Saturday, September 17, 2016

iPhone 10th Anniversary Concept

The 10th anniversary of the original iPhone will occur next year and a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding a new model has arisen. Most people believe it will come in the form of an iPhone 8 total redesign, completely shattering expectations, however, I believe that a better idea would be to release a 10th anniversary model edition of the iPhone 7 that maintains the design of the original. It would have a metal bottom bar similar to the plastic antenna cover of the original one. The base sizes would be 128GB and 256GB instead of starting at 32GB. I would love for these to be marketed in every store, however, I believe the most likely scenario with an anniversary model would be a limited supply model. The model above maintains the shape and design of the traditional iPhone 7, however, it features the original set of iOS wallpapers. 

iPhone 2G as a comparison (Apple)

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

How to Install macOS Sierra on a Hackintosh

Hackintosh: How to Install macOS Sierra on a Hackintosh

Here are the things you'll need (I recommend you save them in a folder on your desktop):
  • A genuine Mac
  • macOS Sierra Installer | App Store
  • EFI Mounter v3 | Link
  • Latest version of Clover | Link
  • FakeSMC.kext | Link
  • An 16GB or more USB

1) First you're going to want to use a tool in Terminal called "createinstallmedia" to make your USB drive. Assuming the Install macOS is in your Applications folder, run this command in Terminal (replacing where necessary, I'd recommend copying and pasting, and then going back and editing):

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/{USB name here}

This could be anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes, but could be more or less depending on your setup. When the process is completed, you will be able to type in Terminal again.

2) Now run the Clover package. Select the USB as your destination, click Customize and use the following options: "Install for UEFI motherboards" then, under Drivers64UEFI, select "OsxAptioFixDrv-64" and "PartitionDxe-64".

3) Mount the EFI partition of your flash drive using EFI Mounter v3 | Link

It will prompt you to enter your password, do so and press ok. A list of mounting points should appear. disk0s1 is your main drive. Choose the USB drive, mine was disk2s1.

Scroll down and click the USB drive
Now press mount.

4) Place FakeSMC.kext and any kexts you need into /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other.

4) Now boot from your USB! 

DIDN'T BOOT?: Make sure you're using a USB 2.0 port and your flash drive is 16 GB or higher. You probably will have to configure your BIOS.

SUGGESTED: How to access the boot menu – Explanation of what each boot flag is and does and how to use them.

Use the kext-dev-mode=1 and rootless=0 bootflags and add -v to the end of the boot flags so you can get an output of what's going on (verbose mode).

5) Get into the installer, and then install macOS Sierra to your HDD or SSD.

6) When the install completes, reboot, boot from the USB and this time select your main boot drive that you just installed Sierra onto. Use the kext-dev-mode=1 -v and rootless=0 bootflags once again. 

SUGGESTED: Hackintosh Boot Flags – Explanation of what each boot flag is and does and how to use them.

7) Install Clover to your boot drive.

7) Copy the FakeSMC.kext and your network kext across to the EFI partition on your hard drive. The rest depends on your system, you may need to download some more kexts and drivers, you may now be good to go. Good luck!

Beta NVIDIA web drivers are available for macOS Sierra here. Official drivers should be released in the coming weeks.

If you have any issues installing, leave a comment!
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Friday, August 12, 2016

#OrderOf10 Challenge Answers

UPDATE: The new challenge answers are now available! Comment if you solve it!

Order Of 10 Challenge Answers

   In preparation for the launch of their new Pascal GPUs, NVIDIA has created a group of challenges for users to complete to be entered to win a GTX 1080 when it is released.


Order Of 10: Origins Answers

Challenge 1: Ouroboros
Challenge 2: Syracuse
Challenge 3: Astronomical Unit
Challenge 4: E

Originally posted 5/19/2016:

Classic #OrderOf10 Answers

Day 1: Evolve
Day 2: Ubiquitous Patterns
Day 3: Innovate
Day 4: Metagenesis
Day 5: Sea Change
Day 6: Trinity
Day 7: 1.52
Day 8: Infinite Energy
Day 9: Infinite Realities
Day 10: Inspiration

Thank you for everyone who contributed!

