After our TiVo died, our family has turned to the Apple TV more and more. I've encoded some movies using Handbrake but wasn't sure how to access alternative audio tracks (commentary, etc) or subtitles, and an Internet search was less than helpful. It turns out its fairly simple once you know the trick! A New Hope I have long used a Series 3 TiVo as my cable tuner, and we … [Read more...] about How To Access Alternate Audio Tracks And Subtitles On An Apple TV
Archives for December 2012
Apple's MacBook laptops have become increasingly desirable and successful, making them a prime target for thieves. Now that Mac OS X includes integrated and efficient full disk encryption, I recommend that everyone with a MacBook enable it. It's easy, nonintrusive, and a potential lifesaver if your machine is stolen! Why Encrypt Your MacBook? Like so many features in Mac OS … [Read more...] about MacBook Users: Encrypt Your Drive with OS X FileVault! It’s Easy and Free!
The computer industry loves buzzwords. "Greenfield" is a popular way to describe all-new infrastructure built with no regard for legacy compatibility. But what's the opposite? Lately, I've been hearing companies use the term, "brownfield" to describe a solution that is compatible with existing hardware or software. But a quick look at the dictionary (or Wikipedia or Flickr) … [Read more...] about “Brownfield” Is A Terrible Antonym for “Greenfield”
Dell invited me to attend their Dell World conference in Austin, Texas last week, and it was an enlightening experience. Introducing Dell World Overall, the event was well attended, with many end-users and Dell personnel crawling the convention center. It was perhaps a little better than similar IT company conferences I have attended, though certainly not up to the high … [Read more...] about Dell World 2012: A Retrospective
It's not always easy to tell if your system needs more memory, or if it's just slow. In this article, I will present an easy method for even a computer novice to know whether he has enough memory on his Mac! Virtual Memory and Page Outs Most people are aware that computers contain at least two different kinds of memory: Main system RAM is used by running programs Disks … [Read more...] about How To Tell If Your Mac Needs More Memory