The Apple TV is a great living room accessory, but many with media center and home theater PC experience prefer more powerful apps like Plex and XBMC for their additional features and broader video codec support. With XBMC you can play almost any video or audio format, access shared network drives for network playback, accept media streams from a LAN or the internet, install new user themes (skins), display weather and news information, and basically serve as a full fledged [Read More...]
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While home automation enthusiasts have been enjoying home automation for years, the vast majority of people don’t have it because it has always been far too expensive and complicated.
But, as we know, Moore’s Law cures all. Suddenly, it’s clear that major Silicon Valley companies are now interested in getting into the home automation space.
It’s all the more interesting because this home automation will be developed as part of the so-called [Read More...]
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Zagg, who you surely know better for its excellent iPad keyboards, also makes a speaker. Or two speakers, to be precise. This is the Zagg Origin, and it consists of a pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker which docks into a desktop mothership.
The handy homunculus is Jamboxian in proportions, and does everything a modern portable BT speaker should. It pairs with your iPhone, [Read More...]
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Pssstâ€¦ donâ€™t tell anyone, but I just saw Mophieâ€™s new Juicepak Air for the iPhone 5. After months of abusive complaints in forum and comment threads the world over, the Air is now finallyâ€¦ almostâ€¦ available for the slim new iPhone.
Short form: [Read More...]
One of the biggest challenges with new businesses is acquiring customers. It can be a nightmare when it comes to getting that first customer to buy something on your site or walk in your doors. But thanks to this offer from Cult of Mac Deals, you wonâ€™t need to worry about that anymore.
This interactive, step-by-step guide isnâ€™t simplistic courseware or general sales tips, but a comprehensive, real-world process for [Read More...]
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – There mightn’t be anything more telling of the iPhone’s world takeover than this shot of the new Aving mobile video setup.
Anyone who has visited any tech trade-show will have seen the Korean guys in Aving vests hefting huge, shoulder-mounted video rigs and shooting anything and everything (this year at CES Aving put out 1,000 videos).
Now, those rigs have been replaced [Read More...]
Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features an entertainingÂ casual downloadable Mac game to play over the weekend. This week, follow an ice goddess on a warpath! Download it now
Hallowed Legends: Ship of Bones – Collector’s Edition (adventure/hidden objects) – This third installment of Hallowed Legends (following Samhain and Templar), takes you to the entrance gates of a small country village that is teeming with soulless [Read More...]
When youâ€™re trying to get fit, a boot camp is one of the best ways to get started on that path. So weâ€™ve brought back a popular video boot camp that will set you on the right path to becoming a top-notch developer.
These 6 video courses are great in that they cover everything from web development to design to Photoshop â€“ and tons of things in between â€“ [Read More...]
The Apple iWatch and Google Glass are both coming soon, apparently.
We don’t have all the details on either product. And we can’t even be 100% sure that the Apple wristwatch is going to happen at all. But most knowledgeable tech fans are expecting both and looking forward to seeing, buying and using them.
Excitement is warranted. No, I mean serious, pure geek joy is definitely called for. But not because [Read More...]
Notes on Mac OS X is like Notes on iOS: a basic, skeuomorphic note taking app that lets you type notes, format text, and add images from either operating system, and have them sync up if you’re using iCloud. There’s nothing super tricky about the app on OS X, but the default font size might be a bit too small for you.
If you want to change the [Read More...]