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Apple rumored to be pitching new ad-skipping TV service

Apple rumored to be pitching new ad-skipping TV service

Could Apple be pitching the TV industry on a new feature that would allow premium customers to skip commercials in exchange for payments? Well, if the latest rumor making the internet rounds is to believed, indeed they are. Jessica Lessien, formerly of the WSJ, currently launching a new "premium...
Time Warner on Apple TV: Bold disruption or hopeless compromise?

Time Warner on Apple TV: Bold disruption or hopeless compromise?

Yesterday Bloomberg put out a story discussing a likely deal between Apple and Time Warner. The idea, apparently, is to bring Time Warner cable subscribers the ability to watch content via the Apple TV box in addition to being able to use the traditional cable set top box or iPad and iPhone apps...
Motion Tennis

Motion Tennis review: Wii style gaming with your iPhone and Apple TV!

Mirroring games from your iPhone to your Apple TV with AirPlay is great, but it's still just what's on the small screen blown up on the TV. This isn't the case in Motion Tennis. With this game, the mirrored content is something different to what's being displayed on your iPhone, which opens up a...
Apple close to deal with Time Warner Cable for channels on Apple TV

Time Warner Cable on your Apple TV? It may be closer than you think!

Reports suggest that Apple is currently in negotiations with Time Warner Cable to give subscribers access to channels through the Apple TV, with both parties getting close to a deal. It's long been rumored that Apple was negotiating with cable providers for content, and Time Warner Cable in...
Apple TV keeps users from cutting the cable TV cord

Apple TV keeps users from cutting the cable TV cord

Services like iTunes and products like Apple TV have made it easier than ever for people to "cut the cord" from cable TV - enabling them to pay either a la carte for programming they want or to use subscription-based services they think are worth the money, like Netflix or Hulu Plus. Apple's...
Apple TV update adds HBO Go, WatchESPN, and more

Apple TV update adds HBO Go, WatchESPN, and more

The Apple TV has been updated with access to five new content services, including premium cable broadcaster HBO, sports content from ESPN, Britain's Sky News service, concert film and music documentary service Qello and anime service Crunchyroll. Qello and CrunchyRoll are both subscription-based...
Apple Events channel

WWDC 2013 keynote to be streamed live on the Apple TV! [Update: Online too!]

Looking for a live stream of todays WWDC 2013 keynote? Fire up your Apple TV and take a look, as you should be seeing the return of the Apple Events channel, complete with a note for live coverage later on today! The Apple Events channel was last seen on the Apple TV late last year for the iPad...
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Time Warner Cable talking to Apple over streaming video deals for the Apple TV

Time Warner Cable is in discussions with Apple over deals for streaming video deals according to the company's CEO Glenn Britt. TWC already has an application on the Roku box, but speaking at an investor conference in London, Britt outlined who else exactly TWC is talking to: "You should...
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Take your iOS gaming up a notch with these great accessories!

Gaming on iOS devices has steadily grown and grown in recent months and years, and now there's some really amazing titles available to play on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The fun doesn't -- and shouldn't -- stop there, though, as accessory makers have really embraced this and you can now...
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Tim Cook announces 13 million Apple TVs sold to date, still playing coy about the future

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage at the D11 conference in California, and while playing coy as usual about the future of Apple TV, he has dropped some interesting figures into the conversation, namely that Apple's set top box has sold 13 million units to date, and more impressively, half of those...
Vector 1: John Siracusa and the Xbox One

Vector 1: John Siracusa and the Xbox One

Join John Siracusa, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie as they talk all about the just-announced Xbox One, how it compares to the kinda-announced PS4, the perplexing Wii U, and what's left for Google and Apple in the TV space. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via...
Apple TV UK

Where, oh, where is my regional Apple TV content?

I love my Apple TV, but what I'd love even more is a healthy dose of regional content on it. AirPlay is OK, but I see it more a means to an end in certain circumstances, not an integral part of my experience. When I'm relaxing watching TV, I don't want to have to reach for my iPhone or iPad, or...
Apple TV update brings bug fixes, redesigned Hulu Plus

Apple TV update brings bug fixes, redesigned Hulu Plus

The Apple TV has been updated to software version 5.1.2 with fixes for a number of security bugs, but the big news in this update is the Hulu Plus app which has been completely redesigned. When opening Hulu Plus, content categories can be found across the top of the screen, separating TV, Movies...
iMore show 340: Nerd Talking

iMore show 340: Nerd Talking

Brian Klug of AnandTech joins Rene to talk Apple TV chipsets, the limitations of battery life, camera optics and microns, high density displays and arc minutes, iOS vs. Android limitations, and much more. It's serious nerd talk, and our longest show ever! You'...
Updated Apple TV taken apart, reveals tiny A5 system-on-a-chip

Updated Apple TV taken apart, reveals tiny A5 system-on-a-chip

Earlier this year Apple updated the Apple TV with new internals. There was no press release and no public statement of any kind, just a slightly updated model trickling its way into inventory. Well, MacRumors got their hands on one, took it apart and found what looks to be an even smaller version...
Managing 40 Apple TVs in education

Managing 40 Apple TVs in education

Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels has shared how he's deployed and continues to manage over 40 Apple TVs in education: We use them in classrooms, conference rooms and sound booths for AirPlay from iOS devices and recent Macs. AirPlay works great — even across VLANs — if you have your network set...
iMore show 337: Mac mini pro

iMore show 337: Mac mini pro

Rene is joined by Arnold Kim of MacRumors to talk OS X 10.9, iOS 7, Apple TV as a gaming platform, the future of the Mac Pro, and more. Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Guests...
Apple seeking new blood to lead ‘High Priority’ next gen Apple TV development

Apple seeking new blood to lead ‘High Priority’ next gen Apple TV development

Apple has posted a recruitment ad on its own site for a Software Engineering Manager specifically for the Apple TV team. It appears that Apple may be getting ready to move the Apple TV from the hobby stage into a full blown can’t do without living room necessity. According to the ad, Apple is...
Apple TV and the future of gaming

Apple TV and the future of gaming

Earlier this week, Nat Brown, one of the original Xbox team members at Microsoft, wrote a piece on the present and future of gaming, and Apple's potential to shape it. From iLike.code: Apple, if it chooses to do so, will simply kill Playstation, Wii-U and xBox by introducing an open 30%-cut...
No Apple TV SDK event in March. Of course.

No Apple TV SDK event in March. Of course.

Earlier today a financial analyst "reported" that Apple would be holding an Apple TV SDK event sometime in March. We didn't link to it because financial analysts have a lousy track record when it comes to Apple predictions, and whomever they're writing for, it's not media and it's not customers,...

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