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Jonathan has been covering the tech industry since 1998. He loves watching TV shows on his iPhone while exercising, and has already indoctrinated his young twins in the ways of the Apple TV.

How I learned to stop worrying and just buy a Sonos

After years of dismissing Sonos as too expensive, Jonathan Seff has finally joined the ranks of the audio elite. Or at least that what he's telling himself.

Get your streaming Dora fix on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Netflix's loss is Amazon's gain as the Internet giant picks up streaming Viacom shows.

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Google's All Access music service coming to iOS "a couple weeks from now"

At the All Things D conference on Thursday, Google's Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg that the Google Play Music All Access service will be making its way to iOS shortly.

You'll be wondering where is your mind if you don't fund this Pixies coffee table book

If you're a fan of The Pixies, there's still time to help fund the Kickstarter project to publish a book with vintage band photos.

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Fans choose new Amazon streaming shows; focus is on politicians and nerds

A little more than a month after rolling out 14 TV show pilots for its Amazon Prime members to vote on, Amazon announced Wednesday the five shows that will be made into full series this year and next.

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Pandora Premieres gives you an early listen on new albums

On Tuesday, Pandora launched Pandora Premieres, a new station with upcoming albums that you can stream ahead of their U.S. release dates.

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Google music

Hands-on: Google's All Access music service is still a rough cut

On Wednesday, Google joined Spotify, Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Slacker with the launch of its Google Play Music All Access subscription music service. We go hands-on to give it a try.

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Google launches All Access subscription music service

On Wednesday Google announced a new subscription streaming music service called All Access, designed to compete with the likes of Spotify.

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YouTube

YouTube launches pilot program for subscription-based paid channels

In a move that should surprise precisely no one, YouTube announced a pilot program that will herald a new age of subscription-based paid channels on the Google-owned video site.

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Mac Gems: The Unarchiver is a free, robust file-extraction utility

If you find OS X's built-in capabilities for unarchiving and uncompressing files to be too limited, you'll want to check out Dag Agren's free The Unarchiver.

The best set-top media streamer: Roku 3

A media streamer set-top box is the missing link between your TV and the vast array of content available over the Internet. And no streamer provides more than the $100 Roku 3.

Review: Plair plays Web content on your TV, but needs more work

The Plair video streamer is an interesting concept, but in its current form too buggy for primetime. When it worked, it was pretty cool. But unfortunately it was pretty much hit or miss.

iTunes Store adds 'buy now, download later' option for video and music

Apple recently added a new option for iTunes purchases made in iTunes or on iOS devices to buy TV shows, movies, and music box sets now, but download later.

Why Apple should fix the way iTunes Store purchases work

Buying from the iTunes Store is convenient, but being forced to immediately download purchases isn't. Jonathan Seff thinks Apple's should change that.

Apple sets May 1 deadline for UDID, iPhone 5 app changes

Apple has alerted developers that they must stop accessing UDIDs and support the iPhone 5's screen for all new and updated apps as of May 1.