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Topic: Apple TV

XBMC ported to A4-based Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4, brings apps, 1080p

01/20/2011, 09:01 pm

XBMC, an open source, free software project designed to provide an extendable platform for TV set top boxes, has been ported to the new iOS based Apple TV, iPhone 4 and iPad.


Apple issues second beta of iOS 4.3, says new gestures just a preview

01/19/2011, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to developers the second external beta of its upcoming iOS 4.3, as well as a new pre-release copy of Apple TV software designed to support the mobile operating system's new AirPlay feature for third-party programmers. It also informed developers that some features present in the initial beta won't make it into the 4.3 release


Chinese supplier floating iPad 2 case with possible SD card and Mini DisplayPort recesses

01/18/2011, 12:01 am

Exclusive: A Chinese accessory supplier is floating a new "iPad 2nd generation" case differing from previous designs shown at CES, with port openings that appear to be designed to accommodate a new SD Card slot and a new port consistent with the size of a mini DisplayPort jack.


Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 a GSM-CDMA world phone, iPad 2 to have SD card slot

01/14/2011, 08:01 pm

Apple this year plans to release a completely redesigned dual GSM-CDMA iPhone, an iPad with a high-resolution screen and an SD card slot, and a new Apple TV with an A5 processor capable of outputting 1080p video, according to a new report.


First look: New SMS alert settings, multitouch iPad gestures in Apple's iOS 4.3

01/13/2011, 01:01 pm

Apple's first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone and iPad packs a number of new features for the mobile operating system, including more options for iPhone text message alerts and new multitouch gestures for the iPad.


Apple issues iOS 4.3 beta with Personal Hotspot, new multitouch gestures [u]

01/12/2011, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, bringing support for Personal Hotspot, new multi-touch gestures, the ability for third-party applications to use AirPlay, and a software option for changing the functionality of the iPad hardware switch.


CES: Samsung eyes Smart TV as center of 'digital hub' as it takes on Apple

01/07/2011, 06:01 pm

Following its weakest profits outlook in six quarters, South Korean electronics giant Samsung is banking on copying Apple's strategy from ten years ago, albeit positioning its TVs in place of the Mac as the center of a digital hub.


Microsoft to take on Apple TV with Windows-based set top box

01/04/2011, 02:01 am

A new report claims that software giant Microsoft will challenge the Apple TV and Google TV platforms when it introduces a stripped down version of Windows for set top boxes and connected TVs later this year.


Apple's iTunes rental service believed to be 10% the size of Netflix

12/29/2010, 08:12 am

Though it is half as old as Netflix, Apple's iTunes rental service is believed to be about one-tenth the size of the competing rental service, one analyst has projected.


1M Apple TV sales confirmed; Logitech denies it was asked to halt Google TV shipments

12/27/2010, 09:12 pm

After announcing that sales of the Apple TV would top 1 million units last week, Apple has confirmed that it met the goal before Christmas, while Logitech has publicly denied a rumor that Google had requested a halt to its Google TV shipments in anticipation of a software update.


Apple TV challenge from Google falls flat in 2010

12/24/2010, 03:12 pm

Logitech has reportedly halted shipments of its Revue Google TV boxes through January while waiting for Google to update its software on the poorly selling units.


Sales of new Apple TV to exceed 1 million this week

12/21/2010, 09:12 am

Apple on Tuesday announced it expects sales of its new streaming-centric Apple TV to top one million units later this week, before Christmas and within three months of the device's launch.


Apple TV, iTunes downloads slowed by Google DNS [u]

12/20/2010, 05:12 pm

Users experiencing slow movie rental downloads via Apple TV or iTunes should make sure they're not using a centralized domain name service such as Google DNS, which can dramatically slow down media access to Content Delivery Networks.


Google TV hardware delayed as the Apple TV competitor struggles - NYT

12/20/2010, 10:12 am

Google has reportedly asked makers of upcoming Google TV-powered television sets to cancel plans to show off devices as the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, as the search giant is working to refine its software.


DirectTV survey suggests NFL Sunday Ticket could come to Apple TV

12/15/2010, 10:12 am

A new survey from satellite provider DirecTV suggests that the streaming content options on the Apple TV set top box could expand in the near future, with its "NFL Sunday Ticket" listed as a compatible device.


Apple issues Apple TV update to resolve resolution, download issues

12/14/2010, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday released Apple TV software update 4.1.1 for the second-generation Apple TV, fixing some issues with TVs displaying the incorrect resolution and a downloading problem where movies or TV shows are re-downloaded.


Apple's iPad tops Time's top 10 gadgets of 2010 list

12/10/2010, 08:12 pm

Time magazine awarded Apple four slots on its 2010 top 10 gadgets list, naming the iPad the No. 1 gadget of 2010.


Apple TV users reporting long rental wait times, HDMI issues

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Early adopters of Apple's second-generation Apple TV are reporting issues with streaming HD rentals and problems completing "HDMI handshakes" between the new Apple TV and their HD TVs.


Softbank to offer fully subsidized iPad in Japan with 25-month contract

11/30/2010, 02:11 am

Japanese carrier Softbank will begin offering the 16GB iPad 3G for free when customers sign up for a 25 month, $56 a month contract, a new report claims.


Microsoft to respond to new Apple TV with Xbox-based service - report

11/29/2010, 03:11 pm

Microsoft is reportedly planning to take on Apple TV and Google TV with a new subscription service that will be delivered through the company's popular Xbox 360 game console.