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Whatever Happened to That New Apple TV?

Whatever Happened to That New Apple TV?

I was using my Apple TV the other day to stream some music to my television and thought about something: prior to the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, rumors suggested that Apple was going to announce a new Apple TV operating system that would support applications and all kinds of other goodies. There was also some speculation that the company might offer up a new Apple TV set-top box that would come with some storage for the apps.

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Dear Apple: Don’t Use the iPhone As the Remote for Your TV

Dear Apple: Don’t Use the iPhone As the Remote for Your TV

Although all of the talk surrounding Cupertino currently centers on Apple’s iPhone, I can’t get the company’s television out of my head. I own an iPhone and have an iPad. And although I’ll likely buy Apple’s next handset, it’s the company’s television that has me drooling.

Based on the reports surrounding Apple’s television at the moment, I can all but guarantee that I’ll be buying one. I love the idea of iCloud integration and I firmly believe that it’ll come with an App Store. Better yet, it’ll deliver high-quality visuals that should make its competition reevaluate their future decisions.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

This morning it's time to get updates in software all around, with Sony's Jelly Bean and Hulu Plus for Apple TV just at the tip of the pie. Apple has forced a Google employee off of the jury in their Samsung court case. Over at FreedomPop, you've got the opportunity to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone with their free data sleeve for 4G.

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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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So, Apple Has Officially Turned Its Back On the Apple TV, Right?

So, Apple Has Officially Turned Its Back On the Apple TV, Right?

Prior to the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Apple hosted on Monday, there were several reports that surfaced saying the company would launch a software development kit for the Apple TV. The reports reasoned that Apple is trying to extend the usability of its Apple TV, and can use that with help from third-party apps.

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Apple TV SDK for third-party apps tipped for WWDC 2012

Apple TV SDK for third-party apps tipped for WWDC 2012

An Apple TV SDK allowing third-party developers to create official software for the set-top box is tipped to be on the agenda for WWDC 2012 next week, putting apps on your big-screen TV. The new developer toolkit, reported by BGR's source, would presumably open the door to the App Store on the Apple TV, something long requested by owners.

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Dear Tim Cook: Rethink Your Console Plans

Dear Tim Cook: Rethink Your Console Plans

At the D10 Conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to discuss all kinds of topics related to his company’s operation. The topic that stuck out most in my mind, however, was his claim that his company has no plans to jump into the traditional console fray.

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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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