January 21, 2016

Apple shares new Apple TV ad highlighting popular tvOS apps

Apple this evening has shared a new advertisement for its Apple TV set-top box. This ad continues the trend of the company highlighting the tvOS App Store that is available on the device, showcasing a handful of the most popular applications available so far. The ad is entitled “Apple TV – The Future of TV is […]

December 29, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6 car mount $14, Anker iPhone 6/Plus cases $7, Free App of the Week, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Amazon Gold Box – up to 50% off iPhone 6 cases/mounts, iPad accessories, Bluetooth speakers, more

Anker Ultra Protective Case for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus $7 Prime shipped (orig. $40)

iTunes Free App of the Week – Icycle: On Thin Ice ($2.99 value)

Giveaway: Henge Docks Gravitas iPhone 6/Plus dock made from solid zinc alloy ($69 value)

iTunes year-end blowout: discounted HD movies/bundles, music, more

More new deals:

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New products/ongoing promos/info:

November 19, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 $489 w/ $100 gift card, iPhone 6 discounts, Retina MacBook Pro (2013) $1149, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

 

16 GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi model): $489 + get a $100 gift card (orig. $499)

iPhone deals at Walmart:

  • Get a $75 Walmart gift card when you buy a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6 (16 GB) priced at $179 on contract (orig. $199)
  • iPhone 5s (16 GB) priced at $79 (orig. $99)

Apple 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2013) 2.4GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,149 shipped (orig. $1,399)

First look: LifeProof starts taking orders for its waterproof iPhone 6 frē case

Amazon offers $40 off Kindles, Fire TV and more w/ Prime membership purchases

Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

Small States – TM1985: former Ralph Lauren designer goes American made w/ elegant backpacks, $407 giveaway + 25% discount

Other new deals:

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Black Friday:

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September 16, 2014

WATCH Disney iOS apps updated with AirPlay and Chromecast streaming support

Disney’s popular apps iOS apps including WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney X D have all been updated today with support for AirPlay and Chromecast streaming.

That means that owners of an Apple TV or Google’s Chromecast can now send content from the iPhone and iPad apps to an Apple TV or Chromecast-connected TV. Apple TV already has dedicated Disney channels offering most if not all of content available through the apps, but AirPlay streaming offers another way to get content to the big screen if you prefer browsing from a mobile device.

The updated WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney X D apps are available now on the App Store.

What’s New in Version 4.0.2

AirPlay streaming now available via Apple TV Casting now available via Google Chromecast

December 19, 2013

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Tons of iOS/desktop game deals, Airbender BT iPad Air keyboard $37, iTunes 15% off, more

Take a few minutes out of your lunch break to cash in on limited time deals. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Game/App Deals: Digital games sale up to 80% off, Disney/Warner Bros. iOS apps, Angry Birds Star Wars FREE, iOS freebies, Blu-rays, more

Airbender Bluetooth Air Keyboard in Matte for iPad Air: $37 shipped

$50 iTunes gift card for $42.50: Save 15% on future apps, music, movies, more

The winner of the Dropcam giveaway is Greg H. (@ghomyak) Congratulations!

Other great deals from today:

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December 11, 2013

Bloomberg launches on Apple TV globally with 24/7 live news stream, on-demand content, iOS integration & more

Following Apple’s steady release of new content and features for its existing Apple TV platform in recent months, this week it adds yet another as Bloomberg becomes the first channel to live stream business news 24/7 to Apple TV customers. We spoke with Bloomberg’s head of mobile Oke Okaro who told us all about the […]

October 1, 2013

Apple adds Vevo and NHL channels to Apple TV in Germany (Update: UK gets NHL too)

German Apple blog Macerkopf notes that Apple TV users in Germany today have been greeted with new content in a server-side update that includes Vevo and NHL channels. Vevo first landed on the Apple TV for US, Canada, and other countries back in August alongside a big update for the platform that also brought content from Disney, the Weather Channel, Smithsonian, and others. The National Hockey League channel, however, has been available in many countries since an Apple TV update back in 2011.

Apple has been adding a ton of new content to Apple TV in recent months fueling rumors that a major revamp to the platform could be on the way. Most recently the company added new content from Major League Soccer and Disney Junior in the US.

Update: Users in the UK are also reporting receiving access to the NHL channel:

August 27, 2013

Apple broke PlexConnect Apple TV hack with this morning’s update

UPDATE: Workaround now available to restore access

Thanks to an easy DNS hack called PlexConnect, non-jailbroken Apple TV users have been able to unofficially run the popular media server Plex on the second and third gen Apple TV since we first told you about it back in June. The hack, which required users to run an app on their Mac or PC that masquerades as the Trailers app, appears to be blocked in the latest Apple TV update pushed out this morning.

Earlier today Apple rolled out an update to the Apple TV that introduced new apps for Vevo, The Weather Channel, Smithsonian, Disney Channel, and Disney XD. The update didn’t require users to initiate a firmware update, so many users are reporting waking up to the PlexConnect app no longer working through the Trailers hack. A growing number of users on the Plex forums confirmed that PlexConnect is unable to connect following this morning’s update.

It’s unclear if Apple is intentionally blocking the popular Plex hack or whether its possibly a result of tweaks to the Trailers app delivered with the update. Plex isn’t the only app that takes advantage of the hack. We reported earlier this year that a Russian subscription TV service was using a similar method.

