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iQ5 microphone review: iOS accessory delivers solid sound from a small package

Zoom's iQ5 is small Lightning connector microphone that offers good sound and flexible features.

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Understanding the limitations of a Mac's microphone

A Mac's internal mic is fine for FaceTime and other light audio chores, but not something you want to record your musical performances. Chris Breen discusses options.

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Review Roundup: 3 wireless microphones for speech recognition

If you're a user of Dragon Dictate, you can cut the cable with one of these wireless mics.

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Apogee One for iPad and Mac review: Audio interface does it all (almost)

The second iteration of Apogee's versatile portable audio interface adds support for iOS devices and multi-source recording. Chris Breen generally likes what he hears.

Developer spotlight: Talking microphones with Blue

Blue Microphones tells us about the latest audio accessories they've made for the Mac.

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How to prevent your iOS device from listening in

Increasingly, apps are seeking ways to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch's microphone. If you're running iOS 7, you can limit their ability to do that.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Hyper-active

This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices includes new battery packs, a wireless USB drive, stands, and even stereo receivers.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.

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.

Review: Blue's new Nessie mic has limitations, but will appeal to beginners

The Blue Nessie looks awesome and has clever features. But Lex Friedman says the audio it captures sounds rather disappointing.