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iPhone + Beats: Will Music Win?

November 20, 2014 |

Between a rock and a hard place. Digital download sales are falling, but streaming music service revenues, though rising, aren’t keeping pace. Artists, like Taylor Swift, are caught in the middle. Could Beats Music streaming service installed on every … Read More

Social Gaming points to a Changing Scene

October 20, 2014 |

The phrase “online gaming” means different things to different people. If you ask anyone whose gaming is centred around a console then you can pretty much guarantee what their version is going to be. That side of the story is what … Read More

The Fappening 4-ever: Lawsuits Threatened, Careers Boosted

October 2, 2014 | 7

And, millions of dollars hang in the balance… A Hollywood A-list lawyer, repping Jennifer Lawrence and 11 other Hollywood starlets, is threatening to sue Google for profiting from the Fappening 4-ever photos. Why Google? Apparently, Apple, Reddit, the Fappeners … Read More

Free and Hating It? Remove Songs of Innocence

September 15, 2014 |

Watching people react to Apple + U2’s gift of “Songs of Innocence” has been disconcerting a combination 21st Century “WOW” and guttural embarrassment. Yes, most people appreciated the gift and have said as much. There is another smaller class … Read More

Was It Good for You? See Twitter’s Apple Watch-gasm

September 11, 2014 | 4

I don’t smoke, but I really want one right about now. During Tim Cook’s Tuesday, September 9 Apple Event keynote address, Americans as well as people all ’round the planet, were excited — really, really excited — to see … Read More

Redditor Behind Fappening Wants His Privacy Back

September 8, 2014 |

Jennifer Lawrence’s naughty bits fully exposed to public view? That apparently is fair play, but the guy on Reddit who posted the racy to raunchy Fappening photos of Lawrence and other Hollywood starlets is now complaining about an invasion … Read More

The Fappening: iCloud, Jennifer Lawrence Not Breached

September 3, 2014 | 1

The Fappening is about leaked stolen “acquired” explicit photos? Not so much, mostly not so explicit and technology only gets a cameo. The Fappening is mostly about a post sexual, post racial, post thinking bunch of mammals that can’t … Read More

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