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The 12 Best Free Entertainment Services and Apps of 2012

Looking for free streaming video and music, creative tools, or just a little something to pass the time? Try Crackle, Picozu Editor, Planetarium, or any of our other picks for no-cost entertainment.

Sync Handwritten Notes and Audio to Your Dropbox Account

The Livescribe Echo pen can automatically copy your "pencasts" to Dropbox for easy archiving and sharing.

Free Mixxx DJ Software Transforms You Into a DJ

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

Let Read You Some Books is Netflix for book lovers.

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.

20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction

Boy, does technology evolve fast. How many of these now-historic sounds do you remember?

Rdio Overhauls UI, Improves Music Discovery

Music streaming service Rdio has gotten a major user interface overhaul.

Survey: Networked Homes Prepare for the Sound of Music

Tablet owners driving increased demand for wireless in-home music, but how easy will set-up be?


Google Play May Add Audiobooks

Scrutiny of the help section of the new application hints that the new online outlet will expand its repertoire.