Apple outs Beatles ‘Covers’ TV ad, free enhanced iBook Yellow Submarine

The late Steve Jobs absolutely loved The Beatles. He let the world know he was a big fan of theirs. Today, his company has released a new iTunes TV ad for The Beatles titled ‘Covers’ and an enhanced iBook version of The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Fittingly, in the credits at the top it said ‘For Steve’.

Apple makes Final Cut Pro X nicer, issues 30-day free trial too

Remember the crappiest version of Apple’s popular video editing software, the Final Cut Pro X? After being criticized on many fronts and even being mocked a lot, Apple had earlier decided to refund people unhappy with the software. Fast forward 3 months ahead and now Apple has given FCP X its first major update, and also a free 30-day trial in an attempt to win back lost users.

So, what’s new in the FCP X 10.0.1 that will re-attract the consumers? For starters, XML support has been added, allowing you to work on old projects which you previously couldn’t import in FCP X.

Among the biggest new feature to be added as part of a software update that will go out to users this morning is support for XML. This adds the option to both import and export projects in the XML format, meaning users can take XML formatted projects from Final Cut Pro 7 and other non linear editing software and work on them in Final Cut Pro X.

Apart from XML support, Apple says that multicam editing and broadcast-quality video monitoring – the two features absolutely indispensable in professional work – are coming “in early 2012″. Woot!

The product is now available to download for free as a 30-day trial, just to be on the safer side before you proceed with the $300 purchase of the full version. The trial version works for 30-days from the time it’s first launched.

Download

Trial Version

Full version

Links

Final Cut Pro X Software Update page

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1Motion 5.0.1 and Compressor 4.0.1 (Release Notes)

Facebook for iPhone updates to v3.5, rings in several changes

Facebook’s iOS app has been updated to version 3.5, bringing in several major changes with itself.

First up, and the most important of all, there is no iPad version as yet. And for those who alternated to FaceForward (jailbreak tweak) to use Facebook for iPad, the bad news is that Facebook has removed support for iPad in this latest update of theirs. This means since there is no support from the app itself then FaceForward cannot activate it. @Chpwn warns:

Facebook removed iPad support in their latest app update. It’s not possible for FaceForward to enable something that’s no longer in the app.

More here…

Coming to the iPhone, the update brings several changes, like:

  • Made it easier to share with who you want
  • Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
  • Added the ability to share external links from a web view
  • Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
  • Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improved Notifications speed
  • Fixed a number of Chat bugs
  • Made it easier to select filters in News Feed
  • Fixed a bug with the Notifications bar disappearing
  • Fixed a number of Photos bugs
  • Improved performance and stability overall

You can download Facebook for iOS v3.5 from iTunes.

Download Mozilla Firefox 6 Final Version Now!

Mozilla’s Firefox browser has been updated to version 6, and though it only shows ‘beta’ for now with the final version expected to be rolled out through the browser’s automatic updating feature starting next week, the final version is already available as a manual download from the Mozilla servers. This new release includes several minor improvements that might not be noticeable to the naked eye: no major UI changes or a revamped feature set — yet, after using the browser for a few minutes, you might immediately notice speed improvements of about 20% according to Mozilla itself, as well as significantly reduced memory consumption.

You can download Mozilla Firefox 6 from here:

  • Mac version: here.
  • Windows version: here.
  • Linux version: here.

Download Skype 5.2 for Mac!

Skype has updated their video calling software to version 5.2, bringing in some exciting new features to your Mac. The free version includes a “super awesome” background video chatting control bar, while the paid version takes you to the envious Windows level, unlocking group video conferencing, taking you a level up from Apple’s built-in iChat client. There’s also screen and document sharing to keep to interested.

The Windows version on the other hand, to keep the tradition of being better than the Mac version, has Facebook integration with the 5.5 update.

You can download the latest Skype client for Mac here.

Install iMovies without Jailbreaking on the old iPad/iPad 1

March 11 i.e. today is the day when Apple started to sell the iPad 2 and 2 new and brilliant apps- The GarageBand and iMovie. Sadly for iPad 1 users there was no iMovies support though there was GarageBand support.. But not all people wanted to buy the iPad 2 since it wasn’t too long that they had bought an iPad 1.So no what??No new iPad but want iMovies?? Dont worry folks,there’s a way out.Mac Observers explained how to go about installing iMovies without Jailbreaking on your iPad 1. 1.) Backup your iPad 1 2.)Save a copy of that backup. 3.) Download the latest version of iMovie. 3.) Download the newest version of iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU), version 3.3 4.) Open up iPCU—->Library—->Applications.For those who don’t see iMovie listed, click the “Add” button to manually find it (/Users/[my account]/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications). If it is already listed, you don’t need to do anything else for now 5.) Now go to Devices and select your iPad, then click the Applications tab specific to that iPad. There you’ll see all the apps installed on your iPad.Now scroll to iMovie, and you will find an “Install” button.Click that button. 6.) Quit iPCU.Restart your iPad 1 This iMovie app was installed through iPCU so in iTunes

  1. If you click authorize, you will get the same window again
  2. If you click “Don’t Authorize,” iTunes will remove iMovie from your iPad 1.
  3. So you should click on cancel.

