#488 Apple Announcement Appearances, AppleTV Fixed, Our Sadomasochistic Relationship with Apple, Deeper, Belgiums National Redoubt

I was on three podcasts this week about the Apple announcements – check them out: the Daily Tech News Show with Scott Johnson and Veronica Belmont , the Mac Roundtable, and the SMR Podcast. I also did a guest Screencast for Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online all about Drop Shadow and AppDelete; watch the trailer at screenscastsonline.com. I describe how Apple gave me a fix (workaround) to my AppleTV problem, and I discuss our Sadomasochistic Relationship with Apple. Change the default behavior of a whole bunch of things in OSX using the GUI interface in donation ware Deeper from titanium.free.fr, makers of the awesome utility OnyX. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart breaks down the celebrity photo leaks and explains what actually happened and then after Security Lite he gives us a history lesson on World War I and how he used Google Earth to map out the progression over time of the defenses of Belgium, the National Redoubt. Read along and download the Google Earth file to play along as you listen at https://www.bartbusschots.ie/s/2014/09/14/antwerp-belgiums-national-redoubt


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AppleTV Problem FIXED

another screenshot saying 7 hrs and 10 min till I can watch my movieLast week I whined yet again about my AppleTV woes, where every time we try to start playing a rented movie, it tells me it will be hours till the movie is ready to play. Several people over the last few months have suggested that I call Apple but I poopoohed that idea. I did write to customer support on iTunes but while they happily kept refunding me my rentals, they didn’t know a darn thing about why this kept happening.

This week Lynda wrote in and really pushed me to give tech support a call. I did my usual arguments about how it’s not under AppleCare so why would they help me, but then I realized I had nothing to lose by trying. Heck, I’d tried everything else, right?
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