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Tuesday May 18, 2021
16:41Google LaMDA lets you converse with a paper airplane
Google has announced LaMDA, a new natural language technology, which will enable Google Assistant users to have conversations with objects, planets and… paper airplanes. In a somewhat bizarre demonstration during the opening session of Google I/O on, the company previewed a voice chat with the planet Pluto, which will enable Assistant users to learn more about the planet. ...   The Inquirer
16:41The next major Windows 10 upgrade, the May 2021 Update, has arrived
In late April, Microsoft said that it has finalized the next major version of Windows 10, formally named the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, for release in the near future. On Wednesday, May 18, Microsoft delivered on that promise as it began rolling the next big Windows update out to all PCs. The Windows 10 May 2021 Update will also be known as version 21H1. ...   PC World
16:30Coros’ new software update lets you know if you’re ready to run a...
Coros has just unveiled its most comprehensive software update yet which will introduce a bevy of new features including recommendations on how best to recover after a workout. Known as EvoLab, the revised software places a huge emphasis on analysing your training load in real time to provide personalised feedback. ...   The Inquirer
14:09You can get Resident Evil Village with a free PS5 upgrade for just...
If you have a PS5 and fancy indulging in some fantastic survival horror on the cheap, the PS4 version of Resident Evil Village is currently discounted but it also includes an upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost. Available via Currys PC World’s eBay store, RE Village on PS4 has been knocked down from £59.99 to £44. ...   The Inquirer
13:49Nvidia nerfs Ethereum mining on new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and...
The current graphics card landscape may be a barren wasteland, but there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. On Tuesday, Nvidia announced that the mining hash rate limiter introduced alongside the GeForce RTX 3060 will now be rolling out to newly manufactured RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 as well, via a new “Lite Hash Rate” series starting in mid-May. ...   PC World
13:41Apple's next MacBook Pro chip could 'greatly outpace' the M1
A new report from Bloomberg has seemingly shed more more details on an upcoming Apple chip that will power the MacBook Pro 2021 laptop. Bloomberg reports that its sources have confirmed a new Apple Silicon processor for the MacBook Pro will “greatly outpace the performance and capabilities of the current M1 chips. ...   The Inquirer
12:53Samsung Galaxy S21 gets a sensational price cut in this unmissable deal
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is one of the very best Android phones available right now, and this saving makes it an even better choice for your next upgrade. Using the code ‘PICKSAVINGS‘, you can bag yourself a shiny Samsung Galaxy S21 for just £539.99 – that’s down from £599. That’s a hefty £60 off one of our favourite phones of the year. ...   The Inquirer
11:14How to cancel Amazon Music Unlimited
Music streaming services have definitely stepped up their game in recent weeks. Whether you’ve been considering signing up for Spotify or Apple Music, or are simply looking to save a bit of cash by cutting down your subscriptions, here’s how to cancel your Amazon Music Unlimited plan. ...   The Inquirer
10:35iPhone Bargain: The iPhone 12 Mini can be yours for just £543.99
The dinky iPhone 12 Mini has seen a humongous price drop over on eBay, letting you get the phone brand new for just £543.99 when you use the code PICKSAVINGS at the checkout. Spotted on Buy It Direct’s eBay storefront, the 12 Mini was previously discounted from its original price of £699, but the code PICKSAVINGS will let you save even more until May 21. ...   The Inquirer
09:45Acer Predator Triton 300 SE review: Affordable GeForce RTX performance ...
An on-the-go gaming rig with ray-tracing chops that won’t break your budget or your back, the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE serves up an enticing mix of value and performance. ...   PC World
09:30Macally Full Size Wireless RF Keyboard for PC review: No-frills...
The Macally Full Size Wireless RF Keyboard for PC (model RFJJKEY) tells you everything you need to know about it in its name. It’s a budget-priced replacement for your desktop computer or a productivity enhancer for your laptop that offers ample typing space, cable-free convenience, and not a whole lot else. ...   PC World
09:00AmazonCommercial AC and USB Desktop Outlet with Surge Protection...
With six AC outlets and four USB Type-A jacks, this Amazon surge protector avoids crouching and crowding.   PC World
Monday May 17, 2021
18:47Google is about to get serious about Wear OS, for real this time
Google is promising a brand new version of the Wear OS operating system during the Google I/O festivities, which begin tomorrow (May 18). In a post on the Google I/O event page, the company promises a revamped version of the wearable software, which powers watches from the likes of Fossil, Misfit and TicWatch. ...   The Inquirer
18:01Phone by Google will announce the incoming caller, so you can ignore...
