Apple TV 2 – white light (LED) flashing/blinking fast

Hey, I just brought my Apple TV 2 back from the living dead. After a botched firmware update all it did was flashing the white LED fast (about 3 times a second). I followed the official reset instructions using the Apple remote but that didn’t help at all. Then I came across a few posts …

Waking up a NAS from Mac OS X at boot time using Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Please seeĀ this postĀ for a more recent version which works in OS X 10.11 El Capitan and newer. Do you own a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) capable NAS (network attached storage) unit? Is your computer a Mac? Want to save on your energy bill? The consumer NAS units you can buy these days are actually small Linux computers …

No video AirPlay in Apple TV 2 – yet!

A few days ago I received the re-vamped Apple TV 2 (or 2G) in the mail. The iOS version in the new Apple TV is listed as 4.0. I was very curious to try the new AirPlay feature that Steve Jobs announced in his keynote in early September. AirPlay enables the ability to stream any …

Apple TV not showing up in iTunes

Recently, I got my Apple TV back from repair. After setting up the wireless network connection and trying to connect it to the shared iTunes library on my Mac I was expecting it to show up in iTunes so I could enter the key to pair both devices. Apple TV usually shows up within seconds …