Friday, July 8, 2011

Access Your iDevice on a Windows Network With Samba Port for iOS




Samba, an implementation of the Windows SMB protocol that lets you access devices over your network, has been ported to iOS. This will allow you to access your iDevice files over a Wi-Fi network using Windows.

The current default configuration for Samba on iOS gives you read-only access to most of the file system and write access to an empty storage directory. This is actually done to prevent accidental damage (it's easy in Windows Explorer to move a directory from one place to the other by accident). If you want more control over the sharing I highly recommend reading about Samba and how to configure it to do what you want (the configuration file resides in /etc/samba/smb.conf).

Popular use cases:
● Going to your friends and using your iDevice as an portable storage device which works over WiFi without needing any file copying software on their Windows machine.
● Browsing your photos from your favorite photo viewer on your computer over WiFi.
● For the advanced users you can have full streaming access to your iDevice files from your computer.

You can download Samba from the BigBoss Cydia Repository.



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Apple Store Overnight on July 13th to Prepare for OS X Lion, New MacBook Airs?




Apple Store employees will reportedly work overnight on July 13th to prepare for what may be the release of Mac OS X Lion and/or new MacBook Airs, according to 9to5Mac. This falls in line with a previous prediction by the same site that Apple will release Mac OS X Lion on July 14th.

We're expecting the Lion release obviously, and also some new MacBook Airs which may or may not have faster storage, a Sandy Bridge CPU and Thunderbolts coming out the side. We've heard some stories of backlit keyboards, 3Gs, a black option and the mythical 15-inch MacBook Air HD but they seem unlikely at this point.

Along with the Airs, there have been shortages of the White MacBooks, Mac Minis and (perhaps redesigned) Pros – everything that doesn't currently have Thunderbolt - so those could also see updates. If not on the 14th, then perhaps shortly after.

Earlier reports have predicted that Apple is holding back all its hardware releases until Mac OS X Lion ships.




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