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[5 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 352 views]

What’s not to love? With a Roku box or, now, the second generation Roku Streaming Stick, you get access to 1,200 plus channels and more than 31,000 movies. The big advantage of the new Roku Streaming Stick is that it …

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[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]

Do broadband ISPs throttle Netflix? As far as subscribers are concerned, the answer is an emphatic and exasperated, yes! You will also hear the same answer from Netflix’s netflix provider, Cogent, which has gone public with its complaints about …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 455 views]

What is net neutrality? It is a simple rule that states that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Given the mechanics and politics of that internet that, quite obviously, isn’t happening. Here is a quick and dirty look which …

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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 273 views]

How do Canadians fell about their cable bills? Money talks and about one-in-four citizens of the Great White North aren’t paying for TV. Cord cutting, it seems, is even more prevalent in Canada than the US.
When it comes to overpaying …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 476 views]

Change begins with dissatisfaction and, when it comes making people unhappy, cable companies are at the top of the list, right next to airlines and phone companies. So, you’re motivated and here’s how turn that into savings. Cut your cable …

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[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 309 views]

For regular Fairer Platform readers, this isn’t news. Rather it’s confirmation of something we already knew — that Netflix prices are congealing around three tiers of service. Here’s the all but official and finalized dish.
GigaOM, ever a great source of …

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[21 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 236 views]

In the ongoing Netflix vs HBO battle for subscriber eyeballs, and dollars, one video service has a bright future and the other? Not so much. Which highlights the corollary of the cord cutting phenomenon — cord trimming is very much …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 383 views]

Cord cutting is a thing. As of January 6, ABC has blacked out streaming of their shows for a full week after they air. Previously, viewers without cable TV or a Hulu account could watch the day after. No one …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 701 views]

If you’re gonna be a cord cutter, Netflix, Red Box Instant, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Instant, etc only get you so far — very little news and no live sports. To maximize the cord cutting experience, a great antenna is what …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 296 views]

As evidenced by the huge number of reality shows on TV, people love conflict. However, while it might be entertaining to think “Amazon vs Netflix,” the reality of the situation is that Amazon + Netflix is a better deal for …

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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 267 views]

Cord Cutting is very much a thing and more than 2 million people dropped cable and satellite TV over the last year or so. With that background comes news that Comcast, Dish and DirecTV are raising prices.
The Denver Post reports …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[31 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 6,779 views]

Have a new Apple TV? How about an older Apple TV? Chances you will be spending lots of quality time with over the next day or so. Here are 10+ Apple TV tips that will optimize your viewing experience.
Apple TV …

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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 327 views]

If you aren’t currently a subscriber and would be happy with standard definition (480p) playback and only on a single device/screen, Netflix has a deal for you — $6.99 a month.
And, that is a buck, one thin greenback per month …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[29 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 508 views]

Could you say no to $480? Wall Street Journal media and marketing editor Martin Peers couldn’t either — becoming a cord cutter saved him $40 a month, which is a dinner out every few weeks or one free car payment …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[26 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,891 views]

This particular XBMC update, the last in the “Frodo” line, delivers a number of critical bug fixes, including patches for Mavericks specific issues. However, a bigger fish, “Gotham” (aka version 13.0), is being fried as we speak.
• XBMC 12.3 (download)