Tekno Reminder: MMS on iPhone coming Friday, or simply do it today

Many of you already know MMS is coming to the iPhone this Friday, Regardless, we are almost done with the wait people. AT&T is finally putting a go on MMS.

Sure, this day marked in your calendars but would any of you like to take bets on whether or not the network will buckle when you have every single iPhone owner sending picture after picture all day long? Don’t be too upset when the person you are sending the image to tells you they have not gotten it yet. That’s more than likely to happen unless AT&T really used this extra time wisely and beefed up their network like they claimed in preparation for the flood gates they are about to open…

Still, according to some of our readers, it seems as if AT&T is currently sending out text messages reminding you of this day that so many of you cherish.

“Picture &video message(MMS) will be available for iphone on 9/25. While we prepare your account for MMS capability, the current ” view my message” experience will be turned off but your ability to send and receive text messages will not be affected.”

How many of you have received this message?


1. First, you need to download the updated AT&T carrier file… The AT&T 5.1 carrier file can be downloaded here.

2. Then, you’ll need to tweak iTunes slightly so that it will let you update the carrier file manually. Here is how you do that:

For Mac – Open up Terminal, and at the prompt type defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE and hit Enter.

For Windows (32-bit) – Go to Start > Run and type in command, then hit Enter. Then, at the prompt, type “C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1 and hit Enter.

For Windows (64-bit) – Go to Start > Run and type in command, then hit Enter. Then, at the prompt, type “C:\Program Files(x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1 and hit Enter.

3. Then, plug your iPhone into your computer and fire up iTunes. Once it’s all loaded, go to your iPhone in iTunes and hold down SHIFT (or OPTION on the Mac) while clicking on the Update button in the main iPhone panel (not the sidebar). This brings up a dialog box that allows you to choose a file for updating. Go to where you saved the AT&T carrier .ipcc file and open it up. You will need to choose the .ipcc file type from the files of type drop-down menu in the dialog box in order to find it. This takes just a moment to update.


via [Geek]

Xbox 360 802.11n Wireless Adapter Confirmed

Microsoft Confirms 802.11n adapter for Xbox 360

There rumors running around, that Microsoft is working on a new Wireless Network adapter, and now finally the company has confirmed it. They have released an official statement to Team Xbox.

We can confirm that Xbox 360 will offer a Wireless N Networking Adapter that will enable Xbox 360 owners to seamlessly connect with their home network with the highest wireless ‘N’ technology,” the statement reads. “The Wireless N Networking Adapter will provide another choice to consumers and creates an easy way for Xbox 360 owners to fully enjoy the added benefits of Xbox Live. We look forward to sharing more details on this product soon. Stay tuned.

No further details have been announced by Microsoft, we still don’t know when this device will be released, or for how much. From the looks, it looks like this device will be selling along side with the current $100 Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter. Price drop anyone?

Play MKV Files in Quicktime X

“After Snow Leopard is now officially released I was eager to see how the various changes work out in day to day use. One thing I noticed right after installing Snow Leopard was, that Quicktime X is not able to play MKV files, even if you got Perian installed.

On the Perian User Group I have found a very nice Tip how to enable Quicktime X to play MKV files again. To do so you need to download NicePlayer, mount the Image and open it once. Now you can close and delete NicePlayer and open MKV files with Quicktime X again.

My assumption why it is possible to play MKV files again with Quicktime X after launching NicePlayer once is, that NicePlayer adds the MKV Container as videofile to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist. But since I don’t have the original file anymore I can not verify this thesis.

Anyway have fun playing MKV files with Quicktime again.”

Via [Benjamin Börngen-Schmidt]

How To: Snow Leopard on PC AMD

How To: Snow Leopard on AMD

1. First thing first follow the MPGK Guide Here and Download the latest Package Here

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

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2. Put the Kernel that is located in /Snow Files/AMD in the Root of your Snow Drive

3. Add this to Com.apple.boot.plist



<key>Kernel Flags</key>




4. Replace the Boot File, You can by opening ShowAllFiles in the DMG Utilities and Click Show

5. Once Files are shown go to the root of your Snow Drive and delete the existing Boot file and drag the new one in.

6. Once in Snow Leopard, Open Utilities and Open Marvin’s AMD Utilities

and run a CPUID Patch on this:






7. You Should now be running Snow on an AMD Machine

Snow Leopard USB Boot Method

How To: USB Boot Method

Download the latest Package from Here

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

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1. Connect your USB Drive

2. Open Up Disk Utility

3. On the Left Side you Should see your USB Drive

4. Then Format and Partition the Drive to 1 Partition. Format at as Mac OS X Extended (Journal)

5. Name The Partition “USB”

6. Now Right Click on the New Drive in Disk Utility and get info, Look for the Unique Universal Identifier and Copy it to like Text Edit

7. Now Install Recommened Bootloader in the DMG to “USB” / Choose Customize and Deselect everything except themes

8. When the boot loader is finished installing

9. Replace boot file in “USB” By Opening “Show All Files” In the Utilities Folder in the DMG

10. Replace the Boot File, with the one in the DMG /Snow Files/USB Method

11. Now Right Click on the “USB” and Click Restore.

12. Drag your Snow Leopard DVD or Image to the Source Field

13. Drag your “USB” Drive to the Destination Field

14. Once the Restore Process is Complete add your DSDT.aml from the DSDT folder

15. Drag the SMBIOS.plist to the desktop and edit the field “SMUUID” and paste your Unique Universal Identifier in that field.

16. Move SMBIOS.plist to the “USB” drive in the /Extra folder

17. Copy the 32 bit com.apple.boot.plist to /Extra in USB drive as well. Edit the Graphics Mode Option with your Resolution

18. Go back into the DMG and go to /Snow Files/USB Method/Drivers and Select all the drivers and drag them to the USB Drive in /Extra/Extensions

19. If Chameleon is removed after Snow Leopard Restore, Follow steps 7-10 and 15-18

20. Your USB Is now bootable

Boot Retail Snow Leopard Disk On PC

How To: Boot Your Retail Snow Leopard Disk

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

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1. Download the Latest “TeknoJunkie Snow Leopard Package” From Here

2. Burn “RETAIL.iso” to a blank CD

3. Boot from the RETAIL.iso

4.When the bootloader ask you for rescan, press ENTER.

5. Go to boot options (f8)

6 Swap the disc with the Snow Leopard Disk

7. Then press ESC to rescan drive. When the name of the DVD appears, press ENTER.

8. It should now be booting from the drive.

9. If you want to add more kext to this CD, you need edited the initrd.dmg of this ISO

Snow Leopard Downloads

Snow Leopard Package 1.0

Version 1.0
• DMG Finalized
• Easier Driver Installation
• Added Utilities
• Added More Bootloaders

Snow Leopard Package 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1
• Added built in PDF offline guide
• AMD Support
• Retail DVD Boot Disk Method ( kdetech thanks!)
• Added USB Booting
• Added Audio Legacy Drivers
• Added New Fakesmc
• Added SleepEnabler
• Green and Blue Labels, to show added stuff
• Marvin’s AMD Utilities

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

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