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Lilbits: Apple leaks, NVIDIA’s ARM CPUs, and PC shipments are (way) up

Every quarter a handful of analysts release reports letting us know if shipments of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices are rising, falling, or flat. Sometimes this data gives us a good idea of current and future trends. This year, I’m not really so sure what it tells us. With that in […]

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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]

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iTunes is dead, long live… Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV

Apple’s iTunes software turned 18 this year. But while it’s just become old enough to vote in US elections, Apple has decided to replace iTunes and divide up its features into a series of separate apps. Of course, iTunes used to do a lot of things including managing and playing music, movies, and podcasts and […]

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Apple pulls iTunes Store support for 1st-gen Apple TV, Windows XP and Vista

The original Apple TV was released a little over 11 years ago. And if you’re still hanging onto one, it’s about to get a lot less useful. Apple has announced that the iTunes Store will no longer work with 1st-gen Apple TV devices starting May 25th. The company is also pulling the plug on iTunes […]

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$179 Apple TV 4K is Apple’s first TV box with… 4K (and HDR)

As expected, Apple is updating its Apple TV line of media streaming devices with its first model supporting 4K content. The cleverly-named Apple TV 4K is also the first Apple TV device to support HDR (high dynamic range) imagery. Apple will be selling 4K HDR movies through iTunes, for the same price as HD content. […]

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Next-gen Apple TV could have A10X chip, 4K video support

Apple is holding an event on September 12th, where the company is expected to launch new iPhone models, possibly including a high-end version with slim bezels and premium specs. But it looks like phones aren’t the only new Apple products on the way. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has found hints in Apple’s code that point to […]

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Apple’s new TV app includes unified search and browse, Minecraft and Twitter coming soon to Apple TV

Apple is introducing new features for its Apple TV hardware, including support for new types of apps (such as Twitter, which allows you to see social media reactions to shows you’re watching), as well as new games coming to the platform (Minecraft is on the way). The company has also unveiled a new TV app […]

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Apple teaches the Apple TV new tricks (single sign-on, Siri, remote app updates and more)

Apple is updating the Apple TV to make it easier to find and play videos and other content. During the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple showed off new features that are coming to Apple TV users this fall. A developer preview is available starting today. There are a number of apps that allow you to […]