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[5 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,191 views]

Some months ago, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked the public for its comments, opinions and suggestions on how to handle the issue of net neutrality. The comment period has come to end — time to parse all of …

Broadband »

[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 3,534 views]

Given the local, regional and state monopolies awarded cable and telco companies, most American don’t enjoy the fruits of broadband competition. However, the simple fact that gigabit fiber begets more gigabit fiber has citizens and their governments clamoring for municipal …

Mac, Tech »

[29 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 301 views]

Yes, Apple continues to open new Apple Stores in the US. However, if you live in a provincial town, you either have a Best Buy or nothing at all. Simply Mac is changing that.
Simply Mac is an Apple Authorized Reseller …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,004 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, …

Broadband »

[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 2,216 views]

Roughly a year ago, Google and Starbucks announced the coffee retailer would transition from AT&T to Google Access (aka Google Fiber), boosting free wifi speeds at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations by up to 100X. How’s that going?
The Starbucks + …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,286 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 …

Apple luv, Tech »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,439 views]

GameStop, the game retailer, is trimming 100-plus stores this year, but will continue to operate more than 6,000 location. Nevertheless, gaming isn’t what it used to be and the company is already investing big in smartphone retail and Apple authorized …

Deals, Tech »

[13 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 312 views]

We knew it was coming and now it is here, but it still kind of blows. Amazon is increasing the price of Amazon Prime from from $79 to $99 a year in the US — how many people will leave?
Amazon …

Deals, Hardware, Tech »

[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,536 views]

The latest and greatest. Do you NEED an 802.11ac broadband router? What is the best home router for you? Whereas 802.11n provided a palpable, order of magnitude performance boost over 802.11g, many users will find that 802.11ac is an appealing …

Tech »

[5 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,468 views]

Electronics reseller RadioShack has made headlines of late because it plans to close over 1,000 stores. Like many retailers, RadioShack is having trouble finding its way in the post-Amazon world, but is there more to the story than that.
In the …

Apps, iOS, Tech »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 852 views]

If dissatisfaction is the mother of change, data is mother’s milk. That said, FCC Speed Test, a consumer app for collecting broadband metrics, is now available of iPhone and iPad.
An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,497 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 …

Apple luv, Tech »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 333 views]

Arsenic, Mercury, Carbon Dioxide and more — electricity generated from coal kills. Little wonder that America’s leading technology companies are pursuing green power so aggressively. And, everyone’s favorite fruit company is right up at the top of the US EPA’s …

Apple luv, Tech »

[24 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 3,566 views]

Finally, an iconic Christmas image that doesn’t involve people beating each other senseless in a Walmart over a cheap TV! Here is what happened when a couple guys, a quadcopter, some trim and a couple sprigs of mistletoe descended on …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Tech »

[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 3,559 views]

Apple has purchased a factory ($100 million) and partnered with GT Advanced ($587 million) to produce sapphire crystal. That’s a big investment in a big facility, which has led to big speculation, though at least one obvious application isn’t being …