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Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio

Here's how Berklee College of Music professor Andrea Pejrolo turned his iPad into a portable, professional recording studio. Part one: Get your hardware and software in order.

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First look: Shazam for Mac

Music recognition is no longer confined to mobile devices. Shazam is now freely available for Mac users.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn't need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Should you re-rip your CDs?

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss such topics as missing album artwork, when re-ripping CDs makes sense, and how to save Internet radio stations.

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BitPerfect review: Improve your iTunes music sound quality

BitPerfect works with iTunes to produce better sounding music from your Mac.

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Apple's eighth annual UK iTunes Festival to kick off in September

The festival, taking place at London's Roundhouse, will feature Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, and more.

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The Week in Mac Apps: The collector

Thanks to the apps in this week’s roundup, you can keep your notes organized, solve complex equations (who doesn’t start their day with a bit of linear algebra?), and finally let loose with a light death-metal jam.

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With iPhoto's demise, writing may be on the wall for iLife

iLife's gone through a lot of changes since its introduction, but Ted Landau wonders if Apple’s latest moves have the suite on the endangered species list.

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Hands-on with Capo and Capo touch: Get ready to rock

Do you love learning new songs? Capo can make that process even easier. We took a peek at SuperMegaUltraGroovy's new Mac and iOS versions of the software.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Study time

This week's roundup comes with an app that helps you draw charts without knowing an iota about math--which may come in handy when another program we feature tells you that you’re late delivering that paper your promised your prof two weeks ago.