How to get a Mac Serial Number quickly

Creativity | 2011.04.26 00:40 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

You can quickly retrieve any Macs serial number via the command line by using the following command string:

system_profiler |grep "r (system)"


The command results will look something like this:

$ system_profiler |grep "r (system)"
Serial Number (system): 739XXXX


If you just grep for “Serial Number” you’ll be presented with serial numbers to other hardware included in the Mac, which is why the “r (system)” qualifier is included.

Once you have a serial number, you can do things like check AppleCare warranty status and repair history.



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iTunes 10.2.2 available now

Creativity | 2011.04.19 15:08 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Apple has released iTunes 10.2.2 for Windows and Mac. You can download iTunes 10.2.2 for both the Windows and Mac OS from the link below. iTunes 10.2.2 comes with a number of stability enhancements, bug fixes and improved the overall performances.


iTunes 10.2.2 Chaneg-log

  • Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
  • Resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take longer than necessary.
  • Fixes a problem where video previews on the iTunes Store may skip while playing.
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance.

Download iTunes 10.2.2

You can download iTunes 10.2.2 for Mac and Windows OS from the link below:

Download iTunes 10.2.2

You can find the update here, on Apple’s iTunes webpage or through Software Update on your desktop.

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Apple will take both hybrid e-paper and LCD for the next

Creativity | 2011.04.08 07:57 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Patently Apple에 따르면 애플은 차기 내놓을 아이폰5와 아이패드3에는 현재의 LCD Display에 추가로 Hybrid e-paper (e-ink) 기능을 추가하여 사용자 경험 (User Experience)을 확장하고자 한다고 합니다.


LCD는 다 아시는 그 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display; 액정 디스플레이)입니다. 그런데 Hybrid e-paper 이라는 좀 생소한 말이 나왔는데요. e-book에서 활용하는 종이 질감이 나게 해주는 그런 전자 종이를 말하는 것입니다. 아마존의 킨들 (Kindle)이 대표적인 것이지요.


그래서 애플의 생각은 일반 영화 감상 등의 그래픽 기능이 필요할 때는 LCD 디스플레이를 사용할 수 있게 한다는 것이고 e-book, 신문 기사 등의 글을 읽을 때는 Hybrid e-paper 디스플레이를 사용하게 하여 정말 책을 읽는 것과 같은 느낌을 사용자들이 받을 수 있게 하겠다는 것입니다.


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Apple will more focus on Design and User experience for decades to come

Creativity | 2011.04.03 01:50 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

On April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne established a small company to sell personal computer kits hand-built by Wozniak. That company, as you probably know, was Apple Computer.


Thirty-five years later, Apple is now the most valuable technology company in the world. Its market capitalization exceeds $317 billion, trumping longtime rival Microsoft by more than $100 billion. And Apple’s iconic products sit on the desks and in the pockets of millions of people across the world.

Most people know bits and pieces of the Apple story, but the company has a complicated history. Some of us may not know, for example, that Apple had a third co-founder, Ronald Wayne, who got cold feet and sold his 10% stake in Apple less than two weeks later. Everybody knows Steve Jobs, but they may not know Mike Markkula, one of Apple’s first angel investors and the company’s second CEO.

In the 35 years of Apple’s existence, the company has gone through hell and back. The launch of the Macintosh in 1984 and the coinciding “1984″ Super Bowl commercial remain symbols one of Apple’s highest points, but only a year later, then-CEO John Sculley forced Steve Jobs out of the company. A decade later, in 1996, the company was on the brink of destruction when it acquired NeXT and brought Steve Jobs back. In 1997, Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple to keep it afloat (something it probably now regrets), and soon after came Apple’s golden years with the iPod, iMac, MacBook, iPhone and now the iPad.

We don’t necessarily want to dwell on Apple’s past; you can visit Wikipedia if you want a lesson in Apple Inc.’s history. Instead, let’s focus on what Apple might do in the next 35 years.


What’s In Store For The Next 35 Years?

For the last 35 years, Apple has almost always been the underdog. While it languished, Microsoft flourished. In fact, Apple surpassed Microsoft in market cap for the first time last May.

For the next few decades, however, the technology titan will be incumbent. Apple has a giant target on its back, and it’s not just Microsoft taking aim. Apple also faces challenges from Google, Amazon and a plethora of mobile device manufacturers. While Apple is handily beating its competition today, the status quo could change at any moment.

And while Apple fends off Android, PCs and competing tablets, it has its eye on creating a post-PC world. Rather than compete on hardware specs, it competes on design and user experience. Its a world of mobile devices that Apple intends to dominate for decades to come.


