Mobile environment #44. Amediateka. Subscription and rental

Greetings, dear readers! Today I have several interesting topics to discuss, so without further ado, let's move on to the first one.

Amedia library. Subscription and rental

I know that Sergey Kuzmin and Artem Lutfullin from our editorial office use Amediateka besides me. For us, this is a good opportunity to watch movies and series legally, for a relatively small fee. And just last week, the Better Call Saul series appeared in Amediatek, which can certainly be called good news (by the way, a little earlier they posted all five seasons of Breaking Bad). But it was overshadowed by one important addition - this series can only be watched for a fee (400 rubles for the entire series). In Amediatek, this is called the new rental model, they say you do not need to pay a subscription if you want to watch a separate series. But for example, I, and other subscription owners, judging by the comments of the Amediateka VKontakte group, are very unhappy with such innovations. And such indignation is quite justified - you pay for a subscription, expecting to get access to the entire, sorry for the tautology, media library of the site. And here it turns out that individual series are not included in this subscription. At the same time, many users paid for a subscription for a long time. Some of them asked Amedia to return their money (which, by the way, they did in Amediatek, they are great in this regard).

UPD: One of our readers wrote me a letter in which he said that from the Amediateka VKontakte group he was sent to "support", and in the latter they refused to return the money.

It is important to understand that users' indignation is not related to the price of Better Call Saul, but to the behavior of Amediateka, which initially announced the availability of all series by subscription, and then introduced a rental model. And now I propose to discuss the price of the series itself. In the first season of BCS there are 10 episodes, in the end it turns out that one episode is available to you for 40 rubles. Is this a good price? In my opinion, even very much. But the amount of 400 rubles seems psychologically large for the user, he is unlikely to think about recalculating the price per episode, but simply downloads the series from torrents. And yes, I still believe that you should pay for licensed content whenever possible. If you feel sorry for money for movies, then at least buy books, applications and music. The price for them is now very low (15 rubles for a song, 30-150 rubles for an application, 50-200 rubles for a book).

About a couple of months ago, I noticed that in silence I hear a barely noticeable noise from the iMac coolers, while earlier the computer worked completely silently. Deciding to find out if my extended warranty covered this situation, I called customer service. Separately, I note that I consider it a disadvantage that there is no possibility of contacting them by e-mail. The specialist offered me the standard procedure for resetting PRAM and SMC. He also noted that I can contact the official Apple Service Center with my Apple Care, and if they identify warranty cases of repair, they will fix it for me for free. However, if there are no problems, then I will have to pay extra for diagnostics. Also, as far as I understand, cleaning is not included in the warranty repair. To be honest, I would like to see Apple Care offer free computer diagnostics at least a couple of times a year.

As for cleaning, this is a common problem for all SCs and manufacturers. In laptops and non-separable monoblocks, dust will begin to appear sooner or later anyway. But bad luck, to clean them, you need to remove the warranty seal, and even if you take the laptop for cleaning, it is not included in your warranty.

Small innovations for users' peace of mind

https://cars45.com.gh/k93aOREs2t05RX6izNpFDft9

Since we are talking about Apple, I decided to raise another interesting, in my opinion, topic. You all know that the iPhone receives a global update every two years, in between these updates, a version with the “s” prefix comes out. I often see some users complaining about the lack of innovation in the "s" versions, in the background of the transition between the four and five, for example. Their indignation is quite justified, but let's look at the situation from a different angle.

I'm currently using an Apple iPad Mini 2 as my main tablet and I'm completely satisfied with it. With the release of Mini 3, my second version was supposed to "turn into a pumpkin." However, this did not happen. Why? And all because the innovations in the third version with a gulkin nose, in fact, can only be distinguished by the appearance of TouchID and the golden version, that's basically all. Am I willing to buy a new tablet just for TouchID and a new color? Hardly. Do I feel like my tablet is out of date? Also no. In fact, the two-year interval gives me the feeling that I am using a good current device and does not give me a reason to get upset about the topic: “oh, but the third generation is so cool!” I don't think Apple did it on purpose, given how well they can make customers want to part with their money, but from a psychological comfort point of view, I like this scenario.

