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This iPad Synth Lets You Reproduce Any Sound Basically; SyndtSphere Available on Mac and iPhone Too

By Radu Iorga

Looking for a quick synth or composer for some amateur music work? Today we came across an interesting software product called Syndtsphere, that could just be one of the most flexible music instruments ever. It can reproduce any sounds basically and you can use it on the iPad, iPhone and Mac.

It can play a violin sound, flute, bass and more. Klevgränd is behind this piece of software, but they also made a variety of other iOS music apps, most of them synths and various versions of classic effects. SyndtSphere is basically a synth with a keyboard at the bottom of the screen and there’s a sort of infinite sound field above. It’s basically a sphere that once it rotates it hits various notes.

Spin the globe, pick a piano or violin and you’ll get the tune you’re looking for. It’s an intuitive way to navigate between sounds and also to get hybrid sounds that aren’t typical of a classic instrument. Many people imagine a certain sound, but have a hard time reproducing it on an instrument. This helps a lot. There are also other options, like delay/echo and the option to use this in tandem with Audio Unit.

SyndtSphere is free on the Mac as an AU or VST plugin. However, on iOS it’s priced at $1.99.

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YouTube on iOS can now livestream ReplayKit-supported apps

By Valentina Palladino

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YouTube announced some new features for its mobile apps, with one of the biggest being more livestream support. Now you can livestream content from apps on iOS that support ReplayKit, Apple’s screen-casting framework. YouTube Gaming has supported ReplayKit since June, but this update brings the support to the main app and lets users livestream content other than games.

To livestream a ReplayKit app, you’ll need to be running iOS 10.2 or later on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and you need the latest version of the YouTube app. Your account also needs 100 subscribers, which is YouTube’s milestone that unlocks livestreaming for mobile creators. That number has been lowered over the past few months: in February the threshold was 10,000, in April it was lowered to 1,000, and recently it was lowered again to 100.

In a supported app, a “live” icon will appear on the screen while you’re gaming, creating, or otherwise using the app, and you can tap that to bring up your livestreaming options. Choose the YouTube app from the list, give your livestream a title and a thumbnail image, and immediately you’ll start livestreaming. The stream will show what’s happening in the app along with the feed from your front-facing camera, including sound from your device’s mic.

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Apple Preparing New Cases for iPhones and iPads, With Embedded Keyboards and More; Patents Revealed

By Radu Iorga

One of the ways to make sure a device evolves, past a successor or modularity is to offer it smart cases and keyboards. That’s what Apple is doing with the latest concept cases for the iPad and iPhone. You can check out some sketches and patents below.

The US Patent and Trademark Office published these images, covering new case concepts for the iPad and iPhone. The most complex of them involve advanced magnets that hold the machines in place and upright. Some of them include embedded keyboards and feel like the stuff you’d see at a tech show booth. A hinge system will keep the iPad stable and latches are also included.

The iPad itself is one of the most important tablets out there that doesn’t come with a kickstand. Such a feature is found on many Lenovo or Surface slates and even some less known Chinese models. Getting a stand seems vital, if you’re going to prop the iPad to work at an angle of about 45 degrees. Now as far as keyboards go, the iPads already have some pretty kickass ones, but most of the good ones are separate and wireless ones.

 

The new patents mention torsional elements, springs and all sorts of plastic and metal elements to keep the device easier to handle. Flexible materials are mentioned and the magnets are shown as the way to keep the case securely attached to an iPhone for example. Some of the advanced cases even include speakers, microphones, touchpad, cooling pads and cameras. Of course, a patent doesn’t mean a real product is coming, but it’s a solid hint in that direction.

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The Best Cheap iPad Cases

By Nick Guy

Apple’s current iPad line includes four models, and each requires a different-size case. Apple makes one case that fits most models—the Smart Cover—but it’s expensive and it protects only the screen. We think most people don’t need to spend a lot of money to get solid protection for their tablets, and over the past three years, we’ve spent more than 80 hours researching and testing dozens of cases (and putting in hundreds of hours of real-life use) to find the best affordable options. We’ve focused our recent efforts on the iPad (5th generation), the iPad Pro models, and the iPad mini 4, but we also have picks for older models.

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Microsoft Developing Keyboard Cover for iPad Apparently

By Radu Iorga

Microsoft seems to be getting cozier and cozier with making products for other platforms. They’re providing cloud solutions for everyone, they have some interesting apps on iOS and Android, Office included. Now even their hardware is ready to get hooked to the iPad. The Redmond firm is apparently developing a keyboard for the iPad, it seems.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, especially after the growth that the iPad experienced over the last quarter. The folks of WinFuture have found a listing on a download page on Microsoft’s site, hinting that the company is working on an iPad Touch Cover. This is not the first proof in that area, since in April Microsoft uploaded PDF documents related to Lithium batteries, for example.

We saw battery packs for the HoloLens, Surface Book, box One and more, but among those products, there’s also the mention of an “iPad Touch Cover (Model 1719)”. The PDF file doesn’t show any photos, mockups or sketches of the cover, but we do know it will have a small Lithium battery. This means that a wireless keyboard is also included here.

The product is said to use the same batteries as the Logitech iPad keyboard. The Touch Cover naming pattern may be applied, even though Microsoft has used it with the Surface cases in the past. Apple and Microsoft have been working together more often lately, that’s for sure. The Office suite hit the iPad and iPhone in 2014, so the keyboard cover is the next logical step.

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