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  • News: Apple starts to fine-cut Final Cut Pro X

    If you've been skeptical, suspicious, or cynical over Apple's ground-up rewrite of Final Cut Pro, Tuesday's 10.0.1 update may well spur you to give the software another shot: The company has not only restored several much-needed features for professionals, it's also offering wary non-linear editors a free 30-day trial and a PDF booklet to help transition from Final Cut Studio.

  • How-Tos: How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I've got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert's lieder, to an 80-disc set of all of Glenn Gould's recordings, to a 98-disc set of Shakespeare's plays, to a 172-disc set of Bach's complete works. With all these box sets, my shelves are full. Recently, another one arrived: a 73-CD set of the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour; all 22 concerts recorded during the tour.

  • How-Tos: Turn Any Photo Into a Pencil Sketch

    I've often wished I could draw. My drawing abilities stopped evolving in kindergarten, so my drawings of people remain the stick figure variety. That's why I like the fact that I can capture portraits with my digital camera--no drawing skills are required. And for those occasions when I want something that looks like a drawing, I can easily take a full-color portrait and turn it into something that looks like a pencil sketch with just a few clicks.

  • Opinion: FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.

  • Opinion: Netflix Qwikster Change May Be What You Wanted

    With more money and focus going into Netflix as a streaming media entity--totally detached from DVDs by mail--the move, while upsetting, may be exactly what you want.

  • News: Netflix apologizes, spins off DVD service

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has two messages for all of you who feel jilted by the company's action this year to split its DVD and streaming video services. First: "It's not you, it's me." Second: "We're doubling down."

  • Kodak EasyShare Touch M5370 tags photos as it goes

    Kodak's EasyShare Touch M5370 is able to automatically upload photos to either the Kodak Gallery or to a third-party photo collection such as Flickr or a Facebook account and over email. The 16Mp camera supports 720p video capture and has a 5x optical zoom

  • Opinion: Facebook Could Be Eyeing Deeper TV, Music Partnerships

    Facebook appears to be eyeing new partnerships to integrate music and television with its service in its continuing effort to be a one-stop shop for everything in the social media landscape and conquer growing rival Google+.

  • News: ITV Player suffers outage following Downton Abbey demand

    ITV's online catch-up TV service, ITV Player, suffered an outage last night as web users flocked to the net to watch the first episode of Downton Abbey.

  • Opinion: PlayBook Software Update to Finally Add Native Email

    Research In Motion is looking to add more punch to its PlayBook tablet -- along with competitive pricing -- to spur sales.

  • Opinion: YouTube Video That Captured Senior Moments Goes Viral

    Webcams are not only hip for young people, but they also can be good for seniors even if they don't know how to use them.

  • News: Consumer Wrath Hits Netflix Hard

    Hell hath no fury like a consumer scorned--a fact Netflix is discovering since it restructured its pricing in July. One million consumers have bailed since the restructure, and the company's stock price is falling precipitously.

  • News: DEMO '11: Keep your eyes on WeVideo

    While there were a lot of impressive technologies at this year's DEMO convention, WeVideo looks like it has the most potential to be the Next Big Thing.

  • News: Skype closes Windows gap with improved Facebook integration

    Just five weeks after releasing its last update, Skype has unveiled beta version 5.4 of its Mac client. The new update promises to add improved Facebook integration, as well as bring the Mac version of the popular VOIP software more in line with Skype for Windows.

  • News: Canon Announces New High-End Point-and-Shoot Cameras

    Canon announced two new cameras Thursday morning as part of its PowerShot line of point-and-shoot cameras. The two models, the S100 and the SX40 HS, are upgrades for the S95 and the SX30 IS respectively and both cameras are seeing incremental upgrades rather than radical changes.

  • Canon PowerShot S100 captures high speed action shots

    Canon's PowerShot S100 trades on its ability to capture up to 9.6 full-resolution images per second. This makes the 12.1Mp compact camera an obvious choice for sports fans keen to capture the action.

  • News: GO tv, new pay and digital TV launches in Kenya

    Multichoice Kenya, which is 40% owned by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and 60% by Multichoice Africa, on Tuesday launched GOtv in Kenya. The launch took place at the Nairobi Hilton and was attended by GOtv Managing Director Felix Kyengo, KBC Managing Director - Waithaka Waihenya, Ministry of Information & Communication Permanent Secretary --Dr Bi-tange Ndemo and Information & Communication Minister -- Hon Samuel Poghisio. GOtv will be available with the use of a standard television aerial and GOtv's digital tv decoder.

  • News: Creating a cloud-based backup for your image library

    Creating your own cloud storage system doesn’t require a degree in computer science. But it does help to choose the right equipment. A number of companies are offering network-capable hard drives that work nicely for photo backup and remote access. These network appliances typically house a couple of drives, basic server software, and an Ethernet connector. And since you don’t have to wire these units directly to a computer, they can be housed anywhere you have power and a connection to the Internet.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Everything but the kitchen sync

    Apple may be up for bringing back some of MobileMe's soon-to-be-discontinued features at a later date, if consumers barrage them with feedback. Elsewhere, a profile of Tim Cook's successor, an ultra luxury car with an Apple twist, and who made HTC the latest barometer of cool, anyway? The remainders for Tuesday, September 13, 2011 would like their car brought around right away.

  • News: iPhone Accessories to Take Phone Photography to New Levels

    Apple's smartphone darling--the iPhone 4--is fast becoming one of the most popular cameras in the world. This is due in part to the image quality of its camera and to the photo software available for it (including Instagram, a photo filter app that simplifies sharing your photos).


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