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    Hundreds of millions of us get our media fix with the help of Apple devices, whether on the go with iPhones or iPads, or at home with Apple TV. So it's only understandable that Apple would love little more than to further cash in on that content market, and instead of letting users access media produced by third parties, be the one generating all that stuff we want to consume. And while Apple's already got deals with plenty of these firms to sell their content through the likes of iTunes, its negotiations haven't been smooth across the board, like with the troubles we heard the company ...

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    There's a lot to hate about the way cable TV works right now, from how you're still stuck watching commercials on channels you pay for (isn't the point of paid services so you can avoid ads?) to a seeming inability to subscribe to channels à la carte; good luck getting any major cable service without ESPN, which contributes $6 to your monthly bill whether you watch it or not. For viewers hoping for something better, IP-based streaming services sounded like they might just have what it takes to turn the existing cable TV model on its head, but so far it's been difficult for these players ...

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    The new Apple TV was a long time coming, but this past September, Apple finally stepped up and gave users the fourth-generation model they'd been waiting for. With Siri support, a new touchpad remote, and the long overdue arrival of an app store, the new Apple TV represented a big step forward for Apple's entertainment efforts. Considering how long it took to get this model, it would have seemed reasonable to think that we're looking forward to a wait of another year – if not more – before Apple's ready to follow that up with a still further advanced Apple TV. However, a new rumor ...

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    Today of all days, if you're hearing about Amazon, you'd expect it to have to do with one of the company's hot deals. And while there are certainly some fantastic offers to be found (and taken advantage of), we've also got one development to cover that's not at all about saving a few bucks on a popular new gadget, as we get an important update on Amazon Video and its spread to competitors' media players. You may recall that last month we heard about Amazon butting heads with Apple and Google over its own streaming video service, shutting down sales of both Apple TV and the Chromecast due ...

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    Apple's been keeping up a furious pace with its recent development efforts, and over the last few weeks we've seen beta after beta land for iOS 9.2. Now the company's got its latest in-development releases ready to go, as it begins distribution not just for iOS 9.2 beta 4, but also tvOS 9.1 beta 3. As is too often the case when these new betas land, we're largely in the dark when it comes to changes. Usually that's due to many of the changes being of the not-immediately-visible bugfix variety, and that sounds like that's indeed the case this time, around too; Apple mentions dictionary, ...

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    As if the Mac App Store certificate issue wasn't enough for Apple this week, it seems that a service outage has taken down several of Apple's online services this evening. Those officially include the App Store, Apple TV, the iBooks Store, iTunes Match, the iTunes Store, the Mac App Store and Radio. There were also unlisted issues going on with Apple's Online Store as Down Detector has registered a spike in problem reports for the latter.   Reports on social media are also appearing about iMessage and FaceTime. The outage began at around 10:35pm ET and lasted for about an hour. Every ...

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    Apple considers that the future of TV is apps, and to push this forward the company has launched the new Apple TV, and along with it tvOS. Obviously the next step is for people to adopt it like crazy in order to gain developer interest, but the fact that certain mobile apps can easily be ported to tvOS actually creates an interesting opportunity to developers. It seams that Apple hasn't seen an adoption that's that quick though, so today it launched a new strategy. Apple has just launched a new "Tech Talks" tour, which plans to help developers create apps and games for the company's new ...

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    Apple's launch of the new Apple TV has proven to be a major change in what Apple once considered a hobby. Cupertino's new bet for its TV platform is based on apps, something which it didn't invent, but could do a better job at pushing than competing platforms given its current iOS ecosystem. Apple hasn't really made much noise about progress so far, but today we get some preliminary charts on what's hot for the new Apple TV. SlideToPlay's Jeff Scott noticed that Apple silently published a top list of Apps for the Apple TV. So far the most important part of these news is that the list is ...

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    Amazon is famous for being just as good about competing with others with its products, as it is about allowing others to compete with the company by selling their products on its online store. For years you've been able to acquire Google's Chromecast and the Apple TV, just as well as you could by the company's Fire TV offerings. Sadly it seems that Amazon is not too happy with how competing products are biting into its business, and it just did something about it. If you remember, Amazon alerted both Apple and Google a few days ago that it would be yanking the Google Chromecast and the ...

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    Cupertino's new Apple TV has so far gained some mixed reactions from the media. While it is cool to have an expensive set-top box that can play games and that listens to your voice, so far it hasn't proven to be much different to anything else out there, at various price tags. One major caveat with the service is that even though Siri is being sold as its primary asset, it can't really do much right now, and Apple plans to address that. So far the new Apple TV can help you find the content that you want through Siri. You can simply ask for something to watch and Siri will suggest, but the ...

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    The new iPhones may have already landed, but we're still waiting on some of the other fresh Apple hardware to debut at the company's September launch event. That wait shouldn't be too much longer, though, as we look forward to the iPad Pro and the revamped Apple TV hitting customer hands in the very near future. It remains to be seen if those late-October iPad Pro pre-order rumors will come to fruition (and if not, we'll just get it in November as planned), but Apple's very much making good about promises we heard last week about the new Apple TV, as orders open today. The base model ...

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook has a reputation for keeping things as vague as possible in his non-keynote public appearances, very rarely revealing concrete information on unreleased products, and almost never tackling sales numbers of existing devices. Staying true to his principles, the Cupertino head honcho once again refused to disclose the box-office results of the Apple Watch thus far at the recent Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference, insisting that would “help the competition”, as it is “competitive information.” What he did say was that his company “shipped a lot the first ...

