Apple is reportedly set to buy Beats Electronics, maker of premium fashion headphones and the Beats Audio music streaming service, for $3.2 billion. Macworld’s Dan Miller suggests a few compelling reasons why, such as Beats’ curated music service and the industry credibility of co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. follow link
Record Online Meetings in Pear Note
While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:
- Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
- Download LineIn and install it.
- Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
- Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
- Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
- Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
- Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.
This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.
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Why Would Apple Drop $3.2 Billion on Beats?
I'd rather that Apple buy Bang & Olufsen though i still couldn't afford that stuff...
Answer this question. What type of laptops do Beats owners buy? Based on what I see in public (from living in airports and Starbucks) they buy windows based machines and Android phones.
Beats is a cool product in an affordable price range. I am over fifty, use oredominately Apple products, 2 IPads, 1 iPhone 5, and a MacBook Pro. Watch Apple start synergizing a new kind of Cool and match products for Beats. Oh yeah the streaming music and product are part of it. Apple is going to capture a demographic of users they don't have today. And buy the way, made in USA
Yeah, it makes money. Stupid people money. Do you want to be a stupid people brand, Apple?
I guess the answer would be, "Yes."
As for the earbuds, considering that type of headphones will never be anything great, Apple's offering was great:
I see no value at all in Beats from a hardware perspective, and its brand would be useless to Apple, unless they really want to dilute and branch Apple's own brand.
The streaming side of things is what makes sense, even if not much.