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Tag Archives: Apple TV

Reuse, Recycle: Transform an Old Mac Mini Into a Media Server Using Plex

Old Macs never die, they just get reused. An old MacBook becomes a school laptop for one of the kids. The old 21.5-inch iMac becomes a FaceTime "videophone" for Grandma. Macs have good longevity and older units are usable for a variety of purposes other than day-to-day work. Read along to see how we were able to transform a 2014 Mac mini into a home media server.

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How to Group Movies Together in the Apple TV App on a Mac

Recently, I took advantage of the price cut and bought the Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan collections of James Bond movies, as well as “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with George Lazenby’s one and only appearance as 007....

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Guide to Family Sharing: How to Set It Up

Family Sharing is one of the many perks of owning an Apple product: the ability to allow up to six family members to share purchases made in the iTunes/Music Store, App Store, and Books Store, as well as share subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV, and Apple Arcade. You can also share the storage space provided by an iCloud storage plan. In this Rocket Yard guide, we’ll explore how to set up Family Sharing on your Mac. Family Sharing works across all Apple devices, allowing you to use a Mac or iOS device to set up and manage Family Sharing, but this guide will concentrate on the process for a Mac.

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How to Make Your iPhone and iPad Appear in the macOS Catalina Finder

With macOS Catalina, Apple broke up the iTunes app into three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts. Previously, you could connect iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches to your Mac and their icons would appear in iTunes. No longer. Now that — as well as syncing — is handled entirely in the Finder. To manage your iOS or iPad device in macOS Catalina, here's what you do...

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