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John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple TV+ as a service, and what it looks like in the future.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss trade-in values of various smartphones, and a new wave of reviews for Apple TV+ shows.
Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You’ll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week.
Cable company Altice USA announced the launch of Altice One on Apple TV 4K. Customers get it as part of their subscription plan.
Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the fate of Apple TV+ trials, and Taika Waititi’s keyboard review.
Why would Apple release a new, non-8K Apple TV 4K? John theorizes.
John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss John’s metrics of what makes a streaming service a success and obstacles that lie in wait.
LG confirmed that the Apple TV app on its TVs will support Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2 later this year.
Apple added 11 new Apple TV screensavers and they all feature underwater scenes, like jellyfish, dolphins, whales, and more.
A trailer for Carpool Karaoke appeared on the channel The Late Late Show with James Corden on YouTube. Season 3 will feature guests like Jay Leno, Seal, Fred Armisen, Weezer, Kesha, and more. Starting tomorrow, January 24, new episodes will be released every Friday.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their new favorite games, listener mail, and some recent news stories.
Apple TV and Roku apps for Tivo are on hold, as the company focuses on the launch of TiVo Stream 4K moving forward with Android.
Charlotte Henry is a London-based technical journalist. A self described media junkie, she writes about Apple – and now for the Mac Observer as well as our UK Associate Editor. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It.
In this special holiday edition of BGM, Charlotte and I chat about our favorite Christmas movies and what makes them so great for us. There are also some honorable mentions. We finish with a diagnosis of Apple TV+ The Morning Show.
Swiss company Salt has launched an Apple TV remote alternative with more buttons and less touch pad.
Thanks to Apple’s input, the alternative remote doesn’t require any pairing with Apple TV and works out of the box. It includes directional arrows in place of the Siri Remote’s glass Touch surface, a power button in addition to a Menu button, along with separate volume and channel rockers and traditional media playback buttons.
Supposedly Apple even worked with Salt to create this.
As carriers do, nomenclature and technology get manipulated for the sake of marketing, bragging rights and coverage maps. Plus, 5G bio safety issues are being more extensively explored.. Buckle up.
Vodafone is getting into the world of TV, and is using the Apple TV 4K as the exclusive set-top box to do it.
Two Apple TV+ shows – See and The Morning Show entered Reelgood’s streaming Top 20 last week, in 11th and 12th positions respectively.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss streaming interface options, and The Morning Show’s tepid reviews.