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Apple Updates Macbook Pro

Apple has announced the latest incarnation of their powerful flagship laptop, the Macbook Pro. The new MBPs all feature Apple's high-resolution (stunning looking) Retina display; there are both 13-inch and 15-inch... Read more »

Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks)

Apple has released version 10.9.4 of OS X (Mavericks). The new version includes stability, compatibility, and security enhancements for the Mac.

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 Update

Apple has released iOS version 7.1.2. The new version includes improved iBeacon connectivity and stability, a fix for a bug with data transfer for some 3rd-party accessories, such as bar code scanners, a fix for a... Read more »

How to Use 30-pin Devices with New Lightning iPad

Q: I have a new iPad with a Lightning connector, but most of my accessories are 30-pin, which I used with my old iPad. Can I hook them up somehow? A: Yes! The solution you are looking for is the Apple Lightning to... Read more »

Lab Test: The Mac Pro Daisy Chain Challenge

Macworld Labs recently conducted the "Mac Pro Daisy Chain Challenge," a test designed to assess just how many peripherals could be connected to a new Apple Mac Pro, and how those peripherals would perform. In total... Read more »

Does the Mini DisplayPort on my Macbook Pro Carry Audio and Video?

Q: I have a Macbook Pro, and I need to send video and audio out. It has a Mini DisplayPort, so I will use that for the video, but does that also carry audio or do I need a separate audio connection? A: The Mini... Read more »

New Mac Pro Officially Qualified by Avid

Avid has officially qualified the new 2013 Apple Mac Pro computers for use with Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools 11 HD. Use of the Mac Pro with Magma and Sonnet expansion chassis has also been qualified. Avid has also... Read more »

Playing High-Resolution Files on Macintosh

Q: I know that iTunes and other apps can play high-resolution audio files on the Mac, but my D/A converter doesn't seem to be changing sample rates. What am I missing? A: The Mac natively supports up to 96kHz... Read more »

Happy 30th Birthday, Mac!

On January 24, 2014, the Apple Macintosh turned 30. The company celebrated with a cool video shot by 15 camera crews equipped using iPhones — shot entirely on January 24, and resulting in 70 hours of video... Read more »

Universal Audio UAD-2/Apollo & New Mac Pro Computers

Universal Audio has a released a statement detailing compatibility of their UAD-2 products (including UAD-2 DSP processors as well as Apollo and Apollo 16 interfaces) with the latest Apple Mac Pro computers. Please... Read more »

Changing Default Audio Playback App on Mac

Q: I'm frustrated; every time I accidentally double-click on a WAV or MP3 file on my Mac, it copies into my iTunes library and starts to play. Then I have to clean it out of the library. Is there any way to change... Read more »

iOS Update: iOS 7

Big news from Apple: iOS 7 is here! A "whole number" operating system update is always an important event, and there is always a mixture of excitement to check out the new features and a small amount of concern over... Read more »

Handling High-Resolution Files in iTunes

Many of us like to keep high resolution (greater than 16-bit/44.1kHz) files in our iTunes libraries as references when mixing and just for plain high-quality listening. A few things to note: iTunes supports hi-res... Read more »

Is There a Difference Between Using WAV Files and AIFF Files in iTunes?

Q: I want to load some of my full-bandwidth, high-resolution audio files into iTunes so I can use them as references when mixing. Is there a difference between using WAV and AIFF files? A: From a sound quality... Read more »

Updated Mavericks Compatibility Information

With the exciting release of Apple's OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" operating system — and as is the case with any major OS update — there are questions about music/audio software and hardware compatibility... Read more »

New Apple MacBook Pros

At a Keynote Address held earlier today, Apple announced the latest MacBook Pro notebook computers. The new models feature the stunning high-resolution Retina display with over four million pixels on the 13-inch... Read more »

Apple Rolls Out New iPads

Today, at a Keynote Address, Apple announced brand-new products in several categories — from notebooks to iPads to apps to OS, the company released a flood of new products! iPad Air — the new iPad Air... Read more »

Apple Releases OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”

Apple has released OS X 10.9, more popularly known as “Mavericks.” The amazing news is that the new operating system is being offered through the Apple App Store completely free of charge, with an easy, one-step... Read more »

How Do I Close an App with iOS 7?

Q: I'm used to closing apps with my iPad by double-clicking the Home button, then holding an app's icon until the "X" appears, then closing it. That doesn't seem to work with iOS 7. How do I do it? A: Double-click... Read more »

iPad 1 Compatibility with iOS 7

Q: Is my first-generation iPad compatible with iOS 7? If not, what do I do? A: With iPads, iOS 7 is compatible with iPad 2 and above. Even though you can't update an iPad 1, that doesn't mean your device will stop... Read more »

Does the Novation Launchkey Support Bus Power with iPad?

Q: The Novation Launchkey says that it supports bus power with the iPad, but I can't get it to work. When I plug it in, I get a message that says, "Accessory unavailable, the attached accessory uses too much power."... Read more »

Does my iPad Battery Suffer from “Memory Effect”?

Q: I was told that the battery in my iPad doesn't have problems with memory effect. Is this true? A: It is true. Memory effect, where (short explanation) a battery doesn't fully charge because it hasn't been fully... Read more »

Big news from Apple!

Apple has announced major new products, in several categories: iOS 7 — hundreds of new features, including a redesigned user interface, Control Center, Notification Center, Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced... Read more »

How to Sort Songs by Artist Last Name in iTunes

Q: I have a large iTunes music library, and I dislike that iTunes insists on sorting the artist by their first name — for example, I look for James Taylor under "Taylor" not "James." I've tried changing all the... Read more »