current stable version? Well, go ahead… but better read this first!

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The iPhone SDK prohibits third-party applications from running in the background. This basically made instant-messaging applications pretty much crippled as it won’t be able to collect messages while you are doing something else. You also cannot listen to radio or streaming music applications like Tuner while surfing the web or sending SMS.

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Apple has just released Mac OS X 10.5.5 Delta Update for Macs running 10.5.4, and 10.5.5 Combo Update if you are running  10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3 or 10.5.4. Now, you can just click Software Update on your Hackintosh just like you do on an ordinary Mac… if your Hackintosh has been installed with a Mac […]

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