At our 30th April meeting we had a demo of SoundSource, an app giving you more control over sound on your Mac. We also talked about the announcements from Apple’s Spring Loaded event.
Elliott demontstrated SoundSource, an app from Rogue Amoeba that gives you additional control over sound on your Mac. He showed how you can use the app to route sound from particular apps to selected outputs (such as particular speakers or headphones) and control the volume of apps independently. SoundSource can also apply effects such as volume boost, EQ and filters. The app is accessed from a menu bar icon for quick and easy changes and can be pinned open.
A time limited demo is available if you would like to give SoundSource a try.
Spring Loaded Event
Robert lead a discussion on Apple’s recent Spring Loaded event held on 20th April. Key announcements included:
- New 24 inch iMacs with M1 chip.
- New iPad Pros with the same M1 chip as Mac and Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9” model.
- Updated Apple TV 4K with redesigned remote control and the new Color Balance TV calibration feature (available on 2015 and newer Apple TVs).
- Apple Podcast subscriptions.
You can watch the event on Apple’s site.
- DavidB spoke movingly about how his Apple Watch series 2 warned him of atrial fibrillation. You can read about Apple Watch’s heart health notifications.
- Ben warned about potential sharp edges on the iPhone 12 SIM tool.
- DavidK shared a link to his regularly updated Fresh Picks Apple Music playlist.
- DavidB recommended this video on Apple and Facebook by Jacklyn Dallas on YouTube.
- Elliott and several members recommended Pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tarts).