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14
NOV
2010

AirPrint Hacktivator 1.3

I am on a roll.  I wanted to learn a bit more about AppleScriptObjC and make the application smarter at the same time.  I have modified the application code to only show the appropriate option to either Hacktivate or “De Hacktivate” AirPrint. This should make things...
14
NOV
2010

AirPrint Hacktivator v1.2 now available

I made a small change to the application to deal with existing urftopdf files in the destination folder.  The application will now make a backup of the existing file if found. Upon de hacktivation the application will restore the original copy. This should fix an issue that was...
04
JAN
2010

NetbookInstaller Plans for 0.8.4

In a recent post Meklort stated that he will focus on simplifying the installation experience even more for the 0.8.4 release. his main goal is to make NetbookBootMaker supported on multiple platforms (or a version of it for each). Many users on the MyDellMini forum have...
10
NOV
2009

How to install 10.6.2 on Atom Netbook

A solution was quickly found on how to make 10.6.2 work on the Atom based netbook… simply use the 10.6.1 kernel instead of the 10.6.2.  This is certainly a step back from a proper upgrade but it is better than no upgrade at all.  Here is a copy of the instructions as...
06
OCT
2009

HP Mini 311 First Test Results: Is Ion Worth It?

It’s here, and it could redefine netbooks. The HP Mini 311, with Nvidia’s Ion LE Graphics chips are responsible for processing all images sent to your computer?s display. Learn Moregraphics chip inside, arrived in our offices today. But how good is it? For months you’ve been...
23
SEP
2009

Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook previewed: disappointing – SlashGear

Acer’s Android netbook has been regular grist for the rumor-mill, with delays tipped, buyer apathy prediced, along with vehement denials from the company themselves. So it’s with no small amount of interest that we read one of the first reviews of the Acer Aspire One D250 Android...
30
JUN
2009

Dell to ditch x86 for new ARM-powered netbook/MID hybrid device

Dell is reportedly developing a new pocket-sized device for “tapping into the Internet”. The device will run Google’s Android software (not Microsoft’s Windows) and will be powered by an ARM CPU (not Intel’s Atom, or VIA’s Nano). While the device will be similar to an iPod touch,...
26
JUN
2009

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 on Thumb Drive Media

Image by arneheijenga via Flickr Realizing that the world of Netbook and ultraportable has gone missing a DVD reader Microsoft is thinkering with the idea of selling Windows 7 installation on USB Thumb Drive media. It is about time Microsoft (and I hope Apple) realise that the...
24
JUN
2009

New Intel Classmate worth the price?

The Classmate (whether the convertible tablet or traditional, rugged “clamshell”) is more expensive than the average netbook. Intel would like you to believe that the ruggedness, form factor, usability, and hardware/software ecosystem add enough value that a premium price is...
23
JUN
2009

DeviceVM Brings SplashTop to Acer Nettop, Sony VAIO NW Notebooks

Image via CrunchBase If Vista’s lengthy boot times have got ya down, DeviceVM may have the cure for your load time blues. This morning, DeviceVM announced that it’s bringing its Splashtop “instant-on” solution (which  lets users access media and the Web without booting into...
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