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Hands on: Podcasts 1.2 is the one Apple should have shipped

Simply put, version 1.2 of Apple's Podcasts app is the one the company should have first released.

GarageBand for iOS adds Audiobus support

Apple on Wednesday updated GarageBand for iOS with support for AudioBus.

Spotify reportedly launching free streaming music service overseas

A report in Bloomberg says that Spotify will expand its streaming music service to mobile devices in 20 countries where it currently provides its desktop service. The move would give Spotify an edge over rival Pandora.

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Remains of the Day: The letter two

Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat.

Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200?

YouTube could be key to Google's Spotify rival

Fortune reports that a YouTube music streaming service will launch later this year and feature some overlap with Google Play Music. But the report leaves some unanswered questions about Google's plans for the music-streaming space.

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Remains of the Day: International affairs

Apple aims for India adoption, breaks new ground down under, and gets super in the UK.

iTunes Music Store sells 25 billionth song

The winning track was sold in Germany, signifiyng Apple's growth to markets that its rivals haven't yet cracked.

Remains of the Day: Radio buttons

iOS may have some radio features up its sleeves, Apple's pimping self-made e-book authors, and if you work in mapping and software, there are plenty of jobs in Cupertino.

Expo Notes: Notable music products from Macworld/iWorld

Hardware and software for musicians can always be found on the Macworld/iWorld show floor, and 2013 was no exception. Here's what caught James Galbraith's eye.

Expo Notes: KaleidoPro opens possibilities for MIDI musicians

With KaleidoPro, a musician can play not just a wide range of drum kits, but also other instruments.

Expo Notes: Fishman's TriplePlay makes guitarists a triple threat

The $395 TriplePlay Wireless Guitar controller plugs into your Mac or iPad and features a software bundle for recording, composing, and performing.