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Why Apple's HomePod targets home entertainment, not a voice-first mobile-free world

03/06/2018, 10:03 am

Imagine turning your home into the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise, where a disembodied voice deftly answers every question you can ask, and you don't carry an iPhone or iPad anymore. Unfortunately, you also can't unlock your doors, you can't go outside, the brands you like are replaced with generic alternatives, and popular games, creative apps and other content aren't available anymore. This is the fantasy future of Amazon Alexa--but fortunately not the vision of Apple's new HomePod.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made its fourth developer beta test versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available to download for testing nearly two weeks after the last release.

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Apple picks Sony's Angelica Guerra to head up Latin American video programming

03/02/2018, 04:03 pm

The latest executive recruit for Apple's worldwide video division is Angelica Guerra, who will take charge of Latin American programming, according to a report on Friday.

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Activists call for boycott of Apple and Amazon over National Rifle Association streaming app

02/28/2018, 01:02 am

Following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., gun control activists are calling for a 24-hour boycott of Apple and Amazon as the two companies host the National Rifle Association's NRAtv channel on their respective platforms.

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Apple places order for psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan

02/27/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has picked up a new series produced by famed movie director M. Night Shyamalan, a ten-episode straight-to-series psychological thriller that will be added to Apple's constantly-increasing collection of streaming video content.

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Comcast looks to expand content lineup with $30.9B bid for European broadcasting giant Sky

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

As Apple pushes forward with its plans to produce video content in-house, Comcast's attempt to purchase Sky could strengthen its capacity to provide a rival streaming service.

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Apple hires video production veteran Carol Trussell away from Gaumont Television

02/22/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has hired Gaumont Television executive Carol Trussell as the head of production for Apple's nascent video effort.

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Dish's Sling TV tops internet TV providers with 2.21M subscribers

02/21/2018, 01:02 pm

Sling TV reached 2.21 million subscribers during the fourth quarter, Dish announced on Wednesday, marking the first time the company has broken Sling figures out from broader numbers.

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'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto iPhone, iPad, Apple TV ahead of schedule

02/21/2018, 09:02 am

'Alto's Odyssey,' a snowboarding-based endless runner for iPhone and iPad, has shipped a day earlier than its Feb. 22 release date, with players now able to buy the successor to the popular 'Alto's Adventure' from the iOS App Store for $4.99.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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YouTube TV hikes prices for new subscribers, adds missing Turner channels like CNN & Cartoon Network

02/14/2018, 10:02 am

Google's YouTube TV on Wednesday announced the long-awaited addition of Turner networks to its lineup, though new subscribers will soon have to pay a higher monthly fee.

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Kevin Durant's life and times to be chronicled in Apple-funded 'Swagger' video production

02/13/2018, 02:02 pm

In its continuing bid to produce content to expand services revenue, Apple has commissioned a drama based on basketball star Kevin Durant's life.

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Alto's Odyssey coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV on Feb. 22

02/12/2018, 03:02 pm

The follow-up to "Alto's Adventure," snowboarding endless-runner "Alto's Odyssey" now has a release date, with the new title expected on Feb. 22.

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DirecTV Now renews deal for free Apple TV 4K with pre-payment of three months of service

02/09/2018, 09:02 am

DirecTV Now has re-started the promotion it had at launch, and is offering new subscribers the new Apple TV 4K if they pay for three months of service in advance instead of the normal four.

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iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV

02/09/2018, 09:02 am

Apple was apparently experimenting with the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Apple TV long before it created the Apple TV 4K, with the discovery of code references in the "iBoot" leak suggesting it could have used an A9X chip.

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Apple adds live news section to TV app on iOS and tvOS

02/08/2018, 11:02 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its TV app for iOS and tvOS with a live news section, making good on promises last year to deliver live streaming content from a variety of network news channels to the cord-cutting app.

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Apple again bolsters video ambitions with 'Little America' anthology about immigrants and their stories

02/08/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has signed another deal for video content, this time, an anthology series focusing on immigrants in the United States.

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Apple loses 'Amazing Stories' showrunner over creative differences

02/07/2018, 04:02 pm

TV veteran Bryan Fuller has left his role as showrunner and executive producer for Apple's "Amazing Stories" reboot, reportedly over a split in the creative approaches the two sides wanted.

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Apple unveils second iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas for developer testing [u]

02/06/2018, 01:02 pm

Two weeks after the debut, Apple has updated the iOS 11.3 beta adding the first Battery Health beta features, and also deployed a new tvOS beta version.

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HBO wins bidding war with Apple for J.J. Abrams sci-fi show 'Demimonde'

02/02/2018, 10:02 am

Proving limits to Apple's corporate clout, HBO has reportedly won the rights to a J.J. Abrams science fiction show called "Demimonde," which was being shopped around in script form.

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