By Cody Lee on Apr 5, 2012
Barron’s, a financial arm of The Wall Street Journal’s web network, passes on an interesting report today from Jefferies & Co.’s Peter Misek. The analyst has upped his stock price target for Apple to $800 per share on the back of new information regarding a TV set.
In an investor’s note, sent out this morning, Misek said that his recent trip to China has given him “increased confidence” that Apple will be launching a TV this year. He claims, among other things, that he saw television components en route to Apple suppliers… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 27, 2012
Back in November, CBS President and CEO Les Moonves confirmed in a conference call with Wall Street analysts that Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs approached the studio with a subscription-based iTunes content deal. It had been rumored at the time that Apple was looking for premium content partnerships to accompany a rumored Apple-branded television set, dubbed by the press the iTV.
Moonves was quoted as saying that CBS had decided against joining the initiative because it was based on an ad split. Yesterday, the executive shed more light on the matter. Confirming the original report, Moonves (portrayed as the man who said “no” to Steve Jobs) has revealed that Jobs actually didn’t want to pay a dime for CBS content that the likes of Netflix spend hundreds of millions of dollars to license… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 11, 2012
You know the old saying, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Essentially it means, well the way we use it anyways, is that we wouldn’t be hearing consistent rumors from a bunch of different sources unless there was some kind of truth behind them.
This proved true with the recent iPad gossip, and we imagine the same will hold true for the rumored Apple TV set. Chatter has really picked up over the last year regarding an Apple-branded television, but it’s actually been going on for more than 5 years… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2012
The New York Post is reporting today that Apple is pushing ahead with plans to launch its own subscription TV service. The publication claims that Apple is looking to roll out the service by Christmas this year, despite serious push-back from major content providers.
We’ve been hearing rumors that Apple was working on its own streaming video service for over a year now, but this seems like one of the first times we’ve heard the news from a major outlet… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 28, 2012
Sprint just released an interesting application in the App Store for its iPhone customers called SprintTV. Available for free, SprintTV brings 15 live TC channels covering, sports, news, shows and entertainment.
Get a front row seat to LIVE sports on ESPN Mobile TV including college football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horseracing and more. Watch live breaking news as it happens on ABC News, highlights from the day’s top stories on NBC News, celebrity news from Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood, plus weather updates on The Weather Channel. Catch up on your favorite primetime shows like CSI, NCIS, The Office, 30 Rock, Covert Affairs and much, much more. Sprint TV even offers the best in kids programming from Disney Channel. Download the app and stream the shows via Wi-Fi or Cellular network!
Download SprintTV for free from the App Store.
By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 2012
The Apple TV is in an interesting spot right now. Apple introduced the media hub, in its current form, all the way back in September of 2010. So in comparison to the company’s other iOS products, the ATV is long overdue for a refresh.
But given all of the rumors that we’ve heard that Apple is building a full blown TV set, you have to wonder if we’ll see another iteration of the set-top-box. Well whatever the next ‘Apple TV’ product is, we could see it very soon… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2012
The iOS accessory space has seen a number of universal remote control add-ons over the last few years. There’s the Peel, and the Griffin Beacon — both of which allow you to control your entire entertainment center with your iOS device.
But now there’s a new kid on the block, the VooMote Zapper. And unlike the aforementioned accessories, it doesn’t require an external infrared receiver. The Zapper plugs directly into your device’s 30-pin dock connector, and doesn’t require batteries… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2012
So this is pretty interesting. The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, is reporting this evening that Apple is actively looking for Canadian launch partners for its rumored television set.
The report claims that the Cupertino company has recently approached both Rogers and Bell, two major Canadian carriers, about the product, and that the two operators already have the TV in their possession… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2012
Over half of the US population is expected to be in front of a TV set today watching the Super Bowl. But for those of you that for one reason or another can’t get in front of a television this afternoon, there’s other ways to catch the game.
If you happen to have access to a computer, you can watch it there. The game will be streamed live via NBCSports.com and NFL.com. No computer access? That’s ok, we’ve come up with a few ways to follow all of the action on your iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 2, 2012
How often do you find yourself watching TV with your iPhone either in your hand or within reach? If you’re like me, the answer is most of (if not all of) the time. And that’s exactly what the folks over at Viggle are counting on.
