Posts Tagged “Apple”

Check out Sony’s new toy. Excessive doesn’t do it justice.

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Fun fact: I have two iPods — one for talk radio and one for music. I'm nowhere near getting all my music onto the music iPod and it's already halfway full. I'm almost completely out of room on my talk radio iPod, so I will one day (sooner than later) need another one of those. One iPod has 60 gigabytes of space; the other, 160. At a combined 220 GBs, I know full well that such is nowhere near enough space to store everything I want to store. Naturally, you don't care about my iPods, my iPod ... read more

The wait is over. Soap operas rise from the dead (again) on Monday.

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Because who hasn't wondered about where Corbin Bleu is these days?! Have no fear, Disney Channel fans, the former "High School Musical" standout (assuming "standout" means "cast member") is returning to the airwaves Monday when "One Life To Live" calls up its friend, "All My Children," and they plan their first night out together in years. Yes. We've written about this before. From Gary Levin at USA Today ... "Both will be available Monday in a shortened half-hour weekday format at Hulu ... read more

As 30 Rock says goodbye does Apple TV get ready to say hello?

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Tonight, the best show on television for the last seven years, "30 Rock," comes to an end. This morning, I waxed poetic on as much, and the following is an excerpt ... The show is thick with jokes, layer upon layer stacking up like an endless mountain of funny. The plot twists are strange and the characters are stranger. In the 22 minutes each episode runs, you can’t leave the room for more than 30 seconds because if you do, you’ll miss three or four genuinely funny quips, not to mention the ... read more

Former Apple executive sounds off: Interesting words or sour grapes?

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Who is Jean-Louis Gassée? Well, according to the World Wide Internet, he is a former executive at Apple. He worked there from 1981 to 1990. If you look at certain spots of the web, you may read that he was eventually forced out because he wasn't good at coming up with new ideas. If you look at other spots, you may read that he left to begin a business venture centered around creating a new form of computer from scratch. If you look on this blog, you'll see my picture in the top right corner (what's ... read more

It’s Black Friday. What’s up?

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The turkey is gone. The football is in full swing. You've already read this about the perils of Thanksgiving Day. And maybe most importantly, you still have about six hours to go on your holiday shift at a newspaper. OK. So, maybe that last part is just for me. Anyway, what's next? Well, the countdown to Christmas has now officially begun as retailers that clearly have no grasp on tradition keep forcing the Black Friday festivities further and further back. Forget 6 a.m. deals the day ... read more

Apple brings into question your own definition of the word imminent.

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"Our discussions with industry contacts suggest that at least one major N. American MSO is working to estimate how much additional capacity may be needed for a new Apple device on their broadband data network. We believe this potentially suggests an imminent launch of the Apple TV." So were the words of Jefferies analyst James Kisner that were reported by most every tech-leaning news outlet Thursday as the tango that Apple continues to do with its television possibilities and every inquiring mind ... read more

Google Fiber expands again. Could it be the first legitimate answer to cutting the cord once and for all?

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Who could have thunk that Kansas City, Kansas, would ever be the mecca for all things Internet television? A Major League Soccer club, yes. The cutting edge of TV-watching habits, meh. But that's what we have on our hands after Friday, when Google Fiber announced that it was going to light up its second "firberhood," which, coincidentally, happens to be in Kansas City. Labeled "Dub's Dread," the move comes in light of Google giving the green light to its Fiber operation back in July. The neighborhood ... read more

So … what was that about a new Apple TV coming this year?

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Well, I initially wanted to sit down and talk about Conan O'Brien's announcement this week of a new Web series called "Serious Jibber-Jabber" that looks to be interesting if only because of the ambiguity that seems to be going into its announcement. Is hereally going to talk with smart, interesting people about smart, interesting things for a long, interesting time? Or is this just going to be an extension of his TBS talk show as he goofs around with semi-interesting people, never touching ... read more

Hello. Again.

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So ... that was fun. And by "fun," I mean ... Anyways, welcome back. A week gone and words could never begin to describe exactly how much I've missed you, the fantastically well-read blog-veiwer. I say "welcome back" under the pretense that "you were here" in the first place, and depending on what your definition of "you" is ... well, I could be typing this for less than nobody. But hey — why focus on the bad, when there is just so much good in the world, right? And by "good," I mean ... Actually, ... read more

Google TV goes international. The world sighs.

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Oh, Google. How you try and try and try. It's like the puppy dog that continuously relieves itself on a brand new carpet. Or Carly Rae Jepsen performing "Call Me Maybe" at the Great Frederick Fair in 15 years with a cigarette hanging from her lips. You know it wants to do better than it's doing, but you just have no idea how to take it seriously. So ... Google TV, meet Canada, Britain, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil. From the Vancouver Sun ... "In the ... read more