Broadband, iPhone »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s uncarrier initiative continues to shake the wireless industry to its foundations. The big, big deal this time around is rollover data, a beautiful idea whose time has finally come!
“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused …

Games, Mac »

[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

The latest installment in Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Beyond Earth, looks intriguing and has generally been well reviewed. However, for some players, no game has truly arrived until the first dot fix ships — Beyond Earth 1.0.1 Update is here.

Broadband »

[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

It is a step forward, but hardly the great leap many had hoped for. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has significantly boosted its minimum broadband standard, more than doubling the download speed to 10Mbps from 4Mbps.
“According to recent data, …

Games, Mac »

[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Another year, another Mac Game Top 10. However, whereas it would be well nigh impossible to best the 2013 Mac Game Top 10 (ie Bioshock Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown), the 2014 Iteration is memorable in its own right, featuring the …

Mac »

[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Earlier this week, Apple shipped Safari 8.0.2 to the public. Now, Apple’s pushed yet another Safari update, this time to its outside developer corps along with OS X 10.10.2 14C81f, the third beta of an upcoming Yosemite update.
Exciting stuff, eh?
Baked …

Deals, Hardware, Mac, Software »

[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big, big fans of refurbished Macs and cheap software. This Apple Christmas Deal write up is all about refurbished Macs, including a special $10 off offer from Mac of All Trades.
• December Coupon Special …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …

Mac »

[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

About a week ago, Apple released and then quickly pulled Safari 8.0.1. The company has fixed that issue — some users were unable to run Safari after installing v8.0.1 — with the release of Safari 8.0.2, which addresses a number …

Apple luv »

[11 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Steve Jobs was known quite famously for often being a jerk and, when he was forced out of Apple in 1985 by John Sculley, he was being a jerk. For that reason thing alone, “hate Sculley” will forever be the …

Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

You have got to start somewhere and this appears to be another beginning. Netflix already offers a variation on the 4K theme — standard caveats apply — and, now, Amazon Prime Instant has begun pumping 4K movies to customers, too.
While …