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How to extract audio from a Blu-ray disc

In one hand, a Blu-ray disc. In the other, an iOS device. How do you get audio from one to the other? Chris Breen explains.

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New Sonos Controller apps exits beta with surprise feature

The Android and iOS app will let home theater users with 5.0- or 5.1-channel systems direct their surround speakers to play stereo sound -- a feature Sonos added during the beta process for its mobile app.

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The Week in Mac Apps: House of glass

This week's Mac app roundup brings you software that can take you from device to device without batting an eye, a product that can save you money on your music, and another one that will play just about any music you can buy.

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Staff Picks: Hum is the little songwriting app I never knew I needed

Store your hums, tunes, lyrics, and notes in this beautifully-constructed little songwriting app.

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Why streaming music services matter

Regardless of whether or not Apple acquires Beats Music, its subscription streaming service is important and may be the model for music consumption in the future.

Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

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Staff Picks: Rock out with Ultimate Guitar Tabs

You don't have to be a guitar, bass, or ukelele god to have fun and play your favorite songs, thanks to the Ultimate Guitar Tabs app.

Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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How (and why) you should clean up your iTunes tags

In the second part of his guide to tagging tracks in iTunes, Kirk McElhearn shows you how to clean and correct the tags you already have.

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The right way to tag everything in iTunes

Properly tagging your iTunes media isn't just about being a control freak: It's the best way to keep your media in order and to find the stuff you want to play.