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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Build and Sideload Your Own Apple TV 4 Live TV Streaming App

Below are all the links you need to build your own Apple TV 4 App for http live streaming (m3u8,PLS)

Kane's Github

A simple Apple TV Template to create your own live tv channel pretty easy.

1) A free Apple Developer account

2) You will need a Mac running the latest version of XCode & OSX (up to date)

3) You will need a live tv or radio source (format: m3u8, pls), test the link with VLC to make sure it's working.

4) An Apple TV 4th generation (the new one)

5) A USB-C cable to USB-A or USB-C cable to USB-C  to sideload your channel on your Apple TV.

Template is using by default the NASA TV channel, you just need to change the URL in the 

ViewController.swift to your own. Pretty easy.

Kane's Sample image pack for making your own Apple TV 4 App icon:

click here for all TVOS Github projects

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dec 18 2015 Apple TV 4 AppStore App Availability

Here is a video to show you whats Apps are currently available on the Apple TV 4 Appstore on Dec 18 2015

Bi-Weekly Video. so subscribe so you can keep up to date.

Please comment on any App you need me too elaborate on. I comment back Quickly

Thank you!/Dave01568

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Monday, December 14, 2015

1Byone Vintage Record Turntable Review, Demo, and Music History

The History of Music

In 1877 Thomas Edison was the first to record audio with his invention of the phonograph. Edison used a cylinder coated in wax and foil that imprinted divots in to it by the vibrations using a coracoid process.  He called his invention the phonograph.

Emile Berliner invented the Gramophone 10 years later. He was the first inventor to stop recording on cylinders and started recording onto disc instead.

He was later joined by Eldridge Johnson  who made a motor for the gramophone to keep it at a steady speed instead of hand-cranking the records. 

The records had a spiral groove etched into it.  The needle attached to the "arm" that is attached to the speaker horn would run along this bumpy grove while being hand-cranked and output the sound vibration through the gramophone speaker.

The first disc was made of soft glass, then zinc, and then eventually plastic . It took 12 years after the invention of the gramophone for the flat disc to become mainstay in the hearts of most audiophiles.

In the early half of the 20th century (1900-1960), The 10” 78 RPM speed records became the disc of choice. They were made of shellac resin but they were very brittle. The recording groves that are read by the needle, were 4 times wider, and much deeper, than current record discs. 

Starting in 1948, The 33-1/3 RPM LP(long Playing) records were invented. originally called Microgroove(MG) . They had groves that were much closer together which allowed longer record and play times and significantly reduces the “crackling” sounds.

45 RPM records are records played slightly faster because they only had to accommodate one song and were very popular in jukeboxes because companies can pack more discs. With a large center hole cut out in the middle to make it easier to work with mechanical jukebox arms.

The speeds in which the three types of records needed to be played, have been standardized by a collaborative effort between radio, movie studios, and manufacturers and are still in effect today.

In the video below i Demo all three type of disc on a Retro-style record player from a company called 1ByOne. 

This record player plays all the speeds and has Plenty of modern technology as well.

You can pick up one of these record players by clicking the following links and
If you use these coupon code at check out you will received a 20% discount off t

$15 off
Code R7H5A3LK  

£10 off
Code HKZ93TBY  

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel AskUncleDave  for more articles like this. 


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Apple TV 4 Updated, iOS iTunes Remote App Fixed Half Way

There is something to be excited about the New Apple TV 4. Apple has pushed out a firmware update to TVOS that enables iTunes Remote App support

TVOS 9.1 (13u85)
iOS Remote app 4.2.2

This allows the user to use there mobile device as a remote control for the new ATV 4. it continues support for home sharing as well

The update ,while exciting, needs some work. Most games can’t be played using the app, Siri is missing, and the sleep functionality dead. you can also forget about CEC control . 

The app, at the least, pretty much allow you to navigate for now

Check out the video below for a detail look at the new update. 

There is an update to the apple Watch Remote also 

imore Article About iWatch Remote app

Siri is coming to the remote app as well

Update: Apple just released 4.2.3 with no additional functionality . Just a change to the app store description

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1byone Digital HDTV OTA Antenna and Signal Booster Review and Setup (Video)

Cable cutting has been a major goal for many people. Getting the "over the air" antenna is a good way to start. It's literally the one service the government makes sure you get absolutely free. 

The FCC since 2007 has mandated that television networks all over the United States start broadcast high-quality digital signals OTA. They also encouraged television manufactures to design their televisions to except the free digital broadcast

You can actually get a coupon for a free digital tuner box if you're older television isn't equipped to do so.

You can use pretty much any antenna, depending on where you live and how far away you are from the towers

1byone makes an antenna that has a 60mile range that is amplified to boost your signal and give you the best chance for success. 

In the video below from my YouTube channel, AskUncleDave , i review this product, install, and show you all the channels I get

Seeing is believing. If you've never seen in person an over the air television station broadcasted in HD, you haven't seen real HD. This is because the cable companies compress the signal so they can deliver multiple services like television telephone and Internet service.

With antennas you get a uncompressed full digital signal through your coax cable that makes details Pop

You can find the products I review in the video by clicking on the following links

Friday, December 4, 2015

Firecore's infuse App 4 0, Apple TV 4, Public Release ,Setting Up Shares DLNA/uPnP ...

Firecore’s infuse 4 App For Apple TV 4 Now Available plus Shares Setup video

The infuse 4 App for the Apple TV 4 is finally out of Beta Testing. Infuse is absolutely the best video app, in the Apple AppStore ecosystem. Infuse is an app that allows you to stream video stored on your PC, Mac, NAS, Airport or local (LAN) Wifi connected Hard Drives. it will even Connect/Stream to UPnP/DLNA apps like Plex, Kodi (XBMC), Serviio, WMC, PS3 Media Server. No matter where you have your media stored the infuse app will find it. 

It seems infuse 4 is only using SMB(Samba) to connect SMB, which stands for Server Message Block, is a protocol for sharing files. there seems to be a lack of AFP file sharing(MAC) seen in the Beta

SMB was probably use because its universal for Mac and Windows users alike

The infuse 4 app is exclusive to the new Apple TV and it joins The mobile iOS, infuse 3 app with many of the same feature with the exception of actually storing the file onto mobile devices. 

The Apple TV version just store the url to the location of where and what devices you have your media stored for easy access.

The infuse offers many great features including metadata (cover art,synopsis),
realtime subtitles search (OpenSubtittles), integrated trakt with 2 way sync, full support for Dolby® Digital Plus & DTS-HD® surround sound

The best feature is Live Hardware decoding. This means you do not have to convert media for play on your Apple TV or iOS .Play most any media format including as MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV & many others

Watch the video below about setting up Shares in the settings of your infuse app and all of your media storage devices

You may also like the infuse App Beta walk-through video 

Don’t forget to subscribe too!

Infuse 4 is compatible with Apple TV (4th gen), iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and requires iOS 8 or later. Via

There are two versions of infuse for both iOS and Apple TV

Infuse 4 for Apple TV is a free upgrade for all current Infuse 3 Pro users.

Note: The same features are available whether you upgrade to Pro via In-App Purchase, or purchase the standalone Infuse Pro app

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