Native Instruments has updated Maschine with Ableton Link Support. Few months after Ableton has introduced Link technology we have bunch of iOS apps (including coolest ones like KORG Gadget, Patterning and many others). And with Ableton Live there are now 3 more desktop applications that has Link support: NI Traktor, Propellerhead Reason and now Maschine.
Ableton Link is decentralized technology (there’s no master app) for MIDI clock syncronization between apps. It is way easier to setup and works great if you want to sync several iOS devices with your DAW or several computers and iOS devices together. Though from the first look it sounds like performance solution – I found it also working great for production as well.