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Pandora: Give a brand your undivided attention, get an hour of ad-free music

Amid greater competition from Apple and Google, Pandora hatches a new way to skip the annoying commercial breaks.


Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.

Staff Picks: Our very favorite podcasts

In honor of #10YearsofPodcasts, the staff shares the podcasts we never miss. (And guess what: Only one is about tech.)


A Hulu intern just made a clever Apple Watch app

Hulu users can now control playback from an Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation, or Chromecast straight from the wrist.

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Fix your iTunes Match music with iTunes update 12.2.1

The new iTunes 12.2.1 update fixes a problem with iTunes Match and Apple Music.

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FTC ponders App Store's 30% take from streaming rivals after Apple Music launch

The US Government may investigate whether or not App Store policies gives Apple Music an unfair advantage, according to Reuters.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Cha-cha-cha-changes in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music brought many changes to iTunes, and that means you have lots of questions.

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iTunes overload

Remember when iTunes used to be about playing music? It's evolved into a mess of an app for selling Apple's media services.


Showtime debuts a la carte streaming for $11 on Apple TV and iOS

The network's new channel comes with a month-long free trial.


Apple confirms it's trying to fix Home Sharing for iOS 9

Updating iOS for Apple Music disables streaming iTunes songs from a Mac, and it'll stay that way for at least a couple more months.

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What Apple Music Connect needs to succeed

One indie musician says Connect needs to make it easier for artists to publish and promote their work.


Crushing it: The Apple Music double standard

Stop holding Apple to a different standard.


How to keep track of Beats 1 playlists even when you're not "tuned in"

Don't want to bother with Apple Music or iTunes, but curious about Beats 1 streaming radio? Turn to Spotify and Twitter for a sampling.


iOS 8.4 nixes Home Sharing for music, at least for now

iTunes users no longer have a free, built-in way to stream their songs from a Mac to iPhones and iPads.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.