Apple TV 2015 Release

We finally know when Apple will reveal its game-changing new set-top box

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM.

We finally know when Apple will reveal its game-changing new set-top box

With Apple’s cable-killing pay TV service reportedly coming this fall, BuzzFeed has scored the details about when Apple will launch its next-generation set-top box that will be used to push its new service. According to , who has been deadly accurate with Apple product reveals in the past, Apple is going to unveil the next-generation Apple TV set-top box at WWDC this June, where it will also show off some brand-new features that we’ve never seen on an Apple TV box before. More →

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Apple TV Channels

3 new channels emerge as likely candidates for Apple’s cable-killing streaming service

By on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

3 new channels emerge as likely candidates for Apple’s cable-killing streaming service

Hot on the heels of a report indicating that Apple has grand plans to take on the cable industry with a streaming TV service of its own, more information about what that service will look like has started to trickle in.

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the initial rollout of an Apple TV streaming service will likely include about 25 channels, including ESPN, ABC, CBS, FX, and Fox.

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Apple TV Service

Apple will launch its attack against pay TV companies this fall

By on March 17, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

Apple will launch its attack against pay TV companies this fall

After years of murky rumors, we’ve finally seen the most credible report yet pointing to Apple getting into the TV business in a major way. Late on Monday, The Wall Street Journal published a report relaying that Apple has plans to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this fall.

According to the report, Apple’s TV offering will cost users approximately $30 to $40 a month and will offer a somewhat lightweight selection of 25 channels. Some of the cable channels reportedly on-board already include big names such as ESPN and FX. Naturally, the service will reportedly include content from major networks like ABC, CBS and Fox.

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Apple TV vs. Chromecast

Can a cheaper Apple TV hold off Google’s Chromecast?

By on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Can a cheaper Apple TV hold off Google’s Chromecast?

Apple might be losing its grip on this living room. That’s not to say it ever had a stranglehold over our television sets, but when the Apple TV launched, there wasn’t much else like it. Now every vendor on the planet is selling a set-top box or a dongle with the same functionality, often at a cheaper price point.

So will the $30 discount on the Apple TV announced this Monday be enough to keep Apple in the conversation? More →

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Apple TV New Price

Apple drops the price of Apple TV to $69 to celebrate 25 million sales

By on March 9, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Apple drops the price of Apple TV to $69 to celebrate 25 million sales

We’re just a few minutes into Apple’s spring event, and surprisingly, the conversation didn’t jump straight to the Apple Watch. Instead, we learned about Apple’s exclusive partnership with HBO for the launch of the upcoming streaming service, HBO NOW. But that’s wasn’t the only TV news Apple had on Monday. More →

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Best Gadgets Under $100

Here’s some of the best tech you can buy on Amazon for under $100

By on February 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Here’s some of the best tech you can buy on Amazon for under $100

This past holiday season, we spent a good amount of time sharing great gift ideas for all of the gadget hounds out there. Of course, some of our most popular guides focused on deals and low-cost gift ideas that packed as much bang for your buck as possible. But why should you have to wait for the holidays for lists of nifty affordable gadgets? More →

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Apple Minority Report 3D UI

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

One of the highlights of the 2002 movie Minority Report movie starring Tom Cruise is the impressive 3D gesture-based computer interface the cops use to dig for clues that help them solve murders before they happen. For years, some people have been waiting for tech companies to be able to actually create such a method of interacting with computers, and various game console makers have are already selling hardware and software that can interpret your gestures in real-time.

But Apple may be looking to bring this particular UI to computers and TVs at some point in the future, according to a patent awarded on Tuesday to Apple, first seen by AppleInsider. More →

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Onecue Price

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Clicking buttons on a remote is so 2013. In 2014 and beyond, gadget makers are turning their attention to voice commands and gesture controls as the preferred method of navigating on-screen interfaces and controlling the various devices in your home. But what about all of the devices you already own that don’t support gestures and voice commands?

Companies are hard at work on accessories that will drag your old devices kicking and screaming into the future, and one such offering has just been unveiled that will add Kinect-like gesture support to your Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more. More →

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Google Wireless Internet Service

This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

By on October 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

Well, this is interesting: Over the past couple of days both HBO and CBS have announced different standalone streaming services that won’t require a cable bundle… and this is all right before a big Apple event in which the company may or may not talk about the future of its Apple TV set-top box. What is clear, however, is that over-the-top content is the future while pricey cable bundles are the past, and Apple and other big tech companies are likely going to lead the way with their own streaming services, set-top boxes and perhaps even television sets that will let you watch your favorite shows online. More →

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Apple TV Release Date

Apple’s hotly anticipated next-gen Apple TV won’t launch until next year

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s hotly anticipated next-gen Apple TV won’t launch until next year

That list of “exciting new product categories” Apple CEO Tim Cook loves teasing at every opportunity keeps getting smaller and smaller — and now it looks like one of Apple’s most interesting new products that was rumored to be slated for a 2014 debut will not launch until sometime next year. More →

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Apple TV Torrent Streaming

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

By on July 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM.

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

An app called Popcorn Time that has been dubbed the “Netflix for pirates” has been making waves recently because it makes finding and streaming pirated movies and TV shows easier than it has ever been before. The app is also quite sleek, with a nice user interface and, apparently, equally elegant code. The program’s code has been used in a number of similar apps, and now a new offering of particular interest has popped up: TorrenTV. More →

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Roku Vs. Chromecast Vs. Apple TV

Sorry, Apple TV: Roku and Chromecast are killing you in sales

By on July 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Sorry, Apple TV: Roku and Chromecast are killing you in sales

The market for web TV streaming devices is heating up and Roku and Google’s Chromecast look like the big winners so far. Per GigaOM, new data from researchers at Parks Associates estimates that both Chromecast and Roku each have sold around 3.8 million units in the United States over the past year while Apple TV has sold only 2 million units in the U.S. over the same period. This makes a lot of sense because Chromecast and Roku’s new USB dongle are both less expensive than Apple TV, which is supposedly due for a major refresh sometime this year. More →

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