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TV Shows on Apple TV now sorted by recent episodes

The new Apple TV is now filling the “recent” slots on the home screen’s top shelf and the iTunes TV Shows app’s purchased tab based on the release dates of new episodes. Previously they were filled based on dat of purchase. That meant if you bought a season pass to a new show, then several older shows, the “recent” slots would stay on those older shows, even if new episodes for the previous purchases were released. TL;DR: The new way is significantly better, and if you want the details as to why, go back to the iTunes TV Show section of my Apple TV review.

The reason Apple can make changes like this without pushing software updates is because things like top shelf and purchased slots are dynamic and determined on the server-side. That’s how they update when you buy new things, or new content becomes featured. It’s always been one of my favorite things about the Apple TV, and it’s terrific that it remains that way now that tvOS is fully in the picture.

Can’t wait to see what Apple TV improvements get pushed out next!

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Why there’s no wireless charging on the iPhone

TL;DR: Because, physics.

Every once and a while Apple is accused of ignoring wireless charging on the iPhone, or stubbornly refusing to add it. Since the Apple Watch uses wireless charging exclusively, Apple is certainly doing neither in general. So, why isn’t it on iPhone in specific?

The Apple Watch has a glass or sapphire back which not only allows for the heart rate sensor but allows for the wireless charging. Wireless charging through glass or sapphire or plastic has been possible for a long, long time. Aluminum, which Apple switched to with the iPhone 5 in 2012, not so much.

Qualcomm announced technology to handle wireless charging on phones with metal casings, but only very, very recently—July 28, 2015, to be precise.

There are other consideration, of course, but when it comes to understanding why Apple hasn’t used wireless charging in iPhones to date, the existence of the right technologies is certainly a great place to start.

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TL;DR Shows You the Latest News Every Time You Open a Chrome Tab

Chrome/iOS/Android: If you like breaking stories, or you just want to make more room in your day for news, TL;DR makes it easy. They scour headlines to offer the latest stories and videos on topics of your choosing.

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The YouTube Red subscription service will launch next week with a big catch for iOS users

The YouTube Red subscription service will launch next week with a big catch for iOS users

YouTubes long-rumored subscription service is finally here. Named YouTube Red, it will be available staring next week on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

For iOS users, it will be available through the YouTube app. It can also be accessed from the Apple TV or Mac. But there is a substantial catch for Apple fans. While it will be available on Android devices, the desktop, and mobile Web for $9.99 per month, youll have to shell out $12.99 monthly to receive the features on your iPhone or iPad. Because Apple takes 30 percent of any subscription revenue from apps, YouTube is passing the buck (and the bill) directly to consumers.

When it launches, viewers in the United States can try the service with a one-month free trial.

Touted as the ultimate YouTube experience, the service allows users to view videos in an ad-free environment. You can also download videos to watch later without an Internet connection.

The benefits will also extend to the YouTube Gaming app and the just announced YouTube Music app that will be available soon. A recent blog post explains more about the music-oriented app:

YouTube Music is designed to make discovering, watching and listening to music easier than ever. Any song or artist you choose on YouTube Music will start you on a personal journey through one of the richest music catalogs; just sign in, tap a track you love, and see where your music takes you. And as a special bonus – YouTube Red works with Google Play Music, so subscribe to one and automatically get access to the other.

Heres a quick promo video. Click here if you cant see it.

Starting early next year, YouTube Red members will receive access to new original shows and movies from some of the services biggest stars like PewDiePie, CollegeHumor, Joey Graceffa, and many others.

For other app news today, see: New stops have rolled into the RGB Express puzzler, Inside TL;DR gives you the headlines with bite-sized chunks, and Take control of your photo storage with Room for More.

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Extend Your Home Network With This $40 Powerline Kit

Say your wireless router can’t push a strong signal to every corner of your house, or maybe you own some kind of old set top box that needs an ethernet connection, but doesn’t live near the router. A simple powerline adapter is one of your best options for extending a home network, and you can get a great one for just $40 today. [TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit, $40 after clipping the $5 coupon]

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