These days people have the power to do anything and one of the reasons it’s possible is because of the amount of iPad apps available. I’ve given people a list of 5 great apps they need to check out if they love making music.
If you’re into music and you don’t have an iPad you should go out and get one right now. The reason they are great is because people keep coming out with amazing apps that will satisfy all your music needs. There has been no other time in history that making music has been so fun and easy. It’s really magical to think you can compose great songs while you sit on your couch chilling out at night. If you’re looking for some great apps we can look at some of the most popular ones right now.
If you’re not quite sure how to play music yet you should definitely start with this app because it’s very friendly to the newbie. There are lots of instruments built into the app and you can play them using the iPad’s multi-touch input. If you feel like a little jam session with a few of your friends you can even connect to each other and make music together. Once you’re finished you can give it a quick edit before uploading it to YouTube for the world to hear.
You’re not always going to be sitting next to your computer and what do you do when you want to record a song? Maybe a moment of genius will strike you and you need to get something down straight away. Studio Track will take care of you because you can do anything on the go. You can easily import tracks into the app and there is a mixer and multi-track recorder with easy-to-use buttons to play around with. There are also enough features to make sure whatever you create will sound great.
This is the best piano app in the world and it brings a professional grade instrument straight to your fingertips. If you wanted to buy a full-sized piano you’d be looking at thousands of dollars, but you can have this one for five bucks. You can even set up the layout so you have access to 88 keys. It comes packed with 16 recorded instruments and it’s an easy way to compose brilliant music.
DM1 – The Drum Machine
You’ve probably heard that drummers get all the chicks. I don’t think this applies to an iPad app, but DM1 is definitely the coolest drum app on the planet at the moment. You can now make all the great songs you like without the neighbors banging on the walls. Inside, you have 64 mastered drum kits and you can add lots of special effects to give your songs a personal touch. You can even tap out the beats and use the sequencer to turn them into a song, so you’ll find it easy to use.
If you want to make some great songs from scratch you will love studio.HD because it has a simple editor that won’t take you long to pick up. If you think of something while you’re out it has a pretty cool feature that lets you use the in-built mic to record vocals even though you might get funny looks singing into your iPad as you’re walking down the street. Plus the icing on the cake is that there are over 900 loops that you can download for free and they cover all genres.
Jean Parker, the author of this post, works at Addicted to Audio, an online website that sells gadgets like players, microphones, mini systems, Dj headphones, etc. Besides claiming to be a massive music fan, he also has a passion for writing guest posts.
With Winter coming to an end soon, the prospect of springtime bringing warmer weather and longer days should give us all more reasons to be cheerful over the coming months.
And with Easter almost upon us there is even more reason for both children and adults to be feeling good with some much anticipated time off during the Easter holidays. I’ve decided to have a look at some of the Easter themed apps and games available for the iPad. These apps are full to the brim with eggs, bunnies and newborn chicks and could prove to be Ideal for keeping you and your children entertained over the Easter holidays. Be sure to keep your iPad safe during the holidays with a stylish iPad or iPad mini case – the last thing you want to do is leave a dirty great scratch on your beloved iPad!
Easter egg hunt 3D
This great interactive app gives users the opportunity to search for Easter eggs in a 3D environment and collect points as they play the game. You can enjoy competing against your friends and family to see who can get the highest score and scavenge for the most eggs, allowing you to move up through the levels of the game. A great free app that will keep entertained for hours on end during the eater break.
Egg vs. Chicken
An Easter themed twist on Plants vs. Zombies, Egg vs. Chicken provides you with the challenge of arranging your eggs in like colours and then tossing them at the oncoming hordes of chickens relentlessly pursuing you. The newly updated Easter Egg Hunt Edition features special eggs you can hunt for to unlock extra levels.
Kung Fu Rabbit
Kung Fu Rabbit will give kids a challenging gaming experience, giving them the role of a rabbit teacher allowing them to use agility and combat abilities to save all of their students. The game gives players the chance to partake in kung fu action which includes jumping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding along walls, and sneaking up behind your enemies to attack them. The game includes 70 levels in normal and hard mode, providing you with a great amount of playing time which will keep kids well entertained.
