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Posted On February 10, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

New Apple TV Hardware Appears In iOS 7 Builds

The folks at 9to5 mac have stumbled across further proof that Apple is set to launch a new Apple TV set-top box at some point this year. The Apple centric tech blog has located a reference to the next-generation Apple TV inside of iOS 7 software builds. According to the report: Last month, 9to5 mac reported that Apple  will be launching a revamped Apple TV set-top-box in the first half of 2014. The set-top box will reportedly feature AirPort Express-like functionality, a form of enhanced iOS gaming integration, and a TV tuner component for connecting to existing cable setups,Read More
It appears Apple has something big plan for its ‘hobby’ Apple TV set-top box. The product briefly showed up on Apple’s Official Chinese Online Store suggesting that a new product launch is imminent. According to the report: 9to5 Mac recently reported that Apple was making big changes to their current Apple TV set-top box. These will reportedly include: a revamped operating system that will be based on iOS,  new input methods such as motion controls and an App Store or a “Game Store” for the device. Following this report, Apple has begun promoting the Apple TV as aRead More
Here’s an open letter to all of Apple’s shareholder from billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn: 767 Fifth Avenue, 47th Floor New York, New York 10153 January 23, 2014 Dear Fellow Apple Shareholders, Over the course of my long career as an investor and as Chairman of Icahn Enterprises, our best performing investments result from opportunities that we like to call “no brainers.” Recent examples of such “no brainers” have been our investments in Netflix, Hain Celestial, Chesapeake, Forest Labs and Herbalife, just to name a few. In our opinion, a great exampleRead More

Posted On January 23, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

iLounge: Apple TV To Add Games In Coming Update

iLounge, an Apple dedicated blog, is reporting that the Cupertino-based company will be adding games to their Apple TV in the next update, according to reliable industry sources. iLounge has a good track record when it comes to Apple rumors. They correctly predicted that Apple will be launching a new plastic model iPhone  called  – iPhone 5c. “We’ve heard that developers are currently working on Bluetooth controller options, and it’s expected that games could be downloaded directly to the Apple TV rather than relying on another iOS device as anRead More
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Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc, shares his opinion on what Apple strategy will be in 2014 in this great piece.  According Ben Bajarin, pundits and critics shouldn’t be dismay if Apple doesn’t release a TV, smart watch, bigger iPhone or bigger iPad. Ben Bajarin based his opinion on the theory that “Apple has customers not competition.” Ben Bajarin:  The broad claims that are made about what Apple should do are almost always based a round competitive reasons. Folks claim that because Apple’s competition is doing something that Apple should also or they will lose.Read More

Posted On December 8, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Here’s How To Have Fun With Siri

The Guardian has put a list of ten intriguing and funny commands you should try out on Siri. There are as follow: Does Siri Stand For Seriously? 2.Tell Me a Poem 3. Siri, What Airplanes are Flying Over Me Now? 4. Change my Appointment With Dr. Smith From 11 a.m. to 9 a.m.  5. Do You Support Barrack Obama? 6. Beam Me Up! 7. Post to Facebook Walking Dead is Over and I am Depressed 8. Who Let the Dogs Out? 9. Set a 30 Minute Timer or Wakeup AlarmRead More
Writing for the Street,  John Martellaro explains what most longtime Apple fans already know, the innovation in the company’s rumoured TV product will be nothing like we’ve ever seen before. John Martellaro: Even more ironic is that the very outcry for innovation by Apple is a call for something new and unexpected. How can one demand the unexpected and yet arrogantly claim that Apple’s opportunity has disappeared? It’s a contradiction. Put another way, the window of opportunity for the Apple brand of exciting innovation, problem solving and elegant combination of hardware and software neverRead More
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Posted On December 6, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Horace Dediu: Apple Success All About Customer Loyalty

Forrester Research is reporting that Apple’s purchase of PrimeSense could open up new computing experiences and enterprise solution. According to Forester, PrimeSense could open up the following possibilities for the company: Apple TV. The long-rumoured Apple television set – as well as the long-extant AppleTV set top device – could both benefit from motion-sensing and depth/color sensing, particularly for next-generation interactive television applications. Mobile and wearable products. PrimeSense has made a strong effort to miniaturise its components, and the next logical step would be to embed its technologies into mobile or wearable computing products.Read More
DisplaySearch (via The Verge) is reporting that Apple’s full-fledge TV project – dubbed iTV has been delayed until 2015 the earliest. “According to sources in the TV supply chain, it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices,” Paul Gagnon writed DisplaySearch. “Although many financial and industry analysts have been speculating about Apple’s entrance into the TV business via an actual TV (instead of the Apple TV “hobby” set-top-box) for years, during the last year the rumor-millRead More
A recent patent application by Apple suggest that the company is looking to revolutionize our living room with a full-fledge TV. The patent, first spotted by Patently Apple and titled – System and Method for Controlling Output of Content Based on Human Recognition Data Detection.  “The control of the output of particular content may be based on an action of a rule defined for the particular content, and may be performed when at least one human feature detection related condition of the rule is satisfied,” the patent application states. For exampleRead More
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Apple To Unveil Utra–high Definition Televisions with 55-inch and 65-inch in 4Q14 Bloomberg is reporting that a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co, believes that Apple will unveil a 55-inch and a 65-inch full-fledge TV device in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the report, Apple is still working out the specifications of the full-fledge television sets.   However, Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research, said  that Apple would reportedly adopt a frameless design. The rumor of an Apple gained momentum late 2011 after Steve Jobs is quoted in hisRead More