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[19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

Strictly speaking, binge watching isn’t a new form of onanism. On the other hand, more than two-thirds binge watchers do it alone in front of a screen, probably in the dark, and you gotta know Mike Huckabee isn’t amused.
Arris media …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 3 views]

There was a time when the History Channel actually broadcast history, rather than the palsied “reality” garbage that it does now. While PBS is a welcome refuge, there isn’t nearly enough factual TV available. Enter CuriosityStream, a new over-the-top (OTT) …

iTunes, Software »

[15 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 12 views]

And, just so you don’t get the wrong idea, iTunes 12.2.2 is pretty much all about Apple Music. For example, the Beats 1 banner under the Apple Music tab in iTunes 12.2.2 takes you to page listing what’s playing live, …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[9 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Last week, the total was “only” 300,000, but the numbers for DirecTV, as well as some other operators, weren’t yet available. As reported in Variety, MoffetNathanson data shows cord cutting is gaining momentum and estimates traditional pay TV lost 566,000 …

iTunes, Tech »

[6 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

All kinds of stupid. Britain’s High Court recently overturned copying exceptions allowed earlier in the year by the UK Government. That not only means iTunes ripping is illegal, but also performing computer backups (if the computer contains copyrighted material) is …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

According to its most recent quarterly report, Apple cash and liquid assets, nearly all of its overseas, total $202.8 billion. If you are like me, the mere existence of such a massive pile o’ cash quite naturally begs the question, …

Broadband, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Aug 2015 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

When it comes to tech reporting and gadget reviews, Ars Technica is among the most knowledgeable and geekiest. However, as newly minted cord cutter and Ars IT editor Sean Gallagher discovered, it really pays to keep a close eye on …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

It is a very simple idea that needs to implemented right now. The FCC wants to classify streaming services, like Amazon Instant Prime and Apple’s upcoming over-the-top (OTT) service as MVPD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors). Why? Then all competitors, especially …

Cord Cutter »

[28 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Although TV ratings agency Nielsen is having trouble measuring how people watch TV in the here and now, there is little question that cord cutting is a thing. Seriously, even Comcast is offering Stream, a streaming only package of stations.
And, …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[27 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Are you ready for a “pulls no punches” Steve Jobs documentary with a lot of face time with Chrisann Brennan? How about a “probing and unflinching look” look at the Edison of our age? Here comes Steve Jobs: The Man …

Cord Cutter »

[18 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 674 views]

Competition, it’s a good thing™. Netflix growth in the United States is slow and getting slower. Netflix growth overseas is where the action is — 2.5 million of the 3.3 million new subs signed up abroad.
Interesting, but what does this have …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 42 views]

Television is changing and, Apple being Apple, it would like to be the company that redefines the medium. To whit, rumors of an over the top (OTT) Apple television service have circulated for years and new details reveal Cupertino’s latest …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 59 views]

Apple’s initial iTunes 12.2 Update caused troubles for iTunes Match subscribers. Those troubles aside, users flocked to iTunes 12.2 because it brought Apple Music + Beats 1 Radio, the mothership’s acclaimed new streaming music service.
If last week’s update raised iTunes …

Cord Cutter »

[13 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 61 views]

Yes, boys and girls, cord cutting and cord shaving are very much things — even America’s most hated company, Comcast, now admits it. Still, as evidenced by their latest pay TV service offering, Comcast Stream, it’s pretty clear that America’s …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[8 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 411 views]

Last month Fairer Platform told you Showtime would soon launch its very own streaming service. Well, it’s here and there’s a 30-day free trial so you can sate your Eva Green jones right away.
Showtime brings you critically acclaimed current and …