something about APPLE here: I am APPLE fans and like their products. By open this blog, I am not trying to BIAS toward APPLE company. Some of the fact below supported my decision. They introduced the computer MOUSE to the world. They changed the way we look at SMART Phone. They boosted up the use of 3G network. They were the first to use USB port as the main connection for computer system. They were the one who able to make a media centre to sync with every devices in your family. They made thing that work magically simple for us. Everything above and more to come... APPLE

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Enabling Airprint in Mac OS X 10.6.5

My home printer has just shifted near to my Airport Extreme router. So I was thinking on hocked it up using a USB cable to my router and establish the airPrint function which supported by the latest iOS update. The main motive of this project is to make use of your MAC OS X to build a bridge and connect to the printer. Simple instruction to follow.

By Machmeter. Original by Lionel - 11/11/2010 17:19:01 CET - Category: Apple - Source: 9to5mac

As previously announced, Apple didn't enable Airprint in Mac OS X 10.6.5, therefore blocking the possibility to share a printer with an iDevice running iOS 4.2.
It is however possible to re-enable that option by installing manually the files that were in the last beta:
  • Download the files here: 
  • You will have to install them in an invisible folder called 'usr'. you can make it appear by typing the following line in the Terminal:

    open -a Finder /usr/

  • Copy the content of the folder 'mime' into 'share/cups/mime/' and 'urftopdf' into 'libexec/cups/filter/'

    this is where files should go: 



  • Remove your printer from the printing preferences
  • Reboot
  • add your printer again and activate printer sharing.
  • If everything went well, you'll be able to print from an iOS 4.2 iDevice. Of course, there is certainly a reason why Apple didn't enable the option, and there could be some bug. If you choose to enable Airprint, we advise you to do a backup of your system in order to be able to go back in case of a problem.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

iPhone Backup

Too many of my friends having problem to backup their iPhone when the SYNC pc was down. Here I forwarded a guide for your reference. My suggestion is... don't use PC, please use MAC if you holding an iPhone. It is the best buddy to work with each and other!!!


The iPhone is for sure one of the most popular portable devices for sale now. Endless films and shows can be enjoyed on the iPhone. YouTube videos can be watched on the iPhone. And it is an extremely sophisticated music library, a link is provided to iTunes Store which makes you can download the latest songs  easily. You will ascertain that this tremendous device will be able to let you enjoy countless hours of your your favorite songs, videos.

It’s amazing all the things you can do with an iPhone and it is remarkable how it syncs so easily with the iTunes software. However, Apple made it difficult when you need to backup iPhone when you suffered a computer crash and lost all the data on the computer.

So, what you can do if you want to backup iPhone to a new computer, PC or Laptop?

How to backup iPhone to your friends iTunes?

How to backup an old iPhone to a new iPhone?

The good news is that there are actually quite a few programs that meet this demand now, for both Mac and Windows users.

Here I will show you the tools for you to backup and restore your iPhone.

The best one is iPhone Tool Kits because it is a versatile program for you to backup iPhone.

iPhone Tool Kits – Backup all your iPhone files, including Music, Video, Photos, SMS, Call list, Contacts and iBooks, etc. Its screenshot as follows:

It is a comprehensive tool, which can take roles as iPhone Music Transfer, iPhone Video Transfer, iPhone Photo Transfer, iPhone SMS transfer, iPhone Call List Transfer, iPhone Contacts Transfer, and iPhone iBooks(.epub format) Transfer and so on.

iPhone to PC Transfer – Backup iPhone music, videos, photos, playlists and more. 
iPhone to Mac Transfer)

iPhone SMS Backup – Backup and Restore SMS on your iPhone

iPhone Contacts Backup – Backup and Restore contacts on your iPhone

In this article, we will demonstrate you how to backup iPhone to your Computer with the iPhone to PC Transfer.

How to backup iPhone music, videos, photos, playlists and more
Step 1:
Connect your iPhone to computer and launch the program. The program will search the device automatically.

Step 2: Choose the files you want to transfer, click the ‘Start Transfer’ button.

Step 3: After you clicking the ‘Start Transfer’ button, the following window will pop up; you can choose transferring to computer or iTunes directly. You can set the output fold at settings option before transferring.

Step 4: When the transferring finished, the following window will pop up. It shows that how many files have been done. You can click the ‘Yes’ button to view the output files.

