Seagate Central review

Seagate Central review

Ready to go right of the box. A single-bay NAS might not sound like your typical offering but the Seagate Central is aimed at those who just want a simple …

10 reasons why the PC isn’t dying

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In our ‘Future of the PC’ poll, APC readers tell us why the PC isn’t going to be replaced by mobile devices anytime soon.

Build a smart TV network

Build a smart TV network

  To do this you’ll need: Hardware: You’ll need something to serve the files from. This can be a lowly NAS box or a more substantial system if you want to make use of full transcoding though many formats play directly. Software: A DLNA server of some description would be useful. We’re going to use…

How to stream to a DLNA device

How to stream to a DLNA device

DLNA stands for the fairly non-descript ‘Digital Living Network Alliance’ but it’s a subset of UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) a group of protocols designed to enable compliant devices to locate each other over a network and share media without the user having to worry about passwords or network protocols. Most so-called ‘smart’ TVs support…

How to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

How to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

It’s happened again. The darn remote control has gone walkabout and you’ve got no other way of changing the channel or music track adjusting the volume switching A/V sources or even turning your TV DVD player set-top box or stereo on and off. Or do you? If you have an iPhone or iPod touch there’s…

Best of CES 2012, part 2: the best of the rest from this year’s CES

Best of CES 2012, part 2: the best of the rest from this year's CES

Smartphones tablets Ultrabooks and smart TVs were always going to dominate the headlines covering this week’s Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas but some of the most interesting and unexpected tech lurks on the sidelines to the major draws. Here we take a whistlestop tour through the frenetic fringe of CES 2012 where big…

Less apps, more opportunity : Bada, MeeGo and the others

Less apps, more opportunity : Bada, MeeGo and the others

If you’re building apps for mobile devices deciding what platform to support has been relatively easy: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are far and away the dominant platforms. Throw in Windows Phone 7 and RIM’s BlackBerry Tablet OS and the mainstream mobile market looks set to be a four-way race for the next few years.…