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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good Programs to have in your Mac!

iFreeMem 3.5

iFreeMem 3.5 can improve your Mac's performances by maximizing Free memory and reducing Inactive memory! If you are in the middle of using an application and the system becomes unresponsive for several seconds it could be the memory manager working and claiming back some of the inactive memory for your application to use, if you wish to avoid this then iFreeMem may be for you.

Download it here: iFreeMem

Serial number is Included.

iPod Rip 1.2.7 MacOSX.Incl.Keymaker-CORE

iPodRip (formerly from The Little App Factory) is the definitive iPod companion application. iPodRip allows you to get the most out of your iPod — you can transfer music from your iPod back to your iTunes Library, listen to music directly on your iPod (allowing you to save valuable disk space) — plus much more. iPodRip supports all iPod Media Types — MP3, AAC, Protected AAC or Audible.com Content.

Whether you want to transfer your music to a new Mac or let your colleague sample your music tastes, iPodRip sets your iPod free. iPodRip will seamlessly copy your songs, playlists, ratings and more directly into iTunes.

Download it here: iPod rip

CrossOver PRO 8.1 for Mac (Intel Based Only)

The idea behind CrossOver is simple - it's emulation software that uses Wine that allows you to install and run a number of popular Windows applications and games on Mac OS X running Intel CPUs. In theory the software sounds simple to use - you download CrossOver, create a "bottle" (a virtual Windows environment), install the applications and start using it.

If you want to see CrossOver in action, I've put together an image galley that you can browse through here.

In theory, things are a bit different. I won't bore you with the installation suffice to say that it's what I have come to expect from a Mac and pretty straight-forward. The only hiccup is that you need a file off the Mac OS X disc called quartz-wm. This is to make Windows apps look and feel more like Mac applications. I since wasn't supplied with the Mac OS X disc, this presented a bit of a problem. Fortunately, the file is available as part of the X11 update from Apple (thanks to Mac OS X Hints for the pointer here).

CrossOver Pro 8.0.1 | 124 Mb

CrossOver Mac allows you to install your favorite Windows applications and games on Mac OS X.
CrossOver has a nice, single click style interface, which makes installing Windows software simple and fast. Once installed, your application integrates seamlessly in OS X.

Just click and run your application directly from the OS X Finder. Clicking a Windows file or document - including email attachments - will launch the appropriate Windows program, allowing you to work on the files. Best of all, you do it all easily and affordably, without needing a Microsoft operating system license.

Adding your favorite Windows software is easy, using their normal installation CDs. Just place a Windows CD in your Mac, and CrossOver will recognize it and offer to begin the installation process. CrossOver then completes the installation and configures your application to run on your Mac. That's all there is to it.

CodeWeavers officially supports the following applications:
· Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 and 97
· Microsoft Word
· Microsoft Excel
· Microsoft PowerPoint
· Microsoft Outlook
· Microsoft Access (Microsoft Access supported in Office 2000 only.)
· Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
· Microsoft Project
· Microsoft Vision
· Quicken


· Intel based Mac.
· 120 MB of free disk space

What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

New application support:
· Quicken 2009
· Internet Explorer 7
· Photoshop CS2

Application fixes:
MS Office 2003:
· Non-English language service packs should now apply
· Word 2003: 'Insert Field' should now work properly
· Word 2003: Table calculations fixed
· Word 2003: Insert... Picture... From File improved
· Outlook 2003: NTLM proxy authentication fixed
· Excel 2003: Insert Picture improved
· Outlook 2003: Problem with dropping into 'disconnected' mode is resolved
MS Office 2007:
· Service Packs 1 and 2 now apply.
· Enterprise, Pro, and Corporate editions should now install
· Word 2007: Fixed misbehavior when using the 'insert image' function
· Several other Office service packs and add-ons should work better.
QuickTime 7:
· Intermittent hanging bugs should be fixed
· Several other general fixes
· Outlook 2000: e-mail attachments should now work
· Acrobat 5 and 7: "Save As" dialog no longer causes crashes
· FrameMaker: Handling of PPD files improved on systems without CUPS.
· Word XP: "Combine Documents" fixed
· Equation Editor should install and run

Other crossover improvements:
· A 'symbol' font as been added. This should improve Equation Editor behavior.
· A couple of improvements were made to dual-monitor support on the Mac
· Fixed problem with resizing windows on dual-head linux systems
· KDE systray on SUSE 10.1 fixed
· KDE Printer improved
· Fixed a problem with demo registration and gksu version 2.0.2.
· Improved copy and paste
· Added better 64-bit support in the RPM package
· Updated many components to fix behavior on the upcoming Snow Leopard release of OSX

Download it here: CrossOver Pro!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010


What is eSata?

first, eSata stand for External Serial ATA Interface. Serial ATA is a commonly used interface for internal Hard Drives, and eSATA is an extension of that specification to be used with external devices.

