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In a recent Ask TUAW we addressed a question about getting divx video files to register properly as TV Shows in Front Row. In the discussion that followed one of our readers suggested VideoDrive as an easy way of accomplishing this. Basically, VideoDrive allows you to import your videos into iTunes...

May 17th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Just when you think Apple's update spree is over, they send you a Front Row update. This update, version 2.1.3, will provide you "bug fixes and improved iTunes compatibility." This update coincides with tonight's iTunes and QuickTime updates. You can get this update by opening up Software Update (Ap...

April 2nd 2008 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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Looks like today was the ultimate Apple software update day in addition to that other thing that also happened! In their last batch of updates, Apple updated Front Row for Leopard. Here's what Apple says about the update: This Front Row update provides for bug fixes and improved iTunes compatibility...

January 15th 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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In perhaps the largest dose of hyperbole you'll taste this year, Kensington is claiming to "reinvent the computer interface" with their new SlimBlade Media Notebook set. No, we're not talking mult-touch, speech, or thought control here; just magnets. Sorry, no magical Steorn energy, they're simply...

September 17th 2007 at 8:05am 0 Comments
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The folks at Apple have been busy bees! New iMacs, new iLife, new iWork, and now a shiny new version of Front Row? That's right, fire up Software Update, kids, Front Row 1.3.1 is awaiting you. What does it do? Why, it has 'improved iPhoto compatibility.'I like compatibility.Thanks, Andrew K.

August 7th 2007 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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One of the 300 new Leopard features that Steve didn't mention is an updated version of Front Row. Specifically, the UI has been rebuilt to look just like that of the Apple TV, so there no more need to install your own skin. From the limited copy on the webpage, we can assume that the functionality i...

June 11th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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As if the Apple TV hasn't been hacked up enough in its infancy, Alan Quatermain is keeping the fun rolling with the unleashing of his BackRow software development kit. The completed SDK includes headers for the BackRow framework, iPhotoAccess framework, and QuartzComposer frameworks, which are repo...

May 30th 2007 at 6:17am 0 Comments
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As if the Apple TV hasn't been hacked up enough in its infancy, Alan Quatermain is keeping the fun rolling with the unleashing of his BackRow software development kit. The completed SDK includes headers for the BackRow framework, iPhotoAccess framework, and QuartzComposer frameworks, which are repo...

May 30th 2007 at 6:17am 0 Comments
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You say your Intel Mac has Apple TV envy? It's understandable, as the Apple TV is suddenly everyone's favorite gadget. Boost its ego a bit with this trick for "skinning" Front Row to make it look more like Apple TV's UI. It's quite simple, really, as it's just a matter of replacing Front Row's image...

March 27th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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All currently shipping Macs (with the exception of the Xserve) come with an Apple Remote free of charge! What a deal. As you know the tiny white Apple Remote lets you control Front Row, and when coupled with some third party apps lets you do even more.Sik looked at the Apple Remote and thought, 'Sur...

March 16th 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments