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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.

Head-to-Head: iTunes Match versus Amazon Cloud Player

Matching has come to Amazon Cloud Player, making it a worthy competitor to Apple's iTunes Match. But how worthy is it, really? We compare and contrast.

Mac Gems: Fission 2 is a powerful but easy-to-use audio editor

If you're an audio pro, you've surely got multiple programs with powerful audio-editing features (and, likely, steep learning curves). For the rest of us, Fission makes it easy to perform the most common kinds of audio-file edits, including trimming songs, splicing tracks, editing voice recordings, fading tracks in or out, and creating ringtones.

Turn your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with Readomator

This Instapaper client converts your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with iTunes.

Three apps for listening to streaming radio on your iOS device

Internet radio stations are easy to access via iTunes, but no so on iOS devices. These apps might be just what you're looking for.

Use TrackSift to tidy up your iTunes library

No matter how hard you try to keep your iTunes library tidy, sooner or later you’ll find cobwebs growing in its corners. TrackSift deletes non-existant files, isolates tracks that lack album art, consolidates genres, and more.

BeQuiet keeps your Mac's speakers muted

BeQuiet ensures that your Mac's external speakers stay muted, which is especially helpful when working in a quiet environment.

Audio Essentials can improve your Mac's sound, but needs some work

Audio Essentials from SRS Labs aims to coax more, better sound from your Mac through software magic. Despite numerous flaws, the effect may be worth a listen.

Schedule playtimes for iTunes playlists with Daypart

Choose the days and times you want your iTunes playlists to start playing—Daypart works with regular, Smart, or Genius playlists.

Enqueue plays audio files that iTunes can't handle

Enqueue is a full-fledged music playback application, similar in look and feel to iTunes. In fact, it can read and play the contents of your iTunes library as well--in addition to FLAC, Enqueue can play MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, and Musepack audio files.