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Dark Mode for OS X Tutorial

Dark Mode for OS X Compatible with OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. macOS Sierra support is not complete.

Android N revealed to be Nougat

The Android team announced on their Twitter today that Android 7.0 will be named Nougat. This will most likely have no effect on the development, as previous naming choices have not, besides the Settings app Easter egg included in every version of Android to date. Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas!— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 In related news to this announcement, the final update this fall might include a different navigation bar design. From inside the Android N's developer preview's files a new solid icon navigation bar design was spotted. Confirmation as to whether it will be included in the final version is up in the air at the moment.

Disable Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra

On macOS Sierra, the option to allow apps downloaded from anywhere is disabled. It is not visible from System Preferences at the moment (of course, it is Developer Beta 1, so this may change) so the only way to activate it is through Terminal.
1. Open Terminal 2. In Terminal, enter or copy:
sudo spctl --master-disable
3. Type your password (it will not appear, however it is present) 4. It is complete!

Windows 10 Offer now has the option to be declined

The Windows 10 offer has been updated to include a "Decline free offer" option. Originally, the Windows 10 pop-up only had two options, Upgrade Now and Close. Although it seemed to declined when close was clicked, the upgrade continued to pursue the user and, in many cases, installed against the user's will. 
This may be due to a lawsuit in which Microsoft paid $10,000 to a Florida woman because her Windows computer had attempted, and failed, to upgrade to Windows 10. “I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said, “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.” The court ruled that it although the end user license agreement (EULA) made the user agree to unapproved updates it was not legally binding and caused her damage. 
This is a step forward for Microsoft in acknowledging the end-user's rights. The deadline for the Windows 10 free upgrade from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 is July 29, 2016, so any user interested must do so before that date.
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Generic Windows Installation Keys

PLEASE NOTE: These are not product keys that will function to activate Windows. These are only for installing Windows.
Windows Edition Product Key Windows Vista
Windows Vista Starter X9PYV-YBQRV-9BXWV-TQDMK-QDWK4 Windows Vista Home Basic RCG7P-TX42D-HM8FM-TCFCW-3V4VD Windows Vista Home Premium X9HTF-MKJQQ-XK376-TJ7T4-76PKF Windows Vista Business 4D2XH-PRBMM-8Q22B-K8BM3-MRW4W Windows Vista Ultimate VMCB9-FDRV6-6CDQM-RV23K-RP8F7 Windows 7 Windows 7 Starter 7Q28W-FT9PC-CMMYT-WHMY2-89M6G Windows 7 Home Basic YGFVB-QTFXQ-3H233-PTWTJ-YRYRV Windows 7 Home Premium RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F Windows 7 Professional HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487 Windows 7 Ultimate D4F6K-QK3RD-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV Windows 7 Enterprise H7X92-3VPBB-Q799D-Y6JJ3-86WC6 Windows 7 N
Windows 7 Starter N D4C3G-38HGY-HGQCV-QCWR8-97FFR Windows 7 Home Basic N MD83G-H98CG-DXPYQ-Q8GCR-HM8X2 Windows 7 Home Premium N D3PVQ-V7M4J-9Q9K3-GG4K3-F99JM Windows 7 Professional N BKFRB-RTCT3-9HW44-FX3X8-M48M6 Windows 7 Ultimate N HTJK6-DXX8T-…

Why Hackintoshing Laptops Is Difficult

The Hackintosh community works to put OS X on computers that it was not originally intended to run on. There is rarely a laptop that has everything functioning properly (WiFi, Bluetooth, Handoff, Continuity, etc.) and has functional upgrade options and designs. They tend to be uglier and heavier than MacBook Pros and cost almost the same.
The Lenovo Z50 is a rare, almost fully-compatible Hackbook. The Wi-Fi card needs to be changed.
Almost every features work very well including USB ports (2.0 & 3.0), Ethernet, Touch-pad, Bluetooth, Audio, Brightness and Intel HD 4000 Graphics works without any problem only you have to change WiFi card because the WiFi card of this laptop is not compatible with Hackintosh just buy an external WiFi card to solve this little problem. SOURCE
USB Wi-Fi cards are unbearable on OS X, as I've converted my Lenovo T440 into an OS X machine before and I gave up fumbling around with USB Wi-Fi cards, and because the motherboard did not allow for changing the …

