Newsletter Archives

  • Streaming is an absolute mess

    Susan BradleyInspired by this. The other night my Sister wanted to CONTINUE watching something she started to watch on Amazon prime. We have access to it via our Comcast interface. She couldn’t find it in her recently viewed items. I ended up going online on a computer which had the right recently viewed items and then manually add it to the “my stuff” section. It seems like nightly we have to go “hmmm where was that being streamed on? And do we have a subscription to that?”

    Of course you can go the antenna route and watch various old shows on rerunned networks. What I’ve been doing lately is seeing if I can add a streaming service inside my Amazon subscriptions so they are – in theory – all on one interface. These days you can even find old movies and shows online on youtube.

    What about you? Do you find yourself struggling to find things you like to watch? And where and what to watch it on?

    P.S. as an aside we are now hooked on “Murder in…” and fortunately I can link it under my Amazon video account.

  • Finding your photos in the cloud

    Have you ever wanted to bring up a particular photo or two (or eight) on your smartphone?

    Maybe you want to revisit your last vacation or your child’s wedding. Or perhaps you want to show off photos of your grandchildren — but not too many … you don’t want to annoy people. Here’s how to find images in OneDrive, Google Photos, and Dropbox.

    See the full story in the June 10, 2019, AskWoody Plus Newsletter (Issue 16.21.0)

  • Yes, Apple is yanking iTunes on Macs but, no, it won’t pull iTunes on Windows

    Chris Hoffman on How-To Geek has the details:

    iTunes will be replaced by separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps… but only on macOS. Windows users will keep the current iTunes app they know and (often don’t) love.

    iTunes on Windows is the snarliest, most useless piece of junk I’ve ever struggled with. And I’ve struggled with it for well over a decade.

    Ah well.

  • Entertainment in the media-streaming era

    By Susan Bradley

    Thinking about “cutting the cord”? While temporarily displaced from home, I learned that dropping cable and relying on the Internet isn’t easy.

    Watching your favorite shows can mean coping with different platforms, sorting through confusing connectivity options, and working out the restrictions imposed by each streaming service.

    Read the full story in the May 27, 2019, AskWoody Plus Newsletter (Issue 16.19.0)

  • Freeware Spotlight — AppleWin

    By Deanna McElveen

    In every Freeware Spotlight column, I write about useful and free utilities that can help you work a little faster or make your work a little easier.

    But as this is Memorial Day, we’re not gonna focus on work! Today, it’s a bit of fun.

    Read the full story in the May 27, 2019, AskWoody Plus Newsletter (Issue 16.19.0).