Parents, are your homes safe from TV tip-overs? You might want to do a quick check to make sure all your TVs are safely secured and properly placed. Lexie de los Santos tells us more in this week’s “CTA Update.”
Children under the age of 5 are at the highest risk of TV tip-over injuries. About half of TV tip-over incidents happen in a bedroom where heavier, box-style TVs are often placed on furniture, like a dresser, that can tip over when climbed on.
To better ensure your home is safe from TV tip-over accidents, place any older box-style TVs on low, stable pieces of furniture. Or, if you have a flat panel television, consider securely mounting it to the wall. And if you have a heavy, old-style TV that has outlived its usefulness, consider recycling it. Visit greenergadgets.org to find a location near you. Your home will be safer for it!
For more TV safety tips, visit safekids.org/tv.
Raquel in Odessa, Texas wants to know how music services compare:
I’ve been hearing things about Apple Music and now Tidal. I’ve been using Spotify. Are they worth changing over to, and if so, why?
Frankly it’s probably not worth the effort of rebuilding your playlists at this point.
If you have any Apple device, Apple Music is handy in that it integrates with Siri, and if you want to try it, why not? it’s free for the first three months, so by all means, give it a try. They have a very, very large catalogue and they have support from a huge number of artists, many of whom even guest host their own shows on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station.
Tidal is a different story… it was launched in 2014 by a company named Aspiro, in March 2015 it was purchased by Jay-Z in what frankly looks like a “me too!” move to own a streaming music service like the one that made Dr. Dre a billionaire. Tidal is not Beats Music though, ask your friends and see how many of them know it even exists. Tidal is not really catching on, it went from being on the top 20 list of the Apple Store charts to so low you’d have to work to find it on the list at all.
It’s not cheap either, their website is titled “Tidal: High Fidelity Music Streaming,” but the “HiFi plan” will cost you $20/month… When your streaming plan makes Apple’s look cheap, you have a problem.
They do have lower fidelity plan they call “premium” which does stream at the same bitrate as Spotify and costs the same money (assuming you’re even paying for Spotify, since you don’t have to), but why leave Spotify to get at best the same deal? You’d have to start rebuilding your library to get nothing more than what you already had.