However, this does not negate the indignation of users who expect new fancy flagships from the company every year.

Mobile environment #44. Amediateka. Subscription and rental

Greetings, dear readers! Today I have several interesting topics to discuss, so without further ado, let's move on to the first one.

Amedia library. Subscription and rental

I know that Sergey Kuzmin and Artem Lutfullin from our editorial office use Amediateka besides me. For us, this is a good opportunity to watch movies and series legally, for a relatively small fee. And just last week, the Better Call Saul series appeared in Amediatek, which can certainly be called good news (by the way, a little earlier they posted all five seasons of Breaking Bad). But it was overshadowed by one important addition - this series can only be watched for a fee (400 rubles for the entire series). In Amediatek, this is called the new rental model, they say you do not need to pay a subscription if you want to watch a separate series. But for example, I, and other subscription owners, judging by the comments of the Amediateka VKontakte group, are very unhappy with such innovations. And such indignation is quite justified - you pay for a subscription, expecting to get access to the entire, sorry for the tautology, media library of the site. And here it turns out that individual series are not included in this subscription. At the same time, many users paid for a subscription for a long time. Some of them asked Amedia to return their money (which, by the way, they did in Amediatek, they are great in this regard).

UPD: One of our readers wrote me a letter in which he said that from the Amediateka VKontakte group he was sent to "support", and in the latter they refused to return the money.

It is important to understand that users' indignation is not related to the price of Better Call Saul, but to the behavior of Amediateka, which initially announced the availability of all series by subscription, and then introduced a rental model. And now I propose to discuss the price of the series itself. In the first season of BCS there are 10 episodes, in the end it turns out that one episode is available to you for 40 rubles. Is this a good price? In my opinion, even very much. But the amount of 400 rubles seems psychologically large for the user, he is unlikely to think about recalculating the price per episode, but simply downloads the series from torrents. And yes, I still believe that you should pay for licensed content whenever possible. If you feel sorry for money for movies, then at least buy books, applications and music. The price for them is now very low (15 rubles for a song, 30-150 rubles for an application, 50-200 rubles for a book).

Apple and Extended Warranty

My first computer from Apple is an iMac, I have been using it for the second year and I am almost completely satisfied with it. Last year, my official warranty was ending, and, on the advice of Sergey Kuzmin (he really wrote this in the context of the MacBook Pro 15 Retina, but the essence of his words does not change), I decided to purchase an extended two-year warranty just in case. I paid about 10% of the cost of the iMac, didn’t even go anywhere, just asked a friend from the store to send me the number of the purchased Apple Care, entered it on their website and registered my iMac in the service.

I'm not really worried about the breakage of the iMac, but I assumed that over time, dust could get into the case and clean it yourself, due to the non-separable design, it would be problematic. To be honest, I didn’t really go into the terms of the extended warranty, but I assumed that if I was paying 10% of the cost of an expensive iMac, then at least I could count on free diagnostics.

About a couple of months ago, I noticed that in silence I hear a barely noticeable noise from the iMac coolers, while earlier the computer worked completely silently. Deciding to find out if my extended warranty covered this situation, I called customer service. Separately, I note that I consider it a disadvantage that there is no possibility of contacting them by e-mail. The specialist offered me the standard procedure for resetting PRAM and SMC. He also noted that I can contact the official Apple Service Center with my Apple Care, and if they identify warranty cases of repair, they will fix it for me for free. However, if there are no problems, then I will have to pay extra for diagnostics. Also, as far as I understand, cleaning is not included in the warranty repair. To be honest, I would like to see Apple Care offer free computer diagnostics at least a couple of times a year.

