Windows Home Server 2011 Update

Microsoft has released the Windows Home Server 2011 Rollup 2 Update.  It is a maintenance update to fix a variety of issues the server program has, such as bugs that have been reported to Microsoft by users. The fixes include the ability to disable the Media Streaming Metadata Synchronizer, so that scheduled tasks that can interfere [...]

Boxee Releases Last Version that Supports the PC

boxee_1-5Have Boxee Shot Themselves in the Foot by Turning their Back on the Home Computer? Boxee sees the way forward as internet TV, and the PC, which started everything, is not a part of that way forward.  Boxee's most recent release, v.1.5, is going to be the final one that supports the local PC. Growing Past the [...]

iOS Apps on an Apple TV

A gentleman by the name of Troughton Smith has hacked his Apple TV to run fullscreen iPad apps - not streamed across AirPlay, but straight off the box. It may not be entirely practical, entirely pretty, or indeed released to the public, but it's an intriguing look at what's possible when you bend Apple's rules. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3A5vfML100] via Wired

Head in the Clouds? AeroFS Looking to Challenge File Sync Market

AeroFS LogoAre you getting the file sync capability you want? Worried from time to time about the costs for how much data you can sync? New kid on the block Air Computing Inc is looking to make a radical change to cloud-based file syncing through its AeroFS where you don't have to use a central server that [...]

WHS 2011 gets Add-In ISO Mounter from electrongoo

A new software add-in for Microsoft Home and Business server has been launched by Nevada-based software techno electrongoo. The add-in lets you mount ISO files that are stored on your server, so you can view them directly through the server's folder share. The images can be viewed on all your laptops and PCs. The ISO Mounter [...]

Pogoplug Mobile Makes Streaming to and Backing Up Your Smartphone or Tablet a Breeze

Pogoplug MobileLooking for a drop-dead simple solution for streaming media (photos, music, video) and accessing files from home on your smartphone or tablet? Or how about backing up your smartphone's recently taken photos and video? Well, Pogoplug's new $79 Pogoplug Mobile product offers to do just that. Similar to the original Pogoplug that transforms your external [...]

Kingston Wi-Drive Makes It Easy to Share Media with Friends on Their iDevices

Kingston Wi-DriveThere's a variety of reasons you may want to share media files with friends and family — at home or on the go. Kingston has a new product called the Wi-Drive that provides 16GB or 32GB of storage. As the video here shows, all you need to do is connect Wi-Drive to your computer with [...]

Because Everyone Needs 36TB of Storage, Synology Gives Us the DiskStation DS2411+

Synology DiskStation DS2411+If you're one of those people who breakout in a cold sweat at night worrying if they're about to run out space on their PC's hard drive or local storage server, have a look at Synology's new DiskStation DS2411+. The $1,699.99 disk-free NAS product offers 12 bays for 2.5 or 3.5-inch HDDs, provides RAID configurability, [...]