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Briefly: Zoom's iQ5 mic for iPhone and iPad, DevonTechnologies update

updated 10:10 pm EST, Thu January 23, 2014

Lightning-connected audio recording accessory for iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch

Audio accessory maker Zoom has launched its iQ5 microphone for iOS devices this week, offering the ability to capture high-quality audio in 90- or 120-degree fields, adjustable by a switch on the device. Including two microphone elements in a mid-size configuration,the iQ5 records 16-bit/44.1kHz audio with an analog-type mic gain wheel. Fitted with a Lightning connector, the microphone has three auto-gain levels, built-in timing, automatic recording, and a dedicated headphone jack to avoid any latency in monitoring.

The iQ5 accessory can work in conjunction with Zoom's own HandyRecorder app, but is also compatible with Apple's native Camera application, GarageBand and other apps that record sound. Requiring an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a Lightning connector and running iOS 6 or newer, the iQ5 retails for $100, in black and white models.

Maintenance update for DevonThink and DevonNote adds import from BareBones Yojimbo, website export for compressed iWork docs

DevonTechnologies' updates to DevonThink and DevonNote have been released, offering a series of "maintenance" related changes. Aside from bug fixes for both programs, Version 2.7.3 of DevonThink adds import from BareBones Yojimbo and website export for compressed iWork documents. Both DevonThink and DevonNote now filter items in smart groups or through the advanced search, not only by date but also by date plus time, if needed. DevonThink Pro Office has received performance and reliability improvements of its email archiving function. DevonThink and DevonNote require Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.6.8 or later, with license pricing beginning at $25 through DevonTechnologies or the App Store.

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