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New Apple TV might have a touch pad remote

Apple will reportedly trade the remote's ultra-svelte figure for one that supports touch controls.

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Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

As the music industry tires of Spotify freeloaders, Apple may be pushing labels to kill off unpaid streaming.

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Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub

The live streaming video app starts reducing its Twitter dependency after losing access to the network's social graph.

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Apple admits that tattoos can confuse Apple Watch sensors

Apple's support documents now warn that certain tattoos can cause problems with with heart rate readings.

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Apple Watch teardown findings: 205 mAh battery, upgrades unlikely

Apple's first smartwatch is surprisingly easy to repair in some ways, but don't expect to upgrade the internals over time.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge

Executing the troubled laptop was 'glorious,' but most definitely illegal.

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Yup, Apple's still working on public transit for Apple Maps

A job posting seeks someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” after the rumored feature didn't pan out in iOS 8.

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Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft sets sights on Apple's smartwatch.

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How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple

Apple's green LEDs aren't a major departure from other fitness trackers, though the addition of infrared light could help conserve battery life.

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

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.

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iOS 8.4 beta brings a Music app overhaul

New features include customizable playlist images, a mini-player for quickly controlling playback, and a global search function.

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Apple Watch battery pack guaranteed to kill the Watch's appeal

The Wipowerband promises to double the Apple Watch's battery life, while sacrificing any sense of fashion it once had.

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AppleCare+ protection plans for Apple Watch range from $49 to $1500

That doesn't include accidental damage charges, which range from $69 to $1000.

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HBO Now explained: Everything we know, and a few things we don't

HBO’s standalone streaming video service arrived on Apple devices and web browsers this week, but a few mysteries remain.