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Apple Purchasing Italian Audio Editing Software Company Redmatica





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TechCrunch points to a post from Italian Fanpage saying that Apple intends to purchase a small Italian software company Redmatica that develops audio editing apps such as AutoSampler and Keymap Pro.

Evidence of the purchase has been revealed in the weekly bulletin of Italy’s antitrust regulatory body AGCM. The most relevant portion of the bulletin published on May 28 said (English translation):


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Thursday, May 31st, 2012. 0:02

gTar is an iPhone Powered Guitar



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gTar is a new Kickstarter project for an iPhone powered guitar.

The gTar is a fully digital guitar that makes it easy for anybody to play music, regardless of experience. All you have to do is dock your iPhone in the body, load up the gTar app, and an array of interactive LEDs along the fretboard will show you how to play.

You may be asking yourself what it means for a guitar to be "digital." While most guitars have pickups to amplify the sound of vibrating strings, the gTar has none - instead, we've designed the gTar with sensors that detect exactly what you're playing in real-time and relay each note to your iPhone, which then produces the actual sound.

You can buy gTar from $350 here.

To see gTar in action, take a look at the video below:


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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012. 16:54

Amazon Released Cloud Drive Desktop App For Windows And Mac



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In addition to the browser app, Amazon has released the desktop app for managing files in the Cloud Drive. Files and folders can be downloaded and uploaded in the background, but the Amazon Cloud service does not support syncing or a desktop browsing client like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync.


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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 23:40

New iPad arrives to 21 more countries soon



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Apple just published a press release that confirms the new iPad 3 will launch in 12 additional countries this Friday, April 20. Along with the 12 countries listed below, Apple confirmed an April 27 international launch date for nine more countries:

In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

Official press release:


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Each Month 87 Percent Of iPhone 4S Owners Use Siri



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Apple has been heavily advertising Siri, voice recognition service in iPhone 4S. And, for good reasons, the feature appears to be very popular amongst iPhone 4S users. According to a new study performed by consulting group Parks Associates, 87% of iPhone 4S owners use at least one feature in Siri each month. However, they are not using all features that Siri has to offer.


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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. 14:35

New iPhoto and iMovie apps can be manually copied to the original iPad



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Apple doesn't support its new iPhoto app, as well as iMovie, on the original iPad. The reason is obvious - the original iPad doesn’t have a camera. But the apps can be installed manually using Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility. iPhoto and iMovie seem to work well enough on the original iPad, although it lacks speed of the iPad 2 and memory of the newest iPad.

To install iMovie and iPhoto to the original iPad you need:

1. to install Apple's free iPhone Configuration Utility, available at http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/

2. to buy the apps in iTunes, they'll be within your Music folder under iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications.


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Photos of the beautiful Apple Store in Amsterdam



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Apple opened its Amsterdam Store to press members on March 1st. For everybody else the store will open March 3rd.

This is the first retail location in The Netherlands and it is very beautiful. OneMoreThing has posted some pictures and a description of the day's events.

In a press release Apple confirms our message that the Amsterdam Apple Store Genius Bar is the longest in the world. 300 employees, 90% from Amsterdam and surrounding areas, assist and advise clients in 14 languages. In addition to generalists the team consists of experienced musicians, filmmakers, photographers and designers.

Take a look at the photos:


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Friday, March 2nd, 2012. 19:06

Apple rumored to be developing new audio format designed for iCloud streaming



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Apple is reportedly working on a new audio file format for iCloud service. The new audio format will offer improved streaming and "high-definition" quality of music allowing users to access music they obtained from sources outside of iTunes over the iCloud service.

"A source with inside knowledge of the process says Apple has asked a London studio to prepare audio files for a new streaming format that will adapt to bandwidth or hardware capabilities," the report said. It quoted an unnamed person who said users' libraries would "improve in an instant," and nothing would need to be done to upgrade files from the current AAC format to high definition.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012. 23:41

Apple Announces Countdown To 25 Billionth App



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Apple has started a new feature on its website that promotes a countdown to its 25 billion app downloads. The promotional page reads:


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Saturday, February 18th, 2012. 0:07

Steve Jobs wins posthumous Grammy



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On Saturday, Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs was awarded a Grammy Trustees Award to his significant contributions to music and music industry, and his part in creating the iPod and iTunes music store, and the effect that both had on a whole music industry. That Jobs was awarded the Grammy was first announced in December, but the statue was not officially handed over until Saturday. A formal acknowledgement was made during the Grammy Awards telecast Sunday evening. The award is the second Grammy given to Jobs. Apple won a technical Grammy award in 2002.

Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, accepted the award on his behalf.


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Monday, February 13th, 2012. 16:26

iTunes Match Creates Money ‘Out Of Thin Air’ For Copyright Owners



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The president of TuneCore Jeff Price published a blog post praising iTunes Match service for generating money "out of thin air" for owners of copyrights. Apple’s iTunes Match launched in partnership with all major recording studios, but some small studios refused to cooperate over concerns that the iTunes Match was legitimizing music piracy. He says:


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Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 14:37

Best Buy customer survey details 42-inch Apple HDTV with iOS



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Best Buy has decided to carry out a survey related to the rumored Apple’s HDTV powered by iOS that, noteworthy to say, has not been released yet. The questionnaire notes that the 42-inch Apple HDTV "finally reinvents what a TV can do," with a 1080p LED flat panel display, connectivity with iCloud, and the ability to use an iPhone or an iPad as a remote control, and "iSight" camera. Such details, however, look like speculations on the part of Best Buy. Since introducing FaceTime video chat, Apple has referred to its forward-facing cameras as FaceTime cameras, not iSight.

The full details from the survey follow:


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Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S: latest news, updates and FAQ



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The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak utilities are undergoing testing and polishing before the public release. According to 'Dream Team' member planetbeing:

We're testing & fixing problems with the jb app (that @pimskeks finished the majority of at incredible speed). Still needs to be polished.

P0sixninja also tweeted it should not be much longer before the jailbreak gets released.

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We hope to see the utilities soon, because more than a week ago there were tweetes that jailbreak should have been ready in few days.

iPhone Dev Team has posted a blog entry about upcoming public release. If you have iPad 2 or iPhone 4S go ahead and read it:


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Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online



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This week AppleInsider discovered a new patent application from Apple that demonstrates company's interest in expanding its Siri voice-assistant to help with online shopping. The current version of the service available exclusively on the iPhone 4S does not allow users to make online purchases. The voice-driven personal assistant software responds with "Sorry, I can't purchase that," when a user tries to complete transactions with online stores.

The patent application, entitled "Intelligent Automated Assistant," is a detailed look not only at what Siri can already do, but what it might be able to do in the future. And it specifically highlights e-commerce as a key function of its "Intelligent Automated Assistant." The application notes that Siri could be used for "online purchases of items such as books, DVDs, music and the like."


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Sony Is Making Available Its Music Unlimited Service On iOS Devices



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iTunes had for a long time been the only marketplace for iOS-device owners as third-party storefronts was prohibited by Apple’s rules. Giving way to government regulators, Apple last year changed its policy related to third-party stores and allowed subscriptions. This opened the way for music apps from Shazam and Spotify that have recently appeared on the iOS platfrorm. Currently another major music service is going to compete with iTunes.

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iTunes had for a long time been the only marketplace for iOS-device owners as third-party storefronts was prohibited by Apple’s rules. Giving way to government regulators, Apple last year changed its policy related to third-party stores and allowed subscriptions. This opened the way for music apps from Shazam and Spotify that have recently appeared on the iOS platfrorm. Currently another major music service is going to compete with iTunes.


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