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[16 May 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Of course, you are paying too much for cable TV! However, there is a high probability that you can get a better deal from your cable TV provider simply by asking, negotiating and/or threatening to cut the cord — here …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[15 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

“Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow,” says Apple’s Mac App Store spin. While my friends all agree with that statement, others continue to winge …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Are you shocked that Mozilla finally caved on DRM content playback in Firefox? You’re a little late as Mozilla announced last June it would allow DRM content playback via HTML5 last and today’s Firefox 38 release only pushes that cart …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[12 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Call it a sign o’ the times. Warner Music is saying it now gets more revenue from streaming music than music downloads. Shocking? Hardly, because there can be no doubt that entertainment is moving online.
“The rate of this growth has …

Cord Cutter »

[6 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

While cord cutting gets the headlines, the real harbinger of doom for the traditional pay TV industry has to the cord never generation, aka millennials, which have never subscribed to either satellite of cable TV.
“When HBO announced its standalone streaming …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[5 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Do you remember K-Tel Records? Then you remember big hair and 80s hits. iTunes is now offering 21 of the biggest 80s hits in one collection for the totally low price of $6.99. Plus scroll down to get some fresh …

Cord Cutter »

[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Want the latest on the Baltimore riots, Nepal earthquake or whatever disaster afflicts the planet this week? If you are a cord cutter, your free streamed live news your choices are relatively few.
In fact, if you live in the US, …

Cord Cutter »

[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 …