No one can argue with the fact that this was a banner year for Apple product launches. According to The Wall Street Journal, our favorite Cupertino-based company was also a high roller where filing patents was concerned too. In 2010, Apple managed to win 563 patents. Still, considering the fact that they only won a paltry 289 the year before, and a measly 186 patents in 2008. Still, given that most of us haven't patented, well anything, we feel a golf clap is in order.
If you’ve been keeping up with the technological arms race of music video games, you’re probably aware that Rock Band 3, released this October, features a Pro mode that teaches players to actually play guitar or keyboards. A real, stringed electric guitar is forthcoming, but at the moment, Pro guitar mode can only be played with the Mustang – a plastic controller with strings only for strumming, and a neck littered with buttons.
We're going to show you how to use the Mustang plastic guitar with Garageband.
Regarding Ask in Feb/10 (“iSight to iMovie to Email,”
p81), it’s easier to record a video message with QuickTime Player. And
Photo Booth is even easier, especially for the grandmother who was
mentioned in the original question.