If you’re using a USB or Firewire external drive, what you’re really using is a ATA or Serial ATA hard drive, and an external enclosure. The enclosure has a controller in it which translates the ATA or SATA protocol to USB or Firewire.

This translation causes some delay and there is also some overhead involved in the translations.

eSATA is already in the format that the drive is transmitting. No translation necessary means no lag.

What are the differences of eSATA connectors versus SATA internal connectors?

1. The External connector has no “L” shaped key.

2. The guide features have been changed to prevent the use of unshielded SATA internal cables in external applications and assist the alignment with the mating connector.

3. The insertion depth is increased from 5mm to 6.6mm to provide a more robust interconnect.

4. Full shielding to reduce EMI to provide an ESD path.

5. The contacts are recessed in both the receptacle and plug to prevent ESD damage.

6. Increased durability to 2500 cycles. amount others things.

Here is a list of additions to the SATA specification to support external eSATA:

Sender voltage level increased from 400-600 mV to 500-600 mV to compensate for losses and support longer cables;
Recipient voltage span decreased from 325-600 mV to 240-600 mV to compensate for losses;
Double SATA cable length from 1 to 2 m;
EM shielding of eSATA connectors by means of a small metal cage;
Lock mechanism for eSATA connectors.
Meanwhile, eSATA and SATA connectors are not interchangeable, so you cannot plug a SATA drive to an external eSATA port.

3 reason Why Would you want to use eSATA:

Reason #1 - The transfer rate is fast. I mean really fast. Currently there is a 1.5 Gbps and a 3 Gbps Standard. This blows FireWire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 out of the water.

Reason #2 - Less Lag. Since the data is already in a native format, there is no translation involved. This means data gets to the interface faster.

Reason #3 - It isn’t terribly expensive. Maybe this isn’t a reason to use it, but it isn’t much of a road block either. If your motherboard has SATA connectors laying around, you can extend them with a $3 bracket. SATA expansion cards can be found right now for under $30.

What are the differences of eSATA cables versus SATA internal cables?

1. Fully-shielded cable with separation of the outer shielding (for chassis ground) and
signal ground.
2. Hot-plugging supported.
3. Maximum length increased to 2 meters.
4. The external cable electrical parameter requirements are different from internal (xx)

requirements as shown below:

A. Maximum insertion loss (10-4500MHz) 8db (6dB)
B. Maximum rise time (35ps input) 150ps (85ps)
C. Maximum intra-pair skew 20ps (10ps)

Considerations for connector selection:

There are 4 basic types of connectors.

1. Right angle surface mount
2. Right angle surface mount with reverse pinout
3. Vertical surface mount
4. Vertical through hole

For more info on Serial ATA click in the link below;

Serial ATA

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Beware of Fake Core i7s!

Intel has confirmed that counterfeits of its Core i7 processors were sold through the North American online retail outlet Newegg.

"Intel has been made aware of the potential for counterfeit i7-920 packages in the marketplace and is working to how many and/or where they are being sold. The examples we have seen are not Intel products but are counterfeits. Buyers should contact their place of purchase for a replacement and/or should contact their local law enforcement agency if the place of purchase refuses to help."

The hooky Intel goods were first reported by Hard OCP on Friday. One of its forum members posted images of the supposedly new Intel Core i7-920 chip that had been delivered to him after he purchased it through Newegg.

The attention to detail was fairly impressive, if one didn't notice that the "processor" was just an aluminium blank. Another forum member at Overclockers reported the same problem, posting his images of "factory sealed" printed on the box itself underneath a fake factory sealed sticker. Ingenious. But the house of cards crumbled immediately as both forum members reported spelling mistakes on the packaging and blank instruction manuals.

Online retailer NewEgg said late Monday that it has confirmed that a shipment of Core i7s were indeed fake, and that it had broken off its supply relationship with IPEX, the supplier. NewEgg also apologized.
The fake Core i7s surfaced this weekend, and Intel confirmed them on Monday morning. At the time, reports had indicated that the fake processors were in fact so-called "demo units".

By Monday afternoon, NewEgg had rejected that story.

"Newegg is currently conducting a thorough investigation surrounding recent shipments of questionable Intel Core i7-920 CPUs purchased from Newegg.com," a spokesman said in a statement.

"Initial information we received from our supplier, IPEX, stated that they had mistakenly shipped us 'demo units,' the spokesman added. "We have since come to discover the CPUs were counterfeit and are terminating our relationship with this supplier. Contrary to any speculation, D&H Distributing is not the vendor that supplied us with the Intel Core i7-920 CPUs in question."

Intel confirmed again that they had seen the fake Core i7s. "Intel is getting samples to inspect and until then we can say that everything in the package appears fake," a spokesman said in an email late on Monday. "Some of the photos of the processor look like it is a casting and not even a real processor of any kind. Newegg has moved quickly to replace the suspect units."