As for cleaning, this is a common problem for all SCs and manufacturers. In laptops and non-separable monoblocks, dust will begin to appear sooner or later anyway. But bad luck, to clean them, you need to remove the warranty seal, and even if you take the laptop for cleaning, it is not included in your warranty.

Small innovations for users' peace of mind

https://cars45.com.gh/k93aOREs2t05RX6izNpFDft9

Since we are talking about Apple, I decided to raise another interesting, in my opinion, topic. You all know that the iPhone receives a global update every two years, in between these updates, a version with the “s” prefix comes out. I often see some users complaining about the lack of innovation in the "s" versions, in the background of the transition between the four and five, for example. Their indignation is quite justified, but let's look at the situation from a different angle.

I'm currently using an Apple iPad Mini 2 as my main tablet and I'm completely satisfied with it. With the release of Mini 3, my second version was supposed to "turn into a pumpkin." However, this did not happen. Why? And all because the innovations in the third version with a gulkin nose, in fact, can only be distinguished by the appearance of TouchID and the golden version, that's basically all. Am I willing to buy a new tablet just for TouchID and a new color? Hardly. Do I feel like my tablet is outdated? Also no. In fact, the two-year interval gives me the feeling that I am using a good current device and does not give me a reason to get upset about the topic: “oh, but the third generation is so cool!” I don't think Apple did it on purpose, given how well they can make customers want to part with their money sooner, but from a psychological comfort point of view, I like this scenario.

However, this does not negate the indignation of users who expect new fancy flagships from the company every year.

Mobile environment #44. Amediateka. Subscription and rental

Greetings, dear readers! Today I have several interesting topics to discuss, so without further ado, let's move on to the first one.

Amedia library. Subscription and rental

I know that Sergey Kuzmin and Artem Lutfullin from our editorial office use Amediateka besides me. For us, this is a good opportunity to watch movies and series legally, for a relatively small fee. And just last week, the Better Call Saul series appeared in Amediatek, which can certainly be called good news (by the way, a little earlier they posted all five seasons of Breaking Bad). But it was overshadowed by one important addition - this series can only be watched for a fee (400 rubles for the entire series). In Amediatek, this is called the new rental model, they say you do not need to pay a subscription if you want to watch a separate series. But for example, I, and other subscription owners, judging by the comments of the Amediateka VKontakte group, are very unhappy with such innovations. And such indignation is quite justified - you pay for a subscription, expecting to get access to the entire, sorry for the tautology, media library of the site. And here it turns out that individual series are not included in this subscription. At the same time, many users paid for a subscription for a long time. Some of them asked Amedia to return their money (which, by the way, they did in Amediatek, they are great in this regard).

UPD: One of our readers wrote me a letter in which he said that from the Amediateka VKontakte group he was sent to "support", and in the latter they refused to return the money.

It is important to understand that users' indignation is not related to the price of Better Call Saul, but to the behavior of Amediateka, which initially announced the availability of all series by subscription, and then introduced a rental model. And now I propose to discuss the price of the series itself. In the first season of BCS there are 10 episodes, in the end it turns out that one episode is available to you for 40 rubles. Is this a good price? In my opinion, even very much. But the amount of 400 rubles seems psychologically large for the user, he is unlikely to think about recalculating the price per episode, but simply downloads the series from torrents. And yes, I still believe that you should pay for licensed content whenever possible. If you feel sorry for money for movies, then at least buy books, applications and music. The price for them is now very low (15 rubles for a song, 30-150 rubles for an application, 50-200 rubles for a book).

Apple and Extended Warranty

My first computer from Apple is an iMac, I have been using it for the second year and I am almost completely satisfied with it. Last year, my official warranty was ending, and, on the advice of Sergey Kuzmin (he really wrote this in the context of the MacBook Pro 15 Retina, but the essence of his words does not change), I decided to purchase an extended two-year warranty just in case. I paid about 10% of the cost of the iMac, didn’t even go anywhere, just asked a friend from the store to send me the number of the purchased Apple Care, entered it on their website and registered my iMac in the service.

