Review: LG Xenon
The Xenon gets a lot of things right, but misfires in several directions, too. The menu system works for the most part, but the duplicated buttons and tabs may be confusing for many.
Quick and easy messaging features make typing up SMS, MMS, email and IM a breeze. It's too bad the keyboard isn't all that great.
The camera works really well, takes good pictures and video, and goes overboard with the editing features. The gallery also has a novel scroll feature that is fun to use and makes searching for / finding images a little bit easier.
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The music player is apt, sounds good, has a neat visualizer and equalizer. Unfortunately, you're restricted to using stereo Bluetooth headphones or an adapter (which isn't supplied).
The browser is speedy enough, and looks good on the screen, but some of the navigation controls severely limit day-to-day usability.
For the messaging-minded teens and young adults that this device is aimed at, none of these are likely to be deal breakers. On the contrary, its messaging strengths will probably outweigh any of the weaknesses that we were able to find.
If you're in the market for a messaging phone that nearly does it all, the Xenon is worth a look.
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GarageBand Adds Kid-Friendly Sound Effects, iPhone X Face Controls
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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.
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.