AUUG Motion Synth Is An iPhone Grip That Makes Music From Motion

AUUG is an iphone grip that makes music based on how you move your phone. It is an aluminum grip with elastic strap that converts your motions into sounds that you choose. The box does not play the sounds itself, but instead sends them to a sound applications or devices from your iphone. It has 8 buttons that let users play diatonic scales. Initially designed for electronic musicians, it has potential applications for dancers, music teachers and artists.
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HMV launches new music app on iOS

HMV has created an application that allows for music downloads on iOS, making it equivalent to iTunes in regards to purchasing music in stores through a mobile device.  Users are able to discover music traditionally by shopping in stores, but are able to purchase the music through their mobile application, in order to build their digital collection.  Stores will have free wi-fi to give users easy access to the mobile application and songs.  HMV are hoping that by pairing traditional music shopping with the new digital music revolution, they will appeal to a group of dedicated music lovers.  Some features that stuck out to me were; the ability to scan a CD and preview the songs on it, the application will have its own library/catalog of songs, and a music identifier (like Shazam) that they can use to purchase songs they liked hearing.

This application is a great example of how to create a mobile application that goes to the user, and adds to the experiences they enjoy.  I think this will appeal to people who like the idea of “shopping” traditionally and buying music.


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Out with the Old iPod Classic

Apple plans to announce a lot of new tech at its upcoming keynote in a few days. One thing not expected to be refreshed or introduced is a new version of the iPod Classic, the iconic iPod that started all things mobile for Apple. Mosts analysts do not even foresee the company updating the dock connected, leaving the iPod Classic a legacy device. This is big in that this was Apples smoking gun for so many years, it launched them to where they are today but honestly most people wont miss the technology or fear losing it so I don’t see it as being disruptive but rather one step closer to devices not relying on their own internal storage. It is old technology that has a few faithful followers but it lacks the new touch capabilities we have all grown to love. As a result we may see the iPod Classic disappear this year for good.