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Chameleon now has a bootloader-implementation from Enoch, through which you can activate the various video cards such as Intel Ivy Bridge and Haswell. All without dsdt edits or EFI strings.
This is especially useful for Laptops PC, but also for Desktop systems without a dedicated video card.
Keys available for org.chameleon.boot.plist, read below:
 
During last week I redesign part of the Intel Injector (gam.c/gma.h)
due to the new hardware (Haswell).
Enoch Injector port to main Chameleon Trunk code: 2262
 
FIRST OF ALL
I rename the key flag (thx Micky1979 and bcc9):
 
- For Ivy Bridge the old keyflag HD4K-ig is now deprecated the new name is IntelCapriFB (match with Apple kext name for that hardware)
ex: IntelCapriFB=a_value from 0 to 11
 
 
 
- For the Haswell the recently introduced key flag HD5K-ig is also deprecated and the new name is IntelAzulFB (Same things... match with Apple kext)
ex: IntelAzulFB=a_value from 0 to 15
 
 
I also introduced the ability to inject a custom AAPL,ig-platform-id for both kind of gfx (Ivy & Haswell) the keyflag is InjectIntel-ig
ex: InjectIntel-ig=09006601 (a flipped 01660009)
 
The priority is:
1° InjectIntel-ig
2° IntelXxxxFB
3° the default setting (based on BIOS memory for Ivy, and default ig for Haswell)
 
Example of data into org.chameleon.Boot.plist
<key>InjectIntel-ig</key><string>09006601</string>
<key>IntelCapriFB</key><string>9</string>
<key>IntelAzulFB</key><string>9</string> Here we go:
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/59-chameleon-23-svn/
ErmaC

ErmaC
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Pandora's Box beta2





Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.
 



Also included is a post-installation utility to apply additional fixes after installing or updating OS X.
 
These features are great, but you will see Pandora's Boxbeta2 also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. Since much of the configuration and customization can be done during the OS X installation process, once completed, you can immediate boot into your newly working OS X install without any additional setup.
Pandora's Boxbeta2 is available for download in our Downloads Section
 
Here is the complete change log from Beta1:
Newly designed interface with preference and settings
Added HTML Credits System integrated directly into Pandora
Added the Help manual (integrated in OS X)
Added Sparkle Software (self Update of Pandora's Box)
Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks DP1
Added check for missing MBR patch (to continue in GUID)
Fixed bugs with bootloader in post-install
Fixed bugs with creating the Recovery HD partition
Fixed bug with missing AppleIntelE1000.kext installation
Added kernel flags and Intel HD4000 support to the bootloader options
Added modules for Enoch bootloader
Enlarged Laptop section, with two different kexts for battery support, LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext patch, available during installation
Added log system (during installation and post-installation), with "notifications" in ML and Mavericks.
Added RTC patch for Mavericks
Added GenericUSBXHCI.kext, for Lion, ML and new build for Mavericks
Added AppleATIATA.kext (ATI PATA and SATA controllers)
Switch from Trim patches to Trim Enabler.app for non-Apple SSD
Added latest HWmonitor stuff from kozlek project (FakeSMC.kext, Plugins and HWmonitor.app)
Added Rotate Daemon (fix for AMD7000 cards)
Added OpenCL patches for Lion and ML in differents cards/OS X versions
Added Intel HD4000-HD3000 support on 6/7 Series chipset
Added Desktop version of LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
Added Repair permission and rebuild caches on others Volumes
Added Backup Hackintosh files function
Improve stability on each OS X versions when creating the Pandora System Options (on the fly).
Deleted the ACPI folders, now the .aml tables can leave into InsanelyBox directly.
Other minor bug fixes

Watch and Participate to the Beta2 Testing here: Pandora's Box (Beta 2 Testing)
 
InsanelyMac Staff

Ed
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The wait is finally over, Tim Cook made good on his promise of doing something special for the Mac Pro.
 
Apple today gave a sneak preview at WWDC of its all-new Mac Pro that its engineers are still working on, unveiling a relatively diminutive black cylinder form factor that is dwarfed by its outgoing predecessor.
 
Like the current Mac Pro, it's been designed around air flow, but with cool air being drawn in from underneath and hot air being expelled upwards, not too dissimilar from the ill-fated G4 Cube from 2000.
 
Indeed, it's in fact smaller in size than the PowerMac G4 Cube, at just 6.6" diameter and 9.9" tall, compared to the Cube which clocked in at 7.65" square, and 10" tall due to its elevation for air intake and cables into the bottom.
 
Based on the new-generation Intel Xeon E5 chipset, the new Mac Pro will pack 12 cores like the current model, but with PCI Express gen. 3 and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions.
 
A first for any Mac are dual GPUs as standard, with the ability to power up to three 4K resolution monitors(!). Apple are hard at work on an updated version of Final Cut for video editors to take full advantage of this cutting-edge hardware. The GPUs are AMD FirePros with 6GB of VRAM.
 
