The nonprofit Coalition for App Fairness has united a number of companies, including Spotify, Epic Games, Basecamp and Blix, in a battle against Apple over its App Store fees and related issues. The group hopes to bring in more members and is pushing for legal changes that would "create a level playing field for app businesses and give people freedom of choice on their devices."
By Jim Beaugez. A variety of audio editing tricks help audio producer Matt Gourley ensure that the 'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend' podcast keeps the laughs coming.
By Frank Verderosa. As a audio post editor and voiceover/podcast tech consultant, reviewer Frank Verderosa had high expectations for the TZ Audio Stellar X2 Large Capsule Condenser Microphone--and was not disappointed.
Icon Pro Audio has introduced its entry-level LivePod Plus Live Streaming Audio Processing Interface, intended for content creation such as podcasting or streaming.
Tyler Technologies, a major provider of software services to local governments across the US, Canada and Australia, says an unknown intruder broke into its phone and IT systems. The company, whose services include cybersecurity offerings, said the breach did not affect customers.
The pandemic has shut down many libraries' interior gathering areas, and experts are concerned about long-term changes in the use of such public spaces. Jordi Honey-Roses, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia who recently co-authored a paper on the topic, asks, "Who are the winners and losers of the changes we're likely to see?"
Universities in California, Oklahoma, New York and Texas are among about a dozen campuses using sensors that detect mobile devices' Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals to help monitor social distancing. Lauren Di Monte of the University of Rochester, which is using the devices in a campus library, says they help staffers identify areas of the building where walk-throughs might be needed to remind students of social distancing protocols.
The New York Public Library is soliciting audio recordings of individuals' pandemic experiences, because "it's really important for people to understand that history is not just about the experiences of politicians or leaders, but that it's really about the everyday experiences of citizens," says curator Julie Golia.
Contributions to the Pandemic Diaries project's first phase will be accepted through Nov. 18.
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