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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.

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Multi-platform Backup Solution -- A reader looking for software that will back up an environment of mixed operating systems finds that the options aren't simple. The TidBITS Talk community rallies, suggesting alternatives. (11 messages)

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Wearable GPS devices -- Do you have a tendency to get lost when you go running? Or maybe you just like to know how far you've gone on each run. Either way, this thread offers suggestions for small GPS devices. (4 messages)

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Statistics software for the Mac -- A continuation of an earlier thread reveals more solutions for good statistical analysis software. (38 messages)

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A TV Watching Monster-- Following Adam's article about the iTV Link cable for connecting a computer to one's television, a reader recommends a similar product. (2 messages)

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Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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