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Perfect rainy day movies

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by

While some may not love the gloomy winter weather, there’s no denying that spending a day rugged up on the couch with a comfy blanket and your fave woolly socks isn’t so bad when it’s spent watching movies with the soft pitter-patter of rain on the window.

That being said – how do you choose which one to watch first? Some movies have iconic rain scenes whereby the main characters somehow manage to still look beautiful even though they’re soaked through – although from my experience, this isn’t realistic! Others are just great movies that are easy to sit back and relax to thanks to their easy watching. Next time you’re looking for things to do indoors on a rainy day, check out the 25 titles below recommended by the iiTeam for your viewing enjoyment.

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Get your sci-fi fix with Fetch

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by

The term science fiction was established in the 1920s by one of the genre’s principal advocates, American publisher Hugo Gernsback. Science fiction, also referenced as SF or sci-fi, refers to speculative fiction. Whether it be super advanced science, technology developments that are years ahead of our time, aliens and other extraterrestrial life, time travel, or spaceflight, sci-fi delves into these topics and takes a look at how they would impact society.

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, creating some of the boldest movies and a number of undisputed classics along the way. With so many great sci-fi movies arriving on the big screen in recent times, we’ve rustled up a few shows and movies available in the Fetch Movie Store and TV Store that will satisfy your sci-fi needs. With so many great titles to choose from, the hard part will be picking which one to watch first!

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Podcasts you’ll get hooked on this year

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

“Podcast” is a word that’s floating around at the moment. So what is a podcast? Basically, regular Broadcast Radio (AM and FM radio) only has so many channels to use. As a result, radio stations attempt to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, hence the word broadcast. In contrast, podcasting “narrowcasts” specialised content to those who choose to tune in. Podcasts have multiple distribution points such as SpotifyiTunes and Soundcloud, and websites where episodes can be listened to or downloaded.

For those who love a good fun fact, it may interest you to know where the word “podcast” itself originated. The name was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in a 2004 newspaper article as part of a quick brainstorm of possible names for this growing new platform. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s digital media player the “iPod”; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken the term “broadcast” used in radio. Despite this, don’t worry – you can still tune in if you don’t have an Apple device or iPod!

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