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Go Home: One-Click directions for iPhone hack

( Apple andiPhone andmisc andoriginals andThe Web andvideo )

Here is a hack that allows you to click a button on your home screen and get directions home or anywhere else from your current location. Instructions To begin, open Safari and go to this address: http://jordanbalagot.com/gohome.php Next, enter your full address into the address field: Then, add the next page to your home screen […]

Quicksilver Or Steam Automatic App Switcher

( Apple andmisc andoriginals )

I’ve written another app similar to my keep mainstage running app — Quicksilver Or Steam. What this app does is quits Quicksilver when you’re playing games in Steam, and launches Quicksilver when Steam has quit. I know I’m not the only one with this problem – you’re playing Left 4 Dead 2 and suddenly you […]

Keep your MIDI keyboard active with Mainstage and Applescript: Keep Mainstage Running.app

( Apple andaudio andGear andLogic 8 andMusic andoriginals )

I know I’m not the only one with this problem: You have this giant MIDI keyboard that doesn’t produce sound on its own, and most of the time, playing it doesn’t do anything. You have to launch logic, or mainstage, or ableton, or digital performer, open a new project, setup a new patch, and then […]

Video Demo of the incredible iPhone iGOG Mic Trigger Mode

I recently saw a demo of the incredible new iGOG drum trigger program on Create Digital Music. This is the best drum app for the iPhone I’ve ever seen, because it processes the microphone input at the same time you’re playing to determine velocity. The drums are multi-sampled and hitting different areas of the pads […]

Convert controller data in Logic

( Apple andfinale andLogic 8 andMusic )

In Logic, often when I import a MIDI file from Finale, Finale puts volume data all over the place and the fader in the mixer bounces up and down as a result. I wanted an easy way to convert this data to expression data so that I could regain control of my fader. There are […]

No file or output access to iPhone MP3 library – 3.0 SDK still too restrictive

So the iPhone 3.0 SDK does allow you to play music from the iPod library from within your application. However, you do not have file access to the mp3s, nor can you control the output other than the standard iPod player controls, i.e. play, stop, skip, and volume. This means you can’t add effects, you […]

iPhone OS 3.0 – First look

( Apple andiPhone andmultitouch )

Edit: Wow!! Beta 2 is out, and is running a lot smoother. Bugs that have been fixed are now crossed out. I installed the iPhone 3.0 beta OS tonight and am pretty impressed. If you are a registered iphone developer ($99), you can download the beta and install it on your phone. A warning though […]

Logic Tip: Turn off Core Audio when troubleshooting or copying between projects

( Apple andaudio andLogic 8 andMusic )

Wow, I read a tip somewhere on the Vienna forums that if you held down control when you launched Logic it would disable Core Audio, and you could open up a project and troubleshoot your plugins that way by disabling them and then re-enabling core audio. That’s a big help (especially since Vienna runs so […]

145+ Brief iPhone Application Reviews

( Apple andiPhone andmisc )

Evidently I feel the need to review these iPhone apps before I delete them. iPod – I keep this on my home page of the iPhone because I don’t need constant access to it. As of OS 2.1 I can hit the home button to quickly get to the home page, and use double click […]

Make a Vibrate-only iPhone Alarm

( Apple andiPhone andoriginals )

For such an amazing device, the iPhone sure does lack some features. Forwarding text messages, copy and paste, and background applications come to mind. But there’s been one thing that’s been bothering me lately: Vibrating alarms. The iPhone’s clock application is great, allowing you to set timers, use a stopwatch, and have unlimited alarms. But […]