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apple television Munster: Apple TV set will be the biggest thing in consumer electronics since the smartphone

In a recent interview on Bloomberg Radio, Apple analyst Gene Munster assured that the Apple television is real („we met with some component suppliers at CES“) and gave more details on what he expects from Apple’s forthcoming TV.

Munster thinks Apple TV set „is going to be the biggest thing in consumer electronics since the smartphone came up.“ And he is betting that it will be announced later this year, probably for the holiday season.

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New Apple TV will be announced on March 7th

by tomek on February 29, 2012

apple event march 7 New Apple TV will be announced on March 7th

9to5Mac is citing „reliable sources familiar with Apple’s upcoming product release” that claim Apple is launching a new Apple TV alongside the iPad 3 on March 7. This is not a long-rumored Apple TV set but an updated Apple TV set-top box.

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airparrot mirroring apple tv AirPlay Mirror your Macs screen to Apple TV with AirParrot (Update: AirParrot 1.1 with audio mirroring is out)Just one day before Apple announced it will bring AirPlay Mirroring to Mountain Lion this summer, AirParrot, an app that does exactly the same thing ML will do – mirrors your Mac’s screen to your HDTV connected to the Apple TV 2 – has been released. So if you don’t want to wait six months until the new Apple’s OS is released or you don’t own a Mac with a second-generation Intel Core (it seems that AirPlay Mirroring in ML only works on the Macs with second-generation Intel Core, while AirParrot works fine on older macs), you can give AirParrot a try just now. And AirParrot’s developers promise they will be offering “features that Mountain Lion doesn’t currently have or advertise as coming.”

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apple tv hacks best of 2011 Winner of Apple TV Hacks Best of 2011 Award Announced

Our polls for the “Apple TV Hacks Best of 2011 Award” closed on the 15th of February. The participation was amazing: we have received over 3000 entries. Surprisingly, the competition wasn’t stiff. It looks like it was pretty easy for you to decide who should have won as aTV Flash (black) has been clearly leading the competition from the very start to the end. As a result, FireCore’s flagship product won with 40 percent of the vote. XBMC for Apple TV 2 took the second place with 21 percent and the third place went to Seas0nPass with 9 percent of the vote.

Other strong candidates were IceFilms, Remote HD and nitoTV.

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airplay mirroring apple tv mountain lion AirPlay Mirroring coming to Mountain Lion, next version of Mac OS XApple today unveiled the developer preview of Mountain Lion, a new version of Mac OS X that includes new features like Notification Center, Messages, Game Center, Notes, Reminders and Twitter. But the coolest feature of Mountain Lion is undoubtedly AirPlay Mirroring that lets you stream what’s on your Mac to your HDTV via Apple TV 2.

With AirPlay Mirroring built into Mac OS, you will be able to stream whatever is on your desktop – webpages, photos, videos,  presentation – directly to your HDTV, with only one click on an AirPlay icon on the OS X menu bar.

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aTV Flash (black) 1.3 for Apple TV 2 released

by tomek on February 15, 2012

atv flash 1 3 apple tv 2 aTV Flash (black) 1.3 for Apple TV 2 released

FireCore has released a new version of aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV 2. Version 1.3 comes with firmware backup option, new translations, playback enhancements and some other improvements and fixes.

aTV Flash 1.3 automatically backups Apple TV firmware signatures (SHSH) to the cloud. Backing up firmware signatures allows older Apple TV firmware versions to be reinstalled in the future. According to FireCore, this feature will integrate seamlessly with the upcoming version of Seas0nPass, allowing for one-click restores to the firmware of your choosing.

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