BigBanana.TV makes Tempe Video releases available for AppleTV, iPod, and iPhone

Sometimes I get surprising press releases in my inbox. Last night was one of those surprises. Big Banana, for those of you that don’t know, is a distributor of online movies and video. Like most online indy companies, Big Banana started with public domain classics that you could download to your Apple device of choice. Read more…

What if I don’t want YouTube on my iPhone?

You remember that mysterious application that everyone was sure was on the iPhone, but no one knew just what it was? Turns out it’s YouTube. As of today, YouTube is now live on your AppleTV, a software update is available that will not only allow you to access the content of YouTube on your AppleTV, Read more…

YouTube to be H.264 not Flash on AppleTV – iPod and iPhone to follow?

I actually mentioned this yesterday on the podcast, but since it’s making the rounds this morning, I thought I would write something up briefly about it… The reason that YouTube isn’t available on the AppleTV immediately is because all of the video from YouTube is being transcoded to H.264. This is great news, since we’ll Read more…

YouTube coming to AppleTV + 160gb model for $399

In what is the first of many additions to the AppleTV offering (that’s an assumption on my part, folks) Apple today announced a partnership with YouTube. I could reword the press release…but why? Here it is… Apple® today announced that it’s bringing the Internet’s most popular originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Read more…

AppleTV Plugin Dev Kit Released

If you’re interested in developing plugins for the AppleTV, you’re going to want to check out the Backrow Developer’s Kit.  The kit, as I understand it, includes everything you’ll need to develope a variety of plugins for the AppleTV. We’ve already seen several examples of these on the web, but not, thanks to avid AppleTV Read more…

AppleTV – but not iTunes – now in Korea

So…even though there is no iTunes store for Korea, Apple has released the AppleTV into the Korean market according to Infinite Loop.  Now the obviously question here is…huh? Why would they do that? There are two schools of thought on it. 1) Apple is planning to launch a Korean iTunes store soon. 2) Piracy is Read more…

Forget Roxio Crunch – Get Visual Hub for HALF the Price

I read a lot of blogs (especially Apple related ones), and everyone seems to be into promoting Roxio Crunch today. It’s great that Roxio Crunch exists. I’m sure it will be awesome for some people, but why on earth would you pay $49.95 (there is a limited time introductory price of $39.95 right now) when Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Table of Contents

For the past 30 Days I have used the AppleTV as a replacement for cable. Each day a different topic was discussed, as the device went from “new cool thing” to thing that I’ve had for a little while. With the conclusion of the 30 days of coverage, I have indexed all of the posts Read more…

Vudu to take on AppleTV

I just posted about this little device on Forever Geek, but I think it’s worth mentioning here too. Vudu is coming this summer, and it could be a major contender for AppleTV. It is being developed by former Apple employee (and founder of WAP – so that him for being able to browse the web Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 30

Well, this is it. After 30 days of using the AppleTV I think I can say with confidence exactly what I think about the device from just about every angle. The AppleTV is a great little device, but (right now, at least) it’s not going to be for everyone…and there are very few people that Read more…