You've possibly spent several minutes, hours or days scouring the Internet for some fancy freeware application that will help you download that favourite YouTube clip that you want to keep forever in your archives.
However, what most people don't know is that the ability to download that favourite YouTube clip is available right there in front of them. Within the same Safari (we assume) that you're using to read this!
And,... the good news? Its also free.
Once the YouTube clip is downloaded it can be played back either using VLC or Quicktime provided a Perian plug-in has been installed.
"Microsoft needs to kill Windows Phone 7 and avoid further embarrassing itself by shipping this throwback," Gruman wrote in a July 15 posting on InfoWorld's Mobile Edge blog. "It's not a question of whether Windows Phone 7 will fail--it will--but how long it will take Microsoft to admit the failure. For the company's sake, the earlier it fesses up, the better."
According to Gruman, Windows Phone 7's sins include an "awkward and unsophisticated" UI that "recalls Microsoft's history of clunky design" and use of "inexcusably old technology" such as Internet Explorer 7. Microsoft, he says, has come up with "an imperfect copy of an old iPhone."
If you own a Jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 2G whilst being subscribed to Maxis, its most likely that you're deprived of your EDGE or GPRS service. This is even more likely the case if your iPhone 2G is currently running iPhone firmware 3.1.2 which has been reported to have a knack of hiding the carrier APN settings.
This tutorial requires advanced IT familiarity and knowledge to perform. If you get honest with yourself and realise you may not be this individual then its our strong recommendation that you do not embark on this mission.
After successfully, installing the carrier bundle you should see your carrier logo on the top left corner of your iPhone's screen as well as be able to access your carrier APN settings screen again.
Friday, March 19 2010 @ 02:33 AM SGT Contributed by: Mack
Here's a quick tutorial for those with Jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 2G to get your MMS running in seconds...
Although, there was an earlier patch, ActivateMMS2G by iSpazio that attempted to perform the similar action, there have been many reports that nothing changed after installing it. In fact ActivateMMS2G has been reported to be visibly missing from the iSpazio source list altogether.
The following patch however, has been tested and is working with iPhone firmware 3.1.2.
Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 03:05 AM SGT Contributed by: Mack
A while back a mate of ours from Indonesia enquired how to switch off the iPhone predictive text input. Reason being although he resides in Australia most of his family and friends keep in touch through SMS and when they do, he texts them in Bahasa Indonesia. Where the iPhone's predictive text input falls down completely. What used to be a helpful tool quickly became an annoyance whenever it attempted to suggest an English word closest matching to whatever Bahasa Indonesian word that was entered.
Strangely the ability to disable the predictive text input already exists in the iPhone operating system platform. The only thing that Apple Inc didn't do is provide a GUI for users to switch it off.
This translates to a very simple mod whereby users need only change the Keyboard preference(plist) file in their iPhone operating system.
At time of writing, we don't recommend attempting to upgrade your hacked iPhone to the latest firmware 2.0, even though the iPhone Dev Team have released their new hacking tool, Pwnage Tool, version 2.0.
In a nutshell, its not yet stable and you may face difficulty downgrading from firmware 2.0 back to 1.1.4 again.
For those of you who have already, like us, 'unwisely', attempted to upgrade to firmware 2.0, here's a quick note on how to restore your iPhone back into working order again.
This tutorial is based on a hacked classic iPhone model and not the iPhone 3G.
This tutorial assumes that you have at least intermediate computing skills (if not we don't recommend you attempt this at all). MacRiot, excludes all liabilities and damages flowing from any attempt at following our tutorial. Perform at your own risk...
Friday, July 18 2008 @ 05:51 AM SGT Contributed by: Mack
Its all really quite funny. At least it was to us here at MacRiot. There are probably several quite irate individuals reeking in remorse for not purchasing AppleCare for their MacBook Pro's because 'suddenly' there's no sound and the warranty's out.
Well, this article brings good tidings, that with minimal investment and a gentle hand, you can have your sound back on your MacBook Pro. Apparently the fuss about whether its hardware or software was unwarranted and in most cases the 'loss' of audio is due to a micro switch getting stuck.
Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 07:34 AM SGT Contributed by: Mack
Time Machine was introduced with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and since its inception has proven to be 'the' backup utility for Mac. Once you've gotten over the initial setup the rest is pretty much automated.
The only problem is, setting it up tends to be confusing for some and its difficult to get a great guide on how-to. So, for the benefit of those still a little in the dark over this absolutely fabulous built-in feature in Leopard, we've decided to provide you with a pictorial guide.
Google has released its so-called 'instant messenger' (IM) for the iPhone. Unlike the popular native iPhone IM, Apollo, GoogleTalk for iPhone runs off the Safari browser on your iPhone.
Closing the browser in the middle of a chat sets your GoogleTalk mode to "unavailable". Its a first step for Google which is after the advertising potential but what we're wondering is when Apple's going to take a stab at porting the ever popular iChat onto the iPhone platform.