Apple seeded the third beta of the Apple TV 5.4, a couple of days back with a few minor bug fixes. Internet connection issues, iTunes Radio bugs, problems while switching between multiple accounts, playback issues and a huge number of AirPlay music bugs have been resolved
Update: Google released an iOS app that lets you set up and manage your Chromecast.
It may look like Apple TV has finally got its worthy opponent. After the disasters with Nexus Q and Google TV, Google finally thinks they’ve hit the spot with Chromecast. Released yesterday, Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that can stream online content directly to your TV, via an Android or even an iOS device (Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS are supported too).
People’s love for AirPlay continues unabated as recent report by a market research outfit shows that Apple TV worldwide sales are over half of all dedicated streaming boxes. A report by Frost & Sullivan dubbed the Consumer Video Devices Market report indicates that Apple TV devices global sales account for 56.1 percent, with Roku coming in second at 21.5 percent and TiVo third with a mere 6.5 percent.
Have you ever been jealous of that Nintendo Wii controller or Playstation Move? It is really cool use a hand controller as a baseball stick or a lightsaber and jump into action. Feels much more realistic than common controls, too. Well now, with an Apple TV and an iPhone, you could have that too. This is not a hack, but an awesome concept in the form of an app.
Apple has just unveiled a new operating system for Mac – OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2013. Among the new power user features introduced in Mavericks is multi-display support enhancement: the menu bar and dock are now available on any display, and users can run windowed or full-screen apps on whichever display they choose, with no configuration required. With Mavericks you can also use your HDTV as a second display using Apple TV and AirPlay.