26 August, 2009

MAC OSX - Snow Leopard -- Coming Soon

20 August, 2009

How to Prevent Windows 7 from Creating a Hidden /Recovery /System Reserved Partition during Installation

How to Prevent Windows 7 from Creating a Hidden /Recovery /System Reserved Partition during Installation

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Power Management Settings - MACOS and WINDOWS

Here you are, this is a very useful article about Windows and MACOS power management systems..
It's complete from "A" to "Z". Even with some shortcut keys at the end.



08 August, 2009

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.8 - by Dan Moren, Macworld.com


Windows 7 on BootCamp Sound Problems related to the Sound DRIVERS!!

I recently installed the Ultimate version of Windows 7 RM in English on my MacBook using the BootCamp of Apple. I already had too many experiences with installing Windows XP on a MAC, so i was quiet sure that i knew what i was doing when i all started the Windows 7 installation.

So, once i got the Windows 7 installed, i used the first Mac OS Installation CD to install all the necessary Apple drivers. When i ran the setup, first i got the incompatibility message but i choose the "continue anyway" (or something like that :) and everything went great... except the sound!Actually, i could see that the sound drivers seems to be ok in the Computer Management of Windows.
After a little Google search, i finally found that solution and i can guarantee you that this one is working...

- Install the latest Sound Drivers for Windows 7 ( DOWNLOAD FROM HERE )
- Sound Card Model : ALC5621

WinClone - Free Backup Utility For Apple's BootCamp Partitions

New Machine Setup a breezeIf you are in charge of setting up a bunch of machines with both Mac OS X and Bootcamp, Winclone will make your job a breeze. Simply create an image as you would for a backup, and Winclone will create the Windows partition and restore the OS and data onto the new partition.

Quick Lab DeploymentDeploy images with ARD: Using the included script and the image created with Winclone, you can easily send a new winclone image to a group of Intel Macs, imaging the entire lab in minutes.


Requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) New
Clone either FAT32 or NTFS partitions New
Mount images in the Finder New
Fixes boot issues automatically New
New preference window to fine tune your cloning New
Source partition is not changed when cloning (except for removal of pagefile.sys) New
Clone Windows XP or Windows Vista with ease.
Clone to your Bootcamp partition either on a separate drive or on the same that contains your Mac OS X partition.
Creates image documents that can be stored on any media and double-clicked to open in WinClone.
Verbose logging so you know what is going on
Built on the open source ntfstools
Fast: Restore a 10 GB image in less than 10 minutes.
Create a Bootcamp partition from within Winclone.
Do it all from the boot drive: You don't need to boot from a Firewire drive to clone the Windows partition.
Clean and uncomplicated interface

Totally FreeUse it for as long as you like, without any pesky reminders about paying fees. Share it with your friends. Be nice to one another.

04 August, 2009

Use your WebCam as a security CAM

Software can offer a definite piece of mind over browser-based solutions. Most of these apps can run quietly in the background, and can save footage to your hard drive for archiving. High-end Webcams often come with their own security software, so in the spirit of this guide, we're going with generic software that should work with any model:

Yawcam (PC) Yawcam is free and PC-only. It's a complex program but not too complex to set-up. The app lets you set whether you want to capture all of the motion within the frame or just a part of it. I used it to track motion in a specific part of my workplace: CNET colleague Rafe Needleman's office door. Any time he came in or out of his office it took a photo. At home this is more useful if you point it toward something like a door or entry way, which can keep it from picking up one of your pets moving around.
The app does an exceptional job at letting you pick various ways you want to be notified. You can have it upload screen shots to an FTP site or as an e-mail. It can also play any sound on your computer, or start another program (such as a lock-down or keyboard locking application).

I set mine up with Gmail, which was a snap. You just have to have plug in the outgoing settings on Google's help page and it will send a high-quality screen shot of whatever motion it's captured just a few seconds after it happens. Using this with your phone's e-mail address will give you a live alert and a saved copy of all the shots in Gmail's sent folder.

HomeCamera (PC) This software runs a streaming video client that can be accessed from any computer with a browser. You can view either live video or snapshots that can be taken at intervals or on-demand. HomeCamera's secret sauce is being able to e-mail you when you're not there. You can have it send you an SMS alert, or an e-mail--both of which can link to the video or a snapshot. You can also set it to record video or take sequential shots on a precise schedule.

Apple tried to silence family over exploding iPod

Father of an 11-year-old girl in the U.K. said Apple tried to keep him from speaking about his daughter's iPod after it exploded last month.

Speaking to The Times in the U.K., Ken Stanborough said after he dropped the iPod Touch, it began hissing and started to get hot. As a precaution, he threw the iPod outside and "within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10 (feet) in the air," he said.

Apple agreed to give Stanborough a refund, but only if he signed a confidentiality agreement, agreeing not to disclose any information about the incident. Stanborough said he found the letter "appalling" and refused to sign it.

To be fair, letters from companies in situations like this are most likely standard procedure. However, this isn't the first time Apple has been accused of trying to stop people from reporting on faulty iPods.

Reporter Amy Clancy of KIRO-TV in Seattle said it took her more than seven months to get documents from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on iPods that mysteriously burst into flames. She said she had filed a Freedom of Information Act request, but Apple lawyers filed "exemption after exemption" with the commission to stop her from getting the over 800 pages of documents.

Clancy said the documents show 15 "burn and fire-related incidents" that iPod owners blamed on the device.

Apple declined to comment for this story.