Apple have released the much anticipated update to iOS 7... just in time for them to announce iOS 8 in a couple of months!
This update features quite a lot of changes, including a total of 41 security vulnerability fixes. Obviously among those fixes is the exploit used by jailbreakers at evasi0n, so expect to be re-jailed for quite a long while if you do update.
7.1 also includes many general purpose changes to iOS. The calender and camera both got some minor tweaking, and there are new ways to calm the motion of backgrounds. This will be welcomed by those that experienced motion-sickness initially in 7.0. Siri has a new push-to-talk feature, so that you can pause mid-thought while composing a message or query. Siri is pretty handy, but fucking annoying when she decides you paused for 50ms so you must be done.
Most welcome of all in this update are fixes for serious bugs that have plagued 7.0; including springboard and other crashes. Music app developers have been hinting that 7.1 will also address most of the audio drop out issues on 7.0.
I'd be interested to hear your results with the new update! Let us all know if your 7.0 issues have been addressed, as there are still quite a lot of people on iOS 6 waiting for the dust to settle.
Please include your device model in the comments so we know where you're coming from.
Liine's Lemur is 50% for the 5.0 update, which adds some interesting new features to the sequencing engine!
What's new in Lemur v5.0:New Canvas object for creating custom objects
New sequencing objects:
- 2D drawing, animation and mono/multi-touch support
- Based on HTML5 Canvas specifications
- Implemented as standard Lemur scripting
- 50 new scripting functions
StepNote, StepSwitch, StepSlider
- Eight internal MIDI clocks, one for each MIDI Target
- Clocks can run as master or sync to an external source
- New type of script execution to trigger events based on musical subdivisions
- New scripting functions for getting/setting clock state and bpm
New bundled templates
Numerous tweaks and improvements
Sam Barker shows off the new sequencing objects driving his synth gear in this promo video.
Great news for both of you that don't already own all of Moog's apps:
They're all heavily discounted today!
MidiBlob for Blofeld iTunes Description:
MidiBlob is a performance oriented multi touch controller for your Blofeld synthesizer.
By a set of very intuitive interaction you can modify and control your synth sound to a depth that cannot be reached with traditional controllers. Graphical feedback keep you in touch with what you are doing and where you are in your sound space.
MidiBlob works with any Core MIDI compatible interface or with a network based Core MIDI connection, and it is an iPad application. It runs on iOs 6.x and 7.x.
The publicist for Dead Rider assures me that the band uses a lot of iPad apps, though there is no evidence of this in their music video. Oh well, it's still some fun glitchy Alt Rock! I really dig this, and she sent me a haiku. No one would lie via haiku.
The new album, Chills on Glass, is coming March 18th. Apps reportedly used on the album include Synthx, Nlog, Cassini, Animoog, iPolySix, Nave, iDensity, MegaCurtis, Hyperspace, Bitwiz, Turnado, ielectribe, Manetron2, and Alchemy Mobile.