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Friday December 2, 2016
20:40The Week in iOS Apps: Brown Bear comes to life
New iOS apps of the weekThis week’s roundup includes a new app that celebrates the 50th anniversary of a children’s favorite. Read on!Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade ($3, iPhone and iPad) marks the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic best-selling children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. ...   Mac Central
18:31Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says
A problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple. After a Chinese consumer watchdog group reported the issue, Apple is offering a fix free of charge to any eligible iPhone 6s user through its customer support sites. ...   Mac Central
17:23Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock
Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that’s supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner. The first report came Sunday from an Indian security researcher named Hemanth Joseph, who started investigating possible bypasses after being confronted with a locked iPad he acquired from eBay. ...   Mac Central
15:10How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery...
When my iPhone 6s started shutting down earlier this month even though it still had 20 percent or 30 percent battery life showing, I suspected maybe it was just getting too cold. After all, I’ve seen my iPhones be temperature sensitive in the past. But it turns out that the problem really stemmed from a bug in version 10.1 or 10.1. ...   Mac Central
Thursday December 1, 2016
20:05The Week in Mac Apps: Use your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to switch...
New Mac apps of the weekThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Rocket, a Touch Bar app that displays icons of your most-used apps. Plus, apps for staying organized, transferring your photos, keeping you focused on the tasks ahead, and much more. ...   Mac Central
19:35The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked
Users have praised the performance of Apple’s A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all. The GPU in the iPhone 7 uses a custom version of the PowerVR GT7600 GPU, which is based on the same graphics processor architecture as in last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, according to an analysis by The Linley Group, which specializes in ...   Mac Central
18:10Apple reportedly betting on drones and indoor data to make Maps better
Apple has been working to dramatically improve its Maps app ever since it’s botched launch back in 2012. And it’s been successful: Maps is now packed with great features, thanks in part to Apple’s fleet of minivans capturing on-the-ground data. But it’s still not Google Maps, so Apple has a new plan. ...   Mac Central
18:02Apple now takes your old Apple Watch for free recycling
After upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 2, people now have another option for what to do with their old smartwatches. This week, Apple added the Apple Watch to the Apple Renew program, which aims to get people to send their old devices to be recycled properly free of charge. But Apple is not offering store credit or a gift card in exchange for sending in an old Watch. ...   Mac Central
13:03Fitbit may buy smartwatch maker Pebble
Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, mainly for its intellectual property. Fitbit is aiming to acquire Pebble’s assets particularly the PebbleOS, which has a large number of apps running on it and can be paired with both Apple’s iOS and Android, The Financial Times said Wednesday, citing several people close to the negotiations. ...   Mac Central
10:00DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T's new streaming TV service
Here's the full DirecTV Now channel guide, plus details and caveats.   Mac Central
Wednesday November 30, 2016
23:30Apple will start blocking those iCloud Calendar spam invites
Those annoying Calendar spam invites won’t be around much longer.On Wednesday, Apple indicated that it was actively working to identify and block any further spam invites from hitting your iCloud Calendar. Last week, people started receiving suspicious spam invites on iOS and macOS alerting them of special sales for Ugg boots or Ray-Ban sunglasses. ...   Mac Central
20:51Podcast 536: Made in America
The days are getting shorter, the Thanksgiving leftovers are dwindling, and we still aren't able to buy AirPods, but one of these days we will be. Until then, we have a holiday potpourri of topics for you. First up? Calendar spam, calendar spam, doing the things a calendar can. ...   Mac Central
19:15Apple continues fight against AIDS with (RED) fundraising campaign
Apple’s decade-long support of the (RED) campaign, which raises money for the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS, continues this week with proceeds from sales of games, devices, and even exclusive albums going toward prevention and treatment of the disease. ...   Mac Central
18:30Apple will refund you for your iMac hinge repair costs
If you had to replace your iMac display hinge because the screen kept tilting forward, Apple is ready to give you a refund.According to a new internal service document, Apple will be offering refunds to customers who paid to repair or replace a faulty iMac hinge. ...   Mac Central
13:53You can finally watch Netflix offline now
Netflix wants to make your trip back home this holiday season a little merrier. The company announced on Wednesday that select TV shows and movies were available for download on Android and iOS. In other words, Netflix now enables offline viewing.It’s not for everything, though. ...   Mac Central
12:00The Week in iOS Accessories: Kings of crowdfunding
New accessories of the weekThis week’s roundup includes some cool new accessories that got their start on Kickstarter. Read on!AccessportThe Accessport ($19 pledge on Kickstarter) is a “hi-res audio amplifierî for the iPhone 7—an audio accessory for the post-headphone-jack age. ...   Mac Central
10:30The 10 Mac games you need to play from November 2016
November's Mac gamesThe holiday shopping season is in full swing, but while you’re considering gifts for friends and family, you should also treat yourself—to new Mac games. November brought another sweet stack of fresh releases, and we’ve picked out the 10 biggest and brightest games worth checking out. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here   Mac Central
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Friday December 2, 2016
16:15Avid updates Pro Tools to v12.6.1
Avid has updated Pro Tools for Mac OS X and Windows to v12.6.1. A list of what's changed is available in the Avid Knowledge Base at [Read More]   KVR Audio
16:02Airwindows releases free PaulDither and TPDF Dither plug-ins
Airwindows has released another two VST and AU plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windows: PaulDither and TPDF Dither - a pair of dither plug-ins. The plug-ins are free - donations welcomed via Patreon [Read More]   KVR Audio
15:51Cableguys release TimeShaper - Multiband Stutter, Reverse, Scratch,...
