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01
DEC
2010

aTV Flash (black) beta now available (Mac only for now)

It is finally here, aTV Flash (black) beta was just released.  There are multiple ways to get your hands on the fresh beta: 1. Existing aTV Flash users can download it for free 2. Pre-Order for aTV Flash (black) is now open at an introductory price of $19.95.  Once aTV Flash is...
24
NOV
2010

aTV flash for Apple TV2 update

fireCore just published some news regarding the development status of the aTV flash application for jailbroken Apple TV2. The installer, and last.fm portion are ready for beta.  The new Apple TV2 iOS 4.2.1 will require some major ajustment but nothing too big. The Couch Surfer is...
17
NOV
2010

aTV Flash beta for Apple TV2 almost ready to be released

fire CORE, the companie behind aTV Flash for 1st gen Apple TV is about to release the 1st beta for the Apple TV2. aTV Flash installer will communicates directly with the AppleTV (no wires or USB drives required) and allows aTV Flash (black) to be installed onto the AppleTV in...
06
OCT
2010

How to Wake Up Your AppleTV G2 With the Remote Application

Image by existentist via Flickr OK, so you have bought the new Apple TV and have been using the very nice iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Remote application to control it. But the thing is that the AppleTV will go to sleep after, by default, 1 hour of idle time.  This is a good thing for...
01
OCT
2010

Apple TV G2 has a fast restore time

I just performed my 1st firmware restore on the Apple TV G2 and I was amazed at how fast the whole process was. I am betting on a fast data rate trough the micro usb interface and fast read/write to flash.  The whole firmware process probably too no longer that 3 minutes, from...
01
OCT
2010

Put Apple TV into DFU Mode [How to Guide]

Image by Michael @ NW Lens via Flickr DFU mode Device Firmware Update is a special mode where the device can still interface with iTunes. In DFU mode the screen will be totally black. StealthBravo has sent a tweet showing how to put the Apple TV in DFU mode. You will be in dire...
27
SEP
2010

AppleTV 2 now shipping

I just got confirmation from Apple that the AppleTV 2 have started shipping… at least to Canada: Based on the Fedex record the unit should be at my door on Wednesday the 29th. Last week some people reported delay in the delivery of the new “hobby” device… but this prove it was...
17
SEP
2010

Airplay is Apple’s ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy | 9 to 5 Mac Airplay is Apple’s ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy

Image via CrunchBase 9to5mac is reporting that the AppleTV will be able to play any h.264 encoded video sent from the iPhone/iPad. This means that as you surf the web and discover something interesting to play you can stream it to your AppleTV. This is huge as it essentially...
25
AUG
2010

Apple to hold ‘special event’ September 1st…

Just like they always do come fall time, Apple will be holding a “special event” on September 1st out in San Francisco, and we’ll be on the ground reporting live. Think we’ll see that new Apple TV we’ve been hearing about? Some iPods? One more things? Yes, probably. via Apple to...
28
MAY
2010

The next Apple TV revealed: cloud storage and iPhone OS on tap… and a $99 price tag

Engardet is reporting that Apple is about to release an Apple TV gen 3 that will compete with Google TV offering. The idea is that it will leverage the Apple A4 processor to run iPhone OS 4 to power the appliance.  The size of the said appliance is roughly equivalent to an iPhone...