Archive for the 'Software' Category

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.

Elgato EyeTV 3.0.2 Update

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Elgato has released an update to their Mac OS X PVR software. Unlike most other updates lately there is a detailed list of new features available. From the update page on Elgato’s web site: Full Support for H.264 Broadcasts EyeTV now fully supports digital television H.264 broadcasts in standard TV and HDTV resolutions. More and [...]

AppleTV 2.0.2 is Out

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Late Monday Apple unleashed a new version of the AppleTV “Take Two” software. Coming in at 2.0.2 this (apparently) minor update contains some non-specific behind the scenes bug fixes. (In other words it’s a typical bugfix update from Apple. “We’re gonna fix a bunch of stuff but you’re not gonna know what we fixed MMMMKAY?”) [...]

Apple Updates Quicktime, iTunes and Front Row

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Our kind friends over at Apple have crafted three exciting new software updates which may be of interest to MacHTPC blog readers. The descriptions from software update are short on details but here they are for your reading pleasure anyway. Quicktime 7.4.5 QuickTime 7.4.5 includes fixes that enhance reliability, improve compatibility with third-party applications, and [...]

AppleTV 2.0.1 is Out

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Apple has published a minor update to the Take 2 software for the AppleTV. As sometimes happens with oh-dot-one releases from Apple a fix list is not available at this time. You can get the update by going to the “Settings” menu, then choosing “General” and “Update Software.” After the update your ATV will restart [...]

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 [...]

XBox Media Center coming to a Mac near you?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Yeah I was just as surprised to read that as you likely are. According to an

distantDVD 0.06b

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Quick update on my front-end du jour, distantDVD. Tom over at VisualUnderground has released distantDVD version 0.06b that includes: Support for native display resolutions of; 1360×768, 1280×1024, 1280×720, 1024×768 and 800×600. In addition to the wider range of supported native resolutions, distantdvd-006b now supports for MP4 and MKV files for highdef media and material bought [...]

MediaCentral 2.0

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I nearly titled this post ‘MediaCentral updated to 2.0 and equinux loses a potential customer’ but as of today equinux again offers version 1.2.1 of MediaCentral for download, why is this important? Long story short MediaCentral 2.0 (now $29.95) only offers a 5 minute demo of the software and overwrites your previous version. Once I [...]

Remote Buddy

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

I just ran across something that some of you Front Row users might find pretty useful. Remote Buddy is utility that allows you to take your Front Row remote beyond the usual up,down,select type commands, giving you new functionality and ways to use the FR remote in ways you might not have considered before. The [...]

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