So much of our media is related to the computer. Between iTunes downloads, Hulu, YouTube, DVR recordings, and Netflix Streaming, the days of the disc are ending. Sure, Blu-ray will keep them alive for a little while longer but I wouldn’t call them mainstream yet and HD Movies are available digitally through iTunes.
The Home Theatre PC is all about containing this entertainment / media in one place, digitally and on-demand; storing videos, pictures, music, playing DVDs, games and streaming content. Now that large flat-screen TVs are becoming reasonably priced, what’s better than having a gigantic 1080p LCD TV? Getting your Mac to display video on it!
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OS X is full of little features that are understated, yet extremely useful. Most of them are within less famous applications like Preview, Quicktime Player or Calculator. Sometimes you don’t find out about them until you stumble across them while working on something else. I inadvertently found another one of these features the other day […] Continue reading →
With the ever increasing pile of iPods, PSPs, Blackberries, mobile phones, mp3 players and other gadgets, managing them becomes unruly. They all seem to have their own software, their own way of doing things and laugh at the thought of interoperability. OS X support? You’re lucky if the device will even work with your Mac. […] Continue reading →
Want to broadcast videos to anyone, local or distant? You can easily do this with the magic of QuickTime Broadcaster. Broadcast lectures to far away students, live video feeds of a family barbecue to relatives across the world, or use it to broadcast in-house video to local terminals. Whatever you need to broadcast, QuickTime Broadcaster […] Continue reading →
OS X is capable of outputting 5.1 sound to your home theatre system. Depending on which model Mac you have, you may not need any outboard hardware except for a special cable. You will need a 5.1 capable system. Here’s what you need to do to get the surround sound in OS X working. Continue reading →