Archive for May, 2006

Mac mini DVR from Miglia Technology

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

I have to admit, ever since I got a HD-DVR from Comcast I haven’t really felt the need to pursue DVR functionality from my mini, but for those of you interested in just such a device Miglia has announce the TVMax. One feature that’s nice to see in any TV/DVR add-on for the mini is [...]

RF remote for FrontRow

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

If like me you found that your Keyspan Express remote suffered from poor line of sight communication to the receiver, Keyspan now offers an RF based remote that just might solve your usability problems. The

distantDVD now with movie trailers!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

distantDVD version 0.05b with movie trailer support is now available for distantDVD and I want to publicly congratulate him on all his hard work. I’ve included a few screen shots from version 0.05b: Main Interface Movies Trailers B.Greenway

Some rumors never die

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Especially rumors about Apple’s un-announced secret projects. MacRumors article Written by Walt Mossburg where he indicates… Quote: Apple is working on other projects built on the same end-to-end model as the iPod: a media-playing cellphone and a home-media hub. As with all Apple rumors time will tell but I have to believe that this one [...]

distantDVD, I’ve found my DVD launcher

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Well after my ‘The sad state of Mac HTPC front-ends’ post, I’m happy to report I’ve found my full-screen Video_TS launcher. As you know I’ve mentioned distantDVD here several times before, but the early versions only supported 1360×768 which made testing the app out on my projector somewhat difficult. Not to worry however as Tom [...]

The sad state of Mac HTPC front-ends

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Yesterday I ran a little experiment. I wanted to see what functionality the popular Mac HTPC front-ends offered through the eyes of a first time user. Obviously this took a bit of imagination as I’ve used them all in some degree or another. What I found was a bit disappointing. Basically starting from scratch I [...]

maccontrol

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

maccontrol offers quite a bit more than the average remote-control but then again there’s nothing average about the letter of intent was dated March 10th, it would be a shame for such an innovative product to fall by the wayside. B.Grenway

How to open a Mac mini

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

The title pretty much says it all. With more and more mini’s making their way into our lives, sooner or later you might just need to know how to properly open yours. Further instruction on how to open a Mac mini can be

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