Posts Tagged ‘Apple TV’

What will Apple announce at tomorrow’s media event?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Apple media event scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, October 16 promises another round of new releases.  We’ve already seen the new iPhone 6 and a new version of iOS, but we are fairly certain that Apple will announce the following new devices and machines:

1. Retina iMac

2. New iPad

3. The launch of OS X Yosemite

4. A new Mac mini

There have been rumors that Apple will release a new version of Apple TV as well, which is possible since it has been a while since the device has seen any major changes.

 

Apple TV users: Don’t Forget to Update!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Yesterday Apple added a bunch of new channels to the Apple TV, including a Watch ABC channel to allow subscribers to certain cable services to watch content from their local ABC affiliate through Apple TV. Other new channels include the financial channel Bloomberg, the streaming movie and television show channel Crackle, and the Korean channel KORTV.

To update your Apple TV to the current software version (via Apple’s website):

Select Settings > General > Update Software.

Apple TV checks for an available update; if one is available, a download message should appear.

Click Download Now to start the download process.

Important: Do not disconnect your Apple TV during the update process. The Apple TV status light may flash slowly during the update and restart process; this is expected behavior.

Note: On an Apple TV (1st generation) with software version 1.x: When the update has finished downloading, an Update Now message should appear. To start the update process, click Update Now.

Additional Information

During the update process, your Apple TV may restart, then display the Apple logo and status bar once or twice. Please do not disconnect your Apple TV from power during the update process.

Apple Security Updates: Apple TV 5.2.1 and iOS 6.1.3

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Another round of security updates were released by Apple a couple of days ago, and clients have been asking if they should update.  Yes, yes, please!

The iOS 6.1.3 update fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the the passcode (and also adds improvements to Maps in Japan) .  The Apple TV 5.2.1 update fixes a number of security issues that are addressed by Apple here.  The Hulu interface has also been redesigned so users will see this after the update.

iTunes 10 has some nice new features

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Yes, the new iTunes 10 Dock icon is fugly. I hear you. Don’t let that dissuade you from updating to iTunes 10 or really delving into some of its fabulous new features.

Ping is one of the biggest new features. A social network for music, Ping is built into iTunes 10 but is completely optional. Users can follow their favorite artists and friends, stay informed about upcoming concerts, while Artists can create their own store pages, and post announcements, photos and videos for fans.

AirPlay is another great new feature that will enable users to stream music and video to new AirPlay-enabled speakers, receivers, and iPod accessories. It’s basically like AirTunes, which allowed iTunes to stream music to speakers that were attached to an AirPort Express or Apple TV, but now it can be used with third-party AirPlay-enabled speaker docks, AV receivers and stereo systems from companies like Marantz, Denon and Bowers & Wilkins.

Other new goodies include 99 cent TV show rentals, a revamped Apple TV (80 percent smaller than the previous generation) with a huge selection of HD movies and HD TV shows on demand, and easier iTunes syncing for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

OK. Still hating the new iTunes Dock icon after trying out all the swank new features of iTunes 10? Visit Mac OS X Hints for a way to prettify your new icon if it’s really bothering you that much.


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