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I’m already standing in line for an Apple DVR

This patent appli­ca­tion by Apple regard­ing their research into dig­i­tal video recorder (DVR) tech­nolo­gies has me sali­vat­ing. If you know me at all, you know how much I love my TiVo. And yet, were Apple to build a DVR, I would hap­pi­ly back over my TiVo on the way to the near­est Apple Store. I’m […]

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24 hours is not enough to watch a digital movie rental

Okay, I touched on this in my Mac­world cov­er­age, but it deserves its own post. We have a TiVo Series 3 that con­nects to the Inter­net. I can see us own­ing an Apple TV at some point in the future. We are mem­bers of Net­flix. All three of these allow for some form of dig­i­tal […]

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Please put the KidZone in a folder, TiVo

So, I love my TiVo. I was an ear­ly adopter, and I own one of the (very expen­sive when I bought it) TiVo HD box­es. One of the fea­tures I love best is the TiVo Kid­Zone. I can set up a sec­tion of my TiVo for my kids. It shows only the TV shows we […]

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The All Blacks went down, all hail Basic Cable! [updated]

Yeah, you heard right. The vaunt­ed All Blacks took a nose­dive against the hosts, the French. And I saw it all on the most basic cable pack­age we can get. Due to my, um, inabil­i­ty to find a job, we have cut back on a few things we don’t real­ly need. Our mega cable pack­age […]