Archive for February, 2011


So obviously everyone knows that the Mac OS X Lion dev preview was released, swarmed, feed to the torrent hoard, and now everyone is tinkering with it. Most seem to have commented ‘meh’
It’s an early preview, So it’s likely very far from finished. I must say that this initial release already has more obvious ‘fundamental’ changes to look forward to. I recall being far less amused when I had checked our all the old Snow Leo betas.

The Lion 10.7 11A390 GUI

The newest Perian plugin for OS X seems to work in 10.7

I am looking for more intel on the new OS X. Not much out there yet. Though people mass-installing beta software in a frenzy of hype seems like a security nightmare. I observed some torrent files that were released “In order to be used by non-developers” Which could mean simply editing plist files, Or could be something more nefarious like the inclusion of malware or rootkits.
So far, I haven’t heard much, But I did find these updates on some of the bugs:

Posted by RoryPiper 9 hours ago

Heads up. These are the known bugs and stuff:

Known Issues
– If after enabling Disk Encryption you are rebooted back into Lion, and the Disk Encryption tab of the Security & Privacy System Preferences pane does not report that your disk is in the process of encrypting, please try re-enabling disk encryption.

– The Services menu may not be fully functional in applications utilizing Application Sandboxing, such as TextEdit and Preview.

– Application Sandboxing does not currently track renames while a document is open. If one opens a file in an application utilizing Application Sandboxing and renames the file in Finder while it is open, further attempts to save the file from the application will then fail until it is restarted.

– Network migrations are only supported from Mac OS X v10.6.6 with the Migration Assistant compatibility update installed.

– iPhoto pictures cannot be viewed in Full Screen on MacBooks with discrete video hardware.

– VoiceOver will not play a welcome message during initial user setup. VoiceOver works correctly otherwise, once enabled through System Preferences or by hitting‚ command-F5.

– If AirDrop does not appear to be working correctly, option-click the AirPort menubar item and ensure that the channel listed is not on the 5 GHz band with a channel between 52-64 or 100-140. Disabling and enabling Wi-Fi may resolve this issue.

– The Recovery partition may not be created when installing Lion on a drive with an unsupported partition scheme.

– In the open and save dialogs of Preview and TextEdit, the controls that allow you to specify formats, encodings, and other options may not be visible if the Dock is positioned on the right or left edges of the screen. If you encounter this issue, you can get around it by dismissing the panel, moving the Dock to the bottom of the screen, and bringing up the panel again.

– Multitouch trackpads that only support two-finger gestures will not have an option to reverse the scrolling direction in the Trackpad System Preferences pane.

– If your computer is unable to connect to your ethernet network, check to see that the Ethernet interface is listed on the left side of the Network System Preferences pane. If not, click the “+” button and add the Ethernet interface.

– If you are enabling MobileMe synchronization for the first time after installing Lion, go to the MobileMe System Preferences pane, select the Sync tab, and enable “Synchronize with MobileMe”. Next, deselect all synchronization options from Bookmarks to Preferences. Finally, reboot your machine and go back to the MobileMe System Preferences pane to re-enable all desired synchronization options.

– iTunes gift cards and other redemption codes cannot be redeemed in the Mac App Store.

– Saving a PDF being previewed in Safari is not currently supported. Instead, ctrl-click the link to the PDF and select “Save Linked File”.

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Been a while

Looking to catch up on some new topics and projects. Having recently went through the whole process of re-configuring, jailbreaking, and customizing a used iphone 3Gs, I have also ended up discussing and researching smartphone security. I am starting a new post on that subject now. Be back soon with a post.

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