With the playlist generator installed, click its icon and get to work. Everything is self-explanatory (the instructions below the playlist fields and the FAQ can help), and with a quick refresh of the browser your playlist appears. Keep the browser tab open for best results. The playlists auto-update and sync across browsers. … [Read more...] about How to Use One of iTunes’ Best Features in Google Play Music
It also wouldn't be the end of the world if this just happened once, when you first connect. But depending on the device, even touching a volume button or receiving a notification can trigger the feature again. With some cans I was testing recently, iTunes would open every single time I touched the headphones. I spent hours trying to figure out how to make it stop, and I came up short, because it's actually impossible to turn this feature off. … [Read more...] about The Worst Mac Feature You Can’t Turn Off
bearing the official-seeming VLC Remote tag, but it cuts off certain features unless you're paying $2.99 for the full version. Peter Baldwin's VLC Remote app works just fine, and does just what you want it to—controls your playback on any machine that has VLC (or a compatible control scheme) running. … [Read more...] about The Best Remote Apps for Your Android
Boxee Box - Whether you build your own cheap but powerful Boxee box or buy the pre-built Boxee Box once it's available, Boxee integrates a lot of the online TV sources listed above into one TV- and remote-friendly interface. TiVo – The granddaddy of DVRs, a TiVo device is great for streaming programs from Netflix, Blockbuster, and Amazon Video On Demand. It connects to your home's TV antenna so you can watch free network programming, and the HD TiVo units will even pick up your local high-definition channels. The drawback is that on top of the price of the device ($200 and up), you'll need a monthly $12 subscription to access TiVo's best features. Roku – This nifty little device streams a batch of different free internet channels like Blip.tv, Twit.tv, and even your Flickr photostream. You can also use it to access your Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand Accounts, making it a great alternative to a TiVo or other DVR. A new Roku will set you back anywhere from $80 - $120, … [Read more...] about How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online?
When you really want to control remotely, nothing gives you more control than VNC. There are a ton of VNC apps for the iPhone, however, and most of them are terribly expensive. Remoter, however, is currently on sale for $1 and is a pretty feature rich VNC app. While the vast number of buttons were a little intimating at first, their functionality is pretty clear and they're small enough to stay out of your way. Setting things up is as simple as entering your VNC information and pressing connect. Remoter gives you just about every option you'd need in a VNC client and, in testing, seemed perfectly stable (which is something I can't say about the other cheap VNC apps I've tried). Nonetheless, if the $1 sale price is a bit too steep for your tastes, you can always enjoy the average but free Mocha VNC Lite. … [Read more...] about The Best Remote Apps for Your iPhone
Apple today also announced that it is offering a new Apple TV build-to-order option with a 160GB hard drive. The new larger hard drive offers four times the storage for up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each.* Apple TV is easy to connect to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort® 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, Apple TV can auto-sync content from one computer or stream content from up to five additional computers right to a TV without any wires.** … [Read more...] about YouTube on Apple TV – It’s Official