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Apple acquires video discovery startup

Apple has acquired a video discovery and recommendation service called VentureBeat was the first to report on the deal, which sees Apple buying the startup for between US$1 to 1.5 million. After news of the acquisition broke, Apple released the following statement to AllThingsD and conf...

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Best Buy giving away free Apple TV with purchase of Retina MacBook Pro

In a promotion that began yesterday and will run through Saturday, Best Buy is offering a free Apple TV to folks who snatch up a MacBook Pro with a Retina display. The qualifying machines include a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display which sells for US$1,999. That particular model comes with 8 ...

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Refurbished Apple TV now just $75

Though Apple likes to refer to the Apple TV as nothing more than a "hobby," the device continues to sell extremely well. To date, Apple has sold well over 13 million Apple TV units with about half of those sales occurring in 2013. Today, Apple made the Apple TV just a tad more affordable, lowerin...

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Netflix introducing personalized profiles to Apple TV

With the wide range of selections available on, and suggested by, Netflix, we've all had that embarrassing moment where you fire up the family account and your family discovers the Slumber Party Massacre marathon you had last night. Or Monk. Or whatever embarrasses you. Here's some good news, fell...

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Report: half of streaming boxes sold are Apple TVs

Apple executives seem to have a thing for referring to the Apple TV as nothing more than an interesting hobby. That little hobby, however, seems to be attracting more and more users with each passing quarter. During Apple's 2012 holiday quarter, for example, the company sold more than 2 million A...

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Eddy Cue also attending Sun Valley Conference

Yesterday we reported that Tim Cook is attending the Sun Valley Conference that takes place in Idaho this week. This year's conference has a heavy focus on content deals and cable television. Given that both those things are extremely important for a future Apple television, it is perhaps telling ...

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Target offering free gift card with iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple TV purchase

The discount department store Target is offering a free gift card with the purchase of several Apple products this week. As first noticed by 9to5 Mac, Target's weekly circular is offering gift cards ranging from US$10-$50 with the purchase of various iOS devices and the Apple TV. 9to5 Mac states t...

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Boxee team joins Samsung, will shut down cloud DVR service on July 10

The Boxee team has announced that it is joining Samsung, shuttering some existing services. Boxee TV users who were using the company's beta Cloud DVR service will see it shut down on July 10. Boxee added that it was working with Samsung to ensure minmal impact to customers who had already purchased...

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Why HBO GO took so long to reach the Apple TV

On Wednesday we reported that HBO GO was finally making its long-awaited debut on the Apple TV. A press release on the matter read, in part: HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and ...

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Apple TV 5.4 beta adds iTunes Radio, Conference Room Display

Apple has released the Apple TV 5.4 beta to developers. The latest beta software for Apple's set-top box adds support for several new features, notes The first up is iTunes Radio, which Apple announced at WWDC would be coming to Apple TV in the fall. iTunes Radio functions much...

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Apple live-streaming WWDC keynote to Apple TV, probably other channels (Update)

Once again, Apple has decided to live-stream today's keynote via a special "Apple Events" channel on the Apple TV. Apple first unveiled the "Apple Events" channel last October when the company live-streamed the iPad mini event through it. If you don't have an Apple TV, there is a good chance Apple...

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Dedicated CW app coming to Apple TV in coming weeks

Deadline is reporting that the CW network is bringing its content to Apple's favorite little hobby -- the Apple TV. During CW's upfront presentation today, CW President Mark Pedowitz explained that the CW network is now reaching "more viewers on more platforms" while stressing that 20 percent of ...

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Research shows AirPlay is top screen-mirroring service, but tech barriers still limit use

A recent study by NPD shows that 40 percent of smartphone and tablet owners are aware their devices have screen-mirroring capabilities. Men and 18- to 34-year-olds have the highest awareness of the option of any groups in the study. People know they can share content from their device screen to...

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Apple releases Apple TV software update 5.2.1

Apple has released the Apple TV 5.2.1 software update. Hulu users will notice that the Hulu interface has been completely redesigned, including category enhancements and other UI tweaks. The update also addresses a number of security issues on the Apple TV, including one in which a local user...

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Cupertino hotel installs Apple TVs in every room

Starwood Hotels' Aloft Hotel, which is just around the corner from Apple's campus in Cupertino, has fitted all 123 of its rooms with Apple TVs. In a press release the company said, "Guests can choose among thousands of movies and TV shows from iTunes, connect to Netflix for films, Hulu for tele...

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