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Sony launches high-res audio range

Sony has released a range of its high-end audio products in Australia, from headphones to speakers, all designed for listening to high-res audio files.

By March 24, 2014


Change your Notification Center sound

A quick custom sound replacement in your user library can adjust the default sound used in Notification Center.

By April 1, 2013


How to tame annoying alert sounds in OS X

OS X supports a few custom handling options for alert sounds to make them less intrusive.

By December 20, 2012


iTunes Match vs. Amazon Cloud Player: What's the better option?

CNET's Donald Bell compares Apple's iTunes Match cloud music service to Amazon's Cloud Player, recently updated with scan and match song identification and a paid tier with a 250,000-song limit.

By August 2, 2012


Can an MP3 sound better than a Blu-ray?

High-resolution formats define the upper limit of quality, but if the recording's mix was overcompressed and processed, a lossless file won't sound great.

By January 28, 2012


Five free voice-recording iPad apps compared

Two let you e-mail short voice messages and upload the sound files to Dropbox, Wi-Fi or ftp servers. One coverts speech to text ready to be e-mailed or pasted. But two fall short.

By December 29, 2011


Confused about iTunes Match? Apple tries a new explanation

Apple has launched a new Web page with a step-by-step description of its cloud-based music service, complete with video and FAQ.

By December 28, 2011


Which music service should you use?

There are tons of online music services (Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Mog, iTunes Match, Amazon -- the list goes on), but which ones are any good?

By November 18, 2011


GarageBand available for iPhone, iPod Touch

One of the most interesting apps to appear on the iPad has been Apple's own GarageBand. The robust features include the ability to play several instruments or sit back while the app plays them for you, recording original music at any level of expertise.

By November 1, 2011


Troubleshooting utility news and updates

Our utilities update report is a column on updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week, which include maintenance utilities, file handling tools, and some system monitors.

By August 22, 2011