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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 | One Comment | 40 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 …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 15 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 | 21 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 | 19 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 | 10 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 | 23 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 | 14 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 | 862 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 | 511 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 …