Tag: Mac

Argh Airplay 2 is still broken for streaming audio and video

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Well, for a long time I’ve been using Rogue Amoeba (a great name!) Airfoil. This plugs itself into the Mac sound system and lets you stream content to just about everything. From Chromecast, to anything else. Apple introduce Airplay 2 which does the same thing. This works at the application level. That is if you…

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The ultimate Covid-19 Home Office

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OK, I’ve gone from spending an hour in my home working to nine Zoom calls on Friday and then working until 10PM on various projects (Covid response, helping companies survive, investment funds, etc.). So suddenly having the right home office setup has become really important. So help the economy and order some stuff, but here…

Could Google Calendar or MobileMe replace Exchange calendaring

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With the announcement of MobileMe, we looked again at whether we can replace Exchange on our backend. The mail is interchangeable and the contacts we have aren’t shared, so the only function we really need is a shared viewable calendar that works online, offline when you are on a Macbook, on a Blackberry and on…

Changing Default Application

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While there is an application you can download and that makes it easy to change the default application. “AskDaveTaylor.com”:http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_i_change_file_icons_and_the_default_application_on_my_mac.html has an obscure way to do it that doesn’t require a download: # Click on the file that you want to change. For instance, foo.mpg # Choose File/Get Info # You will see a pane with…