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    A New Way To Deliver an Apple TV? Give Them Away!

    August 22nd, 2018

    It’s no secret that the Apple TV isn’t doing terribly well compared to similar gear from Amazon, Google and market leader Roku. While Apple was the pioneer in this space, it took far too long to modernize the product. Even when Apple introduced an all-new model in 2015, it made it much more expensive, yet […]


    Net Neutrality and the Alternative

    May 17th, 2018

    Shorn of the silly excuses about hampering innovation by ISPs, ditching Net Neutrality is more about reducing regulations. But regulations quite often are responses to abuses, so the issue may never have come up if people didn’t find their Netflix signals constantly stuck in the “buffering” zone. The reason that was happening was because some […]


    Newsletter Issue #961: What If a Third Party Ink Cartridge Damages Your Printer?

    April 30th, 2018

    It’s well-known that printer makers earn most of their profits from the consumables, not the purchase of the original product. Indeed, during a normal lifecycle, you’ll pay the hardware’s price over and over again to keep it going. But there have been efforts to reduce the cost of consumables, such as Epson’s Eco-Tank printers, although […]


    The Siri Follies

    March 15th, 2018

    So what’s wrong with Siri? Why hasn’t it realized its potential, since it was essentially the original smartphone digital assistant? Why has it been rated far inferior to Google Voice and Alexa? A key reason is said to  be Apple’s privacy policies. Unlike Google and Amazon, you aren’t the customer, thus ensuring far greater security when […]