tvOS 13 to get multi-user support, expanded game controllers, more

tvOS 13 to get multi-user support, expanded game controllers, more

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple previewed tvOS 13, the operating system for its Apple TV 4K set-top box. The latest version gains an immersive new Home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade; expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screen savers filmed under the sea.

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WWDC 2018: tvOS 12 adds Dolby Atmos sound, Zero Sign On, new Aerial screensavers

WWDC 2018: tvOS 12 adds Dolby Atmos sound, Zero Sign On, new Aerial screensavers

tvOS always seems to be the "poor cousin" at the WWDC events, but this year the operating system had its share of fascinating announcements. Sales of the tiny set-top box grew 50 percent year-over-year, primarily on the capabilities of the Apple TV 4K. 

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AWT News Update: December 19, 2017

AWT News Update: December 19, 2017

A website app gets banned from the App Store for just mentioning jailbreaking, iTunes Movies has 4K HDR bundles for Christmas, and a lot of new banks are supporting Apple Pay worldwide:

  • AppleInsider's app was updated for iPhone X...and then rejected from the App Store because a headline showed the word "jailbreak"
  • Getting an Apple TV 4K for Christmas? There's a sale on 4K HDR bundles in the iTunes Movie store
  • Apple Pay expands to more banks and credit unions in the USA, as well as in China, Finland, France and Ireland
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AWT News Update: December 8, 2017

AWT News Update: December 8, 2017

We've been on hiatus this week due to an illness in the family, but we're back today with some interesting and fun news in the world of Apple:

  • Apple's attempt to ban spam or nonfunctional apps from the App Store is hurting legitimate businesses and a CA congressman is asking them to reconsider
  • iMore's Rene Ritchie shared a fun little Easter egg in an Apple app
  • Have SiriusXM in your car or office? You can now use your subscription to stream all 200+ channels to your Apple TV
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AWT TV Episode 30: December 5, 2017

AWT TV Episode 30: December 5, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

It's December, the month in which the wonderful holiday of Christmas takes place. Since gift-giving has become a part of the holiday tradition, tonight Marty and Steve talk about some gift ideas for the tech-oriented people in your life.

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AWT News Update: December 1, 2017

AWT News Update: December 1, 2017

Wow, it's December already? We have a trio of time-related stories for you today that all have to do with things that should happen by the end of the year:

  • Apple let developers know that they need to submit only 64-bit Mac apps to the Mac App Store starting January 1st
  • Remember the promise from Amazon that the Prime Video app would be available for tvOS by the end of the year? TidBITS blogger Josh Centers says they're still promising the release by the end of December
  • Expect iOS 11.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to show up soon -- like next week. The sixth beta shipped to developers today
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AWT News Update: November 29, 2017

AWT News Update: November 29, 2017

On today's podcast, we applaud Turkish developer Lemi Ergin for "outing" the macOS High Sierra root authentication bug, talk about an upcoming art exhibit featuring ARKit content, and have news about the new Sports section in the TV app for iOS and tvOS:

  • No good deed goes unpunished, with a lot of developers criticizing Lemi Ergin for publicly tweeting about the root authentication bug to get Apple's attention
  • At the start of Miami's Art Week on December 5, the Perez Art Museum Miami will open an exhibit that uses Apple hardware, software, and development tools to emphasize the impact of invasive species
  • The latest betas of iOS and tvOS feature the long-awaited Sports section in the TV app
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AWT News Update: November 15, 2017

AWT News Update: November 15, 2017

On today's Apple World Today News Update podcast, we have news of a couple of deals that you might want to take advantage of before Black Friday next week:

  • DirecTV Now will be offering a free 32GB Apple TV 4K if you prepay for 4 months of the service
  • The iPhone X is now shipping in 2 to 3 weeks...which could be good or bad news
  • Apple retail stores are selling an Alpine White DJI Mavic Pro drone combo for $1049.95, and it's a pretty good deal
  • GymKit is starting to roll out at a group of fitness centers in Australia
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AWT TV Episode 27: November 7, 2017

AWT TV Episode 27: November 7, 2017

What a great week! Last Friday marked the official debut of the iPhone X, and it's a game-changer. Marty talked about how he decided to go back to the Apple TV 4K after having returned his first one. The issue that caused him to make that decision earlier was that the device upscaled everything to 4K, which didn't look all that good for some shows. Apple has announced that an update will soon fix the problem so that movies and shows will appear in their native resolution.

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