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Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to revolutionize streaming

Tidal's selling points aren't cutting it compared to Spotify. Apple could do more with Beats Music.

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iTunes 12.1 adds widget, changes Info window

iTunes 12.1 brings improved syncing, a Notification widget, and more intuitive Info windows.

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Apple makes it super simple to get rid of its U2 gift to you

OK, OK, so you didn’t want Apple to put free music on your devices. Now you can delete it entirely.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Rockin' docks

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes several docks for charging and syncing -- and maybe even for putting it at the center of your home-entertainment system.

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Fix This App: Overcast for iOS

Overcast is an almost-perfect podcast manager for iOS, but adding a few key features would make it even better.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.

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Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family

Apple's CEO took to Twitter to greet the new acquisition, and both companies have posted messages on their websites.

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First look: Shazam for Mac

Music recognition is no longer confined to mobile devices. Shazam is now freely available for Mac users.

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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

The company acquired services BookLamp and Swell, both of which focus on analyzing and recommending different kinds of content for readers and listeners.

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Hands-on with Capo and Capo touch: Get ready to rock

Do you love learning new songs? Capo can make that process even easier. We took a peek at SuperMegaUltraGroovy's new Mac and iOS versions of the software.

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

on techhive.com

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Apple and Beats Music: What you need to know

As rumored, Apple has acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music. Chris Breen lays out everything you need to know about the deal.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Good wood

This week's roundup of new gear for your Mac brings several accessories made straight from the tree. Plus, new ways to protect your laptop, Thunderbolt-ready accessories, and more.