Audio

Apple Debuts ‘Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound,’ Celebrating Star Wars Day

In celebration of May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day, Apple has released 'Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound.' The short film pulls the curtain back on LucasFilm's Skywalker Sound division, responsible for the audio in Star Wars and other iconic franchises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E99Et5mzxv0&feature=emb_title Skywalker Sound plays an intregal role in many of the films seen today....

New Snapchat Lens Reacts to Sounds in Your Environment

According to a new report from Engadget, Snapchat is rolling out a new Lens that reacts to sounds in your environment. The company's first Lens that reacts to sound is a cute animal mask that has ears and eyes that glow and pulse based on the sounds it hears. Snapchat has announced that they will...

Apple’s HomePod Will Support Lossless FLAC Audio Playback

Apple's HomePod, Files in iOS, and QuickTime Player in macOS all support FLAC audio playback. However, iTunes still does not support the FLAC format, which makes it more difficult users to use the high-quality file format. The support for FLAC files in the HomePod was tucked away in the tail-end of the supported audio formats...

Sony Will Launch First CarPlay-Supported Audio System in November for $499.99

Today, Sony Electronics announced its new XAV-AX100 in-car audio system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, giving users the ability to play a variety of media files, and get up to date information on the go. The audio system includes smartphone connectivity, high-quality audio capabilities, and voice command features. Thanks to the inclusion of Apple’s CarPlay, user’s...