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[2 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 986 views]

Yes, Comcast milks you like a cow. However, in case you missed the memo, you aren’t giving enough, milk, that is. Comcast is raising cable modem rental rates, but you can stop paying — right now.
GigaOM reports that Comcast is …

Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[27 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 4,195 views]

Need some Mac wallpapers for your freshly unboxed MacBook, iMac, Mac mini or Mac Pro? Yes, finding Mac wallpapers is easy, but laying hands on high-quality, high-res images sized for a Mac can take a little time. That said, here’s …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, iTunes »

[26 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,239 views]

It’s all about the Benjamins. If you are still on cable or satellite, it’s overwhelmingly likely you could be saving big bucks by either cord shaving (reducing your cable bill) or cord cutting (getting rid of pay TV entirely). Don’t …

Cord Cutter »

[22 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,186 views]

About eight in 10 of the more than 500 cord cutters surveyed have a clear message for their former cable company masters — don’t leave a light on, because we ain’t comin’ back!
A newly released CG42 Market Survey, aptly referenced …

Music, movies, TV »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,065 views]

Pop quiz! The worst Star Trek film not directed by JJ Abrams? Yeah, sorry, trick question… But forget all of that because a fan funded Star Trek film that’s all about Captain (LORD!) Garth and pre-TOS back story is heading …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 580 views]

One of the keys to success is ubiquity. Both Plex and Netflix have announced their latest moves to keep their software and services in front of your eyeballs, regardless. That said, have Plex and Netflix reached the point of diminishing …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 958 views]

The world has changed since the last time we bought a TV. That is, the modern cord cutter’s home has one big, big TV and a whole bunch of small screens for individual viewing.
Not long ago, pre-iPad, our rather modest …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,013 views]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …

Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 626 views]

You have got to start somewhere and this appears to be another beginning. Netflix already offers a variation on the 4K theme — standard caveats apply — and, now, Amazon Prime Instant has begun pumping 4K movies to customers, too.
While …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,211 views]

Americans, always an unruly bunch, are changing before our very eyes. More to the point, how Americans are feeding their eyeballs with TV, movies, etc is evolving and fast. The evidence? That 19 percent, or roughly one in five, US …

Cord Cutter, Deals »

[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 866 views]

Our last mention of the Roku LT had this popular and highly affordable OTT streamer priced at just $39.99, which is a pretty good. However, we have a Black Friday Roku LT deal — get one now with free shipping …

Cord Cutter »

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 796 views]

The nice people at Redbox sent out an email to inform customers of record that they’re increasing prices “just a little,” which is an interesting choice of words. For example, would you like “just a little” increase in your salary …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,025 views]

Pluto TV is yet another play at aggregating web video content for mobile and the living room. Like other attempts at bridging this version of the digital divide, Pluto TV succeeds and fails by measures.
Everybody’s an aggregator! It’s a question …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 2,252 views]

Hey, hey, hey, you with the foo-foo drink with the umbrella — put it down. I’ve been using, and loving, HandBrake for years. Apparently, however, HandBreak kind of sort of didn’t exist until very recently because now we have Milestone …

Cord Cutter »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,386 views]

Cord cutters know that free over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcast is the best deal in TV. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get free, advertising supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video? Amazon thinks so, too.
One of the smartest things I’ve done …