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Gear We Love: IK Multimedia’s iLoud is a Bluetooth speaker even a musician can love

This week's Gear We Love features IK Multimedia's versatile iLoud speaker, which should appeal to both audio buffs and on-the-go musicians.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn addresses issues of tracks that aren't all what they should be, unwanted track numbers, and libraries that are bigger than iTunes prefers.

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Reading List: What's that song?

Apple may bundle song-identification features into iOS 8, Steve Jobs's death was an 'opportunity' for Samsung, and more on CarPlay.

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AirPlay Recorder review: A solid tool for capturing iTunes streams, ethics aside

There's no getting around the idea that AirPlay Recorder was designed for the purpose of capturing music you don't own. If you're okay with that, it works as advertised.

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Is high-resolution audio really as good as it sounds?

Many audiophiles will tell you that high-resolution audio delivers a superior sound. But is the quality worth the extra cost of stocking your music library with high-resolution recordings?

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Expo Notes: Making the Mac (and iPad and iPhone) more musical

From guitar interfaces to iPhone-friendly microphones, there's a bunch of products at Macworld/iWorld that help you make music on Apple hardware.

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Podcast: I see Apple rumors through Google glass

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to discuss the weeks news (and rumors). This week, Apple/Comcast sitting in a tree, 10 Google Glass Myths, and who can beat Ren's Threes score?

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The Week in Mac Apps: A notebook in the cloud

A certain tech giant's cloud note-taking software makes its appearance in this week's Mac app roundup, which also brings you a bit of music, some weather news, and a way to finally wade through that massive collection of photos.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

on pcworld.com

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

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