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Apple TV gets software update, preliminary iCloud support

August 1st, 2011

Apple issued an update to its Apple TV product on Monday that will allow users to stream purchased high-definition TV shows directly from iTunes. Specifically, Apple says the update will enable: iTunes TV Shows: Purchase your favorite TV shows directly from the iTunes Store, and watch the shows you already own, commercial-free in HD. Vimeo: …

Apple unloads 250,000 Apple TV units in first six weeks

October 19th, 2010

It might not have launched with a new name or an App Store as rumors suggested, but Apple’s refreshed set top box still managed to find its way into plenty of living rooms following its launch last month. The new iOS-powered Apple TV became available in early September and according to Apple’s earnings call this …

Apple working on video iAds for iDevices, AppleTV?

October 18th, 2010

Publication GigaOM is citing “multiple sources” in a report that claims Apple, Inc. is developing a video advertising system to be incorporated into iAds. The blog reports that the new video adverts would be both Quicktime and HTML compliant and could be targeted (through the use of location and anonymized user data). The speculated service is purportedly being …

Second generation AppleTV jailbroken with SHAtter exploit

October 1st, 2010

If you picked yourself up a second generation AppleTV, or plan to, it looks like you’ll be able to get your jailbreak on; assuming you’re into that sort of thing. Dev-team member MuscleNerd has posted a one-minute YouTube video showing Apple’s little black-box running a jailbroken firmware. Complimenting that, the dev-team has also managed to decrypt the …

Apple TV first impressions

September 30th, 2010

By now, if you preordered an Apple TV, you should be enjoying one for yourself, but in case you didn’t, a limited number of units were available yesterday at Apple stores in the US. If you weren’t able to snag one however, we have a quick overview of the new unit to hold you over. …

iFixit dismantles AppleTV, 8 GB NAND Flash found

September 29th, 2010

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the new AppleTV, back on September 1, there was no mention of the internal storage capabilities of the device. Mr. Jobs did mention, several times actually, that the device’s focus was on streaming content, not storing it. Today, thanks to a take-apart by iFixit, we know that while content …

Two new iPhone model names make cameo in AppleTV firmware

September 28th, 2010

It appears as though two additional iPhone model names have surfaced in Apple’s latest iteration of the AppleTV firmware. The two devices — which are listed as iPhone 3,2 and iPhone 3,3 — will presumably have the same form factor as the current iPhone 4 model (unless Apple has decided to do something drastically different with model …

Apple event scheduled for September 1st

August 25th, 2010

This morning, we told you about a Bloomberg report that stated Apple, Inc. would be holding a September 7th media event in San Francisco; an event that the publication predicted would herald in a new AppleTV and iPod Touch models. While we have no idea what will be released, we now know — officially — that Apple …

Bloomberg: Apple to hold media event September 7th in San Francisco

August 25th, 2010

Bloomberg has updated their report, filed yesterday, on Apple’s plans to launch a 99-cent, a la carte style, TV-show rental service for their AppleTV product. The updated report states that, “Apple plans to hold a San Francisco event Sept. 7, two weeks ahead of the start of the new prime-time TV season, to unveil the …