29
November
2009

Handbrake 0.9.4 for DVD to MPEG-4 conversion

Handbrake version 0.9.4 adds 64-bit support | iLounge News Popular open-source DVD to MPEG-4 converter Handbrake has been updated to version 0.9.4. The new version offers a host of improvements, including speed, size, and quality improvements taken from the x264 project, support for 64-bit and parallel builds for added speed improvements on 64-bit capable machines, […]

29
November
2009

New iPhone coming next summer???

9 to 5 Mac | Apple Intelligence Today we learned that new iPhones were found using apps with tracking software in the San Francisco area. The news is not surprising since the same thing has happened around this time of year for the past few years. This is the traditional time that Apple starts testing […]

29
November
2009

New iMacs DOA or Cracked Screens

So it wasn’t just me. The iMac Core i5 cames with a cracked screen in the lower left, just like these reports! 27″ Core i7 iMacs Arriving DOA or With Cracked Screens? – Mac Rumors Engadget reports on a growing number of complaints from purchasers of Apple’s high-end 27″ Intel Core i7-based iMac who have […]

26
November
2009

OWC Expresscard driver crash

Well not all is right as rain, my old Rosewill RC-605 uses Silicon Image drivers and won’t run on Snow Leopard, so I got a $20 OWC ExpressCard eSATA and it sort of works, but the driver crashes and the drive disappears on the latest Snow Leopard. How sad. Note that it saysDoes eSATAII Rosewill […]

26
November
2009

Home Theater parts

Josh recommended some pieces to me: Samsung UN55B8500. A 55″ flat screen expensive, but the black levels rival plasma Universal Remote Nevo Q50. Expensive at $600, but its easier to use. Man I really just want an iPod Touch to work.

25
November
2009

Apptix shared Exchange configuration

Well all the magic URLs changed when Apptix switched us to Exchange 2007. Here they are: cp.collaborationhost.net. This is the control panel where you can change user name and it also has your detailed configuraiton information mobile.collaborationhost.net. This is the ActiveSync address that you use to sync your iPhone smtp.collaborationhost.net. Where you send mail pop.collaborationhost.net. […]

24
November
2009

Home Theater Buying continued

OK, some more recommendations. Mythos SSA-50 is a single bar that projects surround sound. Nice because it is wall mounted and good if you don’t want wires going to the back speakers. TiVo HD. I have an HD XL which is $400. Just never use 1TB worth of disk space. The $250 HD seems fine […]

23
November
2009

Kemosabe

Urban Dictionary: Kimosabe Tonto greets the Lone Ranger with the expression “kemosabe”, which has also been written “Kemo Sabe” or “Kemo Sabhay”. The origin of this expression is somewhat unclear, but James Jewell, an early director of the radio series, said the name comes from a boy’s camp located on Mullett Lake, Michigan that his […]

23
November
2009

Apple Black Friday sale $100 off computers and iMac is fast

We picked up a new iMac core i5. Man is that 27″ screen wonderful and it is fast. Now for another $200, you get about 5% more performance with the core i7 🙂 Only thing missing is a Bluray drive…It basically shows the new iMac Core i5 is twice as fast as a mid-2009 MacBook […]

21
November
2009

Mac Mini will not screen share reliably

I’m trying to use a Mac Mini as a server for the Drobo. It is going to run headless. The main issue is that I am trying to use Screen Sharing to access it, but somehow the screen sharing hangs and the application is there, but there is no window. One thing is that the […]

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