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US iPhone travel rights, One Night ads, iRig Recorder 3, Hidden Folks, Game of Thrones


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Returning to the US with iPhone? These are your rights — When returning to the US from travel, border agents may select you for various reasons for a more detailed questioning. Your smartphone may be requested. You may be asked to unlock it for agents to inspect. What are your rights in this case? Two interesting articles at The New York Times and ars technica go into considerable legal detail about what might happen if you refuse to cooperate.

One Night iPhone ads — Apple launched five new commercials through its YouTube channel this week. Four of them are part of the Shot on iPhone series and take us on One Night tours of New York City, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Each commercial is comprised of stills and videos from their respective cities, theoretically taken over one night.

IK Multimedia iRig Recorder 3 video/audio editing app for iOS — IK Multimedia has released a new version of iRig Recorder, its video and audio editing app for iOS. iRig Recorder 3 (free version available and full version for $/€7.99) has expanded from an audio-only app with the addition of video recording.
A unique feature of iRig Recorder 3 is its ability to export recorded content as separate files for editing in a DAW or other other third-party video editing software. The app also supports sharing through Airdrop, Messages, SoundCloud, Facebook, WhatsApp, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, email, Wi-Fi, FTP or iTunes File Sharing in a huge number of sizes and formats.

Hidden Folks — This is a clever hidden object game with its own charm thanks to the hand-drawn graphics and sound effects, which are important to the game, as are the little animations. Tapping objects triggers actions sounds and actions. Sometimes that’s clearing away a bush or moving a boat, and can reveal the elusive objects and characters you need to find. Hidden Folks is great for a quick diversion or a couple hours exploring new levels.
You can get it for your iPhone and iPad at Apple’s App Store for NZ$5.99/US$3.99.

Game of Thrones A Dance with Dragons iBooks Enhanced Edition on preorder — Apple’s iBooks Store added the Enhanced Edition of George RR Martin’s A Dance with Dragons last weekend for preorder. It will ship on March 30th, and includes new artwork, an expanded glossary, more information about the houses, maps, and more.

JJ Lin and Tim Cook jam on iPads, Game of Thrones in Garageband, Adobe Spark storytelling, iAd deprecation


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Apple CEO Tim Cook Jams on GarageBand with Asian Superstar JJ Lin — Singapore-born and based in Taiwan, JJ Lin is an enormously popular performer and producer in that part of the world. He posted a video to his YouTube channel of him and his pal Apple CEO Tim Cook jamming in GarageBand with the new Chinese-music loops and instruments. Cook serves as DJ in the piece, tapping loops to create the background music while JJ Lin plays the lead melody on one of those new instruments. It’s fun, and a message aimed squarely at the Chinese market. Also, JJ Lin posted it, not Apple and not Tim Cook. Seems Apple really is learning more about how to operate in that market.

Game of Thrones theme song recreated in GarageBand on iPad — Check out this great video iPhonedo posted to YouTube where he (re)creates the theme song for TV smash hit Game of Thrones. He uses the new Chinese instruments Apple added to GarageBand to do it, and part of the video includes instructions for enabling the new instruments on non-Chinese language devices. Those instruments aren’t authentic to the actual theme song, but they sound great and it’s a solid demonstration of just how much you can do on GarageBand on iPad.

Adobe debuts iOS compatible Spark visual storytelling solution — Adobe has served up Adobe Spark, an integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing visual stories. The free service – part of Creative Cloud – lets you create visual content that engages audiences across multiple channels and looks great on any device, says Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. This is essentially a rebranding of existing products.

Apple reminds developers of impending iAd App Network shutdown, APIs to be deprecated — Apple in an email blast on Wednesday reminded developers of the impending iAd App Network shutdown that will bring an end to monetisation revenues and app promotion on June 30, as scheduled.