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Cord Cutter, Deals »

[7 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 778 views]

Whether you choose to cut the cord, you absolutely positively should get Roku — watch your shows when you want to. And, absolutely the best deal is on a Refurbished Roku, which delivers the same awesome little box with the …

Cord Cutter, Mac »

[3 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 296 views]

No more plugins to watch Netflix on your Mac. However, because the future isn’t evenly distributed, only OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta testers have access to this “advanced” functionality.
“We’re excited to announce that Netflix streaming in HTML5 video is now …

iTunes, Mac »

[29 May 2014 | No Comment | 223 views]

Unintended consequences, though Apple surely knew the news would get out. OS X 10.9.4 13E9 has been seeded to devs and, therein, some guy discovered references to three unreleased iMac models, seemingly confirming the imminent release of a new low-cost …

Cord Cutter »

[27 May 2014 | 6 Comments | 259 views]

Choice is the question and Americans are paying for services without really considering the costs. While cord cutting has been making headlines, relatively few families are doing the math and dropping cable.
While average US household that pays $90-plus for cable …

iTunes, Mac »

[17 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,201 views]

After installing OS X 10.9.3, some number of users have “seen” the Users folder in their Home directory disappear. Apple’s iTunes 11.2.1 Update is the fix for the missing Users folder problem, neither Terminal nor AppleScript required.
Well, if Terminal and/or …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 172 views]

Apple began seeding OS X 10.9.3 just a week after OS X 10.9.2 shipped. Tick tock and here’s the public release of OS X 10.9.3 following a nearly three month beta period — here’s a quick look at what’s new …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[13 May 2014 | No Comment | 898 views]

Coldplay Ghost Stories will hit the iTunes Store next week and, in the mean time, stream it for free on iTunes Radio. And, if you are big a time Coldplay fan, get the Ghost Stores wallpapers just ’cause.
Head on over …

Cord Cutter, Mac »

[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,242 views]

If you have a Mac and Roku, your best media server choice is Plex. However, if you plan to connect your media center Mac directly to a TV, XBMC is the consensus choice and there’s a whole number update just …

Apple luv, iTunes »

[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 753 views]

It was a 11 years ago today that a hale n’ hearty Steve Jobs introduced the iTunes Music Store. Of course, the experts said only Mac zealots would care and the venture was sure to fail — some things will …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,434 views]

Even when viewed in the best light, Popcorn Time is a provocation. At worst, it is just another way to steal movies and TV shows. Whatever your call it, Popcorn Time is a flawed yet brilliant way to watch anything …

Apple luv, Apps, Music, movies, TV »

[24 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 713 views]

Apple’s new iPhone 5s Powerful TV spot is very, very aspirational (clip below). As with most Apple advertising, the products take a back seat to people actually doing stuff. In this case, the iPhone 5s and iPhone apps shown are …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 401 views]

With the release of GarageBand 10 last Fall, Apple stripped a pair of popular features, podcast production and mp3 output. While GarageBand 10.0.2 doesn’t bring back podcast functionality, it does revive mp3 output — a good thing.
Apple’s consumer music editing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 707 views]

Last Thursday Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to rank and file developers and asked them to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. Then two days ago, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.6 betas to internal, employee …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 708 views]

There are scores of “free” Flash video downloaders, most of them won’t be around by year’s end let alone updated. TastyApps’ Videobox is a very different story — regularly updated and packed with prosumer features.
• VideoBox 4.0.5 (download)
— General improve …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[19 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | 412 views]

re/code is running an editorial by former eMusic CEO David Pakman that lays out the case, clearly and simply, for lower music streaming subscription prices. And, the way he explains it, the music labels must be stupid for not doing …