May 9, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: $50 iTunes Gift Card $40, Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,200, Solar Bluetooth Speaker $40, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

ZVE 2-in-1 metal iPhone/Apple Watch charging stand $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Get a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 delivered via email from PayPal (20% savings)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Amazon Gold Box – Eton Rugged solar-powered Bluetooth charging speaker: $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $77)

App Store Free App of the Week: Camera Plus w/ AirSnap goes free for the first time in months (Reg. $2)

Grand Theft Auto iOS Sale: Liberty City Stories $3, China Town Wars $3, San Andreas $4, more

Star Wars Mac Games 50% off Sale: Jedi Academy $5, KOTOR $10, The Force Unleashed $10, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

LifeProof iPhone 6/s FRĒ waterproof case (multiple colors): $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $80)

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MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Charge your iPhone 6/s on-the-go w/ this RAVPower 3000mAh 2A MFi Battery Case for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $36)

Anker 3-ft reinforced Lightning cable (multiple colors): $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $10)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

NERF’s upcoming Terrascout RC Drone Blaster is going to be a menace in your home

February 22, 2016

Apple TV 4 adds Disney Channel, Disney XD and Watch ABC to universal search + Siri

Apple has added several new channels and cable internet services onto the new Apple TV universal search and Siri search today, following the addition of Fox and National Geographic earlier in the month. Today’s enhancements brings Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Jr and Disney X.D into the mix allowing users to quickly search across these services in […]

December 23, 2015

Disney-backed virtual reality company brings 360-degree videos to Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV, look out for the Littlstar app, which brings 360-degree videos to the platform for the first time. The company says that it has thousands of videos in its library, including ones from major brands like Discovery, Disney, Fusion, MLB, Mountain Dew, National Geographic, PBS and Red Bull. You use […]

November 18, 2015

Apple shares new video highlighting Watch ABC on new Apple TV

Yesterday, Apple uploaded a handful of new 15 second videos to its YouTube channel highlighting the various apps that its new tvOS-powered Apple TV supports. Apple shared videos showcasing apps Netflix, HBO NOW, Asphalt 8, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars, and Crossy Road. Now, the company has shared one more video to YouTube highlighting Watch ABC on the new Apple TV.

The video features characters from popular ABC show The Muppets. The video ends with Apple briefly showing the Watch ABC app in the tvOS interface, followed by the same multicolor graphic that opens the video.

In the description of the video, Apple again touts that the future of TV is apps:

Watch ABC and your favorite shows and movies on Apple TV. The future of television is apps.

 You can view the latest video from Apple below. It is likely that as the tvOS App Store continues to expand, Apple will continue to share videos like the ones it has posted over the past two days. Apple is pushing apps on the TV as a primary reason to upgrade to the fourth-generation Apple TV box, so it makes sense for the company to push the most popular apps available on the platform. The tvOS platform allows for developers to have more freedom in making applications than with previous generation Apple TV models.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMNpMIZ9xmQ

November 23, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: AirPort Extreme refurb $100, Canon T5 refurb w/ lens $200, Runtastic Mountain Bike free, more

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Spigen’s aluminum Apple Watch Stand is down to just $8 shipped (Reg. $16)

Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Wireless Router (refurbished): $100 shipped (Orig. $199)

Canon Pre-Black Friday Sale: T5 w/ 18-55mm lens kit (refurb) $200 (Orig. $549), more

Runtastic Mountain Bike PRO GPS for iPhone goes free (Reg. $5)

App Store Free App of the Week: Stackables ($3 value)

The Black Friday Mac Bundle offers 10 productivity-boosting apps including Drive Genius 4 for $34.99 (Orig. $533)

Best of Black Friday — Apple: deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s/Plus, Apple Watch, Macs, more!

Amazon’s Black Friday deals go live later this week w/ mobile shoppers getting extra perks

Top 5 ways to score the year’s best online Black Friday deals

10 can’t-miss deals for the holiday season: HDTVs, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Herman Miller takes rare 15% off world’s best office chairs + desks, inc. award-winning Aeron, all shipped free

BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best of Black Friday – Streaming Media Players: Apple TV 64GB $180, Roku SE $20, 2-Pack Chromecast (2nd gen) $50more

Best of Black Friday – Smart Home: Nest Thermostat $250 + $50 GC, Philips Hue kit $130

Best of Black Friday – HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200), more

Best of Black Friday – iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2 from $360, Amazon Fire $35 (Reg. $50)more

Best of Black Friday – Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games, more

Best of Black Friday – wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatchesmore

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Save on the new Apple TV: 32GB $130, 64GB $180 or 3rd Gen (refurb) for $40 + free shipping

Apple iPod touch (6th gen) in multiple colors: 16GB $159, 32GB $199, 64GB $239 + free shipping

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Leica introduces a new low-cost M series camera, but don’t expect bargain pricing

November 17, 2015

Apple promoting popular apps and games on new Apple TV with short clips [Videos]

Apple has launched a new campaign to highlight both the new Apple TV and the many games and entertainment services on its App Store with a new series of short video clips. Each 15 second video starts with the same Apple TV graphic, then promotes a popular game or video service app on the new Apple TV […]

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