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XBMC 11.0 Eden for Apple TV – Review

by umOuch on March 29, 2012

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XBMC 11.0 “Eden” is finally here. That’s right Apple TV users: we finally have a stable release for both Apple TV 1 and the Apple TV 2. There are no more nightlies, betas, or release candidates! If you happen to be one of the new 1080p Apple TV 3 owners out there, feel reassured that when your device is jailbroken this release will also work for you.

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airparrot for apple tv 2 AirParrot adds 1080p support for the Apple TV 3

A new beta of AirParrot, an app that streams your Mac’s display to your Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3 over AirPlay, is now available. AirParrot 1.3 beta5 comes with 1080p support for the third-generation Apple TV,  individual app mirroring, “greatly” improved mirror speed and some stability fixes. The new version uses an almost completely rewritten method for mirroring and encoding frames. This results in lower CPU usage and faster frame rates.

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Apple TV 3 teardown

by umOuch on March 25, 2012

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It is that time again… Apple releases its new 1080p Apple TV 3 and the guys over at iFixit are already ripping it apart. Is there anything sexier than an Apple product with no clothes on? Well, perhaps a jailbroken device would look a bit better.

At the exact same size as the Apple TV 2… the Apple TV 3 adds, most notably, the ability to play true 1080p content. Like the previous Apple TV, the backside features the same, standard, ports as its predecessor:

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apple tv 3 jailbreak The new 1080p Apple TV 3 proves to be a tough cookie to crack

In the past day or so the new iPad, or the iPad 3, has been jailbroken multiple times using numerous exploits… yet according to MuscleNerd the new 1080p Apple TV 3 is not going to be as easy. The famous iOS hacker tweeted that “Apple’s least expensive iOS device (new AppleTV3,1) will likely be the most secure of the bunch”. That’s mainly because geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit, used to jailbreak Apple TV 2, doesn’t apply to ATV3.

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apple hdtv best buy 42 inch Apple HDTV for $1499 appears in Best Buy survey (updated)

At times, Best Buy sends surveys to customers asking for feedback on potential new products and services; in the latest survey electrical retail giant is asking about a potential clients’ interest in 42-inch Apple HDTV! „Be one of the first to get the all new 42“ Apple HDTV at Best Buy for $1499. Apple finally reinvents what a TV can do,“ the survey reads.

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genius recommendations apple tv Apple adds Genius recommendations to Apple TV 2

Apple has issued an update to Apple TV 2 adding Genius recommendations for movies and TV shows. This is not a firmware update, so don’t be afraid that an accidental update will destroy your jailbreak.

Recommendation are available from the new “Genius” menu options under both Movies and TV shows. Genius allows you to view recommendations based on your previous iTunes purchases.

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