The Threat to Valve and Steam is Apple

The Threat to Valve and Steam is Apple

In a recent lecture at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell talked about the future of console and living room gaming. Valve and Steam have brought a lot of great games to Mac and PC desktops alike and Newell would like to Steam’s reach extend into the living room with a SteamBox, but only if they can launch something before Apple steps into the fray.

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Apple Updates Remote App For iOS; Includes Improvements For Stability, Search & More

Apple Updates Remote App For iOS; Includes Improvements For Stability, Search & More

Last November, Apple had released a revamped version of the Remote app for iOS with support for iTunes 11 features like Up Next.

If you are facing issues with the Remote app then you may want to update it as Apple has just released an update, which includes seveal improvements for stability, search results, rating songs and sorting podcasts.

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Apple TV Update is a stealth Upgrade With Only Internal Updates

Apple TV Update is a stealth Upgrade With Only Internal Updates

Based on the FCC report yesterday, we hoped a new version of the Apple TV (third generation) would be coming out soon. Nope. According to statements from Apple to TNW, it’s just an internal component update which triggered automatic requirements for review by the FCC.

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FCC Publishes New Apple TV Dimensions: Just a Touch Smaller

FCC Publishes New Apple TV Dimensions: Just a Touch Smaller

We have a little more info about what the Apple TV 3,2 might be like—it will be smaller. Yep, we know that from FCC documents published today the device will be 93.78mm square (it’s 98mm now).

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THX Releases An App to Help You Tune Your TV and Home Theater for the Best Experience

THX Releases An App to Help You Tune Your TV and Home Theater for the Best Experience

If you’ve ever wanted to make sure that your TV and home theater are tuned for the absolutely best picture and sound possible, a new free (for a week only) app from THX might just do the trick.

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Apple TV Firmware for Apple TV 3,2 Hidden in Today’s Update

Apple TV Firmware for Apple TV 3,2 Hidden in Today’s Update

We’ve just taken the wraps off the new update to Apple TVs and people have already dug into the code to find firmware references to a new Apple TV model 3,2. What this means isn’t known right now…but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates

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Apple TV Updated With Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next, and iTunes in the Cloud

Apple TV Updated With Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next, and iTunes in the Cloud

As you’d expect, just as iOS 6.1 drops for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, there is an Apple TV update as well. And this is a good one too because in addition to Up Next (like iTunes 11) and iTunes in the Cloud, Apple TVs now supports Bluetooth Keyboards.

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Why Aren’t There More Dual Screen Apps for Apple TV?

Why Aren’t There More Dual Screen Apps for Apple TV?

When I finally bought an Apple TV late last year, beyond streaming music and videos, one of the first things I did was to fire up a few games I knew had some kind of dual screen experience. Frankly, there weren’t too many to try, and really none of them blew me away to the point where I’ve played another game through my Apple TV.

Seems like a shame, doesn’t it? Which begs the question, why aren’t there more games that take advantage of AirPlay and why aren’t the ones that are available better?

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YouTube, Netflix, and Others Testing AirPlay Alternative DIAL

YouTube, Netflix, and Others Testing AirPlay Alternative DIAL

As awesome as AirPlay is, it does have that teeny weeny little flaw—it’s proprietary to Apple. Now, wouldn’t it be great to have something like AirPlay that could run on TVs, set-top boxes, or Internet-connected home theaters that gave the same easy discoverability and even more features (like letting a TV launch an app on your phone)? That’s way the open-protocol DIAL is shooting for and they have some pretty big backers in YouTube and Netflix.

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Apple Brings Watchever Video Subscription Service To Apple TV in Germany

Apple Brings Watchever Video Subscription Service To Apple TV in Germany

Apple has quietly added Watchever – a Netflix-like video subscription service to Apple TV in Germany.

Watchever GmbH is a subsidiary of Vivendi, which launched the video subscription service in Germany on January 9th.

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