After upgrading to iPhone firmware 2.1, the device is performing much better. All of the items claimed to be fixed in this version are. Great job Apple!
I really would like to try X-Plane on the iPhone but I’m holding out to see some sort of video of the gameplay. X-Plane is an amazing game on Mac or PC.
Trying to get System Preferences working so I can bridge or route the Ethernet port on the back of the AppleTV to my XBox. I was not able to accomplish this yet, but in my journey, I accomplished the following:
Flash Installed (can watch Hulu)
I got a 3G iPhone on Monday and have been messing with it.
Now I am running firmware v2.0.2.
MobileTerminal is finally usable and pretty feature rich. Visiting MobileTerminals website and reading the tips and tricks is a MUST so you know how to do Control-C, Tab, etc, etc. Click Here for the Tips and Tricks page
Tethering is working by using Nate True’s blog howto. Tethering means you can browse the Internet on your laptop by using the iPhone’s 3G network. (Apple and AT&T are considering offering this feature for $30 more per month) Click Here for Nate’s howto
VIM is installed for color editing of files through MobileTerminal
OpenSSH is installed for SSH server and client.
netatalk is installed and my phone is available via AFP on Bonjour. This means I can drag files to and from my iPhone as if it were a shared folder on a Mac.
Found a great resource for Apple iPhone Firmware Download Links Click Here
Since I’m an Apple fanboy now of course I love the OS X experience. I wanted to theme my Ubuntu to look nicer and came across this link. I love the new fonts the most! They kick the trash out of the built in fonts.
Now that I’m using iTunes, and we have canceled our Cable TV down to “basic”, I’m considering taking a new approach to traditional television viewing.
I read that it is possible to set up a network based “Time Capsule” service for use with “Time Machine” in OS X. This requires setting up Apple File Sharing (AFP) with Ubuntu Linux. This was a bit of a pain to set up. Got it working after a couple hours of struggle.
- Set up netatalk to share a folder
- Add the .com.apple.timemachine.supported file
- Create the sparsebundle on your mac and copy it to the NAS
Below are some links and more info
I hope to type up a complete howto when I get time. In the mean time, heres some of the links I used to get it working:
Here is a little trick to prevent the netatalk package from updating in Ubuntu:
echo “netatalk hold” | sudo dpkg –set-selections
Also, during my journey, I came across this “Time Machine”-ish software for Linux. It may be worth checking out for automated Linux backups.
Trying to install a Logitech Quickcam for notebooks webcam on my wife’s Mac and it doesn’t detect it. After a little searching, I found macam. It supports hundreds of webcams previously unsupported with OS X. Installed it, camera works! However, the camera was underpowered for use with Photo Booth and iChat. I resorted to purchasing the $39 XBOX 360 Webcam. It’s not quite as nice as the iSight, but works in OS X natively, and works with both Photo Booth, and iChat.
OS X is very exciting. I kick myself for not trying it sooner.
This change has fired me up about computers similar to how fired up I was after discovering Linux. Expect to see a lot of posts regarding this.
Check out the iPhone Dev Team’s Blog for more info.