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[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]

Do broadband ISPs throttle Netflix? As far as subscribers are concerned, the answer is an emphatic and exasperated, yes! You will also hear the same answer from Netflix’s netflix provider, Cogent, which has gone public with its complaints about …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 455 views]

What is net neutrality? It is a simple rule that states that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Given the mechanics and politics of that internet that, quite obviously, isn’t happening. Here is a quick and dirty look which …

Cord Cutter »

[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 273 views]

How do Canadians fell about their cable bills? Money talks and about one-in-four citizens of the Great White North aren’t paying for TV. Cord cutting, it seems, is even more prevalent in Canada than the US.
When it comes to overpaying …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 476 views]

Change begins with dissatisfaction and, when it comes making people unhappy, cable companies are at the top of the list, right next to airlines and phone companies. So, you’re motivated and here’s how turn that into savings. Cut your cable …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 141 views]

Bruno Mars held the mainstage at Super Bowl XLVIII, but Bono and U2 were pretty much everywhere else. In celebration of the upcoming release of their new album, U2 is giving away the lead single Invisible on iTunes for a …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[1 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 213 views]

Apple isn’t perfect. However, when it comes to creating perfect moments, no one tops the Cupertino, CA-based Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod maker. While they’ve only tried three times, Apple Super Bowl ads have hit, missed and become the stuff …

Apple luv, Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 202 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 | 908 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 | 389 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 | 309 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 | 382 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 | No Comment | 236 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 | 383 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 | 463 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 | No Comment | 701 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 …