Stock reaction, VMWare Windows 10, Logic gets Alchemy, 10 good things about iTunes, Xcode 7 beta


A Logic update just added Alchemy support
A Logic update just added Alchemy support

Wells Fargo upgrades Apple; company’s shares up 5.7% — Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um has upgraded his Apple share outlook to “outperform” with a target range of US$125 to $135. “While we note that our fundamental stance on Apple’s challenges are unchanged, we believe shares have over-corrected,” Um wrote in a note to clients.

VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro now available with Windows 10, El Capitan support — Today VMware has released VMware Fusion 8, its newest iteration in the VMware Fusion line. VMware Fusion 8 is designed to let Mac users run Windows on a Mac without rebooting – the new version provides support for Microsoft Windows 10 and for Mac OS X El Capitan.

Apple Logic Pro X and MainStage get Alchemy support — Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its software for writing, recording, editing and mixing your own music — to version 10.2. It now integrates Alchemy, a sample-manipulation synthesiser.
With it you can find and shape sounds from the Alchemy library or create your own with a choice of synthesis engines and advanced morphing tools. You can also produce sounds with analog-modeled filters, multiple modulation sources, an integrated arpeggiator, and a range of effects.

10 things that iTunes does right — iTunes gets a lot of criticism, including a lot that I dish out, and much of this criticism is justified. iTunes has lots of problems syncing iOS devices, iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library are confusing, and the interface, particularly in iTunes 12, is confusing. But there are very good things about it too.  (And you can fine-tune it with BeaTunes.)

Apple issues sixth Xcode 7 beta to developers with minor bug fixes — Apple has released another beta version of its upcoming Xcode 7 coding tool to developers. It has support for watchOS 2.0 beta, OS X 10.11 beta, and iOS 9 beta 5 SDKs.

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