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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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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.

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Expo Notes: Why Audio Hijack Pro is the podcaster's friend

We talk to Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis about Audio Hijack Pro and why Apple hasn't yet opened up iOS to his company's apps.

Macworld/iWorld Highlights: Creative workflows

Macworld's Serenity Caldwell leads a discussion will a panel of experts -- Chris Breen, Kyle Lambert, and Jeff Carlson -- on creative workflows for creative professionals.

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Expo Notes: Making the Mac (and iPad and iPhone) more musical

From guitar interfaces to iPhone-friendly microphones, there's a bunch of products at Macworld/iWorld that help you make music on Apple hardware.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

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Mapping iOS 8, loyal Apples, and a Haunted Empire

What's cooking in the pot of Apple news this fine Tuesday morning? I'm glad you asked. Here are some of the stories that caught our interest.