Cableguys has announced the release of TimeShaper, a new plug-in that enables the user to shape the flow of time to create everything from essential everyday FX to unique multiband transformations. [Read More]   KVR Audio
15:35Adobe updates Audition CC 2017 to v10.0.1
Adobe has updated Audition CC 2017 to v10.0.1. Changes / Fixes: Waveform may 'flatten' after an edit, restoring when zooming or switching files. Crash may occur when exporting a session with [Read More]   KVR Audio
15:18Ardour updated to v5.5
Ardour has been updated to v5.5, with a variety of new features and many notable and not-so-notable fixes. Among the notable new features are support for VST 2.4 plugins on OS X, the ability [Read More]   KVR Audio
14:27Ivosight updates Soundop Audio Editor to v1.1
Ivosight has updated Soundop, a Windows application to edit, record, mix and master audio content, to 1.1. Changes: Add support for loading audio from CD. Optimize playback performance. [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:45reFX updates Nexus to v2.7.4, releases two expansions and launches...
reFX has updated Nexus to v2.7.4, released two new expansions and launched a Christmas Sale offering discounts up to 50% on products on throughout December. Everything has been discounted. [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:36MeldaProduction updates all effects and MPowerSynth to v10.05
MeldaProduction has updated all effect plugins and MPowerSynth to 10.05, providing several new features, optimizations, improvements and fixes. Changes for effects in 10.05: Note: Backward compatibility [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:12Acustica Audio releases Lime Channel-strip and Lime Crazy88 Mixing...
Acustica Audio has announced Lime, a suite of plug-ins that include a channel-strip with several preamps, EQs and compressors plus 14 different signal routing presets to interconnect each section [Read More]   KVR Audio
10:37PreSonus updates Studio One to v3.3.2
PreSonus has updated Studio One to v3.3.2, introducing full Studio One integration of the new Faderport 8 hardware DAW-controller. New features and improvements: PreSonus FaderPort 8 Integration. [Read More]   KVR Audio
08:21Tone2 releases SpaceTrip soundset for Icarus
Tone2 has released the SpaceTrip soundset for their new wavetable synthesizer Icarus. Exploring the experimental and atmospheric side of Icarus's 3D wavetable synthesis, the SpaceTrip set is [Read More]   KVR Audio
Thursday December 1, 2016
22:24KVR Developer Challenge 2016 - 41 Entries - Download & Vote Now
The KVR Developer Challenge 2016 has entered the download and voting stage. There are 41 entries available now, for free for everyone! Thanks to everyone who has entered (and donated). Good luck! [Read More]   KVR Audio
19:38IK and Fender announce Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube
IK Multimedia and Fender have announced the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube, a collaboration with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation that models some of the tones of the golden years of [Read More]   KVR Audio
18:45McDSP introduces Boutique Bundle - Limited Time Offer
McDSP has introduces the Boutique Bundle, which includes the award-winning 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip, Analog Channel, and the 4040 Retro Limiter. The Boutique Bundle is a collection of vintage [Read More]   KVR Audio
16:49Yooz Music updates Yooz Filter to 1.1
Yooz Music has updated Yooz Filter to version 1.1 for Mac OS X and Windows. Yooz Filter is a specially designed variable states, self-oscillating, 24db/oct drive ladder filter, intended to have [Read More]   KVR Audio
14:34Canato updates MidiYodi to v3.3 - Now a full-blown MIDI editor
MidiYodi started out as a MIDI file examiner but soon introduced detailed MIDI event editing, recently adding note editing. Now, in release 3.3, Canato has made it a MIDI editing machine by implementing [Read More]   KVR Audio
Wednesday November 30, 2016
12:08Wavesfactory releases Freddie Mercury's Fazioli for Kontakt Player...
Wavesfactory has released Mercury, a sample library for Kontakt Player created with Freddie Mercury's favoured Fazioli F228 grand piano recorded at Metropolis Studios in London. Mercury was [Read More]   KVR Audio
10:47Black Rooster Audio releases VLA-2A - Vintage Leveling Amplifier
Black Rooster Audio has released VLA-2A - an emulation of THE opto electronic compressor of the late 1960s. The compressor plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows is available as a limited time offer [Read More]   KVR Audio
09:34Acustica Audio announces Lime Channel-strip and releases Lime Crazy88...
Acustica Audio has announced Lime, a new mastering channel-strip for Mac OS X and Windows (available around mid-December) and Lime Crazy88 (already released). Lime provides customers with multiple [Read More]   KVR Audio
02:16Psychic Modulation updates Phonec to v2.2
Psychic Modulation has updated Phonec to version 2.2. The new version has several new features including an onboard Chorus effect that can be integrated into the Melt function, a 3-band fully [Read More]   KVR Audio
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Saturday December 3, 2016
19:19SoundTower Inc. releases Tetra Sound Editor v2.0.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: Tetra Sound Editor is a fully-featured Editor and Sound Development tool created specifically for Dave Smith Instruments Tetra synthesizer. It requires the DSI Tetra synthesizer. Tetra Sound Editor provides the ultimate editing and sound development experience...   440Software
17:38Hopefully Useful Software releases Guitar Chord Pro Platinum v1.0.3
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Write and learn the best music of your life, in minutes. A songwriting tool like no other. Whether you are a beginner who wants to quickly tap out the song in your head or a music master that wants maximum flexibility, Guitar Chord Pro will help you...   440Software
Friday December 2, 2016
21:31CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. releases Chordana Composer v3.0.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Music Writing: This App won the first place in the paid app music category of the App Store of 19 countries, including Japan!! ( December 11, 2015 time ) An easy way to create your own original tunes! Chordana Composer makes it easy for you to write your own tunes, even...   440Software
19:10WaveMachine Labs releases Auria - Mobile Music Production v2.08
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / MultiTracks: Auria is currently on sale for half price! Auria - Mobile Music Production. Redefined. 'This is the first mobile mixing (AND recording AND post production) app that I've ever used that is truly professional. Just Wow!' - David Kahne (Grammy winning...   440Software
19:00ReFX releases Nexus v2.7.4
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Virtual Instruments: Rom synthesizer. FIX Added more locking to prevent rare database corruption. FIX Minor bugfixes. 2.7.3 CHG Added more information to the support file FIX LFO phase precision that caused invalid output values. FIX OSXRare crash if non-default skin...   440Software
18:56Wolfgang Palm releases PPG Phonem v1.1
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Virtual Instruments: Vocal synthesis. New “Multi-Voice-Modeî which allows you to play up to 4 voices on one key and thus generating choir like sounds. All voices use the same preset, but have variations which makes the sound very natural. Improved voice libraries...   440Software
18:03PreSonus releases Studio One v3.3.2
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Sequencers: Digital Audio Workstation. Studio One is a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box, yet provides a...   440Software
17:21Pablo Prieto releases Drums Sheet Reading v1.0.3
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: In the same way as reading piano music, flute music, violin music or guitar music, all require practice; reading drums becomes easier if you practice it on a daily basis. Knowing how to read music is very useful if you get drum lessons. Being able to...   440Software
15:32Entertainment Zone, LLC releases Trap Drum Beats PRO v1.0.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Rythme Mach. & Loops: Trap Drum Beats PRO is a real-time launchpad for creating and mixing music beats. It includes 4 drum pads with samples, a section for user recorded sounds and a piano keyboard. VIRTUAL KEYBOARD Play or compose music with build-in synthesizer....   440Software
13:43RoGame Software releases Mozart Music Reading Game for Viola v1.0.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Mozart is a great app for musicians of all ages and backgrounds to help improve their music reading skills in an entertaining casual game and has been around since the early days of the first iPhone. The brand-new Viola version shares many of the...   440Software
11:54Felt Tip Inc. releases Tuna Pitch v2.6
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Stay in tune with this chromatic tuner and pitch pipe for your musical instrument. It tunes guitars, bass guitars, and banjos, but also many other instruments, even your voice (just sing into it!). The built-in pitch pipe lets you play a reference tone for tuning by...   440Software
