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Apple TV 4.2.1 update addresses flickering and sound issues

Apple has quietly pushed out an update for its second-generation Apple TV running iOS. The Apple TV 4.2.1 update addresses a couple of incredibly annoying bugs, which we've personally suffered from, including a flickering picture and a lack of audio when switching through sources on some TVs and AV receivers. The update should also cure the problem of the Apple TV sleeping with the fishes and...

Seas0nPass untethered Apple TV jailbreak now available for Mac

We saw the Chronic Dev Team push out a Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 last week, but now FireCore have brought the same jailbreak components to their Apple TV offering in an update to their nice and simple Seas0nPass jailbreak tool. Currently only available for Mac, Apple TV owners rocking Apple TV 4.1.1, which confusingly runs iOS 4.2.1, can use the tool to get their jailbreak on...

GreenPois0n RC6 rolls out untethered Apple TV jailbreak

While other iOS devices have had the pleasure of untethered jailbreaks for a while, where you don't have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot, the Apple TV was left out of that party -- until now. The Chronic Dev Team have released GreenPois0n RC6, which adds a little coding magic from the NitoTV team to enable the current generation Apple TV to go tetherless. While not being able to reboot your...

XBMC launches on new Apple TV, iPhone and iPad with 1080p video decoding

Hold tight new Apple TV fans, this news may rock your ever-loving world: XBMC, the open-source media center software that spawned offshoots like Plex and Boxee, has just launched on the jailbroken second generation Apple TV bringing 1080p video playback with it. Sure, we've had aTV Flash (black) to play with, but until now, the full potential of your little $99 media puck has been difficult to...

Seas0nPass jailbreak app released for new Apple TV

Itching to get your second generation Apple TV jailbreak on? Well now you can scratch that itch, thanks to the team at fireCore and their Seaso0nPass Apple TV jailbreak app. Created exclusively for the new Apple TV, Seas0nPass allows you to create custom IPSW files (firmware), and restore them with iTunes to your mini media-machine. It works in a very similar manner to the infamous Pwnage Tool,...

iOS Remote 2.1 update gives you iTunes AirPlay streaming control

Apple pushed out a new update to its universal iOS Remote app that adds some slick new functionality. If you happen to own an Apple TV as well the requisite iOS device, you can now use the app to control the AirPlay streaming of video to it from your iTunes on your computer. Remote 2.1 also lets you control Internet radio playback in iTunes on your computer, something you bizarly couldn't do...

Apple TV to get Last.fm and Web browser via jailbreak app aTV Flash (black)

The folks over at FireCore have announced that they're almost there with their second-generation Apple TV version of aTV Flash (black) -- a software suite that currently includes 'Couch Surfer,' a basic Web browser implementation, and Last.fm streaming. FireCore aim to have the first public beta out within the next two weeks, possibly even as early as next week, with the installer requiring 'no...

YouTube will have AirPlay support in iOS 4.2

A couple of weeks ago, AirPlay support for YouTube videos mysteriously disappeared from beta versions of iOS 4.2, the latest update to Apple's mobile OS. That meant users couldn't stream YouTube vids from their iPhones and iPads to their desktops and AppleTVs. With the release of the iOS 4.2 golden master to developers yesterday, though, AirPlay is back in the YouTube app, and it's better than...

New Apple TV now available in UK Apple retail stores

In a follow up to our previous rumor story on a possible LoveFilm-Apple TV video rental streaming deal, Apple's latest content box is now available at UK Apple retail stores in exchange for 99 of your hard-earned pounds (that's about $157!) There's no evidence of a LoveFilm streaming link at the moment, but we're not giving up hope of a deal in the near future. For the meantime, UK Apple TV...

Apple TV delayed in the UK due to LoveFilm deal?

Having just got off the phone with Apple's UK flagship store on London's Regent Street, inquiring about the availability of the new Apple TV in the UK -- an "informed" store representative told us that Apple's waiting to try and secure a deal with LoveFilm before releasing stock. She said that Apple's newest media box should be available sometime next week. What with Netflix streaming...

Apple updates Remote app to work with iPad and new AppleTV

Apple's Remote app was one of the best early iPhone apps, but it's been ages since an update. Well, Apple was finally forced to give Remote a little refresh, because the software has to keep up with Apple's new hardware. Most of what's new in Remote is compatibility with the latest Apple devices: it's got Retina-friendly graphics for the iPhone 4, native graphics for the iPad, the ability to...

iTunes 10 now available to download

Just a quick note to say that the wait is over: iTunes 10 is now available to download. If the iTunes page shows the old logo, hit Ctrl+F5 to refresh the page. For more details, check Jay's post -- or indeed, just peruse the Apple site! There seems to be a lot of fallout over the 99-cent TV episodes, and the complete lack of Facebook integration in iTunes Ping -- we'll try to cover it in...

Apple TV, amongst other things, now mixes your music!

Not only was there an update to iTunes today but there was also a software update for the Apple TV media center box thingee! With it there's a shiny press release and overhauled website. If you haven't heard of Apple TV, it's their answer to the Windows Media Center -- just plug it into an HD TV, connect to a Mac or PC running iTunes via your local network... and blam! All of those lovely...

Rowmote: control your Mac or AppleTV from your iPhone

There are a few different iPhone-based options to remotely control your Mac, but Rowmote might be the most complete. Instead of just controlling your media via Front Row, it can actually switch applications on your Mac. The list of apps you can use from Rowmote is impressive, including everything from PowerPoint to VLC to PandoraJam, and it also works with AppleTV. For 99 cents, that's not too...

Tooble: get YouTube videos on iPod, iPhone, AppleTV

There are other programs that can download videos from YouTube for Apple devices, but Tooble requires only a few clicks to do the entire process of download, convert, and copy to iTunes. Tooble is free for Mac 10.4+ and requires a (free) install of Perian for the conversion work. To use Tooble, either enter a YouTube video URL or use one of the helpful sidebar options like "Popular Videos,"...