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CanOpener review: Apps makes your iOS music through your headphones sound better

CanOpener works well to improve the sound of older tracks playing on you iPhone or iPad.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.

Muse review: Mac app makes Pandora even easier

Muse is a terrific utility for those who love Pandora, and it may help improve the relationship with those who have yet to fall in love with the service.

Capo 3 review: Learning a new song? This Mac app's here to help

If you're trying to figure out how to play a song that's in your iTunes library, Capo 3 makes it fun and easy.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

GarageBand 10 review: Great tool for musicians (sorry podcasters)

GarageBand 10 could easily have been named Logic Light, given its acquisition of some of its more powerful sibling's finest musical features. But podcasters will regret the loss of some favorite features.

Amazon Cloud Player review: Desktop version does a few neat tricks, but falls flat

At long last, Amazon has brought a desktop version of its Cloud Player app to the Mac. You'd think that's a good thing. And you'd be wrong.

Playlist Assist review: Drag and drop to create playlists, like iTunes of yore

If you miss being able to open playlists in their own windows, as you could in older versions of iTunes, Playlist Assist is worth a look.

Audyssey and LouderLogic review: Enhanced audio players make your iOS music sound better

The Audyssey Music Player and LouderLogic are iOS audio players that offer different ways to enhance your music.

WavTap review: A free way to capture your Mac's audio

WavTap is a menu-dar utility for saving your Mac's audio.

Nasturtium Player review: Put together iTunes and YouTube playlists with ease

Spend less time creating playlists and more time enjoying them with Nasturtium Player.

Review: Musique is the simple and beautiful music player you've always dreamed of

Musique is a functional and easy to use music player that will appeal to both beginner and more advanced users. With its basic features and beautiful interface, it will quickly become your go-to place when you want to relax to some music.

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Tunesify review: No-fuss audio file conversion

Tunesify is a good compliment to iTunes, allowing you to covert files to different file formats.

Logic Pro X: The right tool for podcasters?

Jason Snell tries using Logic Pro X to edit his podcasts. His verdict: If you're currently using GarageBand for podcast production, you should give Logic Pro X a spin.

Mac Gems: Control sound volume on an individual app basis with SoundBunny

SoundBunny is a helpful app for controlling your Mac's audio.