10:05Synology Inc. releases DS audio v5.13.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running the Audio Station 5.4 package to get the complete set of features DS audio allows you to stream music stored on your DiskStation with an iPhone/iPad wherever an Internet connection is available. Better...   440Software
08:16Frozen Ape releases Tempo Advance v2.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: Approved and used by Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Drummer of the Year*), Tempo Advance is the metronome app to bring your musicianship to the next level. Now our exclusive consultant, Mike has been using Tempo Advance since its inception four years ago as a...   440Software
06:27Artechtus releases Axxophone v2.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Axxophone is both entertaining and educational and with it you can make sounds and manipulate them with the built-in accelerometer. In addition, you feed the sound into effects as groups of delays and reverb. With 'Axxophone' you can create sounds...   440Software
04:38Hirotoshi Nakanishi releases Metronome Poku Poku v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: Simple Metronome for practicing music. You may change tempo range from 30 to 240 sliding the weight (Star) on the bar. Or adjust using + and - signs. Four rhythms; 4 beats, 3 beats, 2 beats and 6 beats are available. You can select a tick sound at preference...   440Software
02:49Creative OKI releases MetronomeLiveFree v2.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: Feature of MetronomeLiveFree This is most suitable for live! You only tap the metronome at the time of a start! As for the stop is automatic! (And MetronomeLivePro for product, the change to the next music is automatic, too!) Of course manual operation can do!...   440Software
Thursday December 1, 2016
17:03Gianluca Natalini - NGCYBIT Robotics releases djTurntables v1.5.1
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / DJ: 'djTurntables' turns your device into a professional turntable for DJs. The software simulates in detail the real turntables used by the great DJs of the past and adds features typical of modern devices. The fusion of the two worlds of technology, that of the...   440Software
13:07Yasar Bozdag releases UD Tuner v4.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: UD Tuner is a tool for tuning Turkish/Arabic musical instrument ud/lute. It can listen to instrument sound and measures the sound frequency. It can also produce reference sounds when touching the strings on screen.   440Software
01:18Amazing Noises releases Dedalus - Delay Audio Mangler v1.5.1
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / Effects: Dedalus Delay is a real time audio mangler. A network of delay lines is continually granulated and modulated, producing a labyrinth of echoes, which are further processed by filters, dynamic processors and saturation modules. Dedalus can produce a wide...   440Software
Wednesday November 30, 2016
19:02Marc Clayton releases TablaLab Riyaz :1 v2.0.2
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: This is a phrase (or 'bol') trainer for assisting practice of these famous classical indian drums. “As a tabla-player myself, it became apparent to me that it would be useful to have an app which could throw out phrases for me to repeat, focussing on...   440Software
05:21USOUNDit Partners LLC releases MusicalMe Instruments World v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: A world of instruments in your hand! Be the musician you always wanted to be with exotic world instruments! Choose from twenty world sounds and your phone becomes that instrument. Once you've chosen a sound, turn on the play switch and by tilting your phone...   440Software
03:23USOUNDit Partners LLC releases MusicalMe Instruments Symphony v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: A symphony in your hand! Be the musician you always wanted to be. Choose from eighteen glorious orchestral sounds and your phone becomes that instrument. Once you've chosen a sound, turn on the play switch and by tilting your phone up or down in portrait...   440Software
01:26USOUNDit Partners LLC releases MusicalMe Instruments Keyboards and...
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: Keyboard and bell sounds are now available right in your hand! Be the musician you always wanted to be with these instruments! Choose from eighteen sounds and your phone becomes that instrument. Once you've chosen a sound, turn on the play switch and by...   440Software
Tuesday November 29, 2016
23:29USOUNDit Partners LLC releases MusicalMe Instruments Air Guitar v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: Air Guitar! Be the rock star you always wanted to be. Choose from twelve guitar sounds and your phone becomes that guitar! Once you've chosen a sound, turn on the play switch and by tilting your phone up or down in portrait mode, it will play scales and...   440Software
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