Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Personal digital assistant, BlackBerry, Smartphone, XBMC, Netbook, Construction field computing, Smart TV, BlackBerry Torch 9800, Mylo, Information appliance, Motorola A780, 3Com Audrey, Nokia Internet Tablet, Virgin Webplayer, Personal Internet Communicator, Linksys iPhone, Walled garden, Motorola A910, Legacy-free PC, Mobile device, Internet appliance, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, Sony eVilla, I-Opener, Feature phone, Inter@ctive Pager, Webconverger, Works Everywhere Appliance, OpenEZX, Gateway Touch Pad, Samsung c3050. Excerpt: XBMC Media Center (formerly Xbox Media Center) is a free and open source cross-platform digital media hub and HTPC (Home theater PC) software with a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room TV. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily manage video, photos, podcasts, and music from a computer, optical disc, local network, and the internet using a remote control. The XBMC project is managed by the non-profit technology consortium XBMC Foundation. It is a popular alternative to Microsoft's Windows Media Center and Apple's Front Row for HTPC (Home Theater PC) use. Similar to competing software like MediaPortal and MythTV, it has a skinnable as well as user-configurable interface and plugin support. The latest stable release of XBMC also have an integrated digital distribution platform 'app store' / 'app market' called qAddons Managerq that has a growing list of community driven addon plugins for online content like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Grooveshark, Pandora Radio, as well and themes (skins) and more available from a common official repository, while still enabling third-party developers to also host their own unofficial repositories for addon plugins that any user can choose to add themselves if they like. XBMC was originally created as a medi...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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