March 2016

FUN FRIDAY: Paper Airplanes

It’s Friday and you really don’t want to work. I’m not saying you’re going to hang around work being unproductive, but let’s just say that for some reason you’re bored with the idea of looking for…


DIRECTV updates app, gives more live streaming

The team at DIRECTV has been busy updating the award-winning app for smartphones and tablets. The first thing you’ll notice of course, is the new AT&T globe logo, replacing an icon that featured nothing but the…




Why do you need to register your cell booster?

Ever hear the term “negotiated settlement?” Until 2014, cell service providers all had one thing to say about cell boosters. They didn’t want you to use them, making all sorts of baseless claims about how they…





Free Preview of DOGTV, no I am not kidding

No I’m not kidding. DOGTV is the first TV network designed for dogs. It’s in standard definition because apparently dogs aren’t that picky. More importantly it’s on DIRECTV channel 354 and you (and your dog) can…


What is a passively amplified antenna?

Right now, amplified antennas are all the rage. They promise small size and big performance, and with the right amplifier and the right situation, they deliver. However, there are two kinds of antenna preamps — active…



OPINION: Any place left for TV news?

I’ll admit that when I’m in our Southern California office, I sometimes watch TV news. I mean the local news sometime between 4 and 6pm. I don’t watch long unless there’s a car chase, which happens…


What is “zero rating?”

Zero rating is a big buzzword right now. It started off innocently enough but it’s now being used in ways it was never intended. Some are calling it unfair and some are calling it a fair…