We think the date sounds about right – after all, the company should be almost set to ship iPad in all its major international markets by then, assuming it gets to sort out its display production problems.
So, here’s the situation: Seems Apple’s hired the Yerba Buena Center for Arts for June 22, which is (you guessed it) a Tuesday, generating instant optimistic expectation the new model iPhone will be introduced on that day. Plus the date coincides with everybody’s expected dates for WWDC 2010. Continue reading →
We think it’s incredibly inconvenient that the world’s most popular online music store, iTunes, files music in super-complex places on your computer in such a way that it’s really far too complicated to move libraries to other computers, so we’re hoping the newly-introduced SuperSync 3.0 iTunes music library synchronization software will help.
We all know computers and hard drives eventually fail, and most of us like to upgrade our computers now and then. When we do, it’s hard to transfer your music library while retaining all your playlists, play counts and other information.
This week sees the launch of PureSolo.com, a unique website service for the musically-minded that lets you play along to a variety of music tracks.
PureSolo.com is a website and free downloadable software (for Mac and Windows) that enables musicians to play along to any of 10,000 well-known music tracks, and also lets musicians record and share the music.
Juicy Development’s Talk Radio 1.0 ($1.99) uses location-aware searching to find local talk shows, while only for the US right now the international database is growing and it seems likely a future software update will make the application useful in additional countries.
We’re not all about iPhone applications here, promise – they’re just becoming ever more interesting, we think, but this one’s been attracting so much attention, Four Track for iPhone – a multitrack audio recorder for the iPhone and iPod touch.
FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, guitar players, piano players and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone. “Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, and repeat,” the developers say.
The app works with the iPhone built-in microphone, a headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones. WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer with a browser. Tracks can then be loaded into any recording software (DAW) to continue working on songs.
iPhone users with a Sonos media player system gained an unusual treat this week with the release of an updated version of Zones, a remote control for Sonos systems that works on an iPhone.
Available as an application from the App Store, Zones uses the open standard UPnP protocol over your own WiFi network to let you browse your music, queue up songs, artists and albums, and to play, pause, adjust volume, and change tracks no matter how many zones you have. Continue reading →
TuneUp Media has introduced international version of TuneUp for iTunes in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
TuneUp software will automatically repair mislabeled song information, find missing cover art, receive upcoming concert alerts, and can also seek out music videos, all integrated with iTunes’ familiar interface.
“With more than 60,000 downloads of TuneUp from 120 different countries since our launch in July, it’s clear that people worldwide want TuneUp”, said Gabriel Adiv, the CEO and founder of TuneUp.