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ABC adds live-streaming to its iOS app, but won't cut the cord

ABC is updating its iOS app this week to support live streaming of shows, including programming from local stations, but the service comes at a price.

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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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RIAA expands gold and platinum record awards to streamed music

The RIAA has announced that it will now calculate music streamed from on-demand services into its Gold & Platinum awards program.

Discussing the Mac mini media server

Host Philip Michaels speaks with Chris Breen about the Mac mini he's set up as a media server.

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.

The computer in the living room: setting up a Mac mini media center

You want one box to manage all of your local and online media. Could the Mac mini be that box? Chris Breen says the answer could be yes if you're technically inclined, but maybe not for the whole family.

Review: Four stylish on-ear headphones worth hearing

Comfortable, portable, on-ear headphones aren’t hard to find, but ones that sound and look great are. We tested four head-turning models that claim to satisfy your ears.

Hands on: Instacast for OS X beta is a good listener

If you're a fan of the Instacast podcast app for iOS, you'll be happy to hear it's coming to OS X really soon. Marco Tabini goes hands on with the public beta.

How to fix the iTunes Store

The iTunes Store has, in many ways, been a pillar of success for Apple. But that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon: Here are a dozen ways we think it could become even better.

iTunes music downloads we regret

We've downloaded a lot of songs during the 10 years that the iTunes Store's been open for business. And more than a few of those don't look like such smart decisions in the cruel light of day.

Ten more years: What the future holds for iTunes Store

Sure, Apple has enjoyed a decade of success with the iTunes Store. But stepped-up competition and the changing attitudes of media consumers mean that iTunes and Apple will have to adapt.

The iTunes Store at 10: How Apple reinvented the music business

It's been a decade since the iTunes Music Store first flung open its digital doors. All it has done since then is change the way we buy and listen to music.

Remains of the Day: Spaceward ho!

Part of Apple's campus is delayed until after a spaceship launch, iTunes sales aren't on the grow, and German iPhone users may once again be notified of their email *schnell*!

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.

Apple teases 'new product categories'

Invoking the success of Apple's game-changing iPhone and iPad, CEO Tim Cook has hinted that Apple will introduce "exciting new product categories" starting this fall and through the end of 2014.