Monthly Archives: November 2008

Netatalk: the easiest way to talk to your jailbroken phone

Netatalk is the easiest way to connect to and copy files to and from your jailbroken phone – provided you have a mac.  You can grab this app from Cydia.  Installing this application will basically install an AppleTalk server.  You can then access this server by clicking on “Go” > “Connect to Server…” in Finder.  […]
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VMware Fusion vs Boot Camp | Unibody MacBook | Windows Experience Index

Yesterday I decided to give VMware Fusion a try on my 13″ Unibody MacBook.  Running Windows, however painful, is still important for me because I’m a software developer mainly for Microsoft technologies – I’d like to be able to be able to program in .NET 3.5 and Silverlight using Visual Studio 2008… I didn’t want […]
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Linux on the iPhone

One of the members of the iPhone dev team, planetbeing, was able to port version 2.6 of the Linux Kernel to the iPhone.  Demonstration video, instructions, and download link are all available at this site. Coolest feature so far: dual boot.  You can dual boot your phone into linux or the regular apple OS via […]
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BlackBerry Storm review: just a small breeze

David Pogue wrote a review for the BlackBerry Storm and the conclusion isn’t very good.  It’s terrible.  Instead of being a Storm, it seems the latest BlackBerry was just a small breeze.  They should have named it accordingly and we wouldn’t have been expecting so much.  It reminds me of those contests that drink companies […]
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Apple’s small business market sales tripled in just three months

AppleInsider’s article points out that Apple’s small business market seemed to triple overnight and they don’t seem to not know the reason why.  I actually think some of the reasons are just plain obvious.  Maybe I can help answer this question – I too am part of a small business that has lots of MacBooks. […]
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Need longer iPhone battery life?

If you’re one of those people that spends a radical amount of time on your iPhone, look no further than the Richard Solo 1800 iPhone/iPod Touch backbup battery.
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How ’bout them apples?

Cool idea… if you have an apple tree..
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Robin Harris: Unibody MacBook a flop? I hope not.

WOW: “Apple’s New Macbooks: flop or fiasco?”. A very bold statement sir, I’ll give you that.  But I can’t help but want to put you in the same category as this guy, Steve Ballmer, below.  Maybe that’s a low blow.  I’m just going to hope that you’re wrong on this one.
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T-Mobile G1 Hacked? Browser issues

Some T-Mobile G1 users are seeing an interesting page redirection when they try to visit some web sites. They get redirected to a security issues page that entices them to download an AntiSpyware program. Interesting issue. Though, as one of the commenters pointed out, it could have been a server that got hacked and not […]
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Unibody MacBook protection: Incase’s Neoprene Sleeve

Just thought I’d give a quick shout out to Incase’s Neoprene sleeve that I bought this weekend.  It was relatively inexpensive compared to other cases/bags ($38 after tax), and it really feels like a quality sleeve.  The 13″ unibody MacBook fits very snug into the sleeve and there is a lot of padding. The sleeve […]
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iPhone 2.2 Firmware review

I was going to write up something extensive, but these guys did a great job already.  Thanks iPhone Blog for saving me some work.
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MacBook performance tip: leave your battery in when plugged into AC

While running memory benchmarks and comparisons inside a MacBook, came across a performance issue when a MacBook is plugged in to the wall with the battery removed.  This is documented on Apple’s support site and they are fully aware of it.  In fact, they do it on purpose.  Why?  They downgrade system performance to […]
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iPhone’s Ocarina: sample from

Play your iPhone as a musical instrument!  Smule’s Ocarina is just plain awesome.  Maybe they’ll add it to SLOrk (Stanford Laptop Orchestra), though they might have to do a spin-off called SPOrk (Standford Phone Orchestra).  Here’s a sample:
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Blackberry Storm first review semi round-up

I started checking out some of the reviews for the Blackberry Storm today because I had previously posted that I thought Verizon was finally starting to come around with a phone that might give customers a little more hesitation before they leave Verizon for AT&T so they can get the iPhone.  I think the Blackberry […]
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iPhone 3G is NOT the third generation iPhone, get it right people.

I am surprised at how many news articles don’t understand that the iPhone 3G is not the third generation of the iPhone. 3G DOES stand for third generation, but it’s referencing the wireless communication standard – NOT the iPhone.  Here’s a short list of the articles that are misrepresenting the iPhone: Apple’s third generation iPhone […]
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