I'm not really worried about the breakage of the iMac, but I assumed that over time, dust could get into the case and clean it yourself, due to the non-separable design, it would be problematic. To be honest, I didn’t really go into the terms of the extended warranty, but I assumed that if I was paying 10% of the cost of an expensive iMac, then at least I could count on free diagnostics.

About a couple of months ago, I noticed that in silence I hear a barely noticeable noise from the iMac coolers, while earlier the computer worked completely silently. Deciding to find out if my extended warranty covered this situation, I called customer service. Separately, I note that I consider it a disadvantage that there is no possibility of contacting them by e-mail. The specialist offered me the standard procedure for resetting PRAM and SMC. He also noted that I can contact the official Apple Service Center with my Apple Care, and if they identify warranty cases of repair, they will fix it for me for free. However, if there are no problems, then I will have to pay extra for diagnostics. Also, as far as I understand, cleaning is not included in the warranty repair. To be honest, I would like to see Apple Care offer free computer diagnostics at least a couple of times a year.

As for cleaning, this is a common problem for all SCs and manufacturers. In laptops and non-separable monoblocks, dust will begin to appear sooner or later anyway. But bad luck, to clean them, you need to remove the warranty seal, and even if you take the laptop for cleaning, it is not included in your warranty.

Small innovations for users' peace of mind

https://cars45.com.gh/k93aOREs2t05RX6izNpFDft9

Since we are talking about Apple, I decided to raise another interesting, in my opinion, topic. You all know that the iPhone receives a global update every two years, in between these updates, a version with the “s” prefix comes out. I often see some users complaining about the lack of innovation in the "s" versions, in the background of the transition between the four and five, for example. Their indignation is quite justified, but let's look at the situation from a different angle.

I'm currently using an Apple iPad Mini 2 as my main tablet and I'm completely satisfied with it. With the release of Mini 3, my second version was supposed to "turn into a pumpkin." However, this did not happen. Why? And all because the innovations in the third version with a gulkin nose, in fact, can only be distinguished by the appearance of TouchID and the golden version, that's basically all. Am I willing to buy a new tablet just for TouchID and a new color? Hardly. Do I feel like my tablet is out of date? Also no. In fact, the two-year interval gives me the feeling that I am using a good current device and does not give me a reason to get upset about the topic: “oh, but the third generation is so cool!” I don't think Apple did it on purpose, given how well they can make customers want to part with their money, but from a psychological comfort point of view, I like this scenario.

However, this does not negate the indignation of users who expect new fancy flagships from the company every year.

Mobile environment #44. Amediateka. Subscription and rental

Greetings, dear readers! Today I have several interesting topics to discuss, so without further ado, let's move on to the first one.

Amedia library. Subscription and rental

I know that Sergey Kuzmin and Artem Lutfullin from our editorial office use Amediateka besides me. For us, this is a good opportunity to watch movies and series legally, for a relatively small fee. And just last week, the Better Call Saul series appeared in Amediatek, which can certainly be called good news (by the way, a little earlier they posted all five seasons of Breaking Bad). But it was overshadowed by one important addition - this series can only be watched for a fee (400 rubles for the entire series). In Amediatek, this is called the new rental model, they say you do not need to pay a subscription if you want to watch a separate series. But for example, I, and other subscription owners, judging by the comments of the Amediateka VKontakte group, are very unhappy with such innovations. And such indignation is quite justified - you pay for a subscription, expecting to get access to the entire, sorry for the tautology, media library of the site. And here it turns out that individual series are not included in this subscription. At the same time, many users paid for a subscription for a long time. Some of them asked Amedia to return their money (which, by the way, they did in Amediatek, they are great in this regard).

UPD: One of our readers wrote me a letter in which he said that from the Amediateka VKontakte group he was sent to "support", and in the latter they refused to return the money.

