LaCie CloudBox Wants to Be Your Local Storage / Cloud Backup Server

LaCie CloudBox GraphicLaCie is out with a new product that they hope will get backup procrastinators on track. The LaCie CloudBox is designed to protect up to 10 local Mac and Windows PCs and then have the contents of those password protected and 128-bit AES encrypted backups mirrored to the cloud in case something disastrous happens at [...]

Add Your Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs to Your ‘Personal Cloud’ with Pogoplug Software

Pogoplug My Drives Web InterfaceFinding an easy way to share and access your files and media is always a challenge. Sure, you can pay a cloud service like Dropbox to host your files or setup a dynamic DNS to access your computer or NAS server remotely. But what if you could just install a piece of software on your [...]

Apple Goes after Low Hanging Fruit, Hits Amahi with a Cease and Desist Order for Using ‘App Store’

Amahi App Store Cease and DesistMost likely many of you have probably never heard of Amahi, a small open source home server project based on Fedora (and now Ubuntu!) that provides users a marketplace of sorts for installing applications to their server. Unfortunately for Amahi's use of "App Store," which they've been using for quite some time, has got them [...]

Apple Discontinues 1TB Time Capsule, Adds 3TB Option

Apple Time CapsuleThose in the market for a central storage / backup device for your Apple-based ecosystem will pleased to learn that Apple has added a new 3TB option to their Time Capsule product. The new heavyweight is currently listed for $499 in the Apple Store, which is actually $200 more than the 2TB model underneath it. [...]

What the…? Google Just Acquired SageTV

SageTV 7 InterfaceWith little more than a brief note on its homepage (and a tweet), SageTV is announcing that the software company has just been taken under Google's wing. It's unclear what Google plans to do with the company, but it's not a stretch to think that the Google TV team has its eyes on SageTV's DVR, [...]

Mobile Hotspot Devices Are Starting to Add DLNA Media Server Functionality

AT&T MiFi 2372Looks like the need for media server duties are extending outside of the home with all our portable gadgets. As such, Novatel Wireless has decided to add DLNA server capabilities to its popular MiFi 2372 device, which includes a microSDHC slot for up to 32GB of storage. Yes, that's small compared to your typical home [...]

Samsung’s New Smart View Android App Lets You Mirror TV to Smartphone and More

Samsung Smart View ScreenshotWow, Samsung is on a tear with their Smart TV platform. They recently hit 5 million TV app downloads worldwide in less than 15 months and have now just launched a pretty innovative new Android app that sets Samsung even further apart from the competition. Called Smart View, the new Samsung Smart TV app allows [...]

Miro Transformed into a doubleTwist, iTunes Competitor Overnight

Miro 4 ScreenshotsMiro, the open-source Internet TV Player, has morphed into a new, more far reaching application that everyone should have a good look at. Miro 4.0, beside the ability to subscribe to your favorite video podcasts and BitTorrent distributed videos, now offers music and video management (includes an inbuilt H.264/MP4 transcoder and "watch folder" functionality), smartphone [...]