What’s better than a non-working USB patch?

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 26, 2007

A working one, of course.  Our very own Tom Anthony managed to fix the USB patch.  He is still testing it and is working on an “undo” script.

He promised to have it wrapped up by tomorrow night after doing some aggressive testing.  So look for the patch Friday night.

I’m as excited as a little girl on a sugar high!

Forums page

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 23, 2007

OK, let’s not talk about the patch for a moment. I actually stopped updating the site waiting for the permission to publish it. Last I heard is that it will be approved any day now.

I realized a few weeks back that this site does not a forums page. The only way of communication for the readers is via comments. This is far from efficient. Luckily, I do have a forums page on the other site, appletvsource.com.

I would like some suggestions as to what topics I should put on that page to better suit the Appletvhacks.net crowd. Leave me some messages.

You can access appletvsouce’s page via http://forums.appletvsource.com .

Thanks a bunch.

Bad news, good news…

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 16, 2007

Yes, we knew you were expecting this. So, we’ll just going to come out and tell you.

The bad news is that the submitter of the USB patch no longer has time to work on it. We do understand since he actually has more exciting projects to work on (like iPhone hacking and stuff). Good luck, by the way.

Now comes the good news part. We know that it was no small feat working on such a patch. So we’re working on awarding the submitter anyway. With that, we are also working with him on releasing the code to the public (yes, that’s you!) so that more work can be done on it. Then, we can finally hook up that 1TB drive to our Apple TV.  Not to mention the possibility of hooking other USB devices to it like a DVD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD drive.  Sweet!

iPhoneInterface lets you tweak your iPhone

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 6, 2007

iphone appletv iPhoneInterface lets you tweak your iPhone

By this time, we assume that some of you are already using your iPhone as an iPod without activating it using DVD Jon’s hack.

Wait, it gets better. The folks over at iPhone Dev Wiki has released an application called “iPhoneInterface” that allows you do things like browse the file system, manipulate iPhone state, start/stop services, etc.

So, maybe this might be just the start for getting the iPhone to talk to the Apple TV. As our readers suggested, it will be way cool to stream media from the iPhone directly to Apple TV and vice versa. Imagine being able to share your family photos on your iPhone on a big 52″ LCD screen or maybe watching an episode of Lost stored on your Apple TV on your iPhone while you’re in the bathroom.

Hmm, maybe time for another bounty…

How ’bout them iPhones?

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 3, 2007

promoactivation20070626 How bout them iPhones?

Were you one of the those waiting in the iLine to spend your iMoney on the iPhone? How do you like it? Tell us, is it worth $500 – $600 + 2-year contract? And why is it that people are paying so much for it on Ebay when they can still get one from the Apple Store and Cingular Store?

On a different note, somebody suggested a hack that would allow the Apple TV to play the media on the iPhone when they’re connected and vice versa. Would that be of interest to anyone?

Apple did file a patent for a device that can be used to control other media devices and computers. We think the patent is for the iPhone to be used as a remote controller for the Apple TV.

USB Bounty: still open for entries

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on July 2, 2007

We got one entry so far as you are WELL aware. The entry sent in works in some aspects and does not in some others. We are still working with the patch submitter to get the bugs out. We can tell you this much: it is able to detect our 300gb usb drive with no problem. We are going down to Costco to pick up a 1tb western digital drive as soon as the patch works.

300gb.thumbnail USB Bounty:  still open for entries

In the mean time, we are still looking for more entries. So if you think you’re up for the challenge, bring it on.

And please no more bashing. Play nice now. We want this patch to work as much as you do.

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