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    On its own the new Apple TV is a substantial improvement to its predecessor. The product that was once a hobby for Cupertino has now grown up to have its own operating system, and ecosystem as well. We all know that all the pieces of this puzzle aren't finished though as Apple's rumored streaming service was not announced on the company's last event, and today we learn why. CBS CEO Les Moonves was in a recent interview with Bloomberg and one of his claims had to do with Apple's future streaming service. According to Moonves, Apple is having conversations with everyone about the streaming ...

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    Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be. Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the university, ...

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    It's been just about one month now since Apple's big launch event, bringing us not just the new iPhones, but also a new Apple TV, iPad mini, and the jumbo-sized iPad Pro. Apple told us at the time to expect the latter to go up for sale sometime this November, and earlier this week we checked in with a report that attempted to narrow down that release window even further, pointing to early-month availability. Now we've got one more source weighing in on things, claiming that while the tablet may not hit stores until November, online sales could get started a little early. Reportedly, Apple ...

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    Apple has spent the last few years making the Apple TV a hobby that took for ever to grow up. In the past it was an expensive box that was expensive and rather clunky in its user interface. Apple tried to fix that with the intermediate and affordable Apple TV options we've seen over the last few years. Today Apple has set out to try to change that again as it announces its new Apple TV. Tim Cook took the stage to announce the new Apple TV, and he also mentioned that Apple’s vision is that the future for television is apps. For this it requires powerful hardware, Modern OS, New UI, ...

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    Soon Apple's September event will be upon us; you may even be reading this as things start getting underway. We've already heard a ton about what we can hope to expect from the company's announcements, and last-minute rumors only seem to drive home the point that we should generally be expecting more, not less, from Apple. As we watch these last few hours tick away on the clock before the festivities begin, we're checking in with a new batch of rumors, discussing iPad Pro options, the evolution of Siri, and more. Right now, Siri supports an always-listening hands-free mode – but only ...

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    People tend to forget Apple’s glamorous September 9 press event isn’t expected to be all about new iPhones, with a long overdue set-top box upgrade and likely a jumbo-sized iPad Pro also imminent. Meanwhile, the iPad Air 3 may sit on the sidelines until next year or get canceled altogether, but let’s focus on the fourth-generation Apple TV for a minute or two. Last revised in January 2013 and truly improved a year earlier, the digital media player has never been met with the enthusiasm of iPhones, iPad or Macs. That’s mostly because Apple continues to explore different ways of ...

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    All signs point to the debut of a new Apple TV in our soon-to-be-immediate future, with the latest rumors suggesting that this new souped-up version with Siri integration, app support, and a new remote interface is just about to join its predecessor in Apple's stores. Both boxes should ultimately support Apple's long-rumored streaming video service, once that finally gets off the ground. When that service does, what sort of content can we look forward to? Besides the variety of third-party content users can likely look forward to, a new report suggests that Apple will produce original ...

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    We've kept a close eye on all the rumored changes that Apple is planning for the Apple TV. The company's "hobby" product is rumored to gain a ton of updates that will help Cupertino compete with cable companies in a different way. We thought existing Apple TV units would gain some of the fun, but today we learn that it might not. Sources claim that the new Apple TV will sell along with the current one, being the newer one the premium model. This premium unit is rumored to be similar to the current one in design, but thicker. It'll include a new type of touch-based remote control, an App ...

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    From the sound of things, Apple's been developing a next-gen version of its Apple TV set-top box – one that, based on the age of the company's currently available option, is very much overdue. And though we've heard earlier claims talking about the unit's launch, this time the stars may have finally aligned, and there's a good chance Apple could introduce the accessory at next month's anticipated iPhone (and maybe even iPad) launch event. Some new statistics suggest that such an introduction can't come soon enough, with Apple's stake of the streaming-media box market in the US showing ...

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    How long have we been waiting for a new Apple TV? The most recent hardware is well over two years old at this point, and rumors keep returning to the idea that a next-gen box is on its way. While we've heard some stories about what to expect from the new hardware, especially when it comes to the unit's remote control, rumor after rumor has arrived without any sign of the new box actually landing; WWDC came and went this year without any new Apple TV. Now the latest report looks to September, claiming that a next-gen Apple TV is nearly ready to arrive, and will do so alongside the next ...

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    We've kept a close eye on Apple's future Apple TV, and even the remote control that should come with it. There shouldn't be anything hot about a remote control, but this one in particular is rumored to bring a few enhancements like bluetooth, a touch pad, and other features that make it useful for any other Apple product. Today we see a patent on the topic, and it seems there's more to come. It seems that Apple is considering the inclusion of a Touch ID sensor on a future Apple TV remote control according to the patent. Now keep in mind this is Apple, and this wouldn't be the first patent ...

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    Even though Apple has considered the Apple TV to be its longest living hobby, we've heard that there's a much broader plan behind the scenes. We know that Apple wants to bring both local and national TV to the world of video streaming, something that's never been done before due to its complexity. Most rumors claim that Apple will launch something this year, and today we hear good news. Apple has reportedly reached two major milestones in its negotiation with broadcast networks. The first is to get all major players in the US to accept, so yes, you can expect ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to be ...

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    As developers currently test the second beta of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2, it's hard not for these to not reveal more than just the future of Apple software. These builds need to bring support for every product they were designed for, and this could include products that haven't been launched by Apple yet, given the fall timeline for these betas to go official. If you're in the market for a new iMac or Apple TV, it might be a good idea to wait. OS X El Capitan code reveals a possible new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display. At the moment if you want ultra-high resolution on an ...

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