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GarageBand for Mac Updated With Important Security Fix

Wednesday March 13, 2024 5:31 am PDT by
Apple this week updated GarageBand for Mac with an important security fix. Users should update the app as soon as possible due to this security vulnerability. In a support document for the new GarageBand version, Apple said "a use-after-free issue was addressed with improved memory management":GarageBand Available for: macOS Ventura and macOS Sonoma Impact: Processing a maliciously...
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GarageBand for Mac Updated With Important Security Fixes

Tuesday March 7, 2023 11:21 am PST by
Apple today updated the GarageBand app on macOS with "important security fixes," but the release notes do not provide any specific details. Mac users should update GarageBand as soon as possible due to potential security vulnerabilities. GarageBand version 10.4.8 is available on the Mac App Store. GarageBand is one of Apple's music creation apps alongside Logic Pro. The update for...
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Apple and Zedd Collaborate to Allow GarageBand Users to Remix Hit Song 'Clarity'

Friday December 2, 2022 9:43 am PST by
Apple today in collaboration with artist Zedd announced that a new Remix Session of Zedd's hit dance song "Clarity" is now available in GarageBand. iPhone and iPad users can now open the GarageBand app and remix "Clarity" with guided instruction from Zedd. The free Remix Session can be downloaded in GarageBand's Sound Library, and Zedd has shared a companion video on YouTube with tips on how ...
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Apple Announces GarageBand Remix Sessions Featuring Katy Perry and K-pop Group SEVENTEEN

Wednesday August 17, 2022 6:53 am PDT by
Apple today announced new in-app Remix Sessions for GarageBand featuring Katy Perry and K-pop group SEVENTEEN, alongside an accompanying Today at Apple Session. The two new Remix Sessions, available as free downloads in the GarageBand app for iOS and iPadOS, include a range of loops, sounds, and instruments that allow users to put their own spin on the songs "Harleys in Hawaii" by Katy Perry ...
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GarageBand for iPhone and iPad Gets All-New Sound Packs From Top Artists Like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga

Thursday July 29, 2021 8:10 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its GarageBand app for iPhone and iPad has received all-new Sound Packs from some of today's top artists and producers, including new Remix Sessions from singers Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. The music creation app has also gained seven new Producer Packs with beats, loops, and instruments created by top producers, including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Oak Felder,...
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Apple Updates iWork, iMovie, and GarageBand With Refreshed Icons and Designs for macOS Big Sur

Thursday November 12, 2020 3:18 pm PST by
Following today's release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has updated a number of its apps to support the new operating system version and upcoming Apple Silicon Macs. Apple's suite of iWork apps is among the updates, with Pages, Numbers, and Keynotes all sporting refreshed icons and a "refined new design on macOS Big Sur." Stability and performance improvements are also included. Alongside the...

Apple Updates iMovie and GarageBand for iOS With New Features

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:32 am PDT by
Apple today updated iOS video editing app iMovie to version 2.3, introducing a number of new features to the app. There's support for viewing, editing, and sharing High Dynamic Range videos from the Photos library. There's also an option to import and share 4K videos at 60 frames per second. Titles can be customized using built-in fonts with easy tools for adjusting title style and...

GarageBand for iOS Gains Dark Mode, External Hard Drive Support

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:27 pm PDT by
GarageBand, Apple's music making app designed for iPhones and iPads, was today updated to version 2.3.8, introducing support for iOS 13 features. The app now works with Dark Mode, and because GarageBand already had a darker interface, there are new lighter interface elements when used in Light Mode. GarageBand also now supports accessing files from external hard drives, SD card readers,...

Apple Celebrates 15th Anniversary of GarageBand This Sunday

Friday January 4, 2019 10:27 am PST by
Apple is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its popular music creation app GarageBand on Mac this upcoming Sunday, January 6. Apple says GarageBand, introduced at Macworld 2004 by its late co-founder Steve Jobs and musician John Mayer, has grown to be the most widely used music app in the world and is now on over one billion iPhones, iPads, and Macs globally. Apple provided a timeline of ...

