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09/25Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Microsoft was wrong to cancel the Surface Book 4
OPINION: This week Microsoft made big waves unveiling its latest smartphone, the Surface Duo 2, and updated Surface Pro 8 and Surface Go 3 tablets. But in the sea of announcements there was one key device missing: the Surface Book 4. Prior to the event there was a sea of “leaks” suggesting the firm planned to release a new Book. ...
09/25Fast Charge: The Surface Duo 2 should have been the Galaxy Note's...
OPINION: This week’s been a busy one with Microsoft releasing its latest family of Surface convertibles, which includes a new Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 and Surface Laptop Studio. But for me, the firm’s convertibles played second fiddle to one key release: the Surface Duo 2. ...
09/24What is USB C?
Since USB-C has almost become the universal standard in terms of connection ports, here is everything you need to know about USB-C. USB-C ports and connectors are pretty commonplace nowadays, and most people with an Android phone will know it as their usual charger. ...
09/24Focus Entertainment launches its own Steam competitor
Steam has a new rival, as Focus Entertainment has set up a new service where you can buy triple-A games for your PC. Known as the Focus Entertainment Store, this new online shop features its own user accounts, in a clear push to make a dent in the digital PC gaming market. ...
09/24Update for Bose QC Earbuds brings several new features
The QuietComfort Earbuds are one of our favourites, offering a sublime noise cancelling performance. Bose has detailed the latest update for the true wireless, and it’s one that adds plenty of new features. The main new feature of the update – labelled 2.0.7 – is the debut of Bose’s Aware Mode with new ActiveSense technology. ...
09/24Trusted Recommends: Philips' 65-inch OLED gets a perfect score
Welcome back to Trusted Recommends, the weekly show where we detail the top scoring products to pass through our labs over the last seven days. This week’s been another hectic one with everything from top-end OLED TVs to robot vacuums earning a recommendation from our team of product experts. ...
09/24The Steam Deck's greatest flaw has already been fixed
Epic Games has finally announced that its anti-cheat software works on Linux and Mac, so there are even more games are within reach. Since the Steam Deck‘s release, Valve has been assuring gamers that anti-cheat software will be included on the handheld PC. ...
09/24Oppo announces new ultra-affordable A16s camera phone
Oppo is bringing a new phone to the A Series, the A16s, a new sleek handset that will be available for just £159. Oppo seems to be adding a new family member to its A Series of phones; this time, the A16s, which comes with a triple camera and will be on sale for £159. The A16s is powered by ColorOS 11. ...
09/24Hit your fitness goals with this impressive Fitbit Versa 3 deal
For anyone looking to start a new gym career, the Fitbit Versa 3 just took a plunge in price and is now £30 cheaper. Argos is currently selling new FitBit Versa 3 smartwatch, with 15% off the original asking price, going from £199.99 to just £169.99. ...
09/24N64 and Sega Mega Drive games are coming to the Switch
Nintendo has confirmed that both N64 and Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis in US) games will be heading over to the Switch. These classic games will be offered through the Nintendo Online subscription service, similar to how you can currently access Nintendo’s SNES library on the Switch. ...
10/22Windows 11 update fixes Ryzen L3 perf bug
Microsoft has officially fixed an L3 cache performance bug that has been vexing AMD Ryzen owners since the release of the new OS. The Windows 11 Update released today, KB5006746, “Addresses an L3 caching issue that might affect performance in some applications on devices that have AMD Ryzen processors after upgrading to Windows 11 (original release). ...
10/22What Apple’s new M1 Max MacBook Pro means for the PC’s USB-C future
The future of portable PC gaming will be built around USB-C charging, and surprisingly, there are a lot of hints in Apple’s new M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro that tell us where it’s headed. If you missed the news earlier this week, the just-revealed MacBook Pro models will feature three Thunderbolt 4 ports and a return of Apple’s proprietary MagSafe connector. ...
10/22Auto HDR deep-dive: How and why to use Windows 11’s eye-catching game...
Windows 11 brings Auto HDR, first introduced on the Xbox Series X|S consoles, to the PC. The feature promises to make older titles look just as bright and vibrant as newer HDR-compatible releases without a major hit to performance. That’s sure to have PC gamers eyeing an upgrade to Windows 11. ...
10/21The chip shortage is hurting Intel laptop sales now, too
Intel said Thursday that its PC business was hurt by the worldwide chip shortage, as its customers weren’t able to sell as many laptops using its parts as they would have liked. Intel reported its third-quarter 2021 earnings on Thursday, with both profits and revenue rising compared to a year ago. ...
10/21Razer snakes into DIY PCs with its first RGB-laden components
Hey Razer enthusiasts: You’ll finally be able to build an (almost) all-Razer PC now that the company is making its own all-in-one liquid coolers, power supplies, and fans. ...
10/21Next-gen DDR5 may cost 60% more than today’s memory
How much is fast memory worth? For people who simply must have the latest and greatest in high-powered PC hardware, price is no object. Which is a good thing, because the price will be considerably higher than even enthusiast PC builders are used to paying for next-gen RAM. ...
10/21Fixed: AMD driver helps Windows 11 find Ryzen’s best CPU cores
AMD posted a chipset software update Friday morning that fixes problems with Windows 11 not recognizing the best Ryzen CPU core to run on. It’s not the only fix you’ll need to get Ryzen chips operating correctly on Windows 11, but it’s an important one. ...
10/21Save big on Samsung’s ultra-fast curved gaming monitors
If you want to upgrade your gaming life without splurging on a new graphics card during the ongoing chip shortage, we’ve spotted some nice high refresh rate gaming monitors that won’t break the bank. ...
