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Posted On February 26, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple iPhone 6 Could Launch July This Year, Analyst Says

In a research note to investors,  Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba suggests that Apple’s next-generation iPhone could be with us sooner than expected. According to the report, checks in Asia and Japan indicate that a July introduction of the new lineup is very likely. “The supply chain vendors are getting ready for an earlier ramp up of production versus prior years,” Abhey Lamba said. “Recently, the company has been introducing new lineup in September time frame whereas the next generation phones could come out in July this year,” Abhey Lamba explains.Read More
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DisplaySearch (via The Verge) is reporting that Apple’s full-fledge TV project – dubbed iTV has been delayed until 2015 the earliest. “According to sources in the TV supply chain, it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices,” Paul Gagnon writed DisplaySearch. “Although many financial and industry analysts have been speculating about Apple’s entrance into the TV business via an actual TV (instead of the Apple TV “hobby” set-top-box) for years, during the last year the rumor-millRead More
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A recent patent application by Apple suggest that the company is looking to revolutionize our living room with a full-fledge TV. The patent, first spotted by Patently Apple and titled – System and Method for Controlling Output of Content Based on Human Recognition Data Detection.  “The control of the output of particular content may be based on an action of a rule defined for the particular content, and may be performed when at least one human feature detection related condition of the rule is satisfied,” the patent application states. For exampleRead More
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TUAW is reporting that Apple has now made it easy for users to configure their Apple TV ( 6.0) using an iOS device running iOS 7. This is reportedly done via Bluetooth LE technology. The guide for the new feature can be found here. “Once the Apple TV is connected to your TV and showing the setup screen, you just unlock the iOS 7 device, making sure that Bluetooth is enabled and you’re connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want the Apple TV to be connected to,” Steven Sande reports for TUAW.Read More
Apple TV 6.0

Posted On September 22, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple TV 6.0 Update Reportedly Bricking Apple TVs

Credit: 9to5Mac According to a new report from 9to5 Mac, the new 6.0 software is “bricking” and causing network issues for many users. . “In some particular instances, Apple TVs have also been permanently bricked or they lost the content on the device during the update,” Scot Buscemi reports for 9to5mac. “Other devices could not download any internet content even when an internet connection was connected.” My AppleTV will no longer download content with a valid network connect on AppleTV 6.0. Was fine, but dead now after power outage. Be warnedRead More
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Posted On May 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple CEO Tim Cook Interview at D11

Here are few of the excerpts from Tim Cook’s interview at the AllThingsD D11 conference. Tim Cook on Competition: From my point of view, over my long tenure at Apple, not as CEO, we’ve always had competent rivals. We fought against Microsoft — still fight against Microsoft, particularly in the PC space. We fought against hardware companies thought to be really tough, like Dell. We’ve always suited up and fought. Apple has always had competition to focus on, but our North Star is always on making the best products. We always come backRead More
Motion Gaming Apple TV
There have been lots of reports about the vase potential of the Apple TV as a gaming device. However, no company has been able to turn the Apple TV into a true gaming device until now. Rolocule Games has announced Rolomotion, “a technology that precisely track various movements of iPhone and allows users to play games using natural motion gestures on television using iPhone and Apple TV.” Motion Tennis, the first Rolomotion-powered game, will be released on the App Store in May with limited beta invites going out in the last weekRead More
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Samsung Unveils 8-inch Galaxy Note Tab and New HomeSync Hub to Combat Apple Samsung has unveiled a new multimedia home hub called HomeSync at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The new HomSync device is seen as a direct competitor to the Apple TV. According to the press release: [quote] Shared Storage for a Family HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to uploadRead More
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Posted On February 16, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Apple’s iTunes Business Is Very Underestimated

“Compared to Apple‘s massive iPhone business, iTunes is seemingly negligible  But that’s no reason to deny iTunes’ significance,” Daniel Sparks writes for Motley Fool. “Among other digital stores, iTunes stands out as a major player. As the war for digital content continues, Apple may indeed face challenges, but a few advantages should help iTunes remain strong in the future amid increasing competition.” With the world’s largest a la carte digital store integrated seamlessly with its hardware and software, Apple’s offering is both compelling and “sticky.” iTunes has a whopping 500 million iTunes accounts,” Daniel SparksRead More
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The folks at Firecore continues to do a splendid job in turning your Apple TV into a ‘supercharged’ Apple TV with the release of aTV Flash (black) 2.2 and a new SeasOnPass update. Firecore Blog: [quote] The wait is over, and today we’re happy to release updated versions of aTV Flash (black) and Seas0nPass that support the recently released 5.2 (iOS 6.1) Apple TV software. Big thanks goes to the evad3rs for making much of this possible. Hooray for Bluetooth! To the delight of many loyal users, Apple officially added support for Bluetooth keyboards inRead More
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Apple TV Event Next Month, iPhone 5S This Summer MacRumors is reporting that Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has outlined what he believes to be Apple’s roadmap for 2013 and 2014. Eric Slivka: [quote] Citing “channel checks”, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today reported in a research note that Apple appears to be preparing for a television-related product event next month. While Misek does not believe that Apple’s rumored television set will be making an appearance at the event, he does suggest that Apple might begin setting the stage for the futureRead More
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Posted On February 1, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

According Sources, Apple Is Set To Launch Three iTV Models

Dfdaily, an online edition of Dongfang Daily, is reporting (via BrightWire) that Apple is set to launch three iTV models of different sizes and types, two of which are ready for production, according to their sources. Highlights from the Dfdaily report on the three Apple iTV model include: Dfdaily’s source reported that they were invited to an internal presentations at Apple’s headquarters. At this presentation three models of three of the  iTV were announced. The first model is a projection-type TV sized 13-18 inches and “resembles the shape of a Chinese paperweight.” With Retina technology and ultra-high resolution, thisRead More