Apr 022014

After several rumors in the past, Amazon has announced its Fire TV home set top box  for today.

The fire TV is priced at $99 and will support Netflix, Hulu+, ESPN, Disney. As expected, the device will also have gaming support and a bluetooth controller is available for and extra $40. Continue reading »

Mar 242014

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is in talks with Comcast for a streaming TV service that’ll be available in future versions of the Apple TV.

Apple plans to offer live and on-demand streams of TV channels over the internet in the future, and this partnership would give the company access to Comcast’s network of channels. Apple would deliver the streams over special cables on Comcast’s network, such that it bypasses “congestion on the Web.”  Apple wants to ensure that the quality of the streaming video is as good as traditional TV networks, so customers don’t have to wait for the video to buffer.  Comcast and Apple’s discussions are in early stages and aren’t close to an agreement. Comcast would be required to significantly invest and improve its network, so that the service quality is up to Apple’s standards. Continue reading »

Mar 192014

This beautiful ‘Apple TV touch’ concept created by CURVED/labs features a touchscreen remote. The main attraction is the revamped remote control, redesigned as a touch device that might be wirelessly rechargeable via Apple TV. iPhone 5 / 5s / 5c are still functioning as remote controls, a separate App Store for Apple TV should be available. With 9,8 x 9,8 cm, it comes in the same size as the 2-year-old 3rd generation, but will be thinner with 1,67 cm. Models to be available in grey, gold and silver. Continue reading »

Mar 072012

It’s not that the new Apple TV wasn’t rumored, but still — announcing it here at the new iPad launch? Bold, Apple. Really bold. Looks as if Apple’s hobby is now becoming a right-hand man for the iPad, and given the increasing importance placed on AirPlay, it’s no wonder that the next Apple TV feels less like a standalone box and more like a killer $99 accessory for your iPad. We got a brief look at the new 1080p-capable set-top box here in San Francisco, and not surprisingly, it’s small. Really small. In fact, it’s just as tiny as the prior Apple TV. It’s hard to glean much about the functionality given the limited setup we’re seeing here, but suffice it to say, to-be iPad buyers are apt to become the largest sect of Apple TV buyers if the two are marketed together correctly. Continue reading »

Dec 302011

Happy New Year! Today we are happy to release an updated version of Seas0nPass that supports an untethered jailbreak of the latest 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1) AppleTV software. Big thanks goes to the world famous @pod2g for doing the lion’s share of the work to make this new version possible.
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Dec 012011

An analyst who specializes in all things Apple is certain that Apple branded Television sets are coming next year. He listed all of the details he thinks it’ll have, and is so sure that he urged people to not buy the current set-top box (2nd generation Apple TV).

Business Insider sat down with analyst Gene Munster during their IGNITION conference. Munster strongly believes that an Apple-branded TV set is coming, and he listed all of the features it’ll have.

It’ll be a “full-fledged TV set” not a set-top box like the current Apple TV, mostly because Apple thinks people hate plugging in external gadgets. Continue reading »

May 162011

Technology is a wonderful thing, especially when two pieces of tech come together to either do something super cool or fix a problem in people’s lives. ‘Camera For Apple TV’ manages to do both, and we love it! Continue reading »

May 122011

iPhone Dev Team has released a bundle for PwnageTool for Mac and iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.7.2 for Windows to jailbreak (untethered) Apple TV 2G Software 4.2.2.

Apple released Apple TV 2G Software Update 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3 – build 8F305) to fix some minor bugs and also add an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.

Dev Team has provided the following details on their blog:

Apple released a minor update to iOS 4.3 for AppleTV2G (the IPSW name still says 4.3, but the build version changed from 8F202 to 8F305). @i0n1c was once again able to quickly port his original 4.3.1 untether (the exploit that wouldn’t die!) to this version. Continue reading »

May 062011

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

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Dec 152010

See, sometimes dreams do come true. Just days after we asked how you’d tweak the second generation Apple TV, in flies an update that a good many TV owners have been anxiously awaiting. The 4.1.1 update purportedly solves “an issue that causes some high-definition TVs to incorrectly display at 480p,” as well as an issue that “may cause a movie or TV show to be re-downloaded.” It’s pretty obvious that Apple’s aiming to correct a nagging color / banding problem that has been plaguing some owners since day one, but according to users over at Apple Insider’s forums, it’s not a cure-all solution. A handful of members have stated that their sets — typically using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter — still display incorrect colors after the update. Flip on your own box and get the download started, and let us know if it’s the fix you’ve been after down in comments below.

[via engadget]