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Topic: Apple TV

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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Apple TV Channels arrive on third-generation Apple TV and in tvOS 12.3 update

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Following minutes after the release of iOS 12.3, Apple has shipped an update bringing tvOS to 12.3, as well as releasing an update for the third-generation Apple TV.

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Apple TV 4K drops to $134, $210 off 11" iPad Pro, $200 off 13" MacBook Pro

05/08/2019, 12:05 pm

New Apple deals are in effect this Wednesday, with the Apple TV 4K eligible for a coupon discount while supplies last. Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro is also hundreds off, while the quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage is on sale as well.

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Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?

05/08/2019, 06:05 am

Video games have long been literally the center of attention in the App Store, so Apple's prospects for finding Arcade subscribers among its installed base of over 1 billion iOS devices is pretty straightforward. But can Apple Arcade spread the wealth of iOS' developer attention to its other platforms, meaningfully driving new interest in gaming on Macs and Apple TV? Here's a look at the future of macOS and tvOS games.

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Apple provides fifth developer beta builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, macOS 10.14.5 for testing

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple has reached the fifth round of betas for its operating systems, with new developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5 available for testing.

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Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods

05/05/2019, 12:05 pm

Here's how to get the most out of your AirPods -- new or old -- with AppleInsider's extensive list of tips, tricks, and customizations.

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Here's how to get started with your new Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

05/05/2019, 08:05 am

Apple doesn't provide everything you need right in the box with the Apple TV, and a perfect set-up can be a little fiddly. Then when you're hooked on how well it works, Apple TV has some nice extra touches that make viewing even better.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Editorial: The new Services - Apple Arcade plays to win, but what game?

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

All of Apple's recently unveiled Services and most of its existing Services business are essentially software --- useful applications of hardware that help drive hardware purchases in addition to generating revenue on their own. Take a look at what these strategic new Services actually mean for Apple and its installed user base, starting with Apple Arcade.

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Netflix rolls out adaptive 'high-quality' audio for Apple TV owners with surround sound

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

Netflix on Wednesday launched what it calls "high-quality audio," offering crisper sound for viewers with surround-sound systems.

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HBO added to Apple TV Channels in iOS & tvOS 12.3 betas

05/01/2019, 11:05 am

HBO has now been added as a participating channel in the revamped Apple TV app in the latest iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas ahead of a launch later this month.

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Apple TV+ to launch as for-pay subscription service, Cook suggests

04/30/2019, 08:04 pm

Potentially ending months of speculation surrounding Apple's planned pricing policy for Apple TV+, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday hinted that the upcoming original content service will be available on a subscription basis.

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Apple's wearables business swells to $5.1B in Q2, about 75% of Apple Watch buyers were new users

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

One highlight from Apple's financial results was that its "Wearables, Home, and Accessories" business hit a Q2 record, racking up $5.1 billion in revenue.

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