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[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 466 views]

Make more money while losing bleeding customers due to industry worst customer satisfaction? That is a pretty neat trick and exactly what Time Warner Cable said it accomplished in the third quarter of 2014. Naturally, the secret to their …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 519 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession and the Fairer Platform family dropped cable TV, people didn’t know what “cord cutter” meant. These days, however, cord cutting is all the rage and broadband only homes, like ours, …

Cord Cutter »

[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 191 views]

For some reason there is a lot of angst going ’round about Amazon’s just released Fire TV Stick. Is it too little over the top (OTT) too late? Meh, Fire TV Stick is a welcome addition to a growing and …

Cord Cutter »

[26 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 300 views]

Your cable company wants you back and they never get tired of asking, imploring, nay, begging you to reconsider! And, boy, do they have a deal for you! Get basic cable TV for $9.99 a month. It’s cheap, yes?
Though there …

iTunes, Mac »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 455 views]

Software development and delivery isn’t what it used to be. For example, Apple’s three strikes OS X Yosemite Gold Master and now, in another sign of the times, iTunes 12.0.1 — the shipping version.
What happened to shipping the whole number …

iTunes »

[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 191 views]

One of the nearly inevitable events that land around major Apple software releases, in this case OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, is a scheduled iTunes Connect maintenance outage. And, here we go — Apple has sent out an email …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 307 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 | 417 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 | 2 Comments | 700 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 | 458 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 | 613 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 | 120 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 | 399 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 | 266 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 | 147 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 …