Greetings Valentine Lovers and welcome to the strictly indoor weekend of lovely love that you’ve been planning for months. What’s that you say? You don’t actually have any real V-Day plans? Well then friend, relax because we’ve got you covered with a sexy assortment of full tilt romance to jumpstart your engines and get your weekend moving in the right direction. Plus some other good stuff thrown in at no extra charge so just fire up that Apple TV and enjoy.
Ready to fire up those Apple TV’s with this week’s red hot Pix Picks? Well, we got ‘em and we even threw in a couple of Valentines Day warning shots just to remind you that the ominous wave of commercial romance is already building and is absolutely heading your way. Your move.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has been building out an extensive network of data centers and connections as groundwork for moving deeper into television. Today, Apple uses a mix of content that is hosted in Apple-owned data centers and content distribution from Level 3 and Akamai, which is a good strategy for more “static” content like what is currently available in the iTunes store. Essentially, Apple can push a copy of “Thor: The Dark World” to Akamai and let them provide the servers and bandwidth to all of the users who purchase the movie.
Old Man Winter just won’t let up around this here crib zone so if the chill wind has got you down too, then here’s this week’s Apple TV Pix Picks to warm up your winter weekend blues.
Till a couple of days back, finding Apple TV‘s product page on Apple.com was a bit difficult thanks to its mysterious location in the Accessories section for iPods. Generally I used to resort on Google to find it rather than taking the pain in browsing through the website. However, that shouldn’t be a problem from now on, as Apple TV has been promoted to occupy one of the tabs besides Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad at the Apple online store. In addition, Apple TV now has its own pages for accessories, community and refurbishes.
It’s the end of January and that means Hollywood Awards Season is in full swing with the People’s Choice, Golden Globes and the SAG’s already handed out and the Big One (Oscars) on the way so this week we thought we’d offer up at least one of the Nominees along with some other past choices. Of course we’ve also set out our usual cinematic smorgasbord for your weekend munching so go right ahead and dig in. [click to continue…]