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Cord-cutting's moment is now, and Apple is missing it

Apple, which has anticipated this moment for so long, still doesn’t seem quite ready for it.

When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.

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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.

Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

Looking to cut the cable TV cord? Really Simple Software’s $149 Simple.TV DVR/placeshifter can record over-the-air or basic digital cable (unencrypted) TV programming and stream it over a local network or via the Internet.

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Roku announces shipping info for Streaming Stick, updates mobile apps

On Thursday, Roku made several announcements regarding its streaming video players. The company updated its iOS and Android apps with new music and photo features, finally slapped a price and (rough) ship date on its upcoming Streaming Stick product, and added a Vudu channel to its growing lineup.

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