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Cord Cutter »

[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 160 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 | 274 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 …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[12 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 256 views]

If you are a cord cutter on a budget and/or in an area with poor broadcast TV reception, then you really need to get acquainted with USTVnow. With this “channel” installed on your Roku, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or many …

Cord Cutter »

[11 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 249 views]

And, ultimately, it’s all fat. But if you can’t live without a least a little of that artery blocking (sports) and brain choking (reality TV) fat, perhaps it is time for cord shaving.
“People are clearly pushing back against the price …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 320 views]

Oh, you and your games and iTunes and Xbox and, hey… Did you know that content served by on a Plex Media Server can now be viewed on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One? Yep, all of that Plex + …

iTunes, Mac »

[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 53 views]

Earlier this week, Apple seeded OS X Yosemite Gold Master to developers. While we’ve gotten a fresh seed, iTunes 12 Beta 3 isn’t final, at least Apple hasn’t said it is. Additionally, Apple isn’t saying what if anything is new, …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 183 views]

Back in the day, everyone hated the phone company. But starting in the ’80s, a combination of government action and then market forces made things better. These days, the most hated companies are broadband internet and pay TV providers.
These are …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 125 views]

If you can get it and that is all about the AT&T U-verse coverage map (below), which omits large swathes of the US. Moreover, the whole reason AT&T is giving away a year of Amazon Prime ($99) with its Skinny …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 70 views]

Apparently success begets more people wanting to try. When Apple introduced its new iPhones, U2 took the stage to perform and then famously gave away their newest album, Songs of Innocence. Now, the Beatles (or their collective estates) have decided …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 969 views]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 142 views]

Charlie Rose has dribbled out pieces of his Tim Cook interview, first in two minute drams, and then in two 50-plus minute parts over the course of five days. Who could blame him? No one else has been given that …

Keynote, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 122 views]

The full 50-odd minute first segment of Charlie Rose’s Tim Cook interview is available below. So, too, is a three-minute teaser for the roughly hour-long second segment of Rose’s Tim Cook interview, which aired last night but hasn’t been public …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 73 views]

The Apple TV with 20 million units in circulation is still the king, but the Roku is the rising star. In fact, the more than 10 million insurgent over-the-top streamers have been sold, including the one sitting on top of …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 115 views]

Tim, Phil and the whole crew (the ones on stage) did the dog and pony show on Tuesday, introducing the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Now, the rest of the of week Tim Cook does …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 155 views]

Everybody knows Roku delivers streaming video — Netflix, Hulu, NFL Now, MBL, etc — to the TV in your living room. However, Roku streaming audio brings your iTunes collection, internet radio, etc into the front lounge with dozens of apps …