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Michael writes about music, home theater technologies, software, and much more.

TechHive: Spotify Radio vs. Pandora iOS app face-off


Spotify's new free radio service for iOS goes up against Pandora. Find out which streaming-radio service comes out the winner.

How to watch iOS videos on your HDTV

With a simple cable, you can view your iOS device videos on a much larger screen.

Get better HDTV audio with a soundbar

Looking for better sound from your HDTV with fewer wires? A soundbar is a single audio unit that incorporates the center, left, and right speakers. Paired with a subwoofer, soundbars provide the aural oomph lacking from flat screen HDTVs in a pretty package.

HDMI switches to the rescue

As the number of components in your home theater grows--you might have even picked up a few more over the holidays--you'll run into a problem. Namely, you have more HDMI-enabled products than HDMI inputs on your HDTV. An HDMI switch can help.