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MSI Wind gets OS X WiFi drivers for easy Apple netbook hack

MSI Wind gets OS X WiFi drivers for easy Apple netbook hack

MSI's Wind has already been the subject of a number of OS X hacks, turning the 10-inch budget ultraportable into the poster-child of DIY Apple netbooks.  One significant stumbling block has been the networking; the Wind's Realtek RTL8187SE WiFi card refused to play nicely with Apple's operating system, and as such needed to be swapped out for a more friendly wireless card.  Now official Realtek drivers have emerged, making the hack even more straightforward.

Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer Believes Android is an Experiment for Tablets

Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer Believes Android is an Experiment for Tablets

Tablets are all the rage these days. Even if they're all over the place in science fiction movies, considering how many times they've failed in the past, no one probably saw this renovation of an entire platform coming so suddenly. And, while we can probably chalk that up to one company in particular, we'll keep to the point. And the point is, Microsoft isn't afraid of Android. At least, Steve Guggenheimer isn't.

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OS X 10.6.2 reacquires Atom support in latest dev build

OS X 10.6.2 reacquires Atom support in latest dev build

Having heard earlier this week that Apple had blocked Atom processor support in their latest build of OS X 10.6.2, we're now being told that the low-power Intel CPU has once again been welcomed back into the Mac fold.  A newer 10.6.2 build, 10C535, has restored Atom support, meaning owners of netbook-turned-Hackint0sh machines may not be left without the latest software in their DIY Apple ultraportables.

Apple blocking Atom support in OS X 10.6.2

Apple blocking Atom support in OS X 10.6.2

Apple may be reluctant to launch a netbook - and given their financial success selling mid- to high-end notebooks we can't really blame them - has spawned a busy community of Hackint0sh creators, many of whom turn to humble Atom-based netbooks such as the MSI Wind for use as donor machines for OS X.  All that might change, however, with the news that Apple have tweaked Mac OS X 10.6.2, their upcoming operating-system update, to prevent installation on Atom-based computers.

iPhone OS 3.0 tethering and MMS hack released

iPhone OS 3.0 tethering and MMS hack released

As we know, iPhone OS 3.0 brings with it the potential for tethering on your Apple smartphone, using the handset's 3G connection to get your laptop, netbook or other mobile device online while on the move.  Apple have done all they can to make it straightforward - you can tether over USB or Bluetooth, with minimal setup - but the carriers seem less enthused.  Some, like AT&T, don't officially support it yet, while others, such as O2 in the UK, will allow you to tether but have an expensive extra data plan you need to add. 

One thing we know about iPhone users, though, is that if you show them a sign saying "no entry" they'll work out a hack to enable it, and sure enough there's now a simple way to turn on iPhone tethering no matter your carrier or tether-plan status.  All you need do, in fact, is visit help.BenM.at on your iPhone and install a new local carrier profile configuration file.

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Hackint0sh netbooks seeing battery boost under OS X 10.5.7

Hackint0sh netbooks seeing battery boost under OS X 10.5.7

Apple's recently released 10.5.7 update for OS X seems to have backfired, with some MacBook users reporting sluggish performance and hardware issues, while owners of Hackint0sh netbooks have found their battery life much improved with the new software.  The change has led to suggestions that Apple is readying OS X for better power management on netbook-style hardware, such as might be used in a 10-inch Mac touchscreen tablet/UMPC.

Psystar OS X netbook in development?

Psystar OS X netbook in development?

Apple have been pretty resolute that we'll not find a netbook with their logo on it any time soon, but that doesn't mean budget ultraportables running OS X won't end up on sale.  Perpetual pain-in-the-Apple-ass Psystar have confirmed that they're developing a mobile Mac computer, and while details are unknown it's entirely possible that they're looking to sell a preconfigured Hackint0sh netbook.

Sony VAIO P gets Apple OS X Leopard hack

Sony VAIO P gets Apple OS X Leopard hack

Details are scant right now, but if this image is to be believed somebody has got OS X Leopard running on the Sony VAIO P.  The picture, which was flagged up on the Pocketables forum, shows the compact "I'm not a netbook!" ultraportable using the Apple OS, although apparently not everything is fully operational.

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