A new first for me

Posted by: MrB

A new first for me - 01/15/14 10:09 PM

Earlier this evening , my brother in California called to ask again about which iPad air to get. He sai he and my sis in law were heading to the Apple ?Store there in Santa Rosa to get one. Later he called back and we visited then hung up. Then I got out my iPad and FaceTimed him on his iPad. First time in the two rears since I've had this that I've visited with face time on my iPad. Really cool. Will have to do this regularly

Dave
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 02:52 AM

The great benefits of modern technology we have today.
Posted by: DLC

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 05:20 AM

That's great Dave... hope you can make it a regular occurrence now !!
Family is everything (at least to me) !! smile
Posted by: MrB

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 06:34 AM

I think it so great that he bought an iPad. He will, of course, become addicted to it with all the information available. They have a computer, but it's in the spare bedroom so this will be handy for him. Next to convince him to get Apple TV so he can watch videos on his big screen.

Does Apple TV require a Mac or will it work with the lessor computers?

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 07:26 AM

Apple TV requires no computer... it will work with one... but one is not necessary.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 07:28 AM

It requires internet access. I have a U-Verse cable box that has an Ethernet jack on the back that I run to the ATV for net access.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
It requires internet access. I have a U-Verse cable box that has an Ethernet jack on the back that I run to the ATV for net access.
If one has a g or n speed wireless router that can get a good signal to the AppleTV that can be used too instead of using the cable.

Some streaming balks on g speed though.
Posted by: MrB

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 08:33 AM

I have mine using my g wireless router network.

Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 09:11 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
I have mine using my g wireless router network.

Dave
Your AppleTV?
Posted by: MrB

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 08:21 PM

Yes.

Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: A new first for me - 01/16/14 08:48 PM

Netflix doesn't hiccup?
Posted by: MrB

Re: A new first for me - 01/17/14 02:19 AM

I haven't done netflix

Dave
Posted by: Nana

Re: A new first for me - 01/17/14 07:54 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
Next to convince him to get Apple TV so he can watch videos on his big screen.

You don't need Apple TV for that.