Apple’s first AI research paper focuses on computer vision — Apple last week published its first scholarly research paper, an article covering methods of improving recognition in computer vision systems, marking a new direction for the traditionally secretive company.
The paper, titled Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training, was submitted for review in mid-November before seeing publication through the Cornell University Library on December 22.
HandBrake Video Converter App Leaves Beta After 13 Years — It only took about 13 years, but HandBrake is finally out of beta. Version 1.0 was released on December 24th, and is the go-to tool for video transcoding. In layman’s terms, HandBrake is what you use to convert DVDs into video files you can play on your Mac. Version 1.0 improves audio and video syncing for difficult sources, adds new device presets, adds new MKV and JSON presets, improves performance Skylake-based Macs, and more. HandBrake isn’t, however, completely leaving the beta world behind thanks to its new less technical documentation that’s still tagged beta. You can download HandBrake at the HandBrake website for free.
New version of Carbon Copy Cloner fully Sierra compatible, backs up your Mac like it always has — The new version of long and storied app Carbon Copy Cloner adds full macOS Sierra support, plus implements features aimed to make using it easier and faster for everybody to use – AppleInsider delves into the latest version.
Movavi Multimedia Editing Bundle for Mac forUS$43.95 — We have a deal for you on a video editing suite called the Movavi Multimedia Editing Bundle for Mac. It’s comprised of three apps, Movavi Video Editor for Mac, Movavi Video Converter for Mac, and Movavi Screen Capture for Mac. You get all three for US$43.95 through Mac Observer.