Apple's Time Machine feature is a full-system backup routine that will maintain hourly backups for the past day, daily backups for the past week, and weekly backups for as long as there is space in the drive to store them, and uses a feature called "hard linking" to share unchanged data of previous backup files with new files copied to the backups. This routine should ensure that even with a relatively small backup drive (at least the size of the collective data you are backing up), you will have ample system restore points and access to prior … Read more
Piracy is on the rise during the ongoing battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS.
Piracy rates on popular CBS shows are up substantially, according to TorrentFreak, which sampled BitTorrent activity on piracy sites over the last two weeks. The network's popular title, "Under the Dome," saw piracy rates jump by 34 percent, according to TorrentFreak.
CBS is the parent company of CNET.
After a bitter battle over broadcasting terms, Time Warner Cable last Friday dropped CBS from its channel lineup. In response, CBS blocked streaming of full episodes on its Web site for TWC broadband customers, … Read more
In the latest retort between CBS and Time Warner Cable, the broadcaster's chief executive says the latest terms for digital rights offered by the cable company are "the most egregious" of its proposals to end their four-day blackout.
CBS is the parent company of CNET.
Chief Executive Les Moonves said in a response letter Tuesday to his counterpart at Time Warner that the cable company is asking either to inhibit CBS from licensing content to online competitors and new emerging companies or to gain the right to that content for free while others pay for it.
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Time Warner Cable proposed an immediate end to a three-day blackout of broadcast network CBS for consumers in some cities and channels like Showtime for subscribers everywhere by offering two options, neither of which CBS welcomed.
One would crimp the fee increases CBS is fighting for but would limit TWC's digital rights, and another would let CBS set prices for its channels and allow consumers to pick and choose what to pay for, known as a la carte. Time Warner also blasted the media giant for blocking online content.
CBS called the proposal a sham and a distraction.
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It's a plotline so played out that if it were pitched as a script no network executive would bite.
A TV broadcaster wants more money. A cable distributor doesn't want to pay. They trade public jabs while trying to reach an agreement, and then TV channels go black when the parties don't find common ground.
That's how the story unfolded once again on Friday night between broadcaster CBS -- the parent company of CNET -- and distributor Time Warner Cable. However, this time around, technology has changed the script. Online options like over-the-air streamer Aereo and … Read more
Update, 5:17 p.m. PT: Notes that CBS is blocking full-episode streaming on its Web site for some with Time Warner Cable as their broadband provider.
With changes in technology complicating the balance of power between television creators and distributors, CBS and Time Warner Cable failed to reach an agreement on fees Friday. After weeks of talks and multiple deadline extensions, the broadcaster's flagship network went dark for the cable giant's subscribers in several major U.S. cities.
CBS being dropped from a cable system for the first time in its history opens the door for companies … Read more
Updated at 9:35 p.m. PT with a Time Warner Cable spokesperson saying it has suspended the programming blackout at CBS's request. Updated at 4:09 a.m. PT July 30 with new deadline extension until 2 p.m. PT Friday.
After weeks of talks and multiple deadline extensions, CBS and Time Warner Cable failed Monday night to come to terms on fees the cable company must pay to carry the broadcaster's programming in some major U.S. cities, and the cable giant began removing shows like "Under the Dome" from its subscription lineup.
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CBS Corp., which is the parent company of CNET, has been negotiating a new carriage pact with Time Warner Cable, with a key deadline coming later Monday. As is typical in these kinds of discussions, the two sides are locked in a brinksmanship that could result in some subscribers losing programming if they can's come to an accord. It's by no means the first such dispute between a television programmer and a television distributor, but some elements make this face-off different, and a blackout could have implications for TV providers in the digital realm.
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Time Warner Cable subscribers will not lose access to CBS Corp. programming on Wednesday night after all, despite a looming deadline and apparently no new carriage contract in place.
The two companies, which have been engaged in contentious negotiations over a new contract for CBS Corp.'s flagship CBS network, have agreed to an extension that will allow the cable giant's subscribers to continue receiving the network's programming through July 29 at 2 p.m. PT, a Time Warner Cable spokesperson told CNET this evening. A spokesperson for CBS, which is the parent company of CNET, could not … Read more
CBS Corp.'s face-off with Time Warner Cable has the broadcaster's chief executive weighing in.
Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corp., said in an internal email that Time Warner Cable has the ability to pay more for the broadcaster's flagship channel, which it deserves because of highly popular programs. He added that the dispute has escalated over the past few days and the possibility that Time Warner Cable is going to drop CBS stations is a "very real threat."
"If on Thursday our content has been pulled off their service, you'll know … Read more