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5K desktops, internet over TV, USB-C to HDMI, File Manager, Giant Panda-shaped solar


Where to get every default macOS Desktop wallpaper in 5K — The default Desktop image, or wallpaper, has changed with every macOS major update. Mac OS X 10, as it was known back in the day, included a blue Desktop background with sweeping arcs. in 10.5 that became an aurora space cloud sort of thing, and in macOS 10.10 we started seeing mountains. z
Those images are cool, and now you can use them as your desktop wallpaper in 5K resolution thanks to Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels. He has all of Apple’s default Mac desktop pictures at high resolution ready to download and they all look great. [If your monitor is not a Retina display, seriously, don’t do this!] 

Over half US broadband households watch Internet video on a TV — Parks Associates has announced new connected entertainment research deliverables showing that over 50% of US broadband households now watch Internet video on a television screen. Weekly on-demand audio streaming surpassed seven billion in March.

Belkin USB-C to HDMI Adapter brings cheaper 4K video output to MacBooks — The downside of Apple’s recent love affair with Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports on the MacBook and MacBook Pro is that users need to buy adapters and cables to interface with just about anything they already own, or want. For those who wish to connect a MacBook Pro to a HD or UHD (4K) TV, that usually means spending NZ$119/US$69 on Apple’s USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. Fortunately, Belkin is now offering a USB-C to HDMI Adapter priced at US$49.99 so you can save a bit of money on your dongle expenditures without sacrificing quality. [But this seems to be out of stock in New Zealand, and I can’t find a local price.]

B-Eng releases File Manager for macOS — Offered as a replacement for the Finder app, it sports a double window layout. The main features of File Manager app are its ability to synchronise directories with a single click, compress/un-compress files, advanced search and sorting options, as well as interactive disk space managing tools and more. It also offers interactive disk space managing tools.
File Manager Pro is available now from B-Eng online at US$19.99 (about NZ$27). It requires macOS 10.11 or later.

This solar power plant in China is shaped like a Giant Panda — Solar power farms come in all sizes and shapes – the one in Datong, China owned by the China Merchants New Energy Group designed it in the form of a giant panda bear covering 248 acres. It’s operational and already producing 50 megawatts of electrical power.

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