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Logitech Harmony Link turns iPad into universal remote

Wishing you could use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a universal remote control in the living room? On Tuesday Logitech announced the Harmony Link, a $100 device that sits next to your TV, communicates with your iOS device via Wi-Fi, and can control up to eight pieces of hardware -- TVs, DVRs, Blu-ray players, AV receivers, media streamers, and so on -- using a custom app.

Epson projectors bring iOS devices to the big screen

For those looking to create a cinematic experience with their iPhone or iPad, Epson have announced a new projector series to help.

Remains of the Day: Starz struck

U2's frontman puts in a good word for Steve Jobs, Apple lets a hard drive of confidential information slip through its fingers, and details on what exactly the crazy folks at Starz turned down.

Remains of the Day: Law and order

The alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes.

Remains of the Day: Campus activities

Let's keep it short and sweet: Cupertino's holding a meeting on the environmental impact of Apple's new campus, rumored pieces of the new iPhone are surfacing, and a reputed hacker goes to work at 1 Infinite Loop.

Remains of the Day: Ad infinitum, and beyond

If you thought Apple would just dash off its iPhone 5 commercial at the last moment, then you don’t know Apple, my friend. Meanwhile, the Netherlands weighs in on the Apple vs. Samsung case, iTunes gains share for digital movie downloads, and Windows 8 provides more information than you require.

Weekly Wrap: Spotify, Netflix alternatives, Apple software updates

We look back at week that included Apple software updates (but not Lion), Netflix price hikes, and still more patent lawsuits.

Netflix raises rates for combined streaming and DVD subscriptions

Netflix has hiked some of its prices by 60 percent, while introducing a new DVD-only plan.

WaterField Designs introduces Apple TV Case

WaterField Designs' Apple TV Case now makes it easy to bring your Apple TV with you on your summer travels.

Griffin's cable-free Beacon turns your iPhone into a universal remote

Griffin has released its Bluetooth-powered Beacon, which turns your iOS device into a universal remote control.

Comcast, Skype to bring HD video calling to your TV

Comcast has reached an agreement with Skype to bring its HD video calling capabilities right into your living room television.

Can you live without cable?

Sure, cutting the cable cord sounds tempting--no more monthly bills, no more paying for all those channels you never watch. But could you really get by without it?

Beyond cable: the Mac mini media machine

Building your own Mac mini media server is not the easiest way to augment the content you get from your cable provider. But it's also the most powerful.

Beyond cable: the Roku solution

There are plenty of ways to connect your HDTV to the Internet, to get content your cable provider doesn't give you. A set-top media player like the Roku XDS is one of the best. Christopher Breen explores its pros and cons.

Beyond cable: Apple TV

Looking for more programming than your cable TV provider gives you? The Apple TV is one way to watch video content from the Internet and your Mac on your HDTV. But is it the best way? Christopher Breen weighs the pros and cons.