Google ChromeCast: $35 Potential Apple TV Killer Puts Apps on HDTV

This is the Google ChromeCast, a small device that puts music, movies and apps on your HDTV.

The new Google ChomeCast is a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on any HDTV to turn the TV into a connected Smart TV that can play YouTube, Netflix and other apps from any Android device and on any iPhone or iPad. This also supports the Chrome browser on any laptop. In short, […]

Target Offers Big iPad 4 and iPhone 5 Gift Card Deals

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As part of its weekly slate of technology deals, retailer Target is offering gift cards with the purchase of most of Apple’s latest devices like the iPhone 5, iPad 5 and iPod Touch. According to Target’s weekly circular, interested users can pick up the iPad Mini with Wi-Fi and 16GB of onboard storage for $329 and get […]

Logitech Bluetooth Easy Switch Keyboard is a Great Apple TV Remote

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The Logitech Bluetooth Easy Switch Keyboard K811 received a great review from us because of how well it works with three Bluetooth enabled devices, like a Mac, iPad and iPad mini. When Logitech reached out to let us know that the keyboard works great with an Apple TV, thanks to Bluetooth built into the tiny set-top box, we […]

Google Reportedly Working On Android Game Console To Combat Apple

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A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Google is working on its own Android video game console to compete against a possible console from Apple. The rumored Google video game console will come from the Google X hardware lab and will compete with the many Android consoles that are currently available, or that […]

Apple TV to Gain More Streaming Content, Like HBO GO

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Apple has announced new options for users looking to get video entertainment on their Apple TV. According to the company’s press release, users will now have access to the content libraries of HBO Go and WatchESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello following an update to their second or third generation Apple TV These options will […]

Apple’s iRing-Controlled iTV Sounds Like a Craptastic Idea

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At a time when CEO Tim Cook is pushing forward with simplicity and trying to build in more synergies between more Apple products, an iRing accessory to control a rumored iTV, Apple’s fully branded HDTV unit, doesn’t make sense. We had reported about the iRing controller two months ago, and now Topeka Capital analyst Brian […]

Microsoft Already Building Apple TV Competitor

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According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may be leveraging its Xbox entertainment division to build a media streaming box for the living room to compete against Apple TV and Google TV set-top boxes. The report says that Microsoft already has working prototypes available, though it’s unclear if Microsoft will commercialize this […]

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 […]

Gaming Apple TV Controller, iCar Patents Fuel Rumors for New Apple Products

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Newly discovered Apple patent filings further ignite rumors of Apple entering new product categories, spurring speculations that the company will enter the home console gaming market through its set-top Apple TV streaming box as well as further integration of its iPhone and iPad into cars serving as remotes. These patent filings were unearthed just a […]

Apple Admits Apple TV Wi-Fi Problems: How to Get a Replacement

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Apple admitted that some third generation Apple TV models suffer from Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Apple will replace the included devices at no cost to users if the user’s device qualifies according to specific criteria. According to 9to5Mac, Apple sent word to their store employees, third-party retailers sanctioned to sell Apple products and workers with AppleCare […]

Panasonic Streaming Media Player an Apple TV For Android Users

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Today Panasonic announced two new streaming media boxes available for $79.99 and $99.99, bringing Apple TV-like features to some Android users. The new $79.99 Panasonic DMP-MS10 and $99.99 Panasonic DMP-MST60 both support Miracast, which lets Android 4.2 users stream videos, music and photos to an HDTV. The feature also lets users mirror their display of their Android phone […]

Apple TV Update Gives Hulu A Needed Redesign

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The latest Apple TV update includes a new version of the Hulu Plus app that’s easier to use than the previous version. The new Hulu Plus for Apple TV uses a clean design that blends the UI of Hulu Plus on other devices and the Apple TV UI. The app adds a navigation bar to […]

Apple TV Concept Looks Like an iMac With iPad UI

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A new Apple TV concept shows one option Apple has for its rumored device that combines the iMac and iPad. The Apple TV concept from Martin Hajek for iCreate magazine shows a larger version of the iMac with an all-black design. The Apple TV itself looks almost identical to the new iMac design with black […]

Apple Reportedly Planning Apps for Apple TV This Fall

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Apple may release an SDK to let developers create apps for the Apple TV later this year according to MG Siegler at TechCrunch. Siegler admits he doesn’t have any firm information about an SDK for the Apple TV, but he claims Apple is preparing and update that would bring more apps to the set-top box. […]

Apple TV Jailbreak for 5.2 Available with Seas0nPass & aTV Flash

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The Apple TV 5.2 Jailbreak is now available with Seas0nPass, freeing the 2nd generation Apple TV to do more on the latest version of software that Apple released in January. FireCore announced the new Apple TV jailbreak this week, thanking the evad3rs for their help in making this possible. With the new tool, users can jailbreak […]

Make Your HDTV Look and Sound Better with the iPhone

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A new iOS app from THX will help HDTV owners get the best possible video and sound out of their expensive TVs using just an iPhone or iPad. The new THX Tune-Up helps users adjust the brightness, contrast, tint and color of their HDTV using their iPhone or iPad. Users can run the tests through […]

Apple TV Update Adds Bluetooth Keyboard Support

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Today Apple released an update to the Apple TV which added a few new features, including the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the set-top box and some iTunes 11 features. The new update to the Apple TV gives uses an easier way to search on the set-top box. Now, instead of relying on […]

Tim Cook Refuses To Answer Questions About Apple TV’s Future

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Yesterday during the Apple Q1 2013 earnings call CEO Tim Cook said the company sold more Apple TVs than ever before, but he wouldn’t give much detail on the future of the device. The questions about the Apple TV came from Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, the analyst famous for calling for an Apple HDTV […]

Ex-Apple Exec Says Apple Won’t Make Apple HDTV

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Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee believes that Apple isn’t interested in making TVs, but will instead focus on set-top boxes like the Apple TV. Gassee outlined his thoughts in his latest Monday Note column. In it he states that Apple doesn’t even want to build an HDTV. Gassee believes Apple’s interest in TV is more on […]