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No iWatch, new Apple TV hardware at WWDC

No iWatch, Apple TV hardware at WWDC

We've been hearing rumors about the fabled Apple iWatch and the mythical new Apple TV for what seems like an eternity and a half, and according to the latest report we're going to have to keep waiting. If you somehow thought that WWDC 2014 would see Apple showing off one or both of those, you're...
Why is Apple TV no longer a 'hobby'? 20 million reasons!

Why is Apple TV no longer a 'hobby'? 20 million reasons!

During the Q2 2014 conference call today, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, was asked about the Apple TV and why it was no longer being saddled with the "hobby" label from Apple. Cook responded by re-iterating a point made back at Apple's annual general shareholder meeting, that the Apple TV + digital...
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iOS 7.1 code suggests Siri coming to the Apple TV

Digging around the iOS 7.1 software developer kit has revealed that we may be seeing Siri integration with Apple TV. The code refers to Assistant, which is Apple's internal name for Siri, in relation to device family 3, which is Apple TV. It's unclear exactly how the feature might be...
Apple TV adds A&E, History Channel, Lifetime

Apple TV adds A&E, History Channel, Lifetime

Apple TV users in the United States have three new channels to get content from today: A&E, History and Lifetime have been added to the more than 40 other channels available on the Apple TV. Each channel contains popular programming from each cable television channel, including clips and...
Original Apple TV currently unable to connect to iTunes

Original Apple TV currently unable to connect to iTunes

Have an original Apple TV that's suddenly unable to connect to the iTunes Store? You're not alone. It looks like many, many people in many, many parts of the world are suffering from exactly the same outage. There's no word yet on what caused it, though there is speculation that it might be...
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Apple TV v Chromecast v Roku v Fire TV: Which would you choose?

Apple TV v Chromecast v Roku v Fire TV. Which would you choose? We're lucky to be blessed with so many good options when it comes to streaming online media. The space recently got a little more crowded with Amazon introducing its first effort, the Fire TV. And, while we're naturally fans of the...
There won't be another iPhone-class product, not for Apple, not for anyone, not for a long time

There won't be another iPhone-class product, not for Apple, not for anyone, not for a long time

Apple needs another iPhone-class product or they're doomed. We heard it right after the iPhone was released. We heard it right after the iPad was released. We're hearing it now. From shoddy journalists to market mad-people it's the single most consistent, most bullshit Apple narrative of the last...
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Comcast identifies Apple as threat when defending Time Warner merger

Comcast is lobbying hard to get the FCC to approve their desired merger with Time Warner, and they're citing Apple as a threat to their business that would justify such a merger. Today they published a public interest statement to justify the merger to the public (a public that looks with great...
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Do you want to see gaming included on the next Apple TV?

Do you want to see Gaming on the next Apple TV? Amazon dropped a bomb this week with the introduction of its Fire TV set-top box and included gaming capabilities. It's a similar yet different product to our own Apple TV, but it does give us plenty to look at when thinking about what we'd like to...
Old Steve Jobs email brainstorms logical next-steps for Apple TV including apps, 'magic wand' controller

Old Steve Jobs email brainstorms logical next-steps for Apple TV including apps, 'magic wand' controller

An email from Steve Jobs to the 2010 incarnation of the Apple 100 gathering — their annual, confidential strategy meeting — outlines pretty much what you'd expect to see as discussion points for a next-generation Apple TV. Apps are front and center, as is a version of the Safari web browser, and...
Win a new Apple TV contest! Because, unlike FireTV, it's available internationally!

Win a new Apple TV contest! Because, unlike FireTV, it's available internationally!

Leave a single comment below telling us where you live and how iTunes compares to Amazon in your country and you'll be entered to win one of three (3) Apple TVs for free! I can't get Amazon's new Fire TV in Canada. That's not a surprise since I can't get Amazon MP3 or Amazon Video in Canada...
Fire TV, Apple TV, and what it all means for the gaming market

Fire TV, Apple TV, and what it all means for the gaming market

Earlier this week Amazon launched their much awaited streaming media box for the big screen, Fire TV. Android Central has done a Fire TV review and iMore has already put the Fire TV vs. Apple TV head to head, and it's been compared to Roku as well. Most people seem to agree there isn’t anything...
Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which one should you buy?

Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which one should you get?

Amazon's Fire TV is here but how does it compare to the Apple TV? Fire TV is Amazon's answer to the Apple TV, and to other options like the Roku 3 and the Google Chromecast. Fire TV brings Amazon Instant Video, Showtime Anytime, and tons of games to your big screen TV. Of course it won't play...
How to browse the web on your Apple TV with AirWeb

How to browse the web on your Apple TV with AirWeb

Apple doesn't offer their Safari web browser on the Apple TV. However, if you have an iPhone or iPad with AirPlay ad the AirWeb app from the App Store you can easily and conveniently beam an optimized web browser right to your Apple TV. What's more, it's by far one of the best ways I've found to...
How to enable and use VoiceOver on your Apple TV

How to use VoiceOver on your Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV but find it difficult or impossible to see and navigate the menu system VoiceOver is there to help. An accessibility option meant to help those with visual challenges, VoiceOver "speaks" the controls to you, letting you hear what you can't see. You can even set up...
How to enable restrictions on the Apple TV

How to enable restrictions on the Apple TV

The Apple TV, thanks to iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and other services, has an amazing amount of content for viewers of all ages. If you kids in your home, however, you may not want them watching the more adult, more R-rated or NC17 content. Luckily, Apple lets you enable parental restrictions. Not...
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Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Can Amazon's new contender knock the champ out of the ring?

Amazon's Fire TV set top box is set to go toe to toe with Apple TV. Can it dethrone the current champion? The set top box market is heating up. In the U.S. it's been a two-horse race between the Apple TV and Roku's boxes. Things began to change after Google introduced its Chromecast device last...
How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

While navigating and selecting with the Apple TV remote control works fine, trying to enter a search term or a password is tedious and frustrating. The Remote app can help ease the pain, but nothing beats a real keyboard when it comes to typing. Luckily, Apple makes it possible to pair a...
Apple and Comcast reportedly negotiating streaming TV service deal

Apple and Comcast reportedly negotiating streaming TV service deal

Apple and Comcast are negotiating a deal that would bring streaming TV service to a future Apple TV device. What's more, Comcast would give traffic generated by such devices special treatment on its network, according to the Wall Street Journal: Apple and Comcast aren't close to an agreement...
How to AirPlay content from third party apps to your Apple TV

How to AirPlay video from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV

AirPlay lets you wirelessly beam whatever you're watching on your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV, even videos in App Store apps like YouTube and Netflix. Any app that's incorporated Apple's AirPlay media button will work. All that's required are a few taps! How to AirPlay videos from an app...

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