During yesterday's WWDC opening keynote, Apple revealed the latest version of their operating system for the Apple TV, tvOS. Part of that announcement was that iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Vision-supported movies in the world, and these titles will also include Dolby Atmos audio for free. But what are Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos?
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Apple, the good design company, bundles its Apple TV with a pitch-black and horizontally symmetrical remote. This means that if you can find the remote in the dark, you're likely to grab it by the wrong end, grasping the touchpad and clicking the wrong button. Thankfully you can fix that by attaching an ugly spot of colour to your remote.
After news broke that nearly every processor in your computers and mobile devices was vulnerable to attack thanks to two security flaws -- Meltdown and Spectre -- companies like Microsoft and Google have released patches to shore up the security of their respective operating systems and devices. Apple is now joining the party, releasing a statement about its affected devices and instructing its users to update their devices.
Apple's new iPhones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten) have been announced along with a new Apple TV that can do 4K content and a new Apple Watch with integrated cellular comms. What's all this mean for the enterprise? I take a look at some of the features that the new devices and updated operating systems bring.
Windows/Mac: The high-flying Aerial screensaver is one of my favourite things about the 4th generation Apple TV. It looks so cool I often find myself watching it instead of catching up on my Netflix shows. Here's how to get it on your Mac or PC.
Pangu, the team behind the most recent jailbreaks on iOS, have just released a jailbreak for the Apple TV. There are a lot of caveats for using it, including the fact you'll need to still be running tvOS 9.0/9.0.1.
VLC is one of those fantastic little apps we've all come to love, and today Apple TV users can finally get in on the action with the new Apple TV app.
Windows/Mac: We've seen a variety of options for sending video from your computer to your Chromecast with Chrome or even the command line, but if you're looking for more of an all-in-one solution, Airflow's an app that will send just about any video to Chromecast or Apple TV from your Windows or Mac computer.
You can play games on the new Apple TV with the fancy remote it comes with, but let's face it, some games are just better with a real controller. If you have your own MFi certified Bluetooth controller, you can just use that.