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OS X Compatible Motherboard

By Mr. Xtreme, in OSx86,

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OS X compatible motherboard!

 

Gone are the days of having to to spend hours or even days getting your Hackintosh working thanks to a new motherboard made by QUO called the Z77MX-QUO-AOS (AOS stands for Any OS).

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The QUO AOS motherboard has Thunderbolt, Firewire, and uses Intel's LGA 1155 socket for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs, which are natively supported by OS X. All you have to do is flash the modified UEFI made by HermitCrabLabs (links below), create a vanilla installation drive for OS X, boot the drive from the boot menu, install OS X, reboot and use this this file for audio and you're ready for an un-complicated Hackintosh.
 
Features of the Z77MX-QUO-AOS motherboard;
2 SATA 6 Gps + 4 SATA 3Gps,
4 RAM slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM,
Intel's LGA 1155 socket supporting Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPU's,
2 USB 3.0 + 4 USB 2.0 Ports on the back I/O, you can add six more USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 connectors via the onboard headers,
2 Firewire 800 headers on the back I/O + 1 Firewire 400 header on board,
For display connectivity we have 1 pair of Intel-certified Thunderbolt ports, 1 miniDP port, and one HDMI and DVI port
Realtek ALC 892 audio codec,
Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet.

Expansion card slots;
1 PCI-E x16 slot plus a PCI-E x8 for SLI or 1/2 graphics cards,
2 PCI-E 1x slots for network cards, bluetooth, etc.

All in all It's a bit outdated on the CPU-side but a good board never the less.
Continue discussion and find setup instructions/support.
Link to topic for the QUO AOS motherboard http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285920-new-os-x-compatible-motherboard-quo/
 
Link to all the BIOS' (UEFI) for the QUO AOS http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Z77MX-QUO-AOS
 
P.S.This is my first article Any feedback gratefully received in the comments.

Allan
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Apple has released the final version of OS X El Capitan update - 10.11.2 build 15C50
 
See what's new:

Improves Wi-Fi reliability
Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos

You can download the proper version for your Mac or Hack in Apple Download's page:
 
Normal: OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Update
Combo: OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Combo Update

Mirone

New AppleHDA Patcher

By Mirone, in OSx86,

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It is with great happiness that I and Micky1979 came bring this news, the new AppleHDA Patcher is out.
 
One of the new features is that you no longer have your patched files separately,
all codecs for laptop´s and Desktop's are now implemented in the application itself,
you can find out more in the download section
 
Enjoy!



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fantomas1

NVIDIA Web Driver Updater

By fantomas1, in OSx86,

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Hi InsanelyMac community!
 
Our developers are proud to present you their last great application, NVIDIA Web Driver Updater.
 
This application will enable you to search for the latest NVIDIA Web Drivers online and download the standard package from NVIDIA.
 
The downloaded package is modified on the fly to remove the hardware restriction, so you can immediately install the new drivers on your hackintosh!
 
You can download the application on our Download Section.
 
We're looking forward to your feedback in the support topic!

Ed

PDFelement review

By Ed, in OSx86,

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PDF files are a ubiquitous part of our digital lives. It’s hard to avoid them in an increasingly paperless age, yet simple editing and conversion of PDFs largely remains out of boundaries for most consumers.

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Typically one would need to install Adobe Acrobat to manipulate a PDF, or even use Adobe Illustrator for more complex edits: neither of these applications by Adobe come cheap, each running into the hundreds of dollars or, as Adobe is now fond of, a chunky subscription fee.
 
Enter Wondershare’s PDFelement: a much more affordable, lightweight, yet surprisingly polished application at $99.
 
Editing text & images
The Mac interface of PDFelement is akin to that of Apple’s own Preview application: tools up top and multi-page thumbnails down the side. Simply switching into edit mode allows you to edit text on a field by field basis, and unlike with Adobe’s solutions there’s no warnings about font mis-matches: PDFelement just gets on with the job and lets you edit the text in place, without breaking the formatting or alignment. Making edits and saving a version of an edited PDF, then comparing to the original, it was impossible to tell which was the original document and which was the edited version.
 

 
OCR
There is an optional OCR plug-in for converting scanned text in PDF documents into actual native text. The plug-in can be installed directly from with PDFelement although be aware that it’s a 400MB+ download. Once installed, any scanned document can be converted so that bitmapped text becomes native text, which you can then edit.
 
From our tests the OCR worked well with large chunks of text on scanned documents from a Fujitsu ScanSnap and even an iPhone. However, it wasn’t as effective on more complicated pages that included tables where text was quite close to table outlines, which led to the OCR simply missing text and leaving it as bitmap.
 
Exporting
Possibly one of the most common wishes for PDFs is converting them to a Word document. As you would imagine, PDFelement handles this well, albeit you should never expect the conversion process to be flawless: a relatively simple terms & conditions document inherited random exclamation marks throughout the document; a more complex document with tables and simple graphics held up reasonably well but certain tables lost their colour shading. However, the export to Word process is satisfactory enough to communicate the text in a document via Word.
 

 
Summary
If editing PDFs and re-saving them either as PDFs or converting them to Word (or the many other formats that it support) is important to you then PDFelement is a valuable and reasonably priced application that does exactly what it says it does in a solid, lightweight application.
 
 
Compared to Adobe Acrobat it’s a no brainer unless you’re a graphics professional. At the $99 price point you’ve still got to be serious about regularly wanting to edit PDFs, but it’s one of those tools that you'll soon wonder how you ever managed without it.
 
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