While there are recording apps for iOS from GarageBand on up, Auria is the very first app to call itself a pro-level Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and even within the memory and processor limitations of the latest iPad, we’re stunned by what we see – and hear. Auria delivers up to 48 tracks of audio processing power (no MIDI) on the new iPad and iPad 2 (and 24 tracks on an original iPad), with up to 96K audio recording quality, which is an amazing technical feat.
It's not quite as earth-shattering as a $1 billion dollar court decision in its favor, but Apple yesterday announced a couple of important promotions to its executive management team. Craig Federighi, vice president of Mac software engineering, and Dan Riccio, vice president of hardware engineering, were each given a bump to senior status, which instantly anoints them as members of Apple's coveted executive management team.
It's always a rare treat when I stumble upon a portable game that delivers a console quality experience I can take with me on-the-go. Unassuming name aside, Horn is a stunning feat of techno-wizardry and easily one of the most impressive iOS games of 2012. Created by Phosphor Games, the same studio responsible for the eerie Dark Meadow, this absorbing iOS action adventure looks and feels like it would be right at home in your living room.
We're only weeks away from an alleged September 12 event where the iPhone 5 may finally see the limelight. But as that assertion grows more and more likely, the Apple rumor mill is heating up in regards to a new, smaller iPad. According to a couple new reports, not only is the dwarfed tablet named "iPad Mini," but the device will receive its own reveal event in October.
The rumor mill is surely heating up but we take everything with a grain of salt around here. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. But where Apple is in the news there's always going to be sparks. Here's ten stories that we found hot on the site this week.
Typically we have a super bumper crop of deals and price cuts to highlight, but it seems that late summer doldrums are plaguing our favorite sources of chopped tags. Could it be the tech and accessory industry holding their breath for some kind of announcement pending? Nah, couldn't be. We've still got some honey sweet deals inside, so let's see what we can do for you.
The iPad certainly does a first-rate job at organizing our photos, videos, and music, but it struggles when it comes to keeping our thoughts in order. Apple's Notes and Reminders tandem works in a pinch -- and there are more than a few top-notch notebook replacements in the App Store -- but serious brainstormers need more than just a place to jot down their ideas. Projectbook: Notes and To-Dos just might be that place. While it won't win any design awards, its understated interface puts the emphasis squarely where it belongs: your work.
The iCade began life as an April Fool’s joke, but the real-life miniature arcade cabinet that followed proved anything but a gag, delivering a Bluetooth controller that blended function with ample nostalgia. Following the original unit’s success, ION Audio is back with a pair of new control options for iOS devices.
Whether by good old-fashioned breakout or tunneling out unseen, an escape is an essential part of any good prison tale. In the case of Adult Swim’s Super Mole Escape, it’s the main event. Choosing from a number of unlockable mole convicts with varying speed, strength and stamina, Super Mole Escape is an arcade-style endless runner fashioned downward, using simple touch or tilt controls to direct your detainee’s path as they descend deep into the earth.
For most of us, summer is sadly winding down, but for college bound folks eager to get back into a groove with their school pals, excitement is setting in for a new semester on the horizon. Whether you're heading back to college or diving in for the first time, adding an iPad to your arsenal of must-have items can give you a big boost in both the fun and learning departments. From scoping out the best local watering holes for grabbing a brew with classmates to hitting the books full throttle, we've got some apps you need to try.