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  • Apple TV OS Leaked Over The Weekend

    You give a dog a bone and he’ll come back with a copy of the Apple TV OS you know. Basically, over the weekend, someone discovered that Apple TV is running a stripped-down, modded version of OS X. Big surprise, right? Now we’re not sure how, but someone created a disk image of the Apple TV OS and threw it up for download. Of course by now, the link is down and this guy is about to… Read More

  • Apple TV is T3H 8om6


    To break the surly bonds of TiVo and touch the face of Jobs. Not to be a fawning Macindouche or anything, but Apple TV is seriously a kick-ass product. I got mine today after days of ceaseless waiting and I can unequivocally state that no matter what you say about DIY media centers and super hot XBox 360 video stuff, the Apple TV has those beat, especially for anyone with an iPod. Read More

  • Hackers Hack Hacked Apple TV to Play DivX


    What if I told you that somewhere on this island there’s a very small box that can play DivX video? Clever clever hackers! Some clever folks have opened up their Apple TVs, taken out the hard drive, and installed an SSH client as well as some video playing codecs. The result? An Apple TV that plays DivX, albeit with some difficulty. They’ve also discovered that the device runs… Read More

  • Apple TV's Guts On Display

    So Apple TV is finally out. Is it just us, or did it cause less of a stir than we thought it would? The general consensus is a qualified “Meh,” which we concur with. Does it suck? No. Does it rock? No. It just is, it’s a box that does what it does, and we suppose there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if it’s cooler than Apple is letting on? The Apple TV is like… Read More

  • Best Buy And Apple Cut A Deal

    Truth be told, the last company I expected to strike a deal with Apple was Best Buy. But who am I to judge? In a statement today, Best Buy said that next Tuesday, all 822 stores will have the Apple TV available for purchase. This positions Best Buy to gain some increased sales considering that it’ll be another two weeks before other stores start selling Apple TV units. If you want… Read More

  • Apple TV and the Competitors You Could Have Already Been Using


    I swear sometimes it’s like you people aren’t paying attention. Did you not know that digital media adapters or network media devices have already existed for some time? Could you not wrap your minds around attaching a laptop or desktop to your TV to view Internet content? All of a sudden ’cause Mr. Jobs says it’s OK for you to stream stuff to your TV, you drool and… Read More

  • Why Apple TV Might Not Be Worth The Hype (Not Yet At Least)

    Kudos to iLounge for not automatically hopping aboard the Apple TV hype express. They’ve complied a list of 10 reasons why you might consider holding off on your purchase for the time being. That’s not to say that it’s a useless hunk of plastic, but by no means is it infallible. For starters, if you’ve already got a video iPod and a video out cable, you’ve pretty… Read More

  • Seven Minutes in Apple TV Heaven

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Clearly someone just learned to turn on the video camera over at Mossberg central. Now if only they could figure out how to turn it off. This 7-minute paean to the Apple TV is thorough but Kate and Walt should have thrown up some jazz hands or something because I was asleep half way through. I guess I’m not the… Read More

  • The Wall Street Journal Reviews Apple TV, Cautions Power Users To Not Get Too Excited

    The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg scored the first review of the Apple TV wireless media streaming device and the big conclusion is that it “work[s] great…” for the average person. In other words, power users may feel that the Apple TV is a little too limited to appeal to them. As a power user, this news saddens me. First, though, the good. The Apple TV was simple… Read More

  • For Real, Apple TV Now Shipping


    Several users, including our own John Biggs, are reporting that their Apple TV orders have finally started shipping. The $299 media streaming device, which was first unveiled last summer, should have already been in people’s hands by now (indeed, some of us were getting quite antsy), but last-minute delays kept all of them at Steve Jobs’ house, which is apparently in Shenzen… Read More

  • Apple TV To Overtake TiVo, Netflix, and Jesus According To Analyst

    Saying that a device like Apple TV is going to overtake huge, pioneering companies like TiVo and Netflix is a pretty bold move. But here at the CG, we like bold moves. ThinkEquity analyst John Hoopes says that the Apple TV is “an ideal conduit for multiple services including DVR, paid-for content, gaming, or advertising.” Ok, quite true. The Apple TV can do a lot of fantastic things. Read More

  • Netgear's EVA8000 Gains BitTorrent Support, Pricetag

    Rumors persist that Apple’s Apple TV will ship tomorrow, March 20, and while we’re excited to see what Apple can do to the American living room, there are some of us who are a little anxious about a few missing features from the device. DivX? Hardly. Read More

  • Quicktime Update Adds Apple TV Support

    With the Apple TV finally starting to ship, future owners will gladly welcome the latest update to Quicktime. Buried inside all of Quicktime’s rich features is an an export option called “Export to Apple TV.” What does it do? It exports videos for your Apple TV in high-def so you can actually put that 42-inch Plasma to use. The feature will export videos to a 720×404… Read More

  • Migilia TVMax+ Lets You Record Right to Apple TV, iPod

    If and when Apple TV ever comes out, you might want to consider hooking it up to the Miglia TVMax+. Sure, the name is kinda redundant (Max plus? Is max just not good enough?) but it lets you record juicy content right onto your 5G iPod, Mac or Apple TV. It’s also a digital TV tuner. Think TiVo-like capabilities. Supported video codes include MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and Divx; h.264 isn’t… Read More

  • AppleTV Shipping (?)


    I’ve been hitting the Apple store every few days looking to see when my Apple TV is shipping. However, I never thought to check my credit card statement. A blogger checked his and saw that Apple charged his account for the AppleTV which, if the Apple store is to believed, means stuff is going out the door as we speak. It doesn’t look like its shipping according to my account screen… Read More

  • Cringely: Apple to Add H.264 Encoding/Decoding Chips?

    site, you may have been disappointed not in the quality of the video, but the playback experience. Apple uses the H.264 codec for all of its HiDef video, as it makes sharp pictures with smooth motion while maintaining reasonable file sizes and throughputs. The problem is, the heavy compression needed to get the quality you see takes an enormous amount of processing power to decompress. Read More

  • Latest iTunes, 7.1, Out Now with Apple TV Support

    If you’re waiting for Apple TV, it’s looking like your wait might almost (finally) be over. Apple today has released Quicktime 7.1.5 as well as iTunes 7.1, bringing Apple TV compatibility to iTunes. This is a harbinger to the release of the Apple TV, which should now stand at just days away. From the Software Update listing: You can now enjoy your favorite iTunes movies, TV… Read More

  • No Apple TV in February, March Looking Likely

    Waiting for your Apple TV? Yah, me too. The Apple store website has changed the shipping date from late February to mid-March, something disappointing. Reuters confirmed the change of date with Lynn Fox, a spokesperson from Apple, who said that “wrapping up Apple TV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected, and we now expect to begin shipments mid-March.” That’s just… Read More

  • Cringely on Apple TV's Hard Drive: Hello, P2P!

    It was Disney exec Bob Iger who dropped the bomb back in September that the Apple TV (then iTV) had a hard drive, something we didn’t expect from a set-top box. The ability to watch downloadable media on a TV does not need an hard drive, so why does it have one? PBS’s Cringley, always a source of interesting conjecture, thinks he knows. Apple wants to turn your living room into a… Read More

  • Wired Bombshell: AppleTV, Zune To Become Gaming Devices

    Far be it from us to start rampant rumors and speculation, but sometimes we notice something that falls through the cracks and we can’t resist. Greg Canessa, the former general manager for Xbox Live, as well as a former employee of Apple specializing in games, has quietly dropped a bomb in an interview regarding his new position at PopCap games to Wired. When asked what exactly… Read More