Category Archives: Apple

A day back in iOS jail

It’s only been 1 day since I received my replacement iPhone 4, this one, dutifully, has a working lock button, but it also has the latest firmware (4.2.1 at the time of writing) and the only jailbreak currently is a ‘tethered’ … Continue reading

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Using Steam on a Mac with a case-sensitive drive

It can be done, but there’s a little hassle involved: If you just try running it from your Applications folder, you’ll most likely see this, which fortunately isn’t as big a problem as it is with Photoshop Ok, so, since … Continue reading

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Adobe CS5 on a Mac with case-sensitive drive?

Nope. All you’ll see is the message below; which should be worded entirely differently since you can’t choose a “different drive location”. Basically, it’s saying if you want to use it, reformat your Mac. Also, as far as I can … Continue reading

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AppleCare – Is it worth it? I think so.

Have you ever found yourself wondering whether that AppleCare you purchased was worth the money — I know I would have if I’d had to pay the full price (fortunately as a student it was only around £40). Or perhaps you’re … Continue reading

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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type :” prompt during Vista, Server 2008 (& R2) & Windows 7 x64 Boot on Macbook

These instructions initially appeared at this url: http://blog.aproductofsociety.org/?p=13 but have since disappeared. As is mentioned on my primary blog with instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, unfortunately, in order to complete this process you need an existing Windows installation. … Continue reading

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iTunes 8.1 – ‘iTunes DJ’ iPod touch and iPhone integration

I just upgraded to the latest version of iTunes (version 8.1) and I can’t really comment on whether it’s any faster as it wasn’t that slow for me in the first place. Supposedly it improves the speed for people with … Continue reading

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Windows 7 x64 on a MacBook Pro – Guide

As I expected, installing the 64 bit version Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro wasn’t as easy as perhaps it should have been. You can’t just burn the x64 image to a disk and expect it to work. My MBP … Continue reading

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iPhone 3G unlock – yellowsn0w – My experience

Since the 3G iPhone came out in July (’08), people have been waiting for an unlock. On new years day, the iPhone-dev-team released one… Many reports I’ve seen suggest that people aren’t having any luck with the unlock. This was … Continue reading

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Stop your MacBook / MacBook Pro from waking when you plug in the power adapter under Windows

OK, so…. When you’re in Windows on your MacBook / MacBook Pro and your computer is asleep, if you plug in the power adapter, it wakes up; in lots of cases, this is annoying and it certainly doesn’t do that … Continue reading

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Is the iPod Classic dead?

Yes, I know it’s just been ‘updated’ along with the iPod nano & touch. But you can’t surely say that that was an upgrade? It’s exactly the same! WITH LESS SPACE. Prior to today you could buy an 80GB or … Continue reading

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