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Get Hulu content on your iPhone / iPod Touch by using screen recording

Feb 26, 2010 - 3 Comments
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While everyone continues to wait for an official Hulu app for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/whatever, you can beat them to the punch and get Hulu content on your iPhone now for free, using Snow Leopard! This is a pretty crafty approach and it requires several things: * Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installed * Latest … Read More

Option-Click the Airport Menu for Extra Wireless Info

Nov 24, 2009 - 5 Comments
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If you Option-Click the Airport Menu you can get extended information about the wireless network you are connected to (and the ones you’re not as well), including Channel information, MAC address of the access point, signal strength, and the transmission rate. This is Snow Leopard only, if you haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet and … Read More

Right-click Dock App icons for extra launching features right from the Dock!

Nov 11, 2009 - 3 Comments
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This works in many versions of Mac OS X I’m pretty sure this only works in Snow Leopard, you can right-click/control-click on many App icons in the Dock to do things like: * Create a New Window in Safari * Create a New TextEdit Document * Launch a New Remote Connection in Terminal * Shuffle … 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

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
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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

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

Apple releases Grand Central Dispatch into the Open Source community

Sep 27, 2009 - Leave a Comment

In a move that has surprised many, Apple has decided to open source their multiprocessor task management technology known as Grand Central Dispatch. This comes as a surprise because the technology has barely gotten into the hands of customers through 10.6 Snow Leopard, and it’s widely considered to be a competitive advantage. So why would … Read More

Developer Examples, API Docs, and Other Things Removed in Snow Leopard

Sep 16, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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We know that Snow Leopard added some features to Mac OS X, but what about the things that Snow Leopard took away? Waffle has an updated list of things known to be removed from Snow Leopard, and there’s some interesting stuff on there. Here’s what I found to be most interesting (and surprising) that was … Read More

Force Snow Leopard to Use 64 Bit Kernel

Sep 10, 2009 - 21 Comments

By default, Mac OS X Snow Leopard boots using a 32 bit kernel. You can force Snow Leopard 10.6 to use the 64 bit kernel by holding down the “6” and “4” keys during system boot. Likewise, you can switch back to the 32 bit kernel by holding down “3” and “2” during system boot. … Read More

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