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Punk band records album entirely on GarageBand for iPad

Posted on 04/04/2011 by James Britton

Drums in GarageBand for iPad app

Well the inevitable didn’t take long. Punk band The Ultramods have recorded their album Underwear Party entirely on an iPad 2 with GarageBand, including vocals. It’s part of their experiment to “never produce a physical copy” of the album. The…

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Survey Of UK iPad Owners Throws Up Some Interesting Results

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

UK iPad Survey

A recent survey of UK iPad owners throws up some interesting insights into how, why, and where they are using their iPads. The survey was conduced by YouGov on behalf of Seven and in total 1,007 British “Generation i” iPad owners were surveyed.

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Next iPod Nano To Regain Camera?

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If reports on the matter are to be believed, then the next iPod Nano, while keeping it’s current watch-like form factor, may be regaining the video camera added to the 5th generation.

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Apple Approves TrapCall App To Unblock Blocked Calls

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

After having gone through Apple’s review procedures, and spending a 201-day stay in the Apple Hotel, an app called TrapCall by Tel Tech Systems has finally been approved. What’s interesting is what it can do – reveal the identity of blocked callers.

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iOS Still Leading (By Far) In Web Usage, App Store Growth

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Research and SEO firm ROI365 has unleashed an intriguing report – despite regular claims that Android has surpassed the iPhone 4 in both user base and growth, it has in fact been far outpaced by Apple’s iOS, which he attributes to the growth of the iPad.

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Angry Birds Rio – 10 Million Downloads In Just 10 Days

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise has risen in fame very quickly since it’s App Store debut, and has now become very iconic in the Apple community. It’s recent movie tie-in, Angry Birds Rio, has reached a little over 10 million downloads in a mere 10 days.

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AT&T Raises iPhone, Smartphone Prices. Nobody Is Surprised.

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from AndroidCentral, the above screenshot is from AT&T’s corporate database, and indicates the prices that customers pay for upgrading their phones ahead of schedule. The prices for both the iPhone and other smartphones have increased significantly.

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Apple Release New iPad 2 Ad

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

iPad 2 Ad

After a few, very, very poor iPhone adverts, Apple has got their stuff together and produced a great iPad 2 advert that shows off the slicker design but also the overall usability of the iPad 2.

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8MP Camera Coming To iPhone 5

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

iPhone Camera

Howard Stringer, Sony’s CEO, left the preverbal cat of the bag when he casually mentioned that they are providing Apple with an 8MP camera for the next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 5.

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The Onion Launch iPad App

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Trust The Onion to release their iPad app on April 1st. It was one of the few occasions that The Onion published legitimate news, and they choose to do it on the most prank ridden day of the year.

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Review: iMo Eye9 USB Touchscreen

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I love unique gadgets – especially when they work alongside my MacBook Pro. MIMO Monitors has kindly graced me with the opportunity to review one of their most popular models of external USB-powered touch screens – The iMo Eye9.

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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 via redsn0w, not for iPad 2

Posted on 04/04/2011 by James Britton

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak. The iPhone Dev Team have just released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 for all devices that support that version. Hold on though, your shiny new iPad 2 and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 won’t…

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GarageBand Updated To Use iPad Projects

Posted on 03/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Ever since GarageBand for iPad was unveiled, many have wondered just how it might work with GarageBand for Mac. Apple has now answered this question by issuing a Garageband update via Software Update allowing you to import projects created on the iPad.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Plus

Posted on 03/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Among the many vendors that I met at CES earlier this year, Mophie was perhaps the most willing and easiest to work with in gathering product review ideas for MacTrast. They have sent us their wonderful Juice Pack Plus to try out – my thoughts after the break.

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Happy Birthday To The iPad

Posted on 03/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Exactly one year ago, on the 3rd of April 2010, Apple released the iPad. Since then Apple has sold more than 15,000,000 units and launched the iPad 2 – a thinner, faster, better version of the device that nobody knew they needed until they used one.

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