In-flight Wi-Fi Speed Comparison

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

By on June 6, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

In-flight Wi-Fi is almost worse than having no Wi-Fi at all: sure, you can look at all those funny memes, but they only load one line at a time. The slow speeds are mostly due to the limited technology being used. namely ground stations scattered all across the country.

But thanks to a new agreement signed between Viasat and American Airlines, fast internet could be coming to every single passenger on future American flights.

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Netflix VPN Blocking

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

By on May 13, 2016 at 9:06 AM.

Netflix is one of the most universally adored services out there. Where as most companies have as many outspoken critics as they do fans, heaps of praise are constantly shoveled Netflix’s way by customers. Since it’s so rare to see users upset with the company, it’s definitely a change of pace when nearly 45,000 people band together and demand that Netflix change one of its policies — but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week.  More →

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Adobe Flash Windows Zero-Day Fix

Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

By on May 11, 2016 at 7:10 PM.

Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

Flash zero-day vulnerabilities are a dime a dozen these days, so you won’t be surprised to learn there’s another one  in the wild. Microsoft and Adobe have independently found two distinct zero-day vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer and Flash, respectively, which means it’s time to update Windows and Flash. Apparently, exploits exist for both that allow for remote code execution. More →

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Is Apple ID Down

Apple sites hit with widespread outage

By on May 11, 2016 at 7:23 AM.

Apple sites hit with widespread outage

Whatever you do, don’t forgot your Apple ID password right now because if you’re being impacted by widespread outages affecting Apple users around the world, you won’t be able to recover or reset it.

Users on Apple’s support forum, on social media and elsewhere have been complaining of widespread service outages or interruptions impacting the Apple ID website as well as Apple’s iForgot site, which allows users to reset forgotten passwords. Oddly, users are reporting a wide range of different problems rather than just a straight outage. Apple has not yet acknowledged any issues with its services. More →

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iOS 10 Apple Music

The one thing Apple never gets right

By on May 6, 2016 at 2:46 PM.

The one thing Apple never gets right

No one can see the future but when it comes to Apple, some things are becoming surprisingly safe bets. For example, when Apple releases a new iPhone we can safely assume that it will be one of the most powerful and well-designed smartphones the world has ever seen. But on the flip side of the coin, it’s becoming equally safe to assume that any new service-based products Apple introduces are going to take a bit of time to mature.

That’s putting it mildly, to say the least. Another way to put it would be to say that Apple’s new software-based products are often a total mess at first, and it looks like we’ll soon see the company reel things in with its latest launch. More →

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Apple Music Student Subscription

Apple Music is now 50% cheaper for students

By on May 6, 2016 at 9:17 AM.

Apple Music is now 50% cheaper for students

Apple Music might not be any better than rival services like Spotify, but there’s little question that it’s better integrated into the iOS platform and that’s where Apple has an edge. Rumor also has it that the Apple Music app is about to get a big overhaul that will be unveiled next month during Apple’s big WWDC event in mid-June. This is big news for several reasons, but mainly because iOS device users have voiced serious concerns about the app’s functionality and usability.

The company doesn’t always get things right the first time when it comes to apps and web services, but Apple almost always comes around eventually so we’re definitely looking forward to a reimagined Apple Music experience. In the meantime, Apple is sweetening the deal a bit ahead of its big redo: If you’re a student, you can now subscribe to Apple Music for half price. More →

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YouTube Material Design

How to switch to YouTube’s big Material Design makeover right now, before it launches

How to switch to YouTube’s big Material Design makeover right now, before it launches

By on May 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM.

When Google redesigned the Android interface using its new “Material Design” guidelines, users were ecstatic. It’s not that Android’s old design was particularly bad, but the new and improved look of Android was sleek and modern. In fact, Material Design arguably made Android the best-looking mobile platform in the world.

After Android got its big makeover, other Google sites and services began to enjoy redesigns using the same Material look and feel. But after all this time, one of Google’s most popular sites — YouTube — has yet to get its Material makeover… until now.

Google is testing a fantastic new design for the YouTube website and it should be released at some point in the coming weeks. You don’t have to wait another minute to check out YouTube’s new design though, and we’ll tell you how in this post. More →

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OneDrive Free Storage Referral Bonus

How to reclaim the free OneDrive storage Microsoft is about to take away

By on April 28, 2016 at 12:37 PM.

How to reclaim the free OneDrive storage Microsoft is about to take away

If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage with any regularity, chances are that you’re still reeling from the news that free users will have their storage cut from 15GB to 5GB on July 27th. Unless you visited a page on Microsoft’s website before January 31st, 2015, you’re going to lose 10GB of storage this summer.

Thankfully, there are a few ways to counteract the change. More →

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Movie Streaming Sites

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

By on April 26, 2016 at 5:53 PM.

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

There’s a whole lot of money to be made in streaming content to computers and mobile devices, and big media companies have no intention of letting Netflix and Amazon dominate the market without a fight. Companies from HBO and Showtime to Hulu and Verizon have all launched subscription streaming services in an effort to chase cord cutters and “cord nevers” who don’t pay for cable or satellite television service, and the streaming market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

Now, Time Warner has tossed its hat into the ring in announcing a new streaming service of its own. While the media giant’s plan certainly seems interesting, its new service isn’t likely to keep any Netflix executives up at night. More →

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OneDrive Free Storage Limit

If you use Microsoft’s free OneDrive cloud storage, we hope you’re sitting down

By on April 25, 2016 at 6:06 PM.

If you use Microsoft’s free OneDrive cloud storage, we hope you’re sitting down

OneDrive users, we have some bad news and we think that you should probably be sitting down for it. Microsoft announced last year that it would be making some big changes to its cloud storage solution, OneDrive. Unfortunately, those changes were all bad news for users. For one, the company said that it intended to ditch its 100GB and 200GB plans and offer only a paid 50GB plan for $1.99 per month. Of note, that’s twice what Apple charges for the same amount of iCloud storage.

But that’s not even the really bad news. Microsoft also said that it planned to trim the amount of cloud storage available to free OneDrive users from 15GB to 5GB at some point in early 2016, and now we know exactly when the change will take place. More →

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Stream Prince Music

There’s only one place you can stream Prince’s music catalog

By on April 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM.

There’s only one place you can stream Prince’s music catalog

The world on Thursday lost a masterful musician and storyteller in Prince, who died this morning at the age of 57. Prince’s untimely passing comes just three months after the passing of another music legend, David Bowie. It’s a sad day for music fans around the world, and our condolences extend to Prince’s friends and family.

Of course, there’s no better way to celebrate an artist than by enjoying his or her art, and right now there’s only one music streaming service with access to Prince’s catalog. More →

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Amazon Prime Video Monthly Subscription

Amazon is offering monthly Prime subscriptions and a video-only package for the first time ever

By on April 18, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Amazon is offering monthly Prime subscriptions and a video-only package for the first time ever

The Amazon Prime is one of the best services the giant retailer has to offer. Not only does it offer free two-day shipping on Amazon purchases, but it includes additional perks such as access to plenty of music and video streaming catalog. You still have to pay $99 every year to enjoy these perks, which is a great value considering everything that’s included with Prime. However, Amazon is looking to make its Prime service even more attractive and affordable by changing the way it’ll charge you. Furthermore, Amazon’s Prime Video service will be available as a standalone product for the first time since its introduction, competing directly with Netflix. More →

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