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iTunes Streams from the Clouds: 8 Questions

Apple may be getting serious about putting iTunes into the clouds -- here's what we want to know about that move.


Freebie MediaRover Organizes iTunes Across All Your PCs

Easily sync iTunes playlists between multiple PCs, consolidating into one perfectly homogeneous collection, with MediaRover.

Summer Gadget Guide

From a solar-powered watch to a speaker for your bike helmet and a nifty geocache finder, these 10 high-tech toys are perfect for summer.


SoundTaxi Professional Ferries Your Audio Files From Format to Format

Rapidly convert a wide range of audio file formats to either the MP3, M4A, WMA, or WAV formats with SoundTaxi Professional.

TeamSpeak Lets You Talk--Not Type--With Co-Workers or Gaming Buddies

Stop typing, start talking, and gain work productivity or gaming speed with TeamSpeak.

The Ultimate Home Theater

What sort of home theater would you have if money were no object? These high-end home theater products may be out of your price range, but sometimes it's okay to dream.


Audio Compression May Not Be as Bad as You Think

Our tests with a jury of music professionals found that they had a hard time distinguishing between compressed and uncompressed songs.


Music Compression Test: How Good Are Your Ears?

Can you tell the difference between music samples compressed at different quality levels? Test your ears with our quiz and compare your impressions with those of other readers.


Steve Jobs: Unimpressed by Google's VP8 WebM Codec

Google's Open Source Video Codec is drawing disdain in late-night e-mail from Apple's CEO.


Real Alternative Still a Good Way to Sidestep RealPlayer's Problems

Avoid installing the RealPlayer to play RealMedia files; install the free Real Alternative CODEC instead.