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[6 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

If children are the future, then traditional linear TV’s future is anything but bright. Fresh data from Nielsen shows teen TV viewing is down by 20 percent or more since 2011. While kids are still watching TV programming, Netflix, Hulu, …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 36 views]

Steve Wozniak harshly criticized Ashton Kutcher’s jOBS biopic before it was released. The film got mauled by critics and the first Steve Jobs film biography did poorly at the box office, making Woz’s early criticism seem prescient:
The early script did …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 34 views]

It took hours if not the better part of a day for Apple to finally release iTunes 12.2 to some users — c’est vie! Better late than (*cough*) buggy? We’ll see about that. Also, OS X 10.10.4 Combo Update, which …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[30 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 20 views]

Much is made about Apple trying to catch up with Spotify. Yes, we’re talking about Apple Music, but that is a new and small for now part of the Apple music empire.
Apple enters [Ed: Again] a market that is already …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

Apple Music launches on Tuesday, June 30 at 8am and you will be able to stream Taylor Swift’s smash 1989 album. But, it almost didn’t happen — would you believe that Taylor Swift is actually a hammer throwing super hero?
Yeah, …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 38 views]

Cord cutting is very a much a thing™ and the latest quarterly pay TV subscriber data backs that up. Moreover, cord shavers, nearly half of pay TV subscribers surveyed have trimmed their cable packages.
Digitalsmiths, which is owned by TiVo, has …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 27 views]

cCloud is the latest pirate IPTV service to grab cord cutter attention. As of this writing, cCloud’s appeal is fundamentally about promise rather than actual delivery.
For example, on the Roku, cCloud currently only offer 10 channels — Fox Family, Fox …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

People love their Apple TVs. However, those in the know will tell that the Roku 3 is faster, has more features and offers scores more channels, including a hundreds of pirate channels. These facts helped propel the insurgent Roku set …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 16 views]

CBS continues its aggressive push into the rapidly growing, evolving and highly competitive market for cord cutter eyeballs and dollars. The broadcaster has announced its Showtime premium channel will become as a broadband-only streamer in July with Apple acting as …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

Hard to believe, but nonetheless true! Given their sheer size, Comcast and Time Warner are the most hated companies. Measuring only pure animus, however, there is one small midwestern cable company that generates the more hate per customer.
Consumer Reports has …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

What’s your favorite Batman movie? Seriously, don’t answer that! However, as the years inevitably pass since his passing, the question of “Which is the best Steve Jobs movie?” seems just as unavoidable.
The ever loquacious Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has recently …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

While regular Fairer Platform readers have been hearing about cord cutting since at least February 2013, Wikipedia volunteers have only just now posted a page dedicated to cord cutting:
In broadcast television, cord cutting, cutting the cord, and cord shaving refer …

Cord Cutter »

[16 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 41 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 | 10 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 …