“Apple TV redefines what your TV can do. Rent HD movies. Buy HD TV shows. Listen to your iTunes music. Watch podcasts. Even show off your photos.”
Aside from viewing video clips on YouTube or pictures on Flickr, I must say that this device is amazing purely from the simplicity of renting movies.
Right now to rent a movie, you probably have to jump out to your local blockbuster, rent a video, hope it is there, then having to bring it back to avoid late fees, very inconvenient. Not to mention all the careless people who scratch the discs and it can’t play beyond some crucial point in the movie. How frustrating!
With Apple TV, you can rent from movies online, that are available on demand, and it is only $2.99 for older titles, $3.99 for newer titles, and $4.99 for HD movies. The rental is good for 48 hours and can be played multiple times.
For those of you who like movies and convenience, something to think about.
More and more people are needing to reach out to business associates, clients, family and friends who are located (perhaps temporarily) outside of their calling region. Skype keeps improving their product and is worth trying out. It is free. And it also allows you to use a webcam (many laptops have them built-in) for a video conference. It is quite impressive.
If you need to access your computer remotely, I would highly recommend you look into LogMeIn Free. It allows you to access your computer desktop remotely. It is very easy to install and doesn’t require any special knowledge.