Apple Releases tvOS 9.2 Beta 2

Apple Releases tvOS 9.2 Beta 2

Today, Apple seeded another round of new beta software, including iOS 9.3 beta 2, Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan beta 2, watchOS 2.2 beta 2, and of course, tvOS 9.2 beta 2. This new round comes exactly on schedule, two weeks after the first round. tvOS 9.2, like just about everything else in this beta cycle, includes a number of new features for a minor update. The main features are the ability to pair…

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Hands On with tvOS 9.2 Beta

Hands On with tvOS 9.2 Beta

Earlier this week, Apple released all new betas for all of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3, Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2. It was actually the first watchOS beta since watchOS 2 over the Summer, so this is all kind of a big deal. tvOS 9.2 brings an update that most owners of the new Apple TV have anxiously been waiting for, the reappearance of the Podcasts app. Of…

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Apple Releases tvOS 9.2 Beta in a New Way

Apple Releases tvOS 9.2 Beta in a New Way

Today, Apple went hog wild in releasing betas. By this point, I know what you’re thinking. “Rich, why don’t you write about them all in one article?” I’m glad you asked. It’s because I publish the release notes in each one. This one covers tvOS 9.2 beta. Yes, the Podcasts app is back. BOOM! Also news is that Apple released the iOS and tvOS betas in a new way. Rather than releasing images that the…

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Apple Releases iOS 9.2, Xcode 7.2

Apple Releases iOS 9.2, Xcode 7.2

Today, Apple released iOS 9.2 and Xcode 7.2 to the public. At the time of this writing, there’s still no sign of Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan or tvOS, or even a watchOS update, but then again, Apple still hasn’t updated their developer site to reflect today’s updates, so anything could happen. Apple was pushing out new betas for iOS 9.2, Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2, and Xcode 7.2 weekly until…

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Fourth Generation Apple TV Video Review

Fourth Generation Apple TV Video Review

If you’re an Apple user, you’re probably pretty excited about the new Apple TV. After all, you probably came over from the third generation model, which is a pretty big deal. I got my Apple TV on October 30, the day it came out. I’ve been using it ever since, on and off. It’s not something I use all the time, mainly because other boxes do the same thing, in many ways better. Have a…

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Comparing the Third and Fourth Generation Apple TV

Comparing the Third and Fourth Generation Apple TV

I’ve been using the fourth generation Apple TV for about three weeks now. It’s fantastic. Is it the best set top box you can buy? Well, maybe if you have an iPhone. To be quite honest, it really doesn’t do anything that no other set top box on the market can do. If you’re living completely in the Apple ecosystem, on the other hand, the new Apple TV opens up all kinds of new worlds…

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Apple Releases tvOS 9.1 Beta 3

Apple Releases tvOS 9.1 Beta 3

Today, Apple released yet another beta of both iOS 9.2 and tvOS 9.1. Yesterday was Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan, so it really appears that Apple seems to be doing this weekly now. There’s not a whole lot that’s new in tvOS 9.1 beta 3, as it’s the third revision of a minor update. I also haven’t installed this build yet, but you’re free to comb through the release notes below.

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Apple Releases tvOS 9.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple Releases tvOS 9.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple released another round of betas today, making it seem like they’re now on a weekly cycle. tvOS 9.1 will be the first update to tvOS since its debut last month with the new Apple TV. Of course, Apple has always released Apple TV beta software to developers, despite never having an App Store before. It would always come alongside iOS betas and it would just be called Apple TV beta. The funny thing is…

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Apple TV Unboxing and First Impressions

Apple TV Unboxing and First Impressions

Last Friday, Apple finally released the long awaited Apple TV. Let me break down long awaited. They announced it at the iPhone event on September 9, but Apple TV users have been waiting for this for years. I see people posting things to social media like “this is going to open up a whole new TV viewing experience for me!” For many of us, the new Apple TV is the first streaming box that the…

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Apple Releases First Post-GM tvOS Beta

Apple Releases First Post-GM tvOS Beta

Apple released new betas of all of their stuff today. We saw iOS 9.2 Beta 2, we saw Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta 2, we got Xcode 7.2 Beta 2, and of course, tvOS 9.1 Beta. I want to take a moment to talk about version numbers. Apple TV, despite never having an App Store, would always release betas alongside iOS. They were always one version behind. For example, the last update that…

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