Apple admits ‘grand vision’ for TV

Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the firm has “a very grand vision” for the TV space, but declined to comment on persistent speculation that the firm is readying an Apple branded TV set.  Speaking at the 11th D: All Things Digital conference in California yesterday, Cook said: “When you look at the TV experience, […]

Apple hits 50 billion app downloads

Apple has hit 50 billion app downloads through its App Store, the firm confirmed. The new milestone comes just months after Apple hit 40 billion downloads – in January of this year – having notched up nearly 20 billion downloads in 2012 alone. Apple launched the App Store for iOS devices in 2008, following the […]

iTunes dominates online video, says NPD

Apple’s iTunes store accounted for a massive 67% of electronic sell-through for TV shows last year, dominating the home digital-video sector, according to market research firm NPD.  According to the US stats, iTunes also accounted for 65% of online sales for feature-length movies and also took a 45% share of the online movie rental market. […]

Adobe CTO moves to Apple

Apple has appointed Adobe’s chief technology officer Kevin Lynch as vice president of technology.  Lynch, who joined Adobe through its acquisition of Macromedia in 2005, will report to senior vice president Bob Mansfield. At Adobe Lynch was responsible for innovation the company’s “long-term technology vision.” His defection to Apple comes despite a previous spat between […]

HBO Go now ready for Apple AirPlay

HBO president and COO, Eric Kessler, announced yesterday that the HBO Go TV Everywhere service is now compatible with Apple’s AirPlay. The update means that Apple users with the HBO Go app can now stream content from the premium programmer straight from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to their HDTV using Apple TV. Kessler […]

HBO Go reportedly to join Apple TV later this year

Apple is reportedly in talks to carry HBO Go on the Apple TV platform in the US by the middle of this year. According to Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the plan, The deal will enable Apple TV users to access some 1,700 films and TV shows from HBO. Apple TV already includes Netflix and […]

Apple TV may take longer than expected

Apple may take longer than expected to enter the TV business fully with a new flatscreen device, according to US press reports, citing a company update by Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves following a briefing he received from Apple’s senior vice-president for internet services Eddy Cue and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer. Cue reportedly said […]

Google’s Motorola files suit against Apple

Google’s Motorola Mobility unit has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, alleging that the latter has violated its intellectual property. The company has filed a complaint with the US international Trade Commission alleging that Apple has infringed seven patents, including patens covering the Siri voice-activation system used on the latest generation of iPhones. Motorola […]

Apple pulls YouTube app

Apple is to stop providing pre-loaded YouTube apps in its latest iOS software for iPads and iPhones. The technology giant said in statement that the licence to include the Google-owned YouTube app in its operating system had ended, meaning it will not be included as standard in the iOS 6 software. “Customers can use YouTube […]

Now TV launches on Apple devices

Now TV, BSkyB’s new online platform, is now available on iPhones and iPads. The streaming service launched earlier this month offering movies from the Sky Movies channels initially on Android devices, PCs and Macs. A Now TV app is now available from Apple’s iTunes Store making the service available to devices running the iOS operating […]