So yes, we finally spent those 100 euros and got ourselves an Apple TV! We are so happy we did it. It had been the perfect investment we did during the year 2013. When you read this article, you will see why.
First of all, Apple TV is just a small black box (does not occupy any space at all!) which connects to your regular TV. This black box creates wonders only in the presence of Internet connection. So yes, in order to be able to benefit from an Apple TV and the many channels in offers, you definitely need to have a high speed Internet connection. The set-up process of Apple TV is very easy. I won't go over all these details here, just follow what's written inside the user manual and you will be fine. What I will tell you in this article is what you can do with your Apple TV.
First of all, the greatest advantage of having an Apple TV is the ability to be able to watch newly released films with high resolution. You do not need to go to the movie center, you do not need to rent or buy a dvd at a high price. These movies which come with Apple TV cost maximum 6 euros. All you need to do is to buy or rent the movie on Apple TV whenever you want and enjoy your movie night at the comfort of your house. Let me tell you about the differences between buying a film and renting a film on Apple TV. Once you rent a movie on Apple TV, you can start watching it anytime you want within a month. However, once you start watching it, you will only have 48 hours to finish the movie. If you prefer to buy a movie, you can watch and re-watch the movie at any time you want.
In addition to movie rentals and purchases, Apple TV also features a variety of channels. You can get connected to radio stations and start listening to music from the 60s or 70s. There are numerous podcasts which you can subscribe to and listen. There is also a Japanese anime channel (named Crunchyroll) which allows anime enthusiasts to watch their favorite cartoons in original Japanese language with English subtitles.
My husband and I are two adults but when it comes to iPad we are alike two kids who cannot share the one single precious toy. Well, this was the situation until a postman brought a brand new iPad mini into our lives!
Yes, it has been a little bit of an expensive online purchase on our side, but it’s definitely worth the price. First of all, it is much thinner and lighter (and of course smaller) compared to the regular iPad. Unlike the regular iPad, it fits perfectly into your palm and has the ideal screen size for reading. This mini iPad, which you can carry in your bag without feeling its weight, can easily become your favorite book, favorite magazine, favorite online game, favorite everything. Yes, it is a very light all-in-one technology!
Reading an e-book in any language is made a lot easier on an iPad mini since there is an embedded multi-language dictionary program, which is a perk of the new improved operation system. This definitely makes things more convenient for me especially when I go for a long flight or a bus ride. I just download the latest e-books in English, Italian or Japanese because I know that I won’t have to carry a dictionary with me in order to be able to read in all these different languages. This iPad mini instantly allows me to learn the definition of a word by just clicking on it.
I also prefer using iPad mini as an alternative to my smartphone when it comes to taking photos or videos. The relatively bigger screen, high resolution and the ability to upload the photos/video to iCloud with just one click make this mini device very handy.