Category Archives: Connected Home

Windows 8 on my iPad

Sort of. Thanks to Splashtop streamer and the iPad mobile client. I was a little frustrated as all my existing RDP clients on my iPad (Logmein, VNC RDP, etc. would only show me a black desktop). I ask the Splashtop … Continue reading

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Microsoft RAW Codec and Windows Media Center

Yesterday (see previous post) I wrote a little about the newly released Microsoft RAW Codec. One of the first things I did was try my latest batch of Nikon RAW NEF files from a balloon festival earlier this month. I … Continue reading

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Airplay for Windows Media Center

It had to happen, and I’m glad it did. Thomas Pleasance has produced a nifty add-on for Windows Media Center that allows AirPlay from an iPad to Windows Media Center. It is currently at beta 1 stage and is documented … Continue reading

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Microsoft Photosynth for iPhone (Wow)

Available in iTunes now. A free app that stitches panoramas and guides you through every step of the way. Integrates with Photosynth.net (LiveID required) where you can further edit your creations. Tap the screen to display the centering frame guide … Continue reading

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WX Channel iPad App Interacts with TV While You Watch

I’ve just had a game changing entertainment experience. I love watching shows in HD about nature, geography, especially those that feature striking photography that adds to my knowledge of the physical world around me. The Weather Channel has launched a … Continue reading

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Xfinity for iPad VOD Streaming Launches

Quality Video on Demand content (as opposed to live streaming of on air shows which may be coming down the road), including HBO, Cinemax, Stars, and a few other networks is now available for Comcast customers. It’s really a ton … Continue reading

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Is that router you want for the holidays ready for IPv6?

Some of you might be saying, “huh?” and wondering what I’m talking about.  If you are a geek, you probably know that the IPv4 universe of addresses is shrinking and latest estimates are that the IPcalypse will occur in about … Continue reading

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