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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.

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Marvel offers 99-cent access to Unlimited comic archive

Marvel Comics is offering a 30-day trial of its Marvel Unlimited subscription service, with access to more than 15,000 comics, for 99 cents through March 14.

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Disney Movies Anywhere promises wide access to a magic kingdom of movies

This new streaming digital movie service debuts with iTunes to let you bring your Disney movie collection with you.

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Dateless on Valentine's? These 6 apps let you celebrate singlehood

Instead of moping around on February 14, use any one of these apps to live footloose and fancy-free.

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9 great apps for brand new iPhone owners

If the holiday season meant a new iPhone 5c or 5s for you, we can help you get started with nine terrific downloads from the App Store.

The Week in Mac Apps: A formula for success

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a bit of science mixed with art, a way to write out all those complex equations that always swirl around in your head, and a great way to keep tabs on everything your business does.

The Week in Mac Apps: Where no flare has gone before

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever want to know about your Mac.

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YouTube mobile apps to go offline in November (in a good way)

Offline viewing is coming to YouTube, but the fine details remain murky.

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Amazon Instant Video for iOS adds AirPlay support, IMDB integration

Watching movies and TV shows just got a little easier thanks to an update that brings Amazon's video streaming service one step closer to your living room.

New Yahoo Screen app for iOS lets you swipe some videos

Surf through thousands of hours of curated video from SNL, Comedy Central, Martha Stewart, the MLB, and more.

Digital Reading Room: Breaking it down

An enhanced iBook that gets your ready for this weekend's return of Breaking Bad leads this installment of multimedia-rich apps for your tablet.

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Comixology leads comic-publishing resurgence

Comics app developer Comixology leads a resurgent comic industry, reports Jason Snell from Comic-Con.

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The Week in iOS Apps: The view from space

This week's roundup of new and updated apps let you see the Earth from a whole new perspective, track your expenses, or simply kill a bunch of bad guys.

Dish Network wants users to move beyond scrolling through channel guides to find good TV

Dish Network moves beyond its traditional channel guide to app-based program selection via its Hopper DVR.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Uh-oh, it's magic

This week's roundup of iOS apps includes new and better ways to draw pictures, take photos, check the weather and more.