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Where to download free music

Looking for free music without the hassle of a lawsuit? Here are a slew of sites that offer free, legal downloads.

Mac Gems: Push to Talk creates a mute switch for your Mac's mic

If you often use your Mac's mic, Push to Talk is a helpful little utility for you.

StoryPress for iPad review: Create your own audible biography

StoryPress is a fun, easy way to start telling and collecting the real-life stories that mean the most to you.

Bose Quiet Comfort 15 headphones

Review: 5 Premium noise-canceling headphones for peace and quiet

We take a look at five premium noise-canceling headphones designed to give you some relief from the noise of the outside world.

Review: Adobe Audition CC a solid upgrade hampered by subscription pricing

Adobe's audio editor, Audition CC, offers compelling new features making it a worthy update, but it should not be tied to Creative Cloud's subscription model.

How to capture your Mac's audio for free

Is something playing on your Mac that you'd like to record? Chris Breen shows you how to do just that without spending a nickel.

Instacast for Mac icon

Mac Gems: Instacast for Mac makes listening to podcasts a pleasure

If you listen to podcasts, Instacast belongs on your Mac, particularly if you find yourself switching between devices when you're on the go.

Spotify adds Discover to iPhone, thinks it knows you better than you know yourself

Spotify has a lot of things going for it, but the experience of using it isn't necessarily among them. On Tuesday, the company moved to address some of those shortcomings with an update that primarily affects iPhone and iPod touch users.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Feeling Blu

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes a Blu-ray player for your Mac and several items to protect your laptop from dirt, grime, and drops.

How to extract audio from movie files

You have a movie that includes a great soundtrack that you'd like to burn to CD. How to? Chris Breen explains.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Hot Toddy

This week's roundup of accessories includes a new, fashionable way to keep your iOS screen clean, as well as ways to listen to (and make!) music and to power up your iPhone or iPad.