With Apple's Beats 1, people are starting to record radio shows again

It's funny to see that we are going back to the old times when we recorded radio shows onto cassette tapes :)

I used to do that with my favorite radio shows. You had to tune in a few minutes before the show started, and then hit record every time a new song started and then hit pause when it ended, right before the host started to talk again.

Now it seems that this old workflow is back again with Apple's new radio station called Beats 1, but now the cassette tape is replaced by hard drives instead.

Beats 1 is live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s a fantastic way to get your dose of what’s happening right now in urban music.

Problem is, just like the terrestrial radio that it uses as its model, Beats 1 doesn’t have an archived recording of its shows. If you want to hear a specific DJ or interview, you have to tune in.

There are ways, however, of recording the audio stream with varying degrees of “free” and “easy.” Two of them involve some technical know how while the third will require you to drop some cash. Check it out.

Via 3 easy ways to record Beats 1 audio onto your Mac | Cult of Mac

Apple mentions an iPad running OS X El Capitan in the latest trademark filings

In Apple's latest trademark filing for OS X El Capitan, they now mention the possibility for “tablets” (read iPad) to run OS X.

Hidden in the dense verbiage of Apple’s latest trademark filing for OS X El Capitan is an intriguing detail not previously seen in similar filings for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite — revealing that Apple’s next-gen OS X could possibly be on its way to the iPad.

Yes of course that could also mean that Apple is just cautious and add everything they could think of to this filing. But the interesting part is that it wasn't there when they did the same filing for OS X Yosemite.

It could mean the possibility that the rumored iPad Pro could be able to run OS X El Capitan when docked to a keyboard, and runs iOS when not. As an example. That could be cool. And as I've been doing videos about before, Apple also has some patents for a kind of flat surface device that can run a virtual keyboard and touch pad using Force Touch. And in the patent drawings you can clearly see an iPad docked to such surface device. That could be for this solution with OS X El Capitan.

Via Trademark filing hints that El Capitan is coming to iPad | Cult of Mac

Here is a video with the virtual keyboard and touch pad I'm talking about: