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Hands on with iTunes Match

Now that Apple's officially launched its iTunes Match cloud music service, Dan Moren takes a look at what it offers.

Batteries, iTunes NAS, and GarageBand 1.1

Podcast host Chris Breen discusses some of the stories he's covered lately--specifically iOS 5 and battery performance, iTunes and an NAS, and why GarageBand for iOS is for everyone.

Hands on with GarageBand for the iPhone and iPad

GarageBand 1.1 is out, and there are lots of new features to explore. Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell takes a look at the new iPhone interface, changes to the instruments, and general GarageBand tweaks.

GarageBand for iOS goes universal, adds new features

Apple has released a universal version of GarageBand for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and added a slew of nice new features such as custom chords for Smart Instruments and time signature tweaks.

Apple misses end of October deadline for iTunes Match

Apple has missed its self-stated goal to launch the iTunes Match portion of its cloud music offering by the end of October.

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.