Archive for September, 2008


Make your iPhone UI look like Windows Vista.

posted by DonDula @ 2:17 AM
September 29, 2008
Make your iPhone UI look like Windows Vista.

In my opinion, one of Apple’s greatest strengths is the thought and time that goes in to the design process of their products. From hardware to packaging, Apple’s designs are clean, sleek and easy to use. The iPhone is no exception, it is a simple and straight forward device to use. Everything in the iPhone is laid out in an easy to navigate user interface. However, what Apple forgot to do was to include ways of applying any sort of personalization to the phone. Let’s say I’m sick of looking at an all black background behind my icons, and would like to spice it up with some custom wallpapers. Or I could be bored with the simplistic look of my icons in general and would like to apply a different theme to them. There should be an easy way to change these elements to give my device a more personalized touch.
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Retro Console Mods: Nintendo 64 Cartridge Copier (the Z64)

posted by DonDula @ 22:05 PM
September 24, 2008
Retro Console Mods: Nintendo 64 Cartridge Copier (the Z64)

While cleaning out my closet the other day, I came across a device I bought many years back that let me backup my Nintendo 64 game cartridges on to 100mb zip disks, and then playback the game images through my N64 without the need of a cartridge. It was such a cool and invaluable device to have back in the 90’s I just wanted to share it with you now.
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How to make an Apple II computer fit on your wrist.

posted by DonDula @ 22:58 PM
September 22, 2008
How to make an Apple II computer fit on your wrist.

About a year ago I came across an interesting article in Make Magazine about a guy who took his Fossil Wrist PDA and installed an Apple II emulator on it. He was able to load many of the Apple II software titles and run them at regular speed. The thought of having a fully functioning Apple computer on my wrist excited me enough to give it a try.
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Book Recommendation: The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

posted by DonDula @ 22:42 PM
September 20, 2008
Book Recommendation: The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

For those of you who have been in the hacking/phreaking scene for a while now, must be aware of 2600 magazine. For those of who are unfamiliar with it can read some background about them inside the post. Well 2600 editor in chief Emmanuel Goldstein has recently released a book called The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey. The 888 page book merges some of the best hacking / phreaking / security articles, guides and stories the community has ever seen.

I just got my copy and can’t put it down. I’ve been reading the magazine since 1994, and the book offers all the valuable information I’ve missed since the magazines debut in 1984. 24 years of some of the most revolutionary hacks the world has seen, definitely makes for an interesting read. Now a day’s you can pick up the magazine at most book stores. I remember in the mid 90’s having to search all over to find a store that actually carried the little 8 x 5 quarterly book. For the tech enthusiast, this is a must have.
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Guide: How to load Windows 95 on your PSP

posted by admin @ 20:42 PM
September 20, 2008
Guide: How to load Windows 95 on your PSP

…..Here is an interesting little trick to get Windows 95 running on your PSP. This is totally for novelty purpose’s though being it runs way too slow to actually be functional.
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Guide: How to and benefits of Jailbreaking your Iphone 3G

posted by admin @ 17:43 PM
September 19, 2008
Guide: How to and benefits of Jailbreaking your Iphone 3G

So you just got a shiny new iPhone 3G and are now feeling kind of bummed about all the basic features and functionality that are missing in it (i.e. video capture, mms, a cut and paste feature, different themes, I could keep going). Well you could turn to the app store and download some extra programs, the only problem with that being the major restrictions that apple put on developers and how deep they could go with implementing features. You could keep waiting till Apple finally gets their crap together, and releases these features on their own, or you could go ahead and do what’s called jailbreaking your iPhone.
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Guide: How to Install Custom Firmware on your PSP Slim (2000 series)

posted by admin @ 1:23 AM
September 19, 2008
Guide: How to Install Custom Firmware on your PSP Slim (2000 series)

Some time ago after the novelty of my Nintendo Wii wore off, I decided to trade it in for a psp slim thinking I would get more use out of it. At first, looking through the available software library I was again thoroughly disappointed. Why would I want to buy watered down versions of ps2 titles that I already owned, and play them on a 4in screen? Then after doing some reading I discovered the beautiful world of custom firmware and homebrew apps. In a nut shell custom firmware allows you to run non Sony certified programs. This could range from a number of things like, different themes, new OS’s, an unlocked device for you to develop upon, and the most popular being emulators.
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