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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

How Sling TV’s new packages and add-ons work, including Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?

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HomeKit's official Home app will control all your connected appliances at once

Apple’s Home app for iOS brings quick controls, lock screen shortcuts, and remote access via Apple TV.

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Apple TV takes away some friction with a new version of tvOS

Apple TV's new version of tvOS grants new powers to Siri and takes the hassle out of app sign-ins

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5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving money

Why cable TV may not be worthwhile, whether you can afford it or not.

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Pebble is quietly becoming a much better smartwatch

Pebble smartwatches get detailed fitness tracking and new ways to send text messages.

Amazon Echo

Apps that put Amazon Alexa on your phone aren’t as good as they could be

Lexi and Roger can turn your phone into an Amazon Echo, but with limitations.

amazonvideodirect

Amazon's new YouTube rival shoves cash at video creators

Amazon Video Direct woos creators away from YouTube with a whole bunch of ways to make money.

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Apple HomeKit may get an official controller app in iOS 10

Apple could make HomeKit more convenient and less confusing with its own control app.

skintrack

Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

netflixdatausage

Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

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Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.

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Dish Network's traveling technicians get into the iPhone repair business

As streaming video eats the TV business, Dish Network technicians become iPhone repair pros.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

Tap, swipe, type: Android TV gets an iOS app for when your hardware remote goes missing.