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iLuv iEP515 Earphones are easy to recommend for those on a budget

The iEP515 is a great candidate to replace Apple's earbuds, or if you're just looking for something that will be inexpensive to replace if lost or damaged. At $20, the iEP515 is very easy to recommend.

Remains of the Day: Around the world

The iPhone 5 and the iTunes Store go, uh, internationaler; Apple's not abandoning Logic any more than your average Vulcan; and Brian Williams challenges Tim Cook to an on-air arm wrestling match. (Okay, I made the last one up.)

Review: Fender Squier Strat with USB connects directly to computer or iPad

With the Squier USB Strat guitar, Fender cuts out the middleman by incorporating a USB interface directly into their iconic guitar, alongside the standard 1/4-inch input you use to connect to an amp.

Mac Gems: Holiday-bundle bargains

It’s the time of year for the an avalanche of pre-holiday sales. Though most offer bargains on physical goods, there are currently a couple Mac-software bundles that each offers a bunch of good apps at a bargain price. Each also includes a number of Mac Gems.

Harman announces Lightning-compatible docks for latest-generation iOS devices

Just in time for the holidays, two new docks offer big sound and compatibility with Apple's latest dock connector technology.

Review: Brookstone Big Blue Live and Studio speakers combine performance and value

Brookstone's Big Blue Live Bluetooth speaker system rivals the popular Jawbone Jambox at half the price, and for just $50 more, the Big Blue Studio offers truly impressive audio quality.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Put a bird on it!

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories offers new-school music creation, old-school telephone handsets, and listening solutions galore.

Review: Time Command is a spartan iOS alarm-clock dock

Stem Innovation's Time Command marries an iOS app with an alarm clock, with mixed results. But it does manage to throw at least one unique feature into the mix.

Building better reminders: Quick to-dos and audible alerts

Have you ever wished that when your Mac reminded you of an upcoming event, it would shout, "Hey! This is important!" to get your attention? Automator makes that possible.

Apple and the incredible vanishing CD drive

With the latest iMac and Retina MacBook Pro models, Apple is slowly killing off the optical drive on Macs. What does it mean for music and movie fans?