Comcast New Media Acquisitions

Why should Comcast improve its reputation when it can just buy the blogs that bash it?

By on July 24, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Why should Comcast improve its reputation when it can just buy the blogs that bash it?

Following Verizon’s recent acquisition of AOL, the industry and readers at large are waiting to see if and how the deal might affect the news sites Verizon now owns, including Huffington PostTechCrunch and Engadget. Considering Verizon has long been one of net neutrality’s biggest enemies, the worries are fairly obvious.

If there’s one company that readers are likely even more concerned about, it’s Comcast, which has long been the subject of widespread Internet wrath do to complaints surrounding poor service and even worse customer service.

Now, it looks like Comcast is in talks to buy some of its biggest critics. More →

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Free Weight Watchers

Want to lose weight? This iPhone app lets you do Weight Watchers without paying $20/month

By on July 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Want to lose weight? This iPhone app lets you do Weight Watchers without paying $20/month

Weight Watchers has worked for millions of people looking to get shed some pounds by improving their diets, but not everyone can afford to pay the $19.95 monthly fee Weight Watchers charges. Sure, there are other ways to lose weight — I lost 50 lbs in just three months without help from Weight Watchers — but the Weight Watchers program has been proven to be effective for many, many people so it’s clearly worth trying.

Now, however, there’s an iPhone app that gives you access to everything the official Weight Watchers program has to offer, but there’s no monthly fee at all. More →

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Comcast Vs Netflix

Comcast has created a monster… and its name is Netflix

By on July 23, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Comcast has created a monster… and its name is Netflix

Oops. Netflix has quickly grown from a nifty little site that streams a bunch of old movies to a game-changing entertainment powerhouse that makes it easier than ever to cut the cord. Long story short, it has become pay TV providers’ worst nightmare. Users love Netflix, investors love Netflix, and the company’s future looks brighter than ever as the cord cutting trend picks up steam.

Typically, service providers try to downplay Netflix’s impact on their business. Of course, one need only look at cable company’s subscriber trends to see how seriously Netflix and similar services are affecting these companies’ bottom lines. In an interesting moment of candor, however, one top cable company lobbyist admitted that Netflix is indeed hurting its business. More →

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iPhone Tricks

How have you lived this long without knowing these 10 hidden iPhone tricks?

By on July 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

How have you lived this long without knowing these 10 hidden iPhone tricks?

Some people like to pretend they know it all when it comes to Apple’s iPhone. I promise: you don’t know it all. Even if you’ve been carrying an iPhone in your pocket since the first day the handset became available back in 2007, you still don’t know everything there is to know about all of the phone’s features, because there are just too many things baked into iOS to remember them all.

Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here… More →

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Best Free iPhone apps

The 9 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on July 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

The 9 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

We showed you eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free yesterday, and there were definitely a few particularly good options in that post. In fact, a few of them are actually still on sale for free if you hurry. Today, we’re back with nine more apps though, and you have plenty of time to browse through them and snag your favorites. But don’t wait too long, of course… More →

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Netflix App

Netflix is rolling out its first major TV app update in 2 years – here’s what’s new

By on July 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Netflix is rolling out its first major TV app update in 2 years – here’s what’s new

Netflix is unquestionably a game-changer. Over the past few years, the service has grown to become a cord cutter’s dream, offering a massive library of movies and TV shows at a very affordable price.

While the game has undoubtedly changed since Netflix launched, Netflix itself has often taken its sweet time in embracing change in some respects. In particular, the company’s TV app hasn’t had a major update in years… until now. More →

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Suicide Squad Movie 2016 Cast

Unmasked: This is what the cast of ‘Suicide Squad’ looks like in real life

By on July 23, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Unmasked: This is what the cast of ‘Suicide Squad’ looks like in real life

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is already one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2016, and the Internet practically boiled over with excitement when the movie’s first trailer leaked during San Diego Comic-Con 2015. The movie is shaping up to be a worthy competitor to the box office wrecking ball Marvel has become, and fans are growing more and more excited with each new tidbit that trickles out.

While much has been made of the transformations each of the movie’s main cast members has undergone — especially Jared Leto as the Joker — it’s equally fascinating to look at each member of the Suicide Squad out of character to see just how much has been involved with each transformation. More →

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Amazon Deals

4 killer Amazon deals every iPhone and Android phone user needs to check out

By on July 22, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

4 killer Amazon deals every iPhone and Android phone user needs to check out

Call it part of the burden of smartphone ownership: you simply can’t do without certain accessories. Paying $400, $500 or even $600+ for a smartphone is only the beginning — if you want to get the most out of your iPhone or Android phone purchase and make life as easy as possible, you’ll also need to buy several accessories.

Additional chargers are a must, of course, but buying OEM isn’t always the best way to go. And of course, there aren’t always any OEM options when it comes to portable power packs, so you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Today, we’ve got four limited-time Amazon deals to tell you about, and you won’t want to miss them. More →

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How To Install iOS 9 Beta

How to install iOS 9 beta 4 right now without a developer account

By on July 22, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

How to install iOS 9 beta 4 right now without a developer account

For the first time ever, Apple is giving the general public free access to beta versions of its latest iOS software. The first public beta of iOS 9 was released earlier this month, and it gives Apple fans a chance to see what’s coming to the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus later this year.

But if you want the latest and greatest Apple has to offer, the public beta isn’t going to cut it — you still need a paid developer account to access the latest iOS 9 betas as Apple releases them. Or do you? More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today only

By on July 22, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today only

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one, and there are still some solid freebies in there that you can grab if you hurry back to that post. Today is a new day, of course, which means we’ve got a whole new list of sales to share with you. More →

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iPhone Tricks

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

By on July 22, 2015 at 9:15 AM.

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size of a phone book. The iOS platform simply packs too many features to cover them all at once, but that’s one of the great things about it. Even if you’ve been an iPhone user for years, there are still hidden features that are waiting to be discovered.

Today, we’re going to help you discover 10 such features, and you may never look at your phone the same way again. More →

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Top 10 Android Phones

These are the 10 most powerful Android phones in the world

By on July 16, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

These are the 10 most powerful Android phones in the world

Performance is more than just numbers on a sheet of paper. Smartphone specs tell part of the story, but they never tell us the whole story. Apple has proven that time and time again as its dual-core iPhones with 1GB of RAM continue to slaughter quad- and octa-core rivals in performance tests. Meanwhile on the Android side of things, specs on recent smartphones have often appeared quite similar on paper.

As we see in head-to-head performance comparisons, however, not all Android phones are created equal. More →

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Moov Now Release Date

The smartest smart band in the world just got even smarter – and it lasts 6 months on a charge

By on July 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

The smartest smart band in the world just got even smarter – and it lasts 6 months on a charge

I love my Jawbone UP3. Quality control issues continue to plague Jawbone, but the device and accompanying app are fantastic. I recently lost 50 pounds in just three months, and there is absolutely no question that UP bands and software were instrumental in my success.

As I continue to lose weight — now down about 75 lbs — and improve my health, Jawbone’s products still play an integral role for me. But there is one area where the UP falls short, and a former Apple engineer has stepped up to fill that huge gap. More →

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