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Shikumi Design's Kagura app

Intel app winner conjures music with a wave of the hand

Shikumi Design won $100,000 from Intel for its Kagura app, which could turn DJing into performance art.

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Cakewalk software's Sonar X3 is released and revised twice within 30 days.

winamp

The end of an era: Winamp's shutting down

After a 15-year run that includes nearly a decade of obsolescence, the legendary Winamp media player soon will be no more.

Beavis and Butthead YouTube

No, YouTube, the world does not want to pay for music videos

YouTube is reportedly considering a pay service to watch music videos. Here's why they shouldn't do that.

on techhive.com

Amazon adds audio to cloud-based transcoding service

Amazon Web Services has added the option to use its Elastic Transcoder for audio-only conversions.

on techhive.com

Essential free software you can't afford to miss

No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.

Rdio launches free radio on mobile devices

In the battle against Spotify and Pandora, Rdio hopes free mobile radio is a hook for premium on-demand subscriptions.

on techhive.com

4 ways Amazon can fix its crummy Cloud Player

Music is supposed to be fun, not frustrating.

on techhive.com

iTunes 11.1 brings iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, podcast stations, more

There's something for everyone in iTunes 11.1: iTunes Radio for music fans, Genius Shuffle for those who like to mix it up, and the new My Stations feature for podcast listeners.

on macworld.com

Apple OKs pre-teen iTunes accounts upon school request

Apple is allowing children under 13 to have their own iTunes accounts as part of a new push coming later this year to increase the use of its iPad in education.

Google shuts down music search service in India

Google has shut down a specialized free music search service in India that it started in 2010 to link users to legal music streams on partners' sites.

Xbox Party Mix app

Xbox 'Mix Party' app lets guests decide the jams

Think your guests have better musical taste than you do? Then try Nokia's version of the Google Nexus Q, and vote songs up or down.