An upcoming American science fiction web television series, Lost in Space by Netflix, is based on the 1965 series of the same name, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose spaceship veers off-course. Don't miss it's premiere on April 13th! Here's a trailer and it looks great!
Netflix recently opened an ability for you to download movies, allowing you to watch movies offline like on an airplane. This capability is only available on iOS and Android apps, so not on Windows or Mac OS as yet. It is also currently only offered on certain movies. For how to download movies on your iOS or Android device, click here!
You’ve likely heard the term “Podcast” quite a few times over the years, but what is it? The term came from when the original Apple iPod was popular, combined with the word “broadcast”, hence “Podcast”. Basically, a Podcast is an electronic audio or video recording of a news article, story, music collection or the like. Gone are the days of needing to time your radio listening or TV viewing to a specific time or miss it! Now you can just download it on-demand from the Internet to your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet and listen / watch it at your convenience like on an airplane or during a long commute. There are thousands of Podcast shows and topics to choose from and they are usually free to listeners. So how do you find a Podcast? Many organizations provide Podcasts of their programs, like National Public Radio (NPR.org), listing them on their websites. You can also find Podcast listings using more centralized sites and utilities like Apple iTunes (for Apple products), Stitcher Radio or Podcatcher (for Android).
To download Apple iTunes, click here.
To download Stitcher Radio, click here.
To download Podcatcher, click here.
A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is the equivalent of the old video recorder (VCR), only instead of a tape cassette, the DVR records TV shows onto a high capacity internal hard drive. DVRs connect to your TV in very much the same way your old VCR did and records off the same cable input. One advantage of a DVR is that the hard drive has tons of space to record multiple programs without you having to constantly swap out tape cassettes that only recorded a few hours each.
Many DVRs can record up to 450 HD hours if not more! Some DVRs even allow you to record more than one simultaneous show! The DVR will also follow the show time, so if it is delayed or cancelled, it will adjust the program recording accordingly. When watching a recorded show, most DVRs will remember where you left off, even if someone watches a different show before your return to finish it. Best of all, when watching “live” TV, you can do instant replays on-demand because most remember the last 10-20 mins of the live programming!
Now, instead of having to adjust your schedule to sit in front of your TV, you can watch shows at your convenience, when you want! The best DVR (and defacto standard) to get is TIVO due to wide TV compatibility and upfront purchase. You can also download your recorded shows to your PC with TIVO. Don't get the ones from your cable company otherwise you'll be paying monthly rent and if you change cable companies, you'll have to return that DVR and lose all your recorded shows! With TIVO, you use the same DVR so changing your cable company doesn't matter. To learn more about DVRs, read here! For more information or installation of your DVR, contact TheGoToTechGuru!
There are plenty of great videos on YouTube! But sometimes they get deleted by the originator or are removed for other reasons. Did you know you could download them for free? You can even just download the audio portion! Either way, it's a great way of replaying your favorites without worry on your PC, phone or tablet!
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I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!