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Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update Released. Intel Atom Support Officially Missing, breaks Hackintosh Netbooks

Nov 9, 2009 - 30 Comments
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Mac OS X 10.6.2 has been released, for most Mac users this is great news because it fixes over 40 problems and bugs, including the rare but very problematic user account deletion bug. If you have an official Apple Mac then go right ahead and update to Mac OS X 10.6.2, but if you have … Read More

Current 10.6.2 build does NOT support Intel Atom chip – Confirmed

Nov 7, 2009 - 15 Comments

Not to sound like a flip-flopping broken record or anything, but it is now confirmed that the latest 10.6.2 build 10C540 does not support the Intel Atom chip, the processor that is so common in Hackintosh Netbooks. Popular Hackintosher StellaRola has confirmed this with his sources, and he even includes a video of a MSI … Read More

Why Disable The Caps Lock Key When You Can Reassign The Function?

Nov 2, 2009 - 6 Comments
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Rather than disabling the Caps Lock key on your Mac, consider a better idea for many users: simply reassign the key to a new keyboard function. This means that if you press the Caps Lock button, instead of initiating THE SCREAMING CAPS LOCK ALL UPPERCASE function, it could trigger something like the Control button, Command … Read More

Hackintosh Netbook users take note: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update kills support for Atom Processor

Oct 31, 2009 - 122 Comments

It’s not out in the wild yet, but Mac OS X 10.6.2 is released and has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard. So what should you do if you have an Atom based … Read More

Install 10.6 Snow Leopard on a Dell Mini 10v – Hackintosh Walkthrough

Oct 29, 2009 - 3 Comments

We’ve long been fans of the Dell Mini 10v for Hackintosh purposes, it’s small, quick, attractive, and can be obtained for surprisingly cheap in the $200 range. It looks like the rest of the blogworld is catching on to this little beast of a MacHack Netbook, Gizmodo has an excellent write up on installing Snow … Read More

Get Detailed Wireless Information from the Airport Menu by Holding Down the Option Key

Oct 24, 2009 - 3 Comments

Users can get detailed wireless information from the Airport menu by holding down the “Option” key when clicking the menu icon. The ability to pull the Security type and Channel directly out of the menu is a big plus for me, but the other information should certainly be useful when troubleshooting a WiFi problem too. … Read More

Lenovo S10 running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Hackintosh

Oct 23, 2009 - 28 Comments
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The Lenovo S10 may just be the easiest hackintosh netbook option to run Mac OS X, according to a guide on the site Tech-Chimp. The guide is so short and so simple, it’s almost hard to believe, this is basically what it says: * Upgrade the Lenovo s10 firmware * Using this tool, prepare an … Read More

Snow Leopard outperforms Windows 7 in speed tests

Oct 19, 2009 - 2 Comments
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The Operating System wars are still raging, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has bested the new Windows 7 operating system in several speed tests, and a crucial battery life test, according to CNet. Windows 7 did outperform Snow Leopard in some other tests, such as gaming, where Call of Duty 4 had five … Read More

Snow Leopard Incompatible Software List from Apple

Oct 14, 2009 - 1 Comment
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Apple has released a list of software that has been deemed incompatible with 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you haven’t upgraded yet it’s possible you’re afraid of application incompatibilities, and rightly so. It’s worth taking a look to see if any version of the apps you are dependent on make the list. These apps will be … Read More

Warning! Obscure Snow Leopard bug deletes entire user accounts!

Oct 13, 2009 - 2 Comments
baby snow leopard

This is a warning to all Snow Leopard users, be aware that a somewhat obscure Snow Leopard bug deletes ALL DATA from a user account, yikes! This will likely NOT effect you, but if you’re a Snow Leopard user you should understand the bug and the consequences. According to CNET: “when logging into the guest … Read More

Enable hidden Quick Look feature for folder content previews

Oct 4, 2009 - 3 Comments
folder xray

You can see a visual preview of a folders contents by enabling a hidden Quick Look feature. This is a rather nice eye candy improvement but I’m not sure that it’s use goes much further beyond that, see the above screenshot and try it out yourself to judge. To enable the Quick Look X-Ray folders, … Read More

Use QuickLook Inside Open File Dialogs

Oct 2, 2009 - 2 Comments
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You can use QuickLook from inside ‘Open File’ dialogue boxes in any application! Try it out yourself, go to File -> Open File and hit the Spacebar (or whatever hot-key you assigned QuickLook) on an image or text file, and like magic QuickLook opens the file in preview mode so that you can be sure … Read More

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