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WoW Warlords of Draenor Coming Nov 13 for $90

August 17, 2014 |

Alliance or Horde? Ready to go through the Dark Portal? Looking for Warlords of Draener specs, prices and contents? You have come to the right place, so please step inside.

Quite a run. With bloodline dating back to 1994 … Read More

iTunes Pass Comes to the US, Australia

July 17, 2014 | 1

Good on ya, Apple! On Tuesday, July 15, few on this side of the Pacific Pond noticed that Apple rolled out the iTunes Pass program in Japan. Two days later, the company has brought the service to customers in … Read More

What’s New in iTunes 11.3: HD Movie Extras

July 10, 2014 |

Hey, cats and kittens, Apple has pushed out an out-of-cycle (ie no one was expecting) iTunes 11 update that brings iTunes Extras for HD movies. Not a revolutionary feature by any stretch of the imagination, but yet another reason … Read More

Facebook Psych Experiments Revealed, Idiot Outrage Ensues!

June 30, 2014 |

Stunning news flash from the world of commerce — corporations are trying to manipulate you and your emotions in order to get your money. More shocking still? Facebook psychologists and data scientists have purposely tweaked user new feeds to … Read More

US Supreme Court: ‘Aereo Is a Cable System’

June 25, 2014 | 2

While most people will mull over the “legal” merits of the ABC vs Aereo case, specifically how the Copyright Right Act of 1976 should be applied, the bottom line is this — Hollywood, broadcasters and the cable companies get … Read More

T-Mobile UnCarrier 5 Promises Music Freedom, Free iPhone 5s Trial

June 19, 2014 |

Tech companies both large and small are making a streaming music play. Amazon Prime Music and Apple’s Beats acquihire, of course, come to mind. However, Music Freedom could shake things up.

However, while Bezos schilled the Fire Phone, T-Mobile’s … Read More

Amazon Launches Prime Music, Joins Streaming Scrum

June 12, 2014 |

Need another reason to pay $99 a year for an Amazon Prime account? Then Amazon’s new Prime Music could be just the thing. With more than 1,000,000 songs from over 10,000 albums, this isn’t serious Spotify let alone iTunes … Read More

Think Beats, Iovine, Dre Excite? Apple’s WWDC 2014 Beckons

May 30, 2014 |

Say what you like about how Tim Cook’s Apple is different from how Steve Jobs Apple. Nevertheless, Tim Cook’s Apple has sucked all of the oxygen out of the news cycle for a month or more. And, the Beats … Read More

Apple Buys Beats Music, Electronics for $3 Billion

May 28, 2014 |

The doubters have now been silenced. Apple has agreed to buy Beats Music (streaming) and Beats Electronics (headphones) for a total of $3 billion with $2.6 billion payable upfront and $400 million due when certain (unnamed) conditions are met. … Read More

Cox Promises Gigabit Fiber to Its Customers

May 23, 2014 |

Who wants gigabit broadband? Cox Communications, America’s third-largest cable operator, is asking its customers and expects to begin delivering gigabit fiber to some of its residential customers this year (and there was much rejoicing).

Initially, the rollout will … Read More

Apple Still Buying Beats? Yep, It’s an Acquihire

May 22, 2014 |

While I’m not a believer, yet, sources say Apple’s Beats acquisition is still happening. Moreover, the Cupertino, California-based iPhone, iPad and Mac maker isn’t after technology — Beats doesn’t have any — but rather wants to acquihire founders Jimmy … Read More

Google Fiber: We Peer Right, No Fast Lane BS

May 22, 2014 | 2

The great majority of Google’s products are free, which means you are what’s for sale. It’s that simple. However, in the case of Google Fiber, the company’s trendsetting commercial broadband service, they are taking the high road, doing the … Read More

Apple Buying Beats for $3.2b

May 8, 2014 | 2

In another stark break with its Steve Jobs past, Apple is purportedly in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. If true, the acquisition would be by far Apple’s biggest to date.

Tim Cook let it slip that … Read More

Apple vs Amazon? iTunes Is the Big Winner

April 28, 2014 | 10

It’s Apple vs Amazon and, by at least one important measure, iTunes is the big winner. Really? That’s crazy talk! While Jeff Bezos’ “everything store” sells more things, Tim Cook’s iTunes Store leads where it matter most — active … Read More

Internet Explorer Zero Day Flaw Affects Every Version

April 28, 2014 |

And, by every version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft means every version all the way back to version 6, which shipped in 2001. Quite naturally, Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 users are completely on their own — Redmond won’t … Read More