Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

Another Week Another Mac Clone

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Something tells me they won’t and Quo will be another in a long line of litigants with a looming court date with Apple. But… on the other hand, this constant barrage of would be OS X original equipment manufacturers might eventually wear Apple down, or more specifically wear down Apple’s board of directors.

More Mac Clones Surface

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

According to Jim Dalrymple over at C|Net news another Mac clone manufacturer has surfaced but the majority of us will never see one of the “Russian Mac’s” as their, you guessed it marketed and sold in Russia.

FrankenMac as a HTPC?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Thanks to Psystar and their “Open Computer” Mac clones (aka FrankenMacs) have been all over the Internets lately. As a Mini owner and a FrankenMac dabbler I thought I should weigh in on the issue as it relates to the Home Theater environment. The short version of the story? Move along, nothing to see here. [...]

MacWorld Review: HDMI Switches

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

MacWorld has a brief review of a couple of HDMI switches – one from Iogear and one from XtremeMac. Functionally they sound about the same, here’s a quote from the article: Both products work similarly, and perform a simple function. The Iogear 4 Port Switch includes a single button on the front for cycling through [...]

New “Mini” Mini on the Horizon?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

According to the folks over at MacRumours forums seem to think so. I’ve been inside my Mini(s) a few too many times to recount and I’m not sure they could shrink the thing that much without taking something out that differentiates the Mini from the AppleTV (like oh, I dunno – the optical drive maybe???) [...]

Control Your Mac With a iPhone or iPod Touch

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybQIcsPtahA 400 334] I ran across this over at Gizmodo but on the off chance anyone missed it the first go-round, I thought it was interesting enough to share again. In a nutshell Touchpad.app allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a touchpad to control a networked windows/linux or mac computer. I’d [...]

Apple TV Arriving Soon

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The newest addition to the Apple family is finally being shipped today to those that thought ahead and pre-ordered. The media hub Apple TV, which was unveiled in January, was originally scheduled to be released at the end of February but had a few delays pushing the availability back till mid-March. For those of us [...]

AppleTV and the iPhone

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

So I’ve been watching the AppleTV the iPhone; its obvious Apple is moving way beyond personal computers as evident by dropping the “Computers” from the companies formal name. As utterly cool as the iPhone is I’m actually more impressed at the breadth of products announced today, the iPhone extends Apple’s reach from the desktop to [...]

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

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