Hidden iMovie Files

Sometimes the Mac can be too clever for its own good. iMovie has a hidden directory structure for movies and somehow a movie I made is chewing up 50GB of disk, but you can’t see it. “Discussions.apple.com”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5001832 tells us that iMovie keeps its files in something called a pacakge. This is a collection of files […]

iPod Backup

So if you’ve got all your files on your iPod, how do you back it up. If you aren’t near your computer, this could be a disaster. “iLounge”:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/copying-music-from-ipod-to-computer/ saves the day with a good overview of the many utilities available. I’ve used a bunch of these are they are so, so reliable !http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/features_transfermusic2/9.jpg! Here is […]

iPhone Video Conversion

The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge So what are the different resolutions and formats supported by Apple’s video playback devices? The table below provides an outline of the maximum resolutions supported, as well as the output quality of the device itself: !http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/features_videoguide/table1.jpg! The new iPhone has an amazing […]

Home NAS

I’ve had remarkably good luck with the Buffalo Linkstation Pro 500GB. It’s a 500GB network attached drive. It supports 1GB ethernet and seems reasonably fast and most important very compatible. Works super well with Windows XP and even with Mac OS X which is amazing. The main issue is that 500GB fills up pretty fast […]

iPhone Games

With the iPhone out, you get pretty board of the stuff there. Apple only allows web applications right now to run on it, so you have to find web game portals according to “Joystiq”:http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/03/web-based-iphone-games-begin-to-appear/ like “MacMost”:http://macmost.com/iphonegames/, “iGiki”:http://igiki.com/i/Arcade_Gikis_.html or “fun4phone”:http://mynumo.com/iphone/fun4iphone.htm The best thing to do is to find sites liek “iPhoneHacks.com”:http://iphonehacks.com that will unlock things like […]

Green Car Co

“Green Car Co.”:http://www.thegreencarco.com/product_info/ is for those of us who really want to save some energy. Now that the Scion xB is an overweight monster, beside the Prius, what can someone who cars buy? # “Plug Prius”:http://www.thegreencarco.com/product_info/universal_piprius_kit/ For just $10K more, you can buy a plug hybrid. (Wow that’s expensive), but it gives you a 16 […]

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