Tag Archives: Apple TV

Episode 217 – On the Up and Up

We follow up on watching Dr Who in the US without cable, iOS 12 adoption is greater than iOS 11 a year ago, FaceBook will in fact track you via Portal in-home. Apple plans to give video content away to Apple device owners for free. We dig in on the cost to repair Apple gear; the right to repair and past examples of Apple’s efforts to improve experience at the cost of speed. Adobe has announced Photoshop CC for iPad. Apple will allow users in the US to download all the info Apple has on them. Picks: Watch Apple, Amazon, Google & Tesla solve delivery problems, Cmd-Shift-5, Luna Display, The Illustrated TLS Connection, Swift & Fika 2018, Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch.

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Episode 174 – I Didn’t Even Know He Was Gone

We follow up on the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, Jony Ive’s return, Comcast & Disney vie for Fox’s assets, Apple’s self driving technology and Apple’s recent security stumbles. We discuss the release of the iMac Pro. Apple acquires Shazam. Apple is also allowing developers to offer apps for pre-orders. Picks: Turi Create, FM Player, AudioKit and CoinBase.

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Episode 173 – Show Me The Money

We take a look at the iPad Mini 4 and Swift Playgrounds as well as Apple Search Ads. We follow up on @objc and dynamic in Swift 4 as well as more tips on reducing Swift compile times. We dive into Apple Pay Cash which rolled out this week. The Amazon Prime Video app showed up on the Apple TV this week. Picks: Proton Mail, Apple’s open-source Utility Library, Apple’s Visitor Center field trip

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Episode 107 – The Worst of Both Worlds

We start out discussing the iOS update 9.3.5 which prevents a remote jailbreak of iOS devices, giving bad guys access to users personal data and messages. We also follow up on Touch IC chips popping off iPhones, Star Wars serialization, neural networks, shut down of sync and open sourcing of Vesper, merger of Instapaper with Pinterest and Nest being moved internally into Google. Pro Tip: you may need to clean out your lightning port. We discuss the EU’s claim that Apple underpaid on corporate taxes in Ireland. We discuss whether Griffin’s Bluetooth adapter for cabled headphones indicates iPhone 7’s rumored lack of mini-phone jack. Aaron expounds on his new Car Play enabled car. Picks: Charles Proxy v4, FLEX, Classic CHM youtube channel, How Snapchat’s filters work, Papa John’s Apple TV app, Swift Algorithm Club tutorials.

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Episode 65 – Empty Vessels of Opportunity

We dive right in with our hands on review of the iPad Pro. We also comment on technical issues with the iOS & Mac App Store as well as iTunes Connect. We discuss how mobile app devs are suffering and how the top sellers make 60% of app income. What opportunities and what road blocks that Apple provides. Dropbox drops Objective-C. Picks: Fake, Thumbzone and Smashy Road: Wanted

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How to take a screenshot on Apple TV – no software to install

Wait! What? there is no easy way to take a screenshot in an Apple TV?

Advice from the pundits starts with installing Xcode from the Mac App Store. Balderdash!

You can record and take screenshots* and record video with a Mac with a USB-C cable and Quicktime. In fact you can also record the video from your iPhone. iPod or iPad as well.

Connect your Apple TV or device to your Mac with a USB-C cable. (Use a Lightning cable for iPhone, iPod or iPad.)

Open the Quicktime application on your Mac.

From the File menu, Choose New Movie Recording.

Your monitor’s camera will turn on.

In the recording window that opens, Click the V icon to the right of the Record button.
Screen Shot Apple TV

Choose your Apple TV as the video source and audio source.

The record window will display the Apple TV screen.

Quicktime screen shot

Click the Record button and the operate your Apple TV as you normally do. When you’re finished save the movie.

If you just want a screenshot, hold down Command – Shift – 4 and drag the cursor to marquee what you want to capture. You will hear a “click” sound and the screenshot will be on your Desktop.

Postscript: Friend of the Show, Mic Pringle points out that using Xcode will yield a full resolution screenshot, if that’s what you require. Our method has the video from the Apple TV, fit to screen as the default setting. So the size of your screenshot will depend on your Mac’s screen resolution and may be oversize.

Episode 59 – We Can’t Help Ourselves

This week we chat about Internet pricing , cell service plans and iPhone subsidies. We follow up on Content Blockers and advertising. OS X El Capitan ships and discuss upgrading strategies. We cover our recommended upgrade strategies, cloning hard drives, backup and storage. We discuss the consequences of breaking Apple’s NDA as iFixit gets kicked out.

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Episode 56 – Pt 2. On To the iPhone 6S

Continuing our look at latest Apple Event – Hey Siri! Give Us a Hint, we discuss the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. We also continue to discuss developing for the iPhone 6S with 3D Touch as well as Apple TV with TV OS. Picks: Swift Summit, Apple TV Weekly & Local

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Ryan Nystrom appears on the big screen at the event.

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Episode 56 – Pt 1. Siri Gave Us a Hint

We take a look at the Apple Event – Hey Siri! Give Us a Hint, where Apple announced the new iPad Pro, new Apple TV & TVOS, iPhone 6S (covered in Part 2). We also grill Greg on his thoughts on Swift implementation. Picks will be in Part 2.

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Episode 55 – C’mon in. The Water’s Fine.

We start off with some follow up on Amazon Underground. We discuss iOS 9 Content Blocking extensions. We discuss the waining support of Flash in web ads, web browsers & the enterprise. We speculate on the products to be announced on Sept 9th – also whether Apple will make a play into providing content & games on the Apple TV. Aaron illuminates his progress using Swift. Picks: VHS Camcorder app and QuartzCode app.

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