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[24 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 462 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 | 311 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 | 618 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 | 398 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 | 342 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 …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 891 views]

And, by “delivered,” we mean selectively. Apple has pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.16 to employees, while rank and file developers can download Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 for Mavericks, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Late last week, Apple …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 6,189 views]

iTunes visualizers were, once upon a time, a big deal, a real selling point for both iTunes and the Mac. While some vendors, notably the ever excellent Sound Spectrum, still deliver new and updated products, iTunes visualizers development has definitely …

Cord Cutter »

[5 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 746 views]

What’s not to love? With a Roku box or, now, the second generation Roku Streaming Stick, you get access to 1,200 plus channels and more than 31,000 movies. The big advantage of the new Roku Streaming Stick is that it …

iOS, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 309 views]

Yesterday, Apple and Benz, Volvo and Ferrari introduced CarPlay and today we have videos, lots of videos. There are, of course, the official vids from the carmakers, as well as hands on reviews from the car media.
Fun stuff and likely …

Apple TV, Deals »

[28 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 837 views]

It is a very simple question with no easy answer. Should I buy Apple TV now or wait? While Apple is certainly working on and will release a new TV something, “When?” is an open question.
However, if you have been …

Cord Cutter »

[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 795 views]

Do broadband ISPs throttle Netflix? As far as subscribers are concerned, the answer is an emphatic and exasperated, yes! You will also hear the same answer from Netflix’s netflix provider, Cogent, which has gone public with its complaints about …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 654 views]

What is net neutrality? It is a simple rule that states that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Given the mechanics and politics of that internet that, quite obviously, isn’t happening. Here is a quick and dirty look which …

Cord Cutter »

[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 661 views]

How do Canadians fell about their cable bills? Money talks and about one-in-four citizens of the Great White North aren’t paying for TV. Cord cutting, it seems, is even more prevalent in Canada than the US.
When it comes to overpaying …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 696 views]

Change begins with dissatisfaction and, when it comes making people unhappy, cable companies are at the top of the list, right next to airlines and phone companies. So, you’re motivated and here’s how turn that into savings. Cut your cable …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 191 views]

Bruno Mars held the mainstage at Super Bowl XLVIII, but Bono and U2 were pretty much everywhere else. In celebration of the upcoming release of their new album, U2 is giving away the lead single Invisible on iTunes for a …