Archive for January, 2008

Useful OS X Mini-Apps

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

It’s that time again - here are some apps I’ve written that occasionally come in handy. Gotta do something to pass the time, right?



This app lets you manage your MenuExtras - those little things at the top right of the screen. MenuMover actively adds and removes the extras based on your selection. You can drag the cells around the table, and the extras will be dynamically reordered! MenuMover makes use of some seriously undocumented system calls, so I can’t guarantee its persistance in later versions of OS X. BTW, if anyone can make a better icon, please do so. The current one hurts my eyes. Moving on…


SDK Signature Uncovered…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
Although the SDK isn’t due for official release until late this February, it looks as if Apple’s already added support in its 1.1.3 iPhone update. Of course, once the dev community heard this, they dug a little further and found…

 18 84 58 A6 D1 50 34 DF E3 86 F2 3B 61 D4 37 74

The Application SDK key used by the iPhone. If used correctly, this will allow hacked-’official’ (oxymoron) applications to be signed and then installed through iTunes. 

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