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Apple HDTV project reportedly led by iTunes top dog

Apple HDTV project reportedly led by iTunes top dog

Rumors around Apple's TV set ambitions continue to flourish, with the latest being suggestions that the software engineer responsible for iTunes has now turned his attention to developing an Apple-branded HDTV. Jeff Robbin, involved in both iPod and iTunes development, is reportedly leading the Apple television drive so Bloomberg's sources would have it, though the project is said to be still a top secret one within the company. Speculation around an Apple HDTV has flourished in the past week, after it was revealed that Steve Jobs told his biographer that he had "finally cracked"  how to make television as usable as iPods and the iPhone.

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Jobs biography reveals plans for integrated Apple TV

Jobs biography reveals plans for integrated Apple TV

Among several interesting revelations, the new biography on the late Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, reveals his plans for a future Apple TV. And by that, we don't mean just another iteration of the current Apple TV set-top box, but a full-fledged Apple-branded television set designed on the same principles of simplicity and ease of use that have made Apple's other products so successful.

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Apple TV update adds Photo Stream, NHL games and more

Apple TV update adds Photo Stream, NHL games and more

Along with Apple's release this morning of iOS 5, a major update to its mobile operating platform, the company has also released a new software version 4.4 for its Apple TV. The update brings several new features, including Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring, NHL hockey games, and free Wall Street Journal Live new updates.

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Facebook TiVo Integration Announced

Facebook TiVo Integration Announced

This week we're getting bombarded with news from Facebook's developer conference f8 2011, not just because Facebook has been announced to be improving and changing drastically, but because they've begun working with several big buckets full of businesses from all over the media world. One of the first to make a formal announcement is TiVo, this increasing the groups Social TV functionality as they update both their iPhone and iPad apps to include additional integration with Facebook. The social network's new APIs for developers are rolling out today at f8 and TiVo appears to have been able to get on the boat early.

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Elgato EyeTV Mobile DTT/Freeview Television Tuner for iPad 2 Hands-on

Elgato EyeTV Mobile DTT/Freeview Television Tuner for iPad 2 Hands-on

This week at IFA 2011 we've gotten hands-on experiences with more than a couple awesome devices, but none of them is as strange and oddly enticing as this one: the Elgato EyeTV Mobile, aka the world's first DTT/Freeview Tuner for the iPad 2. With this little bit of technology, you can turn your iPad 2 into a mobile television. Pause, rewind, and record at will. What we've got here is a quick look at this device as it exists at IFA 2011 this week - the real deal will be available sometime in late September in at least the UK and Germany, though will be sold through Elgato's online store so you'll be free to pick it up wherever you may live.

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Apple Ends TV Episode Rentals, Sticks with Purchases

Apple Ends TV Episode Rentals, Sticks with Purchases

If you're one of the 10 people in the world that actually simply rented a bunch of television shows from iTunes over the last year or so, you're going to need a tissue. Apple has decided to pull the plug on all TV show rentals from iTunes, leaving only two options for the viewing of TV-related media: the purchase of individual episodes or the "Season Pass" for a year of your favorite show. This should come as no shock to the public, but does point toward a couple of future options for Apple as far as how they handle television content, the first being the relatively new "iTunes in the Cloud" service we first saw a few months ago.

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Apple To Launch TV Displays This Fall?

Apple To Launch TV Displays This Fall?

Apple may soon be getting into the TV business, if an insider source is correct. And we don't mean a revamp of the unfortunate Apple TV set-top box. We mean a full-blown Apple TV display. According to DailyTech, a former Apple executive revealed to them that the project has been in the works and could be unveiled as early as this fall.

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LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display has revealed some panel plans - including details on which customers are using its OLED screens for upcoming smartphones - in its Q1 financial results call; however, OLED TV scale displays aren't expected to reach mass production until mid-2013. According to SeekingAlpha's transcript, LG Display confirmed that, from this month, it will be supplying IPS tablet-scale panels to more than just Apple (which uses the screens for the iPad 2), while implying that as well as supplying Nokia with smartphone-sized screens, it will also be pushing panels for LG handsets in the middle of this year.

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Apple HDTV coming this year?

Apple HDTV coming this year?

I mentioned yesterday that an analyst at Jefferies thought that evidence was pointing to Apple possibly launching a new video streaming platform and maybe even a new set-top box or TV this year. Another analyst at Ticonderoga Securities named Brian white has now announced that his research has led him to a very similar conclusion.

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Is Apple readying a new cloud video service and TV or set-top box?

Is Apple readying a new cloud video service and TV or set-top box?

The speculation surrounding what Steve Jobs and Apple have up their sleeves is never ending. An analyst at Jefferies named Peter Misek thinks he knows what will be next for Apple and he thinks that the product will revolutionize video just as iTunes revolutionized music. Misek bases his predictions on "weeks" of channel checking with developers and content partners on Apple's plans.

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