The Phone by Google app for Android will now announce who is blowing up your blower, it has emerged. The sleuths at XDA Developers have found a Called ID announcement feature within the latest version of the stock Android app that ships on Pixel phones and is also available to download for third-party Android handsets. ...   The Inquirer
17:19How to listen to Lossless audio on Apple Music
Apple is bringing audiophile grade Lossless audio to Apple Music subscribers at no extra cost, from next month. Here’s what you’ll need to enjoy the free, studio-quality upgrade from June. ...   The Inquirer
15:46Apple set quest for audio perfection back two decades, Apple Music...
Photo by Daniel Cañibano on Unsplash Apple just turned the music streaming world on its head. In its most significant move since announcing Apple Music in 2015, the company is democratising access to high quality digital music without attaching an extra fee. ...   The Inquirer
14:45Amazon responds to Apple Music, making its Music HD tier free for...
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now take advantage of Amazon’s lossless Amazon Music HD tier at no additional cost.  The HD tier – which previously cost users an additional £5 a month on top of Amazon Music’s Unlimited Individual and Family plans – will be free for all Unlimited users from the next billing cycle. ...   The Inquirer
14:07Huge iPhone Deal: Get an iPhone XR for just £269.95
If you’re on the hunt for an iPhone, but don’t want to spend over the odds, then this tasty deal on the iPhone XR could be the perfect upgrade. This deal bags you an iPhone XR 64GB model for the fantastic price of £269.95. That’s down an extra £30 from the previous £299.95 price if you use the code ‘PICKSAVINGS‘. Deal: iPhone XR for £269. ...   The Inquirer
14:03EufyCam users report seeing video from strangers in apparent privacy...
If you opened the Eufy app today and found someone else’s videos, you’re not the only one. Eufy has acknowledged the 'software bug' and apologized.   PC World
13:17Amazon and Apple both announce lossless music streaming at no extra...
If you’re a paid Amazon Music or Apple Music subscriber, get ready for CD-quality and high-resolution streaming, all for free.   PC World
12:57What to expect from Google I/O tonight: Android 12, Wear OS update and ...
Google’s annual I/O event returns today (May 18) as an all-digital event. Here’s everything we expect to be announced at Google I/O 2021, including new Pixel Buds and updates to Android. Google I/O is a conference for developers, meaning we’re sure to see plenty of software announcements, but we’re also hoping to get a peak at the hardware Google has in the works. ...   The Inquirer
12:23Apple Music to get lossless audio; Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos...
It’s been speculated and rumoured for a couple of weeks and now Apple has revealed that subscribers to its Apple Music streaming service will be able to enjoy lossless audio, as well as Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at no extra charge. Apple will be making its entire library, which features more than 75 million tracks, available in lossless audio quality (ALAC). The price of $9. ...   The Inquirer
12:00Microsoft wants you and your crew to hang out on Teams
Five years ago, Microsoft brought forth Microsoft Teams as a workplace collaboration tool to compete with Slack and Hipchat. Today, Microsoft is evolving Teams into a place where you can kick back after hours as well, taking on Discord, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Signal, and others in what the company hopes will be a resurgent consumer offering. ...   PC World
09:4511th-gen 'Tiger Lake H' performance deep-dive: Intel gets back in the...
Whoa folks—don’t head for the parking lot because this ball game ain’t over yet. Sure, you’ve been watching Intel’s older 10th-gen H-class CPUs get blasted off the mound all afternoon by Team Ryzen, but the coach just gave the signal and Intel’s new rookie star is warming up in bullpen: the 11th-gen “Tiger Lake H” processors for gaming and creative laptops. ...   PC World
09:14Enjoy a personalised hub of entertainment with Sony BRAVIA TVs...
Taking the concept of the ‘smart TV’ to a whole new level, Google TV is a revolution in home entertainment. Available on all Sony BRAVIA 2021 4K TVs, this new operating system can mesh your favourite streaming services with the smart features of Google Assistant, Google Home and more, all in one convenient place. ...   The Inquirer
09:00A cord-cutters' guide to watching the Stanley Cup playoffs without...
After a shortened, disrupted NHL season, the playoffs are under way with plenty of ways for cord-cutters to follow the puck   PC World
06:00Signal vs Telegram: Which messaging app should you download?
Image: Signal Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced an update to its terms that would require users to consent to sharing their data with Facebook. The news sent many users scrambling toward alternative messaging platforms – including Signal and Telegram. ...   The Inquirer
Sunday May 16, 2021
06:00Winners and Losers: Xbox attacks scalpers, while WhatsApp hits a...
It’s time to round out the week by boiling it down to the two biggest stories that had us nodding and shaking our heads in equal measure. Welcome to Trusted Reviews’ Winners and Losers. I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t had one eye on all the Resident Evil Village fandom over the last few days. ...   The Inquirer
Saturday May 15, 2021
11:00Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Why the Nvidia RTX 3050 laptops aren't just for gamers
Nvidia announced the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPUs this week, but while they will no doubt please budget-minded gamers, they’ve also got the potential to take on the MacBook Pro for content creation. Nvidia’s GPUs aren’t just for gaming. ...   The Inquirer
07:00Fast Charge: I want more phones like the Zenfone 8
Asus unveiled its 2021 flagship this week with the Zenfone 8, an Android phone that takes a distinctly different direction to many of the other best phones I have used this year. I have to be honest and say I wasn’t especially excited about the arrival of Asus’ latest round of phones. ...   The Inquirer
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
09:42Devious Machines releases Infiltrator - Sequenced Effects Plug-in
Devious Machines has released Infiltrator, a multi-effect sequencer plug-in with curve editing that allows the user to create up to 10 custom envelope curves to modulate a choice of 28... Read More   KVR Audio
09:03Cableguys release AAX versions of ShaperBox and HalfTime, plus 'How To ...
Cableguys have updated their HalfTime and ShaperBox 2 effects with support for Pro Tools AAX, which joins the existing VST and AU formats. For the first time, Pro Tools users can directly... Read More   KVR Audio
08:45Cut Through Recordings releases EpicPRESS v2.0 for Mac, Win & Lin
Cut Through Recordings has announced that EpicPRESS compressor plug-in has received a complete make-over both on the outside and inside, saying: It will put EpicPRESS in a... Read More   KVR Audio
08:43DroneLab updated to v1.1 - adds iPad Support
DroneLab, the iOS soundscape synth, has added iPad support with version 1.1. Features: Tweak and combine multiple sound sources to create chord drones. See a visual representation... Read More   KVR Audio
08:32Reason Studios announces Reason 12
Reason Studios has announced the coming release of Reason 12. The new version is focused on improving the Reason Rack, where music makers can combine instruments and effects to find their... Read More   KVR Audio
08:26SampleScience releases 909 Lab plugin for Windows and MacOS
SampleScience has announced the release of 909 Lab, a plugin to play the TR-909 drum sounds chromatically. Always in key, with 909 Lab you can easily make sure your 909 drums are in key... Read More   KVR Audio
08:12Sensel adds to free express MPE Preset Pack
Sensel, the creators of the Morph multi-touch controller, has announced that they're adding brand new presets for five different instruments to their free express MPE preset pack.... Read More   KVR Audio
08:06MOK updates Filtryg to v1.0.4 with Apple Silicon support
Media Overkill (MOK) has released version 1.0.4 of the Filtryg dual filter effect plugin, a free update for all current users. Along with minor bug fixes and performance improvements,... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday May 17, 2021
15:29Initial Audio release Initial Slice for Windows and Mac OS
Initial Audio has released Initial Slice, a loop slicer and beat making plugin for Windows and Mac. Initial Slice comes with over 300 loops and over 300 beat starters, as well... Read More   KVR Audio
15:28Igor Vasiliev updates BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app...
Igor Vasiliev has updated BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app for iOS to version 1.2. They say: BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and... Read More   KVR Audio
13:35Sick Noise Instruments releases Xenobyte Analog Hybrid Synthesizer for ...
Sick Noise Instruments has released Xenobyte, a VST 3 analog hybrid synthesizer for Windows. Xenobyte has 3 oscillators, with standard waveforms; sine, saw, ramp, pulse, triangle... Read More   KVR Audio
13:19New Sonic Arts updates Granite Granular Texture Generator Plugin to...
