A quality keyboard is an important tool for the recording musician--whether you play piano or not. Oh sure, you can try to make do by plinking out melodies on GarageBand’s onscreen keyboard, but you’ll quickly hit a point where you’ll want the hands-on range and expression that only a real keyboard can provide. Samson would be happy to scratch that itch with the Carbon 49...but the product doesn’t seem entirely sure whose itches it wants to scratch.
It was the week of Comic-Con and the week when Steam broke the internet by causing a stampede with their annual Summer Sale, and most of all it was another week with Apple and all the fun stuff you can do with your iOS device and your Macs. And it just my be that crazy summer heat, but we even allowed that Apple could learn a thing or two from rival Microsoft. Yeah, it was that kind of week.
What kid doesn’t want to be the next Justin Bieber or Hannah Montana? An easy, fun tool for a solo act or a whole band, GarageBand for iOS will help your kids create actual songs, even if they skipped a piano lesson or two.
Last Thursday, Apple acquired Chomp, an app search engine that helps you find an app for both the iPhone and an Android phone. But now that Chomp is in Apple’s hands, Cupertino could very well completely redesign its App Store search and discovery process, helping users find their desired apps quickly, rather than getting mired in a growing sea of 550,000+ irrelevant results--a growing problem for smartphone users everywhere.
It was the week the iPad 2 ate every other tablet's lunch including some not even launched yet. Seriously, do they think the Xoom is so much better that people are going to shell out $300 more for it than 5 of the 6 iPad models out there? That either is going to have to be one heck of a tablet or one tall, tall glass of Apple Haterade. Join us on the flip as we once again drool, speculate, and inform, just in case ya were too dazzled and missed it.
Hey there, kiddies of all ages, how you like us now? It's the all new Mac|Life, but even though we've gone all pretty on you, we've kept the the same great content. You didn't think we'd scrapped the weekend round-up, didja? Absolutely not, and now it's settling in at home in our beautiful new digs and looking to kick back and give you the latest and the greatest.
Where we live, it snowed this weekend. Then while we were out at the mall, Christmas music started to play. Can it be that time already? Seriously? Does the march to the holidays start without our wanting it? Alas, 'tis so. At least you have Mac|Life to keep you warm and safe from little drummer boys.
Calling all Rush superfans! Apple has posted
two new GarageBand Arist Lessons from famed Rush guitarist Alex
Lifeson. The first song available is “Working Man," followed by “The
Spirit of Radio.” Each lesson costs $4.99 and is available in the
GarageBand Lesson Store.