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    The Apple Watch is out, and between all the reviews you've had the chance to check out, and maybe even the opportunity to try one on for yourself, there's a good chance by now that you know exactly what to expect. At least, you might know what the Watch does now, but this thing is driven by software, and as Apple makes available new code, its feature set only promises to grow. So what does Apple have in mind for some new capabilities it might bring the smartwatch? Some new rumors suggest a number of features that could be finding their way to the Apple Watch soon. Well, you may know how ...

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    Apple is expected to introduce a refresh to its popular Apple TV sometime this summer, and, according to recent reports, the newest generation Apple TV will also bring a redesigned remote. The new Apple TV remote is expected to have a touchpad and also be slightly thicker than the current minimalist remote, said an employee who claims has been briefed on the product. In addition to the touchpad, which will be used to scroll and move around (pretty much like the Remote app on your iPhone), there will also be two physical buttons, most likely for Menu and Play/Pause, like on the current ...

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    It would be fantastic if devices that once supported a service were guaranteed to keep doing so for years and years to come – that if Netflix works on your TV today, or your car streams Pandora, that it will keep right on working through future server-end upgrades. Sadly, that's not necessarily the case, and given enough time, client-side software can lose the ability to communicate with the service behind it. That's what happening to a number of YouTube-accessing devices right now, as Google updates its API and breaks compatibility with old viewers. The affected hardware includes old ...

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    Apple has never been famous for the 30% cut it makes over any data that's distributed through its stores. We saw how publishers made a big deal about the policy when it was introduced back in 2011, but eventually, it seems all of them decided to give in if they wanted to be part of Apple's current success in digital media. The only area where Apple has fumbled in succeeding so far is with its Apple TV, and reports claim that the company took drastic measures to change this. Trusted sources claim that in order to retain popular services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and MLB.tv, the company had ...

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    Apple has spent the last couple of years in denial with the Apple TV, and that seems to be the reality for most of its competitors as well. Even though there is a lot of potential behind the TV business model, no company has found the right formula to sell TV streaming gadgets like you can sell a smartphone today. That said, we do know that there is a much needed refresh for the Apple TV coming soon, but don't expect to be blown away by it. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple will not launch support for 4K video resolution in its future Apple TV, even after the company blew the ...

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    It's Monday, March 9, a week since MWC 2015 got started, which means our mobile attention is no longer focused on Barcelona but has shifted over to the West Coast where it's Apple's turn for the spotlight. We're expecting a lot of news today on a couple different fronts, and Apple's getting us started with something exciting for Apple TV. Like HBO put don't want an expensive cable subscription? HBO's going a la carte, with Apple as an exclusive launch partner (reportedly, Apple will have that exclusivity for three months). For about $15 a month, users will get streaming access to HBO's ...

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    Being part of the Apple ecosystem has its benefits, so long as you’re willing to invest in them. One of the products that takes the most advantage of this is actually the most underrated as well, the Apple TV and its marriage with AirPlay. Years ago, AirPlay was originally known as AirTunes, mainly because you could stream your music to any stereo system if you connected it to an Airport Express, all through a Wi-Fi connection that provides better reception over long distances than Bluetooth. The concept evolved into AirPlay once the Apple TV could take this streaming features a step ...

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    Apple's crowned jewel for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is "Continuity". At the moment the feature isn't really working on the betas that we've tested, but the plan is that you can start something on your iPhone, and then continue it on your iPad or Mac. That said, if you thought that Apple was only planning to support the usual products, it seems that there is more in the pipeline. With the launch of iOS 8 beta 2, Apple also updated OS X Yosemite and even updated the iOS version that runs on the Apple TV. The interesting part here is that the update includes options for Continuity to work on ...

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    Siri may not be perfect when it comes to being a true virtual assistant, but we can't deny that Apple started a new trend with it. Instead of being a simple voice command application, Siri can actually assist you in getting certain tasks done with your phone since the launch of the iPhone 4s. Those of you interested in getting this service on other devices beyond the iPhone and iPad are probably in for a treat. Rumors have it that Apple is going to bundle Siri on its next-generation Apple TV, though many of us ask ourselves how. Apple has been rumored to revamp the Apple TV this year, as ...

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    With Apple's current Apple TV reaching its second anniversary, and with the recent rumors from Bloomberg stating that we'll get a new device in an Apple event in April, a lot of speculation is going around over what Apple plans to release. Google keeps making the Chromecast better than ever, so it's clear that Apple needs to do more than just consider this product a hobby. The Wall Street Journal has just chimed in about what to expect for Apple's new iOS accessory / set-top-box. With Time Warner being Comcast's new acquisition, it seems that making the Apple TV a bold TV offering didn't ...

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    Apple's next-generation Apple TV could prove to be a better accessory for your iPhone or iPad than it already is. With Google's launch of its Chromecast, and with its aggressive pricing, it's clear that Apple has a lot to prove with its future set-top-box. Some still assume that Apple is ready to launch a full television set, but if it doesn't, we might see an announcement very soon. According to Bloomberg, this will still be a set-top-box and: The new device, which plugs into a television set, will have a faster processor than the previous version and an upgraded interface to make it ...

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    Even though we don't regularly cover set-top-boxes here, the Apple TV has proven to be one of the smartest accessories you can buy for any iOS device, and that's mainly because it also runs a forked version of iOS. AirPlay allows you to stream and even mirror your iOS device to any Apple TV, and the device also allows you to consume the content that you bought on most of Apple's App Stores. We were expecting a revamp for this device last last fall, but reports now hint to an early 2014 launch, and now we have more confirmation of this. Recent builds of iOS 7 are now showing us a device ...

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    I've got a smartphone (a couple of them). I've got a tablet (a couple those, too). I've even gone through more than a few smart watches (though I'm not wearing one now while I wait for the Pebble). I consider myself a "power-user" when it comes to mobile devices. As such, I tend to do more with my devices than the Average Joe, if you'll pardon the pun. Would you like to know how many times I've hooked my smartphone (or even my tablet) up to my TV or monitor? Three. No, not three times today, or even this week. One of those times I was testing out an OnLap monitor, another was when I tested ...

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