It had to happen one day, Apple disabled the use of iPod Download in iTunes 4.7. But this fix seems to have been done quite hastily and is pretty easy to overcome. Here's how to make the plugin work again:
1) Display the iTunes app content (ctrl-click on the app).
2) Go to "Content/MacOS".
3) Open the "iTunes" file with Hexedit.
4) Look for the ASCII string "iPod Download" as in the following screenshot.
5) Replace any character, for example the o becomes an a.
Be very careful not to add or delete a character, only replace.
6) Save and restart iTunes.
As you can see, iPod Download works again!
www.palmattitude.com has published an article on how to code for PalmOS on OS X. With the help of the Eclipse IDE, you can too code tools for your Palm on your Mac. Check it out :ici
An Iridium user (FYI, Iridium is a satellite telephone system reachable anywhere on the globe) managed to use the network via his Mac. As you might imagine, the steps are not as easy as on a PC, since there are no special software for the Apple platform.
You will need a usb->serial adapter and the modem script that Ehintz created after gathering technical infos from the Iridium tech support.
Well, as it is slow and expensive, this is really for emergencies...
Panasonic (Matshita) has introduced the UJ-835. This new drives takes on where the UJ-825 left off :
- 3X Speed DVD-RAM Writing
- 8X Speed DVD-R Writing
- 4X Speed DVD-RW Writing
- 24X Speed CD-R Writing
- 10X Speed CD-RW Writing
- 8X Speed +R Writing
- 4X Speed +RW Writing
Without much doubt one can guess those will appear in the newer revision of the PowerBooks, and most probably in the next revision of the iMac G5. But nothing stops you from buying one now and swapping your current drive for that bad boy.