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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.

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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

The command line, iTunes Match, and everything with Kirk McElhearn

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn has had a lot to say about a variety of technology topics in recent weeks. We catch up with him in this episode of the Macworld podcast.

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

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Getting started with GarageBand

GarageBand, the iLife application avoided by the greatest number of people, is actually a perfectly wonderful tool for nonmusicians as well as for the tunefully inclined. Professor Breen explains all.

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Apple announces 'Best of 2013' iTunes winners

As 2013 comes to a close, Apple has released its yearly 'best-of' list of iTunes content, setting forth what it believes are the best songs, movies, TV shows, books, and apps of the last twelve months.

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How to create iOS ringtones

With a copy of Apple's GarageBand it's a cinch to create ringtones right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

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Surprise Beyonce album, Beatles bootleg tracks help iTunes keep streaming at bay

The "visual album" release comes days before Apple will reportedly release 59 previously obscure Beatles tracks. Does the aging download service have some life in it yet?