iTVMediaCenter: Scam or Brilliance?

By Shawn Powers

The folks at iTVMediaCenter recently contacted me about their
one-stop-shop solution for cord-cutters. For $14.99, they sell a program
that consolidates tons of on-line media into a central location so you can
watch it on demand. The problem is, it looks like the application does
little more than open the same Web sites you can open with a browser. more>>

From: Linux Journal

BitTorrentSync: Dropbox for Nerds

By Shawn Powers

It’s not really fair to compare Dropbox directly with
BitTorrentSync. First of all, my title implies Dropbox is somehow
inferior. To be honest, I haven’t found anything that works as
smoothly as Dropbox when it comes to sync reliability and ease of
installation. That said, although it has incredible strengths, it also has
a few shortcomings. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Non-Linux FOSS: PlexConnect

By Shawn Powers

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Plex. It might be a secret,
however, that I live in a house with quite a few Apple products. That
said, I find the Apple TV to be one of the most limiting, frustrating set-top
boxes to work with. (I’m sure most readers would agree.) I prefer to be
a lover, not a hater, so I searched long and hard to find a way to make
the Apple TV suck less. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Android Candy: Copay—the Next-Generation Bitcoin Wallet

By Shawn Powers

When I hear the word “copay”, I think of the doctor’s office. Thankfully,
the Copay app from the folks at Bitpay doesn’t cost you anything, and
it keeps your Bitcoin healthy and secure. I’ve mentioned many Bitcoin
wallet applications and cloud solutions during the past few years, but
Copay truly is different. It has features other wallets can’t touch, such
as:
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