How to Use AirPlay with the iPhone and iPad

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AirPlay revolutionized how Apple users present graphics, slide shows and watch video. The feature in iOS works with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad connected to the same Wi-Fi network as an Apple TV. AirPlay also works with newer Macs. Using third-party software, older Macs can stream their screens to an Apple TV. One utility […]

Amazon Instant Video App for iPad Now with AirPlay

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The Amazon Instant Video App for iPad now supports AirPlay for its video content. Users can engage AirPlay in iOS 6 and earlier using the typical method of double pressing the home button to open the control panel along the bottom of the screen. Swipe to the right and tap on the AirPlay icon to show […]

Apple TV Refresh is Reportedly a Software Only Upgrade

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While we heard some speculation that Apple might refresh the Apple TV, a report now says that won’t happen. Instead Apple will only update the software on the small set-top box, according to All Things D to go along with the iOS 7 release we expect will show up with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C […]

Asus Cube Google TV Ships With AirPlay

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Asus’ new Google TV device, the Asus Cube, comes with a version of AirPlay thanks to and included app that has experimental support for Apple’s codec. GTV Source spotted the feature in the new set-top box, saying the feature likely comes from the ViMu media player that’s pre-installed on the Asus Cube. The feature lets […]

Netflix and YouTube Launch DIAL To Combat AirPlay

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Netflix and YouTube have a new service called DIAL that will provide an open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to GigaOm. DIAL stands for Discover And Launch, and instead of mirroring the display from a mobile device on a TV like AirPlay, it focuses on using mobile devices to launch and control apps. Parts of […]

Google Working On AirPlay-like Feature for Android

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Google is working on its own open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to a GigaOm report. Google’s latest YouTube app for Android includes a wireless streaming feature that lets users stream videos directly to Google TV devices automatically. Google hopes to bring a similar feature to the whole of Android by working with manufacturers and […]

Apple TV Update Adds Shared PhotoStreams, New AirPlay Features

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Apple TV users can now update their devices to software version 5.1 which adds a few new AirPlay features and Shared Photo Streams. The new update doesn’t dramatically change how the Apple TV functions, but it does make it easier to view shared photos on a TV. With Shared Photo Streams users can view photos that […]

Apple AirPlay Direct Rumored to Stream Music in iOS Without Wifi

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A new rumor tells us that Apple will announce a new version of AirPlay, called Apple AirPlay Direct, that streams audio from iOS devices to AirPlay enabled speakers or sound devices without the need of WiFi. Currently AirPlay requires that both the source iOS device and the client speaker system or audio device must both […]

Logitech UE Air Speaker Review

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The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a stylish AirPlay Speaker with great audio quality and polish not found on many other AirPlay speakers. This isn’t Logitech’s first AirPlay speaker, and it shows thanks to an app with controls, good connectivity and an attractive design. The Logitech UE Air Speaker isn’t perfect, sharing the delayed audio […]

Philips Fidelio SoundAvia AD7000w Review: AirPlay Speakers

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The Philips Fidelio SoundAvia AD7000w Airplay speakers offer a small and compact wireless speaker set up for the home or office. I’ve been using the AirPlay enabled Philips Fidelio AD7000w for the past several months in my home office and throughout the house while doing some home improvement projects. Like the Sonos PLAY:3 speakers I […]

Hulu Plus Update Brings Improved AirPlay, Retina Display Support

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Hulu for iOS has finally been updated to support the Retina Display on the new iPad. The application has been updated to version 2.5 and the update brings quite a bit along with it. First and foremost, those who are rocking Apple’s new third-generation iPad will now have support for the device’s Retina Display. This […]

GottaBeFunded: playGo AP1 Retrofits Your Speakers with Airplay

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If you wish your speaker system included AirPlay technology, but you don’t want to replace your system with one that’s AirPlay compatible, the playGo AP1 from BICOM, Inc. will do the trick. This Kickstarter project receives audio from your iOS device or Mac using AirPlay technology giving you the option to continue listening to the same […]

iHome iW2 AirPlay Speakers fit Smaller Environments with Decent Sound

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The new iHome iW2 AirPlay speaker system streams your audio from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch fitting nicely into a smaller environment like your office, a kitchen or on a shelf at work or home. The sound could be better but for anyone looking for some background music, it’s a good choice. The AirPlay standard created […]

New Apple TV with 1080P Support, $99 Price Launching Today

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Apple will introduce a new Apple TV today, along with the iPad 3. The new Apple TV will support full 1080p HD at the same $99 price, according to a report from 9to5Mac tipster, Mr. X. They will also release a new $39 accessory for the Apple TV. Apple will probably upgrade the new Apple TV […]

Hands On With OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay to Apple TV (Video)

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One of the most exciting features in the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion upgrade is the ability to wirelessly stream your Mac’s desktop to your Apple TV. The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have had this feature for some time, so it is great to see AirPlay arriving on the Macbook Air and MacBook Pro. I’ve been […]

3 Mountain Lion Features I Want on the iPhone and iPad Today

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There’s a lot of talk about the iOS-ification of OS X with the release of the Mountain Lion preview, but relatively little about what Mountain Lion means for iOS 5.1 and the future of iOS. Now that I’ve had time to use Mountain Lion on my MacBook Air, there are a number of new OS […]

I’m in Love with AirPlay, But Where’s My Mac Support

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When Apple announced AirPlay support for iOS devices in November 2010, I was skeptical of its usefulness, but now that I have had a chance to use two Airplay accessories I’m sold and wanting more. AirPlay is a wireless streaming service built into iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. AirPlay lets you stream audio […]

Griffin 20 Airport Express Amplifier

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Griffin reps teased the Griffin 20 Airport Express amplifier at the CES Unveiled 2012 preview event. The device allows users to stream music via Airplay wirelessly with their existing speakers. Griffin isn’t proving any pricing or availability details quite yet and will not show the Griffin 20 at its booth on the CES floor. The Griffin 20 […]

Review: 10 Reasons the iPhone 4s is Better Than the Galaxy Nexus

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The iPhone 4S is one of the best smartphones of the year, and for the first time it is going up against an incredibly capable phone — the Galaxy Nexus. The iPhone 4S didn’t bring a radical design change, but thanks to many improvements in hardware, a new version of iOS and a thriving ecosystem, […]