Via-MacObserver

Apple releases iOS 4.3 GM, XCode 4

Apple has released the Golden Master version – a pre-release version – of iOS 4.3 and XCode 4 to devs. iOS 4.3, which will launch next Friday, March 11 along with the iPad 2, packs a personal hotspot feature for your iDevice, a faster Safari engine, new AirPlay features and lots more.

March 11 will mark a new revolution in the world of tech! Would you be getting an iPad 2 once its available?

Google updates Chrome 9 to stable build

Google has updated Chrome 9 from its beta version to a stable build.

Today, we’re excited to bring several new features from Chrome’s beta channel to the stable build, including WebGL, Chrome Instant, and the Chrome Web Store.

WebGL is a new technology which brings hardware-accelerated 3D graphics to the browser. With WebGL in Chrome, you can experience rich 3D experiences right inside the browser with no need for additional software. Curious about the three-dimensional possibilities? Try out these demos to experience the power of WebGL in the latest stable version of Chrome.

Download it now!

Note: Google’s Instant in the Omnibox has to be enabled manually.

P.S. I am currently using Chrome’s 10.0.634.0 version, which is a beta of Chrome 10.

Verizon iPhone finally out!!!All news here

The long awaited Verizon iPhone is finally out. Good news for all Verizon lovers and all anti- AT&T people.We told you on 9th January that the Verizon iPhone would launch soon but the same would happen so  soon even we had not expected.

More about it-

1. CDMA based (non-LTE) iPhone 4 on Verizon

2.All the same features as the regular iPhone 4 on AT&T, including: FaceTime, Retina Display, 5 megapixel camera, HD video  recording, A4 processor, App Store and all other features

3.The Verizon iPhone 4 will go on sale on February 10th

4.Price= $199 (16GB version), and $299 (32GB version) on contract.

5.Mobile hotspot will be included, for connecting up to 5 devices.

6.Pre-orders begins February 3rd.

Enjoy the Verizon iPhone 4 when its finally out.

“As we showed at CES last week, we’re building on these partnerships with LTE — it will make broadband even richer for customers. That’s including a whole new range of smartphones and tablets. One analyst said ‘we displayed an armada of new devices.”

Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry, and that’s Apple.

Apple updates iBooks to v1.2, improves your reading experience

Apple has updated it’s iBooks application to version 1.2.

What’s New in Version 1.2

  • Experience fully illustrated books, from children’s picture books to beautifully designed art books, available for download in the iBookstore.
  • Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections. Swipe left or right to jump between Collections.
  • Print PDF documents and notes you’ve written in iBooks using AirPrint.
  • iBooks now fits more words per page by automatically hyphenating text, available only on iOS 4.2 or later.

You can update your iBooks to v1.2 via iTunes

Cr-48 the First Chrome OS Notebook

We already told you about the Chrome event on December 7 and one of the most sensational thing released that day was the chrome os.

Cr-48 the First Chrome OS Notebook is only been given for Google to some businesses  and people who will give them good feedbacks. It is yet in its beta version. The retail version this notebook will start to sell from Mid 2011 with Acer and Samsung.

  • 12.1-inch screen.
  • Full size keyboard.
  • Oversized clickpad.
  • Qualcomm Gobi 3G chip for Verizon data in the US, your carrier of choice internationally.
  • 802.11n dual-band WiFi.
  • 8+ hours of active use.
  • 8+ days of standby.
  • Webcam.
  • Flash storage

Learn more about Chrome OS by watching the videos below 1.Guided Tour

2.Apps

3.Speed

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Apple responds to no preinstalled Flash in the new Apple Macbook Air

We earlier stated that the new Macbook Air has no preinstalled Flash.

Apple in a official statement said the following:

“We’re happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe.”

Seems like Apple just wanted people to get the latest version of Flash on their Macs and thats the reason no Flash Was preinstalled.

via-Engadget