First Generation Apple TV Facing Issues When Connecting To iTunes

It looks like the first generation Apple TV units are unable to connect to iTunes. Users from around the world seem to be facing this issue. This was first reported on April 17th when a thread was started on Apple’s official support forums. By now that thread has become quite lengthy with repeated complaints by first-gen Apple TV users who are unable to make their set-top boxes connect to iTunes. The first generation Apple TV was released back in 2007 and the company sold it until 2010, so there are quite a few of them out there.

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Moto E Specifications Leaked

Recently we picked up on a rumor about Motorola launching a new smartphone this May. Apparently this device will arrive in three different models and will primarily be destined for emerging markets. Latest reports suggest that this smartphone might be called Moto E, and much like the existing Moto G, it may be slim, compact and competitively priced. It is actually expected to be thinner than the Moto G.

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10 Hidden Features Of Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung has a habit of loading feature packed software on its premium smartphones, not that I’m complaining, though this often makes it hard for the average user to figure out just how all of them work. Most users don’t go beyond some of the device’s biggest features, which are often touted in advertisements and promotional materials. Fact is, often there are quite a few features that go unnoticed. Not to worry though, the 10 hidden features of Samsung Galaxy S5 list created by the company itself has your back.

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BlackBerry is soldiering on despite quarter after quarter of losses. The company looks towards the future as it aims to be profitable by 2015. To do that it must revamp its hardware offerings and improve software. BlackBerry is working hard on both fronts, with new devices expected in the coming months, as well a major software update. A video has appeared online of a very early BlackBerry 10.3 OS build, showing off some of the features that are expected in this update.

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HTC Hires Former Samsung Marketing Guru

Its no secret that HTC has an image problem. The company itself has accepted that it needs to do more when it comes to marketing. Despite the fact that it has created some of the most well received high-end smartphones, they haven’t been able to compete against their rivals. Earlier in the week it was rumored that HTC had hired Paul Golden, a former US chief marketing officer from Samsung. HTC has confirmed the hiring, Golden initially has a three month contract and will report directly to HTC chairperson Cher Wang.

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Sketchy Photo Of iOS 8 On iPhone 5S Appears Online

At Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8. While we have already heard a lot about what to expect from the upcoming major software update we still haven’t seen official images, and we won’t until WWDC 2014. However a sketchy image has appeared online showing off what is claimed to be an iOS 8 beta build running on iPhone 5S. Even if it corroborates with some of the rumors we have heard about iOS 8, it is highly likely that this photo might be fake.

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Verizon Galaxy S4 KitKat Release Expected May 2nd

Even though Google released Android 4.4 KitKat last year it has still taken carriers a lot of time to roll out the latest update for their customers. In the U.S. Verizon is one of the few carriers that still haven’t released KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S4. That might be about to change in the near future though. A purported leaked internal memo from Big Red reads that Verizon Galaxy S4 KitKat update release is going to take place on May 2nd.

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Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone To Target Weed Growhouses

Law enforcement agencies, such as the DEA in the US, have used thermal imaging cameras for a long time to locate marijuana growhouses. That’s because the hydroponic lights used for indoor growing operations give off a significant amount of heat, making them vulnerable to detection through the aforementioned cameras. When they come across a growhouse, they bust it. A crook in the UK is doing the opposite. By attaching a heat seeking camera to a drone, he seeks out growhouses and steals their weed, or compel them to pay “tax,” a fancy word for extortion.

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Beats Music Embraces In App Subscriptions To Drive Subscriber Base

Beats Music is a relatively new on-demand music streaming service. Due to its intelligent recommendation features the service has actually become quite popular over the past few months. While the app is free to download users must pay $9.99 per month after their 7-day free trial ends. Previously Beats Music circumvented Apple’s in-app purchase system to let potential subscribers pay through carrier billing or its own website, that way it wouldn’t have to give Cupertino a 30 percent cut. Now though Beats Music lets users subscribe to the service from straight within the iOS app through in-app purchases.

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Nike FuelBand Isnt Going Away, For Now

On Friday an online report claimed that due to significant layoffs at Nike’s digital sports division, the hardware side of FuelBand was going to be shut down. Nike is a prominent company involved in the wearable market so its exit would certainly have attracted headlines. However it appears that the FuelBand isn’t going anywhere, at least for now. The company has confirmed that despite layoffs it is not going to give up on the FuelBand just yet.

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