Category: Random

How Do People Use Apple TV?

John Gruber:

Only 30 percent? That seems crazy to me. 70 percent of Apple TV owners don’t rent any movies or TV shows?

From How Do People Use Apple TV?.

Well, in most countries movies and TV shows aren’t even available in iTunes. We (I) just use the AppleTV to run XBMC, my 2nd favorite open source project.

‘Game of Thrones’ new season 2 teaser trailer

Yoav:

April? I can’t wait already.

Originally posted on Inside TV:

The Game of Thrones season 2 teaser trailer is here! Title: “The Cold Winds Are Rising.” That gravel-voiced narrator is Stannis Baratheon (Brit actor Stephen Dillane) — King Robert’s stern brother, who is first introduced in the upcoming season. We also get glimpses of most of the major characters. (Also: If you’re a Boardwalk Empire fan, tonight’s finale is must-see amazing. Check out our coverage here). Here’s the trailer:

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The Future

So we bought this fairly difficult to assemble product the other day, and on the package was a big QR Code. I scanned the code with my phone, and Android detected a link to a YouTube video and offered a few choices for playing it. One of those was “Play on XBMC”, thanks to the XBMC remote app (XBMC is the software that runs on our living room HTPC).

Instantly, assembly instructions a crappy promotional video started playing on the TV. This is the future? (A proper how to video would have made this story so much better!)