Forcing a 5GHz connection to an Airport Time Capsule (for AC and/or better WiFi) is easy

I got an Airport Time Capsule nearly a year ago. It supports the 802.11AC WiFi protocol, but until the iPhone 6 I didn’t have any devices that could take advantage of it. I’d assumed my devices, even the majority of which are lowly 802.11N capable, would take advantage of 5GHz on the Airport Time Capsule … Read more

iPhone users with newer Macs will love the forthcoming Yosemite OS update

I’ve been using the beta of Apple’s forthcoming 10.10 update to its operating system dubbed “Yosemite” for a while. For the most part it has been an evolutionary update because  the biggest update in Yosemite in my opinion is that it more easily allows for your iOS devices (with iOS8) to communicate with the Mac … Read more

iPhone 6 Plus weighs half as much as Retina iPad Mini

I was enjoying Gruber’s review of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus until I got distracted at the ~2000 word mark (not a typo!) when I saw: […]but it feels like a new device, bigger than the iPhone but smaller than the iPad Mini. One size doesn’t fit all, and a 5.5-inch display is just too big … Read more

So many “clouds” but I’m down to just two: iCloud and OwnCloud

I use iOS devices and my iPhone is my camera, so I use iCloud for syncing calendar & contacts as well as automatically uploading any pictures I’ve taken to a desktop or laptop. That works pretty well for me, and as long as I’m living in the iOS world, I can’t imagine not using iCloud … Read more

DIY full “TV Everywhere” streaming very doable but not necessarily cheap

I’ve had the newest $150 Slingbox M1 for nearly a month and am happy with it. The TiVo Roamio Plus has a few holes, namely that outside of the home, its WiFi experience is pretty spotty and at this point TiVo still doesn’t offer streaming over cell networks. The TiVo does offer downloading via cell … Read more

Accessing HBO on Xfinity on Demand via TiVo Roamio (Video)

When I came back to “Team TiVo” about 9 months ago I was looking for something and found Dave Zatz’ blog. It’s not all-TiVo all the time, but it covers both popular and obscure video tech that I’m curious about, so I’ve become a regular reader. Yesterday I saw Dave tweet the following: Speaking of … Read more