iOS 4.2 now supports CoreMIDI. All your favorite music apps can be upgraded to work with MIDI devices and with GarageBand and Logic. Really, any app on the Mac that supports MIDI should be able work. All you need is the always magical iPad Camera Connection Kit and a MIDI to USB cable.
Oh the weather outside is delightful right now. From where we sit, there is a light dusting of snow with the promise of much more later today and tonight. Forget what science says about solstices and equinoxes, winter is here when the snow comes to stay. And since many of you are going to be cuddled up by the fire, why not cuddle up with Mac|Life and the week in review. We'll bring the marshmallows.
We all know that updating our iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to iOS 4.2 gets you cool new marquee features like AirPlay and AirPrint, but did you also know that it can help minimize congestion on your wireless network, which also improves your battery life?
At long last it arrived. Multitasking on the iPad showed up in iOS 4.2, and all we had to give up for it was the ease of the orientation lock button above the volume rocker. There were plenty more goodies too, and let's not forget other news about other Mac stuff, all of which was covered by the turkey (and tamale) stuffed gang at Mac|Life.
We were as excited as the rest of you to finally get our hands on iOS 4.2.1 Monday -- that is, until a simple update on our iPhone 4 went horribly awry and several restore attempts also failed. Before the fear washes over you, read on.
iOS device users gained access to some pretty awesome perks yesterday when iOS 4.2 became available for download. iPad owners were finally rewarded by Apple for their patience with AirPlay, Wireless Printing and of course, multitasking. If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed a few new perks as well. However, it would appear that Apple also threw in a whole bag of awesome that they've kept on the down low.
Apple has just updated Keynote and Numbers for iOS 4.2. This update to the mobile version of Apple's iWork suite of apps brings a few new features, in addition to printing support for iOS 4.2. A feature many iPad owners can appreciate.
Finally, the iPad and iPhone are on a level iOS field. Multitasking, folders, printing, all the big ticket items are there. We jumped right in to the latest iOS update and have emerged with a list of tips, tricks and features that'll help you get the most out of your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.