Like with all current Apple hardware, the new Mac Pro does away with legacy technology such as optical drives and hard disk drives. Instead, storage is handled by next-generation PCIe flash storage.
 
Unsurprisingly, most of the size and weight loss is down to the removal of the PCI slots, meaning expansion is handled solely through the 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20Gb/s) on the rear of the new Mac Pro - illuminated by white LEDs no less. Connectivity is rounded off with USB 3, Bluetooth 4.0, 801.11ac Wi-Fi, dual Gigabit ethernet and HDMI, plus audio I/O.
 
No word on an exact release date, which is no surprise given the uncharacteristic nature of this "preview", but one could hazard a guess that it may ship with the newly announced Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks". Will we finally see a black Apple mouse & keyboard to match the svelte gloss black gorgeousness of this new Mac Pro? Maybe even some high-end Retina Cinema Displays to boot? Place your bets now...
 
Head on over to Apple's new Mac Pro preview page on their website for more juicy pics and details.

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The topic of openness between iOS and third party developers has been revisited again with words directly from the company’s CEO Tim Cook.

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The topic of openness between iOS and third party developers has been revisited again with words directly from the company’s CEO Tim Cook. The topic was brought to light once more in an one hour interview in the midst of the D11 conference where Cook said that access to iOS application programming interfaces would slowly be accessible to third party developers on a higher function level integration. Cook was asked a question on whether iOS in the future become a more “open” OS to developers where Cook responded to AllThingsD saying:
 
“Of course. On the general topic of opening up APIs, I think you’ll see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at risk of having a bad experience. So there’s always a fine line to walk there, or maybe not so fine.”
 
Sounds like there might be an open door down the road for developers into the world of Apple’s APIs with Apple at the control hand of is allowed to developers. Seems like the little wiggle room of openness we receive in OS X might trickle down into the iOS platform as well.

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This incredible Apple I computer in full working order was auctioned on the weekend for a whopping $671,400.
 
Reported by the Bits blog over at the NY Times, the buyer who scooped one of the very few remaining working examples of Apple's first ever computer "was a wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East, who wishes to remain anonymous".
 
Interestingly, this latest example of the Apple I was purchased in faulty condition for $40,000 earlier in the year, and its new owner cleverly fixed it and restored the unit to full working order before hopping on a plane to California and managing to get Steve Wozniak, Apple's only surviving co-founder, to sign it, ensuring maximum value when the bidding ended.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KETi6FO565s
The video above shows the Apple I executing basic code and even producing ultra-low resolution "character art" of Apple's founders, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

Ed

Mac Keeper 2.5 Review

By Ed, in OSx86,

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After a few months of use you may notice that your Mac OS X installation is not a fast and efficient as it once was. Mac Keeper is a Application for Mac OS X that optimizes the system in 4 specific areas which are Security, Data Control, Cleaning and Optimization. Now as many users will ask how credible are there claims? The following will answer this and more.

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After a few months of use you may notice that your Mac OS X installation is not a fast and efficient as it once was. Mac Keeper is a Application for Mac OS X that optimizes the system in 4 specific areas which are Security, Data Control, Cleaning and Optimization. Now as many users will ask how credible are there claims? The following will answer this and more.
 
Testing Configuration:
Core 2 Duo
MSI G41M-P23
OS X 10.8.3 Existing Install over 1 year of age
 
Software Version:
MacKeeper 2.5
 
Installation:
Installation was very simple after downloading the latest version found here and was no different then any other package installation. Within 5 minutes the install was complete and I was ready to start using the application.
 
Interface:
Mac Keeper has a user-friendly interface that will be very easy to use and to navigate. On the left are the tools that the application provides for various tasks and each providing a brief description of what each tool does, a link to the user manual, as well as user tutorial videos that are YouTube based but play in the application. All of this information is helpful and makes the user aware what and how the tool is to be used before using it. On the right side of the application there are 24/7 Customer Support information as well as feedback reporting.
 

 
Using The Application
 
After looking over the interface I performed the scan. The timer was a not accurate at all and took around 5 minutes to complete the scan from start to finish.
 

 
During the scan the application used a lot of my system resources and started to bog down the system. The picture below is from Activity Monitor showing the high CPU usage during the scan.
 

 
Once the scan was complete the Cleaning Section showed an astounding about of files to be removed from my system. 3.5 GB of files shows how even a lightly used system can create a large amount of junk files.
 

 
After the fixes were applied I was asked to enter my Serial Number, which I did. Mac Keeper allows you to install and scan your system before having to purchase the application. This allows users to have a hand on experience prior.
 

 
After activating the software Mac Keeper completed in fixing the issues that it had found and I began using the system. First thing I noticed was how fast finder was working and how launching applications was faster as well. CS6 launch time was dramatically improved seeing a 50% faster load time. Overall Mac Keeper was proving to live up to my expectations and creditable in regards to there claims.
 
I then continued using the software once a day to see if the system performance gains could be retained. By the end of the week it was clear that the gains were still there and that Mac Keeper was doing exactly what the claims were.
 
