To paraphrase the Supremes, R&D can't be hurried and it's a game of give and take. Apple tells Icahn to cool his jets over an Apple TV, which reportedly was scrapped.
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It's about time for Apple's TV "hobby" to become a big deal: A new software platform for third-party apps would help. And the Apple Watch is expected to improve too next month.
There has been talk about Apple and TV for years, but in this analysis, David Gewirtz shows why the time is right for Apple to enter the TV business in a big way and why it could be a big win for consumers and a huge win for Apple.
In Android this week we had news of Cyanogen teaming up with Microsoft, Google will let searchers install Android apps from within search results, and Verizon says Android security is not very good.
Although Apple's yearly conference is aimed at developers, there have been hardware announcements on stage at past events. The time is about right for a new Apple TV.
Cordcutting took another major step forward this week with HBO coming to Apple TV and Sling TV. That is, if it can deal with the traffic load from the Game of Thrones premiere.
Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all admitted that they are being audited by the Australian Taxation Office.
The next Apple TV reportedly won't support the higher resolution 4k format but it won't matter: Cord-cutting and apps is where it's at.
The lower price makes Apple TV slightly more competitive with the likes of Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Roku, among others.
Apple may be running out of ideas. It reinvented the smartphone, the tablet, and most recently the wearable. What next, a car? A smart TV would make more sense first.
The top news in iOS this holiday week had reports of a dual-SIM for iPhone 6, iPad use before bed is bad, and Apple TV may Handoff to your iPad.
Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
If you watch YouTube content on your Apple TV then there are changes coming your way, one of which is that you'll start seeing ads.
Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.
It's only about a month since iOS 8.0 was released so there's not much new in security patches to add to 8.1. Two of the fixes also show up in a new Apple TV version.
Apple's October 16 'iPad/Mac/OS X Yosemite' event is being held at the Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino headquarters campus, but if you own a Mac, iDevice, or Apple TV then you too are invited.
In addition to Mavericks 10.9.5, the company released updates for earlier OS X versions, multiple new versions of Safari, and patches for Xcode, OS X Server and Apple TV.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the TV interface is "terrible," but is there enough consumer interest in revolutionizing TV to make it worth Apple's time entering into the market?
Google's Search app on Android now better caters to the billions of bilingual people in the world.
While there's no doubt that a TV or watch from Apple would be interesting and disruptive – and I'm in no way ruling out such devices in the future – the health related additions to iOS will be far more beneficial to Apple in the short to medium term.
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