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Apple TV Update Adds Vivo, Disney and More

Apple updated its Apple TV and added several new apps to the Apple TV, including the previously reported Vevo music video channel. Other new apps include a dedicated app for The Weather Channel, an app for the Smithsonian Channel, together with two Disney television apps: Disney Channel and Disney XD.

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Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, YouTube, and your favorite sports on your widescreen TV. At $99, Apple TV provides you with 1080p HD videos.

Detailed Features of the Added Apps

Vevo is a major feature of this update, granting Apple TV viewers access to Vevo’s library of 75,000 HD music videos, its exclusive original programming, and live concert performances, as well as to Vevo TV, a broadcast-style 24-7 channel. Vevo is the third most-watched video site in the US, according to ComScore figures from March, with 52 million viewers — one-third as many as Google/YouTube, and somewhat behind Facebook. Vevo on Apple TV is available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Poland.

Vevo has issued a press release announcing its arrival on the Apple TV, noting that it brings access to the site’s library of 75,000 music videos.

The Weather Channel app offers current conditions and forecasts for a variety of locations, as well as access to featured stories and Weather Channel shows.

 

The Smithsonian Channel offers on-demand access to streams of full episodes from the television channel, while the Disney Channel and Disney XD apps offer live and on-demand access with authentication through select television providers. Currently supported providers for the Disney apps include AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, and Verizon FiOS.

The Apple TV update also came with rumor that Apple is planning a new product line which could be the long-rumored television set. According to sources Apple has found little success in negotiations with cable providers, prompting the company to turn to the content providers themselves. To be added, it was said the supposed product is likely to include some sort of enhanced control functionality.

Lost videos on your iOS devices? Check to see How to Share Videos from iPhone, iPad and iPod on Mac.

iOS 7 Beta 6 is Coming

Yes, the iOS 7 beta 5 is no longer the latest version of Apple’s upcoming mobile OS. Hours ago the Cupertino firm unleashed beta 6 to the world, which is available as an OTA update to current beta testers.

Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 6

It was rumored earlier today that Beta 6 might be released next week, roughly two weeks after the release of Beta 5; however, the odd timing of this release — Apple traditionally releases new iOS betas to developers on Monday mornings — along with its small size, only 13.5MB on an iPhone 5, suggests that it could be some kind of urgent bug fix.

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Apple has been overhauling the entire mobile software experience during each beta release to developers, sometimes dramatically changing design and user interface pieces.

The newest beta 6 arrives as build 11A4449d, and comes a little more than week after the previous beta 5, which had a build number of 11A4449a. Apple notes on the iOS Developer Center that the release fixes an “issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items.”

iOS 7 is scheduled for release in the fall of this year, with updates to Apple’s iPhone and iPad lineups expected around the same time. If past history is any indication, iOS 7 is possible to arrive just a few days before the launch of the next-generation iPhone.

Along with the iOS beta update, we also see Mac OS X update. The post How to Install Mac OS X Mavericks Beta 3 might give you some references.

Additional: iOS Update Cause you Lose iPhone Data, what to Do?

It’s common to lose data when updating iOS. As a result most people would back up iPhone data before iOS update. However, if you do not have the backup, there’s still a chance to recover data from iPhone after iOS update.

To do this, you need to first download a popular data recovery program called iPhone Data Recovery. This program is specially designed for iPhone users to recover photos, contacts, videos, notes, text messages and totally 12 kinds of iPhone contents directly from iPhone. You can free download it from Tenorshare and have a try.

5 Ways to Keep Your Mac More Secure

Mac OS X is already secure enough, and still we could do something to make it more secure. If you’ve just installed Mac OS X 10.9, you can also use the tips below to set up your new Mac OS X.

1. Disable Java in Your Browser

Most Mac users, Java, a plug-in used by some web applications, is of no use. Since it’s also responsible for a huge number of Mac security exploits, most of us are better off just disabling it. For different browsers, the steps are different:

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Safari: Go to Preferences > Security and uncheck the box next to “Enable Java”

Firefox: In the menu bar, go to Tools > Add-ons > Plugins and click the Disable button next to Java.

