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How Modern Cable Television Works

November 17th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Television

Cable television is considered the most popular system used to provide consumers with television programming today. This system utilizes radio frequencies to transmit signals through coaxial cables through fixed optical fibers that are located on the consumer’s property, much like the older method of broadcast television which used radio waves and a television antenna. Along with the television programming, high-speed internet, FM Radio and telephone services may also be provided.

Most modern television sets come cable-ready with a cable television tuner that is capable of receiving cable TV in an analog signal, already built-in. Companies also offer a premium service which requires that the user obtains a set top box, also known as a cable converter, which processes digital signals. Most of the basic cable channels can be viewed on a television without the help of a converter or digital television adapter – the cable companies will typically charge for these adapters.

In most western countries including the United States, cable television is a common form of television delivery, and is usually issued by subscription. Data shows that as of 2006 more than 58% of all American homes were subscribed to a basic cable television service. Most of these viewers tend to be middle class, living in the suburbs – cable television is not as common in the lower income areas such as the inner city.

Most larger cable television service providers in the United States offer several packages that include both internet and telephone services bundled in; Competition is pretty fierce in the West between cable operators, and companies find themselves having to greatly diversify their offers in order to maximize their revenue streams – often times they’ll offer their own content in addition to third-party content to customers, and even subscribers of competing cable services, as is the case with Comcast cable TV.

Apple In Battery Blunder

November 4th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in News

The Apple iPhone is generally considered to be one of the least flawed Smartphone’s on the market today and, aside from a few problems here and there, they are generally always of a high quality build. However the company that has revolutionized the way in which we see technology and use it has admitted that the battery in the new iPhone 4s has some serious flaws in its lifespan.

Since the release of the iPhone 4s last month users have been complaining that the battery life is deficient and many have revealed that they have been constantly charging up their phones – far more than is usually expected. Some users have said that by turning off notifications (emails and social networking updates that are sent directly to the phone) and also turning off the automatic time zone adjustment they have had some success with the battery problem and have managed to squeeze a few more hours out of it but still it doesn’t perform like it should do.

Consumers bombarded the Apple forums with complaints and it now seems as though the company have listened as they have released a statement acknowledging the problem and are intent on fixing it. However, any Apple users that are hoping for quick fix and return to full battery life are going to be disappointed as it is expected to be weeks before the problem is completely rectified with the company saying that the issue lies with an error in the new iOS 5 operating system.