On episode 390 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa share some hardware, app and tv picks to entertain your inner geek over the holiday break. Melissa reviews her new Philips hue smart plug and shares how she’s used it to upgrade her tv. She also reviews Chill Zones, SYC PRO, and Piezo apps. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse390-holiday-break-entertainment/ Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/ Geekiest Show Ever is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. Products made by Apple mentioned in this podcast are a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions. Episode art is by Melissa Davis using images provided by the developers mentioned in this episode. See links for more information.
Melissa can now control her entire living room with just her voice. It makes her very happy to have something to boss around when the kids and hubby are away!
Melissa uses audio and video downloader apps to:
- create video screensavers
- curate a sleep playlist that can be set to a timer using Apple Music app
- preserve audio memories of a loved one singing songs on Smule.com
Softorino makes two YouTube downloader apps. Softorino YouTube Converter PRO (SYC PRO) has more advanced features than Softorino YouTube Converter 2, but they both worked well in Melissa’s testing when she made an aquarium screensaver for her Apple TV.
Softorino has their own app store with multiple options for licensing: https://softorino.com/store/
You can license each app individually for a monthly fee with the option to save on cost by paying annually or purchase a lifetime license. (Full disclosure: they gave me a lifetime license which I’m using to test out and review their apps then share my thoughts with you.)
Chill Zones by Filip Němeček is an app for tvOS, iOS, and iPadOS. After using SYC PRO to download the aquarium videos from YouTube, she copied them to her Photos Library then used Chill Zones to upload them to her Apple TV.
Learn more about Chill Zones and how to use it here: https://nemecek.be/pages/chill-zones
Ever wanted to download the karaoke songs you performed using Smule Sing? Well, now you can with Piezo from Rogue Amoeba. Find yours or your loved one’s songs on Smule.com then open Piezo and click record. It’s really easy.
Our TV Recommendations for Your Holiday Binge
Five Days at Memorial
Ticket to Paradise
A Friend of the Family
The West Wing
House of the Dragon
City on a Hill
Show Us Some Love
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Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date.
Geekiest Show Ever is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. Products made by Apple mentioned in this podcast are a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.