All posts on December, 2015


Why you should watch Apple TV sales this season

Will you be watching TV coverage as the year changes on your Apple TV? If you do you won’t be alone as there’s strong evidence to suggest the set top box was a big gift in the company cracker this year.

36% Christmas

AppLovin claims Apple TV use climbed 44 percent across Christmas. Not only this but it appears tens of thousands of these things may have been given and received as gifts. “Between December 24th and 26th alone, usage grew by 36 percent,” AppLovin explains.

(I’m not clear if that figure suggests 36 percent increase in comparison to overall Apple TV market share, which I see as around 25 million or more, or specific to the 4G model. I’ve dropped the company a line to request clarification.)

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Aunty BBC smashed by DDoS — or so Beeb tells Beeb (and best 2015 TV)

The BBC—that mainstay of British broadcasting, education, journalism, and whatever Top Gear was—is ruing the day someone dropped a cup of tea into the server. Or perhaps it was a distributed-denial-of-service attack—we don’t know and Aunty Beeb isn’t saying (well, apart from BBC journalists quoting BBC “sources,” that is).

Good heavens, what? Pass the crumpets, mum.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are in denial. Not to mention: The best of British telly in 2015

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Aunty BBC DDoS’ed, say BBC sources quoted by BBC (come again?)

The BBC—bastion of British broadcasting, journalism, and whatever Top Gear was—is cleaning up today after someone spilled their soda down the back of the server. Or perhaps it was a DDoS—we don’t know and Aunty Beeb isn’t saying (aside from the BBC journalists quoting BBC “sources,” that is).

Good heavens. Pass the tea and crumpets.

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This is an odd one, chaps. An anonymous BBC scribbler, writing on the BBC News website, quotes an anonymous BBC source—Web attack knocks BBC websites offline:

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iPhone 7 rumors: Apple goes waterproof, stripe-free, earlier release date

These iPhone 7 rumors are unquenchable, despite Apple’s traditional secrecy. As well as whispers about an earlier release date, we hear that the new shiny will be waterproof and will lose the oh-so-ugly antenna stripes.

Not only that, but there’s also a resurgence in the feeling that Apple will delete the headphone jack. And that will likely force you to pay more for accessories.

This time, we have supply-chain sources in China to thank for speeding up the news day. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers shave with Mr. Occam’s lex parsimoniæ. [You’re fired -Ed.] <!– Not to mention: XXXXXXXXXXXX… –>

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