Netflix’s price hikes have officially rolled out, doubling the cost of some plans. Combined streaming and single DVD-rental plans now cost about $16, but if you mostly use instant watch you can enjoy the $7.99 option. Check your account and make sure you know what you’re paying for. In other news, Microsoft is finally departing from Window’s “Start” bar interface with the tablet-compatible Windows 8. The newest iteration is due out fall of next year and boasts lots of bright colored boxes whooshing around the screen. If you can’t stand the interface, you’ll have the option to use the traditional one. And finally, about 251,000 encrypted cables being shared between WikiLeaks and the Guardian newspaper are now all over the Internet. The documents could potentially put U.S. informants at risk, as numerous names and confidential information can be found within.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 2, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).