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A RIM Apple TV Competitor is the Worst Idea Ever

A RIM Apple TV Competitor is the Worst Idea Ever

This past week, I was just surfing the web, looking at news stories, and came across what might be the most shocking report I’ve seen in a long time: Research In Motion is working on an Apple TV competitor.

The product is apparently codenamed “BlackBerry Cyclone” and could launch later this year. The device will reportedly include Netflix streaming, YouTube content, and, well, a whole bunch of other stuff that you and I both know will never make its way to a living room-focused product by RIM.

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Apple TV Bluetooth support discovered in iOS 5

Apple TV Bluetooth support discovered in iOS 5

Apple's incoming iOS 5 update could enable the Apple TV's latent Bluetooth connectivity, it's reported, with mention of various pairing options being discovered in the pre-release beta code. The new software will allow the STB to connect to Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, 9 to 5 Mac's tipster spotted, though there's also speculation that it might permit direct pairings with the iPhone, iPad and other peripherals.

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Apple iTV Tipped in March 2011 Patent Listing, Full Fledged Apple Television Again Questioned

Apple iTV Tipped in March 2011 Patent Listing, Full Fledged Apple Television Again Questioned

When it comes to Apple products working with the television, it's generally either hit or miss - for example I, personally, have it in my column signature that I use an iPad for a VCR, playing Netflix shows with it all day long (that is, before and after work, of course.) Up until recently, the app didn't function well unless you had it turned to portrait mode. Recently an update fixed this and it's perfect. Similarly, I've got a friend who purchased an Apple TV and used it for a week, then never touched it again, while I've got an uncle who has the same unit and has used it basically every day since he got it. Today we find an application for iTV, a name for a product that may well push Apple to the brink of one of our most universally American products since the dawn of color sets.

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iTunes Festival 2011 Gets Free HD Streaming App

iTunes Festival 2011 Gets Free HD Streaming App

Apple is getting ready for iTunes Festival 2011, which is its fifth annual music event in London. The month-long music celebration will bring together more than 60 bands including several heavy-weights. But before you attempt to find the next cheapest flight to London, Apple want's to let you know that they are offering a free iTunes Festival London 2011 App that will let you stream live performances from the event in HD.

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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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If the Apple TV Was Discontinued, Would Anyone Care?

If the Apple TV Was Discontinued, Would Anyone Care?

Since the second-generation Apple TV has been on store shelves, 2 million units have been shipped, a recent report claims. That report followed a release Apple sent out late last year saying that it would hit one million Apple TV sales in December.

Now, like everything else related to Apple, debate rages over whether 2 million Apple TV shipments are good or bad. Some say that the device is selling well and catching on with consumers. They point to the general lack of interest in the first Apple TV for proof of that.

But I’m not in agreement. Like many others, I’m not very impressed by 2 million Apple TV shipments.

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SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

Almost for as long as Apple has made the iPhone, owners of the handset have hoped to coax more features out of it than are officially supported. That desire spawned the jailbreak scene, hacking the iPhone - and, since then, the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV - to bypass some of Apple's limitations. So what's a jailbreak, why should you do it, and will Apple confiscate your iPhone if you try? Read on as SlashGear 101 brings you up to speed.

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Latest version of Apple TV still selling well

Latest version of Apple TV still selling well

I have the original Apple TV and I can say without a doubt it was a worthless device for me. I used it maybe three times and it sits crammed into a drawer unused today. The new Apple TV had some changes to make it smaller and work better and so far, it has proven to me considerably more popular than that original device.

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Is An App Store-Equipped Apple HDTV A Game Changer?

Is An App Store-Equipped Apple HDTV A Game Changer?

Last night, I was sitting in my living room thinking about what I should watch, and I decided to browse Netflix. But rather than fire up my Apple TV or turn my PlayStation 3 on, I simply clicked over to it from the apps marketplace available through my HDTV. I then started sifting through its library of content.

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