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iPad apps on an Apple TV? Yes, but with a little bit of hacking

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The applications are presented in a table, and some are adapted to the 720p resolution of a television without problems depending on how they are developed. As you can see in the video, we can open and use applications like Facebook or Google Maps; besides being able to interact with system elements like a keyboard and a Magic TrackPad connected to the Apple TV (although seeing how the author uses the trackpad it seems that you have to use a cursor).

iPad apps on an Apple TV? Yes, but with a little bit of hackingiPad apps on an Apple TV? Yes, but with a little bit of hacking

If one day Apple decides to launch applications designed for Apple TV, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be that simple. We’re talking about applications optimized to work on a tablet appearing on a TV, which Apple would never allow. Maybe the TV that hopefully will arrive this year will release this kind of applications using a new kind of interface… maybe using the iPhone or even the iPad as a remote control? It’s all about waiting. Meanwhile, this achievement always satisfies our curiosity to see what it would be like to use iOS apps on a TV.

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