Apple Releases ‘Music Memos’ for Quickly Capturing Song Ideas on iOS

1:07 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · iPad

Apple's Music Memos Screenshot

Apple released an iOS app called Music Memos on Wednesday. It allows you to record song ideas, hear those ideas played with auto-generated bass and/or drum accompaniment, view the chords, and add lyrics. Artists can then share them via Apple Music Connect or import them directly into GarageBand or Logic Pro X for further development.

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Bryan Chaffin thinks this app is just what the doctor ordered.

iOS 9.3: How to Enable Night Shift Mode

3:58 PM, Jan. 15th, 2016 · · iPad

How to enable and use iOS 9.3's Night Shift mode

The iOS 9.3 public beta is out and it includes a cool new feature called Night Shift. No, it isn't an evening job; instead, it's an option to cut down on our iOS device's blue light cast at night to help reduce the impact screen viewing has on our circadian rhythm.

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Public Beta

9:26 AM, Jan. 15th, 2016 · · iPad

iOS 9.3 made the jump to public beta

Developers got their hands on iOS 9.3 a couple days ago, and now public beta participants can do the same. The update (build 13E5181f) includes several new features such as Night Shift, and multi-user support for iPads in schools.

iSafe Drive Lite for iOS Devices (32GB): $69

4:39 PM, Dec. 29th, 2015 · · iPad

iSafe Drive Lite

Check out the iSafe Drive Lite, a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.

Astropad Beefs Up Apple Pencil Support

5:24 PM, Dec. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

Astropad improves Apple Pencil Support

Astro HQ updated its Astropad app on Monday with improved support for the iPad Pro's Apple Pencil. Astropad lets you use your iPad like a pressure sensitive graphics tablet for your Mac.

ParcSlope Sets MacBook or iPad Pro at Pleasing 18 Degree Angle

4:15 PM, Dec. 17th, 2015 · · iPad

ParcSlope from Twelve South

When resting an iPad Pro or MacBook/Air/Pro on a desk, having it inclined at a comfortable angle is desirable for many users. The ParcSlope from Twelve South is a beautifully made steel stand that achieves this. It's especially useful for drawing with an iPad Pro.  John Martellaro takes a closer look.