The second GarageBand was released for iPad, I scooped it up like ice cream at an ice cream scooping competition. I dropped all work-related responsibilities and decided to write a jam, maybe something that would finally get J-beebz or Yeezy to notice me. This is my story.
It's a fact: as your iTunes collection gets bigger, the amount of free space on your drive gets smaller. Sure, you could stuff your computer's internal drive to the gills with as much media as you can jam in there, but as Macs require a reasonable chunk of drive real estate to keep on puttering along in a trouble-free fashion, we'd advise against this storage strategy. What to do? You could buy a larger internal drive for a little more breathing room. You could bite a bullet and delete a few thousand files from your enormous collection of music, movies and television shows, but that's a pretty extreme fix. If neither of these solutions appeal to you, how about transferring part of your iTunes library to a spare external drive that you've got laying around? Yeah, that's the ticket! Here's how to do it.
Increasingly popular and super-awesome social music streaming service Rdio announced today the release of their newly updated Mac app, hot on the heels of a revamped iPhone app. The app is free to download, though you need to have a paid subscription to Rdio to take proper advantage of it.
Apple, along with a number of other digital music retailers, are reportedly working with music labels to offer higher quality music recordings for sale, according to executives involved in the process.
So maybe you love Mac OS X, but for whatever reason you can’t bring yourself to buy an iPhone and instead have chosen a Windows Phone 7 device. Now, you can merge those two worlds in one unlikely place: the Mac App Store.
With Sony still licking the wounds of their recent rejection of their Reader app from Apple's iTunes App Store, it's understandable why feelings might be a little raw between the the two companies. If a report from Australian publication The Age is correct, relations between the two tech giants may stand to get a whole lot worse in the months to come.
Yes, that's right, other than the five minutes of novelty and the hours of torture for everyone around you that an iOS application like Cat Piano can provide, it seems that one can also turn it towards loftier pursuits... like riffing on Katy Perry. In what could easily be the best video you see all day, an intrepid YouTube user has managed to pull together a very respectable cover of Perry's "Teenage Dream," playing every part of the song on his iPad.
It used to be that being asked to bring some tunes to your buddy's New Years Eve party meant sticking a few CDs and cassettes into a bag before heading out the door. Nowadays, with so many people turning to the internet to download their music, you might consider burning a few discs to take to the party with you (lame), or even bringing along an iPod or iPad loaded up with your whole collection. While both will get the job done, neither are perfect solutions. For starters, Burning CDs means having to keep blank physical discs on hand, and unless you plan on bringing a car load of discs, the selection of music you'll be able to bring with you is going to be pretty limited. As for bringing an iOS device to a party? Well, we'd like to take this time to remind you that Apple's warranty programs don't cover liquid damages. Fortunately, there's a quick, easy--and most importantly, free--method for bringing a good chunk of your iTunes library with you. It involves our good friends at Dropbox, and just a few minutes of your time.
Have you ever been frustrated while trying to buy new music, feeling that a 30-second song sample just wasn’t long enough to want to make you click “Buy”? Apparently Apple agrees, and at long last they’ve started rolling out 90-second song previews in iTunes.
Admit it: You’re an iPhone owner and closet ABBA fan. Now those two great tastes have come together in one place with the release of ABBA Singbox, the first official ABBA app which lets you belt out “Dancing Queen” and share it with the world.