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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 325 views]

The full 50-odd minute first segment of Charlie Rose’s Tim Cook interview is available below. So, too, is a three-minute teaser for the roughly hour-long second segment of Rose’s Tim Cook interview, which aired last night but hasn’t been public …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 415 views]

The Apple TV with 20 million units in circulation is still the king, but the Roku is the rising star. In fact, the more than 10 million insurgent over-the-top streamers have been sold, including the one sitting on top of …

Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 543 views]

Tim, Phil and the whole crew (the ones on stage) did the dog and pony show on Tuesday, introducing the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Now, the rest of the of week Tim Cook does …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,090 views]

Everybody knows Roku delivers streaming video — Netflix, Hulu, NFL Now, MBL, etc — to the TV in your living room. However, Roku streaming audio brings your iTunes collection, internet radio, etc into the front lounge with dozens of apps …

Cord Cutter »

[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 640 views]

IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 807 views]

Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 475 views]

To love music is to hate music and you don’t really know music until you have lived it. Barring that, enjoy this simple yet devastatingly clear animated (hard “G”) GIF of music evolution.
Back in 1983, music sales were divided pretty …

iTunes, Mac »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 483 views]

Apple has seeded a second public OS X Yosemite Beta, which is a nice little weekender for folks in the company’s AppleSeed program. iTunes 12 Build 97 has also been seeded to developers, which appears to be about bug fixes.
That …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,217 views]

Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost.
The IB Times, …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 647 views]

America’s top cable providers now have more broadband internet customers than pay TV customers, but only just. While most cable customers subscribe to both broadband and pay TV, the internet as thing is likely already bigger than TV — but …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,596 views]

And, your opinion on the matter only matters if you make yourself heard! The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would increase the minimum speed legally considered broadband from 4Mbps down …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 638 views]

Only in the mind of a pay TV executive and industry analyst could the anticipated loss of “only” 400,000 subscribers be considered a victory. Why? Because those 400,000 cord cutters are complemented by hundreds of thousands of “cable nevers” (ie …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 413 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Cord Cutter »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 522 views]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and, no matter what many of them say in public, the cable companies are acutely aware of this fact. And, although the public broadband vs pay TV debate rages on, the cable providers …

Cord Cutter »

[1 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 3,487 views]

Cord cutting is definitely a thing and not just on this side of the pond. New data covering European pay TV shows that cable and satellite subscriptions are on the decline and that is a good thing™.
A fresh IHS Technology …