Apple reveals how long its devices typically last


How long do you keep your Apple devices?
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How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky?

While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by rivals, the company offers a clue in a newly released document concerning Apple and its commitment to the environment.

Don’t wake the baby! Use Bluetooth headphones with Apple TV


Use Bluetooth headphones to watch Apple TV quietly.
Use Bluetooth headphones to watch Apple TV quietly.
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If you’re anything like me, you knew that the new 4th-generation Apple TV supported Bluetooth devices like the Siri Remote, game controllers, and even keyboards, but you didn’t twig to the fact that it might also let you use Bluetooth headphones, too.

In point of fact, though, it does support them, letting you watch Netflix or game on your Apple TV without the sound of your activities waking the baby or a sleeping partner. How great is that?

Here’s how to set it up.

HTC 10 supports Apple AirPlay right out of the box

HTC 10 will stream straight to Apple TV.
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If you’re thinking about swapping your iPhone for the new HTC 10, that decision just got a lot easier.

HTC has made its new flagship compatible with Apple’s AirPlay platform right out of the box, allowing it to play nicely with your Apple TV and other AirPlay devices without any additional hardware or software.

Kobe Bryant’s Apple TV ad is genuinely hilarious


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One of Apple's funniest ad pairings in years?
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Apple dropped a new ad for its fourth-generation Apple TV over the weekend, and it’s actually hilarious!

Called “Father Time,” the ad features Lakers player Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan (of Chronicle and Creed fame) as they bicker while showing off Apple TV’s smart Siri Remote and App Store. Check it out below.

This week’s hottest deals on iPhone SE, iPad Pro, Apple TV and more


Big and hot: the iPad Pro is the BBW of tablets.
Ready to grab an iPad Pro? There's a deal for you.
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We’ve recently seen the first deals on both unlocked and subsidized iPhone SEs, plus the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the iPad Pro 13-inch 128GB Wi-Fi. These deals and more are in this roundup of the best Apple deals you’ll find online this week.