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Apple just posted the exclusive, inspirational “A celebration of Steve’s life.” Lots of wisdom and quotes. Must watch via Safari.

23 Oct

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Watch here: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/10oiuhfvojb23/event/index.html

Tim Cook speaking to Apple Campus

Very sad to see Tim Cook tear up.

Watch the special event, filmed live at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, Safari on iOS 3 or later, or QuickTime 7 on Windows.

Apple Remembers: Video of ‘Celebrating Steve’ Memorial Now Available To The Public | TechCrunch.

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My 1st Teechy tutorial! (Teechy #1) Get the most out of your Mac’s or PC’s speakers when using iTunes, and improve song quality via these “Perfect” Equalizer settings #teechy

23 Oct

Do you ever feel that the maximum volume on your iTunes or Mac/PC is too low? Does the sound quality from your iTunes seem sub-par? Did you ever use DFX Audio (http://www.fxsound.com) back on a PC to make your music seem like it was recorded live, right in front of you?

If you’re serious about music, follow these instructions to get the best out of the songs in your iTunes library.

  1. On a Mac, go into your iTunes “Preferences” via iTunes > Preferences… (or press Command + the comma button on your keyboard). If you’re on a PC, go to your iTunes “Options” to make these improvements.

    iTunes Preferences

     

  2. Go to “Playback” preferences, enable (check the box next to) “Sound Enhancer,” and move the slider 3/4 of the way left to hear a little more “punch” to your music. (Going all the way to the left causes some muffling and tinny sounds, but you may want to play around with it depending on your speakers or headphones.)It should look like this when you’re done:

    iTunes Sound Enhancer 3/4 of the way left.

     

  3. Now go to your iTunes “Equalizer” settings found here:

    iTunes Equalizer Location

     

  4. Turn your Equalizer “On” by checking the box and adjust each slider to match the following setup:

    "Perfect" iTunes Equalizer Setup

    *Depending on your speakers and/or headphones, you may have to adjust your sliders, more likely the first three (32, 64, and 125) if you sense that your speakers/headphones can’t handle the bass level and you hear some distortion as a result. Simply mess around with the sliders as I have done here to account for the various speakers and headphones I use:

    "Perfect + 1 Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Tri-Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Flat Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    You’re set to go on iTunes! 

    Happy listening! Share with your friends! And stay tuned into Teechy for upcoming tutorials on how to get the best out of your computer and music, and Update Yourself.

    If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

    – Nik

For those of you into Dre’s Beats… they’re going wireless via Bluetooth in November ’11 for $280

23 Oct

But we put the new Beats Wireless headphones through their paces. They’re Bluetooth as well, and sound like it. The rap-friendly signature “Christ, my ear drum” bass was there, but a variety of songs—Chris Brown to Coldplay—sounded muddled and tinny. Probably because Bluetooth just isn’t that great for beaming around audio. The $280 (£180) available next month, were highly comfortable (albeit during a short time on my skull). But the side-mounted buttons were mushy and poorly laid out, and I found myself skipping tracks instead of turning them up.

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via Dr. Dre’s Beats Go Wireless But Where’s the @##ing AirPlay? Ears On | Gizmodo UK.

The best iPad alternative just got priced and dated for US: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (Nov 13, $400)

23 Oct

Samsungs Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Priced and Dated For the U.S.

The 16GB version of the seven inch tablet, which runs on a 1.2GHz dual core processor and packs a 3MP camera capable of capturing 720P video, will officially be available starting November 13th at select retailers including Best Buy and Amazon for $400. But if you don’t feel like braving the inevitably long lines that morning, pre-orders will actually begin tomorrow with select, but unspecified, partners. As for the larger 32GB version, expect that later this year, or early next.

Like the Sony Tablet S, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus features a built-in infrared transmitter and thePeel remote application, nixing the need for the extra hardware usually required for other supported devices. And 7 Plus users will not only be able to ditch the remotes for their TV, cable box, Blu-ray player and other AV gear, but they’ll also be blessed with social media capabilities, letting them share their embarrassing TV habits on Twitter and Facebook. [Samsung]

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