Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

Visit Page Zero Software

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-May-05

Send Article to a Friend

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster.

Voice-enabled GPS navigation devices -- Adam's recent experiences with GPS navigation devices prompts discussion about other products and which features to look for. (25 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2601>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/456/>

Battery Life in Bluetooth Mice -- Wireless mice seem to vary widely in their battery consumption, though the type of batteries (rechargeable versus alkaline) seems to make a difference. (13 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2602>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/457/>

X11 and pre-installed copies of Tiger -- Apple's X11 for Mac OS X is not installed by default in Tiger, but readers point out how to install it on a Mac with Tiger pre-installed. (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2604>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/459/>

GPS devices for MACINTOSH -- What's the Macintosh user to do when all the GPS devices seem to work only with PCs? (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2603>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/458/>

Spotlight Documentation - NOT -- After installing Mac OS X 10.4, one reader is underwhelmed by the upgrade's new features and Spotlight documentation. (1 message)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2599>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/455/>

 

Make friends and influence people by sponsoring TidBITS!
Put your company and products in front of tens of thousands of
savvy, committed Apple users who actually buy stuff.
More information: <http://tidbits.com/advertising.html>