12 December 2011
Posted in Apple
Apple has released two new apps into the Mac App Store. Joining Aperture, the iWork suite, Xcode, Motion, Final Cut Pro, and all the other Apple apps already available are Logic Pro and MainStage, two Apple apps that previously existed as boxed versions. Logic Pro is priced very reasonably at $259, and means that Logic Express probably isn't worth buying anymore — as Logic Pro allows you to download all the Apple Loops and other content free of charge when you purchase Logic Pro.
Also available in the Mac App Store is the first app from Rogue Amoeba, an app called Piezo. Piezo allows you to record audio from basically any source on your Mac, whether it be from an app (a playing movie, a video on the web, or many other sources) or any audio device you've got plugged in. There's a free trial version available on the Rogue Amoeba website, and the full version in the App Store is $14.
Mac Rumors says Apple might be planning to build another large data centre, this time in Oregon. Facebook already has one there, and so Apple are now debating whether to build their second large data centre. It won't be larger than their pre-existing North Carolina data centre, but it will be newer.
Over at 9 to 5 Mac, they have a few words from Steve Wozniak from his recent visit to Bangalore. Woz spoke about to young entrepreneurs, and had a few words to say about the Macintosh being a failure, among other things.