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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A new addition to the family



We have a new addition to our family. It is small and black and very cute.

No it is not a cat.

It is an addition to our Apple family - and is an Apple TV.

But it is not really a TV – it is a small back box the size of two cigarette packets – and it does not have a screen.

I had trouble coming to grips with this concept when I first heard about Apple TVs  - and could not imagine how it would work.

Cate has been badgering me recently about how we need an Apple TV so that we can download and watch movies - so I had to do some research to find out the implications of owning this strange little creature.

Well we bought it on Saturday and I installed it the same day - and it works – after a fashion.

It does not yet do everything it is supposed to but I have high hopes.

I can now download movies and videos from iTunes and watch them on the TV. Indeed we can watch them on our iPads if we wish.

I can also play all my music through the TV and look at all my photos. I am not sure why I would want to do this – but I can.

There is supposed to be more – but some fine tuning will be required until it reaches its full potential.

I am not sure I am capable of this and may have to get Lenny (or indeed Ernest) to visit to get everything working.


6 comments:

  1. Well, as they say, go big or go home. All Apple all the time. Actually the pictures on the TV sound nice. I have the picture frame that runs a slide show and I enjoy it now and again.

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  2. Sorry for the single word burst of eXcitement, I am just in the middle of a wonderful batch of soup. I added diced jalapeƱos and purple onion and it was fabulous. I was watching Wall Street Journal videos last night on my Apple TV.

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  3. Congratulations! Although I am jealous but mainly because I can't work out the smallest technical things so don't buy them. Maybe I should get Lenny to visit me...

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  4. fmcgmccllc: I still have a windows PC - because there are still things I cannot do with Apple - but one day!

    esb: I have no idea what a jalapeno tastes like - I shall investigate - it sounds good.

    Wanderlust: WE would dearly love another cat - but Monika would have a complete nervous collapse.

    Sandy: Lenny kis a whiz at all things to with this type of stuff - he does it for a living.

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