Apple have now officially made Apple TV 4.1 live.
For those of you with an Apple TV unit - the update is all systems go, and is now able to play video to your Apple TV from your iTunes equipped PC or iOS based device. The new software also includes VoiceOver support for spoken menus and meta data.
Viewsonic are hitting the internet waves today with the announcement of their Pro 8 series projector, which is meant to be ideal for enthusiasts and installers.
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the addition of the Pro8200 projector to its Pro 8 Series projector product line, equipped with Full HD 1080p resolution for high-definition viewing from the comfort of home.
If you live in an area of the US, where you get cable from Cox Communications the company has announced a new service that will get your attention quickly. The new service wraps a new Trio program guide into a package with a DVR system that works for your entire home. That means you can record a program on any DVR in your home and then play it back on any TV in the house.
The part I like the best is that the new service has a bookmarking option. That means you can start watching a program in the living room and then bookmark it to pick up right where you left off in the bedroom. The DVRs used in the system have 500GB of storage.
Generally, computers and beverages don't mix well. If you spill a beer or a soft drink on your computer, you may be kissing your rig goodbye. I am sure that many people (myself included) are perfectly willing to risk killing their computer in an effort to partake in their favorite frosty beverage while they play some computer games.
One geek has taken his love of beer and computers and used the two things to create an epic casemod that all you beer fans will love. The dude took an old Anheuser-Busch keg and cut it open with various windows and ports to be able to cram his computer hardware inside and keep the stuff running cool. The finished case was powder coated in black and then trimmed in chrome.
Dell has been talking up its interesting convertible notebook called the Inspiron Duo for a while now. The machine isn't like your typical convertible netbook where the entire LCD rotates around for tablet mode on a hinge. The screen of the Duo is attached to a pivot in the middle for the frame allowing it to flip around as needed.
The Inspiron Duo is on the Microsoft Store online for pre-order right now. The machine will cost you $549 for the netbook only and you can add Signature Premium to it for an additional $99. Signature Premium service is an entire year of VIP tech support and LoJack for laptops.
If you are a fan of netbooks that run alternate OS' a new offering is set to hit the UK today on Amazon. The new netbook is called the Jolibook and the thing can be pre-ordered and has a very vague and long estimated ship time. Don't expect to get your hands on this thing in time for Christmas.
According to Amazon UK, the machine will ship 1 to 3 months from today if you pre-order. That is a serious range and enough to make me go looking for another netbook to order. The only thing different about the Jolibook and any other netbook on the market is the OS. Other than the Jolicloud 1.1 OS, the machine is your basic netbook under the skin.
Samsung is one of the first major players to toss a tablet onto the market to compete with the iPad. The tablet Samsung unveiled was the Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch screen device has been on the US market since mid-October and has only recently started to ship in other countries. The Tab hit Korea on November 14.
Samsung had stated before that it plans to move about a million of the tablets this year. So far, Samsung has managed to sell 600,000 Galaxy Tabs around the world. 30,000 units have sold in Korea since it launched there this month. Those numbers should make it easy for Samsung to hit is million unit sales goal.
Futuremark has been known to hold contests on occasion. The last one I recall was where you could win a new display for posting the highest score on the 3DMark app. A new contest for 3DMark 11 is being held ahead of the launch of the software this week. The new contest is open until the launch of the software.
All you have to do to participate in the contest is hit the source link at the bottom of this post and make your guesses. The person who comes closest to the correct 3DMark 11 score for each of the three test systems at the specified settings will win the mainboard and video card from the system.
Telstra have today increased the value for their "browsing packs" for both pre-paid and cap plans.
Obviously, if you're reading a site like TweakTown, you would have some what of an idea what this is - so I won't go into the technicalities of it, but they have increased value for their browsing data by up to 500% - which is an absolute amazing thing as it's something you don't need to pay for - if you're on a plan - all you need to do is contact Telstra on 13 22 00 or online through telstra.com.au to get the increased allowance!
Our Download of the Day today is WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5.
WinPatrol alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multipurpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality.
WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshots of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.
You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 19.3.2010.5
- Fixed issue on 64 machines that opened the main WinPatrol interface (and UAC) on reboot