Posts from the ‘audio’ Category

best car / auto / motogp / sports video podcasts

recenlty i’ve re-discovered podcasting, especially usefull if u travel underground w/out sygnal, etc – daily auto news – nicely filmed auto clips – user submited car videos – kudos to speed tv – coverage of some racing action

best music podcast: – niiiiiice

apple TV take 2 hacks

i’ve recently bought apple TV & immediately started hacking it :). out of the box apple TV let’s you view & listen to all your iTunes content: movies, music and pictures on your iPhoto (with “take 2″ you can also rent movies from iTunes & stream iTunes music to your apple TV via AirTunes). and you can do it all on your beloved HDTV set & your high end HiFi _wirelessly_
once hacked, apple TV is a very cheap solution ($200!) to wirelessly stream all of your movies (divx, mpeg, avi) from your computer to your entertainment system – via apple TV & you can listen to internet radio (via streamer).


hacking of apple TV does not require opening the box any longer. all you need is an USB stick & … unfortunately Mac OS 10.4 running on an intel mac. all you do is: plug the patchstick in the back of appleTV, reboot & vu a la!

if you’re a techie / hacker, simply follow instructions:
Beginner’s Guide – how to hack ATV 1
- NitoTV | ATVFiles | Sapphire | Perian - plug-ins
[few notes: can't create a patchstick in Windows nor Leopard, NitoTV doesn't appear on ATV Loader no longer (?)]

on the apple TV 2 news front:
– folks at awkwardTV forums are trying to hack via safe update to apple TV 2
– [update] jMahn gives us step-by step instructions to modify your patchstick so it works on ATV 2! (he says, once hacked – AirTunes & movie rentals worksat your own risk)
– ps: you CAN upgrade to 2.0 & then restore back to 1.0 in order to play with the new features :) (in my opinion podcasts are the best addition to appleTV & you can get a lot of HDTV podcast content for FREE)
AppleTV 2, AirTunes And Airfoil 3 – soon, you’ll be able to stream any of your audio (non iTunes radio, skype, etc) to Apple TV wirelessly … work in progress & it’s ONLY $25!

mac essentials – best apps / hacks / utilities

so i finally jumped on the mac os wagon & got myslef macbook w/ leopard on it …. & yes, i love it!
here’s a list of hacks / best apps, utils i’ve discovered so far:

* best mac apps- courtesy of matthias (thx!)
perian - play Divx, Xvid, AVI and other movies in quicktime (or via Front Row)
there’s always VLC – bets video player for mac & windows
sofacontrol Sofa Control Download- control most of ur mac apps via the remote! - chat – all IM mac clients in ONE
music rescue – ipod recovery
handbreak / mac the ripperdvd ripper for mac
download manager: igetter with flashgot in firefox – avail for windows too

- Xslimmer Logo- slims down mac os
Quicksilver - i’m not quite sold on this one yet, but then again haven’t used it yet :)
Cocktail cocktail/ CandyBar candybar- simple mac os tweaks / customize your icons
geniushelps you remember things
more links: 10mac apps, Top 100 Mac App, 35 Absolutely Essential Mac Apps, The Ultimate Mac Apps List

* hints / shortcuts
enable right click on the mac mouse! (works on track pad too!) – it _helps_ soooo much if you coming from the PC world
Cool things you can do on a Mac

* beginer’s video guides to mac:
leopard features videoan impressive newest mac os overview, especially the iChat stuff
An Orientation to Mac OS Xsurprisingly couldn’t’ find intro video tutorial to mac os on the apple website, so found this instead … it’s tiger, but still very informative for those who never used mac os before.

ps: one thing i can’t seem to figure out is how to maximize a window via keyboard shortcuts after you minimize it to the dock …. anyone?


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