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    Demonoid Tracker Back Up

    Some keen eyed users might have noticed that on the Demonoid tracker is finally back up after months of being quiet. ping inferno.demonoid.com PING inferno.demonoid.com ( 56 data bytes 64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=42 time=2026.367 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=42 time=1026.261 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=42 time=1025.592 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=42 time=947.252 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=42 time=4232.324 ms What does this mean? Well, if you have any Demonoid torrents that you still have that you are trying to download, you can start to download it again. The best part about this is that when the site was taken down, the servers weren't taken away, just the ISP stopped giving "flow" to the servers. So when the site is back up, you should be able to log in again with all your up/down statuses still there. Subdemon Thread EDIT: It appears that the old 404 error that Demonoid had is back! Link
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    Good News Everyone!

    That's right! It's 2008! Finally! Sorry about no front page update today, really no news to report. So anyway, Happy 2008!
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    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! "Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner! On Blitzen! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!" He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose! He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight... Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night! ~The InsanelyMac Staff
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    Adium 1.1.3 Released!

    Today, Adium 1.1.3 was released! This was said to be a feature release and a bug fix. Included in this release are features that are going to be in Adium 1.2. Also included in this release; a subsection of the XMPP improvements, and the MySpace instant messaging service is now available. Here is the list of changes that came with Adium 1.1.3. -Fixed a crash when canceling addition of a Bonjour account (#7523) -Added support for serverside aliases in Yahoo -Fixed an issue in which accounts which were created with Adium 0.6x would disappear when upgrading to Adium 1.1.x -Fixed display of hidden message windows after clicking the Adium dock icon (#6101) -Fixed a crash which could occur when opening the transcript viewer (#7791) -Fixed the Custom Pitch setting for the Speak Event action -Fixed a crash after deleting events in the Events preferences (#7841) -Fixed a crash when importing certain Fire chat transcripts with invalid XML (#6655) -Improved display of long names in the Smooth Operator message style -Fixed a visual glitch after clicking the Add button in the Accounts preferences (#7539) -Fixed the iChat Emoticon set in Mac OS X 10.5 -Updated to Libpurple 2.2.1. Full Story
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    New Leopard 559 Gallery

    Thinksecret has posted it's long awaited Mac OS X Leopard Build 559 gallery on it's website. It includes pictures of the new Voiceover Utility, new 512 X 512 icons for Dictionary, Front Row, Directory, and Spaces. Also included in the photos are the new Mail interface, new Airport Menu, and a view inside the Directory application. Also, looked over in this build, preview has finally made the jump from version 3.5 to 4, with a build number of 467. Leopard remains largely unchanged from 527, but is showing signs of it being finalized. Speculation has been going around that this is a Release Canidate(RC), with only two major bugs listed. The bugs are a problem with Archive and Installing on a PowerPC system and a problem installing HP printer drivers on the computer. Developers can simply avoid the latter by installing the drivers through the Optional Installs on the Install DVD. Full Story Leopard Build 559 Gallery
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    iPod touch Jailbroken, iPhone to follow

    I am beginning to think that Apple isn't trying. The iPod touch with version 1.1.2 has already been jailbroken. Here is the first screenshot of the jailbroken device. More details are coming on the new way to jailbreak the touch screen devices. Full Story
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    Server Virtualization

    While this story is a bit old, some of you probably still don't know. Apple has changed the end user agreement in the server version of Leopard to state that it can now be run in a Virtual Machine. Being able to run multiple servers on one Xserve may also lead to companies choosing a real server machine over a Mac Pro with OS X Server installed. This also means that there could be a Xserve update soon. It takes a lot of horsepower to run multiple servers on one Xserve. Full Story
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    Leopard's First Virus

    Already, a trojan horse virus has been let out on Leopard. But trojans are the least effective uses of a virus, because it needs the users' log in name and password to be entered. The virus appeared on some pornography sites. There is a still frame picture of the movie, and clicking on it brings you to a page that says you need a new version of a codec and needs you to download it. Then the user needs to enter their password and it starts messing with their system. Doing the normal virus stuff. InsanelyMac Discussion
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    FireFox 3 Beta 2 Available

    Sorry about being late about this one guys! On December 18th, Mozilla released a new beta of FireFox 3, which is available for download. -- Improved security features such as: protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, version checking for insecure plugins. -- Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux. -- Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types. -- Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, JavaScript 1.8, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support. -- Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 330 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint. Download Link (Indirect)
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    French iPhone; Simulated GPS