It is important to understand that users' resentment is not related to the price of Better Call Saul, but to the behavior of Amediatheca, which initially announced the availability of all series by subscription, and then introduced a rental model. And now I propose to discuss the price of the series itself. In the first season of BCS there are 10 episodes, in the end it turns out that one episode is available to you for 40 rubles. Is this a good price? In my opinion, even very much. But the amount of 400 rubles seems psychologically large for the user, he is unlikely to think about recalculating the price per episode, but simply downloads the series from torrents. And yes, I still believe that you should pay for licensed content whenever possible. If you feel sorry for money for movies, then at least buy books, applications and music. The price for them is now very low (15 rubles for a song, 30-150 rubles for an application, 50-200 rubles for a book).

Apple and Extended Warranty

My first computer from Apple is an iMac, I have been using it for the second year and I am almost completely satisfied with it. Last year, my official warranty was ending, and, on the advice of Sergey Kuzmin (he really wrote this in the context of the MacBook Pro 15 Retina, but the essence of his words does not change), I decided to purchase an extended two-year warranty just in case. I paid about 10% of the cost of the iMac, didn’t even go anywhere, just asked a friend from the store to send me the number of the purchased Apple Care, entered it on their website and registered my iMac in the service.

I'm not really worried about the breakage of the iMac, but I assumed that over time, dust could get into the case and clean it yourself, due to the non-separable design, it would be problematic. To be honest, I didn’t really go into the terms of the extended warranty, but I assumed that if I was paying 10% of the cost of an expensive iMac, then at least I could count on free diagnostics.

About a couple of months ago, I noticed that in silence I hear a barely noticeable noise from the iMac coolers, while earlier the computer worked completely silently. Deciding to find out if my extended warranty covered this situation, I called customer service. Separately, I note that I consider it a disadvantage that there is no possibility of contacting them by e-mail. The specialist suggested to me the standard procedure for resetting PRAM and SMC. He also noted that I can contact the official Apple Service Center with my Apple Care, and if they identify warranty cases of repair, they will fix it for me for free. However, if there are no problems, then I will have to pay extra for diagnostics. Also, as far as I understand, cleaning is not included in the warranty repair. To be honest, I would like to see Apple Care offer free computer diagnostics at least a couple of times a year.

As for cleaning, this is a common problem for all SCs and manufacturers. In laptops and non-separable monoblocks, dust will begin to appear sooner or later anyway. But bad luck, to clean them, you need to remove the warranty seal, and even if you take the laptop for cleaning, it is not included in your warranty.

Small innovations for users' peace of mind

https://cars45.com.gh/k93aOREs2t05RX6izNpFDft9 https://cars45.com.gh/k93aOREs2t05RX6izNpFDft9

Since we are talking about Apple, I decided to raise another interesting, in my opinion, topic. You all know that the iPhone receives a global update every two years, in between these updates, a version with the “s” prefix comes out. I often see some users complaining about the lack of innovation in the "s" versions, in the background of the transition between the four and five, for example. Their indignation is quite justified, but let's look at the situation from a different angle.

I'm currently using an Apple iPad Mini 2 as my main tablet and I'm completely satisfied with it. With the release of Mini 3, my second version was supposed to "turn into a pumpkin." However, this did not happen. Why? And all because the innovations in the third version with a gulkin nose, in fact, can only be distinguished by the appearance of TouchID and the golden version, that's basically all. Am I willing to buy a new tablet just for TouchID and a new color? Hardly. Do I feel like my tablet is outdated? Also no. In fact, the two-year interval gives me the feeling that I am using a good current device and does not give me a reason to get upset about the topic: “oh, but the third generation is so cool!” I don't think Apple did it on purpose, given how well they can make customers want to part with their money sooner, but from a psychological comfort point of view, I like this scenario.

However, this does not negate the indignation of users who expect new fancy flagships from the company every year.