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Monday December 6, 2021
16:35The next Mac mini: Redesigned models with upgraded chips coming in 2022
When the Mac mini launched in 2005 as the first BYODKM Mac (bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse), it had the potential to be one of the most popular Macs ever made. Nearly two decades later, it hasn’t really lived up to its hype, as specs, prices, and performance never quite reached the heights […]   Mac Central
15:35This cute Apple Store ‘snow’ trick will get you in the holiday spirit
The holidays are here, and it’s a season full of festive traditions. For example, my in-laws have a tradition of having oyster stew for dinner on Christmas Eve. And I don’t like oysters, let alone oyster stew, but who am I to break a family tradition? The Apple Store has its own holiday tradition that […]   Mac Central
14:15Don’t miss these holiday Mac deals on iMac and Mac mini
Black Friday has been and gone, but we’re still right in the middle of the biggest shopping time of the year. There are plenty of good Mac deals to be found, but how can you make sure you find the best deals? We’re here to help.  Before you start looking at deals, it makes sense to […]   Mac Central
13:35Scoop the best Apple Watch deals for Holiday 2021
Black Friday is over, but the deals continue for the upcoming holiday season. If you’re looking to pick up an Apple Watch, for yourself or as a gift, now is a good time to buy. In 2020, there were quite a few deals on Apple Watch, especially if you weren’t concerned with buying the latest model. As […]   Mac Central
13:15Big savings on iPads for the holiday season
Fear not if you missed some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on iPads, because many of the best deals are still available. Indeed, the whole of Q4 can be a great time to pick up a new iPad while saving a few bucks. If you want a new iPad, this may […]   Mac Central
12:55All the best iPhone deals for Holiday 2021
In November we saw some top iPhone deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday but, while that time has now passed, many of the best deals are still hanging around for the holiday season. If you are looking to buy a new iPhone, whether that’s one of the current iPhone 13 or SE series or […]   Mac Central
12:15Where to find the best AirPods deals this holiday season
The deals continue as we find ourselves knee-deep in the gifting season, with AirPods set to be one of the most popular presents to give and receive among Apple fans. Apple doesn’t typically discount its own products, but there are often deals to be found on AirPods from alternative retailers. Our price-comparison charts below update […]   Mac Central
10:56The best holiday Apple deals on AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, and more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be over, but it’s not unusual for the deals to continue right through the holiday season and into January. If you’re looking to gift Apple products this December, or even looking to buy for yourself, Macworld has scoured the web for the best prices on everything from Macs to […]   Mac Central
10:16Apple is running out of time to deliver on its 2021 promises
Apple’s approach to major software updates has changed a bit over the past couple of years. Once upon a time, the company would roll out one big update then do smaller point releases over the next year or two to fix bugs and occasionally add minor features, followed by a long life of security updates. […]   Mac Central
09:15Major Mac overhaul on tap for 2022 as every model due for a refresh
With 2021 nearing a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to the Apple releases we’re expecting in 2022. And according to the latest report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, there’s an awful lot to look forward to. In his latest Power On Newsletter, Gurman outlines what he expects from the Mac in 2022, and it’s […]   Mac Central
06:15Put your best face forward with this video conferencing app
You can do more with your web presentations than be a face in the corner of a slideshow. XSplit Presenter Premium: Lifetime Subscription (Windows) lets you create fun, engaging presentations for video conferences and meetings, and it’s on sale for $59 (Reg. $200). ...   Mac Central
Sunday December 5, 2021
11:15Will Monterey’s coolest new feature ever arrive?
In about three weeks it’ll be winter in Cupertino, and while the turn of seasons in the Bay Area usually doesn’t amount to much beyond wearing a slightly heavier hoodie, the turning of the seasons also represents an expiration date for one of Apple’s most springtime promises. Several features of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey […]   Mac Central
06:35How to check your Mac’s SSD health using Terminal
If you have a newer Mac, it likely uses a speedy solid-state drive to store files, apps, music, videos, and a lot of other important stuff. But there’s one thing you may not know about SSDs: They wear out over a long period of time. Since the SSD is such a vital part of your […]   Mac Central
Saturday December 4, 2021
11:365 things I learned by switching from the iPhone 12 mini to the iPhone...
