Archive for ‘Mac’

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Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

If you like the look and feel of iTunes (even if you hate iTunes as a music player) and use subsonic to stream your music, you can get a iTunes like UI. Thanks to Subtunes.

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Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Love or hate iTunes, if you have an option to wirelessly sync your multimedia  library, you will take it with both hands. Enter doubleTwist AirSync! specifically made for Motorola Xoom and all other android devices. Setup is simple, download the program for PC/Mac, and add the directories containing your songs and videos. Next, install...

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Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

iPhone and iPod 4G face time feature is currently of no use. If you want to do video conferencing with people who are not using iPhone or the latest generation iPods. Strangely enough Skype had been keeping quite on this front and they haven’t updated the iOS version of Skype to support the camera...

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Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Splashtop Remote is the clearly the best and most affordable Remote Desktop App for your iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad. There are plenty of remote desktop apps based on VNC and other protocols. But what Splashtop Remote has taken remote desktop sharing to the next level and it is only priced $0.99 which...

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Make Free Phone Calls Using iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone with Google Voice

Make Free Phone Calls Using iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone with Google Voice

You can use your iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone to make free phone calls in USA and Canada or make very cheap international calls via your conventional landline or cell phone (calls are redirected and you don’t have to carry ipod / ipad around) with VoiceCentral Black Swan which acts as a “middleware”...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Review

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Review

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe by Digiarty Software is a Video conversion tool for Windows and Mac OS, which allows the conversion between various  video formats, almost all popular formats out there. The interface is simple and very user friendly, it also support multi-core video conversion to speed up things. Interface has been kept...

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Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Safari 5 comes with an excellent reader that removes the clutter on the webpage making reading articles very enjoyable. It is one of the ideas that I feel should be bundled with all the web browsers. Here is Safari Reader in action. As it senses an article on the page, a Reader icon displays...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Enable Closed Caption (CC) / Subtitle on Live TV / Video Playback

Enable Closed Caption (CC) / Subtitle on Live TV / Video Playback

Unlike Windows 7 Media Center application, which only supports closed captions on Live TV (out of the box), MythTV not only supports closed captions (CC) for the Live TV, but it also supports subtitle display for most video formats out of the box (all you need is the subtitle file in the same folder...

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Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Earlier I had discussed using your iPhone or iPod Touch as Air Mouse for Windows and Snow Leopard, it is possible for Linux as well using Hippo Remote (it supports Mac and Windows too). Look for it in the App store. The Lite version which is ad supported has the basic mouse and keyboard...

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GeeXboX Free Media Center (HTPC) Software for Old PCs and Macs

GeeXboX Free Media Center (HTPC) Software for Old PCs and Macs

I have earlier raved about the capabilities of XBMC, clearly it well suited for Media Center purposes and it’s sleek interface, configurability and support for low end systems sets it apart. However, if you have a really old system (older than 5 years), then it is possible that XBMCs graphic accelerated interface won’t be...

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Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Update: See the changes to be made to the code for Subsonic 4.1 see this post. All other steps remain the same. Subsonic is a free to use, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. It can be used to share your music with family and friends, or to listen to your own...

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Extract Audio Out of Youtube (flv) Videos for Free

Earlier I talked about “how to download youtube videos“. So lets look at one of the methods of extracting the audio file out of the flv file or of any video file. Most flv files or video files have mp3 audio embedded inside the video. In such cases trying this command should do the...

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Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Let me put the record straight by saying Apple’s so hailed magical iPad makes no sense to me. To me even the keynote yesterday felt flawed and lackluster. I will try and justify my case, hopefully better than  what S J did yesterday. If not, who cares, it is not exclusive right of Apple...

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Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Steve jobs in his introductory statement for iPad said that this is better than a Netbook, and Apple’s website claims it to be “Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”. But it seems that iPad is the worst implementation of the most advanced technology out there. It...

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All About LaTeX

LaTeX is the markup language of choice for writing technical articles. It formats documents enabling you to focus more on content than style. Small files can be easily combined to create large documents, and since the actual documents are simple text files you can also put them under version control of your choice. I...

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Use iPod Touch/iPhone as Air Mouse (Windows 7, Snow Leopard)

You can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as air mouse/keyboard using Mobile Air Mouse Pro. And it would cost you only $1.99 (as of Jan 6, 2010). You just need to install the free server program on your desktops/laptops (it supports both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard). On windows 7 after the installer...

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Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

μTorrent is the best software for downloading stuff via torrent, it is very light and fast software. Currently it is only available for Windows and the Mac version is in beta stage. Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 users have Transmission installed for them by default, if not then install it by: sudo apt-get install...

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Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

I found it the hard way that the windows compatible external drive (NTFS formatted) is read only in Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.4 and higher can only read and not write to NTFS format volume. Among other messy ways to make NTFS volumes writable, easiest is to install MacFuse. As per the description...

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