Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wishlist Vol 2

Just a heads up. If you came here from an old link, be sure to check out the updated version on our new site

Monday, October 21, 2013

Moving to a new home

For a myriad of reasons,  the decision has been made to move our base of operation to a new site. 

Fanatical Network

Hope to see you there

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The World's End

The Merry Trio of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright return to finish their 'Cornetto' Trilogy with the tale of 5 guys, 1 night and 12 pints. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Rumor Mill: Apple TV Streaming Service??

Numerous sites have been posting articles today about alleged negotiations between Apple and various cable companies and networks. The idea, they say, is that Apple is working on a premium service not unlike Hulu that would be offered for free with ads or folks could pay a reasonable fee to skip those ads and Apple would give the money from the fees to the companies to cover the lost revenue. 

Now everyone knows that I'm gaga for my Apple Stuff and for movies etc. So yeah this whole thing has got my brain churning. 

I see this as a totally plausible notion but I'm not so sure that I buy that Apple is reinventing the wheel on this. There are a few things (hopefully going with my previous discussions about better pricing etc) that could be going on.

  • This is just Apple negotiating for those previously discussed items of missing seasons, better quality etc. 
  • Apple could be trying to convince Hulu etc to offer some kind of IAP that would turn off ads. On the Hulu front they might even be trying to get Hulu to allow their free stuff on iOS devices instead of this requiring a Hulu Plus account. And then maybe also removing ads from Hulu Plus (I don't know about anyone else but I'd up what I would pay to $15 a month for ad free viewing)
  • Some kind of hybrid deal. Get all shows on season passes etc but offer also a premium pass that includes all the season features, quality blah blah of a regular one AND the ability to stream the episodes to an Apple TV or even iPad from the time of local OTA until the general 'home video' release (which for most shows is between 12-18 hours later)
Now I don't know about anyone else but if they did the last one in combo with the other stuff I've been talking about I'd be in heaven. But barring that or as a mid point I'd happily take an ad free membership to Hulu Plus, turning off ads for things like the CW app (with also more of those apps in the Apple TV) or even being able to subscribe to services like HBO inside the app without the whole 'with a cable subscription from someone that will let you have access' junk. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Game Focus: Endless Runners

The first in a series of who knows how many articles focusing on games for the iPhone and iPad.

Anyone that knows me (or has been following this blog) knows that I'm pretty gaga over my geeky toys. In particular my Apple stuff. With summer officially upon us I started thinking about some of the games I tend to waste my time with and decided to toss together a list (or several) of some of my favorite ones. Since it's a rather long list, I'm going to break it down into types. 

First up, the Endless Runner.