Make a Scene: Easter
For those with young children Make a Scene: Easter offers a great way for your children to learn and play at the same time. The game uses drag and drop interactions, fun sound effects and engaging animations to create an entertaining educational app. Kids can make a virtual Egg hunt, watch woodland creatures playing in the woods or see new born lambs playing in the fields. Players can drag and drop digital stickers onto different backgrounds to create their own unique animated scenes. Make a Scene also features multi touch which allows children to add or move multiple stickers allowing more than one child to play at a time. Finished scenes can even be uploaded to Facebook to share amongst friends and family.
Thanks to Les from The Snugg for this post. Les loves all things tech-related and blogs regularly on the subject. The Snugg create a wide range of quality covers and accessories for a variety of tablets including the latest iPad. Browse the full range of iPad cases at The Snugg’s website http://www.thesnugg.com.
If you fancy a new printer and decide to pop down to your local computer retail store, you will soon be faced with a difficult choice. In the last few years, the amount of different models available has multiplied faster than you could imagine. This article looks at the different types of printers and the users that they are designed for.
What Type Of User Are You?
When we talk about printer users, there are four main profiles. The printer that will suit your needs depends on which category you fall into:
Home PC user – This user demands a lot from the printer, and it had better deliver! He will not be happy to pay too much for this device and will expect it to print photo quality as well as do the children’s homework, when they remember to actually do it.
Ideal Printer – Probably something like a small color inkjet would serve the home PC user’s needs. But he may be dismayed to learn the cost of the replacement cartridges. They can often be almost a third the cost of the actual printer itself. If he spent a little more, then he could opt for a small laser printer for the heavier work.
Student user – This type of user will no doubt be printing a huge thesis at some point of his life as a student. And many times probably, as the output may not quite be what his tutor had in mind. He won’t be interested in a slow chugging device because he has places to go and pubs to visit.
Ideal Printer – A black and white laser printer should suffice for all of the text based bumpf required. A color laser printer will be out of the student’s meager budget, unless Daddy is rich. A multifunction inkjet may be more versatile, especially when it comes to adding diagrams to the text. But the ink refills and the extra cost could add to the student debt issue.
Professional Photographer – A color inkjet can manage some small digital photographs, but if you are in the trade, you will need something a tad meatier. You can improve these details by purchasing proper photo quality paper and higher quality ink product.
Ideal Printer – A Snapshot printer is an excellent choice as you can print directly from the digital camera. A high end multifunction inkjet would also be a wise choice and you have the scanning and fax options that would support a busy professional nicely.
Small Business User – These users will be looking for a printer that can do everything a larger printer can but at a fraction of the price. Sadly the cheap option will probably not last long before blowing a fuse!
Ideal Printer – Again, the multifunction printer seems to win the day, it has the fax and scanner options that are required by most small businesses. But the printer may not be up to the hammering it will undoubtedly receive. Perhaps a decent laser printer combined with a standalone fax and scanner would be the best option.
This post is authored by Nick Carter. Technology lover by passion, he masquerades during the day as a staff member at Tonerpals, a company that deals in printer ink cartridges. In his spare time, he likes to write about the modern technology and equipments.
The recent launch of Galaxy S4 by Samsung has marked the starting of a new era in the smartphone world. It’s a heated discussion among mobile geeks that how Apple will cope with these new challenges in mobile market. There are anticipations around the world whether Galaxy S4 will take iPhone 5’s top position.
Even though both phones are super slim, iPhone 5 has even smaller dimensions than Galaxy S4. Thickness of iPhone5 is 7.6mm while Galaxy S4 is about 7.9mm thick. But for those who look for a larger phone Galaxy S4 will be a good choice. Galaxy S4 weighs 130g whereas apple iPhone 5 is a little more lighter, weighing about 112g. The plastic framed body of S4’s gives it a cheaper feel adding to its drawback. . If you are looking for a premium looking device iPhone 5 can fulfill your desire with its metallic finish.
The design and display of Galaxy S4 ranks it one among the most fascinating smartphone with its 5 inch screen which is almost like that of a tablet. It sounds that the 4 inch display of iPhone 5 would find it difficult to compete with S4’s screen. Galaxy S4 has a pixel density of 441 pixels/inch while iPhone5 has 326pixels/inch.
