Soon you’ll never have to run for the remote to turn down an obnoxiously loud commercial. The FCC passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which will require commercials to maintain the same volume as what you were previously watching. The law comes into effect in December of next year. In other news, there are a bunch of options for storing your files in the cloud and Microsoft’s newest promotion is the biggest yet. If you’re an iOS user, Microsoft’s SkyDrive app will let you store up to 25GB of music, documents and files and sync them across devices, for free. And finally, according to the Washington Post, federal investigators are looking into allegations that Carrier IQ’s software tracks user activity on over 150 million cellphones. The FBI has refused to confirm or deny whether they used the data themselves.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 14, 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).