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Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 373 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 | No Comment | 491 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 | 299 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 | 606 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 | 228 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 | 278 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 | 429 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 | 880 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 | 218 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 | 512 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 | One Comment | 489 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 | 652 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 | 160 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 | 139 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 | 350 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, …