Google

Restoring a Sparseimage File Using Disk Utility + Upgrading to Snow Leopard

September 22, 2009 2 comments
Thumbnail image for Restoring a Sparseimage File Using Disk Utility + Upgrading to Snow Leopard

In my last post, “MacBook Pro Hard Drive: S.M.A.R.T. is Failing!”, I discussed how I backed up and replaced my MacBook Pro hard disk that is about to fail using SuperDuper over a networked PC, a Phillips and Torx screwdrivers, and a simple video tutorial. This time, I will show you how I restored the […]

Read the full article →

Macbook Pro Hard Drive : S.M.A.R.T. is Failing!

September 15, 2009 6 comments
Thumbnail image for Macbook Pro Hard Drive : S.M.A.R.T. is Failing!

I was about ready to upgrade my 15″ Macbook Pro from Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard when the Disk Utility on the OS displayed the name of my hard disk drive in red letters. Sure enough, the S.M.A.R.T Status indicator says “Failing”. Immediately, the first thing to do […]

Read the full article →

The Best Hackintosh Distribution is No Distro

August 13, 2009 10 comments
Thumbnail image for The Best Hackintosh Distribution is No Distro

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 […]

Read the full article →

5 Best Chess Apps for the iPhone

July 29, 2009 30 comments
Thumbnail image for 5 Best Chess Apps for the iPhone

I can’t seem to get away from playing chess. But I’m not a great chess player. I just love the feeling of beating my opponent–in a mental challenge. Perhaps, that’s the reason I like playing against a cold, insensitive chess playing machine. I can beat them anytime I want to and not hear them complain. […]

Read the full article →

Ultrasn0w Tips for the iPhone 3G and 3GS Unlocking

July 21, 2009 5 comments
Thumbnail image for Ultrasn0w Tips for the iPhone 3G and 3GS Unlocking

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 […]

Read the full article →

YouTube, Weather, Stocks iPhone Apps Update Failure

July 19, 2009 3 comments
YouTube, Weather, Stocks Update Failed

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 [...]

Read the full article →

Ultrasn0w Version 0.9 Fixes Random Issues

July 19, 2009 0 comments
Thumbnail image for Ultrasn0w Version 0.9 Fixes Random Issues

If you unlocked your iPhone 3G or 3GS using Ultrasn0w and are having random problems with it, try unlocking it again by running the latest Ultrasn0w version 0.9. According to the iPhone Dev-Team, this new version includes the following features:

Read the full article →

The Green Fields of France

July 15, 2009 4 comments
The Green Fields of France

First time I heard this song and it touched me; after all, I did have my fair share of fighting a senseless civil war. Watch the video on the right (if you can’t see it, click here) and follow with the lyrics below. The Green Fields Of France How do you do young Willie Mcbride, [...]

Read the full article →

Tutorial: How to Boost the Volume of iPhone OS 3.0

July 11, 2009 12 comments
Thumbnail image for Tutorial: How to Boost the Volume of iPhone OS 3.0

Note: There’s a new Volume Boost app in Cydia from ModMyi.com that they integrated with their popular Winterboard app. I tried it but I didn’t notice any change. So I just reinstalled the one from Fishbone’s and everything’s good again. Prior to iPhone OS 3.0, iClarified has always added an app in Cydia called Volume [...]

Read the full article →

Apple Releases Safari 4.0.2 Web Browser

July 10, 2009 0 comments
Thumbnail image for Apple Releases Safari 4.0.2 Web Browser

Apple released the newest version of its Web browser, Safari 4.0.2. According to Apple, the update improves the stability of the Nitro JavaScript engine plus some compatibility and security fixes. The 40 MB update is available via Mac OS X’s Software Update.

Read the full article →

WordPress 2.8.1 Released

July 10, 2009 0 comments
WordPress Logo

WordPress.org has finally released WordPress 2.8.1 fixing several bugs in 2.8, tightens security for plugin administration pages (certain plugins could be viewed by unprivileged users), and a host of other changes such as the following: Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around this so [...]

