toggle VIEW:

Latest News

(0)

Vessel launches with exclusive video content for $3 subscription

01/22, 8:39pm

Vessel, a video streaming service set to take on YouTube, has opened itself up to the public in beta. Unlike Google's video site, Vessel aims to offer professional videos from content creators, including web series and TV segments, with users able to pay a subscription price to watch new releases from videographers they follow before anyone else.

more

(1)

SEC: Apple reveals Cook's 2014 pay, Drexler retires from Apple board

01/22, 8:00pm

In a new filing with the SEC, Apple revealed on Thursday that CEO Tim Cook has been able to double his total compensation from that of last year, with the increase based largely on performance bonuses based on how well the company has done over the last year. In addition to $1.75 million in salary, Cook reaped $6.7 million in non-equity incentive compensation for his work. In addition, Apple disclosed in the filing that board member Millard "Mickey" Drexler will retire.

more

(0)

Hands On: Djay Pro (OS X)

01/22, 5:44pm

Thanks to numerous technological advances over the past 40 years, the tools -- and skills -- needed to cut and mix music together in a live environment has been drastically reduced. What used to require multiple record decks, crossfaders, and not to mention a large library of vinyl records, has been reduced down to a single piece of software that can run on a laptop. Algoriddim, a company that has become well known for its iOS DJ apps, recently released a new Pro version of its desktop app Djay. Built specifically for OS X, Djay Pro takes full advantage of 64-bit processing, multi-core track analysis, and Retina displays, but does it do so in a way that is accessible to anyone? We have spent the last few weeks digging around the app to find out.

more

(0)

IK Multimedia rolls out universal iRig Mic Studio condenser microphone

01/22, 3:12pm

Music hardware and software developer IK Multimedia today announced the iRig Mic Studio, its ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android. The iRig Mic Studio packs a one-inch diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure that can be used to make professional recordings anywhere.

more

(0)

Giveaway: Audio Hijack 3

01/22, 2:38pm

Recently, audio software maker Rogue Amoeba released a major update for their audio recording title, now called Audio Hijack 3. One very enthusiastic member of our staff just finished his hands-on review of this latest update, and had a lot of good things to say about it. We have also received three redemption codes to give away to our readers.

more

(3)

Beijing Times: Apple accepting Chinese government device inspections

01/22, 12:18pm

Apple has reportedly accepted a Chinese regulatory agency's demands to run network safety evaluations on products sold in the country. China's Ministry for Industry and Information Technology and the State Internet Information Office demanded the inspections in the wake of spying allegations dating to the beginning of 2014, and the claimed need for China to protect users' information safety and privacy.

more

(0)

MOTU deploys 112D rack-mounted Thunderbolt digital audio interface

01/22, 11:57am

Today, MOTU debuted the 112D, a Thunderbolt-equipped digital audio interface, router, format converter and mixer. The seventh in a series of new, high-end audio interfaces from MOTU, the 112D serves as the flagship digital interface of the new line, offering 24 channels of AES/EBU, 24 channels of ADAT optical and 64 channels of MADI (AES10) for a total of 112 simultaneous digital I/O channels, all in a single rack space.

more

(0)

Hands On: Note Studio (OS X)

01/22, 11:05am

Back in October, we took a look at AudioNote, a document creation tool from Luminant Software designed to synchronize notes and audio. An additional contribution to the note-taking category that Luminant offers is Note Studio, which builds upon Audionote's strengths by adding video, web, PDF, and subject-organization capabilities. Most people have at least some grievances attached to the task of note-taking, and this software aims to simplify the ordeal by integrating source material (audio, video, etc.) within the note making process, and the final result. Priced at $20 -- four times the present cost of Audionote -- is Note Studio worth shelling out more for the extra features?

more

(0)

Verizon takes expected hit on quarterly earnings, posts $2.1B loss

01/22, 10:52am

Verizon has released its fourth quarter and annual financial report. Total operating revenues in the fourth quarter were $33.2 billion, a 6.8 percent increase compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. Full-year 2014 operating revenues were $127.1 billion, up 5.4 percent (or $6.5 billion) compared with full-year 2013. Howeveer, even given the revenue growth, the company posted a $2.1 billion loss for the quarter, cutting its annual profit to $12 billion.

more

(0)

Hands On: Bit Dungeon II (iOS)

01/22, 10:10am

Retro-inspired games are hot on the App Store right now, with retro-chic games like Woah Dave and the BitTrip series making a name for themselves. Because these games feature simple mechanics and nostalgic graphics, they are a perfect addition to a gamer's pocket library of games. We checked out Tom Heinecke's Bit Dungeon II, a terrifying twist on the classics.

more

(6)

BlackBerry CEO writes Feds, seeks mandated cross-platform development

01/22, 9:22am

Blackberry CEO John Chen appears to be turning to the US government for help in broadening the app ecosystem for the struggling Canadian handset, as well as railing against a US-centric view of net neutrality and possible Title II regulation at the same time. In a blog post taken in part from a letter the CEO wrote to members of Congress, Chen defines not only what he sees as an ideal path for net neutrality, but also complaining about a "two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem" where content providers like Apple and Netflix are free to not develop for all wireless platforms.

more

(0)

Hands On: Notability (OS X, iOS)

01/22, 7:26am

It's not like there's a shortage of note-taking apps on either iOS or Mac: however, it is particularly good to see the familiar stubby-pencil icon of Notability on Mac because it's a boon to know your notes are with you everywhere. Although if you're a die-hard Evernote fan, currently thinking about reading a different review, hang on just one sec: The most important reason to use Notability is how it feels as you write in it. However, it also comes with a killer feature -- but it's a feature that specifically kills your desire to use Evernote.

more

(0)

Pointers: Five quick and dirty iPhone battery tips

01/22, 7:25am

You've got to hand it to Apple. We were in an Apple Store, trying to decide between an iPhone 6 and a 6 Plus, as you do, and naturally a salesman came over. We mentioned that one thing that's really drawing us to the Plus is the battery life -- and you know what would have then happened in any other store selling any other phone. Of course the salesman would have immediately evangelized that feature. He'd somehow make it sound magical, how long you can go without charging the phone and yet, simultaneously, sold us some extra battery pack. Except this was Apple, and the guy didn't do any of that. Instead he asked us how long we were able to go without recharging our current iPhone, he tested our battery, and then he talked us through how to make it last longer.

more

(0)

Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted browser-based video chat

01/22, 6:08am

Kim Dotcom has launched his latest Mega-branded enterprise, providing encrypted chat services. Previously teased by Dotcom, MegaChat is a browser-based video chat service similar to Firefox Hello, allowing users to make and receive calls without installing a separate client, with the main draw being its claim of end-to-end encryption between the conversation participants.

more

(0)

Google wants to be a wireless carrier, reports claim

01/22, 1:00am

Earlier today, web newsite The Information released statements from several unnamed sources that Google may begin offering wireless services as early as this year by reselling bandwidth from Sprint and T-Mobile. The rumor isn't anything new -- in fact the site posted a similar story last year, indicating Google would be reselling bandwidth from Sprint and Verizon. In spite of the annual speculation, the Wall Street Journal is also reporting on the subject, with additional information from the FCC.

more

Prev     Next

MacNN Sponsor

MacNN Newsletter

FREE Apple, iPhone and Mac Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    MacNN Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Thecus N2310 NAS

    For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

    iRig Pads

    When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

    DoxieGo Portable Scanner

    Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relat ...

    toggle

    Most Commented