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Hands On with Apple TV Software Update 5.0

On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new version of its Apple TV media player, but the company also brought all of that model's software improvements to its predecessor, via Apple TV Software Update 5.0. Here's a look at what the new software brings to both the second- and third-generation Apple TV.

Remains of the Day: Take your best shot

A Retina display screenshot is worth approximately 4000 words, Kodak snaps a picture of Apple's frustrated face, and Microsoft shoots, but may not score, in a licensing imbroglio.

Apple TV (third generation): What you need to know

The third-generation Apple TV, unveiled Wednesday, shows Apple is taking its hobby just a little bit more seriously, thanks to improved video support and an overhauled interface. But there are still plenty of questions about the latest edition. Here’s what we know so far.

Apple unveils new Apple TV with 1080p support, updated UI

Apple unveiled a new Apple TV model on Wednesday, with support for 1080p video and a new user interface, at a special event in San Francisco.

Remains of the Day: Think for yourself

Foxconn is looking through you (or your next iPad), AT&T urges customers to run for their lives (from antiquated wireless networks), and Walter Isaacson says “you won’t see me” (revealing details of the next Apple TV).

Weekly Wrap: iPad 3? Apple TV? These and more fill us with glee!

This week saw numerous headlines in the world of Apple, including an announcement about a special event next week wherein the company just might announce a new version of iWeb. Or, more likely, a new iPad. We cover that story and more in this Seussified edition of the Weekly Wrap.

Will Apple embrace 1080 video on iPad 3 and Apple TV?

In all likelihood, Apple's media event on March 7 will introduce a new iPad, possibly with an improved display. Jonathan Seff also wonders if we'll see 1080p content to go along with it, or if Apple even wants to travel down that rabbit hole.

Remains of the Day: American horror story

Look out: That app accessing your photos is coming from inside your pants. Elsewhere, there's conflicting stories on audio quality in iTunes, a new Italian Apple Store shrouded in secrecy, and spine-tingling Apple event rumors.

This is Tim: Apple CEO talks at investment conference

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook was interviewed on stage at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Macworld transcribed Cook's comments on a number of topics.

Apple to stream McCartney concert live to iTunes, Apple TV

Apple is hosting a live performance by Paul McCartney on February 9 on iTunes and Apple TV. Could this be a harbinger of future live content from the company?

Remains of the Day: Undercover boss

John Browett masqueraded as an ordinary salesman, The Daily reveals its subscriber numbers, and a former Apple product manager unveils the not-so-secret secrets of the iPhone's development.

Apple TV "hobby" nets 1.4M quarterly sales

Apple's "hobby" product, Apple TV, sold a record 1.4 million units in Apple's most recent financial quarter, according to CEO Tim Cook.

Roku announces Streaming Stick for MHL-enabled HDTVs

Roku on Wednesday announced that it would be compressing its traditional set-top software into a thumb drive-sized Streaming Stick, to be available in the second half of 2012.

2011 in review: The year in entertainment

2011 was a big year for digital entertainment. It brought us expanded content options for the Apple TV, the tenth anniversary of the iPod, iTunes Match, AirPlay to the masses, and more.

Apple TV 4.4.4 fixes video playback error

If your Apple TV has been displaying error messages instead of playing certain types of content recently, a software update released Thursday should provide some welcome relief.