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Rebooting Apple TV 4k and 4

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/28

Every now and then, when an Apple TV falls asleep with an app running, it wakes up without the app showing actual content on HDMI.

I’ve seen this quite a lot with the NPOStart app, but other apps suffer from this as well.

It happens more often with an Apple TV 4k than with an Apple TV4.

When this happens, the TV thinks there is no HDMI device connected to that source any more.

The solution is to reboot the Apple TV without active screen output:

If the remote refuses to connect, then you have to pull the plug and reinsert it; either the power or HDMI plug will do.

Luckily this workaround I did not have to reboot my TV, as the only two ways to do that is to pull/reinsert the power plug, or to perform a [WayBack] How do I perform a Factory Data Reset on my Smart TV? | Samsung Support Australia.


Posted in Apple, Apple TV, iOS, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Signal messaging downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/23

I forgot about the announcement that Signal had also become available on the Desktop, but it is via [WayBack]

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Debian based x64 Linux:

$ curl -s | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

I like the mix of echo and tee to update the [WayBack] /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder with the signal-xenial.list file.

These links will always give you the latest download filename:

The files you get there will be relative to the path so will be similar to:

You can get the sources at



Posted in *nix, Android Devices, Apple, Debian, iMac, iOS, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Chris Bensen: Sync a Shared Google Calendar with Calendar in iOS or macOS

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/06

[WayBack] Chris Bensen: Sync a Shared Google Calendar with Calendar in iOS or macOS

Cool: configure a shared Google Calendar to show up in the Calendar in iOS or macOS


Posted in Apple, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

“simply” hold the refresh button and then tap on Request Desktop Site – How to Use WhatsApp on iPad

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/05

… simply hold the refresh button and then tap on Request Desktop Site. The page should refresh and you should be redirected to and you should be looking at a QR code on the screen of your iPad.

If you know it’s “simply”.

Source: How to Use WhatsApp on iPad


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Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/04

The first method I try for any Apple TV issue is to reset the device (Hold the Play & Menu button simultaneously on the remote for 6 seconds)

Source: Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

This usually works for me too and is easier/faster than fiddling with the solutions mentioned at Apple TV: HDMI audio stops working – Apple Support (which now has moved to Get help with audio, video, or power on Apple TV – Apple Support).

After releasing Play&Menu buttons, wait for the Apple TV to reboot itself and listen if your remote-buttons will give you audio-feedback from the Apple TV. If that works, then audio on multi-media works fine.

This is way cheaper than putting additional hardware in the HDMI chain as described in The fix for AppleTV HDMI audio and video woes and HDMI problem solving | The Poor Audiophile

In my setup the Apple TV 3rd generation is hooked up to a Harman Kardon BDS 580 receiver/blue-ray-player.


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