For those of you who are not fans of the latest version of the OS X Airport Utility, you can download the previous version (5.6) direct from the Apple support site.

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Personally I think the new version strips away the advanced features of the Time Capsule set up. Which is perfect for some people, but how am I supposed to ‘tinker’ and break it without access to all the buttons!!

That’s right… Finally the boffins over at Apple have released the update all Time Capsule and Airport express iCloud users have been waiting for!

The latest version of firmware version 7.6.1 is available to download now!

This update is for all 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models. It fixes an issue with wireless performance and provides support for remote access to an AirPort disk or a Time Capsule hard drive with an iCloud account.

There has also been an update released for the Airport utility for OS X Lion. The new release is a full GUI redesign, switching it to look much more like the iOS version of the app. This is also available to download now!

Yesterday was a good day for the lucky guys over at Halfbrick Studios! The very popular (and free!) iOS game ‘Jetpack Joyride’ won the best mobile game of 2011 award! The game has received a consistent 4 1/2 star rating through each version released, with over 62793 Ratings on the current version, it’s clear to see it’s a popular download to in the iOS gaming world.

Winning an award like that against so many over titles really is something to be proud of! I must admit, I am not really an iOS gamer.. But there’s something about this which makes it really addictive.

Big congratulations on the award!

You can download Jetpack Joyride from the iTunes store now


Sometimes theres a need to dig around in the OS X file system without restriction, (which also means without protection) for example should you need access to files or folders, but don’t fancy switching permissions or playing with complex terminal commands.

Using the single lined command below in terminal you can launch an instance of finder which doesn’t hold any of the restrictions that your normal finder window holds.

Bear in mind this will also give you the ability to cause serious damage to your file system, should you go messing with things you shouldn’t.

Copy and paste the following into a terminal window and press return.

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/

You will be prompted for your password, then a new finder instance should launch. It it doesn’t you should see a second set of icons overlaying your desktop icons. Double click the ‘root’ icon, and it should launch finder as root.

Remember boys and girls.. Be careful in there!

Terminal is a powerful place, and one to approach with caution. However, if used correctly it really can help personalise your OS X experience.

For example, using the command listed below you can activate a pop-up, fan, grid or list collection of most recently used Applications, Documents, Servers or favourite volumes and items.

You should find the dock will relaunch, with a new item on the right hand side of the divider. This item will now automatically update with a list of recent applications launched. Should you want to switch this to one of the other lists, simply right click on the icon and choose from the list.

To launch terminal:

open your Applications folder,
now click on the Utilities folder,
then click on Terminal,
now, copy and paste the command below into the terminal window and hit return.

defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" 
= { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'; killall Dock


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