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Hands on with the Slingbox 500's new SlingSync feature

New firmware and mobile app upgrades let you transfer video and photos from a smartphone to a USB drive connected to the Slingbox 500 for HDTV playback.

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ABC may offer live streaming apps, but not for cord cutters

The network already offer on-demand access, but adding live streaming of shows in progress adds a new dimension to the mix.

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Hands on with Marvel's new subscription comics app

With Saturday's release of the new Marvel Unlimited iOS app (an Android app is forthcoming), Marvel's subscription comic service has a new name and a home on mobile devices at last. Jason Snell goes hands-on.

What to expect at South by Southwest Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive has become a major launching pad for tech startups, apps, and web programs. What will we see this year?

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Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

A decrease in music piracy led to increased revenues for the music industry in 2012, for the first time since 1999. Hollywood should pay attention, stop worrying, and learn to love the digital economy.

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HBO Go 2.0 finally allows AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

HBO Go scored a significant update Tuesday: The app can now send video to an Apple TV.

Expo Notes: Rostami Magic puts a few tricks up your iPhone's sleeve

Make objects move, predict the future, and identify which card your friend picked, with this set of apps from exhibitor Rostami Magic.

Amazon expands Instant Video app to iPhone, intros music app for Samsung TVs

The content distribution market is getting increasingly competitive, as vendors expand the number of devices that can access movies, books and music, and Amazon wants a piece.

Smule's new social app Strum mixes video with visual and audio filters

Smule, well-known for its slew of audio-tweaking apps, on Thursday unveiled its latest offering: the video social network Strum.

The Week in iOS Apps: Good grief!

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll commit untold violence! This week’s roundup of iOS apps offers users the full range of human emotions.

Digital Reading Room: Ghosts of Christmas present

Our regular look at content-rich apps takes on a holiday flare, as we explore a mobile adaptation of a classic Charlie Brown special, examine other Christmas-themed apps, and consider the best mobile versions of Charles Dickens's holiday tale.

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Digital Reading Room: The man with the golden app

The iOS Newsstand gets a noteworthy addition, while another newspaper offers a pretty deep collection of its front pages over the years. But the latest round-up of content-rich tablet apps starts by introducing you to a man named Bond -- James Bond.

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Hands on with iBooks 3

Among its many Tuesday announcements, Apple introduced iBooks 3. Senior writer Lex Friedman went hands on with the updated app to check out the changes.