Again, buyers should contact their point of purchase for a replacement, the Intel spokesman said. (PC Magazine)

According to HotHardware, NewEgg says the fake processors are actually demo units but looking at the pictures below (via Dreadlock), it's a hard excuse to swallow. What's more D&H has sent out cease and desist orders to two websites running stories on the fraudulent chips.

You can read more about it in the link below:


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Friday, March 5, 2010

XCODE - Developers Tools

Xcode is a suite of tools for developing software on Mac OS X, developed by Apple. Xcode 3.2, the latest major version, is bundled free with Mac OS X v10.6, but is not installed by default. Because version 3.2 is not supported on older Mac OS versions, more dated versions of Xcode are available free from the Apple Developer Connection website.

The main application of the suite is the integrated development environment (IDE), also named Xcode. The Xcode suite also includes most of Apple's developer documentation, and Interface Builder, an application used to construct graphical user interfaces.
The Xcode suite includes a modified version of free software GNU Compiler Collection (GCC, apple-darwin9-gcc-4.2.1 as well as apple-darwin9-gcc-4.0.1, with the former being the default), and supports C, C++, Fortran, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java, AppleScript, Python and Ruby source code with a variety of programming models, including but not limited to Cocoa, Carbon, and Java. Third parties have added support for GNU Pascal,[1] Free Pascal,[2] Ada,[3] C#,[4] Perl,[5] Haskell,[6] and D. The Xcode suite uses GDB as the back-end for its debugger.

There are so many other cool features that I could talk about here. Zero Link and Fix and Continue come to mind. But so far, these are the ten, 'er eleven, things that I've really been enjoying about using Xcode. It definitely represents a major shift in Apple's IDE and I think it will take people a little while to get used to this new tool. It's also different enough than Project Builder and other IDEs that it's going to take a few months to really start getting the hang of how to best utilize it, but there's some serious potential here and I'm really happy to see Apple investing the same kind of attention into the IDE that it put into iTunes, iChat, and the rest of the applications that ship with Mac OS X.

Xcode is free to download the only Requirement is that you Must be registered as an Apple Developer. If you have already registered, log in with the Apple ID and password you used to register.

Download it here: XCODE

Also you can learn about how to use Xcode program in the link below:

"Mac Developer Connection".

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

LimeWire Pro 5.4.8 for Mac (Full Version)

Product Description:

LimeWire is a P2P file-sharing application, letting users share and search for all types of computer files, including movies, pictures, games, and text documents. Other features include dynamic querying, push-proxy support for connecting through firewalls, the ability to preview files while downloading, advanced techniques for locating rare files, and an extremely intuitive user interface.

The Pro version of Limwire features optimized search results, turbo-charged downloads, connections to more sources, more reliable downloads, a special Pro-only skin.

What's new in this version:

Version 5.4.8 updates the installer for the LimeWire Toolbar.

Download it here: Limewire Pro for Mac

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PlistEdit Pro

About PlistEdit Pro

The most advanced property list editor written for Mac OS X. Property list files are used throughout Mac OS X, and with PlistEdit Pro, users can easily change these files and exert finer control over their systems. You can use PlistEdit Pro in your development work, and its built-in preference file browser lets you explore and tweak your system’s settings to your heart’s content.

Some of PlistEdit Pro's features include

Full drag and drop and copy/paste support
Full keyboard navigation of the interface
The ability to view and edit a property list both in an outline and as raw text
Extensive Applescript support, for automating processes involving property list files
Property list definitions, which make editing common forms of property lists less cumbersome
Full multi-level undo support
Powerful find/replace capabilities
A built-in window to browse through your preference files
Customizable fonts
What's new in this version:

Added a structure definition for hidden Xcode preferences
Added a new data formatter for viewing/editing Snow Leopard bookmark data objects
Fixed a bug where keyboard shortcuts in the favorites browser would not appear in the correct rows
Removed the scripts menu, since it's just as easy to use the system provided one now
Removed the "Automatically begin editing newly created objects" preference. - Added a structure definition for hidden Xcode preferences

- Added a new data formatter for viewing/editing Snow Leopard bookmark data objects
- Fixed a bug where keyboard shortcuts in the favorites browser would not appear in the correct rows
- Removed the scripts menu, since it’s just as easy to use the system provided one now
- Removed the “Automatically begin editing newly created objects” preference. The new behavior is to always begin editing newly created objects.

- Many more enhancements.

Operating System Requirements:

This product is designed to run on the following operating systems:

• Mac OS X 10.5 Intel and Snow Leopard OS
• Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
• Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
• Mac OS X 10.4 PPC

Additional Requirements:
• Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later

Download it here: PlistEdit Pro

To Register use:

Name: PiratezRule

Serial Number: PLEDPRO665-A98A-S507-GHP2-3E84-RCM6

Great tool..!