Monday, September 10, 2012

Is Netflix going to kill unlimited streaming?

"You are currently in the Unlimited Streaming plan with unlimited time to watch instantly"

Does any part of that sentence sound strange to you? I think it sounds strangely suspicious. Netflix streaming has always been unlimited, why have they changed it now to include "Unlimited Streaming" with unlimited time? I foresee Netflix bringing about tiered streaming plans, much like AT&T and Verizon have. Maybe one for 50 Hours, 100 Hours, 200 Hours, and unlimited, costing maybe two dollars more for each additional tier.

Even if this isn't exactly what they're planning, a tiered streaming service would not be good for consumers. The only way I could see this being a good thing, is if they make the lower hour plans cheaper than the 8 dollars a month, and unlimited stays the same price. That actually might be nice for people that like to watch only a few movies a month. I severely doubt that will be the case, however. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jelly bean

Today sprint finally upgraded my galaxy nexus to jelly bean, and its quite possibly the best thing ever. I've fallen in love with the OS, it makes android awesome and I think it's the coolest thing. I recently discovered a cool hidden feature of jelly bean.  When the gnex came out, it got rid of the standard built in search button, And I liked to use that to search from anywhere. So with jelly bean, they brought it back, but in a sneaky way. All you have to do is drag up onto the screen from below the home button, and a little Google symbol will pop up, just like on the lock screen. It brings you right into the Google search bar where you can type or voice search just like normal.