The Gorillaz recently released their latest album, The Fall, accompanied by the announcement that the album was produced almost entirely using an iPad. While The Gorillaz did let a few traditional instruments in on the album, there have been a whole slew of artists, professional and amateur that have been showing just how far you can push the limits of the iPad, and in the process create great music.
Pogue’s latest post about Line2 seems too good to be true. A dollar app that gives your iPhone a full second number with voicemail, texting and all that. Even when it’s not running it rings to your regular phone number. If you’re in a wi-fi zone, it uses that instead of AT&T without using any minutes. You basically save 30-50 a month even after the 10 a month fee for Line2! Additionally, and amazingly (since the new iTouch/Pad have a mic) it turns your iTouch into a full functioning phone that will even take a voicemail (and email you about it) when you’re not wi-fi covered. Incredible.
‘Well then,’ the iPad arrives and pandemonium strikes Tokyo. The trains and the cafe’s have those enjoying the new toy. It was pointless to even try to touch it at Apple Ginza, but it was slightly possible at Yodobashi Akiba – with a five-minute maximum limit. The announcement coincides generally with another anniversary (8 years this time around).