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Ray Dolby died at age 80 on Thursday

Sound technology pioneer Ray Dolby dies

Ray Dolby, an American inventor known for leading work in the area of noise reduction and surround sound, died Thursday at the age of 80 at his home in San Francisco.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: A kind of Bluetooth

This week's roundup of iOS accessories offers just about every variation of Bluetooth wireless speaker imaginable. Oh, and there's other stuff, too.

Hands-on: Intermission lets you pause and rewind live audio on your Mac

Rogue Amoeba on Friday released a new $15 Mac app called Intermission. Like TiVo for sound, the app buffers streaming audio so you can pause something you're listening to live.

Tunesify review: No-fuss audio file conversion

Tunesify is a good compliment to iTunes, allowing you to covert files to different file formats.

Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac apps: Better, faster, stronger

In this edition of Mac-app updates and releases, we've got solutions for faster typing, quicker finding, better coding, easier listening, and Visio Viewing. And that's just the first five new apps.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Brand new bag

Papa's got a brand new bag. Several bags, in fact: Our latest roundup of Mac gear features all sorts of ways to keep your computer safe from scratches, drops, hacking, and your dirty, dirty hands.

Review: Forte starts the flow of music between instruments and computer

Forte is a USB audio input device for music production.

Mac Gems: Control sound volume on an individual app basis with SoundBunny

SoundBunny is a helpful app for controlling your Mac's audio.

Mac Gems: Looking for the perfect beat? Start with DM1

Make your Mac a drum machine with DM1.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Mini me

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes several new keyboard cases for your iPad mini, batteries, tools for DJs, and much more.