Mac OSX Lion reverse scroll direction

Apple introduced OS X Lion yesterday but already one major complaint has been lodged against the Mac upgrade: Scrolling. Lion revolutionizes scrolling, literally reversing it. Now when you move your fingers up the trackpad, you scroll up the page instead of down, and vice versa.

To be fair, we understand the change: Apple’s trying to capitalize on the popularity of touch gestures and must believe that natural instinct would have us move our hand upward when wanting to move information in that direction. Unfortunately, the scroll bar has become almost an extension of our hands and we’re preprogrammed to do the opposite of this. Anything else feels like trying to write left-handed when you’re a rightie.

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false

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iPhone tethering without jailbreak

I was trying to find a way to use internet tethering again on my non jailbroken iPhones when I thought something simple.
What is preventing me to use iPhone tethering function? My carrier’s new settings that iTunes suggests me to update on my iPhone. So I restored my iPhone and set it up from scratch, without using iTunes backup. Now when iTunes asks me if I want to perform this update, I simply click «no» and voila… iPhone with tethering without the need to jailbreak it.

I was trying to find a way to use internet tethering again on my non jailbroken iPhones when I thought something simple.What is preventing me to use iPhone tethering function? My carrier’s new settings that iTunes suggests me to update on my iPhone. So I restored my iPhone and set it up from scratch, without using iTunes backup. Now when iTunes asks me if I want to perform this update, I simply click «no» and voila… iPhone with tethering without the need to jailbreak it.

This was tested at iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4. Did not have the chance to test it at iPhone 3G but I think it should work.

UPDATE for Vodafone users:
Replace web.session with internet.vodafone.gr at tethering settings.

Get out from Recovery Mode Loop on iPhone

Download Here the following files for Mac and Windows users (iRecovery for Windows & Mac and LibUsb-Win32). Windows users should also download this version of  iRecovery from here.

Follow these steps:

1. Install libusb (Windows users only). Windows Vista users follow the extra steps below to install Libusb-Win32.

  • Right click on the file. Select Properties | Compatibility Click the “Run this program in compatibility mode” box and select  “Windows XP (Service Pack2)” from the drop down list.
  • Right click again and select “Run as “Administrator”. Follow the installation instructions. Running the test program list the usb devices plugged into my computer – but not my new device.

2) Start iRecovery in Terminal / Console by typing: irecovery -s

3) Execute the following commands in the provided shell:

	setenv auto-boot true
	saveenv
	/exit

4) Reboot your iPhone by holding home and sleep button for 10 seconds.

View hidden files and folders in Finder.

OSX Finder is hiding the standard Unix files and folders. You can «Go To Folder…» and type in the name of the «known» folder such as /var/log, but again you will not be able to see the «dot» files. Of course you can use terminal for viewing those files… but come one it is MacOSX!!!

Type at Terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

iPorn App Pulled for Causing Server Meltdown

he internet is today buzzing with talk about the iPhone’s very first adult application to hit the App Store.

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Originally only showing pictures of women in lingerie or bikinis, the developers of Hottest Girls this week uploaded more pictures (bringing the total to over 2,200) which include topless and semi-nude photos.

When asked for comment, Apple said it was considering its response to the reaction received by Hottest Girls. Now that the application has disappeared from the App Store, folks are wondering if Apple pulled the application because of bad pad press.

However, according to the developer, popular demand is the reason the application is no longer available. Oh and don’t worry, the boobie buffet will still be there once it goes back online.

“The Hottest Girls app is temporarily sold out. The server usage is extremely high because of the popularity of this app. Thus, by not distributing the app, we can prevent our servers from crashing. Those who already have the app will still be able to use our app. To answer the question on everyone’s mind: Yes, the topless images will still be there when it is sold again. -ATG dev team”

iPhone 3GS: $179 to build says iSuppli

iSuppli’s just released its estimated cost of Apple’s newest offering, the iPhone 3GS. Total costs for the 16GB model costs $178.96 to manufacture, according to them — give or take $4.63 more than the 8GB iPhone 3G estimate from last year. It’s also about $40 more than iSuppli’s most recent manufacturing estimate for the Palm Pre. The estimate covers only materials, and doesn’t take into account various costs such asshipping and distribution, packaging, royalty fees or all the miscellaneous accessories included with each handset. Regardless, it definitely looks like Apple’s managed to step up the innards of the phone without a significant bump in costs.

iPhone could be more powerful than Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, but the software is holding it back.

Next week, one of the best looking games yet for the App Store will be hitting iPhone and iPod Touch gamers – Doom Resurrection.

id Software lead programming whiz John Carmack, who has developed 3D engines from Wolfenstein 3D to the yet-to-be-released Rage, has been quite charmed by the iPhone since its release, an opinion that he’s not afraid to share.

“I love the iPhone,” Carmack said in an interview withVentureBeat. “It’s a real game platform, not a tiny little toy.”

According to Carmack, the iPhone/iPod Touch has stronger gaming hardware than the Nintendo DS–which should be no surprise–but even stronger than the PSP. So then why have iPhone/iPod Touch games thus far been below the graphical and audio quality of the PSP? It’s a problem with the software, said the programmer.

“If you look at it in raw hardware horsepower, the iPhone should be better in performance than the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable,” Carmack said. “But the truth is, you can’t exploit it all because of software inefficiencies.”

While the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP are purpose built for gaming in mind, the iPhone software must also manage other forms of applications and even (gasp) phone functions.

Escalation Studios, the developers behind Doom Resurrection, expect to be able to take advantage of various features of the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0, though the game is designed to run fine on the current 2.x base.

As with any development platform, the software tools will get better over time, which should yield better games. The only disappointing bit of news for diehard first-person shooter fans is that Doom Resurrection will be an on-rails experience.

iPhone 3G S Pre-Orders All Sold Out

For the last two years running, there has been long lines outside Apple and AT&T stores prior to the launch of the latest iPhone. Some people wait in line for up to a week to ensure they walk away from the shop with an iPhone and don’t end up disappointed when the phone sells out.

Unfortunately, this year is going to be a little different. AT&T has confimed reports that pre-orders for the iPhone 3G S are completely sold out. Customers placing pre-orders now are being told their pre-order will go through but they won’t get the phone on the 19th. In fact, they’ll have to wait up to two weeks to get one. Ouch.

According to Engadget those who placed pre-orders before they sold out will have to stand in line to pick up their 3G S, but are still guaranteed a phone. Or you could chill out, sleep in, and pick your pre-ordered phone up when the queues go away.

Anyone planning on buying the latest iPhone? Unfortunately us Europeans have to wait until June 26 to get our hands on the device.

DataViz brings Documents To Go to the App Store

Editing documents? On a phone? We’re sure most iPhone users are a little taken aback by this prospect, but we assure you it’s completely safe and devoid of artificial preservatives. DataViz just launched its Documents To Go suite for the iPhone, which lets you edit and create Word documents, sync work files with a desktop over WiFi, and view other Office documents with the iPhone’s existing viewer — it’s not the first app to offer some of these functions for the device, but it’s the first with this level of street cred. An optional version of the app also includes a Exchange mail client with ActiveSync for accessing and editing Word documents from email, which seemingly flies in the face of Apple’s vague «don’t mess with Mail or any of our other built-in apps» policy. The basic Documents To Go app retails for a limited time at $4.99, while the Exchange version goes for $9.99 — and anyone who picks up the 1.0 version will get a free update to include Excel editing once it becomes available.