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Tuesday March 28, 2017
05:43Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know
OneNote is the best Microsoft program you’re probably not using. For me, it's become the online home for much of my work: article drafts, interview transcripts, even random thoughts about how to re-organize the home office.I love that I can take it with me basically anywhere. ...   PC World
Monday March 27, 2017
23:44Ransomware scammers exploited Safari bug to extort porn-viewing iOS...
(credit: Lookout) Ransomware scammers have been exploiting a flaw in Apple's Mobile Safari browser in a campaign to extort fees from uninformed users. The scammers particularly target those who viewed porn or other controversial content. Apple patched the vulnerability on Monday with the release of iOS version 10.3. The flaw involved the way that Safari displayed JavaScript pop-up windows. ...   Ars Technica
23:30Elon Musk is setting up a company that will link brains and computers
Get ready to plug in. (credit: Village Roadshow Pictures) Billionaire futurist space explorer Elon Musk has a new project: a 'medical research company' called Neuralink that will make brain-computer interfaces. Musk's projects are frequently inspired by science fiction, and this one is a direct reference to a device called a 'neural lace,' invented by the late British novelist Iain M. ...   Ars Technica
23:19You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle
Visitors at Cebit in Hanover last week had a chance to do what some people in Switzerland have been doing for almost a year now: take a ride on an autonomous shuttle.  The vehicle moves around using a number of video cameras and sensors. Two such shuttles have been operating in Sion since the summer of 2016, despite the program being shorty halted in September due to a small accident. ...   PC World
21:40Despite what Mylan said, its price hikes hit patients’ wallets hard
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle) While facing intense outrage for repeatedly jacking up the price of their life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors, Mylan continually argued that patients were shielded from the soaring list price—thanks to insurance coverage, discounts, and rebates. But a new study looking into insurance claims casts doubt on that defense. ...   Ars Technica
21:28Amazon Prime Members Get Up To $75 off Kindle E-Reader Bundles Through ...
Amazon has quietly released another good set of deals on its popular Kindle series of e-readers, and this time the discount runs through 4/3 only.  $30 off: Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle for Kids Bundle $50 off: Voyage and Paperwhite Essentials Bundle $75 off: Voyage Essentials Bundle To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here   PC World
21:05Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades
Enlarge / The upgrade arc of Windows 10. It now has more than 400 million users, regardless of problems. (credit: Microsoft) Unhappy Windows 10 users in Illinois are taking Microsoft to court, claiming that problems caused by the Windows 10 upgrade show that it was negligently designed, that Microsoft fraudulently failed to disclose its defects, and that the upgrade is unfit for purpose. ...   Ars Technica
21:00Activists want to know why feds are searching more devices at the...
Enlarge (credit: William Hook) A free speech advocacy organization sued the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, seeking 'statistical, policy, and assessment records regarding the government’s searches' of digital devices at the United States border. ...   Ars Technica
20:06Save Over 90% On This Comprehensive Ethical Hacking Training Bundle -...
We can't go more than a day or two without hacks spread across news headlines, with anything from leaked company data to hacked cars. All the more reason to get a job in the booming field of ethical hacking. Whether you’re looking to make a career out of ethical hacking or just stay up to date with IT security, the Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle is for you. ...   PC World
19:34MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips
One of the hottest topics in robotics is self-assembly, and any technique that requires no human intervention is of special interest.The technology is also highly desirable for chips. Computing devices are shrinking thanks to smaller chips, which are reaching their physical limits. ...   PC World
18:43Apple wins China patent battle over iPhone 6 design
Apple has fended off a claim that the iPhone 6’s design infringed a patent from a little-known local company in China.Shenzhen Baili had claimed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bore striking similarities to the products from its parent company, Digione. But on Friday, Beijing’s intellectual property court disagreed and ruled in favor of Apple. ...   PC World
18:30A tour of iOS 10.3: Checking out APFS, the Settings app, and other...
