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Apple TV will be the new digital hub for HomeKit

Your new digital hub awaits.

Your new digital hub awaits.

Hidden in HomeKit documentation published today is the intriguing confirmation that Apple TV will serve as the digital hub for Apple’s new home-automation setup.

It’s a reminder of just how seriously Apple now treats the set-top box that it dismissed as a “hobby” a few years ago.

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Apple TV gets its nature fix with Nat Geo channel

National Geographics is ready to give Apple TV users their nature fix

National Geographics is ready to give Apple TV users their nature fix

Apple probably isn’t going to be launching its new web TV service any month soon, but to hold users over until they can cut cable, Apple has added a new channel from National Geographic to give users their nature fix.

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Apple Web TV service won’t launch at WWDC

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Not just yet.

TV executives are lining up for a chance to possibly ink a deal for Apple’s new streaming TV service, but if you were hoping to ditch cable right after WWDC, you’ll have to keep waiting.

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CBS will ‘probably’ sign Apple TV deal, if the money’s right

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

The new Apple TV streaming service might not be launching as soon as we hoped, but when it does, CBS will probably be part of the package.

CBS CEO Les Moonves made an appearance at Recode’s Code Conference and revealed that he just met with Eddy Cue last week to talk about Apple’s upcoming plans. When asked whether CBS will be apart of the new service, Moongraves said “probably.” However, it’s going to take a lot of money to close the deal.

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Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 with June 8 keynote

WWDC is just around the corner.

WWDC is just around the corner.

Apple updated its official WWDC app this morning, and along with listing hundreds of sessions that will give developers an inside look at the latest iOS and Mac software, the app reveals the conference will kick off with a two-hour keynote June 8.

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Apple wants local stations to stream on Apple TV

Apple's Web TV service might be delayed.

Apple’s Web TV service might be delayed.

Before Apple finally unveils its long-awaited update for the Apple TV, the company is reportedly looking to add a key new feature that rival streaming services don’t have: local TV.

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Enter to win the Apple toy of your choice [Deals]

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Eager to get your hands on the new Apple Watch? In the market for a new iPhone? We’re about to make your day.

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Will Apple really make a TV set? Depends on who you ask

The Loch Ness monster of Apple rumors isn't completely dead yet.

The Loch Ness monster of Apple rumors isn’t completely dead yet.

Rumors surrounding Apple’s plans for TV have been picking up considerably as its Worldwide Developers Conference draws near in June.

But the idea of a standalone Apple TV set (not the little hockey puck that exists already) eventually becoming a reality is starting to look pretty bleak. Not everyone has given up hope, though. As the biggest proponent of the Apple HDTV rumor throws in the towel, one of the world’s most powerful investors remains convinced that it will happen.

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New patent hints at hands-free gaming on Apple TV

Forget joysticks, this could be the future of gaming.

Forget joysticks, this could be the future of gaming.

There have been plenty of rumors about the refreshed Apple TV set to arrive at WWDC, but two of the biggest concern the fact that it will feature a revolutionary gesture-based user interface and a new focus on gaming.

Possibly tying into that is a newly-published patent from Apple, which describes a pattern projector which would use laser beams to map the 3D space between the device and a user — thereby allowing a person to carry out motions as a way of interacting with specific apps.

And, yes, that includes games.

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Apple execs killed plans to make UltraHD TV last year

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Not just yet.

As it turns out, not only is Apple not pursuing an entry into the UltraHD TV market, but it stopped development on the project last year.

That’s not to say that it won’t ever grace your living room (even more than it already is), but maybe don’t chuck out your old TV just yet.

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