Time Machine and external HDD

It was there in front of our faces with the exception of doing a chown and chmod.Someone else please confirm I will post steps.

  1. Disconnect airport disk and plug into computer as a USB drive directly.
  2. Set up time machine to use this volume.
  3. In terminal cd to volume „cd /Volume/HDD“
  4. In terminal „touch .com.apple.timemachine.supported“ this will create an invisible file.
  5. In terminal „sudo chown root:admin .com.apple.timemachine.supported“
  6. In terminal „sudo chmod 1775 .com.apple.timemachine.supported“
  7. In terminal „ls -l -a“ the .com.apple.timemachine.supported file should be -rwxrwxr-t
  8. Eject disk, unplug from mac, plug into Airport.
  9. Mount at mac using connect to server in finder (command k) and afp://airportname.local./HDname10) see if time machine now sees the drive and tries to use it.

Remaining Ultimate Extra Language Packs Released!

Release of the remaining 19 languages packs for Windows Vista Ultimate. This Ultimate Extras release brings the total number of language packs for use with Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) to 35.

The languages added today are as follows:

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Estonian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

In addition to the release of the remaining Language Packs, a component in the language pack installation process called lpksetup.exe has also been updated. This updated component addresses previous issues which some customers have experienced with language pack installations and so it is recommended that you download and install this component first. The updated lpksetup.exe can be found on Microsoft Download Center at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942903

Microsoft ThinSight

dn12798-1_350 A computer screen that also acts as a two-handed touch interface and a crude infrared camera has been developed by researchers at Microsoft’s labs in the UK.

Users can operate the display with both hands, in a similar manner to the display in the film Minority Report. But this screen can also recognise particular hand gestures as well as objects placed within a centimetre of its surface.

"It can sense much more than fingers, and is essentially a low resolution scanner and camera," says lead researcher Shahram Izadi. The screen can even communicate wirelessly with other devices nearby using the same infrared technology it uses to see.

The technology – dubbed ThinSight – was developed by adding an extra layer of electronics behind a normal laptop screen. This adds a couple of centimetres to the overall thickness, but completely transforms its abilities (see a video, top right).

The screen "sees" by using a grid of paired infrared sensors and transmitters that sit just behind the backlight of the laptop’s LCD panel. The sensors can form crude images when infrared light bounces off an object (see images, right). This could allow the screen to identify hand gestures or to see objects, and let them interact with onscreen images.

Apple has already filed a patent on a display that works as a webcam, using cameras in between its pixels. And Sharp has unveiled a small LCD display that can scan business cards, or detect the touch of a single finger.

Detect and display

"This is early days for this approach – most prototypes are still small and slow," says team member Steve Hodges. "In a decade there will be a lot more screens in every environment," he adds. "Why not let them detect, as well as display, information?"

Other multi-touch and imaging interfaces have been developed previously, but these often use cameras placed behind the display screen or behind the user, which is cumbersome. Apple’s iPhone, can detect multiple touches through changes in electric fields, but cannot take images of an object.

ThinSight can also work as a wireless infrared transmitter and receiver, responding to an ordinary TV remote or other infrared-enabled gadgets. Data could be sent to and from the screen using a PDA or cellphone too, Izadi says. This could let a user operate the screen remotely or send images for it to display.

Source: technology.newscientist.com

New version of the compatibility, reliability, and stability update for Windows Vista

This update improves the compatibility, reliability, and stability of Windows Vista. This update includes the following improvements:

  • It extends the battery life for mobile devices.
  • It improves the stability of portable computers and of desktop computers that use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).
  • It improves the reliability of Windows Vista when you open the menu of a startup application.
  • It improves the stability of wireless network services.
  • It shortens the startup time of Windows Vista by using a better timing structure.
  • It shortens the recovery time after Windows Vista experiences a period of inactivity.
  • It shortens the recovery time when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.
  • It improves the stability of Windows PowerShell.
  • This update also resolves the following issues in Windows Vista:
  • A compatibility issue that affects some third-party antivirus software applications.
  • A reliability issue that occurs when a Windows Vista-based computer uses certain network driver configurations.

Download the update for Windows Vista x86-based versions (KB941649) package now.

Download the update for Windows Vista x64-based versions (KB941649) package now.

United Nations agency gives boost to WiMax

wimax The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson. The International Telecommunication Union’s radio assembly agreed late Thursday to include WiMax, a wireless technology that allows Internet and other data connections across much broader areas than Wi-Fi, as part of what is called the third-generation family of mobile standards.
That endorsement opens the way for many of the union’s member countries to devote a part of the public radio spectrum to WiMax, and receivers for it could be built into laptop computers, phones, music players and other portable devices. Unlike Wi-Fi, this mobile Internet technology can hand off a signal from antenna to antenna, thus allowing a device to hold a connection while in motion. WiMax potentially can move data at 70 megabits a second across 65 kilometers, or 40 miles. Current fixed-line broadband connections have speeds of about 2 megabits a second.
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News source: News.com

Apple, Orange to sell unlocked iPhone in France

Apple and its wireless partner in France, Orange, will sell an unlocked version of the iPhone, a spokeswoman for Orange confirmed to the International Herald Tribune. The unlocked iPhone will carry a premium price, although the companies did not say how much more it would be.

Apple is being forced to sell an unlocked iPhone in France because of a French law that forbids bundling the sale of a mobile phone and a mobile operator. As announced yesterday, iPhones locked to the Orange network will cost €399 or about US$565.