Of course others like Sling and TiVo have been way ahead in bringing TV shows, live or recorded, to small screens, and providers like Dish Network, AT&T and DirecTV have also pushed multiscreen viewing including recordings and downloads. If you don’t have one of those though, it’s good to see Comcast rolling out the technology — especially since more of us could end up under its umbrella if the merger goes through — although we’ll need to try it out to see how well it actually works in practice. The cable giant recently decommissioned / downsized its Netflix competitor Streampix, but the option of offline viewing could put X1 in places streams don’t fit like airplanes or hotels with weak WiFi. Hopefully this is a sign of things picking up for X1. Next on the hitlist (after hiring a new exec to head up customer service) should be no more national outages, 4K, full streaming video access for devices like Roku, TiVo or the Xbox One and some useful apps for those new set-top boxes — oh and just for laughs, we’ll throw in that fabled Apple TV partnership, lower prices and HBO Go everywhere / for everyone.
While everybody in the tech industry seems to be trying to make programming easier to pick up, most of the efforts that have popped up either repackage the concepts found in existing languages or boil down the logic programmers use to the point where you don’t learn skills that are directly applicable to actual software development. Read More
There’s no name in cloud storage that carries more weight than Dropbox. The plucky upstart has been around for six years and has survived attempts by much larger companies to oust it from the market. While Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft offer a competitor, many users still turn to Dropbox by default. With that said, Microsoft has made serious improvements to OneDrive and has become one of the most viable alternatives. Over the last year the company has increased the free storage limits, raised file size caps, and launched numerous apps. These improvements have made the service far better for…
Microsoft today launched the Surface for Education Program to offer special pricing for schools in Canada, the UK and the US. In short, the Surface Pro 3 and Type Cover keyboard bundle is available at a 10 percent discount. While schools need to check their local prices, here is the price reduction they can expect: There is some fine print worth noting. The products have to be purchased Microsoft’s Authorized Device Resellers and schools have to order a minimum of five units. See also – Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft’s delicate compromise worked this time? and Surface Pro 3…
Companies like Jpay lobby hard to be the exclusive conduit for remittances from prisoners’ families to the inmates, taking a huge rake off the top of funds sent to pay for essentials like warm clothes, medical care and food. Read the rest
Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it’s launching a clutch of features that it hopes will get them to stick around a while longer: three new tools — Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings and University Finder — focus on college-bound students who are… Read More
Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint’s 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.
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