To help get free back to its rightful place of, well free, we've
compiled a list of apps and services that are indeed free and won't
require you to sit through a pitch about how great it is to be a foster
parent to a monkey. We do want to note that some of these items are
services ors ystem preferences. But hey, they're free, so stop
complaining and enjoy.
In the pantheon of music-creation software, Live has always presented
an original and truly innovative approach to making music in the studio
and onstage. In this latest release, Ableton has delivered a very
strong balance of new features and interface tweaks, which will
definitely please existing Ableton fans and likely turn the heads of
folks more accustomed to using audio software like Apple’s Logic and
Digidesign’s Pro Tools.
We’re amazed how many iPod speaker docks these days still won’t play
nicely with the iPhone--it’s been two-and-a-half years, people! Which
is one of the reasons we’re so excited about iHome’s iP1. Besides being
iPhone-friendly, it also looks great, a piece we wouldn’t mind having
in our living room. The sound is a step up as well, which is fitting
since the iP1 is the first in iHome’s new Studio Series line. And
here’s the kicker--the iP1 features some high-tech circuitry that makes
it rock even harder at the touch of a button: the Bongiovi button (more
on that in a bit).
Adobe announced that Flash Professional CS5 will allow developers to create native iPhone apps and we discuss the pros and cons of the announcement and ready ourselves for the upcoming swarm of Flash games converted to iPhone games in the App Store.
A Google ad sets the rumor world ablaze with speculation. Macs gain a few percentage points in the American home and we invite you to join our DonorsChoose '09 Challenge.
Controlling a Mac is typically accomplished by sitting by the computer,
mouse and keyboard in hand. But what if you want to access your Mac
from another part of the house? Maybe you need to check on the progress
of an encode without having to walk into your home office. Or you’d
like to help your child understand how to work an application down in
the playroom without leaving the study. Or you’ve just broken your leg
and you wish you didn’t have to move from the sofa to control the Mac
you’ve turned into a media center.