Once you’ve experienced the magic of wirelessly sending video from an iOS device to a second-generation Apple TV, you’ll likely become eager to do the same with other consumer electronics. As it turns out, Apple may be exploring that very possibility soon enough.
If you’ve already installed Tuesday’s Aperture 3.1.2 update and happen to own an Apple TV, your work today isn’t quite finished -- Apple has pushed out a 4.2.1 update for its second-generation media box to address an issue with screen flickering on older televisions and more.
AirPlay is one of the sweetest updates ever to grace iOS. Simple and elegant, AirPlay makes it a one-tap snap to share and stream video, audio, or photo content residing on your iOS device, Apple TV, or third-party AirPlay compatible device.
As great as AirPlay is, you can make it even better by tweaking it to suit your individual needs. To make sure that you're getting the maximum amount of awesome out of AirPlay possible, we've put together this quick list of tips on how to tweak your hardware and AirPlay-compatible content to make your AirPlay experience just that much better.
Crack open your wallets, sportsfans, because two of the final items in everyone's "what I need before I'll cancel my cable" list have been crossed off: live streams of MLB and NBA games are available via the Apple TV.
Home Sharing is finally on your iOS devices with the release of iOS 4.3. What's that mean? You can finally listen to all of the music and watch all the videos on all of your iOS devices and Macs. That means you too Apple TV with your photo sharing.
Before you get all giddy with streaming excitement, you're going to need to set all of this Home Sharing up. We've got you covered.
In less than a year’s time, Apple has gone from offering the quaint, albeit entirely impressive, first-generation tablet device that was the iPad, to the beast of a machine we now know as iPad 2. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, iPad 2 boasts front and rear facing cameras and nine times more graphical chutzpah than the original table. With specs like this and a massive library of applications to back it up, there’s no denying that Cupertino’s new sexy will reign long into 2011 as the once and future King of the Tablets. It might also become the ruler of our living rooms as well.
Netflix posted their quarterly earnings on Wednesday, and two of Apple’s products figured heavily in the company’s streaming business -- with the second-generation Apple TV actually surpassing the iPad in terms of streaming content viewed.
One of the great things about Apple’s second-generation Apple TV is that the software running it is based on the same iOS used in the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad -- meaning that jailbreaking the box and installing cool stuff is only a few clicks away. If you think that requires a computer science degree, think again.
Apple’s second-generation Apple TV continues to expand its iOS-based horizons, thanks to enterprising developers who don’t have Cupertino addresses. The latest is XBMC, the open source media player’s first ARM-based release and a full port of the software.
First released as part of iOS 4.2 last November, Apple’s new AirPlay technology is potentially one of the most exciting aspects of owning an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- assuming you’re willing to wait just a bit while hardware manufacturers play catch up.