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Hands on: Instacast for OS X beta is a good listener

If you're a fan of the Instacast podcast app for iOS, you'll be happy to hear it's coming to OS X really soon. Marco Tabini goes hands on with the public beta.

Review: Three amps for building your own desktop audio system

If you've got a set of traditional bookshelf speakers gathering dust, it's time to pull them out of the closet. We take a look at three compact amplifiers for creating your own desktop audio system.

Review: Beacon Audio Phoenix is an unimpressive portable Bluetooth speaker

For just $100, you can own the highly portable Bluetooth Phoenix speaker, but its audio quality and controls leave a lot to be desired.

Review: Big Blue Media Tower mostly disappoints

The Big Blue Media Tower lives up to the tower part of its name. But it wouldn't make much sense in your entertainment center.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Picture this!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes several new ways to get the most out of your iPhone as a camera, as well as stands, mounts, and more.

Converting audio tapes to digital files

You say you have a desire to convert all your books on tape to a form playable on your iOS device? Chris Breen shows you how.

Review: Marley's Chant speaker sounds portable and inexpensive

The Marley Chant is inexpensive, compact, and light, and it includes a clever, custom-fit canvas bag. But you shouldn't expect audiophile-quality sound.

MacDock is a minimalist dock for your MacBook Pro

You MacBook Pro's cable clutter's stylish end may come from the MacDock Pro's hand.

Review: MuLab is a little-known gem of a digital audio workstation

MuLab offers all the audio and MIDI recording features the average musician needs, and few that they don't. Power without stressful visual overload (and they said it couldn't be done).

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Review: Cerwin-Vega XD3 speakers offer big, but unbalanced, sound

Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.