Archive for the 'software' Category

Free app turns PCs and Macs into Pogoplugs

July 7, 2011

Cloud Engines, maker of the nifty Pogoplug device, has just introduced a software-only version of its cloud-based filesharing and multimedia streaming service. The free app builds Pogoplug functionality into Windows PCs and Macs, letting users share their desktop systems’ multimedia libraries and other files over the Internet, and with a modestly-priced upgrade adds A/V-streaming and transcoding capabilities.

Navi-X tip wins first BoxeeBoxTips contest

July 1, 2011 readers have selected their favorite Boxee Box tips in the site’s first “Win a Boxee Box Contest.” Bill Daly, project coordinator of Team Navi-X, received the most votes of any contest entrant and wins the Boxee Box prize.

Introducing the Navi-X App for Boxee

June 28, 2011

In this guest post, iRoNBiLL, project coordinator of Team Navi-X, introduces the Boxee Navi-X app and explains how to install and use it on Boxee running on a PC, Mac, or dedicated Boxee Box. Navi-X is described as a “media browser” and “content aggregator” that extends the content available on Boxee by letting users quickly and easily link to and playback multimedia content from a multitude of additional sources.

Boxee v1 for PC, Mac, Linux due this Fall

June 13, 2011

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen has tipped plans for an upcoming update to the Boxee software for PC, Mac, and Linux desktops. Ronen says the update will bring the free Boxee A/V player more into sync with what’s available on D-Link’s Boxee Box device. Although, the downloadable Boxee software for desktops will continue to lag behind new releases of Boxee for devices, he notes.

Aupeo review: great music, disappointing app

June 1, 2011

Aupeo, a Pandora-like music streaming service, has just rolled out its first smartphone app for iOS and Android devices. Although its wide range of music, genres, subgenres, and preference-tuning features are impressive, Aupeo’s eye-candy-rich smartphone app is frustrating to use.

Enabling Ubuntu’s ctrl-alt-bs X server reset

December 18, 2010

Somewhere along the line, the Ubuntu development team disabled a standardized keyboard shortcut that many long-time Linux users had grown accustomed to. Namely: using the ctrl-alt-backspace key combo for quickly and conveniently restarting the system’s X window system when needed.

Top 8 embedded software trends for 2011

December 17, 2010

Industry analysts often end the year with predictions of future trends. This year, market analyst firm VDC has listed eight key trends that are projected to shape the evolution of the mobile and embedded software and tools market during the coming year.

Top 8 mobile app predictions for 2011

December 17, 2010

Industry analysts often end the year with predictions of future trends. This guest post from IdentityMine, a specialist in the “user experience” (UX) aspect of software development, predicts eight mobile application trends for 2011.

Review: Installing & Tweaking Linux Mint 10

November 18, 2010

Last week, the Linux Mint project released version 10 of its popular Linux distribution. Though based primarily on Ubuntu 10.10 packages and kernels, the new release advances Linux Mint’s position as an Ubuntu-variant well worth considering when choosing a full-featured desktop Linux OS.

Boxee fans miffed by D-Link Boxee Box launch

November 15, 2010

After nearly a year of eager anticipation, devotees of Boxee’s free A/V-streaming software platform finally got to see a demonstration of D-Link’s Boxee Box running Boxee’s long-awaited v1 software in New York City last week. Unfortunately, praise for either seems about as hard to locate as a needle in a haystack.