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2010 in review: The year in entertainment

2010 brought us a totally revamped Apple TV, a new crop of iPods, iTunes 10, and much more. Here’s a quick wrap-up of some of the big events of the past 12 months in the world of Apple and entertainment.

Apple TV, from avocation to vocation

Analyst Michael Gartenberg looks at how Apple is guiding the new Apple TV from hobby status to full-fledged business.

Apple TV to hit one million sales this week

Apple announced on Tuesday that the company is due to sell its one millionth second-generation Apple TV later this week.

Remains of the Day: Time and again

Redmond once again starts its photocopiers, while Motorola insists it's breaking the mold for tablets, and Google TV goes back to the drawing table.

Gifts for media lovers

Dan Frakes joins host Chris Breen to talk about holiday gifts for the media lovers in your life.

Apple TV 4.1.1 update corrects minor bugs

Apple on Tuesday released an Apple TV software update that corrects minor playback and downloading bugs.

Netflix scores Disney-produced movies, TV shows

The online video giant can now stream a wealth of new content from Disney and ABC studios, including TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs, as well as films like High School Musical.

Remains of the Day: Leftovers

The turkey and stuffing may be gone, but there's still plenty of leftovers in the tech world. Help yourself to the latest missive from Steve Jobs, another case of Apple laying the smack down, and some wishful photoshopping by Verizon.

TiVo Premiere app turns iPad into remote, program guide

Tivo has announced the Tivo Premiere app for iPad, which will let Tivo customers browse full-screen program guides on their iPads without interrupting playback, schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings while on-the-go, and control playback with simple gestures, among other things.

Netflix raises prices, introduces streaming-only plan

Netflix on Monday raised rates for its DVD plans, and also introduced a new, cheaper streaming-only plan.

Hands on with AirPlay for Apple TV

Jason Snell spend the weekend with an Apple TV running the new AirPlay-compatible software. Here's his hands-on report on how this new video-sharing technology works.

Apple to enable AirPlay with Apple TV 4.1 software update

Apple will release an Apple TV 4.1 software update on Monday, enabling AirPlay as well as VoiceOver accessibility.

First look: Orb TV Video Player

The Orb TV, a new entry into the video player arena, has an interesting mixture of features, but fails to perform in the end.

Hulu Plus leaves preview, drops price

Video streaming site Hulu announced on Wednesday that its Hulu Plus subscription service is now available to all at a lower price and with a new hardware partner.

aTV Flash progressing for new Apple TV, beta soon

This modification that supports features like playing content from a USB drive and streaming from more services is almost ready for the new Apple TV.