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Adam F5 review: A terrific and affordable powered audio-monitor system

Adam's F5 is a powered, near-field monitor small enough for a medium-sized desk. When properly positioned, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding speaker for the price.

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Podcast: Loving words and flappy birds

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and guest Greg Knauss talk about Greg's romance-themed iPhone app, the shocking revelation that Apple will release new products, iPhone games Flappy Bird and Threes, tech words we hate, and staying organized.

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GarageBand: The finer (and final) points

Maestro Breen reaches the double-bar in his look at GarageBand.

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CanOpener review: Apps makes your iOS music through your headphones sound better

CanOpener works well to improve the sound of older tracks playing on you iPhone or iPad.

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Robyn Miller: From Myst to The Immortal Augustus Gladstone

If, back in the day, you ever played Cyan's Myst or Riven, you'll want to tune in as one of its creators, Robyn Miller, joins in to talk about his past as rock-star game designer and present as independent filmmaker.

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Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

Equalization—aka EQ—can improve the sounds coming out of your iOS device without requiring you to buy expensive new headphones. Here's how it works and why you should be using it.

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Hands-on: Vox 2.0 player

Coppertino's updated music player polishes the rough edges and adds some key new features. Jonathan Seff takes a first look at the new version.

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How to 'play' GarageBand

One of GarageBand's finest features is its ability to act as a great mimic of real instruments. With a Mac and musical keyboard you've got an orchestra at your fingertips.

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First look: Beats Music is off to a promising start

The Beats brand enters the crowded field of on-demand music subscriptions. Its advantage? Curation from people who get music (and, possibly, you).

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A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.