Kensington has a new portable USB-C docking station for Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C equipped Macs and other PCs. The eloquently named SD1600P Universal USB-C Mobile 4K Docking Station includes USB-C pass-through power, HDMI (4K@30Hz) and VGA Full HD video out, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C data sync port, Gigabit Ethernet, and a fold-away cable for connecting to your computer. The dock is priced at US$99.99 and is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Chrome.
There are several indicators that your Apple TV 4K is enabled for Dolby Vision, but John shows the final visual cue to look for on the TV’s screen itself.
In this very special edition of Background Mode, The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet joined me to continue a previous discussion we’d been having about 4K/UHD television. It all started when I published an article, an adventure actually, about my project to get all my home video components working together to achieve 4K/UHD and Dolby Vision. One TMO Daily Observations podcast wasn’t enough to answer all the questions, and so we just kept on chatting, laughing and recording. Herein is most everything you need to know about setting up a 4K/UHD TV system with advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), especially Dolby Vision.
It took John some time, testing, industry contacts and study to finally get his Apple TV 4K and Sony 4K/UHD TV doing the Dolby Vision magic.
The 4K/UHD HDR standards are in place, and Apple TV 4K honors the most important ones. But there are a few wrinkles to be aware of.
LAS VEGAS – The technology of Ultra High Definition has finally reached a stable point in time, and TVs bought now won’t be obsolete any time soon.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about macOS High Sierra’s root access security flaw, plus John updates us on the state of Apple TV 4K.
If you’re thinking about upgrading to a 4K/UHD TV this holiday season, you may be wondering about a new 4K/UHD Blu-ray player.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday imminent, John offers some tips for those thinking about moving up to a 4K/UHD TV and an Apple TV 4K.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share tips on buying a 4K television, and on how to take better holiday photos with your iPhone.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out 4K upscaling and what it means for Apple TV streaming movies, plus they look at Tim Cook’s role as Apple’s leader.
The demand for 4K movies has brought about the business of upscaling 2K movies to 4K and marketing them as 4K. Should we care?
OWC has a new USB-C travel dock out that’s loaded with ports to make your tech life easier on the go. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock includes two USB 3.1 Gen 1 type A ports, HDMI capable of driving a 4K display, an SD card reader, plus a USB-C power port that can charge Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro. It’s available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold at the Macsales website for US$49.99.
In the “strange, but true” category, Jeff Butts has discovered that neither macOS High Sierra or iOS 11 seem to support 4K content from iTunes yet.
Apple TV finally got 4K video support on Tuesday when Apple showed off a new model during its “Let’s meet at our place” media event.
Apple has made big changes over the years, but perhaps none so much as its engagement in original TV entertainment.
Apple wants to charge HD prices for 4K/UHD movies on its new Apple TV. The studios won’t have it.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out what a 4K Apple TV means to you and your current TV, plus how to look for a new TV if your ready to upgrade.
Apple’s long anticipated 4K Apple TV is coming this fall, or so say insider sources.
Now that we’re fairly certain Apple is planning a 5th generation 4K Apple TV, it’s time to brush up on some terminology.