According to both noted developer Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac, both of whom are known for spelunking through iOS and macOS betas for all kinds of goodies, iTunes is about to get busted up. Considering the mass market success of the iPod went hand-in-hand with the arrival of iTunes, this is pretty big news.
I have to say, Iâ€™m really enjoying Apple Music this second time around. I find its UI much faster to use overall. What used to feel like navigating a labyrinth of music now just feels like managing a library of music â€” which is as it should be.
Iâ€™ve been using Apple Music for the past month or two, and I think Iâ€™ll stick with the service for the foreseeable future. One of the major reasons I liked Spotify so much was that it made it fun and easy to discover new music, but now that Apple Music shows related music under each song, I find myself adding several tracks per week to my library. Iâ€™ve also set both my iPhone and iPad to automatically download any new songs added to my library, so it really does feel seamless when I get home. I can put down the iPhone and start playing those new tracks from the iPad, without even having to stream anything (since the songs were already downloaded to the device in the background).
From the category of “Yet Another iPad Music Accessory” come 2 items from the labs of Griffin Technology, makers of iPhone, iPod, iPad and other device accessories since 1992.
Griffin Technology now presents StompBox for iPad and Mic Stand for iPad. StompBox is a professional-quality pedalboard for the iPad. It allows musicians to use it as a portable, programmable effects board and practice rig while recreating the experience of an actual pedalboard. Plug it into the iPad, connect to iShred LIVE (free app from Griffin with 12 electric guitar effects) and get ready to rock n roll!! It is priced at $99.99 and is “coming soon” (expect it in the first quarter of 2011). For details, visit: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/stompbox Continue reading
GrooveMaker® -the mobile loop remixing app by IK Multimedia- has just been released for the iPad, following up on the version for iPhone and iPod touch available since last year. Continue reading