    French Unlocked iPhone only 750 Euros Apple has just announced that it will be selling unlocked iPhones for only 750 Euros ($1105). Other prices for the iPhone will start at 399 euros ($589) for a version tied to the Orange network with a two-year service contract and an "Orange for iPhone" plan, or 549 euros ($810) for a model without one of the iPhone plans, but still tied to the network. The entry level plan starts at 49 euros per month and includes 2 hours of normal talk time, 2 hours of late evening and weekend minutes, and 50 SMS text messages. The most expensive plan is priced at 119 euros and includes 8 hours of normal talk time, 8 hours of nights and weekends, and 1000 SMS messages. For those in America, the hours are so low because incoming calls are free in France. Full Story Simulated GPS The new My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near non-GPS equipped mobile phones to estimate the device's current location on the map down to approximately 10 city blocks. Google has released a beta for the Java, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Nokia/Symbian phones, but not yet for the iPhone. Apple has promised us to keep the iPhone updated, so this could be included in the January (probably) update of the iPhone. Full Story
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    New iPhone Ads

    During football season, there is only one thing that is certain. New iPhone ads. There are three new ads, starring Doug, Elliot and Stephano. All of these ads are using everyone's favorite "switch" style that Apple uses on Mac ads. In these ads, either Doug, Elliot, or Stephano are standing in black, and talk about how the iPhone changed their lives, and then walk away to what they were doing before. It looks sort of like an interview. Full Story Link to the New Ads
  12. While examining the AppleSMBIOS.kext binary from the 10.5.3 beta of Leopard, a member discovered a mention of a Hewlett Packard server, the ProLiant DL140 G3 Server. After some investigations, we’ve noticed that the hardware used by this server is rather close to what is already used by current Macs. : Intel graphics, 2 broadcom network NICs, and a 5000X motherboard, which is very close to the Mac Pro. So what does this mean? Is Apple planning to license OSX for this non-apple hardware? The string was found at offset 292D, also notice the « Apple Hardware=0 » string
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    DownGrade your iPhone!

    So, you upgraded your hacked, or unlocked, iPhone and now it is bricked. What are you going to do? Now, thanks to TUAW and 9to5Mac, you can downgrade your iPhone from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2. This downgrade is not very complicated, and, chances are, that if you were able to unlock it, you should be able to downgrade it. The downgrade process requires finding a few files on the internet, and adding them to one of the iPhone's folders. Once you've done that, simply type in some commands in Terminal and you are done! You have now downgraded your iPhone and it is now usable. On a side note, the person who wrote this article said that TUAW's Erica Sadun is single handedly turning TUAW from a pompom flailing Apple Fanboy site into a L33T hacker underworld. 9to5Mac's Article TUAW's Full Guide
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    10.5.3 Available as an update!

    10.5.3 is finally available as a downloadable update. The update itself weighs in at a hefty 420MB. As with most Apple updates, it wasn't very descriptive, stating only: As with all updates, DON'T INSTALL, unless you have a vanilla kernel, or until some more testing has been done. There aren't many visual changes with this update, but now you have the opinion to backup or not when you are on a laptop with Time Machine. Here are all the General fixes, all the others can be found in the read link at the bottom of the article. -Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras -Addresses an issue with stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices -Improves 802.1X (Wifi) behavior and reliability and when using Time Machine -Includes fixes for Time Machine compatibility with Time Capsule -Fixes a font issue that could result in Helvetica Narrow being used in applications instead of Helvetica. -Resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork, and Slideshow screen savers. -Fixes an issue in which certain attached hard drives may not show up in the Finder. -Addresses an issue with .Mac syncing of Dashboard widgets over multiple Macs that use different screen resolutions. -Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras. -Improves the accuracy of the Software Update progress bar indicator. -Addresses an issue in which Finder may not be available if the computer name is blank in Sharing preferences. All Fixes
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    10.4.11 (Finally) Released!

    Today, Apple released Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11. This update is expected to be the last OS change for Tiger. Here is the complete list of improvements: - Includes Safari 3 - Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Leica V-Lux 1, Olympus E-400, Olympus EVOLT E410, Olympus EVOLT E510, Canon EOS 40D - Improves compatibility when using OpenType fonts in QuarkExpress - Improves reliability when running VMWARE's Fusion - Improves support for using Image Capture to import pictures taken on your iPhone - Improves syncing between iPhone and Yahoo! address books - Addresses an issue copying files from a Mac OS 9 AFP sharepoint - Improved reliability advertising an AFP sharepoint over Bonjour - Addresses an issue which could prevent the use of port mapping when sharing your Mac's internet connection - Improves reliability when trying to authenticate to an AFP share using Kerberos - Improves compatibility with third-party wireless wide-area network devices - Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives. - Adds support for Microsoft Presenter Mouse 8000 - Addresses an issue in which selecting two rows of album art within the iTunes artwork Screen Saver may cause System Preferences to unexpectedly quit - Includes updated Daylight Saving Time information for customers in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States state of Indiana - Allows the use of the special keys on aluminum Apple Keyboards to control Aperture slideshows - Addresses an issue in which help content for some applications may be displayed in English when using the computer in another Mac OS X language - Addresses issues with certain Apple Dashboard widgets: Unit Converter, Calculator, Stocks - 39 security Issues Full Story Intel Download (128MB) PPC Download (67MB)
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    AFP for iPhone and iPod touch

    One of the iPhone hackers, "Core" just finished implementing AFP for the iPhone and iPod touch. This means that you can now wirelessly mount your iPhone or iPod touch on your computer, while still having full read/write access. The guide is the second link at the bottom of this article. Full Story Full Guide
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    Australia: No pr0n 4 u!

