Evidently tired of smooth running graphics, lightning fast processing and bags and bags of available memory, programmer Dmitry Grinberg decided to go back to computing basics. And then some. As Linux was developed on a 32-bit machine with 1MB of RAM, this has always been considered the minimum system requirements to run the open source OS. Dmitry, however, put this theory to test, building a barebones set-up with just an 8-bit RISC microcontroller at its heart. Running at a somewhat sedentary 6.5KHz, with only 16KB of SRAM and 128KB of flash storage, these are specs that make most phones look like [...]
Apple has released a supplemental update for Mac OS X 10.7.3 which includes fixes to resolve an issue with Time Machine backup problems.
It is recommended for all users running 10.7.3 with Time Machine backups to grab this Supplemental update.
Download OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update
Here’s a situation: you create a Facebook account. You fall in love with said account. You’re on it all day, every single day. And then, your computer explodes. You go to login on a new machine, and you realize that your minty fresh browser has no recollection of your Facebook password. At this point, you’re probably pondering the point of taking another breath. Evidently, Facebook understands your dilemma, and in the coming weeks, it’ll be testing out a new password recovery system for those who can’t / won’t take advantage of the existing methods. Christened [...]
You don’t have to be overly careless to lose your laptop – it can happen to the best of us – but that doesn’t mean you should just accept the fact that you your beloved machine is gone forever.
With the open source package Prey, you can pull a fast one on the thief. You can keep an eye on the perp’s whereabouts and see how he or she is using your device – information that will come in handy when you’re reporting the theft to the authorities.
Prey works on several operating systems, including recent releases of Windows, Mac OS X, and even Linux distributions. [...]
VMmare and VirtualBox are both virtual machine software suites for x86 and x64 computers. They allow you to run a “virtual” or guest operating system (OS) inside your main (host) OS. For example you could run Debian Linux as your main OS while running a complete version of Vista in a separate window on your desktop. Additionally, the guest system can comprise of different hardware. You could create three virtual hard drives and two optical drives on your virtual computer. Currently, the top three offerings in the virtual machine market are VMware, Virtual PC, and VirtualBox. I used [...]
OS X Lion, which was finally released to the public last month, includes many improvements, such as support for full-screen apps and reliability additions such as AutoSave. Yet, if you’re finding it hard to cope with such a radical change or some apps that are essential to you aren’t yet compatible with the new system, it might be a good idea to move back to Snow Leopard. If you’re wondering how, this guide is for you.
Before getting started, keep in mind that this guide will not work on Mac hardware introduced after the final version of Lion was released. At the time of this writing, the [...]
Apple released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant that let you allow to create recovery on an external drive which is capable to reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.
Note: This is necessarily important to remember that user can create an external Lion Recovery with Lion Recovery Assistant application while their Mac has an existing Recovery HD.
How to Create USB Recovery Drive with Lion Recovery Assistant
Download Lion Recovery Disk Assistant application
Attach your USB or insert an external drive
Intel’s new Z68 chipset has a lot to offer. In short, P67 and H67 functionality are combined onto one board, with SSD caching. It might not have a tremulous impact on gaming performance, but that increased functionality is surely welcome in any desktop PC.
There’s also serious power saving potential with Lucidlogix’s Virtu software, which can turn your GPU practically off when it’s not needed.
This is where AdvanceTec has made its first mistake: the ATFX-Tron doesn’t come with Lucid Virtu installed. Sure, you can install it yourself by digging out the motherboard’s [...]
There are two kinds of tablet in the world.
The first is a new breed of consumer playthings, typified by the Apple iPad 2 and the likes of the Motorola Xoom.
These tablets are designed for watching movies, playing games, browsing websites, creating music, taking photos and generally doing a lot of the more entertaining things laptops can do, but in a more-natural way.
They’re tactile, fun, light, affordable and thanks to the challenge offered by their limited input method, far more intriguing devices than their laptop brethren.
Anyone that hasn’t had chance to play with the likes of [...]
India’s unfortunately-named Sakshat tablet began life as a $10 laptop way back in early 2009 and, in the years since, has had more than its fair share of delays and difficulties. But, after repeatedly dashing hopes and destroying dreams it appears the $35 tablet is just about ready for take off. The Times of India is reporting the first batch of this still slightly mysterious machine will be shipped out at the end of the month to the Indian Institute of Technology for 2,200 rupees apiece — a bit above the goal price at around $50, though government plans to subsidize the devices [...]