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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?

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Spotify launches free on-demand listening on tablets, free playlist shuffles on phones

Spotify's free service is now available a la carte on tablets, with a shuffle function across playlists for smartphones

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Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

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Muse review: Mac app makes Pandora even easier

Muse is a terrific utility for those who love Pandora, and it may help improve the relationship with those who have yet to fall in love with the service.