Geek Factor Podcast #4: Inside the Mac mini

Apple unveiled a update to its Mac mini Tuesday that doubled the installed memory of the slim desktop and introduced AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth as built-in features on some models. But if you think that’s all there is to the mini, you need to take a closer look.

That’s what we do in the latest installment of the Geek Factor Podcast, as Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell and I crack open a Mac mini and take you on a tour inside. The 25-minute installment also looks at incorporating a Mac mini into your home theater system.

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Show Notes

• “Inside the Mac Mini,” April 2005

• Mac mini topic page

Jason’s Software/Hardware Suggestions

• Mac the Ripper, from DVD-ripping shareware program.

• Handbrake, from Eric Petit: DVD-to-MPEG-4 ripper.

• Popcorn, from Roxio: commercial DVD-ripping software.

• Keyspan Remote, from Keyspan: a remote control for use when integrating your Mac mini into your home entertainment center.

Also of Interest

• Turner Tricks, March 10, 2005: Matt Turner, of Atlanta put a Mac mini in his car. He describes how in his blog.

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