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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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Apple TV+ needs a better hook if Apple expects us to pay for it

Apple TV+ will have couple dozen exclusive movies and shows, but still needs a raison d'être.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

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The best ways to watch March Madness without cable

Cord-cutters now have plenty of options for watching the NCAA Tournament, but not all are equal.

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DirecTV Now price hikes: What cord-cutters need to know

DirecTV Now drops channels and raises prices. Here's what cord-cutters can do.

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6 big questions cord-cutters should ask about AT&T's and HBO's next streaming service

AT&T's management shakeup raises new questions about its streaming TV plans.

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It's 2019. Why can't you cancel cable TV online?

Mandatory customer service calls are no longer acceptable when canceling cable or satellite TV.

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No, you probably can't cut the cable cord using a mobile hotspot for internet access

Cutting the cord with a mobile hotspot for internet: Still inadvisable

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Spectrum TV Choice review: A la carte TV for cord-cutters, but at a cost

The cable giant offers a la carte streaming, with mixed results.

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Cut the cord, or else!

As cord-cutting grows, folks who stick with cable and satellite are getting squeezed.

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Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

Live PBS without cable: Why it's so hard to get, and what you can do about it

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Plex DVR and Channels: The case for using both

Plex DVR or Channels: Why not use both?

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: Still the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $180 media streamer and gaming box, still doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Roku is ready to sell you more subscriptions

Roku starts selling premium subscriptions to channels like Showtime and Starz.

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Best Super Bowl TV deals 2019: Upgrade your set for cheap

We've waded through all the deals to find the best Super Bowl TV sales out there—and a few good discounts on speakers and streaming devices, too.

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Why don’t Samsung and LG make streaming boxes?

Samsung’s and LG’s streaming TV platforms is getting pretty good. Too bad you have to buy a whole TV along with them.