Amazon introduces ad-supported Kindle with Special Offers

How much difference does $25 make? Apparently enough for Amazon to announce on Monday a separate, ad-supported version of its third-generation, Wi-Fi-only Kindle for $114 instead of $139 for the standard version.

Apple TV 4.2.1 update addresses flickering problem

On Tuesday, Apple released a minor software update for the second-generation Apple TV. One important change is a fix for screen flickering problems that some users have reported.

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Five ways to stream content to your HDTV

With products such as the second-generation Apple TV, streaming content from your computer and over the Internet to your HDTV is easier than ever.

NewerTech NuShelf lets you mount your Mac mini

For those who find the Apple TV or similar products too restrictive in the content they support, using a Mac mini as a home media server connected to your HDTV can be a great alternative. If you've considered setting up a Mac mini for such purposes, then you might want to check out Newer Technology's NuShelf for the latest Mac mini.

My time as a Napster user

Last October, my colleague Chris Breen compared four streaming music subscription services. Before then, I’d never considered paying to, as Steve Jobs has called it, “rent” my music. But after talking to Chris about it while editing his story, I was intrigued enough to take the plunge and give Napster's subscription service a try.

First Look: Zediva online movie rental service

Zediva has come up with an interesting concept: buying DVDs of the hottest new releases, and then 'renting' them to you in the shape of streaming from its DVD players to your computer or device. If it sounds a little weird, that's because it is.

Apple releases Safari 5.0.4 update

While everybody with a compatible iOS device is busy downloading the iOS 4.3 update released Wednesday, Apple also issued an update to its Safari 5 Web browser.

Apple releases iTunes 10.2.1 update

On Tuesday, Apple released iTunes 10.2.1, hot on the heels of 10.2, which the company released on March 2. But there's no indication of what's changed since last week.

Pioneer introduces new Apple-focused A/V receivers

This week, Pioneer Electronics introduced its latest models of consumer audio/video home theater receivers, described as "built for the Apple lifestyle". The top model includes AirPlay and iPad app support.

First look: Roxio Toast 11

On Tuesday, Roxio released Toast 11, the latest version of its $100 CD/DVD burning and video conversion software. Big changes include a new user interface, built-in tutorials, multiple burner support, subtitle suport, and hardware-assisted video encoding. Here's a first look at the new version.

Apple updates software for 6th gen iPod nano

Although iOS devices seem to get all the attention these days, it's good to know that Apple hasn't completely forgotten about the other members of the iPod family. The company has just released iPod software update version 1.1 for the 6th generation iPod nano, which adds two new features to the tiny touchscreen player.

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ZDocks BaseDock

At $49 (or $85 for two), the BaseDock is a somewhat pricey add-on, but if you need a docking station for your iPod or iPhone, the DockBase gets the job done, and looks nice doing it.

iWeb update fixes FTP publishing issue, more

While Apple’s announcement of subscriptions coming to the iOS App Store was certainly the major news from Cupertino on Tuesday, Apple also released a small update to its iWeb Web-publishing software.