New Sonic Arts has updated Granite, a granular texture generator instrument, to version 1.6804. Improvements: Enhanced grain activity display and other minor UI enhancements.... Read More   KVR Audio
Saturday May 15, 2021
13:41Glou-Glou releases Loupé: Creative Looper & Delay pedal
Glou-Glou has released Loupé: Creative Looper & Delay pedal. Here's what they say: Doing what digital does best - flexible, musical, and interactive hi-fidelity sampling.... Read More   KVR Audio
08:59sonicLAB releases Thermo, a self regulating tone generator
sonicLAB has released Thermo, a self regulating hyper oscillator engine inspired by thermodynamic systems. The 4 oscillators of Thermo are in continuous interaction sending each other... Read More   KVR Audio
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
15:05Lorenzo rizzi releases APM Tool v2.2.5
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: With APM Tool you can quickly measure the acoustical performance of a room (reverberation time, clarity, etc.), check if that room is well suited for its purpose and, if not, choose which materials can improve the acoustical quality. You can also, save, load and...   440Software
11:11Max Schlee releases 120 Guitar Chords LR v1.8.2
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Play guitar chords right away, no prior experience needed! Our app has all the chords you need to play all your favorite songs!  Take advantage of our clear, easy-to-use interface and learn the basic and advanced chord charts. You can: see the...   440Software
07:17Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte releases MIDI Wrench v1.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / ToolBox: The Swiss army knife for your daily MIDI setup tasks. Connect a MIDI keyboard, MIDI sound expander or any other MIDI device to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch by using the Apple USB camera adapter or any other adapter supported by Apple. Visualize and monitor MIDI...   440Software
03:22Nonlinear Educating Inc. releases Start Course For Maschine v7.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Native Instruments’ Maschine is a perfect fusion of hardware and software. See how this amazing hybrid instrument will change the way you make music...   440Software
Monday May 17, 2021
23:28Sawa Digital LLC releases Dub Siren DX v2.4.9
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / DJ: Dub Siren is the world's #1 selling Reggae Dub app used by many professional DJs and Artists worldwide. Key Features: iPhone and iPad Versions Included 150+ Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Jungle, Bass Music Radio Stations Delay and Filter Effects Vintage Analog...   440Software
19:34Cody Rotwein releases Pocket Drums v2.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: Pocket Drums is the most realistic sounding and looking drum app out there! Perfect for both beginners and pros alike, Pocket Drums utilizes the latest technology and decades of real drum experience to create the ideal drumming app for the iPhone or iPad. All...   440Software
16:22Roughsoft releases Note Teacher Kids v1.0.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: This is a note and song teaching app I made to help kids learn music. It has cute graphics and fun play modes, while remaining true to actual musical education. Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfeYYW0Mqw8&feature=youtu.be Feedback from a...   440Software
13:45Studio Six Digital releases Transfer Function v4.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: Transfer Function is a dual-FFT acoustic analysis app that is used for sound system audio analysis. Since it can operate with music as the signal source, it can be used during a musical performance to monitor and turn the system equalization during the show....   440Software
11:08Apptree SA releases Metronotes v2.5.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / ToolBox: Metronotes is the perfect companion for playing live gigs. If you need a metronome, a setlists manager and songs notes, this app will always be on your side when playing live.   440Software
08:30Studio Six Digital releases SmaartTools Single Channel RTA v6.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: SmaartTools for iOS single channel RTA is a full-featured audio spectrum analyzer based on the single-channel portion of Smaart 7 by Rational Acoustics. If you need a two-channel FFT for your iOS device, check out Transfer Function, a module in our AudioTools...   440Software
05:53Luis Martinez releases Funk Drummer v4.15
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Rythme Mach. & Loops: Funk Drummer is the grooviest drum machine with the ability to improvise like a proper human drummer. Now with even more possibilities with the new 2d control for Jam / Intensity parameters. The new Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way...   440Software
03:16Jeannot Welter releases ChordWeaver v4.0.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Music Writing: ChordWeaver is a musical composition aid based on modern 5-part tonal harmony used extensively in symphonic music, film scores, jazz chord changes, contemporary songwriting, game soundtracks and electronic/synthesizer compositions with real time audio...   440Software
00:399928189 Canada Inc. releases Fine Tuner v2.3.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Fine Tuner is a light, minimalistic tuner with a user interface optimized for guitar, bass, violin, ukulele, banjo and other string instruments. It utilizes your device's built-in microphone. The app includes dozens of guitar tunings as well as several tunings for a...   440Software
Sunday May 16, 2021
22:02Newkline Co., Ltd. releases Ringtone Studio Pro v1.6.1
iPhone, iPad / Misc / RingTone Makers: Best ringtone maker App!! Powerful, easy and fast. Create,Edit and Customize your own personalized Ringtones and Alert Sounds with Ringtone Studio Features: iPhone ringtones,text tones,email alerts, etc Fine adjustment. Fade In/Out 0.5~3 Sec Voice Record...   440Software
19:24Daikyouju releases Ukulele Tuner Pro v4.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Tune your ukulele with precision and ease, instantly! Optimal for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians! Beware of imitations! Main features and tools: · 11 tunings for Soprano, Tenor, Concert and Baritone Ukuleles. · 600 chords available in the Smart...   440Software
15:05Dmitry Klochkov releases ChordUp - Play Chords v1.4.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: ChordUp is a musical instrument and MIDI controller that allows you to play almost any common chord instantly. No need to configure presets for each song. Just grab ChordUp and start playing. SELECT CHORDS WITH A SINGLE TOUCH Unique chord selector...   440Software
11:10Andrew Milloy releases AutoArp v2.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: AutoArp turns your iPhone (or iPod Touch) into a musical instrument that is halfway between a traditional auto-harp zither and an arpeggiated analogue-style synth. Select a chord and strum the 'strings' with your fingers to create a retro-futuristic...   440Software
07:16Yuji Koike releases Soniq Viewer v1.4.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: Soniq Viewer is a frequency spectrum visualizer. It uses a microphone to pick up audio to draw. You can easily see the pitch of your voice. ================================================== To play and visualize the music in iPod Library, use 'Soniq Player'....   440Software
03:21Nexogen Private Limited releases Garage Virtual Drumset Band v2.4
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: Drum Set • It's a Drum Set • It's on your phone • It's free • Are you STILL reading this? Jam your sessions when you don't have your instruments with you, it's an excellent platform to pass you time. With this acoustic Drum Set, make music on the...   440Software
Saturday May 15, 2021
23:27Studio Six Digital releases AudioTools Wireless v3.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / ToolBox: AudioTools Wireless is a pro-caliber SPL Meter, with A and C weighting, and also includes an audio signal generator that can produce sine waves, square waves, and white and pink noise. It also can send the microphone audio wirelessly to other Studio Six Digital...   440Software
19:32Ryouta Kira releases KQ MiniSynth v2.1.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: KQ MiniSynth is a powerful polyphonic modular synthesizer. This app lets you create tones with module patching. You can add/remove up to 100 modules freely as you want. (Oscillators, Envelope Generators, Filters, and so on) Of course it depends on your...   440Software
15:04Herve Noury releases FXComposer v1.3
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / Effects: FX Composer is a multi-effect. It includes the protocol Inter-App Audio. FX Composer includes these effects: noise gate compressor / expander fuzz / distortion multimode filter (LPF, BPF, HPF) chorus / flanger delay reverb (short and long hall reverbs)...   440Software
11:09BrennanMoyMedia releases A1 Cowbell v3.5
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Percussions: Put a cowbell in your pocket with this awesome app!!! Want to play some tunes? Annoy people? Or just trick them into thinking there is a cow behind them?? Then get this app! Comes with 4 different types of Cowbell sounds!!! Just click the bell or...   440Software
07:14Korg releases KORG iDS-10 v2.1.3
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: The latest title in the KORG DS-10 series, now available for the iOS! The KORG DS-10 series was an enormous hit for the Nintendo DS. Now, seven years later, it has undergone a further evolution while staying true to its original spirit. Now available is...   440Software
03:19Lylavie, LLC releases Voice Changer ? v7.1
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / Effects: The ultimate voice changer app Now with Voice Changer Calls! Over 800 voice combination for ultimate voice changing experience for your iPhone, iPod and iPad! Take control of your own voice recording with custom effects! Transform your voice to hundreds...   440Software
Friday May 14, 2021
23:24Tingjing.com releases Scalar v2.6.3
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Scalar is a fun, interactive way to learn scales and study ear training. Scroll through all the jazz scales, hear the related chord and play along with the included metronome. The ear training exercises are based on the incredible work of David Baker....   440Software
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