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APPLE CHIEF COOK HAS A “VISION” FOR TV, BUT WON’T SAY WHAT IT IS

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple CEO Tim Cook has clearly indicated that his company is working on revamping the television set as we know it — “There is a very grand vision,” he remarked — but just how it’s going to do that is something he’s not ready yet to reveal. At the D: All Things Digital conference in […]

WOZNIAK ON JOBS BIOPIC: “TOTALLY WRONG”

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems clear that the producers of Open Road Films’ Steve Jobs biopic iJobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, never consulted Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the movie. Wozniak has seen only the clip of the film that has been uploaded on YouTube, and, in two emails to the Gizmodo tech site, has pronounced it “Totally wrong.” […]

REPORT: INTEL PLANNING TO UNVEIL “VIRTUAL CABLE” BOX

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Intel is the latest company planning to get a jump on Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV set by launching a settop box in 2013 that will combine a number of broadcast and cable channels as well as streaming video-on-demand services at a price well below what a typical cable operator charges. According to TechCrunch.com, Intel’s “virtual […]

APPLE CEO APPEARS TO CONFIRM: AN APPLE TV SET IS COMING

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple chief Tim Cook has left little doubt that the company plans to introduce a cutting-edge television set in the near future. In an interview Thursday night on NBC’s Rock Center, Cook said, “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by […]

YOUR TV SET MAY SOON GET SMART

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Who needs Apple’s much rumored and much debated “smart” TV set? Apparently no one who gloms on to a settop box that will soon be offered by an Israeli company, eyeSight, and manufactured by a Korean company, Innodigital. Called the nTobeBox, the product will allow any TV set to be controlled by hand gestures. It […]

APPROVAL OF BITTORRENT APPS A MISTAKE, SAYS APPLE

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple now says that its decision to approve two BitTorrent apps for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch was a mistake. The approval, reported last week by TorrentFreak.com and duly noted here, was regarded as a significant departure from Apple’s previous policy of rejecting any app that had any connection at all to the […]

APPLE ALLOWS TWO BITTORRENT APPS

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until now, Apple has refused to approve any app developed for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that has anything to do with BitTorrent, explaining that “this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.” However, TorrentFreak.com reported on Thursday that Apple has now permitted two BitTorrent-related apps, Conttrol and […]

YOUTUBE WON’T COME PRELOADED ON APPLE DEVICES ANYMORE

August 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With Google’s YouTube increasing the number of full-length movies and television shows on its service, it has opted out of its deal with Apple, which has offered a YouTube app preloaded on the home screens of all of its iOS devices, including the iPhone and the iPad, on condition that no advertising be displayed. According […]

APPLE’S TV SPOTS ASSAILED

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the heels of a disappointing quarterly earnings report, Apple is now taking a drubbing for its current round of television commercials featuring an Apple “genius” dispensing advice to Macintosh buyers about how to use their laptops. Several bloggers mentioned that they doubted the spots would ever have received a stamp of approval from Steve […]

GOOGLE LAUNCHES PC FOR YOUR TV

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google on Tuesday unveiled the latest device aimed at merging the Internet with television. Its Chromebox, manufactured by Samsung and using Google’s proprietary operating system, is expected to compete against Apple’s Mac Mini, which many consumers connect to their TV sets and use principally to record and play CDs and movies. (It can also be […]

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