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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Apple TV hacks hackersIf this is true, Apple has just caused my rethinking of Apple TV to be quite temporary:
We thought it was too good to be true. Mysterious goings-on have put an end to happy hackers' tinkering with Apple TV.Sigh.
Well, that's a shame. After writing my Apple TV review and being, frankly, unimpressed by the device, the quick rise in Apple TV hacks had me believing, briefly, that Apple actually had a master plan with the Apple TV: Slip a tiny OS X-based box into the world's living rooms and let the hackers go nuts. Overnight, this device would become so much more useful because an amazing ecosystem would arise around it.
Too bad it's not true. As it stands, Apple TV is what I said it was originally: An overpriced way to to get iTunes video content into your den. And it's unclear that there's a huge market for that, especially when you consider the lack of content on Apple's service. My guess is that this is all about making the Apple TV appear "safe" to content makers.
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