Conclusion:
Over all Mac Keeper is a solid optimization tool, which was easy to use and smooth in the implementation of the application. Mac Keeper did live up to my expectations. However the system files it removes could be done manually so if you were looking at this application just for that then I would not recommend Mac Keeper. For users who want a worry free quick solution to optimization of their Mac OS X installation then this is exactly the software you need.
 
Download Mac Keeper

ErmaC
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During last week I redesign part of the Intel Injector (gam.c/gma.h)
due to the new hardware (Haswell)
still need some few TEST and TESTER and than those changes are ready to be committed into Chameleon main trunk code.
 
FIRST OF ALL
I rename the key flag (thx Micky1979 and bcc9 (also read his topic here: http://www.insanelym...ng-displayport/)):
 
- For Ivy Bridge the old keyflag HD4K-ig is now deprecated the new name is IntelCapriFB (match with Apple kext name for that hardware)
ex: IntelCapriFB=a_value from 0 to 11
 
Spoiler
 

0 = 00006601 1 = 01006601 2 = 02006601 3 = 03006601 4 = 04006601 5 = 05006201 6 = 06006201 7 = 07006201 8 = 08006601 9 = 0900660110 = 0a00660111 = 0b006601
 
- For the Haswell the recently introduced key flag HD5K-ig is also deprecated and the new name is IntelAzulFB (Same things... match with Apple kext)
ex: IntelAzulFB=a_value from 0 to 15
Spoiler
 

0 = 00000604 1 = 0000060c 2 = 00001604 3 = 0000160a 4 = 0000160c 5 = 00002604 6 = 0000260a 7 = 0000260c 8 = 0000260d 9 = 0200160410 = 0300220d11 = 0500260a12 = 0600260a13 = 0700260d14 = 0800260a15 = 08002e0a
I also introduced the ability to inject a custom AAPL,ig-platform-id for both kind of gfx (Ivy & Haswell) the keyflag is InjectIntel-ig
ex: InjectIntel-ig=09006601 (a flipped 01660009)
 
The priority is:
1° InjectIntel-ig
2° IntelXxxxFB
3° the default setting (based on BIOS memory for Ivy, and default ig for Haswell)
 
Example of data into org.chameleon.Boot.plist
<key>InjectIntel-ig</key> <string>09006601</string>
<key>IntelCapriFB</key> <string>9</string>
<key>IntelAzulFB</key> <string>9</string>
Here we go:
View attachment: Chameleon_2260_GMA.zip
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I'd like to take this opportunity to invite all of you, who have put such hard work, time and money into your MacMods, to submit those completed builds for the InsanelyMac's MacMod of the Month Contest

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This is a forum where you can show off your completed mod to all those who visit the InsanelyMac website, and square off in some friendly competition against others who have MacMods of their own. Bragging rights alone are priceless if you win, but at the end of the year, there is the MacMod of the Year contest! The 2012 contest featured first, second and third place prizes! Last years MacMod of the Year winner was a build entitled Deep Thought, a very well built, clean MacMod that anyone would be proud to have on their desk running OSX. This is also a great place to see what others have done with their machines and pick up some great ideas for your own build!
 
When you have a moment, take a look at one of our newest entries for MacMod of the Month for 2013 - Lemon Lime Twist
 
These builds are a representation of each one of us, and with future sales of MacPros no longer for sale in Europe (article found >HERE<) whatever their reasoning behind it is... THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE !!! To show those that live in Europe, they can too can do it for a 1/4 of the price and have a SCREAMIN' MacMod that will outshine and outperform the most current MacPro out there.
 
Do you think your MacMod is as good - maybe even better? There's only one way to find out - Submit your MacMod today! Even if you don't have your system completed, its a perfect opportunity to vote on the MacMod of other InsanelMac users, so they can win a prizes at the end of the year for 2013 !!!
 
Lastly, we have more contributors that will be donating real prizes at the end of this year so even if you think your build may not be "show worthy," post it anyway. You never know... Thank you for taking the time, later...

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Today, 03/20/13 marks an extraordinary event that's been in the making for some time. The staff of InsanelyMac are proud to present to you :
 
 
"Pandora's Box"
 
 
Pandora's Box application is a new "Tool" that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8 with the option to use either the retail app version or it's dmg image file.
 
Also included is a post installation utility to apply additional fixes after install or after a OSx software update.
 
So those features are great, but you will see "PANDORA'S BOX" also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. With the option for you to configure and choose much of the customization during the OSx installation process, once complete, you can immediately boot into your new working install without requiring any further setup.
 
Available in the Downloads section
 
Watch and Participate to the Beta Testing here: http://www.insanelym...-beta1-testing/

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Check out our new 'Downloads' area at InsanelyMac. A single, easy-to-use area where you can download the latest kexts from developers in the InsanelyMac community, and even popular files from developers outside. Discuss and support each other from within the linked forum threads.
 
We look forward to growing this area with demand and adding more files for download. Let us know what you think!

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