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Football (or American Football, for those of you outside of the U.S.) season is finally among us! Well, preseason football anyway, which is still an exciting time for fans of the sport. There are plenty of intriguing story lines leading into this season, such as Tom Brady's four game suspension that will see backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo get the start for the New England Patriots, and you may get to watch some of them play out live on Apple TV using Twitter's mobile app.Having outbid Facebook and other tech giants to secure the rights to live-stream National Football Games (NFL) games on Thursday... Read more...
Streaming devices for HDTVs are a hot item these days, and the price of entry for many of the top-selling devices is extremely attractive for folks that want an easy to way to stream Netflix, Hulu or even Amazon Video content. Stepping into the streaming market can come as cheaply as $35 for the Google Chromecast, while similar devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku Streaming Stick will run you just $5 and $15 more respectively. According to the latest analysis from IHS, it looks as though Google’s incredibly attractive pricing on the Chromecast has resulted in some... Read more...
In the past month, we’ve seen the unveiling of a whole new generation of streaming devices. Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google have all announced next generation versions of their Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku 4 and Chromecast players. Apple announced the fourth generation Apple TV during its September iPhone keynote and noted that the device would ship in October. True to its word, preorders for the Apple TV are now open. Customers that preorder the device today can expect to see it on their doorstep this Friday. The new Apple TV, which is quite a bit thicker than the previous generation, packs a lot of... Read more...
The gloves are about to come off in the streaming devices market, and it looks as though Amazon is bringing out its “Fire” branding by taking a blowtorch to Apple and Google. The online retail giant markets streaming devices like the Fire TV and the Fire TV stick, both of which serve as vehicles for its Prime Video streaming platform. The Apple TV and Google Chromecast don’t play nicely with Amazon Prime Video. While a somewhat neutered Prime Video app is available for iOS devices (Amazon doesn’t want to give Apple a cut of purchases, so only content that you have already purchased or content freely... Read more...
As we can attest, it's important to maintain relationships in the tech media industry, otherwise it's a lonely and difficult road. That doesn't mean giving companies special treatment, but it does entail respecting things like non disclosure agreements (NDAs). The folks at iFixIt didn't do that with regards to the recently announced fourth generation Apple TV box and now they're paying the price. What happened is iFixIt secured an Apple TV dev kit, which is a pre-release model intended to give developers a chance to build and test their apps on the new model before it becomes publicly available.... Read more...
When Apple unveiled its next-gen Apple TV last week, it surprised a lot of people by touting that it'd be great for gaming. It's largely interesting because gaming has never been a focal point for Apple before in this particular arena, but it didn't come as much of a surprise given that its competitors are all promising great gaming on their respective TV solutions. Whether Apple's foray into TV gaming will be a hit is yet to be seen, but we do already know of a rather notable caveat: all games designed for the platform will require support for the Apple TV's remote. Straight from the developer... Read more...
Around this time last week, Apple was making waves with its all-new Apple TV. Apple boasted that its new streaming device features a brand new motion- and touch-sensitive controller, potent A8 processor with 2GB of memory, support for Siri voice recognition, and a brand new App Store. However, given how long Apple took to trot out a new version of the Apple TV, there was one box on the device’s specs sheet that was curiously unchecked: support for 4K video streaming. Like clockwork, Amazon is ready to respond with its second generation Fire TV, an introduction that we surmised was coming due to... Read more...
Apple’s second big hardware reveal today came in the form of the Apple TV — its first major update since 2012. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the Apple TV, proclaiming that we’ve entered a “Golden age of television” and that “Our vision for TV is simple and perhaps a little provocative. We believe the future of television is apps." The new Apple TV, which looks like the previous model, only “double stuffed” vertically is powered by a 64-bit A8 processor, includes Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac with MIMO and an IR receiver. The media streamer also now includes its own built-in App Store which will allow... Read more...
Apple is expected to announces its next generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus during a keynote address this Wednesday held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The new iPhones are supposed to bring faster A9 processor, a 3D Force Touch display, and higher resolution cameras (front and back). However, the biggest announcement to come out of the event likely won’t be the two new iPhones (which is simply a “refresh” this year). Instead, the star of the show is likely to be the next generation Apple TV, which the late Steve Jobs famously described as a “hobby” earlier in its life... Read more...
As we arrive closer to Apple’s scheduled September 9th keynote for the Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, we’re beginning to learn a bit more about the next generation Apple TV, which is almost guaranteed to be announced at the same event. According to a report from the incredibly well connected Mark Gurman, the fourth generation Apple TV will be priced much higher than its predecessor, and could cost up to twice as much as its best-selling competition. Whereas the current generation Apple TV is priced at $69 — it received a $30 price cut earlier this year — the next generation media streamer... Read more...
Who knows when or even if Apple will ever launch its long-planned streaming TV service (the latest buzz is that those plans have been pushed to 2016 due to stalls in negotiations with media companies). In the meantime, the company stays relevant in the streaming space with its Apple TV set-top box, and word on the web is that the next version will sport several upgrades.New hardware is a given. The chassis is likely to look similar to previous versions, though reportedly it will be thinner and a tad wider. Of more interest is the new dedicated remote control that will ship with Apple TV boxes.... Read more...
Apple’s plan to conquer live TV streaming appears to have hit a road bump. In fact, it looks as though the electronics giant will be pushing the launch of the service until sometime in 2016. The cause of Apple’s headaches is likely the TV networks themselves, who have been reportedly giving Apple a tougher time in negotiations than other content providers have in the past. Apple’s plans for its Apple TV set top box would take the service beyond its current form, in which it offers recorded shows. The live TV streaming service would do just what you’d expect: provide live streaming of major TV channels,... Read more...
The Internet is abuzz over a new generation Apple TV set-top box that is rumored to be coming out in September. If what's said about the new streaming device turns out to be true, the next generation model will be a significant upgrade over the currently shipping model with an improved remote control in tow.According to BuzzFeed's unnamed sources who are supposedly familiar with Apple's plans, the upgraded Apple TV box will be thinner and sport new hardware inside -- most notably, it will be built around Apple's A8 System-on-Chip (SoC). It will also sport more internal storage, an improved operating... Read more...
Digging into software code doesn't carry the same excitement and dangers Nicholas Cage faces in his National Treasure movies, but it does lead to cool discoveries nonetheless. And if you dive into the code for the latest beta release of Apple's forthcoming OS X El Capitan operating system, you'll uncover references to a couple of new products.The first is a new 4K version of the 21.5-inch iMac. Apple's current generation 21.5-inch iMac sports an LED-backlit Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display with Intel HD Graphics 5000, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, or an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5... Read more...
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