Well, that’s it!
As you can tell, it is very easy to backup iPhone to your computer. Now you can do your own iPhone backup to computer transfer with above guide!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Enable custom screen inside iMovie (from MacLife)

iMovie is a great piece of movie editing software for beginning to intermediate videographers, but did you know it can handle some advanced features like picture-in-picture? This simple trick can improve the professional look and feel of any iMovie project and we’ll show you how you can put a custom logo as a lower third in any of your videos.

What You Need:

>> Mac capable of running iMovie
>> iMovie ’09 (or later)
>> Transparent PNG logo

1. Create a Transparent PNG

The first step is using an application like Photoshop, Acorn, or Pixelmator, and then create a transparent PNG. Wherever there is full transparency in the image, you’ll be able to see the video through the logo. This makes for a cleaner effect than a single blog of color.

2. Enable iMovie’s Hidden Features

iMovie has a deep, dark secret. Okay, it’s not that secret, but there are a few hidden features in iMovie that you must enable to make this how to work properly. Head over to iMovie > Preferences > General and check the box labeled “Show Advanced Tools”.

This will enable various features, including a dual mode toolbar, keywork controls, cutaways, picture in picture, green screen, blue screen, replace modes, and chapter markers.

3. Drag and Drop Your Way to Picture-in-Picture Happiness

After enabling the hidden features, you can now drag and drop your transparent PNG overtop any video footage that you have in the project. When you drop the image on top of the video, a pop up menu will let you select “Picture in Picture.”

After doing this, your image will appear stacked on top of the video file, but it may not appear in the video preview the way you want. This is because we need to tweak the cropping.

To change the crop method, click the small gear icon on the image in the project viewer, then select “Cropping, Ken Burns & Rotation.”

The video preview pane will then change to let you select the cropping method, click the “Fit” option, then click Done.

After doing this, you’ll notice the image in the preview now has selection points on the four corners. You can drag this image around in the video preview window to the position you want. You can also resize the image by clicking and dragging on any of the four selection points. When you are finished, click Done.

You can repeat this process for any clip that you wish to add an image overlay to.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Apple TV 1st Gen Hack (part 2)

To complete with the whole Hack! I have missed out the USB part for a full function APPLE TV as well as playing RMVB on it.


Great, now the combo update has been downloaded to the Documents folder. Go to your Apple TV menu and go NitoTV -> Settings -> Install Software -> Smart Installer

This will take a minute but when its done you can plugin USB drives and your Apple TV will recognize it. Volia!


go NitoTV -> Settings -> Install Software -> Install mplayer Codecs

Please restart your APPLE TV and you will be able to look for your USB drive in the Menu under Nito TV --> Files

Enjoy... Great way to play back all my download which were RMVB extension.

Monday, January 17, 2011

APPLE TV 1st Gen Hack

Today I hacked my 1st Gen APPLE TV. And I got it all working perfectly on my HD TV. Thanks for all the guide below. Just some detail here during the set up of this perfect project.

Using the USB to hack the APPLE TV was an easy job without any problem. Just plug it in and it will hack the ATV automatically. All my MAC devices able to read ATV in the network. May be it was because I am using APPLE airport Extreme router.

Problem facing when I tried to play HD video on it and the format was not supported by ATV. So I went to the menu to install some 3rd party software. I have forgotten the steps that I took. But somehow I ruin it, the menu of the ATV was missing after I installed the "ATVfiles" program. The ATV restarted with the opening video and blank menu. So I took the step below "which located far below this post" to resolve it.

Glad that I managed to get it work once again. And I saved US$99 for 2nd gen ATV whereby my 1st Gen work similar to it with a harddisk inside to keep movies.

The uber USB flash drive creator for the AppleTV. Creates USB flash drive based installers that include patchstick, factory restore and various LInux distributions.

Brought to you by the creators of atv-bootloader and many others.

The Intel/PPC OSX version of atvusb-creator.

The Windows XP/Vista interim solution atv-win

Note that the current version is atvusb-creator-1.0.b13 and

This version is comes with ssh, bin tools, and two plugins (XBMC/Boxee Installer/Launcher and SoftwareMenu). That's right, two full blown OSX applications with their own AppleTV plugin to launch AND get updates. And not only that but previous problems with launching an application into the front under all display resolutions has been resolved.

