Build your own Apple Mac

It goes against the Apple licence agreement, but making your own Apple Mac computer has spawned a huge underground community. Darren Yates reveals the best hardware for the job.

Psst: want a Dell Mini 9 netbook with inbuilt unlocked 3G modem for $549?

We’re a bit tardy in reporting this find but we know that people who like their Internet ‘to go’ will forgive us because this could be the deal you’ve been waiting for.Dick Smith is selling remaindered stock of Dell’s now-discontinued Mini 9 netbooks with inbuilt 3G – the same model offered by Vodafone with 5GB…

Apple’s latest OS X update bricks ‘Hackintosh’ Atom netbooks

Couldn’t wait for Apple to release a netbook so you bought your own and hacked it to run OS X?Then you’d better wait before updating the OS as Apple’s latest Snow Leopard 10.6.2 no longer supports the Atom processor found in almost all netbooks.Owners of Atom netbooks which have been modified to run OS X…

Mac OS X update boosts battery life on Hackintosh netbooks

Owners of ‘Hackintosh’ netbooks are reporting dramatically enhanced battery life following this weeks’ release of Mac OS X 10.5.7 update.The first reports came from a thread in the discussion forums at MSIWind.net with several claims of battery life jumping from an average of 3.5 hours to 4 hours on the standard three-cell battery and just…

The cheapest MacBook you’ll see this year: MSI Wind with OS X

Even with the possibility that Apple might actually release a sub-1000 dollar tablet PC this is still less expensive and is likely to have a better battery and more compatibility with everything because simply put my MacBook is not a MacBook. My MacBook is a PC. You might have heard of the term “Hackintosh” before:…

HP preps sexy new ‘Eee PC killer’

Has Asus set off a new price war in the mobile computing landscape? It was only a few years ago that brand-name laptops started to slide in under the $1000 mark. Then the Taiwanese company released the Eee PC. Its super-compact size and weight surprisingly decent feature set Linux OS and $499 price tag all…

ThinkPad X300 + Hackintosh OS X = a better MacBook Air?

It’s hard not to be drawn in by the MacBook Air but imagine making it a better notebook. What if you wanted to create not the world’s thinnest notebook but the world’s best super-thin notebook? (There’s a crucial difference and that difference was essentially dictated by Steve Jobs’ ego).Imagine listing the Air’s most common critiques…

First iPhone hacking solution emerges: make & receive calls on any network

While activating your iPhone for use as an WiFi iPod has been easily accessible for weeks a forum over at Hackintosh is reporting what appears to be the first evidence of a true iPhone unlocking solution. The detailed tutorial is certainly not as simple as entering a four-digit code in to your iPhone. In fact…