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PTJ 140 News: Cable Ties and Record Highs

After we recorded last week’s episode (of course), news broke that the Comcast deal to acquire Time Warner Cable was kaput. While those worried about cable monopolies were happy the Comcast deal was scuttled, not everyone was thrilled about it — namely Time Warner Cable customers who say their quality of service is so miserable, … Continue reading PTJ 140 News: Cable Ties and Record Highs

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Tech Term: Over-the-Top Applications

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been described as over-the-top. Yes, I’m bold and have been known to take things beyond reasonable limits but I am rarely excessive or outrageous. If you’ve ever met my family you’ll know that if anything I’m…um…under-the-bottom. Ugh, that sounds so wrong. Let’s move on. This week’s tech … Continue reading Tech Term: Over-the-Top Applications

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PTJ 139 News: Spring Cleaning

The Googleverse got  a little rattle this week as the company began rolling out its mobile-friendly update. As one might imply from the name, this new tweak to the new Google Search algorithm boosts the rankings of sites that are designed for (or have responsive versions for) mobile devices. The mobile-friendly update also applies only … Continue reading PTJ 139 News: Spring Cleaning

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A Snapshot of Photos for OS X

Apple released an update for Yosemite earlier this month, and this new OS X 10.10.3 boots the crusty, trusty old iPhoto program out of the Dock to make room for a new app simply called Photos for OS X. (The new software is also intended to replace Aperture, Apple’s higher-end management tool for professional photographers.) To … Continue reading A Snapshot of Photos for OS X

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PTJ 138 News: Time Will Tell

And, they’re off…preorders for the Apple Watch started last week. Although Apple itself hasn’t released any sales figures of its own, analysts are chiming in and some watch models are now backordered until June. One research firm, Slice Intelligence, had a report that said its consumer-survey data showed that Apple took about 957,000 preorders for Apple … Continue reading PTJ 138 News: Time Will Tell

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PTJ 137: Organize Your Online Reading Life

This week we go back to basics here on the show as  J.D. and El Kaiser go over the week’s news and help you make your online reading experience better with reading list tools and apps. In the news, Roku adds features to their existing streaming devices; rumors swirl that the new Apple TV will … Continue reading PTJ 137: Organize Your Online Reading Life

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PTJ 137 News: Sticks and Phones

Spring is full of popular television shows returning with fresh new episodes, and streaming TV boxes are busting a move. Roku has upgraded its Roku 3 and Roku 2 set-top streaming boxes with improved features like alphabetical search and a movie watchlist. A software update for existing Roku boxes also adds these features. The $100 Roku 3 (shown … Continue reading PTJ 137 News: Sticks and Phones

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(Hopefully) Helpful Hint: A Confederation of Articles

Yes, there is a cubic buttload of stuff to read online, but you don’t have to skip that long article that looks sort of interesting because you’re slammed with work (or life) at the moment. Just remember your friendly Reading List feature or extension in your Web browser. With a read-later tool, you can quickly bookmark an … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: A Confederation of Articles

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PTJ 136 News: May the Force Field Be With You

April Fools’ Day was this week and the usual tech-company hijinks were on display. Google turned its Google Maps site into a location-specific version of the Pac-Man videogame that was actually fully functional — and let users navigate the munching yellow ball over city streets. Samsung, meanwhile, released a promo site for a fake Galaxy … Continue reading PTJ 136 News: May the Force Field Be With You

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PTJ 136: Public Shame and Private Gaming Moments

How has the Internet made it easier for us to embarrass ourselves — or be embarrassed by others?  Laura M. Holson discusses the history  of personal mortification online and Jon Ronson’s new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Also on the show we’re joined by Dennis Fong, better known by his gaming handle Thresh and for … Continue reading PTJ 136: Public Shame and Private Gaming Moments

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