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Apple Rumored to Acquire German TV Maker Loewe

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Loewe, a luxury German TV brand, saw stock prices soar after a trader claimed that Apple was in the market to bid 4 euros a share for the company.

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Apple iPad Mini: 10 things you need to know

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Pluggedin.co.uk: It’s been rumoured for a long time, but it’s finally here: the iPad mini exists and it’s coming to an Apple Store near you. Smaller than a standard iPad but noticeably bigger than a…



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Apple AirPlay Direct to work without Wi-Fi connection?

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Pocket-lint: Apple is set to alter the way in which we use its AirPlay streaming service, by removing the need for a Wi-Fi connection, according to reports. Instead of a Wi-Fi connection, iOS devices…



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Is Apple Manufacturing an HDTV?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Even though it’s yet an unconfirmed rumor, it’s difficult not to get excited. According to a series of Tweets from industry insiders and an upcoming report by Jeffries, Apple is currently in production on their own HDTV, to come to market in 2013.

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Onkyo unveils AirPlay Wireless Audio System for Apple devices and iTunes

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Pocket-lint: Onkyo has revealed details of its latest AirPlay Wireless Audio System. Plug an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into the Onkyo ABX-N300 iOnly Stream and you’ll be able to stream any music…



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Amazon Prime Video Streaming and VOD Now Available for Apple iPad

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The retailer is now sharing the wealth of its Prime catalog with fans of Apple’s popular tablet.

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With DirecTV and Viacom at Odds, Apple HDTV Suffers

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The continuing litigation between Viacom and DirecTV reached new levels this week, as Viacom pulled all of its stations from DirecTV’s more than twenty million subscribers. With the two media giants battling over internet rights and increased pricing, owners of Apple’s forthcoming HDTV service may find themselves losing out.

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Apple and TomTom join forces – what does it mean for users?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Pluggedin.co.uk: In it’s latest move, global giant Apple has joined forces with superior sat nav producer TomTom to provide maps and navigational information for their future devices. While Apple…



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Tim Cook: 2.7 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is ‘area of intense interest’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Tim Cook: 2.8 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is 'area of intense interest'

Still pontificating onstage at D10, Apple CEO Tim Cook was inevitably queried by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about the ongoing Apple TV rumors, though for now he only referred to the company’s existing set-top box. He revealed that Apple sold 2.8 million of the hockey pucks last year and has already moved 2.7 million in 2012. As Steve Jobs did repeatedly before him, he mentioned that TV is something “many people would say that this is an area of their life that they aren’t pleased with” and explained Apple’s key questions: Can we control the key technology? Can we make a significant contribution beyond what others have done in this area? Will this product be one that we want?

Walt pressed for more info and even dug into the Apple TV’s limited content offerings, but Cook quickly shut things down (to knowing laughs from the audience) without revealing any plans for a TV set, IPTV service or anything else. He did however say that he doesn’t think Apple “has to own a content business”, as Netflix, Amazon and Google are developing, indicating that it hasn’t had an issue (for the most part) getting content. Check out our liveblog for the minute by minute quotes here.

Tim Cook: 2.7 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is ‘area of intense interest’ originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 May 2012 22:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Yamaha Offers Up RX-V473, RX-V573 Budget A/V Receivers with Apple AirPlay Support

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The company’s new models promise direct connectivity to iOS devices, HDMI 4K and 3D pass-through, and more.

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Seas0npass tethered jailbreak now available for Apple TV 2s running iOS 5.1

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Apple TV owners no longer need to choose between jailbreaking or running the recently released iOS 5.1 update, now that FireCore has pushed new versions of Seas0nPass (0.8.3) and aTV Flash (black) (1.4.1). Currently, the jailbreak is still tethered, so if you should have to reboot your hockey puck, connecting it to a computer and repeating the process will be required. Unfortunately, the tools won’t work on the new third generation Apple TVs yet, and even on supported hardware some plugins, like Plex and XBMC, are still listed as not working. All the details can be found beyond the source link for both the free Seas0nPass jailbreaker and .95 aTV Flash that adds more functionality.

