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Apple denies iTunes LP production fee

An Apple spokesperson denied claims that the company is charging a $10,000 production fee for its new iTunes LP format and says that it will be open to major and indie labels.

Apple and Eminem publisher settle lawsuit

Apple and Eminem publisher Eight Mile Style have settled a lawsuit that went to trial late last month over digital downloads of the rapper's songs.

Eminem publishers v. Apple finally going to trial

A case two years in the making is finally going to trial. Rapper Eminem's music publishers are suing Apple for distributing recordings of his songs without permission.

New GarageBand Lessons include Rush, John Legend

Apple's added a trio of new artist lessons to its Garage Band Lesson Store, including a pair by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson.

MOTU releases Digital Performer 7

Mark of the Unicorn has released Digital Performer 7, an upgrade to its audio workstation software, featuring a variety of additions and productivity enhancements, including a new suite of modeled guitar effects plug-ins.

iTunes gains Automatically Add to iTunes feature

With iTunes 9, Apple has brought the ability to have the software automatically monitor and add media content from a folder to the library. The only thing is, its usefulness may be limited.

Logitech debuts Squeezebox Touch, Radio

Logitech has announced two new Squeezebox network music players, both with 4.3-inch, full-color screens. The Squeezebox Touch features a touchscreen version of the display; the Squeezebox Radio includes a built-in speaker and alarm-clock functions.

Mac News Briefs: SkypeCap adds Snow Leopard support

The Skype video and audio capture tool wasn't the only application to add support for OS X 10.6. A pair of programs from Chronos added Snow Leopard support, as did AJA Video's line of Kona video capture cards. Panoweaver 6 for the Mac also debuted Wednesday, while Audio 2 DJ is now available in stores.

The $300 blogger challenge

Watch as Macworld editor Chris Breen tries to turn his Mac into a multimedia-savvy blogging platform without going over budget.

Native Instruments announces new versions of its core products

Native Instruments will ship new versions of Kontakt, Absynth, Guitar Rig Pro, and Komplete in October.

The Macalope Weekly: 1964 all over again

It was the year of the Fab Four, the Warren Commission, and the free speech protests. But the Macalope sees echoes of the events of 45 years ago in this week's crop of Apple news.

Mac News Briefs: Default Folder X ready for Snow Leopard

Default Folder X adds support for Snow Leopard's 64-bit architecture and fixes a problem that could cause the utility’s hierarchical menus to crash under OS X 10.6. Also on Monday, Alien Skin Software released its Photo Bundle suite, Ion Audio released the Tape 2 PC peripheral, and version 9.0 of Akvis Sketch came out.

Up close with the Sonos Controller 200

Sonos recently released its new $349 Sonos Controller 200 (CR200) and Christopher Breen had the opportunity to review it. Given the release of this new controller it seemed an appropriate time to take a video gander at the Sonos system.