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xbmc 13 gotham apple tv1 How to get XBMC on your HDTV via Apple TV 3 (or non jailbreakable Apple TV 2)

XBMC is probably the most popular and versatile media managing hub out there, thanks to its supports for a variety of content, provision for third party addons and compatibility with almost all operating systems. However, Apple doesn’t seem to think so, as there are no XBMC apps for iPhone or iPad nor any XBMC support on Apple TV, may be due to the misuse for piracy. But it seems unfair that the rest non-pirate good fellas have to suffer too. And although there is a way to get XBMC working on the original Apple TV, as well as on jailbroken Apple TV 2 (see more details at the end of this post), there are still millions of Apple TV 3 (and non-jailbreakable Apple TV 2*) owners left without the ability to get XBMC on their little, black boxes.

best gifts apple tv How to get XBMC on your HDTV via Apple TV 3 (or non jailbreakable Apple TV 2)

But while we can in no way add XBMC directly to the Apple TV 3, there sure is a way to enjoy XBMC content on the HDTV using a 3rd gen. Apple TV. Here’s how.

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slingshot app Squirrels releases Slingshot, a cross platform screen and file sharing app

Squirrels, the developer behind the popular AirPlay Mirroring app AirParrot, has just launched Slingshot, a service-based application allowing cross-platform screen and file sharing. Claimed to be “the first application that allows screen sharing from a mobile device while meeting with others online”, Slingshot lets you share your iOS, Mac or Windows screen with anyone in a Slingshot session – regardless of the device they are using (Android is supported too).

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apple tv 5.3 jailbreak How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.3 (iOS 6.1.4) using Seas0nPass (untethered; Mac & Windows)

Seas0nPass, the popular Apple TV jailbreak tool, has been recently updated by FireCore and now allows for an untethered jailbreak of Apple TV 5.3 (Apple TV 2 only). Released in June last year, Apple TV software version 5.3 added HBO GO, WatchESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello to our little black boxes.

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airserver 5 0 mac All new AirServer 5.0 for Mac brings HD recording with post processing filters

AirServer for Mac, one of our favourite AirPlay receivers, has been just updated to version 5.0 that features long-awaited HD recording with post processing filters. New AirServer has been optimized for iPhone 5s and its 64-bit processor. The update is free for existing users.

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reflector app Reflector for Mac and Windows gets a major update

Squirrels has rolled out a major updates to their Reflector app for both Mac and Windows.

Created by the team that brought you AirParrot, Reflector wirelessly mirrors your iPhone or iPad to a larger screen. Whether that be playing games, watching movies, or just browsing the web, Reflector has AirPlay mirroring built into the app meaning no extra software or cables are needed.

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AirParrot 02 AirParrot for Mac 1.5.1 update brings better support for OS X 10.9 and Apple TV 6.0

Following AirSquirrels update of AirParrot for Windows, the Mac version is now getting the same treatment. Bringing AirParrot for Mac to version 1.5.1, it adds better support for OS X 10.9 and the new Apple TV software 6.0.

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