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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.

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Twitter’s 'Quote Tweet' revamp leaves more room for your thoughts

Twitter starts embedding tweets with lengthier comments attached, and in doing so could change the way we use the social network.

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No 4K streaming support for new Apple TV, report says

4K video remains a chicken-and-egg problem, and Apple is reportedly staying out of it.

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Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will cost more than plebeian watches

Buyers of Apple’s luxury smartwatch can get a third year of damage protection and 24/7 support, but it won’t come cheap.

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Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual stories”

A new iPad app makes magazine-like stories out of words and pictures. It's so easy, you might wish it wasn't.

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Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to solve at first

Apple started thinking about smartwatches in 2011, but the Watch's raison d’etre—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—only became clear later.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.

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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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The first Apple Watch apps have arrived, sort of

The Apple Watch won't launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived.