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Apple TV Hulu Plus is here, but what caused the hold-up?

Apple TV Hulu Plus is here, but what caused the hold-up?

Hulu Plus may have arrived on the Apple TV today, popping up unexpectedly on the company's set-top box, but there's no word on what held up the release of an app that was supposedly functionally ready eight months ago. According to rumors back in November 2011, Hulu had already finalized its Hulu Plus software for the Apple TV and was merely waiting for the Cupertino company's own approval for release, something which Apple was oddly reticent to grant.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 24, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're winding up the month of July; can you believe it's already almost August? Anywho, let's take a look at the big stories from the tech world today. We'll start with this - Apple Q3 income hits $8.8 billion. Yeah, Apple's big quarterly numbers were released today and we're all over it. Check this story out too - Apple TV sales boom as "the hobby" gets serious. And moving onto non-Apple news - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core tablets available now for $1,299.

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Apple TV sales boom 170% as “the hobby” gets serious

Apple TV sales boom 170% as “the hobby” gets serious

As Apple's Q3 earnings unfold this week it's become clear that the Apple TV is the unsung hero of the day with massive sales compared to this same quarter last year. Apple TV sales have risen 170% over last year at this time, with 1.3 million units being moved here in Apple's fiscal Q3 2012. Apple on the other hand is still calling this product a "hobby" as sales are nowhere near what the iPhone and iPad have racked up for the quarterly report.

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Is Apple’s TV Secrecy A Good Idea This Time Around?

Is Apple’s TV Secrecy A Good Idea This Time Around?

Apple is reportedly working on a television. From analysts to reports out of China, all signs point to the company developing a set that would include the latest HD technology, a nice design, and iCloud integration. And as more rumors pile in, the chances of that device launching sooner rather than later seem awfully high.

Well, that is, if you disregard the fact that Apple hasn’t said that it’s actually planning to launch the television.

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I/O 2012 is Google TV’s last chance for a reboot

I/O 2012 is Google TV’s last chance for a reboot

Google I/O 2012 is almost upon us, and already Google TV is rallying for its second charge at the smart TV segment. Sony and Vizio have each revealed their Google TV set-top boxes, throwing hardware up for pre-order, and while Android tablets are expected to dominate the search giant's keynotes this week, there's likely to be at least a little time spared for the company's TV strategy. It's vital it does, too; sparse updates to the Apple TV in its third-generation has given Google a window in which to act, but it's an opportunity that's rapidly expiring.

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Apple television in pilot production tip Chinese sources

Apple television in pilot production tip Chinese sources

After Foxconn's "yes we are; no we're not" turnaround on the Apple television earlier this month, fresh rumors from China now claim once again that pilot production has begun at the long-time Cupertino partner. "Informed sources" spilled the test production details to the China Business News, or so the Chinese-language site claims, though exactly when that might mature to full production is unclear.

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