Enlarge / An iPhone 5 running iOS 10. Version 10.3 is likely to be its last big update. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple has just released iOS 10.3 to the general public, an update which is likely to be the last major release of iOS 10; at this point in the year, work usually begins in earnest on the next major release of iOS, which will be revealed at WWDC in June. ...   Ars Technica
18:13macOS 10.12.4 update brings Night Shift to the Mac and not much else
Enlarge / The $1,499 MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra. Apple has just released macOS 10.12.4, the fourth major update for Sierra since the operating system was released last September. ...   Ars Technica
17:57Spinach leaf transforms into sheet of beating human heart cells
Enlarge / In this sequence, a spinach leaf is stripped of its plant cells, a process called decellularization, using a detergent. The process leaves behind the leaf's vasculature. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were able to culture beating human heart cells on such decellularized leaves. ...   Ars Technica
17:20Apple releases watchOS 3.2 with new Theater Mode and SiriKit
Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The latest update for the Apple Watch is now available. Apple is pushing out watchOS 3.2 today to bring two key features to its smartwatch: Theater Mode and SiriKit. This is the second addition since Apple released the huge watchOS 3 update back in September 2016. Theater Mode has been talked about a lot as Apple released betas of watchOS 3. ...   Ars Technica
17:16Samsung’s Note 7 recycling plan includes reselling the device in some...
Greenpeace protests Samsung at MWC 2017. Samsung has announced a recycling plan for the Galaxy Note 7, which includes the possibility of the device hitting the market again as a refurbished product. The Note 7 was famously recalled shortly after launch due to faulty, potentially explosive batteries. After the recall, Samsung was left with an estimated 4. ...   Ars Technica
16:43Micron's Intel Optane competitor will ship later this year
Intel’s spanking new high-capacity Optane SSD is cool, but drives from other storage vendors based on the 3D Xpoint technology could be coming later this year.Micron will start shipping its 3D Xpoint memory technology—branded QuantX —  later this year, which will go into SSDs offered by storage makers. The company made that announcement during an earnings call on Friday. ...   PC World
16:33Uncovered iPad bomb plot blamed for electronics ban on some flights
(credit: Travis Olbrich) The US-UK ban on electronic devices larger than a mobile phone for some flights from Africa and the Middle East stems, in part, from the discovery of a terror plot to use an iPad to blow up an airliner. ...   Ars Technica
16:32Asus' popular 144Hz gaming monitor has dropped to $205
Amazon is on a roll with monitor sales. Following up its recent sale of a Dell 4K monitor, the online retailer is selling one of the more popular gaming displays at a great price: The Asus VG248QE is available right now for $205. This monitor first showed up at CES 2013 and has been a popular choice ever since it rolled out. ...   PC World
16:18Samsung announces plan to refurbish and resell some Note7s that didn't ...
Don’t be alarmed if you happen to see someone using a Galaxy Note7 over the summer. Ahead of this week’s Galaxy S8 unveiling, Samsung has announced a three-point program for recycling of its failed phablets, and some of them will eventually make their way back into consumers’ hands. ...   PC World
15:55Uber quickly resumes self-driving tests despite weekend traffic crash...
Enlarge / Uber is hitting the big red 'Stop' button after a crash in Tempe, Ariz., left one of its self-driving Volvos beached on its side. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) Update (3/27, 12:55p ET):That didn't take very long—according to Engadget, Uber resumed autonomous testing on Monday morning. ...   Ars Technica
15:48Skype for Business admins get tool to diagnose call problems
IT administrators managing fleets of Skype for Business users could have an easier time diagnosing and fixing problems. Microsoft unveiled the beta of a new Call Analytics Dashboard on Monday, which is supposed to provide admins with a diagnosis of issues that users are having on a call. ...   PC World
15:45Millimeter telescope array spots early galaxies in “super halosî of gas
Enlarge / Artist's impression of a progenitor of galaxies like the Milky Way, seen when the Universe was only 1.5 billion years old. New observations reveal that these galaxies are surrounded by massive halos of hydrogen gas. (credit: A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF)) The early Universe can be studied by looking at light coming from distant galaxies. ...   Ars Technica
15:20Four years later, Xbox exec admits how Microsoft screwed up disc...
