Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Table of Contents Show More It’s great what a little competition will do. Ever since cord cutting became a genuine trend, TV networks and pay TV providers have scrambled to bring their channel bundles to the internet. But with more competition comes more confusion. Between Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV …

Three hurdles Apple’s rumored news service will have to overcome

Apple’s plans to launch a subscription service for news are, by this point, an open secret. Just under a year ago, the company announced its acquisition of existing magazine subscription service Texture, which Apple executive Eddy Cue quickly revealed would be folded into the existing Apple News app. Since then, …

Ever president: A cord-cutters guide to the best President’s Day movies available for streaming

President’s Day honors the combined birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, in the hopes that we will all continue to remember them and the values they instilled in our country. To celebrate, we’ve chosen a few movies that focusing not just POTUS #1 and #16, but also a handful …

Apple is making the same old mistakes with its over-the-top Services demands

The reports of Apple’s Services as a savior seem to have been greatly exaggerated. A whole mess of information about Apple’s strategy for its publishing and video services leaked this week, and it paints a troubling picture of the iPhone maker’s approach. In short: Pay up or get out. On …

Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge of greatness

Qobuz (pronounced koh-buzz), an audiophile-oriented music-streaming service based in Paris, launched in the U.S. today after being exclusive to Europe for the past 10 years. I’ve been enrolled in the closed beta for the past few days, and I absolutely love it. In addition to using the service, I also …

Apple reported to launch its new video service in April or May, without Netflix, Hulu, and possibly HBO

Apple has been long-rumored to have a new TV service in the works. Now, according to a new report from CNBC, the service is nearly ready to launch. It claims that Apple is finalizing its deals and software, with an expected launch in April or May. The service would correspond …

Report: Apple to hold new product event on March 25

We’ve been waiting for Apple to announce a spring event this year, as the company often makes at least one major announcement before its Worldwide Developers Conference in the summer. According to BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski, we could be hearing about a spring event soon. Paczkowski reports that Apple is working …

Heart Works: 12 Valentine’s Day movie treats

Valentine’s Day is a persnickety holiday. It’s great for some people and a little bitter for others. Realizing that, we have scoured the various streaming services and come up with a dozen great love stories that range from cheerful to anguished, from gooey to cynical, and from Jane Austen to …