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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know

Immediate cancellation: The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

Siri can control your Apple TV with hands-free voice commands. Here's how.

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Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV "Channels" are a well-intentioned mess

Amazon Channels, Apple TV Channels, and Roku Premium Subscriptions create more problems than they solve.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo's quad-tuner DVR maintains an edge over competitors with simple setup, reasonable prices, and some neat new features.

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SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

The SimpleSence water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

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Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Comparing the cost of TiVo, Tablo, Fire TV Recast, and other DVRs for cord-cutters.

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6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? Here's a step-by-step troubleshooting guide.

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Hulu is the cure for your Netflix nostalgia

Tired of Netflix losing your favorite shows? They probably wound up at Hulu.

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Apple TV+ needs a better hook if Apple expects us to pay for it

Apple TV+ will have couple dozen exclusive movies and shows, but still needs a raison d'ĂȘtre.

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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

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The best ways to watch March Madness without cable

Cord-cutters now have plenty of options for watching the NCAA Tournament, but not all are equal.

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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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