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9 free 'round-the-clock streaming apps for low-effort TV watching

Want to just turn the TV on and turn your brain off? These apps make most of the viewing decisions for you.

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How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline with PlayOn Cloud

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services.

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The FCC wants to replace your cable box with apps

Forget about open standards for cable boxes. The Federal Communications Commission says all we really need are more apps.

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It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding in equalizer settings

The leap to version 1.0 is also bringing several performance and playback improvements to Apple's streaming service.

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BitTorrent takes on cable with live news network on Apple TV and OS X

BitTorrent News aims to bring an "independent voice" to election coverage, starting with the Republican National Convention.

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Here's how to star in Apple's new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.

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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update

The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share 'flows,' the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.

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The T-Mobile Tuesdays #getthanked app gets tanked, depriving customers of their freebies

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 11 promo fails to deliver and the company says high demand for the app is the problem.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by Chinese government

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

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How to stream March Madness on any device, starting March 15

Watch the NCAA Tournament on iOS, Android, Windows, Roku, Fire TV, and even in split-screen on the new Apple TV.

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Oral B's high-tech toothbrush has Bluetooth, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and cloud storage

Oral B's next toothbrushing system will have accelerometers, gyroscopes, a Bluetooth link to a smartphone app, and cloud storage. Have they left anything out?