Every game console needs a killer racing title, something that delivers envelope-pushing graphics and freewheeling fun. For the PlayStation, it’s Gran Turismo. For the Xbox, it’s Forza Motorsport. And for the iPhone? Sadly, it’s not GTS World Racing. Although the game offers pretty graphics, perfect controls, and some nice touches, it’s far too repetitive. Plus, it has some gameplay issues that, pardon the pun, drive you crazy.
Lets face it, you have way more than 16GB of music at home. You've set up a Smart playlist to shuffle your songs, but when you got a hankering to listen to Minor Threat and the closest thing you got on your iPhone at the moment is Avril Lavigne. Well, it's a pain.
It’s not the value of the dollar; that graph is charting live audio.
SignalScope is a real-time signals analysis program that displays information about the structure of sound. Audio/video professionals, musicians, engineers, and scientists could use it to measure frequency, waveform, and other audio attributes, displaying that data in graphs on the iPhone.
If the Olympics has you dreaming of smashing records with split-second timing - only without all that unsightly sweating - those dreams can be achieved with your iPhone or iPod touch. Brain Challenge may look like it’s just a clone of Nintendo’s Brain Age or Big Brain Academy games (and, let’s face it, it is) but it’s still a good time in its own right.
This iPhone instrument group struggles with creative differences.
Apple’s GarageBand works as a program that doesn’t require musical skills, yet still lets you create some decent songs. Despite a valiant effort to do the same on a handheld platform, Band only occasionally hits the right notes.
Steve Reports that the iTunes App Store has generated $30 million in sales and 60 million downloads. I Am Rich is downloaded by eight, hopefully, rich folks and Ray suggests we create our own app for the upper middle class.
BeatMaker takes songwriters from start to finish, crafting sample-based music on an iPhone or iPod touch. Record and then edit patterns using drum hits and loops, then arrange, mix, and export songs. BeatMaker can even load your own audio samples through a Mac or PC utility. This is the app beat-lovers have been waiting for, but even beginners can find their way through this powerful tool.