iPad band, Siri event maven, social Apple music, no more 10.3.1


Band plays iPads only — They’re using GarageBand instruments in real time and capturing their performance with SoundTap. It’s part of of a performance at the International Society for Technology in Education in Austin. The clip is short because it’s on Instagram, but it’s also long enough to see just how cool a full iPad band can sound. [Um, yeah … Gosh, I am feeling cynical this morning!]

Siri ‘event maven’ sought — A new Apple job is open called Siri Event Maven. The idea is to help improve Siri’s “strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist.” [A good start would be having even the faintest idea of what any of that means … which counts me out.]

Apple Music to get more social in iOS 11 — Starting this northern autumn/southern spring, Apple Music users will be able to share their listening habits and playlists with friends in iOS 11. AppleInsider shows you how it will work. [Well goodness me, that sounds like it was thought up by a maven with ‘strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist’, doesn’t it?]

Apple quits signing iOS 10.3.1 — Following the release of iOS 10.3.2, Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.3.1. This means you can’t downgrade to iOS 10.3.1. If you’ve upgraded, you must stay on iOS 10.3.2. [But hey, it seems fine so far, and that must have happened for a good reason.]
iOS 10.3.2 is a free over-the-air update available to all users with a compatible iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC.

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