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Bypassing the Gatekeeper restrictions in new Apple OS X Mountain Lion

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Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is out now and with it comes the new "Gatekeeper" security feature, as evident from the name what this new security feature does is to prevent installation of unauthorized applications on user computer safeguarding them against malicious software.

The OS X Gatekeeper looks for verified “signature” by Apple in every application and block others, although essential this new security feature has broken installation of many independent software installation on Apple OS X Mountain lion and here is how to bypass this restriction both temporarily and permanently.

MAC Gatekeeper Restriction

Mozilla Mobile OS Ready For Showtime, Desktop builds for Windows, Linux and MAC available now

Everybody is eagerly waiting for a truly open-source Mobile operating system and this is where Mozilla's mobile-OS codenamed "Boot2Gecko" comes in, the fully open mobile ecosystem is based on HTML5 and will power the launch of smartphones built entirely on strict open Web standards. Apart from support of global network operators like Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor, OEM manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel have also announced to come up with Firefox OS powered Snapdragon processor based devices in early 2013.

Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets.

Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring the project is fully open and the reference implementation of the required Web APIs is being submitted to W3C for standardization.

Apple Mac AppStore hacked to enable in-app purchases for free

After hacking his way through free Apple iOS in-app purchases and making things public, the Russian hacker Alexey Borodin has now targeted Apple Mac OS allowing users to get paid in-app purchases for free.

This new hack uses similar DNS man-in-middle technique to act as a fake Mac AppStore server letting users get paid stuff for free. The trick involves users to install two certificates and change DNS records to work with an "Grim Receiper" application, this application makes use of crowd-sourced donated receipts from genuine purchases to authenticate anyone's purchase requests (for free).

In app purchases hacked for Apple desktop

LEAP - A Natural User Interface which allows users to control computer in three dimensions with their hand and finger movements

More and more gadgets are now focusing to provide natural movement interfaces, Microsoft Kinect is an brilliant example of this technology.

LEAP is another such device which makes use of some clever technology to offer excellent natural hand and finger based gesture control for computer users, the futuristic and geeky gadget is now available as pre-order for $70 and just require the user to plug it into a USB port, load Leap Motion software and perform a quick calibration to get started.

LEAP is advertised to be "more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen." Sizing equal to a flash drive, the device can distinguish individual fingers and track movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter for perfect precession. A video with real world demonstration with office, creative and gaming usage is posted after the jump.

LEAP MOTION CONTROLLER

ODROID-X - Powerful Android development board with hardware specs similar to Samsung Galaxy S3 for $129

Portable computing units are in-vogue and the latest to join the bunch is ODROID-X, a powerful computing unit with PC like performance powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core and 1 GB 800 Mhz DDR RAM.

ODROID-X is aimed mainly at android developers and comes with an impressive hardware spec-sheet similar to "Samsung Galaxy SIII", i.e. a 1.4 Ghz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor, 1GB RAM, Mali-400 GPU, on-board Android 4.0.4 ICS (also supports Ubuntu 12.04), 6 USB 2.0 ports, micro USB port, micro HDMI port with full-hd 1080p video output, standard 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack, 50pin IO expansion port, 100 Mbps Ethernet port and an SD card slot for storage. The best part the board is available (from end of this month) for $129 with free worldwide shipping.

ODROID

HiveDock - iPhone screen and sound magnification without wires, buttons or external power

HiveDock is a new gadget which amplifies the sound and magnifies the screen of iPhone 4 without any additional power source, wire or button. You simply slide-in your phone and enjoy your phone with a bigger screen and louder sound. Do checkout the video demonstration with website links after the jump.

Hivedock

Hack to get Apple iOS in-app purchase items for free

A Russian developer has published a hack which enables iOS users to get in-app purchases for free, the trick makes use of a "man-in-the-middle" type of attack making the target app believe it is communicating with the real Apple Appstore server instead of the fake appstore.

The hack is working on all devices running iOS 3.0 to 6.0, to get this working all a user needs to do is to install a root certificate and change DNS servers on their devices. A video demonstration of this working is posted after the jump.

VLC For Android now officially available for download

VLC media player made it's way to the mobile world with Apple iOS release and as an pre-alpha developer release on Google Android platform. Now all android users can enjoy this versatile open-source video player on their devices as the beta version is now available officially at Google Play store for free. The "VLC Player NEON" version currently released supports only ARMv7 CPU based devices and features the ability to play majority of local audio/video files, network streams, multi-track audio and subtitles, auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments, gestures and a media library.

VLC for android

hike - free sms service with support for both on and off network cross-platform messaging

hikeThere is no doubt that users love free text messaging services, be it WhatsApp, HeyWire or jaxtrSMS as reviewed earlier. The latest addition to peer-to-peer (requires same app with internet connectivity to be installed on sending and receiving devices) SMS services "hike" goes one step ahead with offering unlimited hike-to-hike messages with 100 free SMS credits every month to message those who aren't on hike network. hike also features spam blocking support with cross-platform application access.

free sms service

[Video] Google Voice Recognition beats Siri hands down and can work offline too...

Google unveiled the latest version 4.1 of Android mobile operating-system "JellyBean" with announcement of Nexus 7, and with it comes the new "Google Speech Recognition" technology.

Apple's voice recognition assistant "Siri" is a hit and Google can't afford to loose behind, there were rumors of development of similar technology codenamed "Google Majel" and the results are out now with introduction of new "Google Speech Recognition" with Android 4.1 JellyBean. Here is a video showdown how Apple Siri and Google Voice Recognition competes each other.

Apple Siri compared to Google Voice

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