10/21Can’t buy an RTX 3080? Now you can play on one with GeForce Now
Nvidia’s monstrous GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card launched over a year ago, but it’s still damned near impossible to get your hands on one if you don’t feel like paying a just-as-monstrous markup on Ebay. ...
10/20NZXT’s PC building kits take the fear and guesswork out of DIY desktops
If you’ve been meaning to try your hand at PC building, but are intimidated by the huge selection of parts and their potential compatibility headaches, PC hardware maker NZXT is here to help. The company is now selling what it calls BLD Kits, pre-selected collections of parts that you assemble into a full, working desktop PC. ...
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10/22Roland releases free TR-Editor Software
Roland has announced the release of TR-Editor, a free Mac/Windows software application for the TR-8S and TR-6S Rhythm Performer instruments. Representing the apex of the... Read More
10/22Acousticsamples releases VHorns Brass Section
Acousticsamples has announced the release of VHorns Brass Section, a realistic and easy-to-play horns plug-in that features Acousticsamples' HAT (Harmonic Alignment Technology).... Read More
10/22SampleScience releases Deep Jupiter - Analog Bass ROMpler Plug-in
SampleScience has released Deep Jupiter, a free ROMpler plug-in for macOS and Windows featuring the raw bass sound of a famous analog synthesizer from the 80s. The plug-in has... Read More
10/22PSPaudioware releases PSP Saturator with 30% off intro offer
PSPaudioware has announced the release of PSP Saturator, a new analog saturation plug-in that emulates the way that analog devices such as tape recorders and valve circuits warm up and... Read More
10/21Solcito Musica releases SuperSonico 7.8 Virtual Analog VSTi for Windows
Solcito Musica has updated the SuperSonico Virtual Analog VSTi to v7.8. Changes: Added window size selection. Internal debugging. The 'Eco CPU' and 'Panic' buttons were... Read More
10/21KarmaFX updates Synth Modular to v2.01
KarmaFX Synth Modular has been updated to version 2.01. This release boasts several new features, including GUI improvements, MIDI Polyphonic Expression support (MPE), better... Read More
10/21Rob Papen releases Predator 3, RoCoder and the eXplorer 7 Bundle
Rob Papen has announced the release of three new products: Predator 3, RoCoder and the eXplorer 7 Bundle. Rob Papen eXplorer 7 Bundle The Rob Papen eXplorer 7 bundle now includes... Read More
10/21Ample Sound releases Ample Slide Lapsteel
Ample Sound has announced the release of Ample Slide Lapsteel (ASL), a newly sampled virtual instrument based on a '70s Jedson Lap Steel (David Gilmour Custom Model with... Read More
10/202B Played Music releases Filter Friend
2B Played Music has announced the release of its new audio effect Filter Friend, a plug-in designed to provide you with creative advanced filter effects. They say:... Read More
10/20Igor Vasiliev updates AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb app to ...
Igor Vasiliev has updated their AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb app for iOS to version 1.1. They say: AltiSpace is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls... Read More
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01/06iFun Video Converter
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10/21New Ball s.r.o. releases RTA Audio v3.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: RTA Audio Realtime analyzer with recording and Visualizer module with export. ••• Realtime analyzer ••• Realtime analyzer gives you the ability to analyze realtime audio input (built-in microphone or external audio accessory inputs) using Fast...
10/20Nonlinear Educating Inc. releases Analog Synthesis Digital World v7.1.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Learn how Analog synths fit into your modern music production workflow in this amazing tutorial for ALL audio producers.
10/20Daniel Tepfer releases DoubleTime Metronome v1.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: DoubleTime is a metronome for working on your groove. With its state-of-the-art timing mechanism, it's as precise as it gets. But its killer feature is the DOUBLE button, allowing you to gradually extend the distance between metronome clicks as you dig deeper...
10/17Steinigke Showtechnic GmbH releases DXO-Control v4.5.0.
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: DXO Control provides easy configuration of PA systems directly via iPad. The app supports the DXO-26PRO and DXO-48PRO controllers and the PRIME system amplifier by PSSO. Users gain full control over the built-in DSP modules. Activate presets and make individual...
10/15Nonlinear Educating Inc. releases Exposed ES2 Course for LPX v7.1.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: This tutorial is as much a lesson in the theory of synthesis as it is a deep exploration of the ES2 in Logic Pro X. Drawing on years of sound design experience, Steve H. shows you what subtractive, FM, and Pulse Width synthesis really is. As an incredible...
10/13Nonlinear Educating Inc. releases Make Killer Drums Guide v7.2.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Make “Killer� drum tracks using Superior Drummer 2.0! This comprehensive TUTORIAL, shows you all you need to know to make phat beats with Toontrack's flagship drum software.
10/12Mooseok Bahng releases Real Strings v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Strings: Imagine yourself playing a violin with an orchestra. Real Strings is 'Air-Violin' application with graphical guides. It plays like a real violin. Just tilt, swing and slide your iPhone/IPod as guide bars fall. Control tempo, speed, and strength of your...
10/052021 Inc LTD releases Drums - Learn Lessons & Practice v3.4.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Purely Drums is designed to help you become a better drummer. By repeatedly practising the routines and lessons included in the software, your playing technique will improve over time. The advanced visual interface adds an extra dimension to your drums...
10/04Smappsoft releases Sounds Of The Orchestra v1.3.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Sounds of the Orchestra is a fun way for children, parents, teachers, and anyone with an interest in music to learn about the classical musical instruments that comprise the orchestra. Everyone will enjoy the wide variety of playing, learning, and...
10/04Gamedokan releases FamiCompose 2 v1.6
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: FamiCompose 2 is MML (music macro language) sequencer based on the specification of the 8-bit game machine. Features: Simple interface that is based on the specifications of iOS standard app. Can be check the sound by the 'piano bar' during the editing of the...
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