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Lilbits: Build an Alder Lake Hackintosh, repair a Surface Laptop SE, and type on a (really) tiny keyboard

Ever wanted a 59-key keyboard small enough for wearables? A developer has created one that’s roughly the size of a Raspberry Pi Pico board, and it’s designed to work with one. Meanwhile Microsoft is following through on its promise to make Surface hardware more repairable… at least for one device. Google is now offering release […]

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This DIY macOS handheld is the portable Mac Apple won’t build

Apple’s iPads and MacBooks have the same processors these days, and you can even run iOS apps on a Mac… but you cannot run Mac apps on an iPad or iPhone because Apple continues to draw a distinction between Macs (laptops and desktops without touchscreens) and iOS devices (touch-first tablets and phones). But all of […]

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LattePanda Alpha Hackintosh: you can install macOS on this tiny PC

The LattePanda Alpha is a tiny computer that measures about 4.3″ x 3.1″ x 0.5″ and a starting price of $298, but which has the same processor as an entry-level 2016 MacBook or 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro. LattePanda ran  a Kickstarter campaign last year to raise money for the Alpha, and earlier this month the company […]

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OS X Lion on the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC

The Samsung Series 7 Slate PC is a tablet with an 11.6 inch display and an Intel Core i5 processor. It has 4GB of RAM, a solid state disk, and ships with Windows 7. But the tablet has all the hardware you’d need to run a variety of operating systems including many Linux distributions or […]

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Axon Logic’s OS X-compatible tablet available for pre-order

Axon Logic is a Pennsylvania-based company that plans to bring a touchscreen tablet to market. Nothing too out of the ordinary there. But what makes the Axon Logic tablet different is that the company is specifically targeting users that want to install OS X on a tablet. OK, they’re not coming right out and saying […]

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Unofficial patch adds Intel Atom support to OS X 10.6.2

When Apple released OS X 10.6.2 last week, the company offer Mac users a number of bug fixes and security updates. Apple also broke support for Intel Atom processors. It’s not clear whether this was intentional or just a side effect of the fact that Apple doesn’t currently have any devices that use the CPU […]

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How to recover a hackintosh netbook killed by OS X 10.6.2 upgrade

As you may have heard, OS X 10.6.2 kills Atom powered netbooks dead. It’s not clear whether this was an intentional move by Apple to keep people from installing the operating system on netboks, or if it’s just a side effect of the fact that Apple has absolutely no reason to support the Atom chipset […]

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OS X 10.6.2 is out: Intel Atom support not included

Apple pushed out OS X 10.6.2 today, and while the latest Snow Leopard update fixes a whole slew of bugs, it introduces one major problem for netbook hackintosh builders: It doesn’t seem to work with the Intel Atom processor. It’s not clear whether Apple would have intentionally broken Atom support in this release to discourage […]