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Turn an Apple TV 2 into a Web Server

May 18, 2011 - 11 Comments
Turn Apple TV2 into a Web Server

So you already setup your Apple TV2 to run XBMC, and now you’re bored with it. Why not turn the ATV2 into a webserver like the guys at MacMiniVault did? Yes this link opens a web page served from an Apple TV2. You can do this yourself with your own Apple TV without too much … Read More

AirPlay compatible TV’s coming soon?

Mar 25, 2011 - 1 Comment
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Apple is looking to license AirPlay to TV manufacturers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. TV’s with built-in AirPlay support would allow users to stream media directly from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and other Apple hardware, directly to the TV without the need of an Apple TV box. The “devices that could … Read More

Jailbreak Apple TV 2 with iOS 4.3 using Seas0nPass

Mar 14, 2011 - 7 Comments

Seas0nPass is probably the best Apple TV 2 jailbreak and it has been updated to work with iOS 4.3. The latest iOS is well worth installing on ATV2, it brings AirPlay support, has MLB.TV and NBA live streaming, and includes Netflix surround sound. Sounds good huh? The only downside is Seas0nPass is currently a tethered … Read More

Sync a TV Remote with an Apple TV

Mar 12, 2011 - 3 Comments

If you’re not a fan of the AppleTV remote, or you just don’t want yet another remote control laying around your coffee table, you can sync a standard TV remote with an Apple TV. This should work with virtually any TV remote, cable remote, DVD/Blu-ray remotes, and universal remotes. How to Sync a TV Remote … Read More

Enter DFU Mode on the Apple TV 2

Jan 30, 2011 - 2 Comments

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and Apple TV 2 has DFU mode like the iPhone does. This allows you to tweak and install firmware and is necessary for some of the hacks available to the device. How to enter DFU mode on the Apple TV 2 Getting into DFU mode on the ATV2 is … Read More

How to Install XBMC on Apple TV 2

Jan 21, 2011 - 34 Comments
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The excellent media center software XBMC has finally come to Apple TV 2, but beyond being a great media center, if you’re wondering why else you should care I’ll sum it up in one word: 1080p. Yes, using XBMC, you can unleash 1080p video playback on the $99 Apple TV2… the playback suffers from occasional … Read More

Seas0nPass Apple TV Jailbreak Now Available

Jan 12, 2011 - 5 Comments

Seas0nPass is a new jailbreak tool built exclusively for the AppleTV running iOS 4.1.1 (ie: iOS 4.2.1 for AppleTV). The app makes it very easy to jailbreak the AppleTV by creating custom IPSW in a similar fashion to PwnageTool, and Seas0nPass also gives a one-click tethered boot option (read: Tethered vs Untethered Jailbreak). Note that … Read More

Convert video to iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV easily with Handbrake

Jan 4, 2011 - 5 Comments
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Handbrake is famously known to allow you to rip DVD’s but the new version also works wonders as a video conversion tool to get your favorite videos and movies onto your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. If you’re new to video conversion, don’t worry, Handbrake is extremely easy to use and it’s free … Read More

Stream from iTunes to Apple TV with new Remote app

Dec 23, 2010 - 3 Comments
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Apple has released an update to the iOS Remote app and it offers some pretty significant feature updates, but perhaps most significantly is AirPlay support. This means that using Remote you can now stream videos from iTunes on a computer (Mac OS X or Windows) to an Apple TV. Features of Remote 2.1 are: AirPlay … Read More

Pwnage Tool 4.1 Download Now Available

Oct 20, 2010 - 9 Comments
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The iPhone Dev Team just released Pwnage Tool 4.1 for download. The latest PwnageTool update works to jailbreak the following devices with the 4.1 firmware: new Apple TV, iPad, iPod touch 3G & 4G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G. Why is the PwnageTool 4.1 release useful? Pwnage Tool allows you to restore to … Read More

New Apple TV plays 1080p, outputs as 720p

Oct 1, 2010 - 1 Comment
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More good news on the new Apple TV front, the new device actually does play 1080p content that is streamed to it, but it downscales the video quality to 720p. This means that your existing 1080p content is being decoded and will still work on the new Apple TV, although for now it is being … Read More

New Apple TV Specs: 256MB RAM, 8GB Storage, A4 CPU

Sep 30, 2010 - 5 Comments
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Apple told everyone that the new Apple TV had an A4 chip, HDMI out with 720p support, WiFI, etc, but what everyone wanted to know was what the actual device hardware specs were… how much RAM does it have, how much local storage, does it run iOS? Now we know, here are the Apple TV … Read More

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