2m Final Cut Pro X users, AI guru, Californian heist, iWork updated


Final Cut Pro X now has over 2 million users, Apple says — Final Cut Pro X , once a controversial redesign of Apple’s professional video editing suite, has just topped 2 million users, Apple announced at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas. It took significantly less time to jump from 1 million to 2 million than to reach that first milestone, an Apple representative said. Pro X has been on the market since June 2011. Since then Apple has made numerous updates to Pro X, addressing many of the original complaints. It has nevertheless had to fight to keep Final Cut relevant, faced with competition like Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC.

AirPort Utility – adjusting Basestation preferences — “My AirPort’s light is orange instead of green. What do I do?” AirPort Utility’s habit of blinking devices’ status lights amber when updates are available is kind of a pain, but  a couple of preferences you can change to be sure that your users aren’t notified of updates, so you can decide to go forward with new software when you’re ready (and not just when AirPort Utility wants you to). Melissa Holt explains.

Apple AI guru Tom Gruber speaks of artificial intelligence’s ‘inevitability’ at TED — Speaking at the TED conference, Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.

Robbers nab $24K worth of Apple goods in Corte Madera, CA heist — Apple devices usually come with a Designed in California label. Now 17 iPhones, three iPads, and two Macs can wear a Stolen in California label, as the devices were stolen from an Apple retail outlet at The Village at Corte Madera mall in Corte Madera, California.

Keynote, Numbers, Pages iWork apps updated for both macOS and iOS — On Tuesday, Apple updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote applications for iOS and macOS, with the biggest addition being a numeric keypad for Numbers users on the iPad.

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