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Set up a 3rd-gen Apple TV with a tap from your iOS 7 device

September 25th, 2013

Have a third-gen Apple TV and an iDevice running iOS 7? If you’ve yet to set up Cupertino’s set-top box, you can do so now by simply touching your iPhone or iPad to the Apple TV. Okay, Apple’s take on Bump requires a few more steps than that; you’ll first need to enable Bluetooth on your iOS 7 device, then connect to the WiFi network you’ll use with the Apple TV. (Your machine also needs Apple TV software 6.0 or later.) Still, it sure beats the labor-intensive process of selecting letters on-screen with the included remote. Once you’ve tapped your iPhone to the set-top box, prompts should appear on both the phone and the TV screen, and you’re good to go. Give it a whirl for yourself — Apple’s directions are available via the first source link below.

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Apple confirms September 10th iPhone event, and we’ll be there live!

September 3rd, 2013

Apple confirms September 10th iPhone event, and we'll be there live!

The next iPhone will be (presumably) unveiled on September 10th, as hinted at on the Apple-delivered invite that you see above. When the curtains pull back, it’ll be nearly a year to the day since the iPhone 5 was ushered into reality, and it’ll no doubt be a monumentally important day for the company. Particularly compared to the barrage of products Apple introduced in 2012 — iPad mini, iPhone 5, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, enhanced MacBook Air / iMac / Mac mini lines, a redesigned iPod nano, a revised iPad / iPod touch / Apple TV, ad OS X Mountain Lion — 2013 has been eerily quiet. Outside of a tweaked iPhone 5 for T-Mobile’s network, a Haswell-infused MacBook Air and a tease of the next-generation Mac Pro, we’ve been left with little more than hopes for newly-inspired versions of iOS and OS X.

That changes on the 10th of September, as at the very least, we’re expecting a next-gen iPhone to hit the stage. We’ll also be holding out hope for an oh-so-colorful lower-end iPhone 5C for emerging markets — markets where Android and even Windows Phone are the platforms of choice for communities making the move into the smartphone era. We wouldn’t put it past Apple to also revise its iPad line while it’s at it, and naturally, iOS 7 should be just about primed for release to the masses. As you’d expect, we’ll be on hand in Cupertino in order to liveblog every second of the action, and we’d invite you to cast your best guesses on what’s to come in comments below.

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ASUS Cube unexpectedly includes (some) Airplay support out of the box

May 3rd, 2013

ASUS Cube supports Airplay out of the box, well almost

The début Google TV device from ASUS included several firsts for the platform, but a feature that slipped by our Cube review is the built-in ASUS Movie Player app’s Airplay support. GTVSource noticed it in the YouTube for iPad app and a few others, but in our testing YouTube and Netflix only displayed content via their own Airplay-like features. We were able to watch videos from within the iOS Photos app (ones we took with the built-in camera) using standard AirPlay, but not still images themselves. Digging into the settings of the Cube reveals options to disable the service or to change the display name that shows up on Airplay sources. Overall, more doesn’t work than does, like Airplay mirroring from iPads or Macs. That sort of inconsistent compatibility probably isn’t enough to push it past downloadable options like Airtight, but it is a welcome out-of-the-box treat that we hope sees improvements over time.

Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD, ASUS

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Latest Apple TV reveals smaller A5 chip, adds to rumors of split with Samsung

March 11th, 2013

Latest Apple TV reveals much smaller A5 processor, adds to rumors of split with Samsung

Quiet, mid-cycle component upgrades are a thing with Apple, and they’re sometimes worth watching out for. The iPad 2 got a chip update last year, for example, which significantly extended its battery life by using a 32nm A5 SoC instead of a 45nm one. Well, much as expected, a very similar processor update has just come to the Apple TV. MacRumors popped open the latest version, known as “AppleTV3,2“, and found good evidence of a further die shrink: the central block of silicon is just 6 mm x 6 mm, which is even smaller than the 8 mm x 8 mm chip in the newest iPad 2. This inevitably leads to speculation that Apple has shifted to a 28nm fabrication process, possibly snubbing Samsung’s 32nm foundries, but we’d need a proper silicon-level analysis to be certain. In the meantime, though, we’d guess that this update may not be worth hunting down to the degree that the new iPad 2 was — the level of shrinkage here doesn’t seem enough to have a huge impact on power draw, and in any case that’s less of an issue for a device that’s fed from the wall.

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A&E network brings free full-length episodes and movies to the iPhone

February 13th, 2013

A&E networks brings free fulllength episodes and movies to the iPhone

Good news for Rick and Corey fans. A&E’s brought its streaming app across from the iPad to the iPhone. Better still, it has all the full length content from favorites like Storage Wars and Pawn Stars. Both the History and Lifetime have followed suit, and there’s even some extra A&E content found within the app, the kind that’s typically found on the show’s dedicated site — expect plenty of behind-the-scenes antics. If you’re also in possession of an Xfinity Comcast account, the app will open up access to previous seasons of the network’s top shows. There’s still no AirPlay support, although 9to5Mac reports that it’s certainly in the works. Hopefully, that means dozing off in front of A&E content on your Apple TV shouldn’t be far away. In Duck Dynasty‘s Si Robertson’s immortal words: work hard, nap hard.

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