Archives for category: osx
(Sorry for the bad title :-))

I'm a big Android fan. Because of it's open character and if I rooted my Android device, it is even better!
But, unlike many others I am not an Apple iPhone/iPad hater. I think it also kick ass. The Apple devices have more of fun-factor than most Android devices. And if you Jailbreak it, it opens some more possibilities. I will not discuss them here. Also I will discuss how to Jailbreak your Apple iP* device. If you install an SSH server on your Jailbroken device, there are some nice directories on the device. 
Here they are:

Ringtones:
/private/var/stash/Ringtones.adSbWP

Photo's:
/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE

PodCasts: (do podcasts still exist?) 
/private/var/mobile/Media/Podcasts

Music:
/private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music

Installed Apps:
/private/var/mobile/Applications

Voicemail:
/private/var/mobile/Library/Voicemail
In DB format. Can be opened with SQLite Database Browser

Text Messages (SMS):
/private/var/mobile/Library
In DB format. Can be opened with SQLite Database Browser

Mail:
/private/var/mobile/Library/Mail
In DB format. Can be opened with SQLite Database Browser

Calendar:
/private/var/mobile/Library/Calendar
In DB format. Can be opened with SQLite Database Browser

Contacts:
/private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook
In DB format. Can be opened with SQLite Database Browser
Apple computers are not very well known of being the cheapest around. So, you ever wanted to run (or at least try) OSX on your Windows / Linux,  PC/Laptop, before making the decision of bying one? 
I did...

Follow the next steps to step in the world of apple:

1. Download ideneb: http://bit.ly/qXvvDq
     ideneb is an OSX CD/DVD image, created to run OSX on i386 hardware.
2. Burn the image and
3. put the CD/DVD in your computer and install it. 

You're done!

But...

If you'd like virtualize it. Here are some tips:

1. Create a VM in Virtual Box.
2. Select as OS the OSX Server OS. Not the 64bits. (Although 64bits may work, too). And install the Virtual Machine using the imagefile downloaded earlier.
3. When done,  Rightclick on the new freshly created VM, and select System, Search for extended features, Leave IO Apic on and EFI hardware clock en absolute pointing device, should NOT be selected!.
but Guest Additions cannot be installed at this moment. 

Some other notes:
1. If you'd like to access Windows Shares (samba):
When you go to the Connect to Server dialog (GO, Connect to Server), you may browse the names of computers that are on your local subnet.
You can connect to a server via its IP address or DNS name. If it is required or more convenient in your environment, you may also use other valid URL formats, such as:
    smb://ServerName/ShareName
    smb://DOMAIN;User@ServerName/ShareName
Example
smb://domain;john@server1/share1

2. Some other problem I encountered was the screenresolution of the VM. I only could set it to 1024x768. On http://bit.ly/pkHo3C you can see some solutions to solve it.
Good Luck! :-)