Apple, Comcast In Talks To Team Up On Apple TV

10:55 AM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Late Sunday the Wall Street Journal reported talks are happening between Apple and Comcast, likely working out how to offer cable TV content on an Apple TV.

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This sounds good for customers. Is it too good to be true?

Apple Adds iTunes Festival Channel to Apple TV for SXSW

8:40 AM, Mar. 10th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple added a new iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV over the weekend so its SXSW concert series can be viewed from the comfort of your own couch. Viewers will be able to watch the concerts live, and this marks the first time Apple has hosted an iTunes Festival event outside of London.

Apple Pushes Apple TV with $25 Gift Cards

1:13 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple launched a new US$25 gift card promotion on Friday to help goose sales of the Apple TV. To get the card, shoppers need to buy a new Apple TV from Apple's online or retail stores, and the deal is good through March 5.

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Apple TV hasn't been updated in quite a while and now there's a $25 gift card incentive to buy. That could be a hint that a new model is coming soon.

Apple TV gets WWE Channel

11:45 AM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple expanded Apple TV content again on Monday with the addition of the WWE Network. The new channel for the set top box brings pro wrestling content to viewers, including all 12 of the WWE live Pay-Per-View events.

LaCie’s Fuel Adds a Terabyte of Storage to iPad/iPhone

4:45 PM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · Apple TV

The LaCie Fuel is a small, battery powered, good looking terabyte drive that augments the storage of iOS devices and is focused on the Apple customer. It acts as a Wi-Fi source, and can transmit HD video to up to three devices simultaneously. Its storage is easily accessed with the Seagate Media iOS app. John Martellaro reviews it, in-depth.

Apple TV: Time Warner was Apple’s Content Fallback Option

2:04 PM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple's original plan for the next generation Apple TV may have been to side step cable service providers and give new shows to customers without needing subscriptions from companies like Comcast, Time Warner, and Dish. Those negotiations apparently didn't pan out, leaving Apple in a position where it had to scale back its plans and start negotiating with Time Warner Cable for content deals instead.

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Apple needs content deals if it really is trying to present Apple TV as an alternative to traditional cable boxes. If it couldn't get the deals it needed by going to the content creators, turning to the big cable companies was about the only option.

Leak Claims New Apple TV in 2014, Hints at Steve Jobs’s ‘Cracked Code’

3:59 PM, Feb. 12th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple TV 2014 or Bust!

Apple TV rumors have been relatively quiescent in the last six months, but a report from Bloomberg promises to kick that topic back into gear. Citing unnamed sources, the news service said that Apple is planning a new Apple TV settop box it could introduce as early as April, but that could ship as late as the December quarter. Better yet, information about the interface revives the story of Steve Jobs "cracking the code."

Apple Adds Beatles Channel to Apple TV

10:17 AM, Feb. 10th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple is promoting the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with a new Apple TV channel. The channel includes the band's performance on the show, and also promotes their albums on the iTunes Store.

Apple Adds Red Bull TV Channel to Apple TV

6:55 PM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Red Bull TV

Apple has added another channel to Apple TV—Red Bull TV. As noted by Variety, the channel offers "inspirational entertainment programming, all of which is commercial free aside from Red Bull branding.