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Apple arming Made For iPhone accessory makers with new Bluetooth authentication protocol

Apple arming Made For iPhone accessory makers with new Bluetooth authentication protocol

Japanese news site Macotakara (translated) reported last week that Apple has supplied Made For iPhone accessory makers with a new authentication chip using Bluetooth 4.0 and the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, making it easier to setup and authenticate devices for use over the dock connector and...
Apple takes steps to obscure future iOS device references from nosy bloggers

Apple takes steps to obscure future iOS device references from nosy bloggers

In the latest iOS 5.1 Beta 2 it looks like Apple has taken steps to start hiding future iPhone, iPad and other iOS device model references from the bloggers and deep code divers who have previously delighted in finding and exposing them. Mark Gurman of 9to5 Mac first noted the new, obviously...
Siri used to control home television set

Siri used to control home television set

With rumors ramping up of a Siri-controlled Apple television coming from Apple, Todd Treece was able to beat them to the punch and get Siri to fully control his television set using an Arduino IR remote setup and SiriProxy. We've seen Siri do amazing things like start your car and control your...
FireCore releases 1.1 update to aTV Flash (black)

FireCore releases 1.1 update to aTV Flash (black)

FireCore has released a version 1.1 update for aTV Flash. If you're a jailbroken Apple TV user, aTV Flash is definitely something you'll want to check out. It adds a great deal of functionality to your AppleTV, and new features include custom view options, web page auto-load, playback...
Forums: No 4G on the iPhone, Holiday wallpapers

Forums: No 4G on the iPhone, Holiday wallpapers

As we bust on into the holiday season it's time to get jolly. As you you can see, we spruced up the place for the event and we've got plenty more lined up for you both here on the blogs and in the forums. That said; if you have some holiday app suggestions or if you've got your hands on some...
Win the iOS device of your dreams in the TiPb holiday giveaway!

Win the iOS device of your dreams in the TiPb holiday giveaway!

Have you been dreaming of a free iPhone 4S for the holidays? Wishing for an iPad 2 with your name on it? Hoping for iPod touches or Apple TVs for the whole house? Already saving for an iPad 3 in 2012? Well you're in luck! The TiPb Nation is by far the best community on the 'net and we want to...
iPhone 5, iPad 3, Apple TV 3 references found in iOS 5.1 beta

iPhone 5, iPad 3, Apple TV 3 references found in iOS 5.1 beta

9to5Mac has found some code references in the recently released-to-developers iOS 5.1 beta for iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it), iPad 3, and Apple TV 3. The next iPhone is model number 5,1, representing another large internal upgrade, likely a next-generation Apple A6 system-on-a...
TiPb Picks of the Week for November 26, 2011

TiPb Picks of the Week for November 26, 2011

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game. To...
Did you get a new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Apple TV on Black Friday? Here's what you need next!

Did you get a new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Apple TV on Black Friday? Here's what you need next!

If you took advantage of the big moderate sales on Apple iOS devices today to score yourself a brand new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Apple TV, you might have opened the box, powered up... and then wondered what the heck to do next? No problem! TiPb's got you covered! And if you already know...
2011 Holiday Guides: iPhone and iPad gifts for gamers

2011 Holiday Guides: iPhone and iPad gifts for gamers

The iPhone, iPad and  iPod touch are pretty much the perfect mobile gaming platform and chances are you might be shopping for someone who just loves their iOS gaming. So what to get them? Luckily, there are lots and lots of gifts for gamers to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites, both...
iMore gift guides: iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV

iMore gift guides: iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV

The biggest gift of the year, as far as iMore is concerned, is a brand new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Apple TV. But with so many iOS devices on the wish list this year, how do you know which one to get and for whom? Well sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy gift lifting for you this year...
Apple pushes Apple TV 4.4.3 software update

Apple pushes Apple TV 4.4.3 software update

Apple has just released software update 4.4.3 for the Apple TV 2. The update carries a new build number (9A4051) following the last update that hit in October. Details of the update include added support for Netflix in Mexico as well as addressing an audio problem when playing sound through the...
aTV Flash comes out of beta, version 1.0 now available [video]

aTV Flash comes out of beta, version 1.0 now available [video]

Firecore has announced that its aTV Flash (black) software for jailbroken second gen Apple TV’s has finally come out of beta and is now at version 1.0. aTV Flash adds a whole host of additional features to your Apple TV such as a media player that can handle loads of different video formats, a...
Rumor: Discounted Apple TV 2 leads to Apple TV 3 speculation

Rumor: Discounted Apple TV 2 leads to Apple TV 3 speculation

Some major retailers seem to be selling the Apple TV 2 at a discount, leading 9to5Mac and TechCrunch to speculate a new model may be incoming and soon. It's also being tagged as the 2010 Apple TV, leading to further speculation a 2011 model is nigh, though I think the Apple TV 2 has been...
Adobe also kills Flash for TV

Adobe also kills Flash for TV

While the big news yesterday was Adobe putting a bullet in the head of Flash Player for mobile, Ryan Lawler over a *GigaOm" noted a similar end for Flash for TV. “Adobe will continue to support existing licensees who are planning on supporting Flash Player for web browsing on digital home...
CBS turned down the chance of an Apple TV deal

CBS turned down the chance of an Apple TV deal

Speaking on his company’s earnings call, CBS CEO Les Moonves said that CBS had turned down the Apple TV as a platform for its content. The revelation was revealed in response to a question about CBS’s appetite toward striking deals with new streaming providers that may not have the cash to pay up...
Apple releases iTunes 10.5.2 beta to developers, iTunes Match tests ongoing, now on Apple TV

Apple releases iTunes 10.5.2 beta to developers, iTunes Match tests ongoing, now on Apple TV

Following up on the beta release of iOS 5.0.1 for developers, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5.2 beta, replacing the now timed-out iTunes 10.5.1 beta and allowing for continued testing of iTunes Match. The Loop's Jim Dalrymple also noticed iTunes Match is now up and running on Apple TV....
Rumor: Hulu Plus app ready and waiting for Apple TV, competitive worries causing its delay?

Rumor: Hulu Plus app ready and waiting for Apple TV, competitive worries causing its delay?

Apple already has a Hulu Plus app up and running on Apple TV but may be delaying its launch due to concerns it will compete with iTunes TV Show sales, according to 9to5Mac. Their sources claim the Hulu Plus for Apple TV is now feature complete and ready for release, and has supposedly been ready...
FireCore updates aTV Flash (Black) to RC1, huge improvements for Apple TV [Jailbreak]

FireCore updates aTV Flash (Black) to RC1, huge improvements for Apple TV [Jailbreak]

FireCore has updated its aTV Flash (Black) software to RC1, which adds a number of new features including a new grid view browsing mode, subtitle related improvements and most importantly, a huge list of performance and playback related improvements. If you’re already running a version of aTV...
Seas0nPass Updated, now jailbreaks Apple TV running iOS 5

Seas0nPass Updated, now jailbreaks Apple TV running iOS 5

Seas0nPass has been updated and it now supports a tethered jailbreak of the latest Apple TV iOS 5 software versions 4.4, 4.41 and 4.42. Unfortunately the jailbreak is a tethered solution which means if you have to reboot your Apple TV it will need to be connected to iTunes before you can use it...

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