Seas0npass tethered jailbreak now available for Apple TV 2s running iOS 5.1 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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What is Apple up to with Its TV Plans?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Who is Henry Blodget? According to the “Business Insider” website, he is “co-founder, CEO and Editor-In Chief of Business Insider, a former top-ranked Wall Street analyst, [and] the host of Yahoo Daily  Ticker, a Yahoo Finance video show viewed by several million people a  month.  He is often a guest on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other networks.” Clearly, here is someone who spends much of his time learning and thinking about major companies and finance. And I wish that I could reprint one of his latest columns here in its entirety.

Instead, I strongly recommend that you click here to read “APPLE’S TV DREAM REVEALED: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers,  Destroy Cable Companies.” I’ll also point out that he gives credit to Wall Street analyst Gene  Munster and Claire Atkinson of the New York Post for their research on the topic. Blodget does not pull any punches, as you might have guess from the article’s title.

The highlights are that Apple wants to build the coolest TV ever (which is not a surprising goal), charge a lot for it (in order to maintain that incredible Apple product profit margin), and obtain top-shelf content for almost nothing that Apple will control and provide to the consumers. In short, the company wants to replicate its success with the iPod and iTunes in the music industry, except this time do it with movies and television shows.

Blodget paints a credible future in which Apple uses its installed base of iPhones and iPads to be the camel’s nose under the tent, convincing the other parties that there’s some extra money to be made by joining in on Apple’s Grand Experiment. And Apple will become indispensible and eventually “destroy the economics and power of today’s TV industry, both on the content side  and the distribution side.”

I don’t think it will happen. I don’t think it can happen. I see two problems with Blodget’s conclusions. First, the television and movie content producers have shown much more reluctance to get in bed with online distribution than the music industry was. For example, as Netflix gets bigger and more influential, some of its content contracts are not getting renewed. The producers don’t want the Netflix money, for fear that it devalues their product. (Whether they are right or wrong in this analysis is beside the point.) So Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others are apparently preparing to become their own studios and produce original content without the help of the established providers. I don’t see how Apple can convince the content producers to accept a pennies-on-the-dollar deal for their content.

And the second point is that I can’t see a television that costs twice as much as the competition being a run-away success, no matter how cool it might be. When the iPod came out, there weren’t that many MP3 players in use, and the ones that were available were all very different. The same was the case when the first iPhone and the first iPad appeared. Trying to sell a new television today is tough enough, even without pricing yourself out of the market. This is a mature market with many large brand names and little significant product differentiation. Apple is likely to chip a tooth or two trying to take a bite out of this pie.

All the same, I recommend that you read Blodget’s article for yourself and make up your own mind. It’s too soon to say, but if he’s right about Apple’s strategy, I expect this to be a massive failure in the making.

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US$800 Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit 12 uses Apple Airplay

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Gizmag: The Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit 12 AIRPLAY is about the size of a small car battery at 23 x 15 x 18.8 cm, weighing slightly less at 2.8 kg.  It contains a substantial battery plus 120…



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New Apple TV Coming Next Week with Full HD 1080p Output, Same $99 Price

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The new set-top supports iTunes, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more, all in high definition.

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Fox and Universal titles blocked from Apple TV’s iCloud, HBO is the culprit

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Another season, another reason for Cupertino to update its major product lines (hello new iPad!) and one particular hobby: Apple TV. The revamped box, now imbued with an ability to stream videos in 1080p, will allow users to download previous iTunes store purchases from the iCloud. But before you dive in and revisit those cinematic gems in full HD, bear in mind not every studio is on board. According to All Things D, titles from Fox and Universal’s libraries won’t be made available as they’re currently locked within an exclusive release window with HBO. For the pay cabler’s part, a company exec has hinted that a resolution could be forthcoming, although no specific time frame for that peace-making play was specified. It’s a down note to an otherwise exciting day in the land of Cupertino, but hey, at least we still have that price point to keep our frustrations in check.

