GarageBand: Additional loops and instruments for Macs

GarageBand is a small music studio for Mac , iPhone and iPad. Virtual instruments are already integrated (piano, guitar, bass, organs, drums, …), but also singing and real sources can be imported. The software is designed so that it is readily available for beginners and can be used by people who do not have great musical skills. Nevertheless GarageBand is also often used by musicians for smaller projects or demos.

GarageBand for Mac: Update to version 10.1

GarageBand for OS X now supports Force Touch the new trackpad and obtains a connection to the Social Network Connect from Apple Music . The Smart Control system software instruments can be recorded to save the effect and tone adjustments. In addition to have been solved a problem that prevented the export of long shots.

Moreover, GarageBand has according to Apple get the following new content:

  • 10 new drummer for a variety of electrical and hip-hop styles such as House, Trap, Techno, Dubstep and more,
  • Over 100 synth patches in the range EDM and hip-hop and sound morphing with the new Smart Control “Transform Pad”
  • 1000 new Apple Loops for a variety of popular instruments and genres, such as EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk and Blues.

The update of  Garageband For PC scored only stability improvements, bug fixes and a connection to Apple Music Connect.

 

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Just a quick one for you guys – Kik For Windows PC Alert

Thinking about downloading ‘Kik For PC’… Think again

hqdefaultIt has come to our attention that there is a new ‘software’ out that supposedly lets you use Kik Messenger Online.

We highly recommend that you do not download this software as it has some very suspect requests.

One is that it will read your emails and the other is that the app will gather PC data. Although this could be harmless, we think it would be better if you just did not download and use it. To be on the safe side.

If anyone has and more info about this app, please feel free to get intouch with us and we will do our very best to check it out

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iMessage for PC

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Here, You are going to learn how to download iMessage for PC or Windows computer. As you already know, iMessage is the most popular and grossing messenger in the history of Smartphones. iMessage Messenger is preferred for sending free text messages, videos and images to friends and other contacts.

iMessage has a massive userbase and is the most downloaded app in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is currently only available for Android, iOS, Symbian S60 and Blackberry operating platforms officially, but several users are looking to install iMessage on PC Windows or MAC. If you are one of such users, follow this guide to download iMessage for PC (Windows and Mac).

iMessage is a cross-platform messenger, you can send messages, videos and images to your friends who are on other platforms as well (iOS, Android, Symbian, e.t.c). I am going to describe it’s features comprehensively below. If you are already familiar with it, You can skip the below section and scroll to the bottom to read the iMessage for Windows PC installation guide.

Everything About iMessage for PC

iMessage for iPhone and iPad is also available through the Apple App Store directly. It is free to use for the first year, but you will be charged 0.99$ to continue your subscription for the next year. If you are unable to pay the renewal fee, iMessage management generally exempts and provides a free upgrade.

You can send unlimited free messages using iMessage for PC messenger. Messages can include images and videos (It has a built-in Video editor to compress the size).  After sending a message, it displays a tick icon to indicate that your message has been delivered. Double tick icon indicates that your messages has been read. All these features help you connect with your friends and family.

It also offers a wide range of customization features and privacy options. You can enable / disable ‘Last seen’ feature, so that your iMessage contacts will not be able to see when you have logged off. You can also set privacy options for your profile picture and Status (Either Only Me, Contacts, Everyone). iMessage for PC or Windows computer also provides hundreds of emoticons and smileys.

Intimidated by it’s growth, iMessage was recently acquired by Facebook in a multi-billion dollar deal.

How to Download iMessage or PC or Computer

Follow the steps provided below to download and install iMessage PC version. We are going to use an Android emulator called Bluestacks. It allows us to run Android applications on Windows or Mac computers.

  • First of all, Download and install Bluestacks app player from here (Official website).
  • Open Bluestacks using the shortcut icon and wait for it to load.
  • As shown in the image below, click on the search icon or search bar.
  • Now type ‘iMessage‘ in the input search form and click on the find button.
  • Double click on the install button located beside iMessage Messenger link.
  • Wait for a few moments, the application will be automatically installed.
  • Once done, go to the ‘My apps’ tab and click on the relevant icon.
  • iMessage on PC will be launched. Verify your phone number and identity.

