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  • MixRadio Heads to Android and iOS

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    MixRadio—previously a Nokia music streaming service that was exclusive to Windows Phone—is now available on Android and iOS. But no worries, Windows Phone fans: MixRadio tells me it is still very committed to your favorite mobile platform. I was invited to MixRadio’s announcement today in New York but couldn’t justify the expense. But I have […]

    Throwback Thursday: Zune Unboxing

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    In late 2006, Microsoft announced Zune, “the next big milestone for its Connected Entertainment vision.” Zune was, let’s face it, an iPod rip-off, though it did offer some unique features and, more important, came in a sweet brown version. So sweet, in fact, that I still have mine. I’ll provide a number of looks back […]

    Movie Creator Beta for Lumia Phones and Surface Tablets

    Movie Creator Beta for Lumia Phones and Surface Tablets

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    This week, Microsoft updated Movie Creator Beta for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, adding a number of useful new features, including OneDrive integration and support for 4K video. However, this useful app continues to be limited to Microsoft’s Lumia handsets and Surface tablets for some reason. Note: I’d be surprised if Microsoft continued […]

    Ask Paul: Replacing a Zune HD

    Ask Paul: Replacing a Zune HD

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    For the few, the proud, the Zune HD users, there is Zune HD and then there is nothing else. But what do you do when a Zune HD gives up the ghost? Is there an acceptable modern alternative? Why yes. Yes, there is. I thought you’d never ask. Larry S. asks: My beloved Zune HD […]

    Finally, Star Wars Goes Digital

    Finally, Star Wars Goes Digital

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    Since I literally just ripped my collection of Star Wars Blu-Ray discs to 1080p video files—you’re welcome, world—Disney has finally announced a long-overdue milestone: All six Star Wars movies are heading to digital video stores on Friday, backed by tons of bonus content. And yes, that includes Xbox Video. (Music and video releases used to […]

    Roku Updates Its Streaming Players

    Roku Updates Its Streaming Players

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    Roku arguably makes the best living room streaming players, but it’s been a while since the firm has updated these devices. That changes—sort of—this week with updated versions of the existing Roku 3 and Roku 2 devices, both of which now offer better performance and additional functionality. And the new Roku 3 adds voice search, […]

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