Remember that some USB flash drives just will not format correctly and if you have problems try another brand. Minimum flash size is 512MB. Follow the GUI and select "ATV Patchstick", make sure to select the correct disk and hit the circling arrows to the left of the drive menu if you insert the USB flash drive after launching atvusb-creator.

The contents of the patchstick will look like the following, if yours does not look similar or is empty, then the creation failed and you need to create again either by pre-formating two hfsplus partitions using disk utility or trying a different brand flash drive. All USB flash drive are different, some work, some do not work.

Standard patchstick rules: create the patchstick on your OSX box, power-down the AppleTV, insert the flash drive, power-up the AppleTV, wait for boot/patching, power-down again, remove flash drive and power up and enjoy XBMC for Mac ( or Boxee for Mac.( Remember that Boxee requires an account so if you don't have one, head on over to and register for an account.

One final note (sure, sure), Both XBMC and Boxee are net installed from XBMC/Boxee launcher so remember to first select "Update" and install the individual applications.

Oh yes, atvusb-creator can be found in the downloads section so have at it and enjoy XBMC and Boxee native on the AppleTV OS.

The other two platform (Linux and Windows) will be released later.

XBMC Launcher-0.8 has been released. Check the Update menu in either XBMC or Boxee Launchers. Not only can the Launcher update the Application but it can also update itself. Next for this version is the XBMC and Boxee Launchers have been combined into one. the launcher update will remove both of the older launchers and remove them with the new one. XBMC/Boxee Launcher issues should be goto

With your ATV unlocked and connected to your local network via either Wi-Fi or Ethernet, you’ll now use the Terminal software supplied with Mac OS X to connect to the box and install Remote HD. Head to your Applications folder, then open Utilities and double-click Terminal to run the app. After a moment, copy and paste the following command into Terminal:

ssh frontrow@appletv.local

Now you’ll be asked for your password, which is simply “frontrow” (no quotation marks). You’ll be connected to your white ATV and can now issue three separate commands into Terminal which will download, uncompress and finally install the Remote HD plug-in. Be sure to hit the Return key after each one!

scp RemoteHelper.tar

tar xvf RemoteHelper.tar


If you happen to get a password request, just type in “frontrow” once more, again without the quotation marks.

Apple TV via Remote HD

After the Remote HD plug-in installs, your Apple TV will restart and you’re ready to go. Open the Remote HD app on your iOS device and after a moment you should see your ATV box appear under the first section, “Computers around you.” Tap on the “AppleTV” selection and the app will connect to the box and you’ll be able to navigate your ATV remotely from the app. Note that the default password is empty, but you can always select one of your own for extra security.

Last but not least, you can open an AirPlay-compatible app, start playing a video and then tap the AirPlay button -- you should now see “AppleTV” as one of your video streaming options. Select it, and in a moment your video will be magically thrown directly to your orphaned white Apple TV box, all without wires.

SOLVING blank screen problem...

You were right, my problem was due to ATVFiles. Things working perfectly after  installing ATVFiles-1.3.0b1.  You can either ssh ATVFiles-1.3.0b1 to Atv or run the following command from terminal  Type:  wget  Once the .run file is on atv you can install from terminal  Type: chmod +x  Type: ./

Friday, January 14, 2011

iPhone 4.3 preview

The mobile hotspot for the iOS will be the most attractive feature that I am looking for. And I was amazed by the multi gesture that implemented on the iPad. But the bad news was the display is going to stay the same. As I was thinking it will be Retina display...

Monday, January 10, 2011

4 quicktime player on one screen

Today I am going to share this DIY project which feature 4 different Movies play on the same screen in different position so that can view it all in one shot.

