XBMC And The iPad

Have an iPad and frustrated by its inability to play certain files? Well so was our friend Damian who loves all sorts of video filetypes, so he jailbroke his wife’s iPad (now that’s love, huh) and threw XBMC on it. From the initial results, looks to be pretty sweet, although the interface clearly wasn’t designed for touch…yet. This is the […]

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Vail is Windows Home Server 2011 – RC Available Now

Oh Microsoft, your naming schemes always do surprise us all, as the next version of Windows Home Server is called…wait for it….Windows Home Server 2011!! Marketing team, you earned your money there! Ok, all joking aside, the final release (sans Drive Extender) appears very near–will you be buying/upgrading? I’m holding off for a bit. A new Move Folder Wizard which […]

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How to Organize Your Music, Movies and ROMS With XBMC

XBMC is a fantastic HTPC application that is 100% free, and has some very impressive skins and features. No LiveTV functionality, but other than that it’s pretty powerful. Not the easiest to setup however, so here’s a guide from MaximumPC that tries to help. XBMC (originally designed as the Xbox Media Center for hacked Xboxes, but now mostly for HTPCs) […]

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Windows 7 SP1 RTM build leaks ahead of official release

I know Michael will be super excited about this. I’m very curious to learn more about RemoteFX given the popularity of the usage of the Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows7 and previous versions. I wonder just how capable this could be (maybe it could replace the need for extenders?)? WinRumors expects Microsoft to issue Service Pack 1 on January […]

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ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 Remote Apps

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One thing we didn’t talk about much when ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theatre 5 (TMT5) was introduced was the inclusion of smartphone control apps. At CES, I was able to take a look at the apps which run on both Android and iOS. The apps work via wi-fi, but unfortunately, there was too much interference to see them actually work (this was […]

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 Sneak Peek


Update: Please see our PowerDVD 11 review I sat down with Cyberlink yesterday where they demonstrated the forthcoming PowerDVD 11. The big items they have been working on are a new algorithm for 2D to 3D conversion, YouTube support and a mobile remote app control for Android and iOS devices. I must admit that the 2D to 3D conversion of […]

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XBMC Dharma RC2 Release Candidate Available


If you’re a fan of free HTPC software, then pay attention as a new release candidate version of XBMC (Xbox Media Center) is out. If you’ve never heard of it, XBMC is basically a community developed frontend software for your home theater computer–think Media Center and SageTV without TV tuner support. Has some super slick skins for those interested. Shoutcast […]

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SageTV v7 & MythTV 0.24 Released

Great news for HTPC software today as SageTV version 7.0 finally drops its beta tag and is released. And MythTV releases it’s 0.24 version as well. If you’re on the SageTV wagon, make sure you read our very own Andrew’s Guide to Installing SageTV V7. Super detailed and should save you some headaches during install. SageTV 7 brings a new […]

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