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OCT
2010

Apple TV G2 has a fast restore time

I just performed my 1st firmware restore on the Apple TV G2 and I was amazed at how fast the whole process was. I am betting on a fast data rate trough the micro usb interface and fast read/write to flash.  The whole firmware process probably too no longer that 3 minutes, from...
27
SEP
2010

AppleTV 2 now shipping

I just got confirmation from Apple that the AppleTV 2 have started shipping… at least to Canada: Based on the Fedex record the unit should be at my door on Wednesday the 29th. Last week some people reported delay in the delivery of the new “hobby” device…...
22
SEP
2010

Netflix now available in Canada

Image via CrunchBase Netflix.ca is now open for business.  You can now subscribe to a 1 month trial membership account and enjoy streaming movies.  Be warned that you will need to provide a valid canadian credit card or Paypal account to complete the process. At that point you...
21
SEP
2010

Netflix to unveil Canadian service tomorrow

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings will be in Toronto Wednesday to launch an online video subscription service that allows Canadians to download their favorite flicks and TV shows for a monthly fee. Netflix entering the Canadian market, its first foreign expansion, has...
21
SEP
2010

VLC on iPad: Fail for now

The Good: It will play those old AVI of mine and those TV Episode AVI that I download once in a while when I miss a recording on my DVR. The Bad: The application feel very beta.  This is understandable as the team wanted to produce a simple application and see if Apple would...
17
SEP
2010

Airplay is Apple’s ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy | 9 to 5 Mac Airplay is Apple’s ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy

Image via CrunchBase 9to5mac is reporting that the AppleTV will be able to play any h.264 encoded video sent from the iPhone/iPad. This means that as you surf the web and discover something interesting to play you can stream it to your AppleTV. This is huge as it essentially...
07
SEP
2010

Some more thoughts on the new Apple TV

I have been thinking about the new Apple TV and the upcoming Google TV.  One thing that strikes me is that many folks are saying things like: “With Google TV you will be able to search the web for content to play on the TV… and the Apple TV won’t do that.” The thing is,...
28
AUG
2010

BBC iPlayer going global

The BBCs Mark Thompson has said that the BBC aims to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer within the year. “Within a year we aim to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer,” said the BBC director general at the MediaGuardian...
17
AUG
2010

Livestation now available on Boxee

Image via CrunchBase The team at Livestation and Boxee got together over the last few weeks to cook up an amazing Boxee app that allow Boxee users to get access to both free-to-air channels like Al Jazeera and BBC World News or the subscription based ones like CNN International,...
19
JUL
2010

Netflix coming to Canada this fall

Netflix NFLX spokesman Steve Swasey confirms that the Canada move will be the extent of the company’s international forays this year. Still, it’s expansion, right? It’s also worth noting that Canadian customers will only be able to subscribe to the Web offering, but still won’t...
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