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Topic: Apple TV

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.


Deep hardware discounts suggest sluggish sales of Google TV

11/29/2010, 12:11 am

Sony's price slashing promotion for its new Blu-Ray Google TV appliance indicates additional trouble for the Android-based device, following a content blockade imposed by television broadcasters, a rash of unenthusiastic reviews, and the fragmentation issues endemic to Android.


AirPlay streaming arrives with Apple TV 4.1 update

11/22/2010, 01:11 pm

In addition to iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Apple on Monday also released an update for its Apple TV set top box today, bringing AirPlay support for wireless streaming.


Reviewers find Google's answer to Apple TV chaotic, complicated

11/18/2010, 01:11 am

The New York Times review of Google TV takes issue with its complexity, calling it a step in "the wrong direction," while The Wall Street Journal says it "missed the mark."


iTunes movies come to Japan, US TV networks blocking Google TV

11/10/2010, 09:11 pm

Apple announced Thursday that movies are now available on the iTunes Store in Japan, while the major TV networks in the U.S. have blocked Google TV from playing content from their websites through the Chrome browser.


Steve Jobs: iTunes LP, Extra coming to iOS Apple TV

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

After its transition into an iOS device, Apple TV lost the ability to display iTunes LP and Extras, but support is on the way according to an email attributed to Apple's chief executive.


First look: Apple's iOS 4.2 golden master with AirPlay, AirPrint, bugs [u]

11/02/2010, 03:11 pm

Apple this week released to developers the golden master build of iOS 4.2, bringing iOS 4 features like folders and multitasking to the iPad, and also introducing AirPlay and AirPrint to the iOS line of devices. AppleInsider offers a closer look, including some bugs and issues [updated].


Apple releases iPhone, iPad iOS 4.2 Golden Master to developers

11/01/2010, 08:11 pm

Apple has released iOS 4.2 build 8C134 for both iPad and iPhone and iPod touch devices, indicating the company is close to public release of the new operating system, originally slated for delivery this month.


Apple sells 250,000 $99 Apple TVs in first six weeks

10/18/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs on Monday partook in the company's fourth quarter earnings call and broke out a data point that the company usually keeps close to its chest: Apple TV sales numbers.


Intel hopes to court developers with iPhone app conversion tool

10/06/2010, 11:10 pm

Intel is currently developing a tool to aid developers in porting iPhone applications to Intel-based devices in hopes of increasing development for and interest in Intel processors.


Apple TV sellouts seen as start of 1M sales per quarter

10/06/2010, 04:10 pm

Just a week after the new Apple TV went on sale, many of Apple's retail stores around the U.S. are sold out of the set top box, with one Wall Street analyst predicting the device is on pace to sell a million per quarter.


Costliest of Apple TV's $62 in components is $17 A4 processor

10/05/2010, 03:10 pm

The new, low-priced Apple TV has an estimated component cost of $61.98, and manufacturing reportedly adds about two more dollars to the total expenses.


Google looks to upstage Apple with new Google TV content teasers

10/04/2010, 05:10 pm

Google on Monday looked to stir up excitement over its forthcoming Android-powered Google TV platform -- and temper demand for Apple's rival offering -- by previewing a portion of the content arsenal its building with the help of its media partners.