Apple’s Spring Forward Event – An Overview

On Monday, March 9th, Apple hosted its Spring product launch keynote at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Of course, Apple Watch took center stage at this event, but they also revealed a lot more including a new super-thin cutting edge MacBook. Here’s an overview of what Apple announced! Apple TV & HBO Now – The first announcement of the day involved Apple TV. Unfortunately, the aging set-top box – which was last updated in 2012 – didn’t see a hardware refresh. Rather, Apple announced that HBO Now, a new subscription service from HBO that allows cord-cutters Continue Reading →

What AirPlay is and how to use it in iOS 7

This post shows you how to use Apple’s AirPlay feature to share music, photos, video, and even what’s currently on your screen with another Apple device. One of the things that sets Apple apart from its competitors is their ability to create a cohesive ecosystem which allows all their products to work together seamlessly. One of my favorite examples of part of this ecosystem in action is a feature Apple introduced in 2010 called AirPlay.  It allows you to send all kinds of media (music, photos, video, screen mirroring) wirelessly between your Apple devices. If you take a photo or video Continue Reading →

How to move or hide app icons on Apple TV

In this post, I’ll overview how to move or hide app icons on the Apple TV. Recently, Apple has added many new apps and features to its Apple TV streaming media box. Apps added just this year include iTunes Radio, HBO GO, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Smithsonian Channel, Sky News, Watch ESPN, MLS Live, Vevo, WSJ Live, The Weather Channel, and Crunchyroll. Quite a list! With all this added functionality, the Apple TV is a much more compelling product than ever before. However, without the option to create folders for these apps like on iOS your Apple TV’s Continue Reading →

Apple TV Software Update Released

UPDATE: After pulling the Apple TV’s most recent software update from due to it causing issues on some devices, Apple has re-released it in a more stable form. You’ll want to download and install the new software even if you applied the previous update as it includes stability fixes. See our original post below to hear about all the great changes that Apple has included in this latest version of its operating system for the Apple TV! Since this post was written, Apple has pulled the update to the Apple TV from its servers due to some bugs in the Continue Reading →

Review – Apple TV (3rd Generation)

This post reviews the Apple TV (3rd Generation), Apple’s $99 internet streaming box designed to fill your home with great entertainment.  I recently got an Apple TV and have been using it in my home for about a month.  I’ll give my impression of setting up the Apple TV, walk through the device’s main features, and then overview the pros and cons I’ve found since using it. The Apple TV I received was a refurbished model.  If there are any in stock, I really recommend going the refurbished route if you decide to purchase an Apple TV.  Apple’s refurbished products Continue Reading →