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[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Huzzah, good government in action! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has referred the proposed Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger to an administrative law judge, all but guaranteeing that Mega Comcast will never come to be — it’s dead.
Wall Street …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 845 views]

Last Friday, the Fairer Platform reported on a Moody’s analyst report claiming that cord cutting is no threat to cable TV. Naturally, we thought that was a bunch ‘o bull cookies and, now, fresh numbers from Netflix and Viacom, respectively, …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 484 views]

Disney’s first Star Wars, The Force Awakens, isn’t due until December. The House of Mouse is, however, throwing us a bone in the mean time. Yep, The Rat has announced that Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection will be available …

Cord Cutter »

[3 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 711 views]

Investment service Moody’s is making the dubious claim that cord cutters are no threat to cable TV. Perhaps, but no one can doubt the growing number of cable nevers (aka those who’ve never paid for traditional, linear TV).
“OTT options will …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 926 views]

The perversely successful idiots who run Hollywood and the Internet — sadly, often the same people — need to get the hell over their hatred Popcorn Time. Why? Because, whether they like or not, Popcorn Time (aka the Netflix of …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 567 views]

Apple’s only a follower if it fails to dominate a market where it competes and, if the rumor mill has it right, the skinny bundle is the next piece of the media market Cupertino aims to corner.
Or, so goes the …

Cord Cutter »

[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 460 views]

Many companies measure, track and analyze cable TV subscription and viewership. Unfortunately for cable TV and satellite TV providers, the analysis for 2014 was pretty much bad news across the board.
Last month, the Fairer Platform reported live TV viewing fell …

Apple TV, Deals »

[10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 722 views]

At the beginning Monday, a 2012 Apple TV sold for $99, while a refurbished Apple TV unit going for $79. Sadly, the mothership did’t release a new set top streamer — what’s up with that? — but they did slash …

Cord Cutter, iTunes »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 808 views]

The video streaming service sweepstakes has yet to name a winner, but the list of losers continues to grow. Like Redbox Instant before it, Target Ticket is shutting down for good on March 7.
Industry sources say Target launched Target Ticket …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 771 views]

Of course, live TV being the traditional, sequential TV programming fewer and fewer people watch via broadcast, satellite and cable TV. Though not yet a collapse, the 12.7 percent year-over-year decline is more than an industry wakeup call.
As you might …

iTunes, Mac »

[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,400 views]

OS X Yosemite users have another software update to apply this week. iTunes 12.1 brings improved Notification Center support for iTunes Radio, as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sync performance.
As shown above, after installing iTunes Radio 12.1 Update …

Cord Cutter »

[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 601 views]

Wow, just wow. Comcast customer service is back in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. That is, a customer tried to drop Comcast and Comcast Customer Service put them through hell.
The crowing moment? The Comcast customer …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,608 views]

Everything is about perspective. While the world is focused on the battle for online dominance and streaming eyeballs between Netflix and HBO, the real war is happening elsewhere. Yes, we’re talking about Netflix vs Popcorn Time.
Yes, Netflix and its rapidly …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,073 views]

What begins with the launch of the Macintosh and ends with the launch of the iMac? Actually, that’s the timeframe — actually three discreet product launches — we’ll be seeing in Universal Pictures’ presentation of the Steve Jobs Biopic. And, …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 857 views]

Now, although the Single of the Week is history — ditto that for the Discovery Download — Apple has launched Free on iTunes, a new section on the iTunes Store that points to not only free music, but also free …