    Besides China, Australia is now the 2nd country to filter out pornography and violence sites. The Australian government is now requiring ISPs to filter out the so called "smutty" material. When the user goes to these sites, they will most certainly be met with a block. The users can opt out in and decline to let their internet be filtered, but imagine the look on parents faces when they see that their 14 year old son has just enabled the porn to flow in. No more porn for Kiko! Didn't really know what to put here, so here is a map of Australia Full Story(Video)
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    iPhone Installer 3

    Nullriver has released version 3 of Installer.app. This version supports the newest version of the iPhone firmware and also sports many new features. The amount of downloadable applications got so large that the home list got to large to support it. Now they have a folder type system, making it easier and quicker to find the application you are trying to download and install. Nullriver's site is going very slow because of the popularity of this product. iPhone Installer Full Story
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    Amazon Launches DRM-Free Music Store

    Amazon just released the Public Beta of Amazon MP3 today. Their store currently has 2 million songs, compared to iTunes' 6 million. The one thing that could threaten Apple here is that all 2 million of those songs are DRM-free. Also, Amazon MP3's DRM-free songs are a mere $.99, the same as Apple's DRM songs. The DRM-free songs on the iTunes Music Store are $1.29, which is about 30% more. But to the average end user, many people assume that they will just buy an iPod and not even care if the songs have a DRM or not. Although every song is encoded at higher quality as an MP3 at 256 kilobits per second -- as high as Amazon's rival Wal-Mart and slightly behind the 256Kbps AAC files of iTunes Plus. This is one of the more serious threats to Apple's market share. Full Story
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    Leopard Guided Tour

    Today, Apple has posted an email about an introduction to Leopard. The video covers most of the new features of Leopard. This includes: Mail, Time Machine, The Desktop, The Finder and Stacks. The video can be viewed at Apple's Leopard Page. Full Story
  21. In a recent mailing list message, Interesting Behavior of OS X, Steven Edwards says that Leopard contains an undocumented loader for Portable Executables, a type of file used in 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. After more investigation, he discovered that Leopard's own loader tries to look for Windows DLL files when a Windows application is opened. That means that all Apple has to do is add a new application layer that would allow Mac OS X to load Windows applications natively. As Close as We can Get Full Story
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    ƒrench iPhone Unlocking

    So where will a 649 euro ($965) iPhone get you these days? Apparently no where out of France. That's right, Apple has screwed up again. The iPhones that were bought unlocked only appear to have been unlocked to French carriers. Any attempt to use a carrier outside of France will render the iPhone's phone features useless. But Apple has stepped up, and said that this IS a screw up, and that a new firmware update will be out shortly that will allow the unlocked iPhone to actually be unlocked. This could be what delayed the firmware update that was supposed to appear last weekend on out iPhones. Full Story
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    Happy Birthday To....Mac OS X!

    You read that title right, our favorite OS just turned 7 over this weekend. Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah was released on March 21st way back in 2001, and even though it was extremely buggy and slow, we still use it's release date as the official release date of Mac OS X. There have been 6 (or 7 if you include the Public Beta, which I guess we shouldn't because it isn't September 13th) versions of Mac OS X starting with Cheetah going all the way to Leopard. What was your first version of Mac OS X (I'll guess Tiger 10.4.3 )? Here are all the versions complete with code names, release dates, and numbers. * Mac OS X Public Beta (September 13, 2000) * Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah (March 21, 2001) * Mac OS X 10.1 Puma (September 25, 2001) * Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar (August 23, 2002) * Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (October 24, 2003) * Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (April 29, 2005) * Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (October 26, 2007) Full Story
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    Transport Tycoon Deluxe for iPhone

    First it was NES, then GameBoy, then PSX, now Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It seems that more and more games are being ported to the iPhone/iPod touch. This is the first multiplayer internet game that has been ported. But you do need a copy of the PC version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. I'm sure you can find a copy of these files floating around the interwebs, but I can't post them here. You need to install OpenTTD from Installer, put a few files from the TTD disk into a folder on the iPhone...and BAM. You're playing Transport Tycoon Deluxe on your iPhone. The list of files and more sceenshots can be found at the "Full Story" link. He also said that he is working on a SimCity port for the iPhone. This is REALLY REAL. Full Story EDIT: Confirmation from Prawker:
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    Apple Stock Breaks $200!

    For the first time in history, Apple stock crosses $200. Unfortunately, the luck didn't last and Apple closed at $198.95, up $.15 from the previous day, this is still a big achievement. Apple has had a wild ride with stock, in August of 2006, Apple stock was a mere $56. That is a long cry away from the amount it is at now. When MacWorld comes around, expect it to go up a bit more. Full Story