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Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions

Venerable British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has been snapped up by a startup that's flush with Silicon Valley cash. Little-known Eva Automation has no publicly announced products, but it has top-notch management and superstar backing. Better still, B&W's Joe Atkins will remain as CEO.

AfterMaster Pro

The AfterMaster Pro promises to improve any type of audio

Ordinary audio goes into this black box; extraordinary audio comes out. What's the secret?

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The HUB and HUB mini

Stream high-res audio to as many as 10 devices without wires? Yes, please!

Hub by Ekko is the most intriguing multi-room audio system we've seen since Sonos, but it's a year or more from coming to market.

Amazon Echo

Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo gets millions more songs with Spotify, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

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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 demo video of Music Memos

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

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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.

Mack magnetic headphone adapter

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.

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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.