MacVoices #14049: Dan Frakes on The Apple TV’s Impact and Home Automation

Dan Frakes is back to talk about the Apple TV and the impact it is having on individual video acquisition and consumption, and on the video industry in general. Is it suitable just for cord cutters, movie fans or those who want alternative video content? Dan discusses why it addresses all those audiences and more. Dan also discusses his forays into home automation and how it is becoming more approachable to a wider, less geek-oriented audience.

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Dan Frakes  is a respected technology writer, book author, and editor, as well as an authority on digital media (including the iPod, iPhone, and iPad) and consumer audio. He is currently Senior Editor and the “Mac Gems” columnist at  Macworld, where he also covers the Mac and iOS platforms, general and mobile computing, digital media, and consumer audio. He was previously Senior Reviews Editor for Playlist magazine and Website (now part of Macworld proper), and at various times an Editor, Contributing Editor, and columnist for


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