Play Virtually Any Video

Play all your video formats: QT, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more. This app has a great interface, let’s you subscribe to any video RSS feed, podcast or video blog. It is HD video capable. It let’s you search for YouTube and BitTorrent files and play them, all in the same application. This puppy could rival iTunes for a web video application. Oh, did I mention that it’s opensource?! Check it here: Democracy

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802.11n Wireless Enabler is Out

The Good News: If you’ve got one of the Macs with the Intel Core Duo or any Mac Pro computers, then your Airport card has the ability to use the advanced 802.11n wireless capability. The Bad News: For some reason, Apple has decided to charge for the software to unlock this capability. Although the charge is minimal ($1.99), it is still annoying. Note: You must have an 802.11n capable router to enjoy this capability. Check it out: Apple’s 802.11n Enabler

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New Parallels build Adds Coherence

I saw this feature demoed at MacWorld and loved it. Coherence (new to build 3120) allows you to run Windows apps in their own window, right on top of the OS X interface. This build also sports a new interface. Very nice. Check it out: Parallels

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How Can You Not Be Impressed?

iPhone and iTV announced. Take a look at the details. I’m guessing that both of these devices will begin to change how we think and feel about phones and TV in the future. Apple Inc. has done it again. If you haven’t already invested in this stock, I suggest you jump in now while prices are cheap! In the meantime, check this: iPhone

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Mounting USB Drive in Single-User Mode

I recently encountered a Mac that would not boot properly. However, it did boot into single-user mode and allowed access to the file system via the command line interface. Since I had recently purchased an external, portable USB drive, I wanted to offload my important files to the USB drive before reformatting and reinstalling a fresh system. Here are the steps I took: Connect USB drive to Mac and boot into single-user mode (cmd-s) At prompt type: /sbin/mount -uw / then hit return At prompt type: /sbin/fsck -fy then hit return At prompt type: ls /Volumes then hit return. This […]

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