Don't-Miss Audio Stories

GarageBand for iPhone and iPad

Version 1.2 of Apple's mobile music maker is another impressive step forward for this remarkable, must-have app.

Cleartune for iPhone and iPad

Less expensive tuner apps will get the basics right, but this iPad and iPhone tool stands out for its flexibility in offering a range of tuning modes.

NPR Music for iPhone and iPad

This music app from National Public Radio has great archived content and radio stations and lovely designs. Unless your tastes run to the kind of music unlikely to be featured by NPR Music, the app is a worthy addition to your iOS devices.

App Guide: Guitar apps for iPhone and iPad

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Your iOS device becomes a six-string instrument with the help of these iPhone and iPad apps.

Skip Tunes is a simple and elegant music controller

Skip Tunes gives you a simple menu-bar controller for iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio.

App Guide: Creative apps at Macworld | iWorld

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From photography to music, app developers had plenty of offerings on display at Macworld | iWorld to stoke your creative muse.

Dr. Seuss Band for iPhone and iPad

Dr. Seuss Band is clearly inspired by the famed author, but the connection is tenuous at best. The Rock Band-style gameplay isn't that fun, but just goofing off with the multi-faceted instrument kind of is.

First Look: Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio tries to encompass two markets -- streaming radio a la Pandora and as a paid music subscription service. The free service is good. The premium subscription service needs work.

App Guide: Holiday music apps for iOS

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Play out the holidays with these musically-inclined apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Piezo records other apps' audio easily

Piezo is an attractive and easy-to-use app for recording audio from other Mac programs.

Rolling Stone's Beatles Album-by-Album Guide for iPad

You'll get your money's worth from this iPad adaptation of Rolling Stone's Beatles Album-by-Album Guide. But the publisher could have taken better advantage of the multimedia capabilities in Apple's tablet.

Singing Santa HD for iPhone and iPad

Customize your own videos and greeting cards with this iOS app starring an auto-tuned Santa Claus.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.