Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

By on July 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

Oh, Comcast. Even when you do things that should be cool, you manage to make them massively disappointing. Our latest example is the pricing for the company’s new 2Gbps Internet service, which we now know will cost you $300 per month plus up to $1,000 in installation fees. A more Comcastic pricing scheme we could not imagine. More →

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Mt. Fuji Wifi

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

By on July 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

Japan recently installed Wi-Fi hotspots on Mt. Fuji because even adventurous mountain climbers, apparently, need Internet access. So if you’re one of the brave souls intent on climbing to the top of the most visited mountain in the world, you’ll now be able to email selfies of your achievement to friends with ease.

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AT&T Vs. Google Fiber Build Out

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

By on July 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

AT&T fiber roll outs don’t typically generate as much hype as Google Fiber roll outs… but that could soon change. Barron’s flags a new research note from Moffett-Nathanson‘s Craig Moffett, who says that AT&T is vowing to be much more aggressive in building out fiber if its merger with DirecTV is approved. In fact, if AT&T follows through on its plans, it would make the company “by far the largest fiber builder over the next five years or so.” More →

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Google Play Music Deleting Music Downloads

If Google’s Trying to Lose the Fight Against Apple Music, It’s Off to a Great Start

By on July 8, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

If Google’s Trying to Lose the Fight Against Apple Music, It’s Off to a Great Start

Now that Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring, the music streaming wars can officially begin. The only contenders that anyone seems to be talking about lately are Spotify and Apple Music, but there are several other options to choose from, including Google’s own Google Play Music.

And Google Play Music is a solid choice! But with the spotlight shining in its direction, Google managed to make an epic blunder that could make curious consumers reconsider their streaming service decisions.
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Tidal Family Share Plan Pricing

Tidal Swipes One of Apple Music’s Best Ideas and Completely Screws It Up

By on July 8, 2015 at 10:38 AM.

Tidal Swipes One of Apple Music’s Best Ideas and Completely Screws It Up

Regardless of what you think of Apple Music as a service, there’s no question that the family share plan is an incredible value. For just $5 more than the standard monthly price, you can add up to five additional members to your subscription, each with their own personal libraries, playlists and recommendations.

Tidal apparently took notice, as the oft-maligned platform is planning to implement its own family share plan. Unfortunately (but perhaps unsurprisingly), Jay Z and co. managed to miss the point of the family plan entirely. More →

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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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