The Future of TV Isn’t Anytime Soon
Mar06

The Future of TV Isn’t Anytime Soon

There’s a rumour going around that HBO will be launching its new HBO Now with Apple as a partner, via the Apple TV. This is exactly what cord-cutters have been waiting for: access to premium content without a cable or satellite subscription. And it’s exactly what the cable companies have been dreading. But it’s not all roses for cord cutters, and it won’t be for a while.

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Why 3-Year Contracts Are Bullshit
Jun23

Why 3-Year Contracts Are Bullshit

We pay some of the highest rates for mobile phone service in Canada. To add insult to injury, we are also part the of lucky group of countries that have 3-year contracts. And it’s bullshit. Here’s why:

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Eastlink vs. Aliant, Part One: Local, Bundling, and Contracts
May28

Eastlink vs. Aliant, Part One: Local, Bundling, and Contracts

In Halifax, there are two major players when it comes to home internet and television services: EastLink and Bell Aliant. When choosing between providers, there is a lot of information to take in. I’m going to break down the process and talk about various aspects of each company’s offering over four blog posts. This is the first in the series.

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Netflix and Canadian ISPs
Mar29

Netflix and Canadian ISPs

Netflix recently changed its streaming quality options for Canadian users. This is a direct response to the growing number of internet providers that are capping monthly data usage. Let’s talk about caps, Netflix, conflicts of interest, and the CRTC…

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