Fox and Universal titles blocked from Apple TV’s iCloud, HBO is the culprit originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pyle PSBM601 Soundbar Docking System for your Apple devices

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Newlaunches: Taking into consideration the sever drop in dock releases for iOS devices we though of sharing more on the Pyle PSBM601 Soundbar Docking System, with you. So, what do you think? The cool…



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aTV Flash update adds automatic backups, new playback options to jailbroken Apple TVs

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The FireCore team has been busy updating its pay-to-play () aTV Flash software package for jailbroken Apple TVs and just rolled out the latest bundle of updates in version 1.3. Now it can automatically perform backups, speaks more languages, supports more remote commands, reads more subtitles and the list goes on. You can check after the break for the full changelog, or just hit the Maintenance section if you’re already running it to download the update. Take a peek at what it can do and let us know if this is a worthwhile alternative to XBMC, or any of the other media streaming platforms out there.

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Globe and Mail reveals early details on Apple iTV: Siri wants to hear you shout at the big game

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

iTV rumors continue to swirl around the shady backwaters of the internet, but it’s not often national papers of record decide to wade in — Canada’s, no less. According to an anonymous source who spilled the beans to the Globe and Mail, Apple’s TV set will include Siri-powered voice control, with the virtual assistant also helping in those ever-pressing “programming choices’. There will also be gesture recognition courtesy of a front-facing camera and (perhaps most worryingly) an on-screen keyboard for typing into a web browser and other apps. The paper couldn’t confirm whether the device will play nice with the rest of la familia iOS, although another mole informed the Canadian news source that both Rogers and BCE Inc are jostling to claim a stake in the mysterious device, with Apple apparently actively courting both carriers.

Globe and Mail reveals early details on Apple iTV: Siri wants to hear you shout at the big game originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Apple added a new wrinkle to its hobby overnight, as AppleInsider reports the Genius recommendation feature added in iTunes 8 now offers up suggestions for movies and TV shows. The new Apple TV feature appears to have been switched on from the back end servers with no firmware update, displaying the new Genius option under Movies and TV Netflix-style as shown above. We’re not sure you really needed anyone else telling you it’s definitely time to check out The Wire or Breaking Bad, but with competitors like Google already taking aim at improving content discovery and recommendations it’s a logical next step for whatever Apple’s living room ambitions ultimately become.

Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 04 Feb 2012 06:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seas0nPass untethered jailbreak for Apple TVs on 4.4.4 detailed, iOS apps coming soon? (Update: video!)

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Now that pod2g has done the heavy lifting and released an untethered jailbreak for iOS5, the Seas0NPass tool has been updated for your untethered jailbreaking pleasure on Apple TVs running even the latest 4.4.4 update. Redmond Pie has a full walkthrough and how-to that should help you get things going, so that you no longer have to choose between extending your device’s capabilities beyond Apple’s restrictions (still no Plex support on 4.4.4 though Update: Plex Beta 4 has been released which is compatible with 4.4.4., thanks Christo & Tulio) and features like AirPlay mirroring. Even more interestingly however, a few hackers may be close to unlocking iOS apps for use on the Apple TV. There’s nothing released yet but we’ll be following @themudkip and @westbaer on Twitter for further updates as they’re available. In the meantime, check out a couple shots of iOS apps running on the Apple TV after the break, courtesy of Steven Troughton-Smith.

Update: Still images not enough to get you going? Check after the break or hit the YouTube link for a quick video demo of iOS apps running on Apple’s TV box. Our friend STS hopes this may push the folks in Cupertino to open their doors to apps officially similar to the way things happened back in ’07 on the iPhone — for now we can only wait.