(credit: Orin Zebest / Flickr) We're now approaching the four-year anniversary of Microsoft's rollout (and subsequent reversal) of a controversial plan to let game publishers limit resale of used, disc-based games. ...   Ars Technica
15:10Feds: Brooklyn prosecutor forged judges’ signatures to wiretap lover
Enlarge / Old-school wiretapping gear A former county prosecutor in New York was indicted Monday on federal charges of illegally wiretapping two phones. Tara Lenich is set to be arraigned before a federal magistrate on Monday afternoon in Brooklyn. ...   Ars Technica
15:00Intel’s first Optane SSD for regular PCs is a small but super-fast...
Intel Intel is positioning its new Optane technology as the next big advancement in computer storage after SSDs, and today it's announcing the first consumer product based on the technology. The 'Intel Optane Memory' drives are 16GB and 32GB M.2 sticks that can be paired with a larger SSD or HDD to speed up total system performance. ...   Ars Technica
15:00Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs
Intel’s Optane Memory could be the most revolutionary letdown in storage history. Announced Monday morning, these first consumer Optane-based devices will be available April 24 in two M.2 trims: A 16GB model for $44 and a 32GB Optane Memory device for $77. Both are rated for crazy-fast read speeds of 1.2GBps and writes of 280MBps. ...   PC World
14:41House could vote tomorrow to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history
Enlarge / US House of Representatives on October 29, 2015. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) The US House of Representatives could vote tomorrow on whether to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. ...   Ars Technica
14:4010 powerful, obscure Windows keyboard shortcuts you should know
We’re big fans of keyboard shortcuts. Memorizing key combinations takes some work, but once you have, shortcuts make using an operating system so much more efficient.Many people know the everyday keyboard shortcuts, such as how to copy, cut, and paste text with the keyboard, how to close a window, and how to lock a PC. ...   PC World
14:31Doxed by Microsoft’s Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs ...
Enlarge On March 25, security researcher Kevin Beaumont discovered something very unfortunate on, Microsoft's free document-sharing site tied to the company's Office 365 service: its homepage had a search bar. That in itself would not have been a problem if Office 2016 and Office 365 users were aware that the documents they were posting were being shared publicly. ...   Ars Technica
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Monday March 27, 2017
12:00Heavyocity announces NOVO: Modern Strings - Coming March 30th
Heavyocity Media is releasing NOVO: Modern Strings, a new hybrid strings virtual instrument for Kontakt and Kontakt Player, on March 30, 2017. Recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:25Bob Perry Audio releases Bob Perry Gate Pro (VST3+AU)
Bob Perry Audio has released Bob Perry Gate Pro for macOS and Windows in AU and VST3 plug-in formats. Bob Perry Gate Pro extends Bob Perry Gate with Side Chain Low and High Cut Filters, Mid/Side [Read More]   KVR Audio
09:21New Sonic Arts releases Granite v1.5851 and Nuance v1.6602
New Sonic Arts has released maintenance updates for the Granite and Nuance plug-ins. Fixes: Granite: Preset menu and previous/next preset buttons could become unresponsive. Nuance: Fixed a bug [Read More]   KVR Audio
04:44Sinevibes releases "Corrosion" - Multi-algorothm distortion for Mac
Sinevibes has released Corrosion, a multi-purpose, multi-algorithm distortion processor. It features 7 distortion curves – from well-known classics to unique Sinevibes-developed 'triangle clip' [Read More]   KVR Audio
Sunday March 26, 2017
19:37Radium Audio updates Radium Music Editor to v4.6.0
Radium Audio has updated Radium to version 4.6.0 for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Radium is a vertical music editor. Radium is inspired by trackers, but uses more graphics to show musical data. [Read More]   KVR Audio
Saturday March 25, 2017
14:47Patchpool releases "Falcon Singles - HANG" presets for UVI Falcon
Patchpool has released their sample- and sound library Patchpool Falcon Singles - HANG for UVI Falcon. Multi-sampled HANG percussion, deeply sampled with plenty of articulations, textures and [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:35Adam Monroe Music releases AAX Version of Adam Monroe's Theremin
Adam Monroe Music has released AAX versions of Adam Monroe's Theremin for Windows and OS X. Adam Monroe's Theremin is a 32/64-bit virtual instrument for VST, AU, and AAX. Features: Full keyboard [Read More]   KVR Audio
Friday March 24, 2017
14:28Korg releases Gadget for Mac and updates Gadget for iOS to v3.0 with...
