Guitar amplifiers have been going through an identity crisis lately. For years, one amp with a good sound was all fine and dandy, but then digital technology figured out how to capture and cram the sounds of many amps into one program--and who doesn’t like choice? Now the realm of digital amp emulation comes to Apple’s handhelds with AmpliTube, aided and abetted by the iRig adapter, and the results are rocktacular.
We’ll admit it. We’re still having a hard time typing on the iPad--in particular, serious work in Pages, Bento, or other productivity apps cries out for a hardware keyboard. While we quickly adjusted to thumb-typing on the iPhone, iPad is a horse of a different color. In portrait mode, the keys are a little too spaced out to comfortably type with two fingers--and in landscape, forget it! Meanwhile, our traditional 10-finger typing is hampered by the lack of tactile feedback and having to hover over the virtual keyboard. Luckily, the iPad supports Bluetooth keyboards out of the box, so we rounded up the most interesting options to test as companions to our iPad.
Adobe has announced that it is launching a new Digital Publishing Platform that will combine the mechanics and user interface of InDesign CS5 with other tools that will aid publishers in making their print content iPad friendly.
The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Whether you're traveling this year, or staying close to home, there are iPad and iPhone apps that'll make the weekend easier to manage. Because three-day weekends are the greatest invention ever, we present you with a list of applications that can help you make Memorial Day more enjoyable.
What's in a map? It tells you where you're going, where you need to go, and what's up ahead. Fortunately, Macs, Apple iDevices and maps go hand-in-hand. So, we went out in search of three totally free and very utilitarian map apps for your computers, your iPad and your iPhone, so you'll have a map on you wherever you go.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be an iPad DJ, it might be best to start with the right apps. We met up with the world's first iPad DJ, Rana Sobhany, to find out what apps it takes to make the kind of electronica, drum and bass, and dub step dance beats she churns out with her favorite iDevice. Check out the video after the cut as she demoes four of her favorite music-making apps that she uses in her own live shows, and then head on over to the App Store to start creating your own tunes.