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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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The scourge of auto-play preview videos on streaming TV services

Apple TV joins Netflix and others in embracing auto-play preview videos.

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7 tools to make sense of cord-cutting

These cord-cutting apps will help you figure out which streaming services to get and what to watch on them.

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The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know

Immediate cancellation: The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know.

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How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

Siri can control your Apple TV with hands-free voice commands. Here's how.

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Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV "Channels" are a well-intentioned mess

Amazon Channels, Apple TV Channels, and Roku Premium Subscriptions create more problems than they solve.

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Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo's quad-tuner DVR maintains an edge over competitors with simple setup, reasonable prices, and some neat new features.

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Disney+ and the a la carte TV effect

As more streaming services arrive, some rethink their pricing, while others avoid paywalls entirely.

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SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

The SimpleSence water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

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Spectrum quietly adds cloud DVR, but it's limited

Spectrum's streaming TV services become whole with an unadvertised cloud DVR add-on.

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Android TV's ascent: 5,000 apps and counting

Android TV hits 5,000 apps as Google starts taking the streaming platform seriously.

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Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Comparing the cost of TiVo, Tablo, Fire TV Recast, and other DVRs for cord-cutters.

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The easier cord-cutting is, the less money it saves

Cord-cutting has never been a magic solution, and that's okay.

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6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? Here's a step-by-step troubleshooting guide.

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Hulu is the cure for your Netflix nostalgia

Tired of Netflix losing your favorite shows? They probably wound up at Hulu.

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Apple TV isn't dying, it's more vital then ever

Just because Apple is bringing video services to other platforms—including Roku and Amazon Fire TV—doesn't mean Apple TV is doomed.