Cool Tricks Wireless MIDI Can Do Now, on Mac, iPad, and iPhone

I love wires. You might even say I dream of them. But it’s time to stop thinking of MIDI as being a wire. MIDI has always been transport independent; that is, it’s a protocol that can run over anything. Apple has been doing more than anyone lately to exploit that potential, building wireless MIDI capabilities … Continue reading Cool Tricks Wireless MIDI Can Do Now, on Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance

As your MacBook ages, your battery performance decreases — that’s just a fact of life. But if you correctly calibrate and maintain your battery, it’s possible to improve performance and put off replacing it for as long as possible. Calibrating Your MacBook Battery If you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, you should calibrate your lithium-ion battery … Continue reading Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance

iOS App AirWeb Brings Proper Web Browsing to Apple TV

The Apple TV plays a range of media, including Amazon Instant TV, YouTube, Netflix, HBO, ESPN, iTunes movies and TV shows, but Apple forgot to add a simple Internet web browser to the mix. Thanks to new iPhone and iPad app AirWeb ($1.99), you can now browse the web full screen as you do on your computer. AirWeb will … Continue reading iOS App AirWeb Brings Proper Web Browsing to Apple TV

How to Use CoreMIDI for Music Production on an iPad or iPhone

I’m currently obsessed with the idea that the iPad, and other iOS devices like the iPhone or iPod Touch, represent a serious step forward for music production on a budget. Software synthesizers, touch-friendly DAWs and drum samples from the summer of love are all vastly more affordable than the hardware they aim to replace, and … Continue reading How to Use CoreMIDI for Music Production on an iPad or iPhone

AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are no longer toys when it comes to serious music production. No more will your ‘crippled’ iOS devices be restricted to GarageBand when it comes to laying down a rough mix, and GarageBand itself is no longer the fluffy, family-friendly workstation it once was after a recent update which … Continue reading AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived

Use iFunBox’s ‘Power Saving Mode’ to prevent select apps from running in the background

Want to take a load off your iOS device’s CPU, battery life, and cellular bandwidth by preventing certain apps from running in the background? Sure, you could install a tweak like WeeCloseApps, but it doesn’t set automatic profiles for app behavior, and it doesn’t work on non-jailbroken devices. Luckily, there’s a powerful iOS file browser … Continue reading Use iFunBox’s ‘Power Saving Mode’ to prevent select apps from running in the background