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Stellar New Apps: The Loop, The Official Doors App, and Running With Friends

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New apps are arriving in the App Store at such a rapid pace it can be a real challenge to find the stellar entries. This week we'll take a look at a handful of newly released, noteworthy apps worthy of special mention.

1. The Loop (Free)

  

This new subscription-based magazine is the brainchild of longtime Apple journalist and reporter Jim Dalrymple. He will publish The Loop magazine twice a month, and it will cost $1.99 per month. The Loop magazine app is not just a spin-off of the Loop’s website online. This stand-alone app will feature articles written by some of the great authors in the field of Apple journalism, with all if the articles being written exclusively for the magazine.

While Dalrymple doesn't officially work for Apple, it's safe to say he has his finger on the pulse of the company. 



Soundcast Adds High Quality Bluetooth® Convenience for OutCast®

Soundcast Adds High Quality Bluetooth® Convenience for OutCast®

 

San Diego, CA (May 15, 2013) – Soundcast Systems, developer and manufacturer of high-performance wireless music systems adds advanced Bluetooth capabilities to its popular long-range wireless OutCast and OutCast Jr. speaker systems with the development of its new BlueCast Bluetooth receiver adapter.


Blue Tour 6U Bluetooth Speaker Offers Top Value for Sound

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The stylish Blue Tour 6U Bluetooth speaker ($48.41 on Amazon) from Technical Pro is a very affordable and great-sounding speaker. Its simple design and control layout is ideal for the broadcasting of whatever entertainment your iDevice can provide. Some Bluetooth speakers have a dearth of controls and are therefore more suited to the technically savvy user who can quickly adapt to motion sensors or nondescript spinning dials. Others have an abundance of switches, buttons, and ports, which again, may be better suited to a more technically savvy user. The Blue Tour Bluetooth speaker however, strikes an optimal balance between simplicity of design, ease of use, and quality of sound.

The Blue Tour is a cool-looking little device! It reminds me of a stereotypical UFO, with its oval-sphere design. It is a fine work of understated design and it would look great on most shelves, desks, countertops etc. 



"Music deals and discovery service launched by Bamboo Group"

 

Estonian company says there is always a place for legal music downloads and to prove this Bamboo Group has launched a revamped version of their popular app Ringtonium 3 which is now going to be a new music deals and discovery service for iPhone.


Meze 88 Classics: High-End Ebony Headphones for the Discerning Audiophile

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A great pair of high performance headphones is a key ingredient in how we experience our iDevices. Many apps even suggest using headphones to help you immerse in apps and music. Because I'm aware of how much quality headphones can enhance our iDevice experience, I often review headphones of all different styles and quality for iPhone Life readers. In this series for the discerning audiophile, I will review several new and noteworthy entries in the extremely crowded headphone market.

The first pair of headphones I'd like to introduce you to is the Meze 88 Classics ($309). Mezes are the Lamborghini of headphones, exuding style and quality, both rare and luxurious. The Meze 88 Classics are some of the best headphones I have come across in a good while; one any music aficionado should know about.



A MUST-HAVE free app for moms and moms-to-be!

A MUST-HAVE free app for moms and moms-to-be!

Classical Music for Mommies for free!

Classical music has been proven to be the music of intelligence. Recent studies have shown that listening to classical music can have lasting effects on one's brain; it can stimulate brain function in developing infants and improve comprehension of math and other computing skills in adults. It trains the brain to acknowledge all the parts that work together to make the whole.


Meteor Multitrack DAW for iPad - 16 -24 Track Upgrade In-App Special Offer

Meteor Multitrack DAW for iPad - 16 -24 Track Upgrade In-App Special Offer

Upgrade Meteor Multitrack DAW for the iPad from 16 to 24 tracks for the great price of $0.99.


Meteor Multitrack DAW for iPad - 16 -24 Track Upgrade In-App Special Offer

Meteor Multitrack DAW for iPad - 16 -24 Track Upgrade In-App Special Offer

Upgrade Meteor Multitrack DAW for the iPad from 16 to 24 tracks for the great price of $0.99.


Adventure-Proof Music Listening with the NUU Splash Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

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The Adventure-Proof series examines and reviews the best in rugged iOS gear, apps, and accessories to help iDevice users enjoy the outdoors with their mobile tech safely in tow. This installment takes a closer look at the Splash by NUU, the latest entry in the fast-growing field of extreme-duty Bluetooth personal speakers.



Shape of Sound Releases Sketch Synth 2

Shape of Sound Releases Sketch Synth 2

Sketch Synth 2 has just been released on the app store for iPad. The next evolution in the Sketch Synth series lets you casually draw in deep geometric modulations onto pads to really scult and shape your sounds. It comes with over 50 preset loops that can be layered up on top of eachother in different themed scenes, so if you feel like making high energy the head to the chiptune scene; and if you feel like dark bass and dubstep then head to the punisher scene.


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