30 Days of AppleTV – Day 26

Here’s an interesting tip I discovered yesterday. Google Video has a feature where you can download iPod versions of the files posted on the site. For example, If you were to check out Pirates of Silicon Valley on Google Video, you could download the iPod version of the file… and guess what else? It plays […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 25 – AppleTV Vs. Xbox 360

So, in the interest of journalism, and as an absolute necessity for covering all angles of a 30 Day AppleTV review, it was necessary for me to purchase an Xbox 360 this weekend. Now, before we even get started, let me say that it is obviously not 100% fair for me to compare these two […]

Apple Gazette Daily Episode 34 is Live!

Apple Security Update, Target selling AppleTVs, and Apple Futureshock discussion You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can directly download the episode right here. In addition to that, you should be able to play every episode of the podcast directly in your browser by using the widget below. Just click on […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 24

I have another minor gripe with the AppleTV (and maybe there is a better way to do this that I don’t know about). There are some shows that I only want the current episode of on the AppleTV. There are other shows that I am watching by the season that I would like to have […]

Target to Carry AppleTV

Target is already selling AppleTV through it’s online store, but the wifi enabled media hub is going to be making it’s way to their brick and mortar stores as well according to Apple Insider. We should start seeing the products in Target stores by the end of the month, with some stores even going so […]

YouTube Find: AppleTV Plugin Loader

Thanks to TUAW I got to check out this video from the guys over at AwkwardTV (who seem to be the masterminds behind almost all of the cool AppleTV Hacks). This video shows us a working version of their latest AppleTV Plugin – this one actually lets you find all of the AppleTV plugins on […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 22

As we turn into the home stretch here, I find myself torn. On one hand, I have to say that I am happy with the AppleTV.  Not just as a device that plays my iTunes videos on my TV, but as a replacement for my cable bill.  Even if, when I total up the money […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 21

iTunes has a lot of great content (I’m talking about the actual shows themselves, completely igoring the spotty video quality for this particular discussion.), but I am surprised by the things that AREN’T in iTunes. There are shows that I am missing because iTunes doesn’t have them available, and they are shows that I would […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 20

Visual Hub is turning into my new best friend, and last night I tried some different things with the encoding process. I hadn’t used the H.264 encoding option before because it almost tripled the time that it takes to encode the files, but last night I decided to give it a try, just to see […]

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 19

Last night I had to pause the shows I was watching several times, and I noticed something that bothers me. When you unpause a video purchased in iTunes, whether it is streaming or on the hard drive, there is a weird kind of laggy delay that happens to the video for a few seconds. The […]