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Motion Tennis uses AirPlay to turn iPhone and Apple TV into Wii rival

Motion Tennis uses AirPlay to turn iPhone and Apple TV into Wii rival

Apple may not have turned the Apple TV into a console yet, but that hasn't stopped one game developer from trying it, with Motion Tennis turning the iPhone into a Wii style motion-controller for the set-top box. The game relies on AirPlay Mirroring, more commonly associated with screen sharing, but used by Rolocule Games to translate gyroscope and accelerometer data from how the iPhone is swung into Wiimote-like motion information to control the virtual players on-screen.

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Apple TV HBO GO and WatchESPN apps added

Apple TV HBO GO and WatchESPN apps added

Apple TV has gained a number of new entertainment apps, with HBO GO and WatchESPN among five new content providers landing on the set-top box. The two apps, familiar from iPhone and iPad, join Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello as new arrivals on the Apple TV, owners of which are now purchasing over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 movies each day, Apple says.

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Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

With the announcement of iOS 7 last week, Apple showed off a handful of new features coming to the new mobile OS later this fall, including Control Center and an entirely new design that aims to be a flatter design than past iterations. While Apple TV was left out of the discussion during the event, it seems Apple will be including some of the new features with the latest Apple TV beta.

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OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

This week Apple has launched into the desktop world with what was assumed to be OS X 10, but was revealed to switch gears with the name "OS X Mavericks". This desktop operating system will be bringing on Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Display functionality to the desktop world. Each of these elements will be added in the next generation of MacBook and desktop machines through 2013.

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Apple WWDC 2013 livestream keynote confirmed: Online and Apple TV

Apple WWDC 2013 livestream keynote confirmed: Online and Apple TV

Apple will live-stream the WWDC 2013 opening keynote, it's been confirmed, with the Apple TV getting a special feed from the San Francisco developer conference kicking off today. A new app for the Apple STB has been added overnight, "Apple Events", which when opened promises the full keynote stream from 10am Pacific today. Updated after the cut.

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PlexConnect brings Plex to Apple TV 3rd-gen, no jailbreak required

PlexConnect brings Plex to Apple TV 3rd-gen, no jailbreak required

The Apple TV, may be easy and affordable, but it's not much use if you want to run third-party services; until now, systems like Plex have required an older, jailbroken box if you want them to run. That's all changed with PlexConnect, a new homegrown hack by the company which puts Plex in Full HD on 2nd- and 3rd-gen Apple TV boxes, with only a single modification on the Apple box itself.

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CW TV Now app hits Apple TV: Unbundling Begins

CW TV Now app hits Apple TV: Unbundling Begins

The CW network has been around for a long time and it's definitely a niche network. If you're a fan of superheroes, you may have watched network before to check out shows like Smallville, which chronicled the early life of Superman. The network also has another popular superhero show airing now called Arrow.

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Apple confirms Wi-Fi issue on some third gen Apple TVs

Apple confirms Wi-Fi issue on some third gen Apple TVs

Apple has officially confirmed that a small number of its third-generation Apple TV set-top boxes are having an issue with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi issue affecting units lead to the Apple TV being unable to locate a network, unable to join the network, or the device may drop connectivity or only have an intermittent connection. Apple is promising to remedy the situation for affected owners.

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Hulu Plus gets all-new design on Apple TV

Hulu Plus gets all-new design on Apple TV

Hulu has been relatively quiet lately as far as any redesigns and updates go, but the company has announced today an all-new design for its app on Apple TV. Hulu says they have redesigned the app "from the ground up" and they have made it easier to get the content that you're looking for on the Apple TV.

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Updated Apple TV A1469 uses a die-shrunk A5 chip

Updated Apple TV A1469 uses a die-shrunk A5 chip

Apple might still consider its Apple TV a hobby, but the device is very popular in the set top box market. Fans of the Apple TV get excited when new part numbers surface at the thought of getting an upgraded Apple TV box with more features or faster hardware. MacRumors reports that a third generation Apple TV with part number A1469 is now making its way into Apple retail stores.

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Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Earlier this month, Staples announced that it would become an official Apple reseller and would begin selling Apple products in its stores and online in the US. Today is the first day that Staples has begun selling Apple merchandise, and it seems they're starting out small for now, offering only accessories and other smaller products like the Apple TV and AirPort devices.

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Apple job listing hints at “next generation features” for Apple TV

Apple job listing hints at “next generation features” for Apple TV

Apple TV rumors have slowly been gaining steam recently, and even more speculation should be wound up from the fact that Apple has a job listing that looks to find an "experienced engineering manager to help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV." While it makes sense that Apple will update the Apple TV set top box at some point, "next generation features" sort of hints at the possibility that Apple may change things up a bit.

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