OK….. this is not about iPad’s but it is music and it is technology! If you did not notice Apple announced the availability of iLife11. Of particular interest to me are the new Garageband features. Garage Band now does the SmartMusic thing… it listens to you play, analyzes what you played and gives you feedback on how well you did! I’m excited! But only if I can create these files myself! Stay tuned for more!
Of course the new FaceTime app for the mac is sweet. Of course how long will it be until I can take advantage of it? I have had a webcam sitting on my desk for a decade now and still have yet to actually use the darn thing! No one that I care to video chat with has the same tools as I do. But FaceTime is going to explode I believe. Soon it will be available all over the place! Just like AirPlay. I hope AirPlay is more successful than AirTunes. I want to be able to be listening to my iPod in my house as I am getting ready for work. Of course I will not have headphones on because that would be rude to shut everyone else out, I DO have 6 kids, a wife and a dog! No, the iPod will be playing through the speakers sitting on the counter in the bathroom using AirPlay, which means I don’t have to connect wires! I hit play and boom there it is…. instant music to shave by. Then I pick up my iPod, walk to the kitchen to get breakfast and the music stops playing in the bathroom and transfers to the living room speakers. Then I head to the car, climb in and there is the same song that was still playing when I left the living room that transferred over to my car stereo. I continue to jam out on the way to school. After turning the car off and walking into the band room and turning on the stereo there I continue my playlist that I have been listening to all morning. Of course you notice that I DID not “HOOK” my iPod to my band room stereo. No way! I carry the iPod in my pocket, and yet the music plays over the big speakers in for all to hear! I’m excited!
Of course as long as my school network doesn’t block all that fine music! Which brings me to a plea of help to anyone reading this! I am having issues connecting my iPad to the internet while at school. It has something to do with the firewall the school uses. Of course there are only three of us in our school that use an iPad and in all the surrounding schools in the entire area there are only like three more besides us. So needless to say that since we are using “personal” devices not supported by the school districts…. our problems are exactly that…. “our problems”!
I have the folowing apps that are giving me problems; Feeddler, Weather Channel, Dropbox, Evernote and a few others. Like I said, I’m pretty sure it is firewall issues. Anyone have any ideas?