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Apps stream Google, Amazon music from the cloud

Interactive Innovations has joined the cloud music fray with two new offerings: gMusic, which streams tunes from your Google Music account, and aMusic, which does the same for songs stored with Amazon Cloud Drive.

Moog Music's Animoog turns your iPad into a synthesizer

Legendary synthesizer maker Moog Music announces an app that hopes to bring an entire studio to your iPad.

Google may add to Android with online music store

Google is reported to be in the process of building an online music store to rival Apple and Amazon's popular services.

Apple updates iWork, Find My iPhone, Remote iOS apps

Continuing its software rollouts, Apple on Wednesday updated a slew of its iOS apps, including all three components of iWork, the Find My iPhone app, and the Remote app.

iCloud: Purchases and iTunes Match

Part of iCloud is an initiative known as iTunes in the Cloud, which includes the abilities to auto download newly purchased content on other computers or devices, to re-download many types of past purchases, and to store your music in the cloud with an optional service called iTunes Match. Here's how they work.

Apple releases iTunes 10.5

A day before it releases iOS 5, Apple rolled out iTunes 10.5, which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners will need to download in order to upgrade to the new mobile operating system.

Rdio drops web paywall, offers free music

Cloud-music provider Rdio on Thursday partially dropped its paywall and began offering its web service for free.

Rhapsody buys Napster as it battles Spotify

With its Napster acquisition this week, Rhapsody, the venerable U.S.-only digital music subscription service, is in battle mode as rival Spotify attempts to carry its strong momentum in Europe to America.

Flash Server update brings iOS support, eases tensions

Adobe has released the latest version of Flash Media Server, which includes the ability to stream content to iOS devices. It may not be the end of the war, but it's a step towards peace.

Ambrosia releases Soundboard for iPad

Ambrosia Software on Friday released an iPad edition of Soundboard, its sound-effects utility for podcasters, broadcasters, and other live performers.

Remains of the Day: Another satisfied customer survey

The iPhone has once again proved that consumers can get some satisfaction. Elsewhere, Google has scooped up a Yelp rival that's decidedly old school, and Apple's making new inroads into charity.

Smule's MadPad makes music out of anything

The creators of Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain return with a new app that aims to make music from any sounds you can find in the world around you.

Remains of the Day: Click to agree

One young designer takes on a hefty hunk of Apple legalese and tries to make it friendly. Meanwhile an old school union boss has a beef with Cupertino, but an Arizona-based company drops its dispute with 1 Infinite Loop. And we hope you like dissecting innocuous photos for clues, because we've got our fill of that.