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You may have seen an Apple TV before: It's a little Black Box that plugs into your HDTV and lets you stream Videos & Photos or listen to Music stored on your computer. You may even have one at home. Many people don't realise that as well as being an excellent way to watch your Films at home, it can also be a very powerful Business Tool.
If your office has a dedicated Meeting Room, you probably have an HDTV or Projector, for making presentations to clients. You fiddle around with Cables and Connectors, and hook your laptop up to show a PowerPoint Presentation.
Did you know that with an Apple TV, you can stream whatever is on your screen straight to the Apple TV? This means no fiddling with wires and settings, all you need to do is click an icon in your menu bar, and your screen is beamed over the wireless network, straight to the HDTV or Projector.
You can also use the included remote to step through your PowerPoint Presentation, meaning you don't need to be bent over your computer screen to give a presentation. You can set your Company Logo or a selection of images to cycle through, when you are not using the Apple TV.
This technology is called AirPlay Mirroring. As long as you have a Mac with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed, you do not have to install any additional software to take advantage of this.
Setting up your Apple TV
This is what you need to do to setup your Apple TV:
1. Connect the Power Cable to the Apple TV
2. Connect an HDMI cable between your Apple TV and HDTV
3. Follow the setup guide on the Apple TV, using the included remote, which will take you through connecting it to your wireless network
Show your Screen on the HDTV
It's very easy and straightforward to stream your screen onto the HDTV, just follow these steps:
1. Make sure you are connected to the same wireless network as the Apple TV
2. You'll notice that a new icon appears on the Menu Bar, at the top-right hand side of the screen. Click on this.
3. Select your Apple TV from the drop down list.
Your screen will now appear on the HDTV.
What about Sound?
Playing Music & Video does not require any additional steps. As long are you are showing your screen, all sound from the Computer is also streamed to the HDTV/Projector.
This sounds expensive...
Not at all! The Apple TV is only £99 including VAT, and is much cheaper than a dedicated PC. It looks more professional too!
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Does it seem like every day your network is suffering from a different issue? How about the same old issues that keep coming back? Think about how much time is wasted every day while you and your employees have to cope with viruses, malware, and oddball technology issues. What if we told you there is an easy solution that will eliminate 99% of these problems?
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The consumer electronics market is inundated with countless mobile devices with flashy interfaces, sleek profiles, and names that are more ridiculous than most car makes. Understandably, it's hard to keep up and when picking out a smartphone for yourself or your business, the demos at the store don't give you much of an insight. Here's an extensive cheat sheet on what to look for when making a new smartphone purchase.
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There comes a time when you are looking at a new laptop and you are asked the question: Do you want a Solid State Drive, or a traditional Hard Disk Drive? Well here is a quick run-down of both technologies in the hopes of shedding some light on the issue. By the time you are done reading this article, you will be better able to answer that question.
Microsoft Office and Windows 7 provide many keyboard shortcuts that can improve your ability to multitask and get things accomplished quickly. Most of these shortcuts will work in previous versions, like Windows XP, Vista and the Microsoft Server Operating Systems as well. Give them a try, and the next time your tech comes by, be sure to show off your new skills.