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Mac Gems: Properly tag your videos with IDentify

To help organize your videos, IDentify helps fill in missing metadata.

StoryPress for iPad review: Create your own audible biography

StoryPress is a fun, easy way to start telling and collecting the real-life stories that mean the most to you.

Review: Logic Pro X loses none of its power, gains great new features

Apple's latest version of the venerable digital audio workstation, Logic Pro, adds a new, easier-to-use interface; Smart Controls; bass rigs; retro synths; and a free iPad controller app to the mix. We're impressed.

Review: Adobe Audition CC a solid upgrade hampered by subscription pricing

Adobe's audio editor, Audition CC, offers compelling new features making it a worthy update, but it should not be tied to Creative Cloud's subscription model.

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Mac Gems: Instacast for Mac makes listening to podcasts a pleasure

If you listen to podcasts, Instacast belongs on your Mac, particularly if you find yourself switching between devices when you're on the go.

Mac Gems: Delicious Library 3 lets you track your movies, music, and more

Delicious Library 3 makes a real attempt to keep up with the digital nature of today’s bookshelves, but it’s not quite all the way there. The app’s still worth buying, though, if the vast majority of your media collection remains in physical items like books, albums, and DVDs.

Review: MuLab is a little-known gem of a digital audio workstation

MuLab offers all the audio and MIDI recording features the average musician needs, and few that they don't. Power without stressful visual overload (and they said it couldn't be done).

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Review: Public Radio Player 3.0 for iOS is good, but not great

Public Radio Player is one of the best aggregators of public radio content in the land—with more than 500 stations available for live streaming and more than 1,000 listen-on-demand programs—and the app keeps adding features to make it ever more useful.

Mac Gems: Shush gives you a systemwide mic mute

If you use a variety of audio and video apps, you'll likely find Shush to be a nifty app. It gives you a systemwide mute control, making it quick and easy to mute your microphone, no matter which app you're currently using.

Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next

The third version of Apple's iTunes and Apple TV controller may be the nicest yet, thanks to interface improvements and support for new iTunes 11 features.

Review: iTunes 11 adds cool features, but can be jarring to longtime users

iTunes 11 brings cool new features such as Up Next, a refreshed interface, and an improved MiniPlayer. But longtime users may find the changes (and some omissions) a bit disconcerting.

Mac Gems: Skip Tunes and iTunification enhance iTunes

Today's Mac Gems review covers two simple add-ons for iTunes. One is an update to a previous Gem, and the other is new for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

Review: Record and replay live radio with TuneIn Radio Pro for iOS

TuneIn Radio Pro offers users nearly unmatched power to create an individualized listening experience, which is both different and better than many other streaming radio apps available.