Mac mini Media Centre

According to analysts – Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, in particular – Apple is soon to launch a revolutionary Apple TV device. Don’t mistake this for another Apple “hobby”; it’s not going to be a set-top box. This is going to be the real-deal, Siri-enabled, iCloud-attached, iOS-controlled, large flat-panel to dominate your living room! Apparently.

But since Gene has been banging on about this for three years or more (Apple has it’s “hobby”, and Gene has his), the Mac mini makes for a pretty good media centre in the meantime. In this tutorial, I’ll examine some of the possibilities and options for making a Mac mini into a media centre.

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Keeping Your Cool With Apple Mac Operating Temperatures

Apple’s Mac range of computers are, literally, the hot technology of the day with shipments of some 13.5 million portable MacBooks Pro and 4.65 million Mac minis and iMacs in the most recent quarter. Compare this with the longest decline in PC sales history and you can see what I mean.

But Mac’s are physically hot, too, sometimes. If this is something about which you are be concerned then this tutorial will explain a little more about the causes, the problems and the solutions to your hot Apple.

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Using an iMac as a Monitor in Target Display Mode

One of the things about the iMac, in fact any Apple-made display, is it’s extremely high quality image and colour-depth. It’s not that you’ll necessarily notice it immediately, but if you ever move back to a PC monitor, you’ll become acutely aware of the difference in quality.

Given that the iMac has a superb display, it could be useful to share that with another Mac, on occasion. In this tutorial I will explain a little known feature, named Target Display Mode, and show you how to use it.

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