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Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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New GarageBand 2.1 for iOS update includes Live Loops and Drummer features

New tools for making music.

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Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is for songwriters and musicians

The new Music Memos app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to record audio in a high-quality, uncompressed format.

Apple video demo of GarageBand 2.1 (iOS) Live Loops

Live Loops features a large grid and users tap cells and columns to play looped instruments and samples.

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Apple drops free iTunes Radio, bundles it into Apple Music

Apple's Internet radio service will become part of Apple Music, and will only be available to paying subscribers.

Sony goes retro with a record player

Sony's record player has USB connectivity to digitize vinyl.

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Mack is a MagSafe-like cable adapter for headphones

The Mack magnetic headphone jack makes clotheslining yourself on headphone cords almost impossible.

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Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's new streaming music service

What kind of playlists can I create? Will Apple Music replace iTunes? What will happen to my Beats subscription? We have the answers, and more.

AKG and Quincy Jones produce an exquisite pair of headphones

The AKG N90Q headphones use ultrasound technology to custom calibrate their audio reproduction for whomever is wearing them.

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Apple releases major updates to Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3

Alchemy gets incorporated into Apple's pro audio production apps.

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Pono woes: Neil Young bemoans "lack of resources" for expanding the reach of the lossless music player

Despite a hardcore audience in the tens of thousands, Pono may have trouble expanding its brand of better-than-CD-quality tunes.

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Fix your iTunes Match music with iTunes update 12.2.1

The new iTunes 12.2.1 update fixes a problem with iTunes Match and Apple Music.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.

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How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together

Don't understand how iTunes Match, Apple Music, and iCloud Music Library work together? Here are the differences of these music services from Apple.

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Users experiencing mangled music libraries in iTunes 12.2

Some users are finding that using iCloud Music Library in iTunes 12.2 results in scrambled artists, titles, and albums.

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Family Sharing and Apple Music: It's all about the price

An Apple Music family membership is a good deal price-wise, but don't expect anything else.

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What's new in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music, obviously. But there are several other changes you may have missed.

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iTunes 12.2 update available with Apple Music support

Want to get Apple Music on your Mac? All you need to do is update iTunes.