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Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

Remains of the Day: Control issues

Instead of working on a TV, Apple may be up to something handier. Elsewhere, the iPhone is totally rad (that's what the kids say, right?) and the newest iPod touch is stripped for parts.

Syncing all books to Kindle apps and devices

The ebooks you purchase from Amazon sync perfectly with other Kindle devices. Why not those books you sideload? Chris Breen provides the solution.

Remains of the Day: Stuffed up

iPod touch benchmarks are nothing to sneeze at, nobody coughs up enough money for a vintage Apple computer, and Taiwan and Apple hit a hiccup over map imagery.

Best ways to listen to podcasts in iOS 6

Enjoying podcasts in iOS 6 can be tricky. Kirk McElhearn explains how to best use (or not use, in some cases) Apple's Podcasts app.

Make the most of your second screen

Several iOS apps can help you find new shows or movies, locate streaming content, and connect you with other viewers who like the same programs that you do. Here are a few suggestions on how to create a social viewing experience through your iPhone or iPad.

The CD player turns 30

Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. Benj Edwards looks back on 30 years of the compact disc.

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Music social networks that work

Apple's Ping may have been a failure, but there are some good ways to share your musical tastes with friends and expand your horizons at the same time.

Find the right fitness headphones

Exercise is difficult enough without having to constantly worry about your earbuds falling out of your ears or your over-ear headphones getting sweaty and uncomfortable. We take a look at six different headphones designed specifically for active users.

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Review: Apple EarPods

Apple's new headphones, called EarPods, ship with the iPhone 5 and the latest iPod models, but they're also available for purchase separately. Are they worth your money? Here's our full review.

Head-to-Head: iTunes Match versus Amazon Cloud Player

Matching has come to Amazon Cloud Player, making it a worthy competitor to Apple's iTunes Match. But how worthy is it, really? We compare and contrast.

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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Hands on: Apple's new EarPods headphones

Apple's new headphones, called EarPods, ship with the iPhone 5 and the latest iPod models, but they're also available for purchase separately. Are they worth your money? Here's our first look.

Lightning: the iPhone's new connector

The 30-pin connector we've been using to connect our iPhones, iPads, and iPods to Macs and peripherals is on the way out. On the way in: A new connector Apple calls Lightning. Here's how it works and what it'll mean to you.

Review: Velodyne vPulse headphones offer big bass without offending

The vPulse is the first headphone offering from subwoofer specialist Velodyne, and as you'd expect, it offers big bass. But as with its subwoofer siblings, the vPulse's bass is high quality and doesn't get in the way of the rest of the music. Combine that low end with a lovely midrange and a functional design and you get a headphone that's easy to recommend in the $100 price range.