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aTV Flash (black) leaves beta, grants your Apple TV media-playing super powers

Friday, November 18th, 2011
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We’re definitely of the opinion that the dedicated devs who do all the heavy lifting so you can tweak and hack your pile of gadgets deserve a little something for their troubles. That being said, Firecore’s aTV Flash (black) is still going to be a tough sell at (now that it’s left beta). But, before you go, perhaps you’d like to know what that chunk of cash will enable your 2nd-gen Apple TV to do. For one, it blesses Cupertino’s hobby set-top with an all new media player that can open AVI, MKV, MP4, ISO and host of other file formats. There’s also an HTML5 browser for surfing the web and streaming media. Want more apps? How about a Plex client and Last.FM radio? Perhaps best of all, though, it allows you to play back files stored on a PC, Mac or NAS without the need for iTunes. Check out the video demo after the break.

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aTV Flash (black) leaves beta, grants your Apple TV media-playing super powers originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Nov 2011 02:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Editorial: Why Apple isn’t releasing a TV

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The internet was ablaze upon the release of the Steve Jobs’ biography about a particularly interesting quote that seemed to reveal that Apple would release a TV. This is just as exciting a proposition as it was four years ago to smartphone users who dreamed that Apple would fix the mobile phone. But the fact is that Apple, and many others, have been trying to “fix” TV for years, and to date we are still stuck with hundreds of channels that have nothing on, a dozen remotes and a textbook example of how not to make a user interface. It seems, though, that people are ignoring another Jobs quote, from just over a year ago at All Things D, that seems to explain very plainly why Apple has yet to release anything more than a hobby. When asked about Apple and the TV market, Jobs’ reply showed how well-versed he was in the TV industry, but the choice quote was “it’s not a problem with technology, it’s not a problem with vision, it’s a fundamental go-to-market problem.” Jobs also explains that Apple made an iPhone and the iPad instead of a TV because there wasn’t a choice, “there was no way to get it to market.” So as much as we’d like to shed the chains that are channels and grid guides, as long as the monopolies that own the wires that run into our homes control the bits that travel over them, there just isn’t a way to change TV.

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BBC’s global iPlayer app adds AirPlay streaming, should just be on Apple TV

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

British expats and international fans of BBC television alike can now stream some Gavin & Stacey to their televisions (past season 1 anyway, which is on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video), as long as they’re properly equipped. The global iPlayer app for iPad has been updated with AirPlay streaming (those in the UK however, have no such luck so far) so once users update to iOS 5 and buy an Apple TV box, they’re in business. Of course, this would all be much simpler if iPlayer were just available on the Apple TV itself (without XBMC or other hacks), but no one asked us, did they?

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Photo Stream, NHL, AirPlay mirroring and more added to Apple TV with software update

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
It got a bit overshadowed by Apple’s other software updates earlier today, but Apple TV users also have a few new features to enjoy whenever they’re ready to plop down on the couch. Version 4.4 of the Apple TV software is now available to download, which adds the new Photo Stream feature to view photos stored in iCloud, as well as AirPlay mirroring, plus content from the NHL and Wall Street Journal, and a new movie trailer section. You’ll also now be able to view subtitles in Netflix (when available, of course), and you have a few new slideshow themes to choose from.

Photo Stream, NHL, AirPlay mirroring and more added to Apple TV with software update originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple unveils refreshed iPhone 4S, but no iPhone 5

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

BBC.co.uk: Apple has unveiled the latest iteration in its iPhone range, but there was no sign of the widely rumoured iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S, as the model will be known, boasts an improved camera and…



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German court upholds Apple patent claim

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

BBC News: A German court has upheld a ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, saying it did infringe Apple patents. It was asked to reconsider a previous ruling that elements of the…



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Apple stops renting TV shows in iTunes, could be working on a new kind of video service

