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Apart from pairing the Apple TV Siri Remote with your Mac to test Apple TV apps running in Xcode’s simulator, the remote is not of much use on the Mac. That’s where SiriMote, an awesome third-party app comes into play: it enables you to use the Apple TV Siri Remote with all sorts of applications.

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Apple has today released tvOS 9.2 beta 6 to developers (build 13Y5232a). tvOS 9.2 is a major update that brings folders for grouping apps on the home screen, support for Bluetooth keyboards, new Siri languages and an updated app switcher UI to the 4th generation Apple TV.

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It appears that the time has come for the little black box to grow up and become a significant player in Apple’s ecosystem. Some reports even speculate that the Apple TV will be THE center of the Apple ecosystem in homes; connecting Internet of Things devices via HomeKit, showcasing iCloud & Photos content, playing games and eventually streaming broadcast television. While the iPhone 6s will undoubtedly take center stage at this Wednesday’s event, all signs point to the new Apple TV being the real star of the show.

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apple-tray-tv-holderLast week we reviewed the Apple Tray, an elegant looking Apple TV holder made by Chicago-based Tinsel & Timber, and we called it one of the best Apple TV holders we’ve ever seen. Available in your choice of sustainably harvested American Walnut or Maple, this functional piece keeps your Apple TV and remote organized and looking great. Partnering with Tinsel & Timber, we’re giving away two brand new pieces of Apple Tray!

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How many times have you lost your tiny Apple TV remote? It’s countless, I know. At least now we have something to do about it. Chicago-based Tinsel & Timber has come up with one of the most elegant looking Apple TV holders we’ve ever seen.

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Apple TV Reorganize Icons

One of the new features in iOS 6 beta 2 for Apple TV is the ability to reorder the icons on the main menu, as spotted by MacMagazine.com.br (via MacRumors):

The feature is accessed by holding down the center Select button on the remote for several seconds, after which the selected icon begins to wiggle as is seen on other iOS devices when in reorder/delete mode. The wiggling icon can then be moved by using the directional buttons on the remote, with other icons automatically adjusting to make room for the icon being moved.

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