The wooden Apple TV tray

I’m loving this classy looking Apple TV tray featured on Uncrate

The Apple TV Tray aims to keep the remote handy by holding both the unit and the remote snugly in a piece of sustainably sourced American Walnut or Maple. Apart from looking great, the tray also protects your remote by lining its slot with 100% Merino wool.

Shame it doesn’t do much about hiding the cables too!

The Stashboard for Apple monitors

Stashboard | Quirky Products

Stashboard | Quirky Products

Here’s a useful little addon for iMac or Cinema Display users, the Stashboard makes use of the gap between stand and monitor to hold tools or hide your keyboard…

Its clear plastic frame clips directly to your iMac stand, with rubber grips to ensure a secure fit without risking damage. The shelf hovers tactfully beneath your screen, with a light, glass-like aesthetic that makes your objects appear to be floating. Whether youre looking for extra keyboard storage, or just a place for your iPhone and hard drive, youll never find yourself without a helping hand.

How to extend your Airport network over ethernet


Airport Express v2 problems extending...: Apple Support Communities

Here’s a great tip for anyone trying to use the ‘extend a wireless network’ option using an Airport Express, what should have been a simple standard Apple like experience has previously left me without a working network and randomly unplugging cables before.

The reason is that Apple thinks that extending a network should be done wirelessly, and that if you have your Airport Express plugged into your network, it will send out all kinds of strange calls that will effectively knock you offline (I believe its something to do with both boxes running DHCP, the service to allocate IP addresses to clients).

So you’ve got an easy choice, unplug the ethernet and all will work again. However, if you’re anything like me, you already have your house wired up with far superior ethernet, and want to simply extend the network into a different location over cat5 rather than rely on the fragile Wifi signals. The answer is surprisingly simple, just create a new network, but make sure it is using the exact same settings and passwords as the original, that way clients will happily pick the basestation with the stronger signal, and avoid having to configure all your devices for another network.

Finally you will want to drop into the Network menu in Airport Utility and configure the router mode to ‘Off’ and don’t forget to setup a 5ghz wireless network under ‘wireless’ and ‘wireless options’. This does create other network, but the speed advantages are substancial and can help cut through areas where the are lots of 2.4ghz networks operating (but not all hardware can support it so it’s good to use both).

via Apple Support Communities.

Control your AirPort network devices directly from your iPhone

An interesting new feature available with the new iOS update for the iPhone

Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, and more.

via App Store