If you find the answer, let me know! 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Concept: The Nintendo NX running Android

I've drafted a concept of a future Nintendo console running Android and being portable. Android, already having extensive developer support and proper maintenance, has quality 3rd party apps and games available. Nintendo could filter the availability through the eShop, their app store. Wii U titles are available alongside new games built for the NVIDIA Tegra chip. Titles such as Miitoto and Pokemon GO are avaliable.
The home screen with search and notifications to the left.
Calls are minimized (and can be hidden) in the bottom right.

Quick settings alongside the account switcher and Nintendo dialer/voice chat app. The menu buttons are available on a swipe up or press of the Start button.

Alternate home screen.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to Install iOS 10 Public Beta and macOS Sierra

iOS 10 Public Beta Installation

I recommend backing up your device with a Mac or PC before installing the iOS 10 Public Beta, however, it is not required.

On your iOS Device

1. Visit and install it by following on-screen instructions.
2. Check for updates
3. iOS devices running iOS 8.1.3 or later will automatically receive the latest public beta software over the air. Tap Settings > General > Software Update to install any available beta software.

macOS Sierra Public Beta Installation

1. Visit and log in with your Apple ID
2. Scroll down to Step 2 on the macOS Sierra public beta webpage. Copy your redemption code and click "Redeem Code"

3. Enter the redemption code in the Mac App Store window that appears and click "Redeem"
4. Check the Updates tab in the App Store and it should appear.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Apple Rundown (July 2016)

Rundown of Apple Inc.

 As of July 6, 2016, Apple Inc. is one of the largest companies in the world valued at 724,773.1 million dollars. Their product lines include OS X, iOS, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, iPods, Macs, Macbooks, and more. What makes this incredible is that they have developed the operating system and much of the software on every device they sell. Here is my current Apple Inc. rundown.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

iOS 10 Beta 2's New Features

iOS 10 Beta 2 New Features

All of the new features in iOS 10 Beta 2.
  • Tweaked HomeKit iconography in Control Center
  • Notification Center ‘Missed’ becomes ‘Recent’
  • Today view for widgets in Notification Center can once again be accessed with swipe down from Home screen, not just within apps
  • Iconography for Apple TV and speakers tweaked in AirPlay settings in Control Center
  • HomeKit app icon updated from solid yellow to Home app icon in Settings
  • Apple Music replaces ‘Downloaded Music’ with ‘Downloads’, no longer removable
  • Maps now includes option for ‘Show Parked Location’ plus feature explanation in Settings
  • Messages now has Low Quality Image Mode toggle in Settings
  • Mail has new filter icon (was previously a filter, now lines within a circle
  • Notification Center now has Weather Channel credit once again
  • Control Center 3D Touch options have tweaked language, icons
  • New Organ Donation changes available in Health app
  • Music now has Shuffle option from Songs section (previously had to play a song before shuffling)
  • ‘Rest Finger to Unlock’ option in Accessibility Settings
  • Lock screen adds ‘Unlocked’ animation in status bar when unlocked, previously just removed lock icon
  • App Store now works with Split View on iPad Pro
  • iMessage App Store introduced over the weekend now promoted with splash screen
  • Feedback app available for more users
  • 3D Touching folders with badges now shows badges per apps, previously said ‘Unread’ per app
  • Interactive notifications now work differently on non-3D Touch devices (swipe down versus slide over to access options)
All of the removable Apple apps:

Removing an Apple application from the home screen does not remove it from the device.

Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, *Maps, *Music, News, Notes, *Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos
  • You can remove the Contacts app from an iPhone only. If you remove Contacts, you won’t lose your contact information. You can still find all of that information in the Phone app.
  • If you remove the Music app, it won’t be available to use with CarPlay.
  • If you try to remove the Watch app from an iPhone that’s paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your Apple Watch before you can remove the app. 

OTA Profiles - (Install on-device)

iOS 9.3.3 should be arriving within this week, but while we wait for a new public release, iOS 10 Developer Beta 2 is great news for developers!
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