I'm not raffling software too often and if I do, I want to make sure it's a)
something useful and b) of high quality! Doug Berrett's
WebGuide 4 for Microsoft's
Windows XP or Vista Media Center Edition is both - useful and of high quality
and Doug was kind enough to donate three copies for the::unwired readers I'm going to raffle
Why is WebGuide4 so useful? Well, pretty easy - it integrates into the Microsoft
Windows XP/Vista Media Center Edition and gives you, from virtually every web browser, access to
your Media Center including the EPG (electronic program guide). While accessing is nice you can even
schedule a recording, remotely and I've just used it a bit during the past weeks
since I was heavily traveling. Having a Media Center PC at home is great, you
can record and playback your stuff later but if you are not at home to schedule
your recordings it's just useless. With WebGuide 4 and my Windows Mobile Pocket
PCs and Smartphones I can access my EPG anytime from everywhere to schedule a
recording, doesn't matter where I'm.
So far so good and the EPG access works
fine, even with the free WebGuide 4 version. However, with the upgrade from v3
to v4, WebGuide also supports the remote access to your music, photos and videos
which you can remotely stream now. To use the new and enhanced features, you
need the full version of WebGuide 4 which I'm raffling three copies of today - worth of US$ 15!
What you need to join the raffle? Not too much but I have a couple of minimum
- You have to be a registered
the::unwired Forum member (but you
can register here
anyway if you aren't a registered user yet).
- You need to have a Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows Vista with
Media Center Version running (otherwise WebGuide 4 doesn't makes sense - I
reserve the right to ask for a proof).
Enhancements to make WebGuide 4 an even better experience:
- Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smartphone - what else! ;-)
- In best case your Media Center Edition is running 24/7 (otherwise
WebGuide 4 can not be used remotely).
Terms & Conditions:
- To apply to the raffle just leave a comment to this posting but
please make sure you are logged into your account (see bullet point
number one above) and let us know why you think you are the right
one to win/how you will use the WebGuide 4.
- Next Saturday the September 11 the 3 winners will be drawn.
Good luck everybody and thanks to Doug for the donation!
Cheers ~ Arne