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During Apple’s April 2012 earnings conference call, Tim Cook emphatically stated that he hates litigation.
“I’ve always hated litigation,” Cook explained. “I continue to hate it. I just want people to invent their own stuff.”
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (free plus in-app purchases) is an epic iPad app that lets you explore one of the greatest symphonies ever written in a unique, compelling way. Classical music lovers will definitely want to check it out.
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony uses every trick in the multimedia tool box. For starters, you can listen to 4 different performances of the work, taken from the well-known DGG catalog. As you listen, follow along with the the score in real time. The original manuscript displays each page as the music plays but with modern notation.
Ireland has responded to criticism from Senater Carl Levin (D-Mich.) that Irish tax laws allowed Apple to avoid playing taxes on tens of billions of dollars in profits using Irish subsidiaries. So what did Ireland have to say for itself?
In a statement to RTE, Ireland’s national broadcast network, deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore said:
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Mark Crump at GigaOm has an interesting piece on how the iPad is becoming an important tool for music bands. Crump is an amateur musician whose band is rehearsing for a gig. What’s interesting is Crump’s realization that the iPad is almost all his band needs at rehearsal.
Crump explains how his iPad fits into band rehearses. First, he chooses the songs in the Music player app and sends his friends links to the songs on YouTube. Next he’ll use the AmpliTube app (free) to load up his selected song from the iPad’s music app and play along with it via a Fender Squire USB guitar. To chart the songs during rehearsal, Crump uses Apple’s Pages app (US$9.99). He supports the iPad in front of him by using the iKlip 2 ($39.99) from IK Multimedia. The iKlip 2 is a universal microphone stand that allows you to attach an iPad to almost any mic boom.