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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Back in the day, everyone hated the phone company. But starting in the ’80s, a combination of government action and then market forces made things better. These days, the most hated companies are broadband internet and pay TV providers.
These are …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you can get it and that is all about the AT&T U-verse coverage map (below), which omits large swathes of the US. Moreover, the whole reason AT&T is giving away a year of Amazon Prime ($99) with its Skinny …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apparently success begets more people wanting to try. When Apple introduced its new iPhones, U2 took the stage to perform and then famously gave away their newest album, Songs of Innocence. Now, the Beatles (or their collective estates) have decided …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Charlie Rose has dribbled out pieces of his Tim Cook interview, first in two minute drams, and then in two 50-plus minute parts over the course of five days. Who could blame him? No one else has been given that …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The full 50-odd minute first segment of Charlie Rose’s Tim Cook interview is available below. So, too, is a three-minute teaser for the roughly hour-long second segment of Rose’s Tim Cook interview, which aired last night but hasn’t been public …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Apple TV with 20 million units in circulation is still the king, but the Roku is the rising star. In fact, the more than 10 million insurgent over-the-top streamers have been sold, including the one sitting on top of …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Tim, Phil and the whole crew (the ones on stage) did the dog and pony show on Tuesday, introducing the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Now, the rest of the of week Tim Cook does …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Everybody knows Roku delivers streaming video — Netflix, Hulu, NFL Now, MBL, etc — to the TV in your living room. However, Roku streaming audio brings your iTunes collection, internet radio, etc into the front lounge with dozens of apps …

Cord Cutter »

[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

To love music is to hate music and you don’t really know music until you have lived it. Barring that, enjoy this simple yet devastatingly clear animated (hard “G”) GIF of music evolution.
Back in 1983, music sales were divided pretty …

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 …