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Actually, if you upgraded to Lion, Apple did. When you installed the new OS, Apple decided to delete Apple software that wasn't part of the Lion distribution. It's left a lot of hacked off customers who were using iSync with some older phones to sync contacts and calendars. iSync still functions...

August 1st 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Update: As several of you have discovered, the latest version of iTunes breaks compatibility with Front Row so that Front Row will no longer see your music. Most unfortunate. Ralph Perdomo reports that he has ported OS X Front Row to Lion by moving several frameworks and the application itself...

July 21st 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Put simply, Plex version 1.1 is everything that FrontRow should be. For a start, it streams to your iDevice, presents plenty of online media ... you get the idea. The only advantage FrontRow has is price, and at US$4.99 Plex probably won't break the bank. The latest version includes many new and...

April 9th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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As Erica mentioned earlier, Elgato's EyeTV hardware/software bundles will let you record your TV programming, either over the air or via your cable/satellite box depending on the exact product and setup you have. The latest hardware from the company is the EyeTV HD, which will capture HD video of...

May 24th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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While Front Row's integration with iTunes and iPhoto provides a nice, seamless experience, there are times when your needs demand a not-so-integrated approach -- say, for example, if you have an external hard drive full of videos that you'd like to watch on Front Row, but don't necessarily want t...

October 1st 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Here's an interesting feature of Snow Leopard that you may or may not (probably not) find particularly useful. Apparently after upgrading to 10.6 several users at the Apple Discussion Forums -- mostly owners of Mac mini or MacBook models with the GMA950 graphics subsystem -- are reporting poor perfo...

September 1st 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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I think one of the coolest features in Boxee, the XBMC-based media center software for Macs and Apple TVs, has been the relatively recent addition of Hulu and Netflix streaming. Now Understudy offers similar functionality for Front Row users.The plugin adds an Understudy menu item to the Front Row i...

February 18th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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OK, so it's not really important news, but for those of you who are using Front Row on a regular basis, you might want to pull up Software Update and get Front Row Update 2.1.6. The file size is a miniscule 13.1 MB, and the update apparently "provides improved iTunes 8.0 compatibility and bug fixes...

September 15th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The updates keep coming out of Cupertino this morning. iTunes, QuickTime and now Front Row. Version 2.1.6 adds iTunes 8.0 compatibility and "...bug fixes." This update is just over 13MB. Short and sweet. Get it via Software Update now. We didn't find anything obviously new with this release, but let...

September 9th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments