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Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Apple's Scary Stock Ride: Why the 'Jockey' Really Matters

Apple has been one of the world's most innovative companies, revolutionizing our lives -- and charging a premium to do it. Now, its stock has been on a six-month downward run, and understanding the real reason why might help guide your other investment choices.

Apple Event Preview: iPad Minis and iMacs and Mac Minis, Oh My!

Until very recently, the iPad mini has been the stuff of legend -- a Bigfoot, Atlantis, unicorn style legend. But no more: The iPad mini is finally real, as CEO Tim Cook has unveiled the slightly smaller Apple tablet on stage. No reason to delay the details any more. Here's the story.

Is YouTube the New Radio?

Teens aren't consuming music the way that their parents do -- and it's not just the usual taste-related generation gap. An eye-opening Nielsen survey shows that teens are relying on YouTube to supply their tunes more than any other medium.

As Seen on TV: Is the Music Bullet Worth a Shot?

We love that we can listen to nearly any song, instantly, on our computers. What we hate is the flat, tinny sound from their cheap built-in speakers. As Seen on TV has a $20 solution: the shot-glass-sized Music Bullet. Sound too good to be true? We tested it out, and here's what we heard.

Tech Scoop: My First 24 Hours With the New Apple TV

Today is a big day for Apple fans. The new Apple TV and the new iPad are both being released. My Apple TV was delivered a day early, so I've got the scoop: Here's what to expect when you open the box and plug in.

Why Sony 'Accidentally' Gouged Whitney's U.K. Fans

The death of Whitney Houston found nostalgic fans rushing to buy the music icon's catalog of digital works, which means a bittersweet payday for her label Sony Music. But a gaffe overseas is making Sony out to look like a greedy opportunist.

Would You Pay $1,499 for an Apple Television?

A Best Buy online survey is asking participants how they would feel about a 42-inch HDTV from Apple. The specs it describes are impressive. But at $1,499, Apple's plan to revolutionize the way we watch TV could be priced out of the market.

Are Apple Stores' Slow-Growth Blues Really That Blue?

While Apple%u2019s products and digital media stores continue to thrive, its once-ascendant retail operation is losing some luster. But if stagnant retail growth in Apple Stores is worrisome, it's not time yet to hit the panic button.

Why Apple's Stock Value Is Underpriced

Apple has been on fire, posting its best quarter ever with unabated iPhone growth and the iPad holding off all tablet challengers. Apple's stock, however, is cool, trailing the broader market and trading at historically cheap levels. But is that a danger sign, or an opportunity?

iCloud Should Add to the Halo Effect for Apple Devices

On Monday, Apple unveiled iCloud, which will allow users to store digital files on remote servers, and access them through smartphones, PCs or tablets. This should give a boost to iTunes, but that accounts for only about 2% of Apple's value. The real gain will be in how iCloud adds to the appeal of Apple's more lucrative devices.

Free iTunes MP3s From Urban Outfitters

Download 23 free iTunes MP3s courtesy of Urban Outfitters through June 30, 2011. The free mix album, dubbed LSTN #13, will begin downloading once you...