Netflix Vs. Comcast Streaming

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

By on August 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

Why did Netflix decide to cave in and pay Comcast for a better direct connection to its network? Because apparently slow Netflix streaming on Comcast was costing the company customers. CNN reports that Netflix this week explained to the Federal Communications Commission that the quality of Netflix streams on Comcast had become so poor that the company had no choice but to pay up for a better connection. More →

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iPhone 6 Specs A8 Processor

The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM.

The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

There’s no shortage of hype for the upcoming iPhone 6 although that doesn’t mean the device won’t be disappointing in some ways. The most disappointing rumor we’ve heard about Apple’s upcoming flagship phone is that it will only feature 1GB of RAM at a time when most high-end smartphones have long moved onto using 2GB of RAM or more. More →

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Apple Public Relations Strategies

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

Pretty much everyone who has ever written anything about technology has, at one point or another, been called an “iSheep” who is “so bias (sic) in favor of Apple!” But while accusations of “pro-Apple bias” occur so often that they’re practically meaningless, that doesn’t mean Apple doesn’t have a brilliant strategy for monitoring and manipulating media coverage about the company that is lightyears beyond what Amazon, Microsoft or even Google do. More →

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iPhone 6 A8 Processor Leaked Picture

This is the iPhone 6 component leak you’ve been waiting for

By on August 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

This is the iPhone 6 component leak you’ve been waiting for

We’ve seen plenty of iPhone 6 component leaks so far but this one is a lot more exciting than your average flex cable. Via Nowhereelse.fr, GeekBar has posted some new pictures on its Weibo page that purportedly show the iPhone 6’s A8 processor for the first time. More →

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Android Vs. iPhone Apps

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

By on August 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

Google and Apple never hesitate to brag about things that their platforms supposedly do better than one another but we have a hard time imagining Google bragging about beating iOS in this particular metric. UberGizmo directs our attention to a new report from Pornhub showing that more porn traffic now comes from Android phones than from iPhones. More →

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Worst Samsung Phone Ever

The ugliest phone Samsung ever made

By on August 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

The ugliest phone Samsung ever made

Maybe we should stop whining about the fact that the Galaxy S5 looks like a band-aid — things could be much worse. Redditor Vastrax reminds us of a Samsung released more than a decade ago that we’ve tried to wipe from our memories because it was so ugly that it even makes HTC’s notoriously hideous Evo 4G LTE look stylish by comparison. More →

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Why Is Time Warner Cable So Bad

Why this week’s massive TWC Internet outage was worse than you thought

By on August 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Why this week’s massive TWC Internet outage was worse than you thought

Time Warner Cable suffered a massive Internet outage this week that left more than 11 million customers without Internet access for approximately three hours. No biggie, though, these sorts of things happen every now and then… right? Well, maybe. But MIT’s Technology Review has talked with some experts who say that TWC’s big outage this week raises some troubling questions about its overall infrastructure. More →

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Comcast Customer Service Calls Remix

Danse miserable: Group wants to make a funky remix of hellish Comcast calls

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Danse miserable: Group wants to make a funky remix of hellish Comcast calls

Does misery have a time signature? That’s what open-Internet advocacy group Public Knowledge is trying to find out with a new contest that asks participants to take audio recordings from various nightmarish Comcast customer service calls and mash them up into a remix that will presumably be danceable and catchy. More →

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Sprint International Wi-Fi Calling

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

Amazing but true: Sprint really does seem to be stepping up its game when it comes to offering more value for customers. Sprint on Thursday announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi calling to customers who travel overseas and who call the United States, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. As you might have guessed, Wi-Fi calling lets you make phone calls using your local Wi-Fi network so you don’t have to use a carrier’s cellular network. This obviously eliminates the need for international roaming and thus will save you money on roaming charges as long as you’re within range of a working Wi-Fi hotspot. More →

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Opinions
Windows Phone Market Share

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

By on August 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM.

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

Windows Phone diehards can deny it all they want, but the numbers don’t lie: The past year has been one of stagnation for their favorite platform. Following a report from IDC that showed Windows Phone shipments had actually declined year-over-year, we have another report from Kantar Worldpanel that shows Windows Phone’s growth for the past year has been largely stagnant at best. More →

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Steve Wozniak Interview Apple iWatch

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

Apple cofounder and all around geek legend Steve Wozniak is not a fan of most smartwatches he’s seen so far. In fact, Wozniak revealed earlier this year that he so hated Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear that he decided to sell the device on eBay after less than a day. In a new interview with CNET, the man affectionately known as Woz reveals what he thinks Apple should do to bring get people to buy its first-ever wearable device. More →

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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Price

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

How much are you willing to pay for a bigger iPhone, Apple fans? G for Games directs our attention to a new report out of Spain that claims both the 4.7-inch version and the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 are going to cost more than the iPhone 5s. More →

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Stephen Hawking Ice Bucket Challenge

Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet

By on August 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet

No one is more aware of how hard it is to live with ALS than Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous physicist who has been suffering from an ALS-related condition for decades now. Because of this, we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw Hawking pop up in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video of his own to help raise funds for finding a cure for ALS. More →

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