First of all, position the screen to 4 different corner and grab the full properties of the screen by using the code below

tell application "QuickTime Player" to get the bounds of the first window

You will get a code something like this {0, 22, 660, 394} -- "full properties"

Grab the result and paste on the script below to fulfill the need of the code

set qtMovie1 to "Location of Movie 1"
set qtMovie2 to "Location of Movie 2"
set qtMovie3 to "Location of Movie 3"
set qtMovie4 to "Location of Movie 4"
tell application "QuickTime Player"

open qtMovie1

set the bounds of the front window to {"
full properties of Movie 1"}

open qtMovie2

set the bounds of the front window to {full properties of Movie 2}

open qtMovie3

set the bounds of the front window to {full properties of Movie 3}

open qtMovie4

set the bounds of the front window to {full properties of Movie 4}

-- if you wanted to play all, add in the below code
play documents

end tell

They were kind of lag on my almost 3 years old MacBook. But I am able to multi movie in 1 go... Greedy man

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Script for send email with attachment

I found the script below and modified some of the field. It was a fail script when I ran it at the first time. Then I found out the "as alias" which placed after the attachment field is a must. As the script has to duplicate the object and paste into the email. I am going to automate the script to mail attachment on my desktop to this blog. Safari has an option to save picture on desktop. That is a common task for me to execute as I save image when I browse around the web. Will post it once I able to run it smoothly.

set theSubject to "new subject"
set theBody to "this is the message body"
set theSender to "Simon"
set theName to ""
set theAddress to "receiver email address"
set theAttachment to "Macintosh HD:Users:Desktop:raina.jpg" as alias

tell application "Mail"
set newMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:theSubject, content:theBody & return & return}
tell newMessage
set visible to true
set sender to theSender
make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {name:theName, address:theAddress}
tell content
make new attachment with properties {file name:theAttachment} at after the last paragraph
end tell
end tell
end tell

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mac APPS store

Mac App Store

Monday, January 3, 2011

Special Funny Characters on iPhone

japanese smilies for new ios 4

Is the message above look nice? All you have to do is enable the "Romaji-Japanese" input on your iPhone. Go to SETTING --> GENERAL --> KEYBOARD --> INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARDS --> ADD NEW KEYBOARD. And choose from there.

Press on the button "^_^" to see the full list of icon as shown below. Enjoy!

japanese smilies for new ios 4

japanese smilies for new ios 4

japanese smilies for new ios 4
japanese smilies for new ios 4
japanese smilies for new ios 4

FaceTime Script

How to enable auto answer for FaceTime… The right way

– Use FaceTime as a home surveillance system monitored from your iPhone4! – Check in on your pets while you're away!

After spending the last couple weeks to get an app finished and ready for the Mac App Store that is due to launch on Jan 6th 2011. I decided to do some homework to prep myself for the app approval process. Digging through the Apple Developer Forums and reading Apple Policies to make sure all my ducks were in a row.
Well as some of you know, my current solution to auto answer FaceTime calls includes AppleScripting, and more importantly "Access to assistive devices" to be enabled. This is not a problem because FaceTools and it's successor that I have been working on prompt the user to enable it, and Apple says no apps are to prompt the user for an Admin privilege.
So I began to dig into facetime to find a way around the whole AppleScript approach. I fired up the good ole' Terminal to start hacking away at the FaceTime.
I ran "strings /Applications/" and low an behold, to my surprise and frustration I found 2 little strings of text called "AutoAcceptInvites" and "AutoAcceptInvitesFrom"
Could it be? Why yes it is. Apple has included the ability to auto answer FaceTime calls, and not only that, but AutoAnswer calls from callers you specify. (Those little sneaks. I wish I would have checked the strings a month ago)
Turns out it's pretty easy to enable, and here's how:
1.) Open up the located in your /Applications/Utilities folder 2.) Type in the following to allow a specified caller for auto accept incoming calls:
defaults write AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add <iPhone number, or AppleID>
phone number example: defaults write AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add +15205551212 AppleID (email) example: defaults write AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add

Good news!

Not all was lost! I have since began learning C, Objective-C, Cocoa, Xcode and AppleScript because of all of this, and plan on developing more applications now. Thank you to all the 5000+ people who have downloaded FaceTools! Your support has been awesome! R.I.P. FaceTools
All though it's no longer needed, I figured I would let you all download the AutoAnswer app I was working on. DOWNLOAD HERE

The application itself worked fine on my MAC but not my MUM's Mac Mini. I have difficulty to enable the auto answer. So I used the command line to add in the email address. It was working fine and for iPhone 4 which required handphone number. Please enter phone number with country code in front! (e.g. +65 for singapore) I am facing a problem when auto pick up the call for the very first time. The facetime dial tone kept ringing. I will have to find a way to stop the tone from kicking into the system once FaceTime activate.