2011

iOS 5 Camera, Access from Lock screen on iPhone 4

    

I’ve just upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 and was looking for the “Access from Lock screen” feature as it didn’t show up automatically. I was afraid that the feature would not be enabled on the iPhone 4… After a long digging process in the preferences and a quick look on the Internet, I found that the feature was enabled using the “Home” button. In fact, it’s quite easy to use:

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Dual SIM on the iPhone 4

    

Because I have a personal phone and a professional one, I decided to try a double-SIM adapter for the iPhone. I got one from [here][1]. The iPhone does not have to be jailbreaked ; mine runs the stock iOS 4.3.5. It had to be unsimlocked though as my personal provider is not the same as the one from work. Namely, it worked with both Bouygues Telecom and SFR. You cannot have both SIM available at the same time.

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Run Avidemux on Mac OS X Lion

    

Since I upgraded to OS X 10.7, Avidemux doesn’t work anymore. Seems that there are libraries issues. Here’s a quick (and dirty ?) trick to have in work on OS X: Download Avidemux from it’s official repository ; Open the DMG archive and copy “avidemux2” to your “Applications” folder ; Browse to the “Applications” folder, select “avidemux2” and select the “Show Package Content” option ; Browse to “Contents/Resources/lib” and delete the “libiconv.

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Time Machine server with Synology

    

I was using a 2TB USB disk as a Time Machine storage for my MacBook Pro. The thing is I keep forgetting to plug it to run the backup. So, I’m going to use this storage as a Time Machine remote storage with my Synology DS409-slim.

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Crucial RealSSD C300 has TRIM on Mac OS X

    

I had the opportunity to get a Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB at a really decent price. According to its specs, it features TRIM. This should make a perfect disk for my MacBook Pro 13". Indeed, after a clean OS X Lion installation and the use of the TRIM Enabler utility, I have TRIM enabled of the cat: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5 (...) Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03 SMC Version (system): 1.

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