Tag Archive: Netflix


Netflix admits to throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon usually get all the blame when it comes to throttling mobile data speeds, but in the case of Netflix, the service has revealed that it is to blame for lowering the video quality on mobile streaming videos. Netflix says it has been limiting video speaks on AT&T, Verizon, and most other wireless […]

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How to find hidden gems streaming on Netflix

Bruce Springsteen once lamented that there were “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On),” and it’s only gotten worse. How do you find something good to watch in an era where Amazon, iTunes, HBO/Showtime, and a ton of network-specific apps and online sites threaten to overwhelm your screens, big and small? It’s not as easy as you’d […]

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Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone, killer Netflix tips, the FBI fight, and more

If the rumor mill is correct, Apple’s releasing a new 4-inch iPhone, possibly dubbed the iPhone SE, at its upcoming keynote in March. What the heck will it look like, what are the specs, and how much will it cost? We’ve got a look at all the possibilities in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, […]

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How to supercharge your Netflix watch list

It was a good day when Netflix added My List to the list of awesome features it has to allow us to watch anything we want on our TV, computer, or game console. It lets us all keep track of what we want to watch while helping corral the overwhelming amount of distracting movies and […]

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Auto-pausing Netflix socks make a great gift (if you have the skills)

So there you are, watching Netflix, binging on some TV series that everyone’s talking about when you suddenly fall asleep. What happens? Netflix keeps playing, running through a few more episodes while you catch some Zs. Imagine, though, having a garment–socks, for example–that can automatically detect when you fall asleep and pause that Netflix stream […]

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Netflix almost went head-to-head with the Apple TV

Here’s an amazing factoid: Netflix almost went head-to-head with the Apple TV in 2007, until they realized they were about to pick a fight they would surely lose. Netflix alumni Barry Enderwick has just dropped a bombshell about the streaming video service’s hardware ambitions about a decade ago. According to Enderwick, Netflix realized that it’s […]

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Attention, Netflix users! Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview is about to be… lost

Between Alex Gibney’s The Man in the Machine documentary and the new Steve Jobs biopic, there’s no shortage of viewing material out there at the moment if you’re interested in Steve Jobs. But Netflix-subscribing Steve Jobs completists may want to check out one other Jobs artefact, in the form of 2012’s Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview. […]

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Can Apple school Netflix in creating original content?

Apple’s getting ready to sink its teeth into original programming, according to recent reports, and there are suggestions it will launch a new video streaming service for Apple TV. The Cupertino company has already taken the fight to Spotify with Apple Music, so why not Netflix next? The big question is, does Apple have what it takes to produce […]

Amazon Prime bests Netflix by adding offline video

Amazon Prime Video today took a massive step toward beating Netflix by adding offline video to its growing list of advantages. The feature allows users to download movies and TV shows and enjoy them without a data connection while they’re on the go. Offline video is a feature Netflix subscribers have been longing for for years, but […]

Apple wants to take on Netflix with its own original programming

Apple is planning to unveil its new Apple TV set top box in a little over a week, and it looks like the company may be considering funding its own TV shows to go with its big play to dominate the living room. The iPhone maker has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives […]