Do you use an “iTunes compatible” device like an Iomega ix4 or Drobo FS or Roku SoundBridge? Have you noticed that it no longer works since you updated to iTunes 10? That’s because Apple made a simple change to their Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) that causes third-party devices to fail to connect correctly. Although software patches are already appearing, there is no guarantee that older devices like that Roku will ever be updated.
The New Mac Mini is Finally Here!
I’ve been waiting on a Mac Mini to replace my sluggish and crash-prone Firefly/NSLU2 home music and file server, and Apple finally delivered the goods today, after leaving us in the lurch at Macworld 2009! I’ve placed my order for a base-model Mac Mini, and look forward to using Apple’s iPhone Remote with the Airport […]
The Future of Home Storage
Consumers demand friendly, flexible solutions. They don’t want to fuss with their media, and they don’t want simple shared storage. They want integration with multiple devices and flexibility to access their content on any device.
No More CDs
So yesterday we finished ripping our entire CD collection – we’ve now completed our switch to digital music at home. It’s done. It amuses me to think of the statistics: We have 11,284 tracks stored, including 279 Christmas songs and 549 kids songs! Most songs were ripped using LAME at the VBR3 setting in joint […]
Another Roku Soundbridge
So I loved the original Roku Soundbridge I bought for the main stereo so much that I couldn’t resist buying a second one when I spotted it on clearance at Best Buy. Now I’ve got one in my office, too. I wonder why they decided to clear it out. It was brand new, and had […]