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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 152 views]

Whether you watch or just listen as they play in the background, here are several collections of Mac TV advertising, both product and the much-loved “Get a Mac” series. Start your weekend right with a Mac 30th anniversary inspired smile, …

Apple luv, Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[27 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 656 views]

Back in 2003, Walter Murch was an Academy Award nominee for the editing work he did on Cold Mountain (iTunes) and he did that work on a Mac using the then “new” Final Cut Pro. While that wasn’t the first …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 292 views]

Everybody is talking about ABC News’ Tim Cook interview with David Muir, covering a wide range of subjects. It’s mostly a victory lap for Cook and other Apple executives, which is nonetheless cool.
No, the Apple CEO doesn’t give away any …

Cord Cutter »

[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 230 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 …

iTunes, Mac, Security »

[23 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 334 views]

A workaday iTunes 11 update that also brings a new featurette — the ability to see your Wish List while viewing your iTunes Library. Don’t have a Wish List? Me neither, but it’s now more accessible.
• iTunes 11.1.4 (download)

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[21 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 205 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 | 244 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 …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 298 views]

Although it could be years before the film arrives in theaters, acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has “finished” the script for Sony Pictures Steve Jobs movie. While we don’t know who will direct or which intrepid soul will agree to portray …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 618 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 | 204 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 …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 112 views]

There are others but that’s all they are. The script and screenplay gold standard was, is and shall be Final Draft and there is a major Mavericks compatible revision thereof available on the Mac App Store.
How dominant is Final Draft? …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to, Software »

[5 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 518 views]

Steve Jobs introduced Front Row (video below) on October 12, 2005. However, with the release of OS X Lion in July 2011, Front Row was dead. Although Apple won’t bring it back, Finess Software has created nessMediaCenter, which is a …

Cord Cutter »

[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 216 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 …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[3 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 119 views]

Whether or not you already have every single original Star Trek movie on DVD or Blu-ray, all 10 of them, this is a pretty decent deal. Fundamentally, it comes down to how you value your time.
And, whether you already …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[31 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 6,563 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 …