Apple’s New iPhone and Apple TV Ad Will Make You Cry

It’s a tearjerker. And it will also probably sell a lot of iPhones.
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Apple TV Adds Bloomberg, Crackle, KOR-TV and Watch ABC Channels

Apple continues to flesh out its Apple TV set-top-box offering, quietly adding handful after handful of new channels to the service. On Wednesday, the company added to its Apple TV “hobby” Bloomberg TV, Crackle and KOR-TV, alongside cable subscriber access to local ABC affiliates via a “Watch ABC” channel. Today’s additions join a number of new entertainment options that have appeared on Apple TV in recent months, including PBS, HBO, The Disney Channel and ESPN.

Two Houses, One Cable TV Bill

Walt answers questions from readers about streaming TV from one house to another and the search for smartphones without cameras.

Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense

Signed, sealed, delivered.
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Apple TV Adds Yahoo, PBS

Apple’s Web TV box gets a little bit bigger.
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Netflix Gives Most, but Not All, of Its TV Viewers a New Look

Guess why Netflix can’t overhaul its look for some devices — like Apple’s Apple TVs, and Microsoft’s new Xbox One.
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No Amazon TV Box for Christmas

Jeff Bezos’s box was supposed to take on Apple TV and Roku. But that fight has been pushed back to next spring.
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EA Founder Trip Hawkins Teases New Education Startup, Predicts Intense Disruption in Living Room

And Apple isn’t even one of his Top 5 candidates to win that disruption.
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iLife, iWork Get Refreshed for OS X Mavericks and iOS, Free With Purchase of New Device

The new versions of iLife and iWork are available today and free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS device.
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The Convergence Tipping Point

The convergence revolution is in its most disruptive phase in television.
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That Apple TV Refresh Is Coming Next Week