Korg has announced that the Mac version of Gadget, the all-in-one music production studio software, is now available. In addition, Gadget for iOS version 3 is also now available and features [Read More]   KVR Audio
13:23MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular VST to v7.3.9
MuTools has updated MuLab and MUX Modular VST to version 7.3.9. What's new: When opening a project containing pitch-bend automation parts, these parts did not show the correct Y axis info at [Read More]   KVR Audio
12:00HoRNet releases Magnus MK2 Brickwall Limiter Plug-in
HoRNet Plugins has released Magnus MK2, a major update to the Magnus brickwall limiter. Magnus MK2 improves on the limiter stage of the old version adding a third envelope stage and making the [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:47MAGIX releases new free version of Music Maker
MAGIX has announced the release of a new free version of Music Maker. Here's what they say: Based on a modular design and an intuitive workflow, Music Maker makes it easy to record, arrange, [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:33Steinberg releases "Alternative Essentials" Groove Agent Expansion
Steinberg has announced the immediate availability of the Alternative Essentials VST Sound Instrument Set. Instantly accessible through the Style Player of Groove Agent, the Alternative Essentials [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:27Native Instruments updates Form to v1.1
Native Instruments has released Form 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer. Free for existing users, Form 1.1 adds a number of new performance and editing [Read More]   KVR Audio
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
04:15CREATIVE MUSIC VENTURES releases Piano Social MIDI Studio - Internet...
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Piano Social is the first hand internet enabled song tutor. Just load your musical score (in the form of a Standard MIDI File), connect your MIDI instrument, and start to play. Slow it down, loop sections, and change the key. Learn songs at your own speed as...   440Software
00:18Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd. releases Touch...
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: LIMITED TIME OFFER! $11.99 >> $7.99 (until 16th April 2017) Touch Notation is a powerful musical score creation app that allows anyone to enjoy writing music using touch gestures. In Japan, Touch Notation was selected as one of the...   440Software
Monday March 27, 2017
20:22Ishwari Sudame releases SRGMPitch v2.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: SRGMPitch is a automatic music transcription app for IPad. SRGMPitch has a robust pitch detection algorithm for music files. It will allow user to load audio files from Ipad's music folder. Once notes are identified, they are displayed as moving pitch...   440Software
17:24The United Academy of Music releases Music Lexicon v2.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Reference: Four list of words and terms in four languages - English, French, Italian and German. You can search in each of the four languages, and it will bring you to the translation page with the equivalent words of the four language. The lexicon includes over 1000...   440Software
12:13Kungfu App Creative Company releases Street Drummer: Simple Drum Set...
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: Street Drummer is more fun than any other music app in the whole Appstore. Try it out for yourself! Features: 8 different drums Includes bass drums, snares, toms, cymbals, high hat, and more! Choose between two percussion sets each with their own sounds...   440Software
Sunday March 26, 2017
20:41CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. releases Music Practice Tool - Metronome,...
