2007-10-31

Leopard Security Roundup

Thomas Ptacek of Matasano Security posted a very good review of the various Leopard security features on their blog, matasano chargen.

2007-10-28

Remove APE before insalling 10.5

There are known issues with Unsanity's APE extension and 10.5. Remove it before upgrading to 10.5.

You may not realize you have APE - Logitech's mouse driver is known to use it, and AudioHijack Pro's Instant hijack is also known to use it.

If you are getting the blue screen and no loginwindow, you can nuke APE without a reinstall with the following steps:


  1. Boot into single user mode by holding Apple+S on startup

  2. fsck -fy /

  3. /sbin/mount -uw /

  4. rm -rf /Library/Preference Panes/Application Enhancer.prefpane /Library/Frameworks/Application Enhancer.framework /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Application Enhancer.bundle /Library/Preferences/com.unsanity.ape.plist

  5. sync;shutdown -r now



Edit
John Gruber has more background on this in an article he wrote on Daring Fireball here and Apple posted a KB article about this here.

Open Finder selection in TextMate

The Pug Automatic posted a nice little applescript you can add to your Finder toolbar that lets you just click the button to open the selected files/folders in TextMate.

Grab it here.

2007-10-24

Plugin to export pictures as archives from iPhoto

Joey Gibson wrote a handy iPhoto 7 plugin that lets you export photos as zip, tar.gz or tar.bz archives.

Download it here.

iPhoto plugin to export pictures as archives

Joey Gibson wrote a handy iPhoto 7 plugin that lets you export photos as zip, tar.gz or tar.bz archives.

Download it here.

2007-10-20

Hack your 1.1.1 iPhone

iNdependence is a handy gui that will help you revert your iPhone to 1.0.2, then prep it so it can be jailbroken once 1.1.1 is installed.

Then all you need is AppTapp to get Installer.app, and you're golden again.

2007-10-08

iPhone 1.1.1 jailbreak!

3rd party applications should be back soon!

BSD level stuff is running again, 3rd party apps need recompilation.

Via gizmodo.

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