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  1. Flashman

    Boot Camp 1.1 and Bluetooth

    I installed Boot Camp 1.1 on my new iMac and was frustrated because Windows didn't see that my computer had a Bluetooth adaptor built in. This meant that my keyboard didn't work. As it turns out, there's a simple reason for this: it seems that after you install Boot Camp, Windows still prefers its own driver. Solution: force Windows to use Apple's Bluetooth driver. Detailed instructions are provided by Damien Guard at his webpage. Thought this might be useful for anybody who has recently installed or upgraded BC and can't get BT to work. This fix instantly got Windows to recognise my keyboard, which I'm using to type this message now. (On a side note, my Boot Camp experience has been great. I'm getting amazing framerates on F.E.A.R. Combat, though that's probably to do with the 2gb of RAM and 256mb video RAM that I treated myself to )
  2. Some of you might have experienced this, but for others it may just be interesting. It seems that the radiation from certain mobile/cell phones can interfere with the 5G iPod's click wheel. I've posted a video and explanation here, based on my experience with my iPod and Nokia 6280. I keep the two in the same jeans pocket, and occasionally the iPod's volume will just go nuts, shooting all over the dial in an instant. This mostly happens when I'm on the train, but I have found a way to duplicate the effect at will. Basically, the radio waves change the click wheel's capacitance in a similar way to your fingers, but the effect is random. It requires a strong radio source, such as a phone trying to reconnect to the network. The solution is simple – move the phone away from the iPod, or use the 'hold' switch to disable the click wheel when not in use. Phones can interfere with all kinds of things. That's why you should NEVER get one anywhere near a pacemaker.
  3. Hi guys, Our website The World Game is causing Safari to crash. You can load the front page just fine, but clicking through to any news stories triggers the issue. (Clicking this link may cause Safari to crash.) We have repeated the problem using Safari 1.3.2 on OSX 10.3.9... still have to test it on 10.4 but I'll post that info when I have it. Can anybody tell us what the problem is? Our Safari.crash.log says the following: Command: Safari Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari Version: 1.3 (312) PID: 347 Thread: 0 Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001) Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000042 Thread 0 Crashed: 0 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x928ca760 MyActivateTSMDocument + 0x50 Any help much appreciated. Just trying to be Mac-ready for the 2006 World Cup.
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    eyeTV 200, How good is it?

    We use an eyeTV 400 here at work, in the web department of a television station. It saves us hours per week, as we can set up scheduled recordings of on-air material direct to hard drive. This removes the onerous task of mastering from tape in Final Cut. Lets us do a lot more video-to-web with the same amount of manpower. The eyeTV software is solid and only crashes about every three months, and it's operating around-the-clock on a dual-chip 2GHz G5 with RAID. What will be great is when TV stations move to (near-)tapeless operations, with realtime editing over a local network. I've seen the prototypes, by the way, and they run on OSX
  5. I still haven't been able to roll back my firmware to v1.0. If anybody could tell me how, I'd appreciate it. I've probably just missed something really obvious :roll:
  6. If you are asking me, then no, I haven't used Videora at all. Only Handbrake for moving episodes of The Simpsons to my iPod - and they don't screw up. But all of the ones I did from AVI to MPEG using iSquint are borked.
  7. Ack, this is really annoying. How do I revert it back to v1.0 without having to resync umpty-dozen gigabytes of data? That said, a movie ripped using Handbrake didn't stutter, but another movie converted using iSquint did. Edit: People are saying to 'downgrade using the iPod Updater 2005-10-12'... I launched this updater, but it just tells me that my iPod is up-to-date at version 1.1. Won't let me do any downgrading.