Archive for the 'Mac Mini' Category

The Mini ‘Digital Hub’

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Some rumors just never die, especially when it comes to Apple. But then again the

ATI H.264 Acceleration

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

While reading a bit of tech news, I ran across a few stories H.264 being the primary digital video codec in QuickTime 7 used for MPEG-4 playback. Given the Mac mini’s shortcomings with full screen 1080i frame rendering, and 720p with some hardware, I wonder if Apple’s relationship with ATI could be used to produce […]

CenterStage Functionality Demo and Walkthrough

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

The guys over at CenterStage have

MicroNet miniMate

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

It’s kind of funny actually, mock-up’s more or less like

Mac mini Developer Note

Monday, April 18th, 2005

The Apple ADC has a great overview on the Mac mini for developers (and enthusiasts!)… This developer note gives a technical description of the Mac mini. The note provides information about the computer’s internal design, input-output features, and expansion capabilities. This developer note is intended to help hardware and software developers design products that are […]

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 […]

Apple Mac mini, rev. B wish list

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Long before the iMac was standard 512MB memory on board. And since I’m aiming high here, I saved the best two for last, while this next upgrade would likely push a revision up to almost 2006 or later, it would be well worth it. I’d like to see a Blu-ray drive in the next mini; […]

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 […]

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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