Macgo's Mac Blu-ray Player bring Blu-ray playback to the Mac. When it works. Which doesn't appear to be very often.
In January 2009, Apple announced that all songs on the iTunes Store would soon be sold without the DRM restrictions that had been part of the company's music downloads since the store's inception in 2003. So Jonathan Seff was somewhat surprised to find two DRM-clad iTunes tracks on Spin's free "20 Years of Lollapalooza" compilation.
If you're in a crowded or noisy environment and need to hear what's coming out of your Mac, Boom might be quite helpful. Boom is a software utility that boosts the audio volume from your Mac.
Video conversion can be tricky for those who don't know (or care) about bit rates, frame sizes, and so on. Reggie Ashworth's VidConvert 1.0.4 makes the process easy with some simple settings, but also offers fine-tuned control for those who want to tweak to their hearts' content.
When Apple introduced its iCloud wireless data sync service, many MobileMe subscribers were left scratching their heads, wondering what it would all mean for them. Here are answers to some of the questions you might have.
On Monday at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, CEO Steve Jobs introduced Apple's new wireless data sync service, dubbed iCloud.
On Wednesday, Pioneer Electronics announced what it hopes will be the next stage of in-car connectivity--the AppRadio, an in-dash system that can display iOS apps on its screen.
Sure, cutting the cable cord sounds tempting--no more monthly bills, no more paying for all those channels you never watch. But could you really get by without it?
On Tuesday, Slacker launched Slacker Premium Radio, a $10-a-month on-demand tier of the company's music-streaming service.
On Monday, Elgato introduced the HDHomeRun bundle, SiliconDust's networked, dual-tuner device that lets you watch and record over-the-air (ATSC) or unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM) signals on of two Macs at the same time using Elgato's EyeTV 3 software.
We've just reviewed three new 3D HDTVs ranging in size from 47 inches to 65 inches. Check them out.
Despite some rough edges, Toast 11 is a very nice upgrade from Toast 10.
$50 might seem steep for a way to stick your iPhone on your car's windshield, but Navigon's Design Car Mount Kit is well-made, attractive, and includes a charger and a dock-connector cable.
On Tuesday, Apple released the latest update to iPhoto 9--aka iPhoto '11. iPhoto 9.1.2 adds new card themes to the app, as well as provides the obligatory improvements in "overall stability" and addresses a number of other minor issues.
On Thursday, Apple released a minor update to its iBooks e-book and PDF reading app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iBooks 1.2.2 includes "a number of important stability and performance improvements" for playing video, incorrect fonts, and responsiveness.