Introducing the new Viggle iPhone app. It allows you to earn points, which can be used to redeem prizes, by doing the same things that you’re probably already doing daily, like playing on your iPhone and watching television… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2012
As big fans of the Apple TV, we’re making it our business to get the word out about how great Apple’s so-called “hobby” device is for a variety of purposes.
The bottom line is that we can’t live without our little $99 wonder device, so it’s no surprise when someone like Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks just like we do.
We’ve shown you some of the amazing benefits that jailbreaking your Apple TV can provide, but there’s also quite a few perks for those that aren’t jailbroken. One of those is AirPlay Mirroring — a technology that lets you mirror your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen 1:1 for an awesome big screen experience. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2012
There’s been a lot of talk over the last few months about Apple releasing its own TV set. While several pundits and analysts are expecting a game-changer from the iPhone-makers, others don’t think the company has the experience to make it in the TV industry.
Apple’s been indirectly involved in the TV industry since 2006, when it unveiled the first edition of its Apple TV set top box. But, as you can see from the above photo, Apple’s been working on a way to invade our living rooms for over 15 years… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 12, 2012
Just by looking around the showroom floor at this year’s CES, you can see that Apple’s rumored TV set has already made an impact on the industry. The electronics show is littered with voice-activated “smart” televisions, and the like.
But you wouldn’t know it by listening to Samsung’s Australian audio visual director Phillip Newton talk. The executive made some interesting comments recently in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald regarding Apple’s TV set. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2012
Between its AirPlay feature and the Apple TV, Apple has made streaming media content from your iPhone to your TV extremely simple. But those that don’t own an Apple TV will find the task a bit more complicated.
Luckily, it’s not too difficult for folks with a Sony PS3 system. Last year, we showed you how to stream media from your iPhone to your PS3 using a jailbreak app. And now we’re going to show you how to do it without jailbreaking. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 4, 2012
Apple may be set to join a bidding war for the rights to stream English Premier League (EPL) games to its customers, with the aim of bolstering its sales in the UK.
According to the Daily Mail, who do not give any sources for its story, both Apple and Google are weighing their options in the UK, with both companies wishing to make a grab for the lucrative rights to show EPL on their respective devices.
The current deal with Sky Sports runs out at the end of the current season, with the current owners, ESPN and Al Jazeera, already confirmed to be interested in streaming live games to their own channels. SkySports paid a massive £1.6 billion ($2.5b) for its current package. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2011
What’s that? You were just thinking that we needed more Apple TV set rumors? Well perfect, because we’ve got some for you. Digitimes has once again weighed in on Apple’s rumored television project.
Citing its all-too-familiar supply chain sources, DigiTimes is reporting that it has learned several new details about the upcoming TV set. Among those details are initial screen sizes, and even a timeframe for its release… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2011
It’s been a big year for the folks at Shazam. On top of receiving $32 million dollars during a mid-summer investment round, the mobile music lookup service just recently re-launched unlimited track-tagging for iOS users.
And it appears that the company is just getting started. Since January of this year, there has been a lot of talk about Shazam venturing into the TV business. How, might you ask? With interactive commercials of course… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 20, 2011
iTunes customers have been able to use previously purchased tracks from their music collections to upgrade to a full album for a long time. The feature is called “Complete My Album,” and has only been available for music… until now.
Hot on the heals of Apple’s international iTunes Match rollout and update last week, the company has pushed out another enhancement to its media store. Users can now complete their TV show collections with a single click… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 12, 2011
UK-based fans of the BBC can now get their fix of Dr. Who while out and about with the newly-updated BBC iPlayer app. The update adds support for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The new release offers some interesting features, including 3G streaming and live TV access to go with the expected on-demand video streaming. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 8, 2011
Earlier this year, Apple seeded iOS 4.3 for Apple TV owners. Among the update’s new features was the ability to stream previously-purchased TV shows from iTunes to the living room via Apple’s new iCloud service.
For some reason though the feature has been limited to folks inside the US… until now. Reports are coming in that Apple has finally opened up pre-purchased TV show streaming to Apple TV owners in other countries… Read More