We don’t have to tell you that in Safari you can enable Show Develop menu in menu bar(Prefs/advanced) then go to Develop/Useragent iPhone to get free wifi on your MacBook do we?
Update: The fine folks in the comments have pointed out that yes, you will need to have an AT&T iPhone account to do this. Is there anyone left who doesn’t?
Update 2: OK, the easiest way to do this is to download a MAC address spoofer and once you legitimize your iPhone, change your MacBook Airport MAC address to be the same as your iPhones. This is much quicker and easier than typing the URL sent by AT&T.
Another milestone has been reached as hard drives keep getting bigger and bigger and cheaper and cheaper. The sub 10 cent Gigabyte era is upon us as a few retailers are selling 1TB hard drives for $100. Frequent 9to5mac.com advertisers, Other World Computingare offering Samsung Spinpoint P drives for $99.
What makes SATA drives more interesting/fun is that you can use them like hot swapable disk drives if you get a USB docking station (like pictured). They have standardized power/interface port locations acoss all drives and manufacturers.
The first hard drive I ever bought was a 80 MB SCSI Hard drive which was just under $1000. Today, if someone gave me a 80 MB USB Key, I’d probably toss it.
The recently introduced Apple TV 2.2 update may have made an appearance with little fanfare, but did in fact introduce a range of cool improvements to the device.
We’re all aware that the system can now generate Genius playlists based on a selected track – that feature’s been widely-reported. But it doesn’t stop there – system handling of music videos has at last been improved, in order that users can simply hit a button and the music videos will play one after another.
That’s significant because until now you had to initiate playback on each music video manually. And you can now also shuffle videos as well, and also build your own video playlists, which can include a mix of music and video.
Green-aware users have complained that the Apple TV is an always-on device. If you’ve ever touched one in operation you’ll know that it exudes a fair amount of heat, suggesting the system also uses a fair amount of power. With no way to switch the machine off, this was a waste of energy – not really in tune with the times. The new software now offers a Standby button within the device menu.
The update also includes user interface tweaks in the YouTube player and photo slideshows and introduces new features like On-The-Go and Genius playlists, HD television shows purchases and an improved standby mode.
US users can also purchase TV shows in HD format. Browsing the store has been massively improved – you can now browse movies on the iTunes store by actor and director. Select “More” on the movie page and browse the actor and director list on the left to see other movies for that individual.
Additional new features include support for On-the-Go playlist creation and a bunch of security enhancements.
Early reports suggested that installing the software could create problems with the system engaging in an endless cycle of restarts – we experienced similar symptoms, but the system seemed to right itself after around five minutes.
The website for the scheme (which was launched as part of a class action lawsuit pertaining to the safety of these adaptors) now offers a two-page list of models and serial numbers, and if yours is one of those named, then you’re due a cash payment from Apple, so long as you make your claim by February 11, 2009.
"The settlement will provide a cash payment if you purchased certain model Apple PowerBook or iBook computers, the power adapter failed within the first three years following the initial retail purchase of the computer, and you purchased a replacement adapter," the website states.
The lawsuit claimed that the Adapter sold with the Subject Computers is defective in that it “dangerously frays, sparks and prematurely fails to work,” and that Apple engaged in misrepresentations regarding the Adapter. Apple denies all allegations and has asserted many defenses. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.