Webian Shell Wants to Make Web Apps First Class Citizens on Your PC, Has Chrome OS in Its Sights

Webian Shell DemoBelow is a video demo of a new Mozilla Chromeless project called Webian Shell. Its main goal is to bypass the typical desktop environment and provide users with a new, more web app centric experience — all powered by technologies folks are familiar with: HTML, CSS, Javascript. My first thought when seeing the name was: [...]

StreamToMe Now Supports Mac to Mac Media Streaming

StreamToMe for Mac OS XStreamToMe is a neat little tool that supports streaming, with auto-transcoding, from a Mac or Windows PC to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Now the developer is introducing a new StreamToMe player application for Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. Essentially, it allows one to select a computer running StreamToMe server and then tap [...]

Windows Home Server 2011 to Get Time Machine Support via Add-ins

Orbital Backup Configuration UtilityLooks like Microsoft isn't too keen on natively supporting a mixed Mac OS X and Windows home or work environment. The company, according to We Got Served, has instead enlisted Orbital Technologies to take on the task by creating an add-in — looks like it will be FREE or freemium — that people can use [...]

PLEX Media Server Spreads Its Wings to Windows and Android

PLEX The A-Team Movie ScreenshotEveryone's favorite XBMC spin-off for Mac OS X and iOS, PLEX, has spread it's wings to Windows and Android. PLEX is announcing that PLEX Media Server for Windows XP/7 (FREE) and PLEX for Android ($4.99) is now available for download. It's unclear how deep the Windows integration goes in PLEX's media manager application -- being that [...]

AirPlayer Hack Turns Your Mac into an AirPlay Compatible Device

AirPlayer DemoJealous that Windows users can stream content from their DLNA enabled smartphones to Windows Media Player on a PC for playback? Well, fear not. TUAW's resident hacker, Erica Sadun, has created a freeware (ad-supported) Mac OS X application called AirPlayer that creates and advertises a custom Bonjour AirPlay service similar to Apple TV (underlying code [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 to Include Unity as the Default Desktop Interface (Look Out Mac OS X Lion)

Ubuntu Developer uTouch DemoI hinted to this yesterday with our post on uTouch atop Ubuntu's new Unity interface for notebooks. It turns out that Ubuntu will include, according to Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit going on this week (video coverage), its custom Unity interface as the default UI on top of GNOME for [...]

FaceTime Arrives on the Mac

FaceTime for MacApple today unveiled FaceTime for Mac (previously only available to iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices). It's a free download and, as the name suggests, it's Mac-only. As you can see from the image above, FaceTime keeps the same portrait mode dimensions while  iPhone-to-Mac video conferencing. Weird thing... portrait mode is also used with Mac-to-Mac [...]

JooJoo Reloaded – Now Running Windows 7, Mac OS X, Android, Jolicloud, and Other OSes

JooJoo Running Android PhotoWe knew it was going to happen. People have started leveraging JooJoo's recent USB update to install third-party OSes of their choosing on the $499, 12-inch tablet (specs). If you're interested in following along, The JooJoo Forum has a section dedicated to Custom Operating Systems. Members have already started documenting their success installing Windows 7 Embedded, Mac [...]