AppleTV

 
  • No new AppleTV at music keynote

    No new AppleTV at music keynote

    Rumor has it that the rumors of a rumored Apple TV update at the non-rumored Apple music event on September 9 were just rumored and that Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster was simply pulling more information out of his rear. Read More

  • Help Key: How to hack your Apple TV

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2010794&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=8cc641&fullscreen=1quick intro to boxee from boxee on Vimeo. The Boxee application It’s the holidays and you’re short on cash. You want something cool and new to play with but you already spend all your dough on Thomas the Tank Engine stuff… Read More

  • Netflix on Boxee, but no AppleTV support (yet)

    Netflix on Boxee, but no AppleTV support (yet)

    Boxee, the excellent, multi-platform, FOSS social media frontend has received a major upgrade: it now supports Netflix and all its functions — queue, watch instantly, and so on. In addition to that and all the regular bugfixes, they’ve updated the look and feel of some of the major media sites: Hulu is now a little more native-looking, Youtube supports “higher quality video… Read More

  • Boxee updated for AppleTV 2.3

    Boxee updated for AppleTV 2.3

    We posted some rather complicated instructions over the weekend for users of the AppleTV augmentation app Boxee to manually upgrade. Of course, the official version would come out after only a day or two. Now those of you not terminal-inclined can enjoy the fruits of the box. Did that sound dirty just then? Read More

  • AppleTV 2.3 nix your Boxee? Follow these complicated instructions to re-install

    AppleTV 2.3 nix your Boxee? Follow these complicated instructions to re-install

    As skeptical as I’ve been about AppleTV, Boxee makes it look pretty damn nice. If you’re one of those who tried out this mod but have been left out in the rain by the 2.3 firmware update, this is your chance to get your unrestricted media center on again. They’re working on making the old method of installation work on the new firmware, but until then you can install Boxee… Read More

  • Hey! Where's my Genius?

    Hey! Where's my Genius?

    So I just updated the AppleTV and fired her up. There were no visual changes in the interface except for a message encouraging you to hold down the Play/Pause button to bring up other options. The options are, in order, Start Genius, Add to On-The-Go, and Cancel. Starting Genius brought up a big honking error. I’d like to take a closer look at the methods used by Genius to take a… Read More

  • Boxee makes your AppleTV better

    Boxee makes your AppleTV better

    Hacking the AppleTV to make it ostensibly better has long been an underground hobby of mine. I upgraded my hard drive and tried to add plug-ins but this may be the holy grail of ATV mods. Boxee basically adds full media center capabilities to Steve’s box and turns the old menu into something glorious to behold. Read More

  • MacBook Air shipping, AppleTV update not so much

    MacBook Air shipping, AppleTV update not so much

    Always one to kill two birds with one stone, Apple has announced the official availability of the Macbook Air and the fact that the AppleTV update will hit “within two weeks,” which is four weeks from two weeks ago when Stevie said it would be out sooner. Not that we’ve been freaking checking all last night or anything, right? Press Release Read More

  • Is Apple skimming dough off AppleTV rentals to cover the price drop?

    Is Apple skimming dough off AppleTV rentals to cover the price drop?

    Everyone was happy to hear that the AppleTV was losing a bit of cost, as it was hard to justify getting one before with the features it offered. Now, however, it’s a much better deal (some disagree) and even my skeptical self is tempted. But whence this discount? The margins are as thin as the skin on my teeth. Computerworld speculates that since the discount did not extend to the UK and… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: XtremeMac's XtremeHD HDMI switcher

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: XtremeMac's XtremeHD HDMI switcher

    I really love home theater stuff. I’m a nerd for it. And that means that, perhaps like you, I’ve run out of HDMI ports for my gear. My TV has but one, and I’ve got three different devices that vie for it, much the same as how girls vie for my attention. The solution is the XtremeHD HDMI switcher by the geniuses over at XtremeMac. Looking very much like my Apple TV, the XtremeHD… Read More