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Mac Bits July 25, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in News.

In the absence of major stories (not that we ever have much lately, outside of the iPhone noise), here is smattering of various items in no particular order of importance or relevance to life:

  • Apple‘s made a listing of tips to help improve the iPhone battery life, in an effort to smooth ruffled feathers over the blunt and hamhanded way Apple told everyone the bad news about the battery replacement policy. See the page here.
  • The intrepid folk at irc.osx86.hu have figured out how to enable ssh on the iPhone without using restore mode, and this has been done by overwriting an existing binary blah blah blah blah blah blah. What this means is you can access your iPhone from a shell on your Mac, which lets you send or retrieve files blah blah blah blah blah. The upshot is we’re closer to getting total control over the iPhone, which is always a good thing. Details on TUAW, if you care at all.
  • A hacker made a program that runs on an iPhone that says “Hello World”. Whoopee! This is a good thing because it’s the first non-native app made by an Apple outsider for the iPhone, and proves that it can be done. The world awaits. More on Ars Technica.
  • There is no real direct relationship with Macs and Apple with this bit other than the people who make the show use Macs to do it, Mac users love the show, and lots of Mac users also play World of Warcraft, which is why this is being mentioned at all: the South Park episode “Make Love Not Warcraft” has been nominated for an Emmy Award, marking one of the few times explosive diarrhea has been shown graphically in a nominated program. Cool news from Kotaku.


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