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New Apple Music subscribers in some countries won't be able to rock out for free

New Apple Music subscribers in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland will now be charged 99 cents to sign up, eliminating the three-month free period.

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Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use

Starting June 15, you have to use a unique password for non-Apple contacts, calendar, and email apps, but Apple isn’t going far enough.

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Hulu with Live TV, first impressions from the beta version: This ia a bundle that pretends it's not

Hulu's channel bundle attacks the norms of pay TV service—for better and for worse.

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I tested Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi of the future and said goodbye to Netflix buffering

Gogo’s internet takes a leap forward, but you don’t have to worry about your seatmate’s annoying FaceTime calls.

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Hulu Live TV launches in beta: What you need to know

Here are all the details on Hulu's new live TV bundle.

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Twitter swings for the streaming fences with new 24/7 live sports and news TV service

Twitter has announced that it will be launching a new always-on TV service that covers an array of programming, from live sports to breaking news, concerts, and fashion.

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Why peer-to-peer Apple Pay is a great idea

Yes, Apple should absolutely expand Apple Pay to cover Venmo-like person-to-person payments. Someone's got to get this right!

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Sling TV expands its Cloud DVR 'First Look' to Apple TV

For $5 per month, Sling TV subscribers get 50 hours of DVR storage in the cloud. The beta 'First Look' service just landed on another major platform, Apple TV.

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How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle

The case for a purer form of cord cutting—and against channel bundles like YouTube TV and Sling TV.

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YouTube TV goes live in five cities, promises more channels to come

YouTube TV launches with all major broadcast networks and plenty of sports, but only in a handful of markets

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Thursday night NFL games now stream on Amazon Prime, and that sucks for cord-cutters

Thursday Night Football games are dumping Twitter for Amazon Prime, and that sucks for cord-cutters.

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iTunes 12.6 update will let you watch your iTunes movie rentals across your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

The new “rent once, watch anywhere” feature is also a sign that iOS 10.3 and Apple TV 10.2 are on their way.

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Alexa gets Prime Now integration

Need those AA batteries in a hurry, but can't leave the house? Alexa's Prime Now rapid delivery service can help.

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Netflix is dropping star ratings for a simple thumbs up or down

Siskel and Ebert would be proud. Netflix is adopting a simple like/dislike format for user ratings and dumping the stars.

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Pandora's new Premium streaming service leans on personal playlists to compete with Spotify

For $10 a month, Pandora Premium users get access to Pandora's popular radio services and a new on-demand catalog.