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Apple TV 5.0.1 software update now available

Apple TV 5.0.1

Apple has just released Apple TV software version 5.0.1, which looks to solve a few niggles that we've actually been complaining about lately. Owners of the second and third generation Apple TV can get the updates right away by heading into the software update area under Settings. What's changed? Well, iTunes TV and movie previews are now high definition, AirPlay is fixed for iOS apps, Home Sharing connections should no longer be as fickle as they've been lately, and Netflix integration gets tightened up a bit. You can pick up an Apple TV for $99.


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Unboxing Live 093: Apple TV (2012)

In this episode of Unboxing Live, we give you a look at the new 2012 Apple TV. The main feature of the updated Apple TV is that it can display 1080p content. iTunes has been updated to support the 1080p resolution as well, which makes renting and buying content from iTunes at the highest quality look great on the new Apple TV and the new iPad as well. Netflix has also been updated to stream 1080p with the new device, which is powered by a single-core A5 processor. You can pick up the new Apple TV for $99.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1 with bug fixes galore

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software

iTunes 10.6.1

Apple has released iTunes 10.6.1, a bug-fixing update that improves usability in a bunch of areas:

  • Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
  • Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
  • Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.

You can grab the update now through Software Update, or at http://apple.com/itunes.


Apple Store goes down ahead of iPad HD and Apple TV launch

Apple Store Online is down

In just about an hour, Apple will be announcing its newest tablet, the iPad HD. The company will likely also launch an updated Apple TV set-top box that's capable of 1080p output. As is typical before these events, the Apple Store Online is down. We'll have coverage of the event as it happens.


Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion brings more iOS features to the Mac this summer

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

OS X Mountain Lion

This morning Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion (10.8,) the next version of its flagship desktop operating system. OS X 10.8 will ship later this summer, and will be available through the Mac App Store. As with OS X 10.7 Lion, Mountain Lion is geared towards bringing more iOS goodness to the desktop, and further blurs the lines between Apple's mobile devices and computers. New features that will be coming to the Mac with Mountain Lion include a new Messages app that will replace iChat and bring iMessage and FaceTime into one app, Notification Center, tighter iCloud integration, AirPlay mirroring from the Mac to an Apple TV, the Reminders app, Notes app, Game Center leaderboards, Twitter built-in to the OS, Share Sheets to make sharing of any content easier, and Gatekeeper, a new security feature that allows you to set preferences for what can and can't be downloaded. We will go more in-depth on each in a separate feature later today.

With the announcement of Mountain Lion, Apple also made it known that it will stick to a new yearly release cycle for its desktop OS.

Read More | Mountain Lion Sneak Peek

Apple TV sells a record 1.4 million units last quarter

Apple TV sales

We could be wrong, but today's Apple Q1 2012 earnings call may have been the first time that the company has revealed any tangible sales figures for the Apple TV. According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple sold a record-breaking 1.4 million Apple TV units last quarter, which is exactly half of the 2.8 million units that it sold in the entire prior fiscal year. As expected, Cook wouldn't comment on the rumors of the imminent release of a bona fide Apple TV set. We're sure it's in the pipeline, but don't expect Apple to say anything on the record until it's ready to be shown off to the world.

The 1.4 million Apple TV units added to a record-breaking holiday quarter that also included sales of 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads, and over 5 million Macs.


Download iOS 5.1 beta 3 9B5141a now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

ios 5.1 beta 2 9b5127c

Apple has just added another iOS 5 beta update to its Dev Center, and today developers can go and grab iOS 5.1 beta 3. If you are already running iOS 5.1 beta, you can just do an OTA update and be done with it. If not, you'll need to download the update and connect to iTunes to install the beta. You can now grab iOS 5.1 beta 9B5141a for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, alongside Xcode 4.3 Developer Preview 7 for Lion (4E71d.)


Download iOS 5.1 beta 2 9B5127c now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

ios 5.1 beta 2 9b5127c

Apple has been busy updating their Dev Center with another iOS 5 beta update, and today developers can go and grab iOS 5.1 beta 2. If you are already running iOS 5.1 beta, you can just do an OTA update and be done with it. If not, you'll need to download the update and connect to iTunes to install the beta. You can now grab iOS 5.1 beta 9B5127c for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, alongside Xcode 4.3 Developer Preview 7 for Lion (4E57a)


Deal of the Day: 21% off Apple TV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, HDTV, Hot Deals

apple tv sale

Our  today brings you 21% off the Apple TV. This is the lowest price we've ever seen new Apple TV units selling for, as they typically sell for $99 new, and $85 used. To get the deal, click on the link below, and use promotion code "SHIPTV7" during checkout:

Apple TV for $78

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Download iOS 5.1 beta 9B5117b now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

ios 5.1 beta 9b5117b

Apple has been busy updating their Dev Center with another iOS 5 beta update, and today developers can go and grab iOS 5.1 beta. Even if you are already running iOS 5 or later, you'll still need to connect to iTunes to install the beta. You can now grab iOS 5.1 beta 9B5117b for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, alongside Xcode 4.3 Developer Preview 7 for Lion (4D1002)


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