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Blumoo review: Control all your home entertainment gear from one app

If it takes you one or two button presses on three separate remotes just to watch a movie, Blumoo is for you.

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All-you-can-read kids service Epic adds a thousand new books from HarperCollins

With 4000 titles, lots of great series, and a new mega publisher on board, the free trial is worth checking out.

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Osmo engages kids with real game pieces and iPad magic

Social, creative, battery-free Osmo gives school-age kids a whole new way to play, and more than just a screen to touch.

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Skylock prevents theft while letting you share your bike

The smartest bike lock on the block pairs with a smartphone app for security, sharing, and even crash detection.

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The 20 best Chromecast apps, and counting

Google's $35 streaming stick is quickly catching up to boxes like Apple TV and Roku as more and more apps add support.

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Netflix plans price hike for new U.S. customers

The company's rosy first-quarter results included a record $1 billion in revenue, but not all the news is good: get ready to pay a little more for your streaming fix.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: Big Roku experience in a downsized package

It looks like a Chromecast, but packs all the channels of a full-size Roku box...with just a couple of trade-offs.

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Take a hike, or make one, with Kamino for iOS

This new social app is the take-a-penny, leave-a-penny tray for urban exploration.

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Social discovery engine Tappd is 'Apps with Friends'

Endorse your favorite apps so your friends know how smart you are, and find out what they're using too.

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Your next Apple TV could come from Comcast

That's what the the Wall Street Journal says. But there are plenty of potential hurdles in the way of Apple and the nation's biggest cable provider joining forces.

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Food on the Table makes meal-planning and grocery shopping a piece of cake

If the three little words you most dread to hear are, "What's for dinner?" you need this free app on your iOS or Android phone.

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Meet the company that's smartening up push notifications

Urban Airship is the middleware between the apps you use and the notifications they send you -- the useful, targeted, non-annoying notifications, anyway.

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Alvio gamifies asthma exercises so your child can breathe easier

This connected device -- a breathing trainer and a game controller -- provides cricual symptom tracking to parents, too.

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The Wello smartphone case puts health data in the palm of your hand

It looks like a regular smartphone case. But Wello is embedded with a plate containing sophisticated sensors that can detect vital signs as you hold your phone.

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