With the release of the iPhone SDK just around the corner, many in the tech community were surprised (read: bummed) to learn that there will be no flash support on the iPhone (source: Steve Jobs CNN article). While there are arguments with respect to flash using up too much power (thus prematurely discharging the battery), I’d put my money on Adobe not capitulating to the financial pressures that Jobs is infamous for. Looking forward to the back-story on this one.
While overall I’ve been very happy with the results my new 200 GB hard drive, OS X 10.5.2 and Office 2008 install, I’m a bit annoyed that capability I had with my MacBook Pro out of the box with OS X 10.4 are now missing……namely iDVD, iMovie and iPhoto.Â Sure, I can regain those capabilities via $99 family pack upgrade.Â However, its the principle of having to pay for capabilities I already had (and had already paid for) that is just not right.Â First the $200 penalty for iPhone early…read more
As a musician and multimedia creation expert, I’ve run into trouble attempting to maximize performance and storage space.Â Specifically, my 17″ MacBook Pro had 90 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm.Â It was speedy for sure…..but it was so loaded with apps that I had little to no room for data.Â Being that I have almost three terabytes of external storage, somethings were just not as efficient as I would have liked (namely Native Instruments sample libraries for Komplete 4 had to be housed externally).Â After much frustration and a…read more
While the AVCHD format is still pretty new, I was disappointed to learn that the version of Final Cut Express HD (3.5) that I purchased in August would not support this new codec. Then I learn that the new version of Final Cut Express 4 supports AVCHD, but actually has less features than v3.5 So this would lead one to believe that it costs $99 to “upgrade but downgrade?!” With this realization (and after researching about and drooling over Final Cut Pro Studio 2), I was all set to purchase…read more