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Friday June 9, 2023
15:52Make your own 27-inch iMac with $370 off an M2 Mac mini-Studio Display ...
Macworld We don’t know if Apple will ever release a larger iMac ever again, but if you really want one right now you can build on yourself—and save a bundle on the bundle. Amazon is selling the 27-inch Studio Display for $1,350 and the 512GB M2 Mac mini for $679, a total savings of $369 and the best price we’ve ever seen. ... Mac Central
15:15On Apple TV+ this week: ‘The Crowded Room’ and season 3 of ‘The Snoopy ...
Macworld Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. This guide will list all the Apple TV+ content you can watch today, divided into episodic shows or series and movies. ... Mac Central
10:15Even Apple hates the 13-inch MacBook Pro
Macworld At WWDC 2023, Apple introduced another new laptop to its lineup: the 15-inch MacBook Air. It joins the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro as the newest laptops sporting the newest chips. There’s just one problem: Apple appears to have forgotten the 13-inch MacBook Pro exists. ... Mac Central
09:30Apple needs to sell a VR headset to people who hate VR headsets
Macworld Apple’s announcement of the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset at WWDC 2023 on Monday was an impressive affair in many ways, from the slick design and obvious tech chops of the device itself to the high production values of the video showing them off. ... Mac Central
09:26iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: Where to get the best deals
Macworld It’s been a long time since you could only buy an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, they are offered by all major carriers and big retailers, many of which try to entice you with special deals. Of course, you can still buy from Apple directly, either in-store or online, but the lowest prices can generally be found elsewhere. ... Mac Central
08:00How to set up an Apple ID with a trusted phone number already in use
Macworld To use Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) with your Apple ID account–something that the company has effectively mandated for the last few years–you must have at least one “trusted phone number” associated with your account. ... Mac Central
07:00Get Dad this plant identification app at a Father’s Day only price of...
Macworld Gardening is more than just planting and watering. In some cases, it can even turn Dad into an amateur detective. Like when he inspects his garden, spots something expected growing there, and wonders…what the heck IS that? Whether it’s a plant he can’t quite identify, a discoloration, or even a disease that may be creeping over his flora, you can hook ... Mac Central
Thursday June 8, 2023
12:53Apple Vision Pro doesn’t have a ProMotion display
Macworld Apple’s Vision Pro website is filled with incredible photos and fancy phrases to describe how revolutionary the headset is, but you won’t find Apple’s usual tech specs page. That’s likely because the device isn’t shipping for another 10 months or so, and things are probably going to change. ... Mac Central
11:02Pitching the 15-inch MacBook Air against the 14-inch MacBook Pro
Macworld At a glance Our VerdictThe 15-inch MacBook Air is the perfect laptop for those who want a laptop with a large display, compact build and enough power for general day-to-day computing. If you want more power for things like video-editing and high-end gaming, then it’s the Pro all the way. ... Mac Central
10:15A bunch of great iOS 17 features didn’t make the WWDC keynote
Macworld Apple had plenty of great things to show off when it unveiled iOS 17 at WWDC. We’re psyched about vastly improved autocorrect, StandBy, Live Voicemail transcriptions, custom contact posters, and all that other good stuff. But sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact. ... Mac Central
09:30Why the Mac, not Apple Vision Pro, was the real hero of WWDC
Macworld I get it. You’re excited and/or angry about the $3,500 headset Apple might sell you next year if you’re in the right country. It’s worth getting excited about. ... Mac Central
08:00How to change the AirPlay password on Apple TV and other devices
Macworld AirPlay lets you stream audio and video over a local network connection between an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to an Apple TV, HomePod, and lots of third-party devices with built-in AirPlay or AirPlay 2 support. When you first connect to an AirPlay destination, you may be prompted to enter a security code. This security code is not designed to protect you from hacking attempts. ... Mac Central
07:00The Global Drone 4K Platinum, on sale for $80, makes a great Father’s...
