Topic: Internet

A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?

A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?

I know it seems silly to ask. But USA Today took a look at the term "cord cutter" a few days ago and noted that it doesn't show up in the Oxford English Dictionary, nor on OED.com. On top of that, a recent eMarketer … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 18: TiVo Targets Cord Cutters with New Box

A Year Without Cable, Week 18: TiVo Targets Cord Cutters with New Box

Thanks to the Supreme Court, it's doubtful we'll see a service like Aereo pop up anytime soon. But while you can't pay to access broadcast TV over the Internet anymore, you can set up a similar system yourself using … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 17: One Third Complete

A Year Without Cable, Week 17: One Third Complete

My first Year Without Cable post was published on April 28. It was that day that I told Verizon I'd be returning my FiOS set top box and eliminating cable TV from my package. Why? Because I was staring down the barrel of … [Read more...]

For Christ’s Sake, Comcast

For Christ’s Sake, Comcast

It was only three days ago that I wrote a post covering Comcast's recent issues in the area of customer service. Three days. In that time, two more stories have popped up that are less than flattering for the … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

The primary focus of cord cutting -- at least, from where I’m sitting -- seems to be the financial savings. Cable bills haven’t exactly gotten cheaper over the years, and for those who have anything but the most … [Read more...]

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

As you may know, I’ve been on the hunt for a way to get the most television at the lowest possible price. Out of disgust with the size of my bill, I cut cable out of my Verizon FiOS plan entirely, and have looked to … [Read more...]

New Apple TV Won’t Arrive in 2014, Says Report

New Apple TV Won’t Arrive in 2014, Says Report

Apple typically keeps a consistent update schedule with its products, but one in particular hasn't been touched since early 2012 -- the Apple TV. The streaming set-top box -- a "hobby" of the company for several years … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 14: The Sorry Attempt

A Year Without Cable, Week 14: The Sorry Attempt

If you’ve ever quit a pricey subscription service before, you’ve likely had that service put on the full court press in order to regain possession of those lost dollars. You might get offers via email or telephone, … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 13: Broadening Your Media Horizons

A Year Without Cable, Week 13: Broadening Your Media Horizons

I’ve been on this cable-free journey for 13 weeks now, and I’ve talked a lot about how you can try to replicate the cable TV experience at a much lower cost. If you’re willing to hack together a system in the name … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past

A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past

Doing away with cable can mean doing away with current season TV for some. Rather than buy next-day episodes on iTunes or Amazon, these viewers simply rely on services like Netflix to stream episodes months after … [Read more...]