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Monday, February 14, 2011

Personal Hotspot on Verizon, a Quick How To

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.tipb.com/2011/02/11/veri...t=Google+Reader

"One of the news features introduced with the Verizon iPhone is personal hotspot. Personal hotspot allows you to connect up to 5 devices to Verizon's 3G network through your iPhone 4 via Wi-Fi. Watch the video above for a quick look at how to connect a Mac and iPad to Wi-Fi with personal hotspot."

Appears pretty straight forward to me, I'm just hoping AT&T will allow it on their network. I haven't heard anything concrete as to a yea or nay on it from AT&T, have you?


Friday, April 2, 2010

Learn About the iPad Via Apple Video

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...tm_campaign=rss

"Apple has posted a number of iPad guided tour videos. Learn more than you ever wanted to know about the iPad's software functionality."

Eleven videos in all, and you can access them via Apple


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

No Excuse, Start Programming!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/10...ns.iphone.apps/

"Pearson has released four new instructional books titled Cocoa Design Patterns, iPhone for Programmers, Sams Teach Yourself Cocoa Touch Programming in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours."

The books range in price from $30.00 USD to $50.00 USD, and all are available now online with the exception of "iPhone for Programmers," which will be available at the end of October.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Complete Guide To Building Your Own Hackintosh

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Desktops" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...MC-R3A917316679

"OS X is out there. You've seen it in coffee shops, on TV, in the laps of hipsters at the local taqueria. There‘s no shame in wondering what all the fuss is about. Hell, it's healthy to mix it up a little bit. If only the idea of sending Steve Jobs and the rest of Apple, Inc. thousands of your hard-earned dollars didn't send you into a cold sweat that only a game of Left4Dead can cure. Still, OS X is the subject of many glowing reviews. Even hardcore PC users are singing its praises. If you have the itch to try out OS X, but you're not down with shelling out the cash for a new Mac, we have one word for you: Hackintosh."

This is a really good detailed guide about what to get, how to get it, and what the consequences of each parts choice are. I'm not a big fan of Hackintoshes per se, mainly because I worry about upgrades breaking things, but I guess there's a place in the world for the industrious young lad who wants a Mac but doesn't dare buy one!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Sony Wraps Blu Ray Firmware ISO in Windows EXE

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

Let's face it. One of the harsh realities of having a Mac is that sometimes some dopey companies make decisions that, to say the least, defy all semblances of logic. Take for instance, Sony. A friend of mine has a Sony BDP-S300 Blu Ray player. Of course it won’t play some newer movies, and since he doesn’t have an ethernet jack on his, that means he has to burn a disc with the firmware update, drop it in the player, and let it roll. He had some issues with burning the disc, and he tweeted that he needed a Windows PC to do it. No problem, I have Parallels, so I decided I would see if I could help out. I went to Sony’s page for the firmware update and was surprised to see the downloads were only for Windows-based PC’s.

Since I have parallels, this isn't really an issue for me, so I grabbed the file, and extracted it, and lo and behold what do I see? An ISO file! That's right, Sony packed an industry standard ISO file inside a Windows self-extractor. For what reason? Darned if I know, they just decided that only Windows users should be able to update their Blu-Ray players, I guess. Linux and Mac users? Well, despite the fact that the firmware is inside an industry-standard ISO, you can't play because you didn't succumb to the Redmond Kool-Aid.

I'm sorry, but does this really make sense to anyone?

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