Read the full article →

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS with Dev-Team’s Redsn0w 0.8

July 7, 2009 3 comments
Thumbnail image for Jailbreak iPhone 3GS with Dev-Team’s Redsn0w 0.8

While GeoHot has already released his jailbreaking tools called Purplera1n for the iPhone 3GS on both Windows and Mac platforms, the iPhone Dev-Team followed suit today with an updated Redsn0w 0.8 after initially announcing that they will wait for the iPhone firmware 3.1. This Redsn0w 0.8 release can jailbreak the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, [...]

Read the full article →

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS Using Purplera1n for Mac

July 6, 2009 2 comments
Thumbnail image for Jailbreak iPhone 3GS Using Purplera1n for Mac

Purplera1n for the Mac has just been released by GeoHot. It has basically the same instructions as the Windows version that you can find in this video tutorial. From GeoHot’s bog: You asked for it, and we delivered. I’m not a mac coder, so AriX and westbaer stepped up to do it. Check out AriX’s [...]

Read the full article →

Video Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3GS Using Purplera1n and Ultrasn0w

July 5, 2009 8 comments
Thumbnail image for Video Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3GS Using Purplera1n and Ultrasn0w

As I reported in an earlier article, while the Dev-Team has released Ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone 3GS, it won’t be able to do a jailbreak. Without a jailbreak, there’s no way to use Ultrasn0w to unlock (Ultrasn0w can unlock the iPhone 3G by using PwnageTool or Redsn0w). Although the Dev-Team has already identified an [...]

Read the full article →

New Facebook App for the iPhone is Coming Really Soon!

July 3, 2009 0 comments
Facebook for iPhone

If you love Facebook and you’re an iPhone user, you’ll be excited to learn that a new Facebook app designed for the iPhone software version 3.0 will hit the App Store soon! Developer Joe Hewitt who is responsible for the Facebook application on the iPhone has posted some of the new features which he says [...]

Read the full article →

The Other MJ

July 1, 2009 0 comments
Bulls

Michael Jackson is gone but his memory has been immortalized through his music. Then, there is the other MJ whose virtuoso on the playing court produces a different kind of music, but has the same mesmerizing effect to his worldwide audience. Obviously, the other MJ I’m speaking of is no other than the greatest basketball [...]

Read the full article →

Exploit Found in iPhone 3GS, Jailbreak, Unlock Tool on the Way

June 26, 2009 4 comments
Thumbnail image for Exploit Found in iPhone 3GS, Jailbreak, Unlock Tool on the Way

The iPhone Dev-Team has verified that the exploit earlier found in the iPod Touch 2G, called 24kpwn, has been left unpatched by Apple and is still applicable to the bootrom of the iPhone 3GS.

Read the full article →

Dev-Team Released Ultrasn0w & Tutorial

June 24, 2009 5 comments
Thumbnail image for Dev-Team Released Ultrasn0w & Tutorial

The wait is over for all iPhone 3G users to unlock their jailbroken phones who previously applied yellowsn0w. The iPhone Dev-Team has fnally released their much awaited new tool—Ultrasn0w. Although Ultrasn0w should also be able to unlock the new iPhone 3G S, there is still no tool to make the required jailbreak before an unlock [...]

Read the full article →

Finger Painting on the iPhone Using Brushes

June 23, 2009 8 comments
Brushed

It’s been ages since I last posted an article on digital painting and my Wacom tablet has been gathering dust. But ever since I saw that particular cover on The New Yorker, I immediately downloaded the iPhone application that was responsible for creating it.

Read the full article →

Tutorial: How to Fix Installous Problems in iPhone 3.0

June 22, 2009 159 comments
Thumbnail image for Tutorial: How to Fix Installous Problems in iPhone 3.0

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, [...]

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Read the full article →