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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Close the Lid - Keep Laptop Awake

If you have an external monitor or stream stuff to an Apple TV (which are slowly making their way into the classroom) you might not like having your laptop open when you're streaming stuff or plugged into your other monitor. I know I don't like having the same content I'm watching staring back at me while I watch it on a TV or big screen. If you are using Mac's Mountain Lion operating system you may already know you can wirelessly stream your content to your Apple TV. The No Sleep Extension is a little program that runs in your task bar that allows to simply toggle on/off the ability to close your laptop screen and still maintain a video out (this is also called clamshell mode). I tried it tonight and it works great.

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