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iPhone-controlled iPad Becomes TV Games Console – Can Apple TV Be Far Behind??

Once again, with the technology so obvious that developers are already creating such solutions, there is a future for the Apple TV, as a low cost console for the television that aggregates all your iTunes media, offers internet access and surfing, a full selection of HD or upscaled iPhone apps and higher capacity.

Oh, and the new Apple TV system is controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or future low-cost touch sensitive remote control that will ship in the box with the new product… Continue reading

Apple TV will be iPhone games console, Webush Morgan speaks

We’ve talked before about Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV. Tim Cook even characterised the product as that once again during a recent analysts call – but we suspect Cupertino’s being cunning once again, and one day the Apple TV will morph into something completely different – a games console.

At least one games industry analyst agrees (video below) and it really isn’t a massive stretch right now to imagine how such a step could take place:

First, use an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch as the game controller(s);

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Latest Boxee edition – back on the Apple TV

The Boxee team has just confirmed the return of Boxee to the Apple TV in the following note on the team’s blog, authored by Tom Sella.

“Last week, shortly after Avner’s post on the updated Beta version and the unfortunate lack of AppleTV support (unless you have your SSH teeth fully grown in), the powers that be resurrected the atvusb-creator for Mac.

“Yep. You can now, once more, pwn your AppleTV following these super simple instructions, and get the Boxee Beta on that shiny Apple box. In fact, if you already have Boxee Alpha installed, you should be able to just update Launcher and then update Boxee to achieve the same result

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Boxee Beta Goes Public, Download Now

Boxee-BetaThe Boxee Beta is officially out.

The Beta is available for Mac, Windows and Ubuntu (including 64bit). The version is still not available for Apple TV, yet, but Boxee is working with the atv-creator community, and “look forward to having news on this front”.

The Beta has already been tested by tens of thousands of early access users on all different platforms. Hundreds of bugs have been addressed or noted and the developers are working to resolve these.

“We feel the version deserves the upgrade from Alpha grade to Beta grade, and we’re going to spend the next year improving it, so we can release 1.0 at CES next year,” they said.

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This is what the Apple TV/iPhone combo should do

So this is a video showing an all new iPhone app from premium music and media home digital equipment maker, Kaleidescape. It’s cool – lets you navigate all sorts of things, lets you control and scroll through the screen you see on the system’s control interface, all sorts of things – it’s exactly what an Apple TV controller on an iPhone should be like. Continue reading

Why Apple TV will be games console – Ubisoft

apple-tv1Apple’s plans for the Apple TV continue to sneak into the present, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirming Apple’s growing stance in the games market.

“There’s a new entrant in the business – Apple, with the iPhone,” he said, speaking during his company’s financial results call. “And we don’t think they will stop there.”

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Boxee team release feature-packed new Mac alpha

boxeenew1Media fans be aware: the hard-working Boxee team have issued a fresh statement on their dealings with Hulu (which led to removal of support for the video service from Boxee), and also shipped an al-new alpha version of the software, equipped with an auto-update feature and “App Box” (Boxee’s version of the App Store), AND an RSS reader optimized for video feeds (including Hulu, Google Video, YouTube, and many others).

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UPDATED: Apple TV update boxes with Boxee again

apple-tvApple has once again bashed popular alternate media management and browisng software, Boxee, in the form of a new release of it Apple TV software.

Apple TV 2.3.1 slipped out to users quietly today. The software is only available using the Apple TV’s built-in update engine, but has the effect of rendering Boxee’s software unusable.

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