Leading the charge is Steve Jobs, not only the company’s CEO but also its heart and soul. While he’s currently on medical leave, he did show up for the unveiling of the iPad 2, demonstrating things aren’t as dire as previously rumored.

Still, Apple will some day have to continue its quest to redefine technology without its iconic leader, and many question whether anybody can provide the design and product vision Jobs has imparted on the company he founded 35 years ago.

Even if you aren’t a fan of Apple products, it’s tough not to be impressed with what Apple has been able to accomplish since 1976. We wonder what products it will create and challenges it will face in the next 35 years. Right now though, the sun is definitely shining down on Cupertino.


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New MacBook Pro

Creativity | 2011.02.25 05:52 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건
The new MacBook Pro
State-of-the-art processors. All-new graphics. Breakthrough high-speed I/O. Three very big leaps forward.
  • State-of-the-art Intel processors.

    The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro now feature quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. And the 13-inch models jump to dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. That means all three models are up to twice as fast.1 Learn more

  • Thunderbolt. The next generation of I/O.

    New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port — with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps. Learn more

  • Game-changing graphics.

    AMD Radeon graphics processors on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models,2 so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere. Learn more

  • FaceTime goes HD.

    Now you can use FaceTime to make full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format, you can get your friends in the picture, too. Learn more


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Best Camera Phones of 2010

Creativity | 2010.11.30 21:53 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Each year comes with quite a number of smartphones or range of models

developed by many mobile companies across the whole world. But there are

only few which stand out amongst others and get to the top list which is released

every year. Therefore, the ten best smartphones of the year 2010-11 in terms of

having the best camera with the spectacular results are mentioned below.  


1. Nokia N8


Nokia has used a unique camera lens in its smartphones and is quite successful with it. The camera consists of a huge image sensor with 2.8 sized aperture and a 5.9 millimeter focal length which results in quality photos. Apart from this, there is Xenon flash and many manual control buttons which can be used to change settings respectively.


2. Samsung Pixon 1.2


This smartphone by Samsung provides a very wide angular lens which is thirty millimeters in length. This enables the user to take a wide view of the surrounding or a scene and the settings can be adjusted from fifty to sixteen hundred on the resolution scale. Apart from this, the user can change the balance and the exposure while making a video or taking a photograph. The camera has got the capacity of twelve mega pixels but the image sensor is below par.


3. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10


This smartphone is one of the best smartphones to have been launched by Sony Ericsson this year. Though a LED photo light is present but it does not produce quality results, but photos which are taken in the daytime are not bad at all. Apart from this, there is an eight mega pixel camera from which a user can take some good photos, though they may not be of superior quality. Read Full Review


4. IPhone 4


This smartphone from Apple has got a camera which is just good and the user has to switch between the control of white balance and metering. There is a LED flash which cannot be shut at any time and the auto flash is not quite brilliant as well. But a user can change the setting for the exposure which uses three shots to result in an impressive photo.


5. Motorola Milestone XT720


The camera which is embedded in this smartphone comes with plenty of shooting options and they include six shot burst shooting, face detection and a self-portrait option as well. The user can adjust the settings to change the white balance and get the best result through the photos Apart from this; there is a touch focus tool with which a user can change the metering and get a balanced snapshot through the camera.


6. Samsung i8910 HD


Samsung i8910HD smartphone is a bit different from other phones in way that it has got additional control settings for the operation of the camera embedded in it. This means that a user can adjust the setting of metering, ISO and white balance according to his requirement and this can range between hundred till sixteen hundred on scale.


7. HTC 7 Mozart


HTC 7 Mozart smartphone has got eight mega pixels camera present within it and quality of the photographs which are taken are impressive as well. But the level of brightness is not that good and the user cannot adjust the setting according to his requirement. Another aspect is that the quality of the colours is also not displayed in better and clear way.


8. Sony Ericsson Satio


Sony Ericsson Satio smartphone has got a twelve mega pixels camera present inside it. But this camera does have the manual control settings which may irritate the user when he is taking photos at any time. The ISO and contrast cannot be adjusted and are thus, not up to the standard as compared to other phones.


9. Sony Ericsson C905+


Sony Ericsson C905+ smartphone has got a modern and recent camera embedded inside it. But the disadvantage is that there are no control settings for exposure, metering, contrast and macro mode and therefore, it can be slow to operate whenever the user takes photos from it.


10. Nokia N86


Nokia N86 smartphone has got Carl Zeiss camera having a Tessar lens. The user can zoom to take pictures from ten centimeters and beyond with quite ease. But the user cannot take a long distance snapshot easily. 
In the end, one can say is that  the above mentioned smartphones are best smartphones to have been selected and that they are much better than the rest of the smartphones when reviewing the camera and its settings against the other phones.


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