Apple TV OS 5.1 Software Bricking Apple TVs?

Apple TV OS 5.1 Software Bricking Apple TVs?

The 5.1 software update  for Apple TVs came out a couple months ago, but it turns out it’s been rendering some Apple TV unusable. Solution? Restore back down to 5.0.2.

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Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Tim Cook the Most Powerful Man in Wireless, But It Doesn’t Matter

Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Tim Cook the Most Powerful Man in Wireless, But It Doesn’t Matter

FierceWireless peered into their crystal balls and used their fancy digital number counting machines and came up with something that we all already know—Tim Cook (and therefore Apple overall) is the most powerful man in wireless. Of course FierceWireless has data to back it up. The thing is, I don’t this it matters a whit.

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Apple To Live Stream Today’s iPad Mini Event To iOS Devices, Macs and Apple TVs

Apple To Live Stream Today’s iPad Mini Event To iOS Devices, Macs and Apple TVs

Apple will be live streaming today’s iPad mini event to Apple TV owners via a new “Apple Events” app. The app, or “channel,” was remotely added to the Apple TV homescreen just today, and can already be used to stream previous Apple event keynotes.

Apple typically doesn’t provide a live stream of its keynote, although it does make the keynote video available a few hours after the event ends. The last time Apple live streamed an event was in October 2010, when the company hosted its “Back to the Mac” event.

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How To Rearrange Icons On Your Apple TV

How To Rearrange Icons On Your Apple TV

Apple launched the 3rd generation Apple TV with an all-new icon-centric interface in March and also released Apple TV Update 5.0 that brought the icon-centric interface to the 2nd generation Apple TV. Unfortunately, at that time it wasn’t possible to change the position of the Apple TV home screen icons.

The good news is that it is finally possible to change the position of the icons on your Apple TV’s Home screen in Apple TV Update 5.1 (or iOS 6) that was released in September.

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Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.1

Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.1

Apple has just released Apple TV software update 5.1 (build number 10A406e) for 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV.

It brings new features such as support for Shared Photo Streams, ability to send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices, and the ability to save multiple iTunes accounts and switch between them quickly.

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Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5′ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi

Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5′ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi

The Telegraph claims that Apple is planning to introduce the next generation AirPlay video and audio streaming technology in September.

Apple’s AirPlay wireless protocol allows users to stream media content using Wi-Fi technology to AirPlay compatible devices like Apple TV from an iOS device or computer.

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Update On Jailbreak For Apple TV 3

Update On Jailbreak For Apple TV 3

Back in May, FireCore had released a new version of Seas0nPass that allowed users to jailbreak their Apple TV 2 on Apple TV 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software update. But Seas0nPass was not compatible with Apple TV 3.

Fast forward to today, and there is still no way to jailbreak Apple TV 3, but there is finally some hope, as 9to5Mac recently reported that the jailbreak for Apple TV 3 is in the works.

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CBS Open To Making Its Content Available On Apple TV, Provided Terms Are Right

CBS Open To Making Its Content Available On Apple TV, Provided Terms Are Right

CBS President and CEO Les Moonves, during the company’s quarterly earnings call, said that CBS is open to striking a deal with Apple for making its video content available on the Apple TV, as long as the deal is on terms decided by CBS execs.

Moonves had previously detailed his conversation with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in which he turned down an offer to be a part of Apple’s (not yet announced) subscription video service.

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Hulu Plus Now Available on Apple TV

Hulu Plus Now Available on Apple TV

MacRumors reports that Apple has launched the Hulu Plus channel on Apple TV today.

Hulu Plus is a popular online subscription streaming video service. Last year, rumors had claimed that Apple was working on a Hulu Plus app for Apple TV.

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iOS 6 Beta 3 For Apple TV Adds Ability To Stream Audio To AirPlay Enabled Speakers

iOS 6 Beta 3 For Apple TV Adds Ability To Stream Audio To AirPlay Enabled Speakers

iOS 6 beta 3 that was seeded to registered developers a couple of days back, adds the ability to stream audio to AirPlay speakers from the Apple TV.

Previously, the Apple TV could only receive AirPlay streams.

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