My current network setup allows me only to use small bandwidth connections between the living room (that’s where my Raspberry Pi is used as my Mediacenter) and office (my NAS). However, my Macbook is fast enough and can access the NAS wirelessly, so that I often use it as a replacement for the hardwired Raspberry Pi.
However, I cannot use my Hyperion Ambilight setup behind the TV in combination with the Macbook, because its only connected to the Raspberry Pi. But yesterday I’ve found this plugin which enables the Kodi setup on my Macbook to connect to the Hyperion Server on my Raspberry Pi over network.
- Download the zip file with the content of the git repository.
- Start Kodi on the Macbook and install it using the add on manager. You can point to the zip file directly without the need to unzip it first.
- Configure the installed plugin to connect to the ip of your Hyperion server.
- Start a video and be amazed that the lights on your TV will work wirelessly 😉
Apple just released iOS 8.1. In combination with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, this will add support for answering SMS and calls on your Mac. But this feature is not enabled by default. You need to enable it on your iPhone under:
- Forwarding of SMS
Here are two screenshots of the activated settings. They are in german, but I’m sure you’ll find the settings in the english version as well.
There you need to enable other iOS devices and Macs, which also use your iCloud/iTunes account. These enabled devices will then show you a pin code, which you need to enter on your iPhone. SMS forwarding should now be active 🙂
Apple released last Thursday (10-16-2014) Mac OS X 10.10 aka. Yosemite. If you would like to create an OS X installer Boot stick, just follow the instructions which I already wrote down for Mavericks. Its the same steps. Here are some screenshots, which documented how I reformatted my old Mavericks USB stick for use with Yosemite:
Now list your disks and see where your USB stick was mounted. Mine is mounted under /Volumes/USBSTICK:
Now you can follow the instructions on how to create the stick with the command line utility inside the Yosemite installer app:
This is a follow up on my older blog post “How to configure Apple Airport Express 1st Generation on Mountain Lion“. The situation is the same: I’ve wanted to configure my fathers Airport Express 1st Generation. However, we both updated to Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and where unable to use the Airport configuration utility I’ve created in my aforementioned blog post.
Looking online for a solution to this problem, I’ve found this blog post which provides you with a running Configuration Utility. Corey did also an analysis why the older Utility was not running anymore: The Utility relies on a library which broke backward compatibility in Mavericks.