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06/19Apple patent head Boris Teksler leaves for French firm
Apple's most recent head of Patent Licensing & Strategy, Boris Teksler, has left the company to become president of the Technology Group at French media company Technicolor. The departure is confirmed by a Technicolor press release issued this week. ...
06/19Briefly: Twentieth Anniversary Mac auction, Photo Slideshow for Mac
A new listing for a rare Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh has appeared on eBay. Recognized as the first major design project for Jonathan Ive, the TAM was introduced as a limited production in the spring of 1997. Only 12,000 machines were ever produced, and 399 of those were kept by apple to be used as spare parts. ...
06/19Red starts shipping 4K-capable Redray media player, iOS remote app
Cinema camera manufacturer Red has started shipping its 4K media player. Users of the Red User forum have started to receive their pre-orders of the Redray Player, which Red bills as a comprehensive media source for owners of Ultra HD televisions that is capable of playing back native 4K video, upscaled HD video, and the company's own 4K.Red file format....
06/19Apple TV 5.3 update adds HBO Go, Sky News, other networks
Apple has issued a v5.3 update for second- and third-generation Apple TVs. The new firmware adds support for several video services, most notably HBO Go, WatchESPN, and Sky News. Also included are Crunchyroll, which concentrates on anime and other Asian content, and Qello, which hosts concerts and music documentaries....
06/19Schematics allegedly show dimensions of low-cost iPhone, iPhone 5S
Leaked schematics -- allegedly drawn by Apple, and now in the hands of a major accessory maker -- show the dimensions of the iPhone 5S and an 'iPhone Lite/Light,' according to AppleInsider. The 5S appears to maintain roughly the same design as its predecessor, but with a pill-shaped flash on the back that may fit dual LEDs. ...
06/19LinkedIn integration could be coming to iOS 7, code shows
Apple is considering LinkedIn integration for iOS 7, beta code references suggest. In particular the references hint that LinkedIn could be supported in the same manner as Facebook and Twitter, meaning single sign-in support, and the ability to quickly post content via a share sheet or hooks in iOS apps. ...
06/19A closer look: iOS 7 Siri and iOS in the Car
Siri is a feature that was unveiled with much fanfare during the iOS 5 launch two-years ago, bringing with it more fully featured voice actions to the iPhone. Although Siri has received a mixed reception from critics and users, Apple has continued to pursue the voice-controlled interface, giving it an all-new look and functional tweaks in the iOS 7 beta that help to refine the user experience. ...
06/19Cloudmark debuts Mac version of DesktopOne anti-spam filter
Security software company Cloudmark has made a version of its award-winning anti-spam software available for Mac users in both a free and paid version. In addition to supporting Apple's default Mail program and Microsoft's Outlook 2011, the company has added support for Mozilla's Thunderbird 17 and later email client, running on Snow Leopard (10.6.x) and later versions of OS X. ...
06/19Max Payne 3 coming to Mac App Store June 20; price unknown
The graphically-violent third-person shooter Max Payne 3 is coming to the Mac App Store beginning on Thursday, June 20. The game is reported to 'include a number of advanced graphics options, scaleable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, multi-monitor support and 3D,' according to the announcement from Rockstar Games, and has exceptionally high Mac system ...
06/01Thieves crash car into Apple Store
Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to police in Temecula, Calif.
06/01The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2
The onslaught of iPhone 5 case announcements continues. Which means that this week, we’ve got a second dose of our weekly roundup of the latest and greatest protective accessories. And if you're not quite ready to upgrade, we've also got some new cases for your your trusty iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.
06/01Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs
When Apple speaks, everyone else blabs about it. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter and on blogs about the iPhone 5, iOS 6, EarPods, and more.
06/01Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter
More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call.
06/01Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch
The iPhone 5's big screen means developers need to rejigger their apps to optimize them once more. And iOS 6, due soon, offers a slew of new functionality. We talk to some big-name developers to find out their take on prepping for the two new upgrades.
06/01The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania
We're in a real 1980s mood in this week's roundup of iOS apps: Whether it's music, movies, or even collecting crazes, there are apps that'll make the old days new again for iPhone and iPad users.
06/01TechHive: What you need to know about LTE
The next version of Apple's iPhone hops on-board the Long-Term Evolution bandwagon. Over at TechHive, Glenn Fleishman gives an overview of this young technology that's still full of growing pains.
06/01What you need to know about the iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-Fi
The iPhone 5 is Apple's first mobile device to support Wi-Fi connections on the 5GHz band. Here's what it means for you.
06/01iPhone trade-in prices start to slip after iPhone 5 unveiling
Used iPhone values dropped as much as 8 percent at several trade-in firms after Apple announced the new iPhone 5 and cut prices for two older models this week.
06/01TechHive: iPhone 5 preorders begin; ship dates slip to two weeks
Apple and U.S. carriers began accepting iPhone 5 preorders early Friday morning. By 8 a.m. ET, shipping estimates had already slipped to two weeks.
06/19Apple Awarded $30 Million iPad Deal From LA Unified School District
CUPERTINO, California?June 19, 2013?Apple® today announced it received the Los Angeles School Board of Education’s approval to begin a massive roll out of iPad® to its students across the school district starting this fall. ...
06/19HBO GO & WatchESPN Come to Apple TV
CUPERTINO, California—June 19, 2013—Apple® today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV® joining the great lineup of programming offered to customers. ...
06/11iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million
CUPERTINO, California—September 24, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. ...
06/10Apple Unveils iOS 7
SAN FRANCISCO?June 10, 2013?Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. ...
06/04iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours
CUPERTINO, California—September 17, 2012—Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. ...
05/30Apple Unveils New iTunes
SAN FRANCISCO—September 12, 2012—Apple® today announced the new iTunes® for Mac® and PC featuring a completely redesigned player, seamless integration with iCloud®, and a stunning new look for the world’s most popular online music, apps, TV and movie stores. ...
05/30Apple Introduces New iPod touch & iPod nano
SAN FRANCISCO—September 12, 2012—Apple® today introduced the new lineup of the world’s most popular music players including the incredible all-new iPod touch® and reinvented iPod nano®. ...
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09/25Audio-Technica Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
Special limited-edition anniversary products announced
06/18XLN Audio releases 'Electric Grand' for the Addictive Keys platform
XLN Audio has released the Electric Grand instrument for the Addictive Keys platform. This member of the Addictive Keys family combines three distinct characters in one instrument: The acoustic sound [Read More]
06/18Klanghelm releases "IVGI" free saturation and distortion plugin
Klanghelm has released IVGI, a new saturation and distortion plugin. IVGI is designed to deliver soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home on the master buss. It is intended to be equally capable [Read More]
06/18One Small Clue updates Poise Percussion Sampler to v188.8.131.52
One Small Clue has updated Poise Percussion Sampler to version 184.108.40.206. Changes: Bug Fixed: Sample points didn't update when automated via MIDI. Bug Fixed: AIF files weren't loading on 64-bit builds [Read More]
06/17CWITEC releases TX16Wx Software Sampler 2.2.0 for Win and Mac VST and
CWITEC has released version 2.2.0 of the TX16Wx Software Sampler for Windows and, for the first time, Mac OS X with 32/64-bit VSTi and AUi plug-ins. It also brings style sheet based skinning to the p [Read More]
06/17HoRNet releases 3XOver - DJ-Style EQ Plug-in for Mac and Win VST and AU
HoRNet has released 3XOver, a new plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X that is described as 'a very peculiar plugin since it's half a DJ eq, half a three band crossover with selectable slope and output fo [Read More]
06/17SKYLIFE announces SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X
SKYLIFE has announced the forthcoming release of the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X. For the first time, Mac users will be able to benefit from the professional sample converter Awave Studio [Read More]
06/17Rebel Technology announces "OWL Programmable Effects Pedal" with...
Rebel Technology has announced the OWL Programmable Effects Pedal, described as 'one pedal, potentially unlimited effects'. This is a multi-effects pedal with a difference - it is completely re-prog [Read More]
06/17Digital Sound Factory releases Steinway and Yamaha Grand Pianos for...
Digital Sound Factory has announced new Steinway and Yamaha Grand Pianos for the full version of Kontakt 5+. Steinway Grand Piano Steinway Pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch [Read More]
06/17Ample Sound releases Ample Guitar AAX version for Win and Mac (and...
Ample Sound has released Ample Guitar AAX version. The update covers AGM, AGT, AGP, AGF, AGG. AGM, AGT v1.1.1 changes: AAX version. New Installer on Mac and Win. New save/load Strummer preset UI. Fixe [Read More]
06/16sonicLAB updates Cosmosƒ Plugin to V1.1
sonicLAB has updated Cosmosƒ Plugin to V1.1. The Cosmosƒ update makes use of the ring modulation process on the micro and meso event layers independently by adding its powerful modulation capabiliti [Read More]
06/19Sunsine Audio Introduces Snowflake 2
64 New Presets for Arctic Keys.
06/19Nady Introduces the Handheld WLPA-35 Portable PA
Lightweight, easily portable, and ideal for numerous public address applications.
06/19V-Picks Releases the New EXTREME
Great for extended range guitars and bass.
06/18Magnetic Effects Introduces the Isotope Guitar Effects Pedal
The Isotope is designed to capture the classic lead tones of a 'fixed', or 'parked' wah but in a smaller, more convenient package.
06/18Cort Guitars Issues Limited Editions Featuring Artwork of Stephen...
Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of noted artist Stephen Jensen. The series includes the KX5 FR-TF and KX5-TF electric guitars and the NDX-TF acoustic guitar. Each model will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the exclusive artwork.
06/18On-Stage Stands GS7561 5-space rack stand NOW shipping
A hit at its Winter NAMM 2013 unveiling, the new GS7561 5-Space Guitar Rack is a cost effective way to display a combination of electric and acoustic instruments on stage, in the studio, or at home.
06/18iZotope Expands Trash 2 Offerings with New Classic Textures Pack
Classic Textures includes over 30 new impulses, from dark vinyl to classroom projectors to crackling fires and 70 new presets to coat your mixes in everything from 80's synth grit to warm wax to earthy, retro moods.
06/18Liquid Metal Guitars Announces The Silver Dollar Paisley Aluminum...
Shock and Awe! Silver Dollar Paisley Deep Etched Aluminum Guitar
06/17Steinberg Announces WaveLab 8
Steinberg announces WaveLab 8 audio editing and mastering software
06/17Lace® Releases New “Finger Burnerîô Humbucker pickups
Lace Music Products® formally releases another new edition of metal inspired humbuckers for 2013, the “Finger Burners”™. These new humbuckers for both neck and bridge position run the sonic gauntlet from metal, hard rock, classic rock and punk.
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05/15Victor bajada releases Electro Drum Kit v3.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: How to use Electro Drum Kit: Simple And Easy to use you have different drums to play with and they are all real sound you can record as well tap on the record button and you can start recording and you can playback the recorded sound file
05/14Elephantcandy releases LiveFX - DJ Effects Kit (Free Version) v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / DJ: Full Audiobus Integration LiveFX is a Dynamic Effects Processor for iPad. Any audio source can be processed; use either live sound input, the built-in track player that plays from your iTunes library or Audiobus to stream audio through LiveFX....
05/14New Rich Ltd releases Drum Mixer v1.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Rythme Mach. & Loops: Mixing drums is one of the most challenging aspects of music production. We created Drum Mixer for music lover who what the test sounds of drum beats to assist you in make music....
05/14Xiao Yixiang releases Pro Tuner v1.7
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Pro Tuner is 30% off right now! ### Featured on Apple's 'What's Hot' in US, Australia,Canada and many more stores.### Pro Tuner is a well-designed Chromatic Tuner on iPhone/iPad especially for Guitar and Bass players....
05/14Visions Encoded Inc. releases Christmas Star Piano v1.0.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: This piano app provides oodles of visual effects and even teaches 9 Christmas songs for kids to learn: ï Away In A Manger ï Angels We Have Heard On High! ï Silent Night ï Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem ï Oh Come All Ye Faithful! ï...
05/14YUJI HASEBE releases HarpSS v3.6
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Strings: HarpSS is a Grand Harp application that features 46 strings with approximately 7 octaves! To play a halftone, touch the small ball that appears in the upper middle of the string on behalf of using the pedal....
05/14Mutienliao Interactive dot TW releases Chimeras v1.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: Chimeras is an interactive sound app that allows people to create an interesting sound by shaking your iPhone. It's an interactive generative art work. When you open the app, you will see one colorful ball appeared in the screen. It's called a chimera cell....
05/14Loomer releases Sequent v1.3.11
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Plug-ins & effects: Step-sequenced multi-effect processor. (fix: Mac OS X) Cables between effect modules can now be removed using a single button mouse. (fix: Mac OS X) Fixed issue which could cause Sequent to be skipped by Kore or Maschine's plug-in scan....
05/14Blue Cat Audio releases Blue Cat's Protector v2.01
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Plug-ins & effects: Limiter. Bug fixes: Fixed AAX version not showing up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows. (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools. Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X....
05/14Blue Cat Audio releases Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi v2.01
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Plug-ins & effects: Multiple tracks real time spectrum analyzer. Improvements: Pushing all parameters to other instances does not push the stereo configuration anymore. Bug fixes: Fixed AAX version not showing up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows....