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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.

Apple luv, iTunes »

[30 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 333 views]

Long-time Apple watchers remember when Steve Jobs announced iTunes for Windows, a.k.a. the day Hell Froze Over (clip below). It was a fun moment that Steve milked for a few laughs, but it was definitely a turning point in Apple’s …

iTunes, Mac »

[23 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 841 views]

Nothing special going here, just a level up to keep Apple’s music, video, app and device management app inline with OS X Mavericks. The scope of iTunes 11.1.2 is very limited, a single bullet point, but it’s always good to …

iOS, Music, movies, TV »

[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 164 views]

Then you saw it and now (image below) you don’t. On Monday, Apple-centric blogs near and far noted the appearance of “Sounds for iOS 7″ (a.k.a. iOS 7 ringtones) on Adam Young’s discography page, confirming suspicions that the electronic musician …

iTunes, Reviews, how to »

[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 447 views]

Sometimes when Apple does “stuff,” it’s cool and prescient, like killing the floppy in the original iMac. Other times, like MacBooks with no user serviceable parts, not so much. Recently, after updating to iTunes 11.1, many users were left wondering, …

Cord Cutter »

[17 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 431 views]

Depending on where you live and which package you get, the cost of cable TV has doubled or even tripled over the last decade. The cure? If you live in or around a city metro, then a good antenna and …

iTunes, Mac »

[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 609 views]

There was a rumor earlier in the week that OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental was in testing, but likely wouldn’t be delivered to the public until next week. Apple has delivered that and iTunes 11.1.1, which is likewise a leveling step …

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

[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 107 views]

Streaming media services and set top box makers are getting busy, together. But don’t look away because they’re doing it all for you (and profit). Netflix is now offering Super HD to all subscribers with 1080p devices (and adequate bandwidth), …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 118 views]

A recent FCC filing revealed Roku’s plans to release a new low-cost set top box, though few details were known at the time. The company has now ended all speculation by releasing new Roku models and, perhaps with an eye …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 202 views]

As cable and satellite TV providers bleed subscribers, IPTV services continue to rapidly add customers. Specifically, 38 percent of American homes now subscribe to Netflix while Hulu and Amazon Instant continue to make big gains, too.
New data from Nielsen Ratings, …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 122 views]

The Roku 3, which shipped in March, has been received very well both critically and in the marketplace. The Roku 3, however, isn’t a standalone device, but a template for other new set top boxes, including the upcoming low-cost Roku …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 96 views]

Or, heaven — some folks think that Holland and heaven are actually the same place. What’s all that? When Netflix was deciding what content to offer in Holland, the streaming video giant checked out torrent sites to see which movies …

Deals, iTunes, Mac »

[14 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 182 views]

There are two very good reasons to go to Best Buy’s online store today — get $15 off a $100 iTunes Gift Card, which is free money and up to $200 off a MacBook Pro. And, if you were thinking …

Cord Cutter, Deals, Music, movies, TV »

[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 321 views]

Are you cord cutter curious and want to get a taste before telling Time Warner or Comcast to go take a flying leap? A great place to start is a free Amazon Prime 30-day trial, which is loaded with tons …

Cord Cutter »

[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,120 views]

Here is a slightly different take on the cord cutter data the Fairer Platform first reported last month. However, the conclusions are the same — cord cutting is gaining momentum and cable TV is taking it on the chin.
Business Insider, …