Macworld Camera drones are great for capturing aerial photos and video. But they can be expensive to own — And, if you’re new to flying, you could lose your investment with just one miscalculation. Want a more beginner-friendly alternative? Then the Global Drone 4K Platinum Version is a great option. ... Mac Central
06:30Macworld Podcast: Hands-on with the Apple Vision Pro
Macworld Apple’s mixed reality headset is now official, and it is definitely something to behold. We talk about the Apple Vision Pro in this episode of the Macworld Podcast–what it is, the tech behind it, what it will cost, and why would you want one in the first place! This is episode 844 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola. ... Mac Central
Wednesday June 7, 2023
16:15Apple’s back-to-school sale includes gift cards with select products
Macworld The school year has just ended in most of the U.S., but it’s never too soon to start thinking about next year. If a new Mac or iPad is what you have in mind, you can take advantage of Apple’s back-to-school deal that the company recently announced. When you shop at Apple’s Education Store, you can get an Apple gift card when buying an eligible product. ... Mac Central
14:09The M2 MacBook Air in Midnight just hit its lowest price ever
Macworld Apple only just cut the price of the M2 MacBook Air days ago and there’s already an even better price: B&H Photo is selling the 256GB MacBook Air in Midnight, Space Gray, or Silver for $999, a savings of $200 and the best price we’ve ever seen in these colors. The Starlight color, which was previously the only colorway to sell for this price, is $50 more. ... Mac Central
12:48Apple augments Vision Pro with acquisition of AR startup Mira
Macworld On the heels of the unveiling of the Vision Pro headset, it has emerged that Apple has acquired Los Angeles-based Mira, which makes AR headsets for the Mario Kart ride at Universal Studios Hollywood as well as the U.S. military, according to Mira and Apple. ... Mac Central
10:15The best new iOS 17 feature is a toggle
Macworld iOS 17 is here and there are a lot of cool new features. You can get a live readout of a voicemail being left in case the call is more important than you thought. You can customize your contact to give a little personality to incoming calls. ... Mac Central
09:30Apple’s Vision Pro experience is so thrilling, I didn’t want to leave
Macworld At Apple’s WWDC23, I think I saw the future. [Pausing to ponder.] Yeah, I’m pretty sure I saw the future–or at least Apple’s vision of the future of computing. On Tuesday morning, I got to try the Apple Vision Pro, the new $3,499 mixed-reality headset that was announced this week and ships next year. ... Mac Central
08:45Apple Vision Pro has a two user-account limit: Yours and a guest
Macworld With a $3,499 price tag (and that’s before any lenses you might need), you want to get the most out of your Apple Vision Pro investment. One way to do that is to have one device used by multiple users and to facilitate that, it’d be ideal if visionOS, the software that drives the headset, supported multiple user accounts so an entire family or household could ... Mac Central
07:00Get Dad’s Father’s Day vacation started with this $149.99 bundle
Macworld If your Dad really just wants to get away this Father’s Day, there’s now a deal that’ll make him forget all about that tie you got him last year: A bundle of travel apps, services, and tech including Rosetta Stone, all available for less than $160. Best of all, Dad might just make back that price while he’s still planning the trip. ... Mac Central
Tuesday June 6, 2023
15:57iOS 17 Developer Beta made available to all
Macworld Update: It turns out this was not a bug but an unannounced change in policy, where free developer accounts now have OS beta access. This story has been updated throughout to reflect the change. Starting with iOS 16.4, Apple changed the way beta distribution works. ... Mac Central
12:33The new Apple silicon Mac Pro is both cheaper and more expensive
Macworld Apple introduced the new Mac Pro Monday, but much like the Mac Studio, it’s hard to tell what’s changed. Like the Mac mini, the outside of the Mac Pro is identical to its predecessor, and you need to open it up to see what’s changed. The most obvious difference is the lack of a graphics card. ... Mac Central
10:15Apple needs the M2 Ultra Mac Pro more than we do
Macworld Apple’s transition to Apple silicon is complete, now that the Mac Pro has finally been unveiled. But the reality is, Apple met its deadline last year when it rolled out the Mac Studio–a computer that, for a lot of customers, filled the role of the Mac Pro as a Mac with the most processing muscle. ... Mac Central
09:30The buzzword Apple didn’t utter during the WWDC keynote speaks volumes
Macworld Did you see the Keynote?! Tim Cook said the thing! The “one more thing” thing! Congratulations, Apple Keynote bingo players around the world. Now, we could talk about Vision Pro for hours but let’s not. We have the whole rest of the year to do that. ... Mac Central
07:30Towers and power: A complete history of Apple’s pro Macs (and Mac Pros)
Macworld Apple has a rich, if checkered, history of releasing new Macs for hardcore computing professionals. Now that the Mac Pro has had a long-awaited revamp to Apple Silicon, let’s remember the days when pro Macs were towering beasts using more metal than the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and more plastic than a nursery full of Lego bricks. ... Mac Central
07:00Keep your Apple tech juiced with this $55 portable wireless charging...
Macworld Looking for a universal charging station for all your Apple mobile devices? Then check out the travel-friendly Bellboy 5-in-1. It’s designed to work with your iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and more. And since it’s on sale right now, you can get it for way less than normal. ... Mac Central
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Friday June 9, 2023
20:00Xhun Audio releases SnareClack Hybrid Snare Drum Synthesizer with...
Xhun Audio has released SnareClack, a compact and easy to use hybrid electronic snare drum generator / synthesizer from its SnapLab Collection lineup. SnareClack... Read More KVR Audio
13:00APU Software updates Loudness Compressor and Loudness Meter to v1.6.9
APU Software has updated APU Loudness Compressor and APU Loudness Meter to version 1.6.9. Version 1.6.9 release notes: Knobs, dry/wet, output gain (compressor).... Read More KVR Audio
09:45W. A. Production releases "Trivox" harmonizer plugin (60% off)
W. A. Production has released Trivox, a harmonies FX plugin for macOS and Windows. They say: Elevate your sound to new heights with TriVox, the revolutionary audio effect plugin... Read More KVR Audio
09:43Martinic releases Epic Trance Collection for the AX73 synth plugin
Martinic has released a collection of over 100 presets 'that will breathe new life into your music productions': the Epic Trance Collection, created exclusively for the Martinic AX73 synth... Read More KVR Audio
Thursday June 8, 2023
20:38apulSoft releases apVerb - A Smooth & Flexible Algorithmic Reverb...
