No, your eyes don’t deceive you — Box is offering 50GBs of free storage inside its cloud for iOS users — just like it did for TouchPad owners back in June. Anyone who downloads the latest version of Box’s app for iPad and iPhone will receive their massive lot for data storage after registering a personal account (existing accounts can join in on the fun as well). To make better use of that extra space, Box will also be bumping upload capacity from 25MB to 100MB per file and baking in AirPlay support. Look, Box is obviously skitching on iCloud’s tail, but it sure seems like a crazy good deal considering that space is yours “forever.” The promotion will last for 50 days, officially starting at 12AM on October 14th — although, we’re already seeing the update on our end. Full details in the source link.
- Box rides on iCloud’s coattails, offers 50GB of free cloud storage to iOS users (engadget.com)
- Box tries to derail iCloud with free 50 GB storage for iOS users (intomobile.com)
- Box One-Ups Apple, Offers 50 GB Free Cloud Storage to iOS Users (readwriteweb.com)
- Box gives iOS users 50GB of free space to counter iCloud (electronista.com)
- Silicon Alley Insider: Not Sure About iCloud? Here’s How To Get 50GB Of Free Storage For Your iPhone And iPad (businessinsider.com)
Jamie Lidell is a seriously talented and internationally known musician and producer, but the music he’s able to make using only this iPhone app is crazy. This cannot possibly be real. The subway just got way more fun.
The new iMaschine app for iPhone and iPod Touch just dropped in the app store, and if this newly-released promo video is any indication it’s one of the most functional production apps out there. The app is actually based on the Maschine sequencer hardware/software combination by Native Instruments. That might explain why Jamie Lidell looks like he’s actually pounding away at the pads on a sequencer instead of playing with an app.
The iMaschine app is actually a combination sampler, sequencer, and audio processor. It carries all of the tools you need to improvise and record a bumping beat. Choose from the included package of drum kits, synths, bass, and other sounds, and then lay down a track on the pads. As Lidell shows off, the iPhone microphone can be used to grab samples or to record in real-time. Then you can use the built-in tools to edit the track and tweak the sound.
The music in the video is all recorded in real-time. Lidell makes the sampling, playing, recording, editing workflow look seamless and intuitive. Native Instruments didn’t exactly hire an amateur to show off its app, and Lidell definitely had plenty of hands-on time before he shot the video. But at least we know what’s possible. With a little creativity and practice—that could be you too. iMaschine costs $4.99 and is available now in the app store. [via Gizmodo.com and Native Instruments and Warp Records]
- Lying in Bed, One Take, Insanely Awesome Jamie Lidell with iMaschine, iPhone (createdigitalmusic.com)
- Jamie Lidell on iMaschine (stylewalker.net)
- NI puts out Maschine Mikro controller, iMaschine iPhone app (electronista.com)
- Native Instruments Maschine Mikro just wants to make the world dance, forget about the price tag (engadget.com)
- Maschine News: Portable Mikro; Finger Drumming with Jeremy Ellis; Maschine for iOS (createdigitalmusic.com)
By Alan Henry Aug 1, 2011 4:00 AM
Mac: If you need to pull out the person or an object in a photo without picking up the rest of the image, Decompose will automatically identify the foreground image you want, highlight it, and pull it out of the image for easy pasting into a new image or document.
If you’re talented with Photoshop or another image editor, or if you paid attention during our basics of Photoshop night school series, you may not need a $29.99 app to do this for you. However, if you have no idea how to get started, you’re in a hurry, or don’t know how to do it, Decompose can save you a lot of time and energy. The app is definitely a unitasker, but it’s worth a look if you extract objects from photos or images often.
- TUAW’s Daily Mac App: Decompose (tuaw.com)
What is click.to
Once upon a time, you were forced to awkwardly mark and copy text from one location and paste the text to the (hopefully correct) other location. Pictures to be uploaded had to be located and selected with the internet-browser’s file-dialog. An unwieldy, time-consuming and frequently irritating waste of time. And if the text was in another language, it had to be marked up, copied, and passed through translation-software, before being inserted in its final destination. Now, this can all happen much faster and easier. The advantages of click.to are obvious. Text, images, videos, and other documents which are selected can be sent to other applications with a single click. And the programs can even handle the selection automatically. You might say, click.to transforms everything in your computer into a hyperlink.
The Share Bookmarklet makes it easy for you to share any webpage on Twitter, even if there isn’t a Tweet Button. It works in all major browsers and is easy to install.
- Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Browser (labnol.org)
- Retweet@ – A New Way to Share and Discuss on Twitter (bloggingtips.com)
Yes, a Cat-Food Brand Really Has Created Three iPad Games For Cats
Kat Hannaford — All I will say about this is that if you consider lending your iPad to your feline for some browser-based cat-game fun, please oh please wear a screen protector. Won’t someone think of the chiiiiildren! [Games For Cats]
- Friskies Has Created Three New iPad Video Games for Your Cat [Video] (kotaku.com)
- Friskies Introduces iPad Games for Your Cat [VIDEO] (mashable.com)
- iPad Games for Cats Courtesy of Friskies (webpronews.com)
- Friskies creates a trio of iPad games for your cat, screen protectors not included (zdnet.com)
Sam Biddle — You’d like to think that customer service is out to serve the customers you, right? Not exactly! After an unusually broad spread of Mac Defender, a piece of OS X malware, Apple is telling customers they’re on their own.
- AppleCare reps told not to help users remove MacDefender malware (thenextweb.com)
- Apple warns AppleCare team off fixing Mac malware (slashgear.com)
- Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion (apple.slashdot.org)
- Malware on your Mac? Don’t expect AppleCare to help you remove it (nakedsecurity.sophos.com)
for iOS is the panorama creation and sharing app that lets you capture more of your world. Now you can capture 360° in all directions (up, down, left, and right) to create spectacular images. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth makes it easy and fun to create and share interactive panoramas of wherever you are.
Photosynth can share images and interactive panorama experiences to Facebook (with the included free Photosynth.net service). Integration with Bing Maps means millions of people could see your panoramas on maps and in search results for locations you’ve captured.
- Photosynth – what an app (digital-teacher.co.uk)
- Microsoft Releases ‘Photosynth’ – Great New Panorama App for iOS (cultofmac.com)
- Microsoft Photosynth app makes taking panoramas fun and easy (ubergizmo.com)
- Microsoft’s Photosynth Gets Its Own iOS App (searchengineland.com)
- New from Bing Mobile: PhotoSynth for the iPhone (liveside.net)
Ever wish you had an extra display for your computer? There’s an app for that! With Air Display, you can extend your desktop wirelessly to your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac as a wireless display.