Steve Jobs’ Amazing Commencement Speech

If you have Apple’s word-processing application, Pages, on your Mac, then you can find an Easter egg that honors Steve Jobs: the text of his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.

OS X Daily found it, and once you know how to get to it, it’s extremely easy to find. Simply press “Shift + Command + G” in Finder and paste in “/Applications/” and then open the Apple.txt file.



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Mac OS X: Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes

This KnowledgeBase article explains how to prevent OS X from creating new .DS_Store files when opening folders on remote volumes mounted using SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. The creation of .DS_Store files (and more so, ._AppleDouble files which are not covered in this hint) is frequently the source of complaints against Mac users, who often leave a trail of these files scattered throughout the filesystem when "visiting" a Windows computer. Even with this hint in place, the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing). Logo_MacOSX

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My first WordPress from the iPad post

Microsoft has just released the next major version of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta suite. The package comes with a number of improvements, bug fixes and added features.

Microsoft originally released a Windows Live Essentials beta on June 24. Essentials includes the popular programs Windows Live Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Sync, and Family Safety. The Windows Live team has aimed to ensure that the next version of Windows Live Essentials takes advantage of Windows 7 fully. All applications now use the new ribbon UI and integrate further into Windows 7 by using Jumplists. Windows Live Sync is also included which keeps your files synchronized on the web and across multiple PCs.

Microsoft also introduced several new features for Windows Live Photo Gallery, including photo fusing to blend photos together and improved facial recognition.

Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta refresh (English full installer)

Build number: 15.4.3001.809.

Some applications carry a different build number, so here is a master list of the versions:

Movie Maker – 15.4.3002.0810
Messenger – 15.4.3002.0810
Mail – 15.4.3002.0810
Photo Gallery -15.4.3002.0810
Sync – 15.4.3001.0809
Family Safety – 15.4.3001.0809

Apple iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone Patches PDF Exploit

Apple’s pushing out iOS 4.0.2 for iPhones and iPod Touches and iOS 3.2.2 for iPads, an update that patches the previous versions’ PDF exploit and wipes out your iPhone’s unlock and nice new jailbreak.

The update, which is showing up in iTunes now, doesn’t bring any new features, just a patch for the recently-exposed PDF vulnerability (the one used by JailbreakMe), so if you weren’t super worried about being susceptible—or if you want to keep your jailbreak or your iPhone unlocked—you might not want to jump on this one just yet.


Apple dumps Windows handhelds

It’s not powered by Windows Mobile. It uses Windows CE, but each and every Apple store in the world was using a handheld device with scanner powered by Microsoft software. No more!
Apple is in a process of switching to iPod touch with a bar code scanner attachment. Apple was using these mobile point of sale (POS) terminals powered by Windows CE software because simply Microsoft had (still has?) a dominating position in enterprise-class handheld devices. However these devices were clunky, unreliable and simply not good looking enough for shiny shiny Apple stores.


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Make your WordPress Blog iPhone, iPod and Android friendly using WPTouch Plugin/Theme

In this post i’m going to explain you how to make your website iPod touch player or iPhone and Android Mobile Phone friendly using an absolutely cool plugin called WPTouch.

By default, your site may look pretty good already, but i’m sure you will agree, this plugin (WPTouch) makes your site much more accessible for the mobile crowd. It also provides a more iPhone, iPod and Android friendly experience.

The brilliant thing with this approach is, you do NOT need to re-code a theme, or do any programming of any sort. All you have to do is install the plugin (WPTouch), activate it, and your done!

Installing the plugin WPTouch is pretty straight forward.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Console or Admin Session

Did you know, when you connect to one of your Systems using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, you can choose whether you want to connect to the console or create a new terminal server session. If you always create console sessions, you will be able to re-use or reconnect to the last session..

Until today, i didn’t know, that a console session can be created using the Remote Desktop Connection Client GUI. In the past i always did something similiar to:


or on systems with newer Remote Desktop Client Versions


When playing with display settings, local resources like (connecting printer or drives over a Remote Desktop Connection) the command line got a bit complex. Now since i bought an Apple MacBook Pro, and i faced the challenge to connect to my servers using the Mac OSX implementation of the Remote Desktop Connection, i realized, that it is possible to place a /CONSOLE or /ADMIN Parameter directly into the address textfield of the Mac OSX Remote Desktop Connection Client. So i figured out, that this can also be done using the Windows Remote Desktop Connection Client.





Enable iPhone Tethering for Swisscom, Orange, Sunrise, Vodaphone

Tethering is using some type of mobile device to gain internet access on another device.

Tethering works by connecting a device that can access the internet (iPhone) to another device that cannot (i.e. your Notebook). This can be done using Bluetooth wireless technology or cables (such as USB), allowing the device without built-in access to connect to the internet, using the other device as a modem.

Starting from iPhone OS 3.0, tethering is supported by default. All you need is a configuration file for you Mobile Phone Provider like Swisscom, Orange, Sunrise, Vodaphone etc.. To get this file, check out the folliwing link.

it works like a charm! 😉