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Apple’s TV box has, over the past few years, transformed itself from novelty side-project to amazingly useful living room essential. A new software update has just rolled out to show the diminutive puck some new tricks, but is it the death knell for the oft-rumoured Apple TV set? Read more

Apple’s buying Loewe. Or at least that’s what you’d be lead to believe if you even so much as blinked in Twitter’s general direction over the weekend. The rumour’s since been debunked by Loewe in a statement, but that doesn’t really mean much either way. Thing is, I’ve done some digging, and it seems to be a move that makes sense. Here’s why… Read more

Apple is going to launch a range of TV sets this year. Of this, everyone’s pretty certain. Thing is, where will that leave the Apple TV box? The current line of thinking is that it’ll act as a lesser-specced option. After all, why would you buy a new TV when you can get the same features for £99? But if newly revealed Apple patent applications are anything to go by, this could be wrong. Allow us to explain… Read more

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Today news has broken out that UK TV network ITV sent Apple a letter last year basically saying: ‘You’d best not name your HD TV sets iTV’. Even though it’s now been denied, everyone’s now gearing up to cover a huge legal battle. But I just don’t think it’ll happen. More to the point: if you do, you probably don’t understand the way Apple works… Read more

The tech world is still alive with rumours about the upcoming Apple HD TV sets, but are we all getting ahead of ourselves? Stock shortages and product codes appear to point to a refreshed Apple TV set-top box landing sooner… Read more

Apple is to exclusively broadcast a paul McCartney gig at 3am UK time via Apple TV. No Airplay, no iPads or iPhones needed. Now, if you ask us, that’s the first big step towards Apple’s future TV plans. Just how long until Apple becomes a major TV broadcaster? Read more

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This week sees the yearly Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s a cacophony of tablets, car speaker systems, iPhone cases, washing machines, corpulent analysts in blazers and network infrastructure, but because the mainstream media has only so many column inches to spare, this vast show typically becomes a reductionist competition where hacks attempt to boil it down into as few sweeping trends as possible.

Two years ago, it was 3D TV. Last year, it was still 3D TV. This year, it’s all about smart TVs, hooked up to the internet for on-demand content.

Typically, what’s shown at CES eventually trickles into shops at some point in the summer, but this year it’s different. We’re being shown what we already have. Many of us have smart TV technology in our living rooms already, and we don’t even realise it: case in point, Netflix.

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Apple TV fans will know that 2012 means one thing: it’s the year Apple busts out a range of its own TV sets sporting iOS-infused innards. But you might not have to wait, as a new hack to the existing Apple TV box shows… Read more

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