The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you — the readers — and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We’ll be announcing the winner in just a few days
2011 December 19
Although relatively few people voted in this category, we have a winner in the TUAW Best of 2011 voting for the best Mac music app! At the top of the heap for Mac music apps with 46.2 percent of the votes was Reaper (free to download, US$225 for a commercial license, $60 for an individual license), a powerful digital audio workstation. Readers love Reaper’s capabilities, which include being able to record audio and MIDI from multiple inputs at the same time, layering recorded tracks and takes, incredible editing tools, hundreds of audio and MIDI processing effects, and the ability to use thousands of third-party effects. The runner-up, quite close in terms of total votes, was the popular GarageTunes ($4.99)
A lot of Apple fans are sure that the next iPhone will support the true 4G LTE networks now being deployed by major cellular carriers. Apple has repeatedly said that the iPhone will get LTE when battery life is not an issue, but the Houston Chronicle’s Dwight Silverman notes that if the 4G Android devices hitting the market are any indication, that could be a while
It’s that time of year again: Snow is in the air, presents are underneath the tree, and Apple is about to shut down the developer’s side of App Store for its yearly freeze. The New York Times has done some solid coverage on the shutdown this year , which will start this Thursday, and run for a week and a day after that.
Large cameras meant for kids to use have been around for years, but Sakar’s AppClix appears to be the first to be aimed at those whose parents own an iPad. The colorful camera, adorned with your choice of several Disney characters, is nothing to sneeze at with a 7-megapixel sensor and 4x zoom. However, instead of a USB cable, there’s a 30-pin dock connector.