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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.
Customize your own videos and greeting cards with this iOS app starring an auto-tuned Santa Claus.
The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.
PandaBar is a nifty menu-bar player for the Pandora streaming-music service.
Tunesque makes it easier to find Apple-hawked media by consolidating searches of all Apple's media stores in a single interface.
The updated mobile version of Apple's music-making app now runs on the iPhone and iPod touch while adding new features. Christopher Breen is impressed with the iPhone implementation, but thinks version 1.1's refinements and improvements make GarageBand a better and more musical tool.
Trying to remember the name of the song you've got stuck in your head? Or are you just trying to stay on top of the newest tunes? These iPhone and iPad apps can help.
iTunes 10.5 is virtually unchanged from the outside. Rather than adornments and new media features, this version of iTunes focuses entirely on the cloud and iOS devices.
With GhostGuitar, you point your iOS device's front-facing camera at yourself, and start jamming on a virtual axe.
Smarts helps you manage iTunes's smart playlists by letting you create playlist templates, archive infrequently used smart playlists, and export smart playlists in an iTunes-compatible format.
If you need to temporarily pause your music listening, Take Five resumes playback automatically, avoiding the all-too-common realization that you've been listening to nothing because you forgot to press Play again. It also provides a useful informational display for identifying tracks.
Lidpop gives your MacBook a bit of personality by playing your favorite sounds when it sleeps and wakes. Trust us: It's fun.
Spotify has come to the U.S. Christopher Breen takes a first look at the subscription music service.