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CenterStage Functionality Demo and Walkthrough

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

The guys over at CenterStage have

Matinee 2.2 Available Friday Now

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Abraham, chief technical guru behind the

Interesting mini USB sound option, Pioneer Elite receivers

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

In what might be one of the more expensive USB audio solutions for the mini, it turns out several Pioneer Elite A/V receivers accept digital audio in over USB. The models I could confirm that accept USB are the, VSX-56TXi and the VSX-59TXi. The 59TXi lists for gulp $4500.00… not exactly a bargain basement solution, […]

Delicious Library 1.5

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

The guys over at Delicious Library have Tiger are Spotlight support, five new native languages and various bug fixes. If you have a largish CD, DVD and or book collection and either an iSight or Logitech USB Webcam, I wholeheartedly recommend Delicious Library. Just don’t blame me when you start frothing at the mouth searching […]

Mac home theater down under

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

It seems the mini’s reach as a home entertainment appliance has spread to all corners of the world, doing a little surfing this morning SlimDevices, an external 160GB hard drive and a 42” Plasma. “When I started out I was looking for high-quality output rather than for economy,” he says. The Mac-based home-theatre system he […]

SpeakTunes 1.0

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

Reading Jonathans ‘Headless Music Operation‘ post a few weeks ago, got me thinking about other possible solutions for selecting iTunes playlists or individual songs, without having to turn on the display. Last night I ran across this little app from, and you’ll need iTunes version 4.7.1. If you decide to give it a shot, […]

CenterStage project

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

system architecture and feature set its easy to see these guys aren’t playing around, and intend on delivering a slick, fully functional media center platform to the Mac. CS recently unveiled their final graphics sets, and I have to say they look very polished. At this point in the game (short of a front end […]

Matinee 2.1 released, ohh pretty pictures

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Abraham of Sintax software just sent word that

Mac mini USB audio options

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

If you had to point to one specific weakness of the Mac mini as a media center, surely the lack of a digital out would be toward the top of the list. As many of you know I’ve had more than my share of frustration with the M-Audio Sonica Theater, and while I’ve smoothed it […]

Matinee 2.0 released

Monday, February 21st, 2005

I’m happy to report Matinee 2.0 has been released, and I was able try out a copy this afternoon. The biggest changes since 1.4 are the addition of up to 5 drives (networked/local or a combination there of) to serve DVD’s from and a smoother next/previous interface (no more backtracking to the start when you […]

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