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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 142 views]

Pluto TV is yet another play at aggregating web video content for mobile and the living room. Like other attempts at bridging this version of the digital divide, Pluto TV succeeds and fails by measures.
Everybody’s an aggregator! It’s a question …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 580 views]

Hey, hey, hey, you with the foo-foo drink with the umbrella — put it down. I’ve been using, and loving, HandBrake for years. Apparently, however, HandBreak kind of sort of didn’t exist until very recently because now we have Milestone …

Cord Cutter »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 590 views]

Cord cutters know that free over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcast is the best deal in TV. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get free, advertising supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video? Amazon thinks so, too.
One of the smartest things I’ve done …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 793 views]

No, Rabbit TV isn’t a scam. Fundamentally, Rabbit TV aggregates streaming audio/video and TV content that’s already available online for free and presents it to you. For $10 a year, you can’t go wrong, right?
For the harried cord cutter with …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 559 views]

People have been arguing whether or not cord cutting is real. Of course, you and I know better, but a rather loud and, for some, definitive voice has chosen sides. With 220,000 pay TV subscriber losses so far this year, …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Deals »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 485 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we are big, big fans of refurbished gear and that extends to refurbished Roku, America’s favorite over-the-top video streaming box. However, perhaps the best deal on a Roku is the discontinued Roku LT, it’s new …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 195 views]

Want to stream not only Taylor Swift’s back catalog but her latest chart topping album, 1989 (album link) as well as Shake It Off (radio link)? No, Spotify ain’t got it, but Apple’s iTunes Radio does.
It is extremely odd how …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 185 views]

Make more money while losing bleeding customers due to industry worst customer satisfaction? That is a pretty neat trick and exactly what Time Warner Cable said it accomplished in the third quarter of 2014. Naturally, the secret to their …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 207 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession and the Fairer Platform family dropped cable TV, people didn’t know what “cord cutter” meant. These days, however, cord cutting is all the rage and broadband only homes, like ours, …

Cord Cutter »

[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 91 views]

For some reason there is a lot of angst going ’round about Amazon’s just released Fire TV Stick. Is it too little over the top (OTT) too late? Meh, Fire TV Stick is a welcome addition to a growing and …

Cord Cutter »

[26 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 149 views]

Your cable company wants you back and they never get tired of asking, imploring, nay, begging you to reconsider! And, boy, do they have a deal for you! Get basic cable TV for $9.99 a month. It’s cheap, yes?
Though there …

iTunes, Mac »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 198 views]

Software development and delivery isn’t what it used to be. For example, Apple’s three strikes OS X Yosemite Gold Master and now, in another sign of the times, iTunes 12.0.1 — the shipping version.
What happened to shipping the whole number …

iTunes »

[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 78 views]

One of the nearly inevitable events that land around major Apple software releases, in this case OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, is a scheduled iTunes Connect maintenance outage. And, here we go — Apple has sent out an email …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 116 views]

People often complain that “Kids today…” are dumb, lazy, fat or whatever. Here is a great example where today’s kids and young adults are way smarter than their parents — 24 percent of millennials are cord nevers or cord cutters.
Yeah, …

iTunes »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 239 views]

While some in the media focussed on the kale eared malcontents put off by the groundbreaking Apple + U2 collaboration, the simple fact of the matter is that the Songs of Innocence album give away is a massive success.
Apple’s Eddie …