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Apple has pulled the plug on TV episode rentals via iTunes, abruptly leaving customers with only the option of purchasing per episode — good thing you can watch those on your Apple TV streamed from the cloud — or a Season Pass where available. AllThingsD has a quote from spokesman Tom Neumayr indicating this was in response to customers that “overwhelmingly prefer buying TV shows.” Making the timing of the move particularly curious are once-again renewed rumors of an Apple HDTV and a WSJ profile of new CEO Tim Cook that indicates the company is “working on new technology to deliver video to televisions, and has been discussing whether to try to launch a subscription TV service.” Like Google, any move depends on its success in negotiating a new delivery model from the networks, who so far have been averse to anything that threatens their existing relationship with pay-TV providers. It appears 99-cent rentals didn’t move the needle, so we’ll wait and see what the folks from Cupertino have up their sleeve next.

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Apple stops renting TV shows in iTunes, could be working on a new kind of video service originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Walmart Does End Run around Apple iStore

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

My accountant once gave me some sage advice: “Pigs get fat, but hogs get slaughtered.” A little greed is okay, but when you start gouging your source of sustinance, you may discover that you end up going hungry. Consider the case of Apple’s iStore and its policy concerning content for iPhones and iPads. Apple insists on getting its 30% cut of the proceeds from any content transactions.

According to a report by Reuters, this new policy has caused Walmart to change the way iPad users access its Vudu video rental and purchase service. Instead of an app, they get an icon that opens the vudu.com website in a browser. The user can then rent or purchase content directly from the website without the aid of a dedicated app. And Apple gets bupkis from the transaction.

I seriously doubt that the loss of the Vudu revenue is going make any difference for Apple’s balance sheet, but if enough retailers decide to follow suit, it could have an impact. Apple has a good thing going, but the management should remain humble enough to limit their greed. If it costs less to work around paying the commission, companies will do so. And as quickly as the iPad has shot up, it can always crash back down just as quickly. (Does anybody remember a company called IBM that decided that their industry-leading personal computer needed a new proprietary expansion slot design?)

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A 3D Apple for the Teacher

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

“There’s not enough 3D content available!” That’s the main complaint from consumers, and is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake on 3DTV-capable sets. (The other is price, but that difference is going away.) But lack of content is not just a problem for consumers; it also affects teachers.

XPAND is coming to the classroom’s rescue, however. The company that makes “universal” active-shutter 3D glasses is making an effort to support educational applications for 3D video. (And why wouldn’t they, when you need 20 to 30 pairs of glasses for each classroom that uses 3D video?) In addition to offering special packages for educators that include 3D plug-ins for PowerPoint, the company has announced the XPAND 3D Educational Network. When a school joins, teachers get access to public-domain 3D educational content that can be used for free. The company expects to offer additional content for sale from other sources through the network as well.

Does 3DTV have an impact on learning? According to the XPAND website, a study was done to determine the impact of the technology. A lesson that normally took several class periods to teach was taught in a single period using video. One group used standard 2D video and their scores were 9.7% higher over the normal scores. The scores for the group that used 3D video increased by 35%, however. (The site doesn’t provide details on the study; these are impressive results, but a significant portion of the gains could be simply the result of the novelty effect.)

It’s a tough time for most schools to find money for new technology like 3DTV educational content, so it’s a good thing that XPAND is helping make public domain content accessible to schools. I expect that adoption in the classroom will still be slow, but it’s good to see a company providing support like this to schools.

