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Author: Andru Edwards

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Segmenting Your Network For Optimal Xbox 360 Media Center Performance

Xbox 360 Segmentation

I have always admired the prowess that my friend Jake Ludington has when it comes to digital media. This guy knows his stuff. After fiddling around with my network to get my Xbox 360 running off of it’s own segment along with the Media Center PC, and separating all other network traffic onto it’s own segment, I found that things were much improved as it pertained to streaming high-definition …

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Apple Backup 3.1 Released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

Apple BackupApple just released an upgrade to their backup utility, which is aptly named, Backup:

Backup 3.1 delivers added support for some backup destinations and addresses file restoration and other issues. Backup 3.1 is recommended for all users of Backup 3.0. Significant areas addressed are:

Improved support for iDisk, local hard drives, and some network destinations (Mac OS X Tiger only) New iWeb QuickPick and updated iLife plan …

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Mac OS X Leopard Screenshot Mockup

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Rumors, Software

OS X Leopard

We have had quite a few people send this in to us this afternoon, hoping that it was a screenshot of OS X Leopard. Nice try, but this is just a skinned version of Tiger. Still, there are some subtle changes in the screenshot that we like - namely, the orange and white iSync logo and the “burnt aqua” GUI, signaling an even further (or complete) departure from brushed …

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Verizon Finally Allows DUN On Their Handsets

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Internet

Verizon DUNFor all if you looking to use your Verizon Wireless cell phone as an EV-DO modem, it looks like the company has heard your voice and given in. If you are the owner of an LG VX9800, LG VX8100, Motorola RAZR V3c, or Motorola E815, you can now tether your phone to your laptop via USB and surf away if you are willing to pay $59.99 per month …

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Azureus For Intel Core Duo Macs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Software

AzureusImagine my horror when I went to boot up Azureus on my iMac Core Duo a little while ago, only to watch the icon quickly appear and then disappear, mocking me in the process. After a bit of snooping, turns out that Azureus flat out won’t work on a Core Duo Mac. Determined to find something, I did a bit of sleuthing, which eventually led …

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Search Engines: Where Is Predictive Search?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Internet

Predictive SearchIt is no secret that search engines have earned their way into the very core of Internet usage. Everyone has used Google, Yahoo!, or MSN Search. Sure, between those three and the virtual unending hoard of others out there, search results might be different, logos might be different, as might a few other small features. However, I have been thinking more and more about something I have started …

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