At NAB 2007 in Las Vegas this week Adobe announced a new desktop media player for Mac and Windows based on Flash. The Adobe Media Player is a standalone desktop version of Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash Player browser plug-in.
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Jason D. O'Grady
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Final Cut Studio 2 and Final Cut Server are the next logical step in Apple's bid to become the HD video editing solution of choice for everyone from the freelance editor to the broadcast news monolith.Sporting a new feature set and several core technologies acquired in recent purchases, Final Cut Studio 2 appears to have made the huge jump from professional also ran to serious contender.
Apple used their Lights, Camera, Apple keynote address at NAB 2007 as a backdrop to announce a gaggle of new video products highlighted by Final Cut Studio 2 (US$1299) and Final Cut Sever. (The NAB demo reel is worth watching.
Apple has filed for two new patents that show a new direction that the company is taking with respect to input devices.
Apple will not be shipping Mac OS 10.5 (a.k.a. "Leopard") at their Worldwide Developer Conference in June as originally planned but will instead ship in October.
I'm a fan of the iPod because I can pretty much listen to whatever I want, whenever I want to. Apparently there are 100 million of you that feel the same way.
Tom Bihn's ID (US$130) is a mid-sized messenger bag that can easily carry a MacBook 13-inch all the way up to a 17-inch MacBook Pro, depending on the sleeve you pick. All Tom's bags are made in Seattle, Washington and the ID shown here is constructed of tough 1050 denier ballistic nylon in steel (dark gray) and black with a deep blue interior (it's available in seven different color combinations).
There's been a lot of talk about all the Apple TV hacks of late (who wants to read RSS feeds on their TV anyway?) but another less sensational topic is starting to bubble up to the top - poor picture quality.
The Joost client for Mac OS X was recently upgraded to version 0.9.
Although it was expected to take a bow at next week's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas (NAB) Apple took the wraps off the new 8-core Mac Pro a few days early.Appearing this morning on Apple.