Showtime Standalone Streaming App Launch

My Decision to Become a Cord Cutter Is Looking Better Every Day

By on July 7, 2015 at 1:13 PM.

My Decision to Become a Cord Cutter Is Looking Better Every Day

2015 might be the best year ever for cord cutters.

Showtime launched its standalone streaming app on Tuesday across PC, Mac, Apple TV, Roku and iOS devices, along with the PlayStation Vue and Hulu internet services. Simply called Showtime, the app costs $10.99 a month, but new users will be able to try the service for 30 days free of charge. More →

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Airplane Wi-Fi

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

By on July 6, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

If one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience.

All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort.

Or so you would think.

Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for shoddy service, a losing proposition on both ends.

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Instagram High-Resolution Photos

Instagram Finally Starts Offering High-Resolution Photos – Here’s How to Find Them

By on July 6, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Instagram Finally Starts Offering High-Resolution Photos – Here’s How to Find Them

Sharing photos quickly with friends and family is easier than ever now that we all have Instagram on our phones, but the popular app has never been the first choice for photo enthusiasts. Filters are great, but what photographers have always wanted is access to the high-res versions of their shots. Years later, it looks like they’re finally getting what they want. More →

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How Old Is America 4th July

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

By on July 3, 2015 at 4:11 PM.

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →

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Apple Music Offline Listening

How to Use Apple Music Without Eating Up All Your Data

By on July 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to Use Apple Music Without Eating Up All Your Data

One of the best features of any music streaming service is the ability to save songs, albums and playlists for offline listening. Like any other streaming music service, Apple Music can certainly eat through a good amount of data if you use it often.

With the launch of Apple Music, plenty of three-month free trial subscribers are anxious to test everything out, but rather than fiddle around with the controls, let us explain exactly how to save music to listen offline. More →

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Most Famous Internet Hoaxes

Were You Fooled By Any of the Internet’s Most Famous Hoaxes?

By on July 2, 2015 at 4:07 PM.

Were You Fooled By Any of the Internet’s Most Famous Hoaxes?

There is no faster, more efficient source of news in the modern day than the Internet, but, as you well know, not everyone is interested in telling the truth. In fact, it’s easier than ever for a prank or a hoax to go viral in the age of the Internet, and the more channels we have in which to communicate, the faster this nonsense can spread.

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Eminem Beats 1 Interview

Listen to Zane Lowe’s Full Beats 1 Interview With Eminem Right Here

By on July 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Listen to Zane Lowe’s Full Beats 1 Interview With Eminem Right Here

As if the idea of launching a 24/7 live radio station alongside Apple Music wasn’t a big enough deal for Apple, the company had to secure an interview with Eminem as well during the first week of Beats 1 being on the air. In a baffling twist, Stephen Colbert managed to get his own ridiculous Eminem interview online first, but Zane Lowe’s is still worth a listen.

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Proxyham

New Device Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range

By on July 1, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

New Device Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range

Next month during the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Ben Caudill will unveil a potentially game changing device called a ProxyHam. Without question, the promise of ProxyHam should leave proponents of Internet privacy and anonymity beyond excited.

By relying upon a 900 MHz radio connection, Caudill’s device effectively serves as a long-distance Wi-Fi router. Specifically, the ProxyHam can transmit a Wi-Fi connection up to a distance of 2.5 miles in ideal conditions. As a result, even in scenarios where authorities manage to track down a target’s Internet connection, they might arrive on the scene (presumably a location with public w-fi access) only to find a ProxyHam device transmitting a low level signal perhaps thousands of feet away in any direction.

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iCloud Service Outage

Several of Apple’s iCloud Services Are Currently ‘Unavailable for Some Users’

By on July 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

Several of Apple’s iCloud Services Are Currently ‘Unavailable for Some Users’

Starting shortly before noon ET on Wednesday, July 1st, Apple began to report outages for several of its major services.

According to the ‘System Status’ page on Apple’s website, iCloud Drive, My Photo Stream, iWork for iCloud, Backup & Restore, iPhoto Journals, iMessage attachments, Mail Drop and iMovie Theater have all been experiencing issues during this period. More →

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FCC Commissioner Speech

WTF of the Week: FCC Commissioner Says People Don’t Need the Internet

WTF of the Week: FCC Commissioner Says People Don’t Need the Internet

By on July 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government with the sole purpose of regulating cable, satellite, radio and television, as well as wired and wireless communications. According to the commissioner of the FCC, that role does not include ensuring that all Americans have access to the Internet. More →

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Facebook Rainbow Profile Picture

Facebook Is Most Likely Tracking Your Rainbow Profile Picture

By on June 30, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Facebook Is Most Likely Tracking Your Rainbow Profile Picture

The social network wouldn’t firmly deny that it’s tracking the rainbow profile pictures that started appearing on Facebook soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. You’ve probably seen many friends use the tool Facebook set up so that anyone can add a rainbow to their profile picture, and you may have done it yourself. But if privacy is a concern, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. More →

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