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  • Apple TV 6.0 Update Pulled After Users Report Bricking, Other Issues

    Apple TV 6.0 Update Pulled After Users Report Bricking, Other Issues

    On Friday, Apple launched its 6.0 software update for its Apple TV set-top box, but soon after, some users reported that the update bricked their devices while others were a bit luckier and just lost their connection to the Internet or had to restore their machines. Some users are also reporting extremely slow download speeds and many seem to have lost some or all of the movies and TV shows… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Inch by Inch

    Gillmor Gang: Inch by Inch

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — added up the Apple announcements, the Twitter IPO, and why Chromecast’s Cloud-to-Device model will stick. No consensus on this last point, but since AirPlay does a little of both strategies, we’ll know soon enough. The biometric capabilities and low-power bluetooth chip of the… Read More

  • Turning Apple TV Into Ouroboros

    Turning Apple TV Into Ouroboros

    Apple has been ‘pulling the string’ on the Apple TV for seven years now. Think about that one for a minute: it’s had a set-top box since before the iPhone. During that time, the landscape of online video entertainment has completely changed, largely as a result of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes Store. While Apple has a long way to go in order to make the Apple TV a decent… Read More

  • Apple TV Gets Vevo Music Videos, Disney And Disney XD, The Weather Channel And Smithsonian Content

    Apple TV Gets Vevo Music Videos, Disney And Disney XD, The Weather Channel And Smithsonian Content

    Apple continues its selective content partner rollout today with an update to Apple TV software that adds Vevo, as previously rumored, as well as Disney Channel, Disney XD, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian via new dedicated apps, as 9to5Mac reports. All those content providers are live in the U.S., but U.K. users and other regions will see only select channels via update. Read More

  • Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

    Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

    The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an iPhone-based remote control system for completely setting up a home theatre system tailored… Read More

  • Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple may still keep us guessing over whether it will ever make a physical Apple TV set, but it’s clearly strengthening its play for the living room, by becoming the conduit between us and the screen on which we choose to watch video content. On Tuesday, it emerged that Apple has made a key move into second-screen TV: the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a… Read More

  • Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    The long-awaited Netflix user profiles have made their first appearance, ahead of their expected August debut. According to several reports, user profiles are partially available on Apple TV devices with the option appearing upon first launch of the Netflix section. However, users still lack the ability to add or edit profiles at this time, even for those who are now gaining access to the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrate Google’s gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple’s big move to the Big Screen. It’s a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IBeacon & Eggs

    Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix’ House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly… Read More