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Ashampoo Music Studio 4 has better cataloging, easier navigation

Ashampoo Music Studio 4 adds cataloging and a neater interface to an already nice suite of audio tools.

Control Your Music With the Palm of Your Hand Using Flutter

Lazy music-lovers rejoice! With Flutter, you can control your tunes like a Jedi.

Top Cloud Services for Storing and Streaming Music

Want to bring your music collection with you? Through Amazon Cloud Player, Apple iCloud, or Google Play, you can enjoy tunes almost anywhere.


Top Cloud Services: The Great Hard Drive in the Sky

We tested 20 cloud-storage services to find the best tools for sharing and syncing files, backing up PCs, sharing photos, listening to music, and more.


Free Media Player VLC 2.0.2 Plays Almost Any Video File

VLC's default interface is slightly clunky, but its ability to play virtually any file type without external codecs and cornucopia of controls makes it a must-have download.


Best Apps of 2012: Top Entertainment Apps for Android and iPhone

With, Tweetbot, and other just-for-fun apps, you can stay entertained wherever you are.


SoundBest Audio May Improve Music Playback

SoundBest attempts to optimize the sound on your system via an interactive listening test...but the results may not impress you.

TechHive: Which Music Subscription Service Should You Use?

I looked at the major subscription services--Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, and Spotify--to see how they shake out and which might be the best fit for you.

Free rtpMIDI Lets You Play Beautiful Music With Your iDevice and PC

rtpMIDI lets you control your PC's MIDI software and instruments using your Apple iPhone or iPad.


Free Mixxx DJ Software Transforms You Into a DJ

Open source DJ software Mixxx lacks FX, but is otherwise top-shelf and extremely intuitive.

Competent, Easy-to-Use Magix Digital DJ

Magix Digital DJ 2 is extremely competent, but workmanlike in appearance for its ilk.


Magix Audio Cleaning Lab MX Removes Clicks and Pops

"Friendly" is the key word for audio editing and restoration utility Magix Audio Cleaning Lab, which delivers average results.

Looking for Tunes on YouTube? Open Up Freemake Music Box

Freemake Music Box is a free and easy window to the world of online music and music videos.