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Article: 5 Addons Every XBMC User Should Have


XBMC is a powerful HTPC front end, but you never truly realize its potential until you start exploring ways of extending its functionality.  Addons are what extends XBMC’s functionality bringing you new ways to enjoy your HTPC.  Given the large number of addons out there… here is MY list of the top 5. Read More »

Review: LaCie 2big NAS


Let’s face it, the world of storage has changed dramatically over the last few years.  The increasing size of media has brought new need to the market and those needs are no longer being filled by CD’s, DVD’s, or external hard drives anymore.  The limitations behind such media in a connected world have brought about a storage revolution of sorts.  ... Read More »

QNAP vs Thecus


We all love our NAS. If you don’t have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In the last showdown, we matched QNAP vs Drobo, in this NAS Showdown we are going to pit QNAP against Thecus in a cage match ... Read More »

Article: Yammm vs Meta Browser vs Media Center Master


If you have a large multimedia library you have probably been looking for a good way to keep everything organized. There are a number of software packages out there that can help, but which ones are the best? Hopefully, we can help clear up some of the confusion by shedding some light on some of the software packages that can ... Read More »

Article: Force Disk Usage Refresh on QNAP


I can’t tell you how many times I have looked at the resources page of my QNAP NAS only to be left wondering how much space I have left after some large transfers.  Unfortunately, QNAP did not build in a manual refresh option for the storage on your NAS. As always, there are a couple of ways you can do ... Read More »

Remove Unused Post Tags From the WordPress Database


If you have been using WordPress for a while, you may notice that you have some Post Tags that could have gone unused or removed from posts as you edit them. Instead of looking through each post tag to determine which are assigned and which arent, just run this Query to remove the unused post tags and then enjoy a ... Read More »

Article: Share Your Library with XBMC using MySQL


Recently, we featured an article on sharing your playstate and watched status with MediaBrowser for WMC.  One of my main reasons for using the software was the shared library features.  Today, with XBMC you are able to perform the same functions.  The process is a bit more difficult, but well worth it. Read More »

Article: Better Power Management for your NAS


Having a NAS for your business or your home means that you have around the clock access to your data.  The drawbacks to this constant availability of data is consumption.  Do you really need your NAS running at non critical times? Managing your NAS more effectively can reduce your consumption and increase your sense of environmental sustainability.  Whether you have ... Read More »

Article: Best XBMC Skins


Lately, it seems that my HTPC has been getting most of my attention. With the changes in front end software, I have finally settled, for now, on XBMC. One of the best features is the ability to skin XBMC to your liking.  After hours of searching for the perfect skin, I have rundown what I think are the best available. Read More »