Over the years, I’ve used iPhones of all sizes. My first smartphone was the original 3.5-inch iPhone, and I’ve carried every size screen at some point—the 4-inch iPhone 5s, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, the 5.8-inch iPhone X, the 6.1-inch iPhone 11, and most recently, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini. So […]   Mac Central
06:16Cyber Monday deals for the perfect gift exchange and white elephant
If you’re doing a gift swap with friends but can’t decide what to get, we have you covered! This year, you can be a top-shelf elf with these affordable holiday presents that anyone would love to unwrap, whether it comes to them from under a tree or at a White Elephant exchange. Check out these 5 great […]   Mac Central
00:56Apple’s M3 chips on track for 2023 as next-gen 3nm process begins
While we’re all waiting for the first M2 Macs to arrive sometime in 2022, Apple is already planning the third generation of its chips, which could bring a massive performance leap over the current generation.  After some setbacks, DigiTimes (via MacRumors) reports that TSMC has begun pilot production of chips built on a 3nm process, […]   Mac Central
Friday December 3, 2021
20:15The Macworld Mac buying guide: How, what, and when to choose
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re thinking about buying a new Mac and may be in need of a little guidance. Fortunately, we’re quite familiar with Apple’s family of Macs, and we’re happy to help you choose the right Mac for you. This buying guide provides an overview of all the Mac models […]   Mac Central
14:55Save nearly 25% on Apple’s MagSafe charger and battery pack
If you have an iPhone 12 or 13 or a new pair of AirPods, the easiest way to charge them is with MagSafe. And today the most popular accessories are on sale: Amazon is selling the MagSafe charger for $30 (23 percent off) and the MagSafe Battery Pack for $75 (24 percent off). Both prices […]   Mac Central
13:55Apple’s M3 chips reportedly on track for 2023 as next-gen cycle begins
While we’re all waiting for the first M2 Macs to arrive sometime in 2022, Apple is already planning the third generation of its chips, which could bring a massive performance leap over the current generation.  After some setbacks, DigiTimes (via MacRumors) reports that TSMC has begun pilot production of chips built on a 3nm process, […]   Mac Central
11:35iOS 15.2 nears release as beta 4 arrives
It’s common for Apple to start beta-testing a new version of iOS just a day or two after the previous version is released. And sure enough, iOS 15.2 began its beta test period just a day after iOS 15.1 was released on October 25, 2021. As is typical of these releases, it is first available […]   Mac Central
09:55Once more for the people in the back: iPhone sales are just fine
Barely a week after Apple sold more devices than we can possibly count over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday frenzy, Bloomberg is spreading gloom and doom regarding iPhone sales. According to the publication’s sources, Apple is alerting suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 has weakened heading into the new year. As usual, any Apple report […]   Mac Central
09:15Best iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro cases: What to buy and what to avoid
There are just too many iPhone cases in the world. I mean, we get it…they’re inexpensive to manufacture with a big markup, and the potential market is in the tens of millions with each new iPhone generation. Nearly everybody puts some kind of case on their phone because it’s just too easy to scuff, scratch, […]   Mac Central
06:15This great deal on web hosting is live for Cyber Monday
Finding a good hosting service for your webspace is a huge deal. The right hosting service can keep your site safe, help you design it, and keep traffic flowing.iBrave Cloud Web Hosting: Lifetime Subscription is the last hosting service you’ll ever need, and for Cyber Monday, it’s on sale for $59.99 (Reg. $2997) with coupon code CMSAVE40. ...   Mac Central
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Monday December 6, 2021
13:46Audioblast releases BreadSlicer for MacOS, Windows & Linux, VST, AU &...
Audioblast has released BreadSlicer, a free effect plugin for MacOS, Windows and Linux in VST, AudioUnit and AAX plug-in formats. BreadSlicer is a free live auto-slice / auto-break... Read More   KVR Audio
11:21Crocus Soundware releases Liminal: Winds for HALion Sonic SE
Crocus Soundware has released Liminal: Winds, a new sample library of closely recorded flutes, ranging from a small fife to a large Contra-Bass constructed out of 12 feet of industrial... Read More   KVR Audio
Sunday December 5, 2021
23:42Online Music Foundry releases Warehouse for Steinberg Padshop 2
Online Music Foundry has released Warehouse for Steinberg's Padshop 2. OMF Says: By using samples that are provided with Padshop 2, Warehouse by Online Music Foundry... Read More   KVR Audio
Saturday December 4, 2021
15:52Samba Godschynski adds Piano Roll Inspector to Werckmeister Visual...
Samba Godschynski has updated the Visual Studio Code extension for the Werckmeister MIDI compiler. New Features: Piano Roll Inspector View. YouTube/K6GsXWbV_wk... Read More   KVR Audio
08:35New Audio Technology updates Spatial Audio Designer - Producer to v3.0
New Audio Technology has updated Spatial Audio Designer - Producer to version 3.0. They say: The Spatial Audio Designer - Producer (SAD) is a high-performance surround and... Read More   KVR Audio
Friday December 3, 2021
13:10MGT/Metamusic Generative Tools releases Nasca - Free Experimental...
2MGT/Metamusic Generative Tools has released Nasca, an experimental soundscape synthesizer. Details: Standalone tool application for Windows. Two Layers Synthesizer.... Read More   KVR Audio
10:26JamSoft updates SampleSort to v1.1.682
JamSoft has released the first point release of SampleSort after the initial v1.0 release earlier this year. This release includes a major feature that has been requested many times and... Read More   KVR Audio
10:03Homegrown Sounds releases Fractionate MIDI Euclidean Sequencer for...
Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Fractionate, a MIDI Euclidean Sequencer for Kontakt, and the resumption of the Serenity Group Buy (which was cut short due to health problems).... Read More   KVR Audio
10:022B Played Music releases 2B Crushed VST/AU plug-in with Intro Offer
2B Played Music has announced the release of its new bitcrusher effect 2B Crushed, a plugin for vocal effects, crisp bass and guitar sounds or high quality digital sounding rough edges... Read More   KVR Audio
04:35Tone2 updates Icarus for Windows to v2.0.6 - VST3 and more
Tone2 Audio has updated the PC version of their wavetable-synthesizer Icarus to v2.0.6. The update is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and some enhancements.... Read More   KVR Audio
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Sunday December 5, 2021
21:29ILLOM releases VoiceMyNote v1.2.6
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Do you sing in a choir but can't read notes? Would you like to hear how a song sounds? Want to map notes to keys on the piano? Want to learn how to read notes? Can you read notes but have problems with the key signatures? Use VoiceMyNote to play notes by...   440Software
16:16John Walbolt releases Pocket Pitch - The Singer App v4.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Pocket Pitch is a simple tool for singers who need to be able to quickly identify or play notes. This app combines a pitch pipe and piano so that you have two of the quintessential tools of a singer! The Pitch Pipe is its primary function. It uses...   440Software
Saturday December 4, 2021
21:20ASK Video releases Explore Course For EZDrummer 2 v7.1.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: No more drummer jokes!... because Toontrack's new EZdrummer 2 is the smartest new 'drummer' in town. Learn all its new features and master all the powerful new tools in this massively detailed 28-tutorial course by Matt Vanacoro.   440Software
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