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Digital Reading Room: Expert advice

The iPad doesn't automatically make you an expert on a diverse array of subjects. But the apps we feature in this week's column put expertise on classical music, evolution, and graphic design right at your fingertips.

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Remains of the Day: Upset the Apple cart

iPad rumors are floating to the surface once again, Phil Schiller's comments to a Chinese paper are called into question, and Apple's won a major award.

mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

Tosy's mRobo robot can dance like no other, and brings his own speakers too.

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Amazon AutoRip service bundles digital copies with purchased CDs

More than 50,000 CDs are AutoRip eligible including albums from every major label

How to set up a home recording studio

Putting together a home recording studio is easier than you may think.

Review: Play rock star-created delays with the Flashback X4 Delay

The FlashBack X4 is a ton of fun. It sounds great whether using it as a looper or as a delay.

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Audio interfaces and mixers: What's best for your home studio?

How to pick the right audio interface or mixer for your home studio.

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Microphones: What you need to know before you buy

Everything you need to know about choosing a microphone for recording music at home.

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In depth with iTunes 11's MiniPlayer

One of the big changes in iTunes 11 is the new MiniPlayer. In addition to being a control center for playing your music, you can also use it to search for songs, playlists, and more, and to access the Up Next queue. Here’s how you can get the most out of the iTunes MiniPlayer.

The 13 worst holiday songs you can download from iTunes

As the song goes, music can help to make spirits bright this time of year. But not this music. Not ever.

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