iPhone, iPad / Tools / ToolBox: 'Chordana Play English version Release Anniversary Sale' being held! We are selling at a special price of 60% off! It will be sold at the special price on March 31, 2017 from March 10, 2017 (Japan time)! Please purchase as soon as possible! A new and easy way to...   440Software
18:06Max Schlee releases Violin Notes Finder v1.7
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Learn or improve the sight reading of the notes, in any notations, on the violin, using this app just a few minutes each day The app has 2 modes:
 1. Notes Explorer 2. Notes Trainer The “Notes Explorerâ€Â? lets you find the music...   440Software
06:48ForScore, LLC releases forScore v10.1.8
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: Shelve those 3-ring binders. Get organized. Download and play something new in seconds. With forScore, your sheet music has never been betterâ€â€?it’s everything you can do with paper and so much more. As seen in Apple retail stores...   440Software
04:55Learn To Master releases Guitar Scales and Jam v10.2
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Learn Scales, Chords and Modes in any position with this fully functional guitar simulator. Listen and play back the scales or chords or view the patterns. Play to a click/backing tracks and solo / improvise in any key Interactive exercises to test knowledge...   440Software
03:01Thoor software AB releases Ear Trainer Lite v4.0.4
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Ear Trainer Lite is an educational tool designed for musicians, music students and anyone interested in improving ones musical ear. It has exercises covering intervals, chords, and scales. This is the LITE version with 32 exercises. The full version...   440Software
01:08James Buchanan releases Note Brainer Pro v3.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Learn to sight read sheet music with this simple note training app. Great for kids and adults trying to learn how to read sheet music by sight. Just play for a minute or two each day and be amazed by how much improved your site reading becomes. The app is...   440Software
Saturday March 25, 2017
23:15Bismark releases bismark bs-16i v2.6.7
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player. The sampler engine is ported from bs-1 / bs-16, which is developed as professional plug-in for Logic (Audio...   440Software
21:22Studio Sol releases Cifra Club Tuner v1.7.3
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Just play a note of your instrument to tune it anywhere through your smartphone or tablet! Then just follow the on-screen pointer, looking at the note and frequency for the nearest string, to fine tune yours stringed instruments such as acoustic guitar, guitar, bass...   440Software
16:44Max Schlee releases Notes Finder lite v1.7
iPhone, iPad / Education / Reference: Find the notes on banjo and balalaika in any notation! Learn and improve the sight reading skills, using this app just a few minutes each day The app has 2 modes: 1. Notes Explorer 2. Notes Trainer The “Notes Explorerâ€Â? lets you find the music...   440Software
14:36Max Schlee releases Notes Finder v1.7
iPhone, iPad / Education / Reference: Find the notes on any string instrument and in any notation! Learn and improve the sight reading skills, using this app just a few minutes each day The app has 2 modes: 1. Notes Explorer 2. Notes Trainer The “Notes Explorer” lets you find the...   440Software
12:28The United Academy of Music releases Voice Metronome v2.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: Voice Metronom is the free version of Voice Metronome - Multi-Lingual Edition Although there are many metronome apps in the Apps Store, but this one is quite unique, because this apps use a human voice to count the beat. There are total 17 spoken voices in 11...   440Software
08:12Riviera Apps releases Real Hip-Hop Drums: Drummer Beat Set v9.6
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: Epic Drum Kit - Music Drum Drumming to iPhone. The most fun experience in drumming to iPhone! Drum kit with acoustic percussion sounds. Enjoy it!   440Software
Friday March 24, 2017
21:33Wilfred Kluft releases Fragment GB v2.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Fragment is a fun App to train yourself to listen and read musical notes. Especially the relationship between the score and what you hear is practiced well with Fragment. Well-known melodies have been cut into eight or nine separate parts (bars) and are mixed....   440Software
18:22Masih vahida releases Arabic Musical Instrument app v8.8
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: the only Arabic dance musical instrument app in whole world that simulates Arabic style musical instruments such as Arabic strings and Arabic Qanon with Arabic quarter flat scales with over 1,000,000 download!!!!! المŮàسيقŮâ...   440Software
15:44Yasuhiro Takano releases Vibronome - beats the rhythm by vibration v2.5
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: This is a simple metronome. The only thing that's different from others is no click sound. It beats the rhythm by vibration instead of click sound. Let's play music instrument in the correct tempo, putting this app in your pocket. ※This app doesn't work...   440Software
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