Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 7 for developers. The new beta includes many bug fixes and several feature enhancements, and arrives as build is 11A4449a.
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Apple TV makes rearranging the app icons easy enough, but you can also hide channels, services, icons, and apps that you don’t want visible on the screen at all. This is useful as a way of tidying up the Apple TV home screen of apps or services you never use or aren’t interested in watching … Read More
A new update to Apple TV brings streaming access to several popular TV services and networks, including HBO GO, ESPN, Sky News, Qello, and CrunchyRoll. Versioned as 5.3, the update requires a second or third generation Apple TV, and can be downloaded through iTunes or by using the direct firmware links included in this article. … Read More
Ever had a song or album kept on an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and wished you could play it on through the speakers of a Mac, Windows PC, or even a surround sound system on an Apple TV or XBMC media center? Whether it’s at your own house or at a friends, instead of copying … Read More
The Apple TV is a great living room accessory, but many with media center and home theater PC experience prefer more powerful apps like Plex and XBMC for their additional features and broader video codec support. With XBMC you can play almost any video or audio format, access shared network drives for network playback, accept … Read More
You can now sync a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV and use it to navigate and search on the device. This nice little bonus feature arrived along with the iOS 6.1 update, though it’s technically labeled for the Apple TV as 5.2 update, but regardless of the versioning and naming convention it’s an appreciated … Read More
If you’ve always wanted to change how your Apple TV home screen icons where arranged, you’ll be happy the feature has arrived with the Apple TV 5.1 update. Though the top row of icons is stuck where it is, you can arrange the majority of other icons just by doing the following with your remote: … Read More
AirPlay Mirroring arrived on the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, but Macs built before 2011 don’t support the feature, and obviously any OS X version prior to 10.8 won’t have it either. That is, until you run AirParrot, which enables AirPlay Mirroring on any Mac (or Windows PC) running OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Apple has released a new software update for Apple TV that brings a few of the more popular iOS 6 features to the device. Despite sharing some features with iOS 6, the version is labeled as 5.1 with a build of 10A406e. The update includes Photo Stream sharing, new screen savers, the ability to switch … Read More
The first developer beta of iOS 6 is now available to download for anyone registered with Apple’s Developer program. Arriving as beta build 10A5316k, it represents the first time developers outside of Apple will have a look at the new iOS version, which includes over 200 new features. A few of the most anticipated components … Read More
Want to show a quick slideshow to your friends and family of pictures contained within Photo Stream? Assuming you already have Apple TV signed into your iCloud account, do the following: From the main Apple TV menu choose “Internet” and select “Photo Stream” Choose “Slideshow” to start the slideshow By default this will go through … Read More
If you have MKV movie files you’ve probably noticed they can’t be played on an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, or a variety of other players. Not to worry though, because MKV video can be easily converted to the compatible M4V format using a free tool called Subler. If you want to get technical, this isn’t … Read More