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Jailbroken Apple TVs with software update 5.2 (iOS 6.1) snagged Bluetooth keyboard compatibility roughly a week ago, and now Cook and Co.'s hockey puck is in store for a heftier perk: support for XBMC. Memphiz, a developer on the entertainment hub project, has managed to tweak XBMC to run on Cuper...

February 22nd 2013 at 7:22pm 0 Comments
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Looking forward to an update to your beloved Apple TV? It seems the company still fancies the device as well. On the quarterly numbers call today, Tim Cook quipped that "we still classify this as a hobby, but we continue to add things to it." He went on to say that the company will "continue to pu...

January 24th 2012 at 5:52pm 0 Comments
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Showing your friends the latest viral video traditionally requires huddling around a smartphone or tablet, which is odd when you're sat in a room with a 40-inch flat-screen. Web connected TVs or media units like the Apple TV will let you watch YouTube as long as you spend five minutes tediously...

December 23rd 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing t...

December 18th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple is sometimes known for adding little features and not giving them much notice. A case in point is the recent 4.4 update for the Apple TV 2. Noodling around the other night, I noticed a new screensaver called Photo Wall. I selected it, and the Apple TV put my photos in a variety of frames, s...

November 5th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the least publicized features in iOS 5 is the ability of the iPad 2 (and, apparently, the iPhone 4S) to wirelessly mirror its screen to a second-generation Apple TV. If both your iPad and your Apple TV are fully up-to-date, here's how you activate mirror mode. Don't look for the controls in...

October 13th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there any chance Apple will release an actual TV? I'm considering the ATV2 but its close enough to September should I wait? Your loving nephew, Sean Dear Sean, Auntie considers the likelihood of Apple releasing an actual consumer electronics TV to be as likely as D...

July 3rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments