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Tuesday January 31, 2023
20:1514-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Buy now or wait?
While the MacBook Air is tremendously popular, some users need a little bit more. More performance, a bigger battery, more ports, a larger screen…if you need more, you need a 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro. Before you spend all that money on something you hope to keep and use for years, it’s worth asking if this is a good time to buy. ...   Mac Central
12:20How to recover a forgotten Mac password
Apple’s macOS is a secure operating system, and at the heart of its security is your password: you will need your password whenever you install new software or make changes to macOS via System Preferences (as of Ventura called System Settings); you’ll need it when logging in to you Mac (even if you log into your Mac with an Apple Watch, or using Touch ID you’ll ...   Mac Central
11:15Apple Watch Series 9: Everything we expect and hope to see in 2023
The Apple Watch has been a huge success for the company, pretty much tying up the wearables sector at the first attempt. With 2023 underway, we’re looking forward to seeing what Apple will do with the next generation of its digital timepiece. ...   Mac Central
10:49NLRB: Apple’s vow to punish leakers violates workers’ rights
The National Labor Relations Board continues to take issue with multiple aspects of Apple’s conduct, with the board Monday saying it had determined that the company’s policies and actions, including an email sent by CEO Tim Cook about leaks, may interfere with employees’ rights. ...   Mac Central
10:30The folding iPad will be the Apple Watch Ultra of tablets
You’ve gotta stay alert in this game because sometimes an Apple rumor will just come flying at you out of left field. Case in point: this week’s rumor of a folding iPad coming in 2024. ...   Mac Central
09:20How to connect two or more external displays to Apple Silicon M1 or M2 ...
Apple’s range of MacBooks that use the company’s own Silicon M1 or M2 processors cannot natively connect more than one external monitor, which is a massive limitation on the previous Intel-based generation of Mac laptops that could run two displays when connected to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 docking station or hub. ...   Mac Central
Monday January 30, 2023
18:47Ex-employee claims Facebook apps can purposefully drain your iPhone...
If you’ve ever noticed your battery draining abnormally fast while using the Facebook or Messenger app on your iPhone, it might not be a coincidence. According to a former Meta data scientist, the company has the ability to secretly drain users’ Android and iPhone batteries as part of its internal app testing. ...   Mac Central
16:16Well-respected analyst is ‘positive’ Apple is launching a folding iPad ...
Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports on Twitter that Apple will launch an “all-new design foldable iPad” next year with “a carbon fiber kickstand.” According to his supply chain sources, Kuo says he is “positive” about the launch of the next-gen tablet, a rare proclamation from the analyst who usually errs on the side of caution. ...   Mac Central
16:07M2 Pro MacBook Pro teardown reveals few changes but some interesting...
iFixit has posted its traditional writeup and video of its teardown of the 14-inch M2 Pro MacBook Pro, and for the most part, the inside of the new laptop is similar to that of the M1 Pro MacBook Pro. However, there are a few notable changes that iFixit concludes are a result of the supply chain challenges that have plagued the industry due to the ongoing pandemic and other issues. ...   Mac Central
15:49iPad Pro: Buy now or wait?
The iPad Pros are for people who want the fastest and most powerful Apple tablets available. It’s been more than a year since the iPad Pros were upgraded to an M1 processor in April of 2021, and they just got a big boost to the M2. ...   Mac Central
14:06Highly accurate analyst is ‘positive’ Apple is launching a folding...
Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports on Twitter that Apple will launch an “all-new design foldable iPad” next year with “a carbon fiber kickstand. ...   Mac Central
13:26HomePod vs HomePod mini: Small size or big sound?
At a Glance Our VerdictIt really comes down to your audio quality demands and budget. The 2nd gen HomePod is a higher-end speaker that delivers incredibly pleasing sounds. But, for around a third of the price, you can get the HomePod mini which provides audio that is good enough for most occasions. ...   Mac Central
11:54Apple raises App Store price tiers for UK customers
iPhone and iPad owners in the U.K. face another price rise this winter, with the news that Apple is about to bump up the price tiers on its App Store. In some cases apps may become as much as 20 percent more expensive. Starting on February 13, the price tiers set in August 2021 (pdf) will be replaced. Whereas the previous standard tiers began at 89p and topped out at £899. ...   Mac Central
11:15Everyone is going to want to buy an iPhone 15 Ultra this fall
We’re still about seven months away from the unveiling of the iPhone 15, and if the rumors are to be believed, everyone will be talking about one thing: the iPhone 15 Ultra. Like the Apple Watch Ultra, the iPhone 15 Ultra is rumored to have the best of everything Apple has to offer in an iPhone. As an iPhone Pro Max replacement, it’ll have a 6. ...   Mac Central
10:30If you’re relying on Apple to get work done, you’re better off going...
During last year’s WWDC keynote, Apple spent a surprising amount of time talking up a set of features focused on the idea of collaboration. The company attempted to tie together a few disparate ideas, such as working together on documents in apps like Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with pre-existing communication features in Messages and FaceTime. ...   Mac Central
08:16Apple Back to School sale: Apple is giving away AirPods in the...
Apple holds a Back to School promotion (now known as the Higher Education Offer to avoid confusion) every year and offers an incentive with purchases of qualifying Apple products. Apple had, for a long time, given away a pair of AirPods with qualifying sales, but in the summer of 2022 Apple didn’t give away AirPods to students. ...   Mac Central
08:00How to show missing email in your iPhone and iPad inbox
You look at your inbox on your iPhone and iPad and find it empty. You know you had messages! They’re not in your Trash or Junk folders. Where did they go? Focus on the lower-left corner of the Mail app’s view, and you’ll see a blue circle with three lines, from largest to smallest, top to bottom. ...   Mac Central
Sunday January 29, 2023
03:36Siri may soon be able to fill your room with animals and birds
As Apple’s AR headset inches closer to release, the leaks are becoming a full-on stream. After a sprawling report describing the device itself, a new rumor describes a unique system for creating apps—even if you can’t write a single line of code. ...   Mac Central
Saturday January 28, 2023
19:49M2 Pro vs M2 Max: Small differences have a big impact on your workflow ...
With the release of the 2023 MacBook Pro and the 2023 Mac mini, the shape of the second generation of Apple silicon on Mac has been revealed. It is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a replay of the first generation: Apple has segmented its chips into a few different varieties. ...   Mac Central
14:09When did Apple rumors stop being fun?
Welcome to our weekend Apple Breakfast column, which includes all of the Apple news you missed this week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. ...   Mac Central
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Tuesday January 31, 2023
13:50The Very Loud Indeed Co. releases Mobilis III: Hybrid Scoring...
The Very Loud Indeed Co. has announced the release of Mobilis III: Hybrid Scoring Percussion, their new instrument for Native Instruments' Kontakt 6.7 sampler. They say:... Read More   KVR Audio
12:26Sound Radix updates their free talkback automator MuteØmatic to v1.0.4
Sound Radix has updated their free talkback automator plugin MuteØmatic to version 1.0.4, adding AAX recording detection in Pro Tools (2021.10 or later) and native AAX Apple silicon support.... Read More   KVR Audio
12:10Sample Logic releases "Key Fury" for Kontakt
Sample Logic has announced the release of Key Fury - a refreshing world of keyboards and pianos. Here's what they say: The dramatic saga continues with a world of multi-sampled... Read More   KVR Audio
08:31SKnote announces TCH (Total CHannel) - Lightweight Channel Tool (Mac...
SKnote has announced the availability of TCH (Total CHannel), a simple yet powerful set of tools for mixing, in a plugin. SKnote describes it as a modern concept (no emulation)... Read More   KVR Audio
08:27ElephantDSP updates free Room Reverb to v1.0. ...
ElephantDSP has released version 1.0.0 of the free Room Reverb plugin for macOS, Windows, Linux, and now, iOS. The latest release adds a parameter lock feature to retain individual... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday January 30, 2023
09:40Fanan Team updates Quentin Polyrhythmic Synth to v1.01
Fanan team has updated Quentin, the free polyrhythmic synth plugin for Windows, to v1.01. Changes: Fixed arp random button. Fixed preset manager numbering glitch on preset... Read More   KVR Audio
Saturday January 28, 2023
11:26accSone releases crusher-X 10 - major upgrade
accSone has announced the release crusher-X 10. They say: This major upgrade comes with several new features like the Glitcher-X Mode that can 'glue'... Read More   KVR Audio
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Sunday January 29, 2023
21:29ZOOM Corporation releases HandyRecorder v4.1.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Audio Editing: The HandyRecorder app allows you to record high-quality audio with your iOS device. Use it with a ZOOM iQ?series mic, which are designed to capture audio of the best quality with iOS devices, and record using the high-fidelity linear PCM and space-saving AAC...   440Software
03:15Andreas Schweiger releases DrumSetlist Manager HD v2.9.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / ToolBox: DrumSetlist Manager is an advanced setlist manager for musicians who have to play a setlist of songs in a row and possibly also in several bands / ensembles. The main advantage is the storage of songs / presets which then can be added in chains / setlists to...   440Software
Saturday January 28, 2023
21:20Panaiotis Panaiotis releases Bandojo v2.2.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: Music. No experience required.â„¢ Bandojo for iPhone and iPad…a musical instrument you can learn to play just by exploring. Co-create beautiful music along with Bandojo’s inspiring accompaniments. Choose a texture…stimulate your creativity with exotic...   440Software
09:14Secret Base Design releases FCBFF v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: FCBFF is your Foot Controller's Best Friend Forever! The FCB1010 from Behringer is a popular MIDI foot controller, but it can be difficult to program. FCBFF makes programming quick and easy; you can test out a configuration using the built-in emulation from...   440Software
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