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Mac sharing tool, Connect360 hits 2 dot oh


Attention Mac using 360 owners! The outrageously good Connect360 keeps getting better: they've just released version 2.0 with some pretty significant changes. They've made it Universal so it will run natively on the new Intel Macs; it's now a preference pane instead of a standalone app, offering a much more suitable interface for the functionality; and plenty of bug fixes and performance enhancements (the entire changelog is available after the jump). Best of all, 2.0 is a free upgrade for registered users!

Connect360 allows people who like both their game systems and computers to be elegant and attractive to enjoy some of the media extending capabilities of the 360. It's limited to iTunes and iPhoto integration, while video playback is still reserved for a Windows Media Center PC... for now.

See also:
Major update to Connect360; Mac users feel loved
Connect360 connects your Mac to your 360

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  • Now a preference pane rather than an application, runs in background
  • Adds a menu bar status item
  • Fixes firewall auto configuration bugs, improves process
  • Media library refreshes are now faster and smarter
  • Major networking improvements and bug fixes
  • Now uses much less memory
  • Streaming start speed improvements
  • Photo albums, slideshows are now sorted in same order as iPhoto
  • Adds improved shoutcast streaming support
  • Fixes shoutcast streaming connection not being closed
  • Now completely universal
  • Other crash fixes

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1. sweet!

Posted at 2:17PM on Mar 7th 2006 by thechiman 0 stars

2. This is a fantastic product. I'm definitely doing the upgrade.

Posted at 2:25PM on Mar 7th 2006 by xbox360dsPSP 1 star

3. only shareware ive ever bought, and its even better now! dont even have to open it, it just runs

Posted at 6:52PM on Mar 7th 2006 by neale 0 stars

4. Definitely preferred it as an application. I like to be in control of my services and whatnot, especially in terms of network ports.

The ports used by Connect360 were only open when the application ran. Now, I'll have to double-check the preferences every time. If I forget to turn off Connect360, my Mac is just a tad less secure when I bring it to work. (It's VERY difficult not to notice a running application.)

:(

-Pie

Posted at 8:29PM on Mar 7th 2006 by EatingPie 4 stars

5. I absolutely love this application. It even has more features than the Windows version (I don't believe Windows Media Connect supports shoutcast streaming). Kudos to nullriver!

Posted at 10:26PM on Mar 7th 2006 by Zack 0 stars

6. Pie:

Having on/off functionality in the menu-bar would be nice. I'm sure a request would get you everywhere. They update this thing faster than you can say "Vista".

Posted at 12:27AM on Mar 8th 2006 by C. Grant 0 stars

7. DanMacMan,

No crossover necessary. Any modern ethernet device should auto crossover.

http://spaces.msn.com/xboxelle/Blog/cns!E83A6D6C82C489F1!262.entry

Posted at 11:45AM on Mar 8th 2006 by C. Grant 0 stars

8. If I were to connect my POwerBook directly to the 360 with a crossover cable would this still work? This would be my only option since I dont have any type of router or wireless network.

Posted at 11:03AM on Mar 8th 2006 by DanMacMan 0 stars

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