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Batter Up: The best ways to watch baseball on your digital devices

Another baseball season is underway, and tech-savvy fans have more ways than ever to stream high-quality video and audio at their command. Here are all the options available so that you never have to miss a single pitch.

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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HDTV buying guide: How to pick the right set

Before you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on the wrong flat-panel HDTV set, there are some factors to consider. Read our breakdown and you'll end up with a TV you'll enjoy for years to come.

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Hands-on with the Apple TV 6.0 update

Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 6, which supports iTunes Radio, iCloud to AirPlay streaming, and iPod syncing.

Get started with AirPlay

AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week's Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.

Grab bag: Missing surround sound, a lost Mac, and more

Today's Mac 911 is a grab bag of big questions with little answers.

How to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV

The Apple TV's included remote is easy to use but limiting, while Apple's Remote app for iOS requires that you have an expensive iOS device on hand and available. Ultimately a Bluetooth keyboard, even an inexpensive third-party model, may be the best Apple TV remote of all.

How to get started with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.

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 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.

Bugs & Fixes: Fixing Apple TV lost network connections

Ted Landau suffers with an Apple TV that refuses to establish a network connection. He explores options for connecting the device to his network.

Understanding Apple TV, mirroring, and aspect ratio

Although the new iPad and Apple TV support 1080p video, nothing changes about the iPad's native 4:3 aspect ratio.

Troubleshooting your Apple TV

The Apple TV was designed with simplicity in mind but they don’t always work as expected. When they don't, Chris Breen has some advice.

Bugs & Fixes: No green light for UltraViolet

Ted Landau finds UltraViolet--the movie industry's latest attempt to protect its content--wanting. Read all about it here.

Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Don’t delay -- online ordering deadlines are quickly approaching if you want your gifts delivered before 2012.