 

Alternative Method:

  • You can also install iMessage for PC through Bluestacks using the apk file. Find out how below.
  • Firstly, Download iMessage PC Apk file (You can find it on Google for free).
  • Assuming you already have Bluestacks installed. If not, go ahead and download it.
  • Now, double click on the apk file to start the installation process.
  • If Bluestacks installation wizard doesn’t launch automatically, choose manual action.
  • Right click on the apk file and choose ‘Open With -> Choose Default Program’.
  • Choose Bluestacks apk handler application from the given list and click OK.

That’s it, you should now have iMessage for PC installed. You can comment your views down below.

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New PC Accessories & Services

desktop-accessoriesAccessories and Services Not Included, and Don’t Forget

Keep the following items in mind when purchasing your PC as they are either essential or very commonly needed for most PC users (and often forgotten until after you buy the computer and get home….kind of like buying that gadget at the store and when you’re home and anxious to use it, you realize batteries weren’t included…)

Productivity software – Microsoft Office (the most popular program suite for PCs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and more)

Internet Security / Antivirus – an absolute must that helps protect your PC from viruses, malware, and may have other features to keep your computer, files, and identity safe.

External storage – another must-have to perform regular backups of your PC, such as an external hard drive.

USB flash drives – it is strongly recommended that you always purchase at least one USB flash drive to use to create a recovery drive for your PC in order to restore it back to the way it was when it was first purchased in case of a hard drive failure or a harmful virus infection. (Older PCs often came with Recovery Discs on CDs or a DVD, but now the vast majority of PCs do not. Using a USB flash drive in place of DVDs is not only faster, more convenient, and is impossible to get scratched like a disc, but many new portable PCs don’t even have a disc drive.)

Additional USB flash drives provide an easy may to move files around from computer to computer; however, with online storage options (which also allow you to share your files with others should you choose and are very well protected from hackers), additional flash drives may not be necessary.

Accessories – most new PCs sold are laptops, windows tablets, or hybrid/convertibles. Many users prefer to use a wireless mouse in place of the device’s trackpad/touchpad or touchscreen. I recommend a Bluetooth mouse to avoid using up a precious USB port on your device as the more portable the device is, the less ports it usually has. For a Desktop PC you may also want to purchase a better keyboard and mouse than the stock ones provided with the machine–and don’t forget to buy a monitor, speakers, and webcam with mic if the desktop isn’t an All-in-One PC.

Other hardware accessories that you may wish to buy with your PC include a new printer, wireless router or modem, battery backups (also called Uninterruptable Power Supplies/Sources), and surge protector power cords. Keep in mind that even if you already have some or all of these devices, it’s probably time to upgrade them as well even if they still seem to work fine. All of these accessories have shorter life expectancies than you would think and are quickly replaced with far superior models, especially so with printers and wireless routers and modems. Surge protectors lose their effectiveness with time and eventually become nothing more than a power strip that doesn’t protect your sensitive electronics from surges, spikes, and brown-outs.Extended Support and Warranties – while most PCs come with a one-year warranty, that warranty is quite limited and provided only by the manufacturer. These warranties don’t cover many mishaps that may occur while using your PC such as electrical damage from a surge, accidental damage, and no support for troubleshooting and virus removals.

For extended warranties, I recommend SquareTrade. SquareTrade is one of the highest-rated extended warranty provider with rave customer reviews and high satisfaction scores. If your electronic device can’t be fixed, it’ll be replaced or you can get your money back to buy a new device of your choice.

Keep in mind that most extended warranties, SquareTrade included, do not cover software support and help, such as virus removals. Consider purchasing an additional protection plan or service agreement that can save you a lot of money . Some retailers offer such services, and if not, premium software support and virus removal service agreements can usually be purchased directly from the PC manufacturer or through one of the more popular manufacturers of Internet Security and Antivirus programs.

(Yes, just because you may have purchased an Antivirus program or Internet Security suite doesn’t mean that your PC is virus-proof. If you do get infected, you’ll still have to pay to get your PC fixed by a professional.)