Here are a few interesting stories to check out for your Friday Reads:
Extract Pictures from PowerPoint Photo Slideshows - Simple Hack - Amit at Digital Inspirations has another great how-to. This one shows you how to get photos from those PowerPoint slideshows.
Samsung Blackjack Getting WM6 September 17th - Sean Alexander over at Addicted to Digital Media is reporting that the Blackjack will be getting a WM6 upgrade this coming Monday.
Falling back in love with Vista Media Center - Sean Alexander who works at Microsoft says he is falling back in love with Vista Media Center after a brief stint with Tivo Series 3. He's been using a cablecard equiped Media Center PC and talks about the pros and cons between the Tivo and MC.
New Satellite DVR's Displayed - Dave Zatz reviews some of the new Satellite DVR's displayed at the CEDIA Expo
How To Display Folder Size in Windows Explorer - Robson at Digital Alchemy has a easy, but useful how-to for XP and Windows 2000 users.
Netflix Watch Now is Limited to 8 Computers - HackingNetflix says you can only enable 8 computers for Netflix's watch-now feature. Not sure why you would need more then 8, but I guess you never know.
I'm running a series on Home Theater PC software cheat sheets that include a downloadable & printable keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet for all of the popular HTPC software. Check them out here:
Windows Vista Media Center and XP MCE Cheat Sheet
Beyond TV and Beyond Media Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
Mac Front Row Cheat Sheet: Coming Soon
MythTV Cheat Sheet: Coming Soon
Also, if you're a college football fan, you might want to read my story on the College Football Schedule Maker from earlier this month.