New Remote app for Apple TV is now available to the public


Remote app for Apple TV on iPhone
Say hello to the new Remote app.
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Controlling the new Apple TV just got a lot easier today now that Apple has finally released a brand-new version of its Remote app for iOS.

The all new Remote app can completely replace the Siri Remote that comes with Apple TV, allowing watchers to take full control of their viewing experience, without having to put down their iPhone.

Apple’s hardline negotiating tactics stalled TV expansion


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An Apple TV streaming service will probably never come.
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The tough negotiating tactics made famous by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs are starting to hurt the company in the era of Tim Cook, according to a new report that reveals the company’s planned TV service failed to launch as a result.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services, supposedly angered TV industry execs more than any other Apple employee during the negotiations with companies such as Disney and Time Warner.

Adobe Lightroom comes to Apple TV

Review edits with friends and clients and zoom in on the detail with Adobe Lightroom for Apple TV.
Review edits with friends and clients and zoom in on the detail with Adobe Lightroom for Apple TV.
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We’re doing everything on our smallest screen, even photography. But Adobe knows that bigger may still be better when it comes to reviewing, sharing and enjoying those pictures.

Adobe, renowned for its imaging and multimedia software, announced Tuesday it is bringing Lightroom to Apple TV. It is now available in the App Store for a free download, but it will require a fourth generation Apple TV and a Creative Cloud subscription login.

Critical flaw leaves all Apple devices open to password thieves


Update your devices today to be safe.
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If you haven’t already installed Apple’s latest round of software updates, go do it now.

A flaw in earlier versions of iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS makes it possible for hackers to remotely steal saved passwords from your Apple devices without your knowledge.