Chrome: Enter chrome://plugins/ in the URL bar and click the Disable link under Java.

2. Disable “Open safe files”

If you’re a Safari user, you can set to make downloaded files open automatically, which is convenient and risky to your computer data. It’s highly recommended that you go to safe route and disable this by going to Safari Preferences > General. Uncheck the box next to “Open ‘safe’ files after downloading.”

3. Enable OS X’s Firewall

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Mac OS X has had a built-in firewall for several years, but it will not be turned on by default. The Firewall allows users to control a Mac’s network connections on a per-application basis, which helps block unwanted programs from gaining access. If you’re running 10.5 Leopard or later, the Firewall can be configured by going to System Preferences > Security > Firewall.

4. Enable Find My Mac

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You’ve probably used the built-in device-finder function for other iOS devices like iPhone. With this feature you can check to see if you left your iPhone at work (or in a bar). This feature is available on Mac as well, as long as you tie the system into your Apple ID. To enable Find my Mac, you should go to: Preferences > iCloud > log in > Use Find My Mac.

5. Install all software updates

Some users get annoyed by constant notifications to update their software. It may be tempting, but these updates are almost good. They include bug fixes and plug security holes that hackers may exploit to gain access to our systems.

Mac OS X users can go to Apple menu > Software Update. If you’re running 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, all your Mac App Store apps could get updated here. For other third party applications, it’s a good idea to enable automatic updates inside those apps, if it’s something the developer offers. Usually, the update will fix some bugs and vulnerabilities of the software.

Additionally, if you’re looking for solutions to iOS devices data recovery go to iPhone Data Recovery and iPhone Data Recovery for Mac for help.

How to Choose an iOS Backup Method?

One of the most frequently asked questions throughout the Internet is “which is better — iCloud backups or iTunes backups? This article aims to answer this question and help you choose the best backup solution.

Each backup method has its own advantages. For most users, iCloud Backup is the recommended solution as described below.

When you choose iTunes Backup?

iTunes Backup is traditionally how users have backed up their iOS devices, and it continues to serve the needs of many users. iTunes Backup is best for you if:

iTunes Backup is the traditional backup solution for iOS device users. It serves the needs of many users. It is the best solution if:

  1. You frequently use the computer that hosts your iTunes Backups.
  2. You don’t have an iCloud account or don’t want to use iCloud.
  3. The photos and videos saved in your device’s Camera Roll regularly exceed 1 GB in size or you tend to have very large backups.
  4. You want on-site and networked backups.
  5. You would like a manual or secondary backup solution to use in conjunction with iCloud Backup (see below).

Note: Keep in mind that iTunes Backup does not create a duplicate back up of your movies, music, podcasts, and apps. 

In fact, you can’t restore your device from iTunes backup if you can’t connect your device to computer. If so, you can turn to iPhone Data Recovery and iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to restore iPhone/iPad/iPod data from iTunes backup. 

When you choose iCloud Backup?

iCloud Backup allows you to backup your iOS devices wirelessly and automatically without tethering to a computer. It is the best solution for you if:

  1. You don’t connect your device to a Mac or PC very frequently. Or you don’t own a Mac or PC.
  2. You prefer iCloud take care of backups for you automatically when your device is connected to Wi-Fi and power.
  3. You want to restore data to your device from almost anywhere via a broadband Wi-Fi connection.
  4. You would like an automatic backup solution to use in conjunction with iTunes Backup (see below).

Note: iCloud Backup will restore your purchased music, movie, and app content from the iTunes and App Stores during the background restore process. iCloud Backup does not back up music, movies, and TV shows that you did not purchase from the iTunes Store, or any podcasts, audio books, or photos that you originally synced from your computer. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.

When to use iCloud and iTunes Backup together?

For an extra level of backup for your data, you can use iCloud Backup and iTunes Backup together.

Using iCloud Backup doesn’t disable iTunes Backup completely, it just turns off Automatic Backups via iTunes. You can trigger a manual iTunes Backup yourself whenever you want to create a new one.

For the best results, back up with iTunes on a weekly basis or more frequently if important data needs to be backed up.