Apple Oct 2016 Event

The best stuff from Apple’s live event today

Remove DS_Store and MAC OSX Extra files

This has been driving me nuts, especially if you use more than just MAC OSX.

If you simply just want your MAC to stop creating DS_Store files on network locations, try this:

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

This will only work for the current OSX user.

There are a couple applications that will complete this for you as well:

TinkerTool, DS_Store Cleaner and Blueharvest (This one is paid, but fantastic)

If you just want a simple command to clean up these files, try the following:

find / -name .DS_Store -delete
(Mac OSX)
find / -name ".DS_Store" -depth -exec rm {} \;
find / -name ".AppleDouble" -depth -exec rm -Rf {} \;
del /s /q /f /a:h .DS_STORE
del /s /q /f /a:h ._.*

Here is a nice script you can make (For OSX)

Hopefully this helps, I know it did for me 🙂

Project Hackintosh

It has been awhile since I posted a project on here. My last one being the XBMC setup which is still going strong. In fact, Openelec is almost at 3.0 which will include the XBMC 12 with HD audio system.

Hackintosh – My plan is to have a MAC Computer without any MAC hardware


Needed Parts:

8GB of Ram or 16GB of Ram
SSD Drive (You can pick another one if you find a deal)
Processor (Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor)
Case (Apex MI-008 mITX Case Glossy Black)
Motherboard (Gigabyte H77N-WIFI mITX LGA1155 H77)
16GB USB Flash Drive (You will need a 16GB USB Flash Drive)
WIFI (This should be easy on a Hackintosh)

More Power?

ASUS Radeon HD 6570
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Power Supply
Noctua NH-L9i LGA1155/1156 Low Profile Heatsink Cooler

Optional Parts:

Mouse Pad
Keyboard (Logitech Solar MAC Wireless Keyboard)
Razer Mamba 2012 Elite
27″ Monitor (To give a real nice iMac feel)

Guides I Followed:

Tonymacx86 (You will need Unibeast and Multibeast from HERE)
I also found iATKOS which is a already prepped OSX Bootable DVD (This should eliminate issues and the need for Multibeast, somewhat)
Install OSX in Virtual Box (Confirmed working in Windows 8)
BIOS DSDT file for Multibeast

Side note, the stock Heatsink/Fan *DOES* fit, it’s just really close.

BIOS Settings:

– On Board graphics memory = 64MB

– Disable Fast Boot

– Configure SATA to AHCI

– Enable Hardware Virtualization

– xHCI has to be set to AUTO, not Smart Auto

– xHCI and EHCI hand off must be enabled

– Init Display First = IGFX

Fix Airplay:

– Mac sure you are setting the latest Mac Mini as a profile in Multibeast and you have the correct BIOS settings above

So far I’m not really going into detail, but if you have all the same hardware as me and boot from the iATKOS disc, then all you need to do after is tweak a few things with Multibeast. Load up the DSDT file and change your Mac profile and screen resolution. Everything more or less works right away. I’m still toying with it, but I have a stable Hackintosh running 10.8.2 with Windows 8 in Parallels and all seems to be working with no hassle.

When I have more time I might post a better guide…

*To fix iMessage use Clover as a boot loader (I like it better anyways)*