apulSoft has announced the release of apVerb, an audio plugin to create algorithmic reverbs with exceptional smoothness and flexibility. apulSoft says: The plugin... Read More KVR Audio
15:00rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.9.34 and the Vee One Suite to v0.9.31 ...
rncbc.org has announced the (northern) Spring'23 release of Qtractor version 0.9.34, and Vee One Suite version 0.9.31 of old-school software instruments, for GNU/Linux. Qtractor... Read More KVR Audio
13:00Sound Magic releases free Piano One Special Edition featuring a...
Sound Magic has released its latest Piano One Special Edition, featuring a vintage upright piano. Sound Magic Explains: Compared with the original Piano One, Piano... Read More KVR Audio
12:46Inear Display updates Ephemere Glitch Percussion Synthesizer to v1. ...
Inear Display has updated Ephemere, the Glitch Percussion Synthesizer, to version 1.5. Changes: New: Polyphony parameter with mono mode and extended polyphony. New: Additional... Read More KVR Audio
12:44Fanan team releases Sultana 2 - Darbuka Machine for Windows
Fanan team has released Sultana 2, a darbuka machine for Windows. They say: Sultana 2 is a slot driven Darbuka machine that brings up some new inventions. It... Read More KVR Audio
07:19Punk Labs updates OneTrick Cryptid to v1.0.1 providing fixes and more
Punk Labs has updated OneTrick Cryptid to version 1.0.1. Changes and Fixes: Fixed: Saturation caused clicking artifacts. Fixed: Knob labels displayed used inconsistent... Read More KVR Audio
Wednesday June 7, 2023
13:54Bob Moog Foundation is raffling off 2022 Minimoog Model D Serial #1
In honor of Bob Moog's 89th birthday, the Bob Moog Foundation, in collaboration with Moog Music, has announced a raffle for Serial #1 of the latest reissue of the Minimoog Model D, released... Read More KVR Audio
13:25HY-Plugins releases HY-Slicer2 for Windows, macOS and Linux VST2, VST3 ...
HY-Plugins has released HY-Slicer2 for Windows, macOS and Linux in VST2, VST3 and AU format. This is a sampler type plugin. You can load 8 different audio samples and they will... Read More KVR Audio
12:20Tom Wolfe releases "Tapes" nostalgic soundbank for Spectrasonics...
Tom Wolfe has released Tapes, a new soundbank for Spectrasonics Omnisphere that draws inspiration from an iconic tool of music past - the cassette tape. Here's what Tom says:... Read More KVR Audio
07:52NoiseAsh Audio updates Rule Tec Collection to v1.8.8
NoiseAsh Audio has announced the update release of Rule Tec Collection v1.8.8 for Windows and macOS. The new version 1.8.8 includes: Add: AAX Native Apple... Read More KVR Audio
07:45SampleScience releases free Toy Keyboard v3 plugin for Windows and...
SampleScience has announced the release of Toy Keyboard v3, a free VST plugin instrument and sample library. This VST/VST3/AU plugin instrument captures the sound of the Yamaha... Read More KVR Audio
Tuesday June 6, 2023
11:25Tsugi releases GameSynth 2023.1 with video playback and tool API
Tsugi has released a major update to their flagship procedural sound design tool. GameSynth 2023.1 offers many specialized synthesizers to generate all the sound... Read More KVR Audio
10:52GS DSP releases MagicFusion - Spectral Vocoder Plugin
GS DSP has announced the release of MagicFusion, a 'multi-curve spectral vocoder workstation with a built-in modulation system' for macOS, Windows and iOS in VST3, Audio... Read More KVR Audio
10:00BandLab Technologies reveals new brand vision for Cakewalk
BandLab Technologies has announced a corporate rebranding of Cakewalk with plans to make its music production software even more accessible to global creators. Under the new structure,... Read More KVR Audio
08:47Sonora Cinematic releases Mezza Coda for Kontakt Player
Sonora Cinematic has announced the release of Mezza Coda, a baby grand counterpart to their Verticale, released earlier this year. Here's what they say: Mezza Coda offers a... Read More KVR Audio
03:01Igor Vasiliev updates VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects App ...
Igor Vasiliev has updated VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects App for iOS and macOS to version 1.3. They say: VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect... Read More KVR Audio
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Thursday June 8, 2023
19:20MuseScore BVBA releases MuseScore: sheet music v2.12.59
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: PLAYÂ FREEÂ MUSIC SCORES Whatever instrument you play, whether it's a piano, trumpet, guitar, or harmonica, or kalimba, you will always find notes ofÂ excellentÂ quality. â€˘ Browse theÂ most extensiveÂ sheet music collection fromÂ MuseScore.... 440Software
Wednesday June 7, 2023
19:30Alvin Yu releases Viola Tuner v1.10.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Plays tuning notes for Viola (C G D A) 440Software