Thanks for the heads-up, Archimedes. I've got plenty of music apps to play with and I've barely scratched the surface so far. I'll try to spend more time playing with them. I know... It's a rough job, but someone's got to do it.
A-thought: Sorry for the misunderstanding. I only asked about the troll thing because, well, this _is_ The Mac Observer and we don't cover much Windows stuff around here. Ergo, it sounded troll-like (which is why I asked it as a question rather than stating it outright). In any event, sorry about that. `
A-thought: I beg to differ. What can your $79 monitor do in addition to being a crappy monitor? I didn't get an iPad to use as an external display... but when it's not being used for other stuff, why not? As for the Surface, I've never tried one and have no interest (mostly 'cause it runs my least-favorite OS). One last thing: You're not a troll, are you?
I'm not an artist but I did stick the iPad Pro into the hands of several people who are far more proficient with art and we all agreed it's the most usable and realistic-feeling stylus-on-a-screen system we've used. I'll talk about art a little bit in next week's column, but I think you're right - a full reveiw from an artist would be a whole different story.
geoduck: Excellent question and one I never even thought of trying (since I usually listen to music on my iPhone or Mac, not my iPad). So... I'm trying it now and it works. (For what it's worth, I'm listening to Big Brother & The Holding Company's Piece of My Heart, which is coming out of the iPad Pro acting as an external display for my MacBook Pro.) Duet Display is the first one of these things that works well enough that I keep the iPad connected as a monitor whenever it's not being used elsewhere.
RonMacGuy: First, the mic and speaker are on the side opposite the crown, which is why wearing it with the crown on the "opposite" side works for me. Wearing it reversed (with the buckle on the top) might be ok, but I would be concerned about the sensors, which monitor stuff in your wrist veins (I think). If you do it, you should try facing the crown both ways and see which one sounds/feels best. I hope that helps.
txaggie90: It's the same snarky host, now featuring new corny jokes.
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone. For anyone who wants to try a different way of syncing, check out iMazing (www.imazing.com). You can try it for free and save 20% (off the $34.95 list price) with the Mac Geek Gab coupon code (MGG) when you buy it.
By the way, that's exactly what I mean when I said iTunes is confusing... When users can't find a super-useful feature like History, something is very wrong with the app's design.
Buck: Glad you asked. It's hidden under the Up Next icon (which looks like an outliner icon), and then you'll find it hidden under the little clock icon. You can see both the outliner and clock icons near the top of the final figure in the story.