Macrovision Changes Its Name to Rovi, Unveils New ‘Liquid’ Media Guide Platform for HDTVs

Big news today from Macrovision. The company has decided to rebrand itself as Rovi and is unveiling a new media guide platform currently dubbed "Liquid" that will make its way into Internet capable set-top boxes and HDTVs from Sony, Panasonic, Vizio, and others in the next couple years. According to the company's press release, Liquid [...]

SmartStor NS4600 DNLA-Compliant NAS with Time Machine Support

It appears that this little gem slipped under the radar this past May. Thankfully, Gizmodo posted a glowing review of the device this week and has brought it to everyone's attention. Essentially, the SmartStor NS4600 by Promise Technology is a 4-bay RAID NAS that's been DNLA certified to stream media to compatible UPnP devices, offers [...]

Turn Your Mac into an “Extreme” UPnP Media Server with Playback by Yazsoft

Sure we've seen Mac OS X applications that add UPnP media server functionality to your computer so you can stream content to game consoles (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) and other DLNA / UPnP-compatible devices. But, now, Yazsoft is introducing a new server called Playback that does the aforementioned duties, and also integrates with iTunes (share [...]

Hulu Labs Launches Hulu Desktop for Mac and PC

Exciting news today for Hulu lovers. Hulu is announcing the immediate availability of Hulu Desktop for Mac and PC. The current offering is one of many new products being released from the site's new skunkworks, Hulu Labs. Above is a video overview of Hulu Desktop which will provide users a rich, browser-less media experience that [...]

LaCie Upgrades Its 5big NAS with 10TB of Storage, Adds Mac Time Machine Support

We've covered the LaCie 5big Network in the past. It's essentially a 5 hot-swap bay, RAID configurable NAS product that's designed for home or SOHO use. Well, now the 5big has been given a capacity option of 10TB of storage (MSRP $2,099.99) and the ability to sync with LAN connected Macs via Time Machine at [...]

Gain Access to Windows Home Server Console on Mac OS X via Remote Desktop

One of the great features recently introduced to Windows Home Server (at least on HP's EX485 / EX487 / LX195 MediaSmart Servers) is the ability to use it in conjunction with Time Machine on the Mac. While this feature has been very much welcomed, many Mac users are still hoping to one day get native [...]

Plex for Mac OS X Gets Netflix Support

I just got wind of the news. It looks like on April 8th a Netflix plugin for Plex was rolled out that allows people to navigate and play content from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service. The Netflix plugin for Plex requires the latest version of Silverlight to be installed on your Mac for it to work. [...]

Indigo 4.0 Home Automation Software for Mac OS X Released (Now with iPhone Support)

[youtube=] Perceptive Automation is announcing today that its Mac OS X home automation software has received a major upgrade and will now function in tandem with the iPhone / iPod touch to control INSTEON and X10 adapters over Wi-Fi or mobile broadband. Indigo 4.0 is now available in two versions: Indigo Lite ($89.95) and Indigo Pro [...]