GarageBand for Mac Updated With New Drummers, Loops, Sound Effects and Free Artist Lessons

Thursday June 21, 2018 10:57 am PDT by
Apple today updated its GarageBand music creation software for Mac to version 10.3, introducing new loops, sound effects, drummers, and more, all for free. There are two new Drummers that offer Roots and Jazz-influenced brush styles, along with 1,000 new electronic and urban loops that cover genres like Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap. Apple says that it has added more than 400...
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Apple Updates Clips and GarageBand on iOS With New Educational Features

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:55 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Clips and GarageBand apps for iOS with several new educational features and other improvements. GarageBand for iOS Clips has received a wide range of new fonts, colors, layouts, animated labels and stickers, title cards with education-themed designs, and more, all of which provides students and teachers with more creative flexibility to prepare video presentations and...
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Wu-Tang Clan Frontman RZA to Lead Music Lab Session at San Francisco Apple Store

Thursday January 11, 2018 1:27 am PST by
Wu-Tang Clan lead member and acclaimed American rapper RZA will host a Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. First spotted by AppleInsider, the the free-to-attend session called "Developing Your Sound with RZA" will reveal a number of techniques the hip-hop artist uses to produce his music. Attendees at the January 22 session will begin by...

GarageBand for iOS Gains iPhone X Support, New Sound Library for Downloading Instruments

Wednesday November 1, 2017 9:49 am PDT by
Apple today updated its GarageBand for iOS app to version 2.3, bringing support for the Super Retina OLED display of the iPhone X and introducing a new Sound Library designed to let users download additional free instruments, loops, and sound packs. Apple highlighted the new update in a Newsroom press release that goes over all of the new features. With the GarageBand Sound Library users...
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Apple Working on Fix for Users Who Can't Open GarageBand on iOS 11

Friday October 13, 2017 9:01 am PDT by
Apple is "aware of" an issue preventing the GarageBand app from opening on iOS 11 for some users, and "investigating solutions," according to a new support document published on its website on Thursday. If the GarageBand app won't open after updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11, Apple says to turn off iCloud for GarageBand on the device in Settings > Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & ...

Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users

Tuesday April 18, 2017 10:55 am PDT by
Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now that purchase is not...

Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

Wednesday January 18, 2017 9:14 am PST by
Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps. GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in 2015, along with a new sound browser to make it easier for users to find instruments and...

Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, Xcode and iWork Apps With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:07 pm PDT by
Though the new MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar won't be in the hands of consumers for at least two more weeks, Apple today updated many of its Mac apps with support for the feature. GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and Xcode are now able to work with the Touch Bar built into new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines. In Xcode, the Touch Bar offers up...

Apple Updates GarageBand With New Instruments and Sounds to Celebrate Chinese Music

Monday May 16, 2016 4:16 pm PDT by
Apple today announced a major update to its GarageBand music creation software for Mac and iOS, adding a wide range of Chinese instruments that are designed to celebrate the "rich history of Chinese music." Today's update also includes "extensive Chinese language localization." In a press release, Apple says the update adds traditional Chinese instruments like the pipa and erhu, plus Chinese...

Hands-On With Apple's New Music Memos iOS App and GarageBand 2.1 Update

Wednesday January 20, 2016 4:29 pm PST by
Since the launch of Apple Music and its included Apple Music Connect social platform, Apple has been focusing efforts on its music creation tools, as evidenced by today's surprise release of a brand new iOS app called Music Memos and a significant update to the iOS version of GarageBand. Available for free, Music Memos is designed to allow musicians and songwriters to record, analyze, and...
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Apple Launches 'Music Memos' App, Releases Major 'GarageBand for iOS' Update

Wednesday January 20, 2016 7:51 am PST by
Apple today announced it has released a free iOS app called Music Memos that enables musicians and songwriters to record and analyze high-quality, uncompressed audio using the iPhone's built-in microphone, or an external microphone. The app is currently rolling out on the App Store worldwide. Music Memos displays a small recording button when first opened, along with a waveform at the bottom ...