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Pinnacle Studio for iPad: Record video or Download to Edit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (599.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPinnacle studio is no stranger to me. When I first started making Geekazine videos back in 2008, I was using their software to produce shows like “The 5 Tech Things You Should Know.” I since moved on to other software, but still have Pinnacle for “just in case moments”. Now we have Pinnacle Studio for iPad by Corel Inc. – a video editor software that can rival iMovie. In fact, all video is being post-produced using this software so you know what you are getting. To...

IFTTT for iPad, Rumors on 12.9 Inch iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365IFTTTForIPadRumorsOnNextIPad696.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (202.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you haven’t used If this than that – otherwise known as IFTTT.com – then you might be surprised as to what it can do. The app creates recipes so you don’t have to repeat building the wheel hundreds of times. Lets step back a quick second to 2007. We had Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. 3rd party apps came out that allowed you to write once and post to all. It was great, but soon other networks came out that didn’t have open APIs to do...

4th of July Apps: Fireworks Arcade, Musical Fireworks 2

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365-4thofJulyApps.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (50.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we celebrate the 4th of July – Food, fun, drinks, and of course – fireworks. Your iPad can help in that regard by helping you create your own Fireworks show with 2 apps that I found. The first app is called Fireworks Arcade by Big Duck Games and actually has been around for a couple years now – so it should work on your older iPads. The app simply allows you to tap the screen and display fireworks. Call up a song in your library...

What’s Coming in iOS8

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365WhatsComingInIOS8734.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (967.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we are going to take a look at iOS8. Now last week Apple announced at the WWDC conference the new iOS for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Those devices not making the list would include your iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4. 5th generation iPod touch and all models of iPad EXCEPT the iPad v.1 will allow for iOS 8 to be installed. First of all, you won’t be seeing the OS until about September when new devices will also be announced. What Apple does is...

Microsoft Word vs. iWork Pages by Apple for iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365MicrosoftWordVsPagesForIPad627.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (315.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA few weeks ago, Microsoft announced Office365 for the iPad and their first pricing plan which didn’t make sense for the home user. They came back and created a “personal” pricing plan where you could install Office on 2 machines – a computer and a tablet. The $6.95 a month ($70 a year) plan actually made more sense. It comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and One Note. It also comes with 20 GB of OneDrive storage, Skype with 60 minutes of calls each...

iRing Music Maker, FX Controller

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365IRingMusicMakerFXController955.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (522.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe folks at IK Multimedia have done it again. This time they have turned the iPad into a music control unit with the iRing system. Two plastic rings with a dot pattern which will control beats, add tones and samples, and even control your programs on the Mac. I start with the iRing – two plastic rings that slip in between your fingers. These rings will control any iPad 2 or above (needs the front-facing camera to work) to adjust the beat and tones to the...

Loopy HD with Blue Microphones Nessie

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365LoopyHDAndBlueMicNessie787.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (617.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is the app that Jimmy Fallon used last week to sing “Lion Sleeps Tonight” with Billy Joel on the Tonight Show. Loopy HD by A Tasty Pixel is a looping app that allows you to create small loops or whole songs. You have containers in which you can upload a sample, or record your vocal or instrument. You can record up to 12 samples to work within the song. Once recorded, you can turn on and off the sample. Adjust the sample if you want...

Your iPad Can Smell with Cartamundi

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365YourIPadCanSmellWithCartamundi226.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (382.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW, I ran into a company that is working on cards that you use with your iPad. Cartamundi has some project cards where you place, tap the sequential numbers, and the “sticker” shows up on the scene. We placed a series of smurfs on the screen, which we could easily remove with a tap. The next type of card was a 3D visor. You move the card around the iPad and it finds hidden items. Once you uncover the items, they show up on...

Chromatik – Practice, Create, and Share Music on iPad

https://archive.org/download/Ipad365-2014/Geekazine-iPad365ChromatikPracticeCreateAndShareMusicOnIPad234.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (313.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a musician, I feel music in the classroom is important. If a child can learn on their own, they might get more opportunities to be a part of something bigger. That is why I really like what Chromatik is doing – they give you the ability to practice your instrument (guitar, drums, clarinet, trumpet, etc) using popular music. Chromatik is part of a bigger project for schools to get sheet music. Whether it’s Rachmaninoff or Royals, musicians can keep their chops up and practice what they...