It's finally spring and you know what that means: ROAD TRIPS!
It’s a time-honored exodus, and you can make it more or less epic with kubxlab Apple accessories and the right media.
If you’re wondering what to listen to, base it on where you are. If you’ve ever been through the Mojave Desert, you know that you should pull over, hike up one of the million sandy hills and plop down with “Roadrunner” by Jonathan Richman blasting out your ampjacket iPhone 5 case. Have you ever listened to Fleet Foxes’ “Blue Ridge Mountains” in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Yep, it’s a good idea. kubxlab can help you get there. Plan your own playlist and let it define your trip. Those songs will never be the same. Trust us.
Are you bored in the backseat, surrounded by sleeping bags, footballs, and the like? Is it dark, and does the whole scene outside look the same? Prop up your iPad 2 or 3 with our môna iPad stand and watch your favorite road trip movies. When it gets a little slow you can see someone else’s adventure.
This Spring, let kubxlab take you new places with our killer road trip tech. Get ready and get out there! There’s a lot. Get started today.Ever traveled the open road? We want to hear about it! Share your favorite road trip experience with us on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the Apple World Wide Developer Conference is going down this June! Rumors abound. We’ve sifted through all of them to give you an inkling of what to expect when Apple opens its doors to those lucky enough to score a ticket.
We can almost certainly
expect IOS 7 and OS X 10.9 to be announced. That means we’re looking at better
Safari, better built-in apps, and, presumably, better everything. It seems as
though OS X 10.9 will be an “iOSified” OS, so you’ll be looking at something
more like your mobile device. They’ve decided to bring the two closer together.
It makes sense that they’d buddy up; they have a lot in common. Next, Apple
went and bought a fingerprint
security company. While we don’t know anything for sure, it seems like new Apple products will incorporate a- you
guessed it- fingerprint security system.
Apple’s great at keeping up with the joneses, so don’t be surprised to see a version of something possibly called “iRadio,” their first music streaming radio program, a la Spotify and Pandora. And since we’re talking new “iSomethings,” be on the lookout for the “iWatch.” Apple’s new “smartwatch,” because smartphones, computers, and mp3 players just weren’t enough (we know who though of the idea first though…).
Again, no one really, really knows exactly what to expect until the Conference gets under way, but you could bet reasonably on some of the stuff we mentioned here. kubxlab is eagerly awaiting the new releases. The future is now! Well, it’s in June.
Music and technology have always been synonymous with change. It’s not often that two seemingly unrelated fields come together as beautifully as music and technology do. There are a ton of ways that technology has affected music, but we’re going to take a look at just three main elements.
Technology has made music production an almost easy task. In the old days, recording and producing music was hardly something that just anyone could do. The phonograph was one of the first practical music recording methods. From there it evolved into records, and then tapes, and now digital. Today, most personal computers come with music recording software pre-loaded on them.
One hundred years ago, you could only listen to music live or at home on the radio. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when portable radios become more accessible. From there, the portable music player timeline goes something like this: portable cassette player, portable compact disc player, and mp3 player. The way we consume and transport music on the go forever changed in 2001 when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod to the world. Today, iPods have high-definition screens, cameras, speakers, and endless eye-catching iPod cases to dress them in.
Styles and Genres
There’s no doubt that evolving technology has shaped music genres, as we know it. For non-electric instruments, the manufacturing processes improved and churned out higher quality instruments. The guitar got electrified in the 1940’s and birthed a new genre of music: Rock n’ Roll. Today, computers and software produce a lot of the music you can hear on the radio. Think auto-tune.
Music is now, more than ever, a child of creativity and technology. The possibilities are endless. Are you thinking virtual...
Our ampjacket™ works hard to make sure your ears don’t have to, but do you know what makes you hear things?
Good news! It’s easier than you think to become a mix-master. Grab your favorite iDevice, throw on your ampjacket™, and get spinning.
This can be you.
The secret to successfully mixing songs lies in determining the beats per minute (BPM) of the music. Most modern software and mixing suites include the BPM of songs loaded into the software. In order to obtain the smoothest transitions from song to song, the BPM’s of the songs need to be creatively mixed together, which results in a flawless transition.
With the help of apps like djay shown above, you can begin to master the art of mixing. djay accesses the music on your iPad mini allowing you to spin tracks right on your device. The live mix is then played through the iPad mini’s speakers and amplified with the ampjacket™ iPad mini case. You can set up shop and DJ where speakers and other equipment might not be available like a park, dorm room, or even in the car.
After some practice with mixing, effects, and types of music, it’s all about experimentation. Experimenting with integrating different genres and types of music can yield some pretty interesting results.
Grab your iPad and start listening…
As warm spring air starts to settle in, throw on your ampjacket, get outside, and get moving.
Hi kubxlab fans.
Here is our fourth instalment of 'Links we Like' a weekly post dedicated to sharing our favorite articles from around the web.
Infinity Cell Lets You Charge Your iPhone Simply By Shaking It
This is some innovative technology at its finest. Imagine being able to charge your iPhone by simply shaking it. This case charges your phone using your body energy.
Earth day has passed but if you are interested in being kinder to the earth (and to your technology) check out this article. 5 simple steps to do your part.
If you have a heart, these things will delight you too!
Can't sleep? This article breaks down sleep cycles, caffeine consumption and the importance of catching z's.
We’ll finish this quick post off with the song of the day (which is playing on repeat through my ampjacket for iPhone)
Click here to Get Lucky.
Have a great week.
Here’s our third weekly roundup of stories and articles we're enjoying at the kubxlab office.
A great little read if you are feeling less than enthusiastic about the beginning of the work week.
This case is the epitome of innovative technology. It comes equipped with a built in macro lens, wide-angle lens, cameo function and polarized neutral density lens. This is the perfect case for the photography enthusiast who wants a little more out of their iPhone camera.
Here's a motivational story for all of you coders out there.
Now that I have an iPad I’ve started cooking and I can’t tell you how convenient it is having my device right in the kitchen propped up on an Apple iPad stand. I’m a terrible cook so pulling a recipe from an app and watching a how-to video is basically a foolproof way not to destroy dinner and end up eating spoons of peanut butter straight from the jar (again).
If you are like me and need help when it comes to cooking check out these amazing apps:
The Recipe Box. This simple app turns your iPad into that sous chef you’ve been looking for. The Recipe Box is customizable and has a great user interface that allows you to select recipes and even stream them to your Apple TV. $3.99 in iTunes Store.
All Recipes. All Recipes is your kitchen inspiration! This app is filled with thousands of member-tested recipes, ready for you to tackle with the help of mŌna. Free Version Available; $4.99 for Pro Version in iTunes Store.
The Betty Crocker Cookbook for iPad. This app helps you decide what’s for dinner. Let The Betty Crocker Cookbook turn you into the expert who’s been answering your kitchen questions for decades! Free, iTunes Store.
Feast. Feast is not an iPad app but it is one of the best online...