I use Ableton Live for Mac. My friend just got one. In 10 minutes we
- set up an adhoc wireless network with AirPort
- Used Audio & Midi Settings (part of OS X) to get the Macs to talk to MIDI each other
- Had his copy of Live on the Mac start & stop recording on my copy of Live.
Also, the Live rarely crashes on the Mac, which was pretty frequent on my XP SP2 machine. Even when you unplug the cheap M-audio Firewire Solo, while recording, Live keeps running - plug the firewire box back in and you're back up. On my Win machine, you had to at least stop & restart Live (and often log out or reboot).
Plus, when a program does crash on the Mac, I've always gotten my data back. It's like they have auto-save built in to the OS.
My friend and I both have extensive sysadmin & programming experience on Win & Linux/FreeBSD.
The Mac is just easier to create with. Guy
A new edition of Buzz!, Sony's family quiz series that uses a buzzer controller, is in the works that can be played in the classroom to help primary school pupils learn without the need for pesky books and other outdated teaching paraphernalia. Buzz!: The Schools Quiz promises to combine the BAFTA award-winning gameplay of the original hit title with Key Stage 2 National Curriculum content, covering topics like Ancient Egypt and the weather.
Developed by Relentless Software in partnership with the Department for Education and Skills, it will feature more than 5,000 unique questions to create the perfect classroom tool. A Team Play mode will encourages cooperation between players, while Fastest Finger will offer a quick, competitive quiz. There will be teacher controls built in to enable them to choose what subjects pupils are being tested on.
Buzz!: The School Quiz will be unveiled at an education trade show next week before being undergoing an extensive trial in the classroom. Schools should be able to buy a copy this summer from all good specialist retailers.
- Can the iPhone route Internet traffic to a laptop, particularly sharing Edge with a laptop over WLAN?
- Can ISV's ship complementary software for the iPhone? It is running Mac OS X, and thus technically this should have a chance; but does Apple provide APIs for third party software to smoothly integrate with the remaining phone software, and to smoothly interact with the touch screen interface? Will the iPhone be another target in Xcode