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Topic: Apple TV

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.


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.