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Posts by Dick Applebaum

I have no qualms about adding ssd or hdd storage to AppleTV ... though it wouldn't be necessary for the uses you describe.We have 18,000 songs and over 1,200 videos (mostly movies) in our 5.4 TeraByte Home Theater collectionIt resides on a Promise Pegasus 10 TB Thunderbolt 1 RAID connected to my mid 2011 iMac (in the office) with 802.11n WiFi (no 11ac).A typical scenario would have Mom in the Family Room watching, say, Downton Abbey TV series episodes on the big screen.At...
Not a problem!I just did a quick test -- unplugged the AppleTV 3rd generation (not latest Rev A).On restoration of power -- everything was available same as before!You could get an inexpensive UPS.HomeKit supports multiple houses: Regular Home;  Beach House;  Mountain Cabin ...Likely you would have an intelligent HomeKit monitor/controller (AppleTV) with UPS at each location.HomeKit Accessories (locks, lights, sensors, etc.) must meet certain minimal requirements to...
I understand the Display / TV incentive.The, location -- not so much ... you can easily get the geolocation of wherever you install an AppleTV or iBeacon. But you need at least 3 iBeacons (geolocations) to trilaterate, say, your indoor location on an iPhone. You would need special software on the iPhone to allow it to be tracked.I suspect that WiFiSLAM tech could do a better job of location -- given the availability of WiFw signals from multiple AppleTVs.At some point...
This little self-contained, hockey-puck-size device is coming into its own: Access to your home theater content Portable, ad hoc WiFi connection to on-location TVs for presos Now, remote monitoring and control hub for home kit accessories I suspect that the AppleTV / HomeKit offering could easily be expanded to provide similar function for a small business (or department within a larger business). Then, a new AppleTV, with an A8X APU, more RAM, 11.ac, etc. could be a...
AIR, AppleTV has BLE ... So it's doable ...But, what would you use it for?
Then, there's the story about the kid who told his parents that he wann'ada watch for Christmas ... So, they let him ...
It's called marketing ...Except Apple showed actual devices -- rather than just announcing them!
Hey @brlawer and @sog53 (and others who base their investment decisions on CEO moves) -- Meg Whitman is going to have two great HP companies in which to invest ... RSN ...
@anant -- ya' gotta' learn to pick n' peruse at the same time
Ha!I can remember when Apple hired Trip Hawkins in the early 1980s ...For those not paying attention Trip is accused of buying airplanes and houses as CEO of EA -- and hiding millions in taxes from the IRS ...Mmm ...Trip Hawkins ... Apple ... Bad investment/tax decisions ...I'm sure that Tim cook is somehow responsible for this!
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