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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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    "The Internet of Things" seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven't really adopted any solution quickly, and then there's the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there's Apple's HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development. Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will ...

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    Apple's hobby with the Apple TV has proven to be quite resilient over the last couple of years. Cupertino has done its best to drop the price of the hardware, and even add options like HBO GO to sweeten the pot for those in the market for a streaming hub. We'v heard that Apple has some major plans to reinvent the TV with a new subscription service, but it seems you'll just have to wait. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple's negotiation with TV services is still not finalized, and it will delay the rumored possible launch at WWDC. Apple's negotiations are rather complex as the ...

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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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