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In order to make it easier to provide support to my customers I decided it’s best to separate all things related to the 010dev brand from my personal stuff.

Starting today, 010dev is getting a new blog all for itself. All future announcements, workarounds and anything else related to the brand will be posted there.

http://blog.010dev.com

In addition, the same goes for my twitter account @010dev which I will leave to announcing news and providing support while moving all the jibber jabber to my private account @ka010 be sure to give me a follow.

EDIT: this page is outdated, visit the new project page at http://ka010.com/mwkit

 

As said before, I’ve been putting together a little framework to talk to the MetaWatch.

Well, here it is, as promised, it works on both, Mac OSX and iOS (jailbroken)

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I’m putting together a Cocoa framework that’s going to work on both, iOS (jailbroken, using btstack) and Mac OSX (using IOBluetooth or TTY directly)

Here’s a video showing an iOS demo App.

code coming soon. see MWKit for more info, source-code and repository.

What’s a MetaWatch ?

Well, it’s a watch obviously, kind of a smart watch but not actually that smart, basically it’s a remote display for other devices to write to, connections are made via Bluetooth using SPP (a serial port protocol).

Still, leaving it rather dumb was a smart move, so I don’t really know what to call it, it’s pretty cool that’s for sure 🙂

Anyhow, after few delays, my MetaWatch (which I had originally pre-ordered back in May) finally shipped and I had almost a week now to play with it, here’s what I came up with so far. Read More

With GadgetConnect, Reemote for Airfoil and Reemote for Boxee on my iDevices, or things like tablets, smartphones and htpcs in general life already feels a little like living in the future to me, and I love it ! But I’m not really satisfied yet.

Today I finally managed to fix my broken openAMI system and again it felt like moving one step closer to living in the future, not really the hyped smarthome future with a talking avatar you know from tv, but rather a future where your smartphone is the gateway to pretty much anything, not only the outside world but also your home.

I think this is the way to go, it’s possible right now and doesn’t have to cost a fortune see for yourself.

I love Boxee, and I love the Boxee Box, but there were a few things I didn’t like so much.
First of all, the new UI wasn’t so great but I could live with it, then the Last.fm and YouTube Apps missing which was pretty bad as they were my top most used apps plus the latest firmware update broke all the fancy features in Reemote for Boxee.

I’m sure the devs at Boxee have put a lot of work into delivering these updates, especially the UI part, so I feel kinda bad to show people how to get rid of them, but in the end I think users should get the experience they want, so here it is.

How to downgrade the Boxee Box

As it turns out, downgrading the Boxee Box is not a big deal. No custom firmware flashing or anything is required, the box itself includes a recovery mode that allows to restore the firmware to factory settings or in other words Boxee Beta.
Of course it’s possible to update again at any given time. Read More

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