Apple Updates GarageBand, Intros Music Memos for iOS
Apple today improved its selection of apps for music makers. First, it pushed out a significant update to GarageBand for iOS, which now includes Live Loops. Apple says deejay equipment inspired Live Loops. Anyone can create looping rhythm or backing tracks using cells, columns, and grids within GarageBand. The app also adds a new drummer feature with nine EDM and acoustic session drummers, and a wider selection of virtual amps and bass players. The app has been optimized for the iPad Pro, but adds 3D Touch support to the iPhone 6s/6s Plus versions. GarageBand 2.1 is available from the iTunes App Store. Music Memos, inspired by the iOS Voice Memo app, is a brand new tool meant to help musicians quickly and easily record and organize their musical ideas. The app can record any instrument through the built-in microphone, analyze the rhythm and chords of guitar/piano tracks, and automatically add bass and drum accompaniments. Music Memos provides basic notation, and can display which chords have been played. Last, the app syncs with iCloud so Music Memos are available across Apple devices. Music Memo is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
GarageBand Touts More Touch Instruments
Sep 18, 2018
Along with the release of iOS 12, Apple has updated its GarageBand app with more tools for music makers. To start, the latest version of GarageBand includes a fresh collection of Touch Instruments and Drummer Apple Loops.
Apple's GarageBand Scores Alchemy Synthesizer
Jan 18, 2017
Apple today announced a major update to GarageBand, its music creating and recording app for iOS devices. Chiefly, GarageBand now includes the Alchemy synthesizer, which adds more than 150 new patches from Apple that span myriad styles like pop, rock, EDM, and hip hop.
GarageBand Adds Kid-Friendly Sound Effects, iPhone X Face Controls
Mar 27, 2018
Apple today updated its GarageBand music-creation app with new sounds and features for kids and advanced users alike. For example, a downloadable Toy Box sound pack includes free education sound effects, such as animal calls, vehicle sounds, and counting in 10 different languages.
Google Seeds Experimental Camera Apps for Android and iOS
Dec 11, 2017
Google today released three photography "appsperiments" that are meant to be fun ways to use your smartphone's camera. The new apps "rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies" to create interesting and unique experiences.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.