Big news last week was Mountain Lion's sneaking out the gate without a big hoopedy doo Keynote. There's been little news on that front since then, but there are a few pieces to the puzzle, along with iCloud follies, and a few Apple TV tips (which might just be Apple's next big thing). Let's see what's cookin' in the hot stories this week.
The Apple TV and iPad work beautifully together. While we all wish the Apple TV had more apps and features, pairing it with an iPad 2 makes the device infinitely more feature rich. By turning on AirPlay Mirroring, anything you can do with your iPad 2, you can do on your television. Here are 10 ways to put that perfect pairing to good use.
Who’s feeling the hump day blues? Sure, the weekend is just two full work days away and some of us might have even had a day off on Monday for President’s Day (not us!), but this last full week of February sure feels like it’s taking its sweet ol’ time. Why not perk up the day with some Beatles ringtones, which are now available from iTunes? Or if you happen to live in Amsterdam, it might be time to start lining up at Apple’s new retail store there. For everyone else, here’s the rest of the tech news for this sleepy Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
The rumors about Apple’s foray into the television business -- with a real TV, not just a set-top box like the current Apple TV -- have us giddy with excitement, credit cards burning holes in our pockets. But what would we push for if we were on the design team?
The Apple TV may continue to be a hobby for Apple, but it’s serious business for the folks at FireCore, LLC who offer the Seas0nPass and aTV Flash tools, which make it possible to make the little media player boxes learn some new tricks. The company has just pushed out aTV Flash (black) version 1.3, adding automated firmware backups and a host of new features.
If you didn't get your Steve Jobs action figure, then you sure better do it soon, because Cupertino is putting the legal smack down on the Chinese manufacturer -- and more stories just like this tucked away in this week's scorching red hot barn burner of the top ten hot Apple stories you might have missed this week.
According to sources at All Things D, Apple is allegedly planning an important, small-scale event that will be held in New York at the end of this month. The site posits that it will be a "media-related announcement."
Hmm, related to media you say? Well, we've already got a pretty hefty music, movie, and e-book distribution platform in place with iTunes. It's possible, according to our Rumor-O-Tron, that Apple will finally make the announcement it's entering the television game.
While we all wait to see if Apple’s HDTV will become a reality later this year, enterprising hackers have been hard at work over the holidays cooking up their latest magical feat: Running iOS apps full screen on the existing (jailbroken) second-generation Apple TV.
We're hotter than ever rolling into the holidays, but maybe the news has slipped past you in all the heat and hustle and bustle. That's just what we're here for! We catch the stories that you might otherwise miss, and we stick them right in your stocking where you couldn't miss them if you tried.
It’s likely to be a busy news week for Apple fans in the lead-up to Christmas this coming weekend. Apple is shutting down their iTunes Connect developer portal come Thursday which means no new apps or updates until next Friday, December 30 so these companies are scrambling like elves at the North Pole to get their latest work approved and out the door before then. In the meantime, kick your feet up and take a look at what’s making news for this fine Monday, December 19, 2011.