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Some Apple fans are building their own ‘Hackintoshes’ — Mac computers they build themselves. And they point to a weakness with Apple's computer lineup.

  • In a way, the reasons to buy, build, or turn your existing computer into a Hackintosh represent some of the less desirable aspects of buying a Mac from Apple— namely, that they're expensive, hard to customize, and often not exactly what you need.
  • Building your own Hackintosh also lets you run apps that only run on Macs, like Final Cut Pro X, without paying the premium that Apple's computers command at retail.
  • To build a Hackintosh, you need a copy of Apple's MacOS to install on it, or else what's the point?
  • The problem is that, generally speaking, the only Apple-sanctioned way to get a copy of MacOS is to have it already installed on a Mac. Most reputable Hackintosh guides advise you to take a Mac you already own, and copy the operating system off of that.

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Security Researcher Finds Bug That Will Crash and Restart Your iPhone

  • A security researcher and software engineer has found a new bug that can crash and restart an iPhone, according to TechCrunch.
  • Sabri Haddouche tweeted about the bug, a webpage with just 15 lines of code on Saturday.
  • Simply visiting the website can crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Haddouche posted the information on GitHub—including the source code of the bug, which is just a few lines of CSS and HTML.
  • Other users tested the webpage bug on macOS and Windows 7, where they reported the Safari app froze and crashed.
  • According to 9to5Mac, “The computationally-expensive drawing overloads the WebKit renderer and the system cannot recover other than to kernel panic, crash to the Apple logo, and reboot.” WebKit is the HTML layout engine used by the Safari browser, as well as Mail, App Store, and other apps on macOS, iOS, and Linux.

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