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The dream of creating full productions on our mobile devices is gradually becoming reality, as exemplified by the much-anticipated NanoStudio. With six tracks of sequencing in the familiar piano-roll style, a sampling (and resampling!) drum machine and four instances of a superb synthesiser, it really is a (basic) virtual studio in the palm of your hand.

To start things off, there’s the TRG-16. You get 16 pads into which you can load the factory sounds or your own WAV files, which can be imported using the free desktop NanoSync app. Stereo and mono samples are supported, there’s a sample editor, and you can record from the iPhone’s (mono) mic. Oh, and you can resample NanoStudio’s output. Very slick.

Blip Interactive NanoStudio | Music tech reviews | MusicRadar.com.

Mark Papermaster, who joined Apple in 2009 as senior vice president of devices hardware, is no longer with Apple, according to a report Saturday in the New York Times. The Times, which received confirmation from Apple of Papermaster’s departure, said it was not clear if the executive resigned or was dismissed. [read]

Bump, the app that makes it super simple to exchange information with other users by bumping phones, has just released Bump 2.0 [iTunes link] for the iPhone.

The app features an updated and refined interface plus the ability to compare calendars, instantly connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, and the ability to send messages back and forth without another Bump. Like its predecessor, Bump 2.0 is free.

Bump is a great app for people that travel in groups with lots of smartphone users because it makes it simple to transfer information without the need to pass out business cards. It’s easy to use; just open up the app and make the “bump” gesture with the device to share your contact information. [read]