OG AppleTV Gets the Shaft

OG AppleTV Gets the Shaft
When the new AppleTV was announced, I was pretty excited – obviously – but then I started to wonder about what this meant for my original AppleTV that was housed in the living room. The UI looks the same on the new version with just a few changes, so wouldn’t it make sense that there Read more…

Big News of the Day: AppleTV

Big News of the Day: AppleTV
I’m one of the few people out there who own an AppleTV. I bought it originally because I wanted to find a way to get my movies from iTunes onto my TV without purchasing a Mac Mini. Does it work? Sure, but it’s a bit finicky at times. Up until today, I was pretty sure Read more…

New AppleTV Coming Soon?

New AppleTV Coming Soon?
Oh, the AppleTV. I have one myself, and although I do appreciate its usefulness, it’s not quite everything that I was looking for. I’d like 1080P resolution, and a bit more flexibility with my library. But alas, that’s not set to happen anytime soon, so I just deal with it until I buy a Mac Mini Read more…

More AppleTV Speculation

More AppleTV Speculation
Engadget also suggested said that the next-gen Apple TV will essentially be an iPad without a screen, using the same hardware, including the CPU, OS, and 16-Gbytes of flash memory. To accommodate the smaller storage, Apple will emphasize streaming content, the report said. For a project that’s known as Apple’s “hobby,” the AppleTV sure has gotten a Read more…

Google TV Announced: Touted As AppleTV Killer

Google TV Announced: Touted As AppleTV Killer
Image: Reuters UK Google had their I/O conference last week, and one of their big reveals was the Google TV. The concept is to bring the web to your TV so that you can watch Hulu, YouTube, etc. Sounds exciting. But as with all things Apple, it’s now touted as an AppleTV killer. Here’s how Read more…

Cancel Your Cable: Apple Working on $.99 TV Shows

Cancel Your Cable: Apple Working on $.99 TV Shows
I have a strange relationship with TV. When I was a kid, my parents limited my TV time to 2 hours a day. Once I moved out, I was watching everything I could, like some crazed TV vampire. Then I quit cold turkey and went with over-the-air broadcasting, which at the time meant just watching Read more…

Quality Customer Service – MonoPrice.com

Quality Customer Service - MonoPrice.com
Santa was good to the Whipps family this year. Although I didn’t get everything I wanted, the biggie was right there under the tree: A shiny, PS3 slim. I’m a bit of a console nut, and so is my wife. We have every Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony console ever built, and even a Sega Genesis Read more…

Handbrake: Your New Best Friend

Handbrake: Your New Best Friend
I love Handbrake. Why? It’s a free DVD ripper for the Mac, that’s why. But more specifically, it can help turn your Mac into a media powerhouse. For years, I’ve wanted to digitize my movie collection the same way my music was in iTunes. I remember spending hours burning my CDs to the hard drive, Read more…

IMPULSIVE REVIEW of the iPhone Application “Discovery Channel”

IMPULSIVE REVIEW of the iPhone Application “Discovery Channel”
The Discovery Channel has made it from the 32-inch LCD television screens to the miniature displays of the mobile phones bouncing around the inside of pockets everywhere. The application takes the innovative educational programs like “Shark Week 2009” and makes them portable. With the “Discovery” App. for the iPhone, the television channel is available for Read more…

Apple seeks Your Advice on the AppleTV

Apple seeks Your Advice on the AppleTV
Apple is looking to improve the AppleTV – and they want to know what you would like to see. In a very uncharacteristic move, Apple has posted an online survey asking you where you get your content, what you watch it on, and even what kind of remote you use with the device. I’d love Read more…