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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 270 views]

If you aren’t currently a subscriber and would be happy with standard definition (480p) playback and only on a single device/screen, Netflix has a deal for you — $6.99 a month.
And, that is a buck, one thin greenback per month …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[29 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 483 views]

Could you say no to $480? Wall Street Journal media and marketing editor Martin Peers couldn’t either — becoming a cord cutter saved him $40 a month, which is a dinner out every few weeks or one free car payment …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[26 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,796 views]

This particular XBMC update, the last in the “Frodo” line, delivers a number of critical bug fixes, including patches for Mavericks specific issues. However, a bigger fish, “Gotham” (aka version 13.0), is being fried as we speak.
• XBMC 12.3 (download)

iTunes, Mac, Security »

[26 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 283 views]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For scammers, spammers and phishers of men, Christmas is a target-rich environment and a fresh iTunes phishing email is making the rounds — don’t be a victim.
My friend Kia at MacJunky — …

iOS, Music, movies, TV »

[24 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 120 views]

Are you a registered iOS developer? Then Apple has a Christmas gift for you — iOS 7 Tech Talk videos with in-depth insights on how to create apps while integrating the latest tech.
Here is a quick list of the iOS …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Deals »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 207 views]

Cord cutting is most definitely a thing — millions of have already ditched cable TV. Whether you’re looking to give Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, etc the boot or just taste the wine, the gateway to cord cutting is a set …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 224 views]

A free gift to get us started? Make that two gifts. Apple’s free 12 Days of Gifts app is now giving away free copies Lorde’s newest single, No Better, as well as the TV edit of the Royals music video …

Cord Cutter »

[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 103 views]

It’s a simple idea — a virtual MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) is essentially a cable or satellite company without the cable, bundle or high cost. No matter how you get broadband, you can get the TV shows and movies …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 263 views]

It’s just an app — why write up every little update? Some apps, like VLC for Mac, are seriously important and, in the open source space, VLC for Mac is right at the top of the list, critical.
If you have …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 246 views]

Confused by the whole cable TV vs cording cutting debate? Apparently, so is the cable industry. Nevertheless, cable TV collectively in the voice of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has finally responded to the cord cutting phenomenon with …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[6 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 330 views]

Cord cutters are one thing and cable nevers are quite another. Yes, cable TV providers have been bleeding subscribers, which should be alarming to Time Warner, Comcast et al. However, the big (encouraging) news is the large number of young …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 238 views]

While nothing beats the Roku (links below) for the shear volume and variety of content available, Apple has been relentlessly adding new apps and, thereby, content to the Apple TV over the last year — it’s like getting a better, …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 535 views]

Are you ready to be a cord cutter? Whether you just shouted an emphatic “yes!” or just wonder about the possibilities, you need not make a definitive choice right now — you can cut the cord in steps and here …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 164 views]

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. Like lots of folks, I get a thrill watching the pay TV suppliers, especially the cable companies, in pain and they’re definitely suffering, if only a little.
LA Times, quoting Moffett and …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 215 views]

Just some workaday bug fixes for Apple’s media, app and device jukebox and management app, including a tweak for the equalizer, as well as some minor bug fixes. And, that about covers iTunes 11.1.3.
[u] Added release note and download links.