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Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

06/18/2019, 08:06 am

J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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Picture-in-picture, Wireless Audio Sync debut in tvOS 13 beta 2

06/17/2019, 08:06 pm

Apple is slowly rolling out new tvOS 13 features for developer testing ahead of a launch this fall, with the latest beta version of the operating system introducing picture-in-picture support and a Wireless Audio Sync function that uses iPhone to reduce sound system latency.

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Hands on with all the changes in tvOS 13

06/13/2019, 01:06 pm

With the steadily approaching launch of Apple TV+, the Apple TV set-top box itself is more important than ever. To help bolster its place in the living room, Apple brought a slew of changes with tvOS 13. Here is a first look at what you can expect.

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'Sky: Children of the Light' now available to pre-order and will release on July 11

06/10/2019, 08:06 am

First shown in 2017 at Apple's iPhone X event, developer thatgamecompany's "Sky: Children of the Light" is now available for pre-order on the App Store and will be available to play on July 11.

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Apple releases 'For All Mankind' trailer to YouTube

06/04/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has released the trailer for its space race drama 'For All Mankind,' a show that forms part of its Apple TV+ roster, posting the video clip to YouTube after first airing it during Monday's WWDC keynote address.

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Apple's break-up of iTunes will have little impact on libraries and playback for Mac users

06/04/2019, 12:06 pm

Starting in the next release of MacOS, Apple is replacing iTunes in favor of three new apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. Here's a look at what you can expect to see once Apple makes the split.

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Apple issues first developer betas of iOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15

06/03/2019, 03:06 pm

As promised during Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple has issued the first betas of iOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina 10.15 to developers for the first round of external testing.

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Apple intros tvOS 13, with multi-user support and expanded controller support

06/03/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday previewed tvOS 13, launching for Apple TVs this fall, which will set the stage for two new subscription services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

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iTunes social media blackout hints at app break-up at WWDC

06/01/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple may have confirmed the breakup of iTunes into a collection of separate apps is in the works, by taking time in the days before WWDC to remove content from view on the main social media accounts associated with iTunes.

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Tips: How to watch Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

05/31/2019, 11:05 am

It's Apple's biggest event of the year and, as ever, Tim Cook's opening presentation is going to be streamed live. Here's how to watch as the new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS are shown for the first time.

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Apple hires Disney+ executive to bolster Apple TV+ team

05/30/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple in May recruited longtime Disney executive Chiara Cipriani as its new director of video services, a hire that suggests preparations for an international Apple TV+ launch are in motion.

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Alleged screenshots for Music and TV apps in macOS 10.15 surface

05/29/2019, 12:05 pm

A set of new screenshots have emerged, with sources familiar with the matter claiming that they are part of new apps for macOS, in what may herald a breaking up of iTunes into discrete apps.

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Review: Synology D1019+ Network Attached Storage device

05/20/2019, 02:05 pm

The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device -- and the Synology DS1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.

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Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

05/17/2019, 06:05 am

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

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Editorial: Why Apple's first port of the new TV app isn't to Android, but to Samsung's anti-Android

05/16/2019, 07:05 am

It once seemed necessary that Apple's iTunes worked on Windows PCs, and it wasn't surprising that the Apple Music app was delivered for Android phones. But in the world of smart TVs, Apple's first port to a larger outside platform isn't to Android. It's to Samsung's Tizen, an OS created specifically to rival Android as a platform that Samsung and its partners could use without Google's rules. Here's why.

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Apple restarts beta cycle with first developer builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6

05/15/2019, 01:05 pm

After releasing iOS 12.3 and its other operating system updates to the public on Monday, Apple has restarted the beta testing process once more, this time issuing the first builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 and macOS 10.14.6 to developers for testing.

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Editorial: Why Apple created Apple TV+ rather than buying Netflix

05/15/2019, 07:05 am

As movie downloads and rentals shift to streaming subscriptions, Apple has to maintain the relevance of its iOS, tvOS and macOS platforms in being able to play popular content. But why did it start from scratch in creating Apple TV+ rather than simply using its huge pile of cash to snatch up Netflix?

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iTunes issue downgrades 4K movies to HD resolution for some customers [u]

05/14/2019, 04:05 pm

An issue with 4K-resolution movies offered on iTunes has started to surface on Twitter, with customers complaining 4K movies bought through the digital storefront are being downgraded in resolution to HD, with no obvious reason as to why the change is occurring.

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Editorial: The new Services -- Why Apple created Apple TV+

05/14/2019, 07:05 am

Apple's announcement of series of original new content projects for its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription service raises two questions: why would Apple want to be in that business, and why didn't it just acquire Netflix, the established leader in that space?

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Support for AirPlay 2, Apple TV app on Samsung televisions rolling out now

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung Electronics announced that beginning on Monday, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models will recieve a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app, and add AirPlay 2.

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