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  • Apple TV 5.1 Brings Custom Network Configurations, Could Allow For VPN Use

    Apple TV 5.1 Brings Custom Network Configurations, Could Allow For VPN Use

    Apple today released its iOS 5.1 update, which brought a number of new features to the table, including the ability to set up custom network configurations using Apple Configurator, the device management tool Apple offers through the Mac App Store for management of multiple iOS devices across an organization or household. Read More

  • TWC Willing To Give Up Control Of Interface, Not Customer Relationship In Expanding To Apple TV

    TWC Willing To Give Up Control Of Interface, Not Customer Relationship In Expanding To Apple TV

    Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia investor conference today, Time Warner Cable’s president and COO Rob Marcus explained during a webcast session that the cable provider is willing to sacrifice control over user interface when it comes to broadening its services to third-party platforms, including Apple’s, but won’t give up direct relationships with customers. Read More

  • Thoughts On Apple’s Latest TV Efforts

    Thoughts On Apple’s Latest TV Efforts

    Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple’s upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market. The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute TV through its hardware, rather than trying to license content itself. The second report gave a few more details about what that hardware would be capable of. I’ve been thinking… Read More

  • Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months

    Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months

    August Journalism, anyone? Just because some outlets have a short memory, let’s get this out of the way right up front: Yes, Apple is in discussions with cable operators, and has been for months. Of course, just because Apple’s strategy hasn’t actually changed recently won’t stop some other sites from acting like the heavens have opened up and Steve Jobs himself is… Read More

  • Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby

    Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby

    “We are not going to keep products around we don’t believe in,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in regards to the Apple TV on today’s earnings call. He also stated that Apple still considers the product a hobby although Apple keeps at the project because they stated “it will lead us [Apple] somewhere.” Apple is very happy with Apple TV’s growth. The… Read More

  • The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits. While there are plenty of smaller… Read More

  • Tim Cook On Apple TV: “We’re Going To Keep Pulling The String”

    Tim Cook On Apple TV: “We’re Going To Keep Pulling The String”

    Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company’s TV plans tonight at the D10 conference. His comments were all pretty vague, but if nothing else, he hinted strongly that Apple does in fact have plans for future TV products. When interviewers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher pressed Cook on whether he thinks the current Apple TV product is good enough, he said, “We’re going to… Read More

  • Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

    Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

    Almost 115 million households in the U.S. currently own at least on TV set and 36 million own four or more. That’s a huge market and as Apple, Google and Microsoft try wrestle more of this business away from the traditional content and hardware players, the old-school cable and satellite providers now suddenly have to content with this new group of challengers that, until now, barely… Read More

  • No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

    No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

    If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they just look at you weird? While the two technologies enable users to wirelessly beam content to Internet Connected TVs from their tablets, phones, and computers, Apple’s AirPlay is the first implementation that makes the experience seamless. Tap the button again and playback resumes on your root device. No… Read More

  • Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?

    Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?

    Apple has yet to make any statements about where and when we might ever see an Apple TV product to match the impact it has had in the smartphone and tablet markets. But news of an investment by its key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, could point to the confidence others have of what might be coming soon. Foxconn is investing a combined 133 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in TV maker Sharp… Read More

  • Jobs’ Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn’t A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer

    Jobs’ Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn’t A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer

    It’s a sin I know almost too well as a blogger. It’s slow going for news on a Friday night and the pageview gods send you a reprieve in the form of a tweet. A former Apple engineer is berating the company’s design ethic in the post-Jobs era in less than 140 characters? Score! Suddenly one story becomes another story then another story then another story then another… Read More

  • TechCrunch Reviews the Apple TV

    Fly Or Die: Apple TV

    Apple’s third-generation Apple TV didn’t really enjoy the limelight upon arrival. Something flashier stole the show. But it’s still an important product, especially considering that the way we consume media is rapidly changing. Matt and I discuss this, and actually end up arguing a little bit more than I expected, in this episode of Fly or Die. Read More

  • The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs

    The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs

    I remember watching the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray wars closely a few years back. I wanted one to win so I could go out and buy a next generation movie player. But the battle went on and on, and by the time Blu-ray won, I had set my sights on a new frontier: digital distribution. I never did get that Blu-ray player. And now I’m quite certain I never will. The new 1080p Apple TV is here. To be… Read More

  • Pile ‘Em High: New Apple TV Discounted Abroad While Keeping $99 Pricetag In The US?

    Pile ‘Em High: New Apple TV Discounted Abroad While Keeping $99 Pricetag In The US?

    Apple is selling its new Apple TV box for $99 in the U.S., the same price as its predecessor, but in other countries it looks like Apple is taking the opportunity to bring in new users with a discount. In a selection of online Apple stores across Europe and further afield, the company is marking down the price of Apple TV at the same time that it is introducing the new model, which has a number… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Movies

    Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Movies

    At this morning’s Apple’s event in San Francisco, the company announced an update to its iCloud service, which will now support – at last – movies! The movies you purchase on iTunes will be stored in the cloud and made available for re-download to any of your iOS devices – the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Read More

  • Tim Cook: Apple TV IS Still A Hobby, But I Couldn’t Live Without It

    Tim Cook: Apple TV IS Still A Hobby, But I Couldn’t Live Without It

    Apple TV is still a hobby. The word comes from Apple’s Chief, Tim Cook who nevertheless championed the company’s current offering. He stated that Apple sold more than 2.8 million Apple TV units last fiscal year with 1.4 million moved within Q1 2012 (a new record for the device). “Our Apple TV product is doing quite well… but in the scheme of things, we still classify Apple… Read More

  • Apple Reportedly Butting Heads With Content Producers Over iTV

    Apple Reportedly Butting Heads With Content Producers Over iTV

    There’s a problem with the idea of an iTV, rumors of which have been sloshing about for a long time, but with greater intensity since Steve Jobs’ biography hinted at one. Unlike an Apple TV, an iPhone, an iPad, or other devices, an Apple TV wouldn’t be tied to a Mac, and it wouldn’t take advantage of iTunes the way those devices do. It’ll be related, of course, but… Read More

  • Five Predictions For Online Video In 2012

    Five Predictions For Online Video In 2012

    In 2011, the long-promised ubiquity of video—on-demand anytime, anywhere—started to become a reality, driven by mobile (smart phones, tablets).  While this may seem obvious, remember, it was not so long ago (a couple years, really) that most doubted that consumers would ever watch anything other than short-form YouTube-like video clips on the small screen.  Consumers are now… Read More

  • Apple Quietly Kills 99¢ TV Show Rentals

    Apple Quietly Kills 99¢ TV Show Rentals

    Bad news for anyone who was looking to rent the latest episode of Top Gear from iTunes, as Apple has quickly and quietly removed their 99¢ television rental option today. The functionality has disappeared from both the Apple TV’s interface and the iTunes store proper, signalling a drastic shift in Apple’s pricing policy. Individual episodes of a series can still be bought as… Read More

  • iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?

    iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?

    Apple has been planning to launch a new cloud-based movie streaming service, which would allow you to re-download your movie purchases to other devices for no extra charge. The service, a part of “iTunes Replay,” was originally planned to launch within “the coming weeks,” according to multiple reports. But now it seems that will not be the case. Read More

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