I got an iPad a while ago, and I’ve found it to be an awesome tool. The only thing I’ve really wished for that it lacks is the ability to play videos directly from iTunes on my Mac over the network. You can do this between PCs, and my AppleTV can stream videos from iTunes,… Continue reading How To Stream Video From Mac To iPad For Free
Check out the current [MacUpdate Promo](http://www.mupromo.com/)! For 50 bucks, you get: – **ForkLift** – a nice-looking FTP client – **RapidWeaver** – web site publishing software – **SwiftPublisher** – for writing newsletters and creating gift cards (perfect for Xmas!) – **Marine Aquarium** – really cool fish tank screen saver – **Xslimmer** – reclaim disk space by… Continue reading MacUpdate Promo – Great Mac Software, Dirt Cheap!
Here’s an interesting development. A company called [DisplayLink](http://www.displaylink.com) has come up with a technique to send video over a USB link, rather than the conventional VGA or DVI. It doesn’t require an extra graphics card – it’s all done in the device driver. Samsung’s SyncMaster 940UX 19″ LCD is the first monitor to use the… Continue reading Samsung SyncMaster 940UX 19″ LCD Supports Video Over USB
I listen to a lot of podcasts and audio books on my iPod – while driving to work, jogging, doing repetitive jobs, etc. But I’m a bit of a packrat, and the audio has been piling up faster than I can listen to it all. Here’s a way to get through more audio: play it… Continue reading Increase Productivity – Speed Up Your iPod Playback!
Have you ever seen a video on YouTube.com and wished you could keep a copy to watch again later? Or perhaps you’ve wished you could transfer it to your phone or iPod to show others? [TubeTV](http://www.chimoosoft.com/products/tubetv/) by Chimoosoft is what you need! TubeTV is an app for Mac OS X that downloads the Flash .flv… Continue reading Downloading YouTube Videos
I have a damaged DVD that skips badly and is unwatchable when played on a normal DVD player. I ripped it on the Mac (using [Mac The Ripper](http://www.mactheripper.org/) – great program!), and the resulting VIDEO_TS folder seems to play back fine using DVD Player in OS X. However, I wanted to be able to play… Continue reading Burning A DVD From A VIDEO_TS Folder On A Mac
Some work-from-home solutions involve setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that sends all your internet traffic via your connection to the corporate network. And since big companies like to lock things down, this means you can’t access your private email server, Flickr account, instant messaging app, etc while you’re connected to work. A better… Continue reading Macs Better Than PCs In An All-Windows Environment?
Fog Creek Software has just released [Copilot version 2.0](http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/01/26.html). Copilot lets you remote-control another PC, much like VNC or RDC, with the advantage that it requires zero configuration, works through firewalls, and leaves nothing installed when you’re finished. Great for family tech support! And get this – it now supports OS X. So you can… Continue reading Copilot 2.0 – Control Other PCs or Macs Over The Web
Apple has just updated their [MacBook Pros to the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor](http://www.apple.com/au/macbookpro/). It’s probably a little earlier than many had predicted, but it’ll certainly be a well-received upgrade. The new MBPs are slightly faster (clock-speed-wise) than the previous model, have Core 2 Duo, HDD options of 100GB (7200 rpm)/160GB (5400 rpm)/200GB (4200… Continue reading Apple MacBook Pro Update
You wouldn’t think it’d be hard, but I couldn’t find any free OS X software to convert WMA files to MP3 or AAC files so I could listen to them on my iPod. After about half an hour of searching, I went back to a $10 application I found early on in the process and… Continue reading WMA to MP3 Converter For Mac OS X