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Apple preparing for an Apple TV 3 current ATV’s out of stock

Published on February 12, 2012 by

Many of the major online retailers are no longer shipping the current generation Apple TV. Apple TV’s can be still be found at some third party retailers like MacMall and Mac Connection and some local stores still have the device. Best Buy has the item listed as “Not Available for Shipping”. According to a Best

 
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Evidence of an Apple Television from Best Buy

Published on February 6, 2012 by

According to theverge.com, Best Buy is taking surveys to gather information from customers to see if they are interested in an Apple branded television. The survey suggests that Apple will offer a 42 inch 1080p LED TV that incorporates iOS apps, iTunes, a built in camera and microphone for $1499. The survey claims the camera

 
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Genius recommendations added to Apple TV

Published on February 3, 2012 by

Apple TV users will now find Genius in the menu options under Movies and TV shows. The Genius feature provides users with related recommendations based on existing iTunes content. No update is required to get the new feature. This is a relativity small enhancement but a useful one nonetheless. Genius recommendations for movies and TV

 
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Apple patents a new remote for Apple TV

Published on January 26, 2012 by

A patent application today reveals Apple is working on a universal touchscreen controller capable of controlling multiple devices including a “television, a video tape player, a video disk player, a stereo, a home control system, or a computer system.” The patent application is titled “Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control” and was filed

 
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4.2 million 2nd generation Apple TVs sold but it’s still a hobby

Published on January 25, 2012 by

Apple just released blow out numbers and a record quarter. The company reported a record $46.33 billion in revenue and a profit of $13.06 billion. There were over 37 million iPhones, 15.4 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs and 15.5 million iPods accounted for the majority of the revenue. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook disclosed that Apple

 
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Developer has iOS apps running on Apple TV

Published on December 31, 2011 by

Developers Steven Troughton-Smith and TheMudKip has been able to add iOS application functionality to an Apple TV. The developers had to re-write the code for the iOS springboard to allow the apps to run on the Apple TV set top box. The work looks to be in the early stages of development, but they have

 
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Apple TV updated to allow for TV Show purchases

Published on December 10, 2011 by

Apple has quietly added TV show purchases on the Apple TV 2 for in Canada, the UK and Australia, and they also added buying options to the existing iTunes rentals. Before the update Apple TVs outside of the US had only been able to stream TV show rentals bought through iTunes but now people in

 
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Video Demonstrating How Siri Can Control an Apple TV

Published on November 27, 2011 by

Developer Hjalti Jakobsson enabled Siri to control a TV using a Plex plugin to give us a glimpse of how an Apple television might work. Rumors of an Apple television were ignited with the release of Steve Jobs biography. The book revealed that Jobs has ‘finally cracked it,’ the solution would be an easy to

 
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