Galaxy S4 is powered with the latest version of android OS Jellybean 4.2 while iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6. Comparing the speed, no other Smartphone can beat S4’s 1.9GHz even iPhone 5 runs at 1.5 GHz. Some versions of Galaxy S4 feature a 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and some versions has a quad core processor whereas iPhone 5 operates on a dual core processor. Both Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 are available in 16, 32 and 64 GB options. Galaxy S4 comes with a micro SD slot to increase its storage further. Another specification of Galaxy S4 that keeps it on top is its 2GB ram which is double the iPhone’s 1GB.
Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Though iPhone5’s camera is good, its specifications don’t match S4’s standards. Samsung holds its standard high by incorporating certain special features like dual camera, drama shoot, sound and shot, etc adding more fun to photography.
Connectivity and Wireless
Both phones support 4G LTE. Additionally Galaxy S4 has built in Near Field Communication Technology (NFC) which iPhone 5 lacks.
Samsung Galaxy S4 works on a 2600 mAh battery, on the other hand iPhone has a modest 1440 mAh battery. iPhone 5 gives a longer talk time of 8 hours or internet usage without draining the battery. However, on the safer side, S4’s battery is replaceable so that one can switch to a spare one if needed.
I hope the post helped you compare both the smart phones. On the finishing note, we can say Galaxy S4 can obviously be a new generation phone while iPhone 5 just matches the previous year expectations. For those who wish that premium look on your smartphone, iPhone 5 will be a good pick, whereas S4 will offer a glimpse into new generation phones. Also, Apple is expected to debut its new smartphone later this year which will make the comparison more fair.
This post has been written by Mary Roberta, an outreach consultant at Casemate UK. Do feel free to check out Case-Mate’s Glam cases for iPhone 5 to protect your phone.
The uses and purposes of mobile apps are diversified with more than millions of smart-phones and tablet users and also with more than billions of apps. Businesses, organizations and institutes are even searching for customized mobile apps for their specific purposes. Many businesses are now thinking and planning of expanding their businesses by retaining customers through mobile apps as part of their inbound marketing activities. Both businesses and mobile apps developers are trying to come up with such application, which can serve the core purposes of many businesses.
The Importance Of Retention
It is important because a significant number of people are now using whether smart-phone or tablet and these devices are getting part of their daily life. It is possible to reach a major portion of the targeted clients or consumers of any business through these smart-phones or tablets. Mobile apps are the best means to reach these targeted consumers n the most effective manner and create a result driven marketing approach, as well.
Moreover, many people are getting used to with different mobile apps for both professional and business purpose. This is other key reason for which mobile apps are treated as one of the best means to retain customers.
How to Retain Customer through Mobile Apps
You will find different ways to retain customers by using mobile apps. In-Apps advertisement is one of the most effective strategies, which can help you keep in touch with a large portion of your consumer. Here, you must find the top downloaded apps, which are relevant to your business in some way or another. In most of the cases, you can place the advertisement of your business inside other apps, when those apps are free. You must design and develop an attractive banner for the advertising purpose in order to grab the attention of your targeted audience.
Many people do not like to use any apps having In-Apps advertisement, and they rather prefer buying paid apps to avoid such advertising in the middle of playing games or doing something else. It is another good idea to develop popular and demanding mobile apps for the targeted audience and sponsor those advertisements from your business. This is much appreciating approach, as people can enjoy their apps without the hazard of In-Apps advertisement. You can take help from individual apps developer or go to any mobile apps development business in order to get such customized apps for the marketing purpose of your business. Mobile apps are now developed for different platforms, and you must consider developing cross platform mobile apps to retain the clients of your business.
Customer retention is more challenging than confirming a new customer for many businesses. The market goes highly competitive, and almost every business needs to compete with many global competitors. Consumers have more options around them than before and this is why you need to think and take care about the customer retention policy. You can also develop a mobile application to store some key information about your customer like their Birthday, Anniversary and such special days. You can make you customers happy and smile by sending a text or email on those special days by using that mobile application.
Besides of this, you can sort out the shopping pattern of your consumers by collecting information about their shopping. Mobile apps can also help you to determine the consumer behavior and you can use this information in order to provide customized and better service to your clients. You need to confirm that, you do not forget your clients and mobile apps can help you in this aspect by a great deal.
Businesses need to consider the role, purpose, and importance of mobile apps in order to retain their existing clients. Many businesses are already started using different mobile apps for such similar purpose, and you have to design, develop and deploy your course of action regarding this matter without getting far behind from the competition.