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How to get started in podcasting: capturing the audio

Want to start a podcast of your own? The first thing you need is some hardware and software to record the thing. Four podcasting vets explain why they chose, and how they use, their favorite recording gear.

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Is high-resolution audio really as good as it sounds?

Many audiophiles will tell you that high-resolution audio delivers a superior sound. But is the quality worth the extra cost of stocking your music library with high-resolution recordings?

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Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

We get new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for all three platforms, with a focus on improved Office compatibility and better collaboration tools.

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple lawyers spoke of 'massive' infringement by Samsung as a jury trial began in Califronia

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

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Deceptively simple iPhone stand is both sturdy and super-portable

At first glance, it looks like a plastic business card. But give it a couple of twists and turns, and it becomes a clever little iPhone stand.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Bioshocking

This week's Mac app roundup takes us shooting through an underwater city in an alternate reality. If fantastic games aren't your thing, we've got plenty left to entice you.

April Fools: iFixit and Apple, BFFs

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In case the Macalope's Fools of the Year list didn't fulfill your April joke quota, iFixit has a very important announcement they'd like to share...

Pebble lands in Target stores, warns of bad software update

Targets gets white plastic as a limited-time retail exclusive, but no Pebble Steel.

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Add Calendar events in a flash

Tapping on a plus button to configure an event is strictly old-school (and slow). Here are two techniques for more efficient event creation.

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Optrix lets your iPhone swim with (and take photos of) the fishes

Want to take your iPhone into the water and take a few snapshots while you're at it? Optrix has the case for you.

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You Should Play: Device 6

Puzzle fans and those looking for some good brainteasers will love this game.

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Fools of the Year

So many fish and such a small barrel.

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In praise of Apple's horrible mice

From buttons to shape and materials, Apple's history with mice is a perfect metaphor for the company's nearly maniacal attention to every design detail.