Motion 4 isn’t a standalone product--it ships with latest version of
Final Cut Studio. Yes, this video effects program might be a mere
“component” of a larger software suite, but because it competes with
standalone applications, we decided to distinguish it with its own
review. And we went all “deep focus” on it, because Motion 4 has come a
long way since the days when Apple was selling it as solo software.
Apple watchers are well aware that the company is planning to release
some sort of tablet computer, and given Apple’s recent history of
making surprise announcements, that could very well happen between the
day we put this issue to bed and the day you read this article. But
what if the tablet rumors are bunkum? And even if the tablet is
announced, what comes next? Jaw-dropping products can take years to
develop, and Apple surely has tablet-eclipsing wonders brewing in its
What will be Apple's next super-product--its next spectacular, game-changing "one more thing"? We asked five Apple experts to
brainstorm with abandon and then brought their ideas to life.
Unwiredview.com added more
fuel to the Apple tablet rumor mill today with their report that Apple has
filed a patent application for improved digital ink recognition
techniques. The patent covers
techniques for improving the recognition and interpretation of digital ink phrases.
Soundtrack Pro is a multitrack audio editor intended to be used as part
of a video workflow, though it’s equally adept at standalone audio
projects. It was once sold separately, but for the last few years, it’s
been available exclusively as part of the Final Cut Studio and Logic
Studio bundles. The latest incarnation, version 3, offers a wide range
of fine-tuned interface tweaks and a few new tricks that will make
anyone who produces pro audio take notice.
According to ifoAppleStore and AppleInsider, in about two weeks, Apple stores will start retiring their current Windows CE portable computers and start using custom iPod touches to check out customers.