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iTunes, Mac, Security »

[23 Jan 2014 | No 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 …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 296 views]

As evidenced by the huge number of reality shows on TV, people love conflict. However, while it might be entertaining to think “Amazon vs Netflix,” the reality of the situation is that Amazon + Netflix is a better deal for …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 250 views]

There are others but that’s all they are. The script and screenplay gold standard was, is and shall be Final Draft and there is a major Mavericks compatible revision thereof available on the Mac App Store.
How dominant is Final Draft? …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to, Software »

[5 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 581 views]

Steve Jobs introduced Front Row (video below) on October 12, 2005. However, with the release of OS X Lion in July 2011, Front Row was dead. Although Apple won’t bring it back, Finess Software has created nessMediaCenter, which is a …

Cord Cutter »

[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 267 views]

Cord Cutting is very much a thing and more than 2 million people dropped cable and satellite TV over the last year or so. With that background comes news that Comcast, Dish and DirecTV are raising prices.
The Denver Post reports …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[3 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 195 views]

Whether or not you already have every single original Star Trek movie on DVD or Blu-ray, all 10 of them, this is a pretty decent deal. Fundamentally, it comes down to how you value your time.
And, whether you already …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[31 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 6,779 views]

Have a new Apple TV? How about an older Apple TV? Chances you will be spending lots of quality time with over the next day or so. Here are 10+ Apple TV tips that will optimize your viewing experience.
Apple TV …

Cord Cutter »

[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 327 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 | 508 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 | No Comment | 1,891 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 | 331 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 — …