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Batter Up: The best ways to watch baseball on your digital devices

Another baseball season is underway, and tech-savvy fans have more ways than ever to stream high-quality video and audio at their command. Here are all the options available so that you never have to miss a single pitch.

Organize your Apple TV's home screen

Don't be overwhelmed by all those icons the next time you fire up your Apple TV. We've got some quick tips to re-order everything to your liking.

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

HDTV buying guide: How to pick the right set

Before you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on the wrong flat-panel HDTV set, there are some factors to consider. Read our breakdown and you'll end up with a TV you'll enjoy for years to come.

Hands-on with the Apple TV 6.0 update

Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 6, which supports iTunes Radio, iCloud to AirPlay streaming, and iPod syncing.

Build the ultimate Windows 8 home-theater PC for under $500

Forget about Roku, Chromecast, or any other set-top trick: The best way to control your home theater is still with a PC. Here's how to do it for cheap.

on pcworld.com

How to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV

The Apple TV's included remote is easy to use but limiting, while Apple's Remote app for iOS requires that you have an expensive iOS device on hand and available. Ultimately a Bluetooth keyboard, even an inexpensive third-party model, may be the best Apple TV remote of all.

How to get started with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.

on macworld.com

HTPC Showdown: Which front-end interface is best?

We tested four media management utilities to decide which is best for your home theater PC needs.

The secret to buying a good HDMI cable: They're all good

Sean asked me what he should know before buying HDMI cables

How to draw up a Super Bowl HDTV game plan

Before we get to Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh, it's time to think about LCD vs. plasma. If you're buying a new set for the big game, here are the things to consider.

Video: Control your TV with your smartphone, tablet

Using your smartphone or tablet to control your Tivo box is easy and offers a lot of flexibility in recording shows and channel surfing.

Buying guide: Blu-ray players

Choosing a good, Internet-capable Blu-ray player isn't as simple as grabbing the cheapest box in the store. You want a player that supports plenty ofInternet services, that you can successfully hook up to the Internet, and more.

How do you play Blu-rays on an older model HDTV?

Joe Blumenthal has an older HDTV without HDMI inputs. How can he connect a Blu-ray player?