About

Bily Foster: Web Designer, Developer and Producer.  Bily has been around the internet since the BBS days.  When he first got his hands on an iPod touch he knew that the iPad wouldn’t be far behind.  One of the first to order the original, and first in line for the last two releases of the iPad.  Bily covers all kinds of tech news all brought to him by his iPad.

Theme Song: “Oddio Overplay” by The Bran Flakes

Archive for August, 2012

Podcast Episode 14 – AirPlay

I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week we’re talking about AirPlay. Apple has a Proprietary Protocol for sharing Media, which is a fancy way of saying it can beam audio and video around a network. Originally called AirTunes back when it was audio only, the technology has evolved to include video and even mirroring. In case you don’t know, mirroring is where you send what you are looking at to system you are AirPlaying to. AirPlay is different than sharing because you Read More...

Audio Podcast: Episode 14 AirPlay

I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week we’re talking about AirPlay. Apple has a Proprietary Protocol for sharing Media, which is a fancy way of saying it can beam audio and video around a network. Originally called AirTunes back when it was audio only, the technology has evolved to include video and even mirroring. In case you don’t know, mirroring is where you send what you are looking at to system you are AirPlaying to. AirPlay is different than sharing because you Read More...

HuluPlusHome

Hulu Plus – A balance between TV and TiVo

It’s not secret that I was a big fan of TiVo. For almost 10 years I sang their praises until they screwed me over by overcharging me. Instead of ‘refunding’ the extra I paid they provided me with ‘discounted’ refurbish HD units that ended up failing left and right. Needless to say it’s been almost a year later and I’m still not going back to TiVo. I tried to use the cable providers DVR and it’s a complete mess of a system. It hardly worked, and it seems every time I went out of town and came back home instead Read More...

Podcast Episode 13 – HD Radio

I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘HD Radio’ We all know that we’ve transitioned away from analog TV signals and TV stations are broadcasting in HD, but did you know radio ALSO has an HD option? One filled with commercial free radio that you can simply grab from the air? No dealing with accounts and emails, No logins, no Internet connection. Simply turn it on, tune it in, and enjoy hours of crystal clear, commercial free music. Now my engineering Read More...

Audio Podcast: Episode 13 – HD Radio

TIG-EP13 I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘HD Radio’ We all know that we’ve transitioned away from analog TV signals and TV stations are broadcasting in HD, but did you know radio ALSO has an HD option? One filled with commercial free radio that you can simply grab from the air? No dealing with accounts and emails, No logins, no Internet connection. Simply turn it on, tune it in, and enjoy hours of crystal clear, commercial free music. Now my Read More...

DigitalLibrary

How to Create Your Own In-House Video On-Demand System

I’ve been running my own in-house digital video system since the early 2000s. And when Apple released the second-generation of the AppleTV I was able to upgrade from a Video On-Delay to Video On-Demand. You see before the AppleTV I used my TiVo, and a proprietary server system to pull the movie to the TiVo box. But it was inefficient because it had to download the movie before I could watch it, and it was only a text browser so it worked but was hard for my mom to use. But now by using off-the-shelf software and hardware you too Read More...

Podcast Episode 12 – Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S case – YouTube removal from iOS

TIG-EP12 I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘Waterproof’ This weekend I was invited to ‘Wet and Wild’ by some friends I made on Facebook And I’m sure as you can tell from the name water is involved. It’s an Aquatic park just north of here. Normally it would be a perfect time to take my GoPro camera however it’s currently down and out for the count prepping to in for repair. What’s a guy to do? Well my point and Read More...

Audio Podcast Episode 12 – Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S case – YouTube removal from iOS

TIG-EP12 I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘Waterproof’ This weekend I was invited to ‘Wet and Wild’ by some friends I made on Facebook And I’m sure as you can tell from the name water is involved. It’s an Aquatic park just north of here. Normally it would be a perfect time to take my GoPro camera however it’s currently down and out for the count prepping to in for repair. What’s a guy to do? Well my point and Read More...

Podcast Episode 11 – Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus on AppleTV

TIG-EP11 I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘Amazon and Hulu Plus on iOS’ iOS finally got two great new video apps added into their ecosystem. One is a brand-new one, and the other is about damn time. Starting with the biggest one, Amazon Instant Video. To me this is huge, Amazon is the second-largest video-on-demand service out there and now it’s tied into the iPad. So now between Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu you have an incredible amount of Read More...

Audio Podcast Episode 11 – Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus on AppleTV

TIG-EP11 I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two! This week it’s ‘Amazon and Hulu Plus on iOS’ iOS finally got two great new video apps added into their ecosystem. One is a brand-new one, and the other is about damn time. Starting with the biggest one, Amazon Instant Video. To me this is huge, Amazon is the second-largest video-on-demand service out there and now it’s tied into the iPad. So now between Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu you have an incredible amount of Read More...