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Soundodger+ Review: A much different—much better—way to play your music

Soundodger+, from developer Studio Bean, turns the rhythm genre from pure functionality into a work of art.

Sonos Play:1 review: A powerful gateway drug to the Sonos universe

The Play:1 lets you get your Sonos on for less than $200.

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Rough surf: Audiosurf II returns with new twists and new troubles

Audiosurf II tweaks its signature style with a new game mechanic that’s sure to be polarizing.

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Google to host star-studded, globe-trotting YouTube Music Awards on November 3

Move over MTV: The YouTube Music Awards are muscling in an the awards scene with help from Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Arcade Fire.

4 ways Amazon can fix its crummy Cloud Player

Music is supposed to be fun, not frustrating.

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Make iTunes Radio play more of what you want, less of what you don't

There's only so many times one can stand listening to Taylor Swift croon about her boyfriends.

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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.

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Xbox Music

Microsoft presses play on Web, Android, and iOS apps for Xbox Music

Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.

Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder finding covers

Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder review: Organize your playlists—for a price

Ashampoo's MP3 Cover Finder is a tool to provide metadata and visual covers to mp3 files that are missing them or are incorrect. It uses intelligent fingerprint technology and searches the Internet to identify the tracks.

Are mix tapes legally protected? Spotify suit questions originality of compilations

Is track order a legally-protected concept? The courts will have to sort this one out.

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