We've got a little something for everyone to close out the week in style! Could Christian Bale go from Batman to Steve Jobs? Will Office for iPad finally make its debut next week? Will Google succeed with its new Android Wear initiative? No, silly, we've already covered all of those this week, so read on for a dose of more fresh news...
Cosmetically, GarageBand 2.0 doesn’t look very different than the previous version, though there are some slight visual tweaks to bring the overall aesthetic in line with the rest of the flattened-down look of iOS 7. Perhaps the single most important functional change is that you can now create compositions with up to 16 tracks on all supported devices running with pre-A7 processors – double the amount allowed before – and up to 32 tracks on the newest A7-equipped iPhones and iPads.
When is free not exactly “free”? Apparently, Apple’s iWork and iLife apps fall into this category, given that they come with one big “gotcha”: You’ll need to purchase a new Mac or iOS device to get them free, and you'll only receive the apps for that given platform. But it seems Cupertino may have left a loophole for at least three of those apps on the Mac, and our Wednesday recap explains how it works.
We don't claim to know for sure what Apple will unveil at its media event in San Francisco tomorrow, but judging from update text and icons on the company's iLife and iWork for iOS web pages, those skeuomorphic icons will soon be a thing of the past.
It only took a day, but Apple's iOS 6.1.3 release on Tuesday is already embroiled in drama, once again centered around a lock screen bug that could potentially allow intruders to circumvent the built-in security method. But hey, Apple also managed to delight mobile music lovers by incorporating Audiobus support into GarageBand on Wednesday, so that's got to count for something… right?
Made a movie on your Mac? Aching to get it seen by your friends and family? There a a few ways to get your film out there and seen by the masses, including publishing it to various video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo, or compressing it to share on social networking sites like Facebook. Read on to find out how.
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
Once you’ve played out the instruments and effects built into Apple’s GarageBand software, you’re be delighted to know that you’ve got lots of other sonic options that can easily be added to your Mac, and many of them won’t even cost you a dime. Read on to find out what cool new sounds you can add to your band without breaking (or even entering) the bank.
Hopefully by now you have a solid grasp of Smart Instruments, and if you don't fret not! We've got instructions for that, too. But if you do and are aching to get your own song out to the masses (or just send it around to your family and friends), read on and we'll show you everything you need to know about making sweet, sweet music with your iPad.
While seasoned musicians will take to GarageBand like the proverbial duck to water, what about the rest of us? People who can’t play an instrument might be left thinking the app isn’t for them, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Apple has created something called Smart Instruments that allow anybody to play like a pro, even if they have no musical knowledge whatsoever. GarageBand for iPad ($4.99) includes Smart Instruments for guitars, strings, keyboards, bass, and drum--everything you need to make beautiful music.