ohmytech - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ohmytech News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Oh My Tech!: Reader suggestions for getting cable-free DVR http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57724309-79/bought-cable-center-channels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57724309-79/bought-cable-center-channels.html.csp">Oh My Tech!: Reader suggestions for getting cable-free DVR</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T21:14:58.354-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two weeks ago, I wrote a column addressing the problem a reader had with trying to get digital video recording capabilities for her TV — such as a TiVo — without having to pay a monthly charge. Unfortunately, there aren’t any completely free options out there, largely because you have to at least pay something for a set top box and another fee for the onscreen electronic programming guide (EPG). Since I ran that article, many readers have written to me with some of their own solutions or storie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724309@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:14:58 MDT Oh My Tech!: Trying to find a free DVR service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57648824-79/aereo-com-dvr-fee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57648824-79/aereo-com-dvr-fee.html.csp">Oh My Tech!: Trying to find a free DVR service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince HOriuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T10:39:55.102-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 10:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Love your column and was wondering if you have covered recording devices for TV not involving a paid subscription. I just got an antenna but really miss the convenience of a DVR recorder. I tried the Aereo program but that didn’t work very well for me and looks like it won’t be available anyway. Thanks — Liz Degn. I’ll never forget the first time I heard about TiVo around 2000. That’s when we were first introduced to the concept of a digital video recorder, or DVR. It was the greatest invention...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648824@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:39:55 MDT Oh My Tech!: Xfinity’s X1 due for a big upgrade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625519-79/box-cable-comcast-guide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625519-79/box-cable-comcast-guide.html.csp">Oh My Tech!: Xfinity’s X1 due for a big upgrade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T09:38:49.01-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just had an upgrade to Xfinity X1, and the guide takes up the entire screen and covers the current show we are watching. I have four sets and it is the same [on each of them]. I asked the installation person but he said this is how it is programmed. But my daughter who just had this installed in her home has the guide on her side. I looked online but could not find how to do it. Georgia Bihler The Xfinity X1 system that Georgia is talking about is the new interface and cable box from Xfinit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625519@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:38:49 MDT Oh My Tech!: Do we really need gigabit connection? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580919-79/bandwidth-com-connection-fiber.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580919-79/bandwidth-com-connection-fiber.html.csp">Oh My Tech!: Do we really need gigabit connection?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T07:28:27.717-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 07:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, a Google representative in Provo happily demonstrated what their speedy gigabit network, Google Fiber, would mean for consumers. He called up a web browser on a computer and went to YouTube. Then he started playing 10 videos in 10 separate tabs simultaneously. “See,” he said. “You’ll be able to watch 10 videos at the same time, and there’s no buffering on any of them.” I thought to myself: In what universe would I want to watch 10 cat videos on YouTube simultaneously let alone one? Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580919@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:28:27 MDT Oh My Tech!: Will the next iPhone be worth waiting for? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57557731-79/4.7-apple-bigger-camera.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57557731-79/4.7-apple-bigger-camera.csp">Oh My Tech!: Will the next iPhone be worth waiting for?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T14:19:52.695-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I received gift cards for Christmas to buy the iPhone 5S. In a previous column you wrote about the probable upgrades to the next iPhone over the current one. In your opinion will the upgrades be worth waiting for? — Ann Parkinson, Sandy. Ahh, the “Timing Question.” Do you keep waiting for the newest upgrade of that gadget you want, or do you pull the trigger now only to have a newer upgrade come out two weeks later, or worse, it’s discounted just after you buy it? But when it comes to the iPho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57557731@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:19:52 MDT