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  • News: Google's All Access music service coming to iOS 'a couple weeks from now'

    It's a good thing I'm hungry, because it's time for me to eat my words.

  • News: EFF targets podcasting patent for invalidation

    A 1996 podcasting patent is in the crosshairs of two digital rights groups, which are hoping the public will help them get the patent invalidated.

  • News: Apple reveals 16GB iPod touch with no rear-facing camera

    If the 32GB iPod touch had too much capacity for you, or just too many cameras, Apple's got a solution: the new 16GB iPod touch, now available at the Apple Store for just $229.

  • News: Justin Timberlake, Jack Johnson to headline 2013 iTunes Festival in London

    Since 2007, Apple's hosted an annual iTunes Festival in London, and 2013 will be no exception: The company on Thursday announced that Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson, Jessie J, and nearly 60 other bands will headline this year's incarnation of the festival.

  • News: Awesome new Discover feed adds personalized music recommendations to Spotify

    You can use Spotify to easily swap playlists with your friends, check out the top charts, and find new music releases, but the streaming service has always lacked a great way to get personalized music recommendations. To overcome that deficiency, Spotify on Wednesday rolled out Discover, an "endless scroll" news feed similar to Facebook and Google+ that replaces the current "What's New" section.

  • How-Tos: Grab bag: Missing surround sound, a lost Mac, and more

    As you can imagine, I get questions. Lots of questions. And many times the answers to those questions are shorter than the queries themselves, making them poor fodder for a readership that feels cheated by anything less that bushel-loads of consonants and vowels by the peck. And so I horde these questions and, once enough have accumulated, drop them with a thump. Like so:

  • How-Tos: How to copy iTunes music to a new PC or Mac

    Here's where we show you how to transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another.

  • News: Seven free apps for finding stellar live sounds

    How often have you heard someone say, "I don't really like music"? Most people enjoy music, whether they're classical-concerto buffs or indie-rock megafans. And there's good reason for that--studies have proven that music can make you happy.

  • How-Tos: How to get started with AirPlay

    AirPlay (formerly called AirTunes) is Apple's technology for streaming media over a local (usually in-home) network. It lets you stream audio from any Mac or iOS device to any AirPlay-enabled audio system, or video from a Mac (of recent vintage) or an iOS device to an Apple TV (also of recent vintage).

  • How-Tos: How to get better-than-CD quality with DSD

    As the CD is about to turn 30, we long for what could have been. We review the latest digital audio hardware and music playback software to see what's possible when Direct Stream Digital is liberated by PCs and USB cables.

  • News: iWatch Sighting in Latest Apple Ad?

    Apple's newest TV ad might be revealing a glimpse of the rumored iWatch, best that's the only good thing about it, writes CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige.

  • How-Tos: Control noise of web pages when listening to radio

    Do you find that ads and videos disturb your web radio listening? Our Helproom Editor explains how to listen to web radio, music or a podcast on one web browser window or tab without being disturbed by noises from the rest of your web browsing session.

  • News: Netflix plans to double its original content push next year

    Netflix's newfound love affair with original content isn't disappearing any time soon: The company reportedly wants to double its original programming slate in 2014.

  • News: Twitter #Music doubles down on song discovery with new chart features

    It's not a groundbreaking feature, but nice to have nonetheless: Twitter has added a bunch of genre charts to its #Music discovery service to display the most popular songs and artists trending, in a bid to surface the most popular tracks on the social network.

  • News: Facebook now lets you broadcast your bad taste in Pandora stations

    If you listen to a song on the Internet and no one else knows about it, does it make a sound?

  • Buying Advice: Wireless speakers buying guide

    Whether you're buying a portable or a mains-powered wireless speaker system, it's important to know what to look for. Our buyer's guide explains all you need to know about AirPlay, Bluetooth, Apt-X and more.

  • News: Pandora Premieres gives you an early listen on new albums

    Right now I'm a fortunate son. Because I'm listening to John Fogerty's new take on the classic Credence Clearwater Revival song of the same name (with the Foo Fighters) from Fogerty's upcoming album Wrote A Song For Everyone. And that's thanks to Pandora Premieres, a new station from Pandora that launched on Tuesday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Face the music

    Sony and Apple are at loggerheads over streaming music, AT&T gets ready to open the floodgates on video chat over its network, and the head of Turkey drops in on Silicon Valley. The remainders for Monday, May 20, 2013 are up a stream without a paddle.

  • News: Breaking Bad's creator credits Netflix for some of its success

    Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and the rest of your favorite Breaking Bad characters return in August for the series finale, but if it wasn't for Netflix the show never would have reached this point, the series' creator says.

  • News: How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

    Google had a lot to say during Wednesday's Google I/O keynote--so would you, if you had three-and-a-half hours to fill. And while new features in voice-powered search functionality, Google Maps, and other pronouncements from the search giant were certainly eye-catching, just how much of what was said at this week's developer conference should make iOS device owners sit up and take notice?

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