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

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Bitwig Studio for Mac

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated music-related software of the past few years is Bitwig Studio, a full-featured DAW (digital audio workstation) designed by former employees of Ableton, the company that made the popular program Ableton Live. It bears more than a passing resemblance to that application, with a slew of additional enhancements and unique features … Continue reading Bitwig Studio for Mac

Setting Up And Configuring Your New Mac Checklist

Mac OS X comes with the 'Migration Assistant' that helps you migrate your previously customized settings and configurations from your Mac to your new one. It sounds like a good idea but if you want to avoid inheriting legacy files and some of the old problems that come with, you might want to start afresh. … Continue reading Setting Up And Configuring Your New Mac Checklist

CCleaner Now Released For The Mac

No matter how intuitive and reportedly “trouble free” Macs are to run, believe me, several months after you add hundreds of files, applications, and download thousands of webpages, your shiny new iMac or MacBook Air is going to run slower than when you first booted it out the box. That’s because like any computer, digital … Continue reading CCleaner Now Released For The Mac

How To Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

Even if you think you’ve maxed out the usefulness of your iPad there’s still opportunities to squeeze even more utility out of it. Read on as we show you how to use your iPad as a supplementary monitor for your PC or Mac. The iPad is an enormously useful little tablet computer but when you’re … Continue reading How To Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac