It was easier than Jeff Butts thought, except for a couple of fairly major, but solvable, issues.
This was an incredibly fun project that turned out better than I expected.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano, plus we learn more about building a Hackintosh computer.
Take a deep breath, cross your fingers, and take the plunge into the Hackintosh world.
Bryan is out on vacation so Jeff Butts joins Jeff Gamet to talk about reports saying the iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID for facial recognition, building a hackintosh, and macOS High Sierra beta experiences.
Check out these options if you want to make a hackintosh from a pre-built PC instead of starting from scratch.
You no longer need a special driver for NVMe SSDs on a Hackintosh High Sierra installation.
Any of these graphics cards will work well with your Hackintosh build.
These substitutes for the Mac’s logic board will help you get your Hackintosh started.
Snazzy Labs made a hackintosh—a PC forced to run macOS—and they spent $70 doing it. And here’s the thing: it worked. To be fair, that $70 included buying a 5-year old PC sold by a hospital ($30), a broken SSD that actually works ($5), and a replacement used video card ($35) that usually costs $100 or more. It’s so budget, he called it a crapintosh, a fitting name. But, if he did it, you could do it. More importantly, he found the performance to be really good—better than a 13″ MacBook Pro in some cases. It’s not quiet, it’s ugly, but it worked and worked well, and that’s interesting. He even edited the 4K video we’ve embedded below with this five-year-old, $70 hackintosh.
Two very interesting things happened this week. First, we heard that Apple may be making its own Siri-powered Echo-like device, to be announced at WWDC. Later in the week, we heard that Amazon will now bring its video app, Prime Video to the Apple TV. Mere coincidence? John, just for fun, imagines a recent, fictional conversation between Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook.
It’s trademark lawsuit time again because Apple thinks Swatch’s “Tick Different” campaign is too similar to “Think Different.” Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s latest trademark fight, plus they dive into NVIDIA’s new macOS video card drivers and the hackintosh scene.