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Archive for April 2009

Lets skip to Windows 8

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In Windows 7, Microsoft is trying yet again to copy Apple. I think the new Windows 7 taskbar is pretty cool, but a little confusing. Anyway, looking at the way Microsoft is going with their UI design, here is what Windows 8 may look like:

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The really simple desktop

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The Start Menu

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Internet Explorer 8

And yes, this is just a joke 😛

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Written by Andreas J.

April 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Tips & Tricks

Turn your Wii into a Media Center Extender(Well, kinda)

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Getting sick of hooking up cables to your TV from your laptop? Extender not working? Wish you had an Xbox? Have a Wii? I’m in the same boat. It’s not pretty having wires going along walls to the other room into the TV. But, if you have a Wii(or a PS3 for that matter), you can fix that problem. Here’s how.

On the computer side:
Go to http://www.orb.com and download and then install the program.
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Read the details if you want to, then click “Next”.
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As the screen says, click “Always Allow” or “Always use this action” when your Anti-Virus software prompts you. Click “Next”.
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Now you need to create an account. If you already have one, click “Already have an Orb account?”. (Tip: If you have a Winamp Remote account, you’ve already signed up for Orb) Click “Next”.
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Read, then click “Next”.
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The software will now check your system to see if you can stream media to other devices. Click “Next” when it’s done.
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On this screen, it will ask you if you want to stream your media to your TV using game consoles or other devices. Select “Yes,” then click “Next”.
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This screen will ask you how your console(s) connect to the Internet. Select your type of connection, then click, you guessed it, “Next”.
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Your done! Congrats! You can now click “Close,” and follow the steps below for setting up your Wii.
Note: A browser window may pop up showing you your Orb online media portal at http://mycast.orb.com. Close it.
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On the Wii side:
To make the magic happen, you will need the Opera browser for Wii. You can get it in the Wii Shopping channel for 500 Wii Points(5 US Dollars).

Once you’ve got the browser, load it up and click “Enter web address”. Type in mycast.orb.com, and click “OK”.

Enter your username and password, then click “Login”.
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And welcome to your new media center! You can now access your TV Tuner, Webcam, Music, Movies, Feeds, and more, right from your Wii!
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I recommend adding the Orb MyCast page to your favorites for easier access.

Enjoy!

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Written by Andreas J.

April 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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