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Arcam rCube wireless docking station plays music from your Apple devices

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Ubergizmo: The folks over at American Audio and Video have just announced that the rCube portable high-end iPod/iPhone/iPad sound system from Arcam is now on sale at select Magnolia Audio Video…



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Bang & Olufsen brings EarSet 3i stereo headset for Apple fanboys

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Bornrich: Danish designer A/V brand Bang & Olufsen has now come up with a new version of its stereo headset for all iPhone, iPad and iPod users looking for the highest sound quality and a…



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Denon launches 2011 AV receivers complete with Apple AirPlay

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

What Hi-fi: Denon has announced its AV receiver line-up for 2011. The five-strong model range includes the first three machines to feature integrated Apple Airplay.
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DoubleTwist upgrade features AirPlay support for more Apple / Android miscegenation

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Add another notch to DoubleTwist’s Apple ecosystem integration belt, now that its Android app has added AirPlay streaming to the list of features. As of version 1.4 it will stream music, videos or pictures to the Apple TV or other compatible devices while also claiming beta support for Sonos hardware. The DoubleTwist player is free, but using AirPlay means purchasing the .99 AirSync add-on that also enables wireless sync with your media library (iTunes) and streaming to DLNA or uPnP compatible devices. Twonky Mobile is a free alternative that’s also AirPlay-compatible but without the tight iTunes integration; you can check them both out in the market.

DoubleTwist upgrade features AirPlay support for more Apple / Android miscegenation originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 May 2011 12:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple finds another AirPlay partner in Pioneer’s VSX-1021 AV receiver

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Engadget:  You may have laughed off the assertion made by BridgeCo’s VP of Sales and Marketing back at CES, but the man’s looking downright prophetic now. Apple has just nailed down yet…



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Greenpois0n RC6 breaks new Apple TV’s bonds, performs untethered jailbreak and NitoTV install

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Installing nitoTV on your Apple TV used to involve a mildly difficult SSH process, and for those folks who are turned off by running Terminal and punching in lines of code, the newest version of greenpois0n (RC6) might pique your jailbreak interests. It’ll perform an untethered jailbreak (meaning, you can reboot your iProduct without the need to re-JB), freeing your device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) running 4.2.1 and allow you to fulfill all of your out-of-jail needs. Bundled in this new release is a loader that’ll inject nitoTV right onto your little black Apple box. This new greenpois0n is said to fix emulation problems (zodttd’s emulators were having issues) and can be applied right over your device that’s been freed with RC5. But proceed with caution — we’re seeing a bunch of jailbreakers on Twitter claiming have ran into issues (WiFi, booting) with RC6. Hit the source link to grab either the Mac or Windows version.

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Exclusive: The future of the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and Apple TV, and why Apple is shifting its mobile line to Qualcomm chipsets

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

We’ve been hearing a ton of rumors about what direction Apple’s next set of products will take and when they’ll be available — but now we’ve got some concrete information from reliable sources which should make the path a little clearer. And that includes info on the next iPad, the iPhone 5, the second iteration of the new Apple TV, and a big change coming for all of the company’s mobile products. Want to know the scoop? Read along after the break to get the goods.

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Exclusive: The future of the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and Apple TV, and why Apple is shifting its mobile line to Qualcomm chipsets originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple TV 4.1 update is apparently resulting in loss of 720p output for some unlucky souls

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

We’ve been monitoring a growing thread on Apple’s support discussion forums where users are complaining about their recently acquired Apple TV only outputting 480p after updating the OS to 4.1 last week. That’s obviously a big step down from the 720p resolution touted at launch, and if the plight of these posters is indicative of anything, it seems the perpetrating update has somehow changed the HDMI resolution negotiation of the device — which rears its ugly head in specific setups. Speaking of setups, though the issue was originally shared by a user who directly connected the device to their TV via HDMI, it appears the vast majority of posters are using an HDMI-to-DVI cable. This latter complaint offers an easy out for Cupertino since the Apple TV’s fine print clearly states DVI isn’t supported — meaning if it worked perfectly with the previous OS, it was just a lucky coincidence. So how bout’ it readers? Are any of you experiencing this issue with your shiny new hockey puck without involving DVI? Let us know in the comments below.