Bauhn iPhone Charging Case Review

The $25 USD Bauhn iPhone Charging Case(for iPhone 6/6S) is adequate for the price, well below the $80 price tag of competing Mophie cases. The top piece slides off, allowing the phone to slip into place. Although no specific mAh is given, it claims to add 150% battery to the phone, which in my testing, is not true. I do, however, get about an 80% charge with minor use from 1%. For $25, this is not a bad purchase and will get you through the day with about the same amount of power as the Apple Charging Case for the iPhone 6S. It includes a headphone extender and a short micro USB cable. In my case, it did not even fit the port. I had to use another cord I had lying around.

Pros:Solid build qualityOnly $25 USDProper speaker and microphone grills that redirect the sound to the front of the deviceNot overly bulkyHold the button for 3 seconds to enable or disable the charging Cons: The micro USB cable it came with does not fit the caseOnly charges 70-80% before dyingHeavyRequires headphone…

Mac Tip: Use Picture-in-Picture mode on any video

Picture-in-Picture mode, originally included on the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro, has now spread to macOS Sierra. This trick is not exclusive to YouTube and functions on any HMTL5 video source. 
Right click once and allow the first menu to appear and then right click again. The macOS menu should appear and you will be able to choose Enter Picture-in-Picture and have a hovering video appear.
HTML5 video has this feature built in, and Vimeo is the first to support it on its proprietary player.


Hopefully these options work for you with whichever video source you choose. Keep in mind that Flash video is not compatible with Picture-in-Picture. Netflix and Hulu will most likely add support in the fall with the public release of macOS Sierra, but for now both have locked-down video sources.

Hackintosh NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial

NVIDIA Web Driver Tutorial for Maxwell GPUs For Yosemite, El Capitan, and SierraStatus:Working
Compatible with the GTX 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, and the Titan X
UPDATE #1: Support for macOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Preview was added within the tutorial. Clover Configurator is not currently compatible so editing the config.plist manually is recommended.
PUBLISHED: Originally published on 3/2/16 at 3:57 PM
Booting the Hackintosh:You may be having trouble getting your PC to boot with a Maxwell GPU. Go to the settings icon and in the Boot Args space. Press Enter to select the section, press the spacebar, and then type:
nv_disable=1(This disables the NVIDIA GPU and graphics acceleration)
The PC should be ready to go and then you can install the driver. Installing the Driver:
Click on the version of OS X/macOS you have:
Yosemite - El Capitan - Sierra

Once again, go to the settings icon in Clover and in the Boot Args space. Press Enter to select the section, press the spacebar, and then typ…

How To Install macOS Sierra Developer Preview on a Hackintosh

Hackintosh: How to Install macOS Sierra Developer Preview Here are the things you'll need (I recommend you save them in a folder on your desktop): macOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Preview application | Link Latest version of Clover | Link BOOTX64.efi (credits to cecekpawon on the InsanelyMac forum) | Link CLOVERX64.efi (credits to Micky1979 on the InsanelyMac forum) | Link FakeSMC.kext | Link The ethernet kext for your setup, you can use the El Capitan version 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 10.12 Developer 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\ 10.12\ Developer\ --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ 10.12\ Developer\  --volume /Volumes/{USB …

Download iOS 10 Beta 1, macOS Sierra, and more without a developer account

UPDATE: iOS 10 Beta 3 and more is available here.
Download the latest beta images courtesy of Zoneactu. Disable Adblock to properly download.
macOS SierramacOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Preview - Compatibility List:Late 2009 or Later
MacBookiMac 2010 or Later
MacBook AirMacBook ProMac miniMac Pro OTA Profiles - (Install on-device)iOS_10_beta_Configuration_Profile.mobileconfig - iOS DevicestvOS_10_beta_Configuration_Profile.mobileconfig - tvOS for Apple TV 4watchOS_3_beta_Configuration_Profile.mobileconfig - Apple Watch iPhone - iOS 10 Beta 1
iPhone 4,0 32-bit- iPhone 5 / 5CiPhone 4,0 64-bit- iPhone 5SiPhone 4,7- iPhone 6S / iPhone 6iPhone 5,5- iPhone 6S Plus / iPhone 6 PlusiPhone SE- iPhone SE iPod Touch- iOS 10 Beta 1