Apple's existing Remote app is a pretty minimalist way for controlling iTunes or an Apple TV, but a new patent filed by the iPhone maker this week shows Cupertino may have far more ambitious plans yet to come.
Perhaps fearing that 2014 will finally be the year an Apple-branded television set arrives, set-top box maker Roku has announced plans to offer a full-fledged HDTV of its own, no streaming box required.
Google's $35 streaming dongle is getting a little kick in the pants today, thanks to the addition of Hulu Plus support from the iPad or Android devices -- and just in time for the fall television season.
Like something out of a classic George A. Romero zombie movie, rumors of Apple's so-called "iWatch" keep lumbering forward in search of human flesh. (Okay, maybe not that last part, but they are in search of deep profit margins.)
There seems to be some confusion over the timing of the announcement, but it appears that Korean consumer electronics maker LG has acquired webOS from HP and plans to use it to power the company's HDTV sets.
So, maybe Apple isn't making an HDTV after all? We'd actually be okay with that right now, given that Cupertino has plenty of cool stuff on their plate for the rest of the year, and frankly we're kind of sick of hearing analysts fawn over the possibility. (We're also not quite yet ready to buy a new HDTV for our own living room, so… just a little bit longer, hmm'kay, Apple?) This and several other stories make up our recap for this funky Friday, August 24, 2012.