Remember the review I did on Groovemaker? They have some announcements!
“IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of two new applications for the iPhone/iPod Touch: GrooveMaker Techno and GrooveMaker Trance. Both versions based on the recently released GrooveMaker remixing application, these style-based apps allow everyone to create and share non-stop techno and trance tracks for DJing, remixing, multimedia and movie soundtrack compositions on the go, in real-time, just like a professional DJ or music producer.
GrooveMaker allows for instantaneous control over 8 stereo loop tracks, making it possible to remix the included massive loop library of drums, bass, bass drums, lines, pads, percussion and effects. Its unique and patented randomization feature allows musicians to generate a vast number of remixes on the fly, with one touch, to produce millions of possible groove combinations.
Loops made in GrooveMaker can be manipulated in real-time (pan, volume, mute, solo, group and tempo) and grooves can be arranged easily by dragging and dropping to create full-length tracks. These tracks can then be saved, previewed and recalled on the iPhone/iPod touch devices or exported as hi-quality… more...
I was starting to wonder when the MobileMe iDisk application was going to be released. If you were beginning to worry as well - worry no more because it is out!
What can you do with this application? Here are a few things:
- View files on your iDisk
- Access Public folders
- Easily share files from your iPhone
- Quickly access recently viewed files
- View iPhone-supported file types-including iWork, Office, PDF, QuickTime and more.
Of course, you have to be a MobileMe subscriber to utilize this application, so if that is you, I suggest you go check it out. Not a bad app at all.more...
Augmented reality is the next new thing to hit the iPhone and Apps are starting to spring up taking advantage of the feature. However, full support won’t come until Firmware 3.1 sometime this fall.
Augmented reality Apps take information from nearby monuments and locations based off of GPS coordinates and superimposes on a 3D render of your nearby location. Apple is holding off on giving developers the go ahead to publish Apps that utilize augmented reality due to the use of an unpublished camera API. The API will be included in the Firmware 3.1 update coming sometime this fall according to a developer who spoke with Apple:
Apple told Acrossair, developer of the Nearest Tube train finder, that the app will be approved for distribution after Apple releases version 3.1 of the iPhone software, which the developer expects will land in early September.
German GPS firm Navigon has finally released MobileNavigator North America. The price? $69.99 through August 15. After that, it jumps to $99.00. Not bad, eh?
There are currently a few subscription-based navigation apps in the App store, but Navigon’s app is one of the first fully-featured applications in the app store to date without a subscription.
I have a Navigon GPS unit in my car, so I am in love with the software. I have yet to try it out, but hopefully it is just as good.
Take a look at the video to get a good feel for it before you take the plunge:more...
Comcast has released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch!
What does it do?
The app lets subscribers to Comcast’s digital services access their SmartZone email and voicemail, Digital Voice service, Address Book, TV guide, and “On Demand”
You just can’t watch TV on it…yet
Take a look here for more info.more...
The App Store has been a major success since it’s launch alongside the iPhone 3G a year ago but now Apple has the numbers to prove it’s the dominant App marketplace amongst any carrier.
Today, Apple announced that 1.5 Billion Apps have been downloaded since the store’s public debut. It was only 3 months ago that Apple held a contest leading up to its Billionth App download. In addition, the store now carries over 65,000 Apps from 1000,000 developers.
“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”
TwitVid.com announced the release of TwitVid, the company’s video sharing application for Apple’s iPhone 3GS handset.
What’s cool about this app? TwitVid allows you to share videos that you have created on your iPhone 3GS with your friends and contacts on Twitter. The application also works with Facebook, MySpace and YouTube! The best part about this - It has an “AutoShare” feature!!
To use it, simply open the TwitVid app, select or record a video and insert a Tweet, then click Post and let your video upload. You can then begin to watch it even before the uploading process is complete.more...
After being hinted at in an early Beta for iPhone Firmware 3.0, “Find My iPhone” has finally been announced and leverages the power of Mobile Me.
“Find My iPhone” allows users to log in to their MobileMe profile and track the exact location of their iPhone on Google Mpas. If your iPhone lost, you can send a notification with an alert even if the ringer is turned off. However, if your iPhone did fall in to the hands of a thief, you can send a command that would completely wipe down your device.
Amazon.com has announced that they are launching a new online Kindle eBook store optimized for the iPhone’s Mobile Safari browser.
This is one of Amazon’s most requested feature and finally, it has come for us all. Simply tapping the “Get Books” button in the Kindle for iPhone will launch the store in Safari.
Perhaps one day, we will see an integrated method, but for now, it is cool.
Look for this app soon in the app store.
Another round of news concerning AT&T has cropped up today: this time they’ve announced their financial results. The carrier has reported strong numbers thanks to the iPhone.
The financial results available from AT&T’s website show the iPhone giving AT&T a strong lead in revenue and a healthy addition of wireless subscribers. AT&T reported that they activated 1.6 Million iPhone 3Gs in the 4th Quarter but was down from 1.9 Million in the same quarter last year. Of those 1.6 Million activations, 1.2 Million were new to AT&T but the slow down in iPhone sales didn’t go unexpected, it lined up with AT&T’s predictions for sales as Apple readies an update to their product cycle.