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iTunes, Mac »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple has seeded a second public OS X Yosemite Beta, which is a nice little weekender for folks in the company’s AppleSeed program. iTunes 12 Build 97 has also been seeded to developers, which appears to be about bug fixes.
That …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost.
The IB Times, …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

America’s top cable providers now have more broadband internet customers than pay TV customers, but only just. While most cable customers subscribe to both broadband and pay TV, the internet as thing is likely already bigger than TV — but …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, your opinion on the matter only matters if you make yourself heard! The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would increase the minimum speed legally considered broadband from 4Mbps down …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Only in the mind of a pay TV executive and industry analyst could the anticipated loss of “only” 400,000 subscribers be considered a victory. Why? Because those 400,000 cord cutters are complemented by hundreds of thousands of “cable nevers” (ie …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Cord Cutter »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and, no matter what many of them say in public, the cable companies are acutely aware of this fact. And, although the public broadband vs pay TV debate rages on, the cable providers …

Cord Cutter »

[1 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Cord cutting is definitely a thing and not just on this side of the pond. New data covering European pay TV shows that cable and satellite subscriptions are on the decline and that is a good thing™.
A fresh IHS Technology …

Cord Cutter »

[29 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

Dirty little cord cutter secret is that cable TV is out, but cable broadband is on the rise. Yes, the Fairer Platform family has cut the TV cord, but still pays Time Warner for cable broadband every month.
And, lots of …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The infographic says it all — HD antenna using people are a thing. Last year, 19.3 percent or roughly one in five American households relied solely on over the air (OTA) broadcast HD for live television, up from 17.8 percent …

iTunes, Mac »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1 views]

It’s round four of Apple Summer o’ 2014 desktop operating system sweepstakes. OS X Yosemite Beta 4 (aka Developer Preview 4, Build 14A298i) shows Cupertino’s software simians in top form with a iTunes 12, more Dark Mode functionality and Jony …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[21 Jul 2014 | 7 Comments | 5 views]

The 60 million Americans who rely on free to broadcast television must pull together to stop satellite and cable TV’s illegal and immoral assault! They’re coming for our content, people, and KeepMyTV.org is hear to help!
So, first of all, KeepMyTV.org …

Apple TV, Deals, iPod »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Going for a run? Working in the garden? Dusting? Doing the laundry? If you’re an all of the above kind of gal or guy, put the music in your pocket and go, go, go all day long. However, don’t pay …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

About this “so-called” cord cutting thing… informitv, an industry consultancy with a bent for apologetics, is running their take on the latest Nielsen cable TV and cord cutting data. Yes, cable TV has lost 10 million subscribers, but satellite TV …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[12 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

Roku is the best selling set top box, but that title is tagged with a couple asterisks. Moreover, while the world has mostly given up on the idea of a full-blown  branded television, it’s pretty much agreed that an …