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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.


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Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google

Why you won't need Comcast or Charter to wrangle all your online video services.



NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

Watching sports without a big cable TV bundle has gotten a lot easier in the last year; NFL games are no exception.


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Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.

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Apple Music and Spotify add unofficial DJ remixes to be more like SoundCloud

The streaming services have partnered with Dubset, a rights management company focused on unofficial remixes.

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How Apple plans to make iCloud, Siri, and iTunes better

Apple wants to move its cloud services teams under one roof as a bet on the future of the company.

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Spotify ads slipped malware onto PCs and Macs

Ads played to Spotify listeners tried to install malware on PCs and Macs.


The Roku interview: Here's how the streaming-box builder is working through its app issues

The company is taking a two-pronged approach to getting higher-quality TV apps onto its platform.


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Microsoft debuts new Office 365 app for bartenders, burger flippers

Microsoft's new Office 365 app helps hourly workers to manage their shift work, which should please the millions of Americans who work as waiters, busboys, retail employees, and more.

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

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Pre-roll ads on Amazon and Netflix are a poor solution to a genuine problem

Amazon Video's unskippable pre-roll teaser ads annoy as much as they inform.


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Pandora teases on-demand music while launching Pandora Plus with offline listening

The age of Pandora One is over. Pandora Plus is rolling out soon with unlimited skips and replays, as well as an offline mode for $5 per month.

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iTunes is selling bundles of 10 films for $10, for one day only

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of selling movies, the iTunes Store is bundling movies from Sony, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate for just $1 per film.

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Cord cutting is a bigger bargain than ever

Cable TV apologists keep offering the same tired defense against cord cutting. When will they learn?


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Facebook tests a Twitter-like feature to encourage more conversation

Facebook really wants you to know what your friends are talking about.