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Apple marries iPad with laptops in new MacBook Air

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

BBC News: Apple is cashing in on the popularity of its iPhone and iPad to boost demand for its oldest product, the Macintosh.
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Confirmed: Apple TV can play 1080p content from iTunes, but still only outputs 720p

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The header says it all folks. We just ran some tests on the AppleTV’s playback limits by streaming 1080p movie trailers in iTunes and managed to verify murmurs saying the device can accept 1080p content. Unfortunately, output is a different story, since it downscales the image back to 720p on your display. Yes it’s a little frustrating — especially since it’s predecessor was up to the challenge — but it should at least comfort those with a massive library of 1080p videos who were worried about reconverting for their new black box. Considering the hardware gems discovered in the AppleTV teardown however, we’re still holding out for the jailbreak community to let us play our 1080p files, and display them too. Oh, and if they could get to work on Super-Hi Vision support at some point, well, that’d be just dandy.

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Apple unveils redesigned iPods, introduces game network

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

DVICE: Apple completely overhauled its iPod line while also showing off coming updates to iOS, promising impressive new features for iPhones and iPod Touches. Besides completely redesigned versions…



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Apple now selling older HD movies for $10

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Buying HD movies from iTunes has never been the most popular option, but it’s at least a little cheaper now that Apple has added a or less HD movie section for older titles that were previously sold for the new-film premium of . The sub- library only consists of 30 titles at the moment (though we assume that’ll grow with time), including 3:10 to Yuma, American Psycho, and The Doors, as well as more appropriate bargain bin specimens like Midgets vs. Mascots, The Midnight Meat Train, and Witless Protection. Ideally, we’d love for the rumored new Apple TV and .99 TV show rental option to make all of this somewhat of a moot point, but you’ll never catch us complaining about price drops. And besides, it’s not like we’ll be dropping our Netflix subscriptions based on “maybes” or “mights.”

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Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

GDGT: The new Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are engineered for superior acoustic accuracy, balance and clarity. So you hear details you’ve been missing with other, lesser…



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Apple Updates Apple TV with 3.0 Software: More HD Content to Be Sold

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010


After months of speculations whether Apple will release completely new Apple TV device making it a high-end media center for our living rooms or rather leave it, more or less, as it is (means without all the latest true HD capibilities, IP streaming, Blu-ray, live TV ability, HD recorder, 1080p support, etc.)… we still don’t know the answer.

The company introduced new Apple TV 3.0 software that gives us not more than a redesigned main menu – which is said to give a faster access to the content, possibility to watch iTunes Extras and enjoy iTunes LP in fullscreen and listen to the internet radio (including stations in high-quality HE-ACC formats).

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Apple Reveals iPhone 4G

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Yesterday, Apple announced a new digital camcorder that can take 720p high definition movies. The camera does not accept memory cards, but comes in 16 GB and 32 GB versions. It also serves double duty as a still digital camera, including flash and 5 megapixel resolution. It has an LCD viewing panel that is only 3.5 inches diagonal, but has very fine pitch pixels so it has 960 by 640 widescreen resolution. (That’s a bit better than wide VGA standard resolution, but not enough to show HD images without scaling them down some.) And the camera even has a touch screen for controls, and a built-in GPS so you’ll always know where you are when you’re shooting.

Oh, and it’s a phone, too.

I am happy to acknowledge that the new pocket sized iPhone 4G has a lot of features, and some of them probably are going to be useful too. I recognize how difficult it is to differentiate your product in the crowded cell phone market with its ridiculously short replacement cycles. Many of the new Apple phone’s features aren’t first to market. For example, other phones have “front-facing” cameras and support video chat, which is a cool application even though Apple doesn’t get to be the first to offer it. But it still is an impressive almagamation of video camera, still camera, GPS, game controller, PDA, media player, video chat platform, Internet browser, and phone.

I’m not sure I’d buy it just to get the HD camcorder feature, but it’s tempting.

By the way, you can read about my industry report on consumer video chat, “The Consumer Video Chat Market, 2010-2015”, that was just published by GigaOM Pro by clicking here.

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