Apple's worked hard over the last year to make Apple TV more than a "hobby" (as it's referred to its own relationship with the diminutive entertainment unit in the past), and now the device seems on the verge of one of its most significant updates to date. According to iLounge (via MacRumors), we might see game support in an upcoming update, along with support for Bluetooth controller and an Apple Store on the Apple TV itself. And the best thing? This could happen as early as March.
Welcome back! We're just starting to shake off our holiday slumber from the last two weeks, and if you happened to avoid the internet for the last 14 days, you actually missed a surprising amount of tech news tucked away among the festive meals, gifts and family visits -- including a trio of services that are saying goodbye to the iOS platform. Let's dive in and kick off the New Year, MacLife.com style!
It's a hot week in the news if you're interested in the future of cellphones. Carriers are getting shut down on the lock-out while one of the nation's biggest providers thinks the same big bucks they've been raking in over the years isn't quite enough. Plus some holiday classics get the iOS treatment. That and more under the fold, so dig in.
It's been an exciting year for Apple TV, and Apple just proved it isn't over with the announcement of an impressive holiday gift. As MacRumors reports, the folks over at Cupertino expanded the diminutive entertainment device's offerings to include channels for ABC, Bloomberg, Crackle, and the Korean channel KORTV. With such a step, Apple seems to be "rounding out" the activities provided by the service as the channels somewhat focus on more serious pursuits than the primarily entertainment-related channels we've seen before.
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
Things are unlocking, things are opening up, and we’re seeing technology used in marvelous ways to make connections. Plus, a hint of what’s just around the corner, or at least a rumor, as there always are when it comes to Apple. So let’s just go have a little look-see shall we?
When next we meet to discuss the deals of the week, we’ll be in the thick of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday deals will be all around us. The question is, is it worth going into the stores that early on the chance of scoring a Mac deal or could you just go the refurb route and save bigger bucks? We’ll go with the latter.
2013's been a big year for Apple TV, and the surprises still aren't over (at least for American users). As MacRumors reports, Apple's diminutive entertainment device now features a channel for PBS, as well as the new Yahoo Screen, which lets users watch videos from programs such as Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
If you were waiting in line Thursday for a PlayStation 4, you might have missed the trio of iOS updates Apple pushed out, including a fix for failed FaceTime calls and even some love for the fourth-generation iPod touch.