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Final Cut, Cook, Spotify, new Skype, Chinese government drops Apple, databases love gone


Final Cut was used extensively in the forthcoming movie Focus.
Final Cut was used extensively in the forthcoming movie Focus.

Apple highlights Final Cut Pro and its role in Warner Brothers movie ‘Focus’ — Ahead of the February 27th release of romantic comedy Focus, Apple has provided a detailed look at the role Final Cut Pro X played in the production and development of the motion picture. 

Tim Cook to deliver May commencement address at George Washington University — Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address to graduates at George Washington University, reports GW Today. Cook, along with Anthony S Fauci and Carole Watson, will receive an honorary doctorate of public service. Cook was nominated by GWU students and accepted the invitation for the May 17th event.

Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs — The popular music streaming service is tweaking its desktop app to display song lyrics as you listen. Spotify’s new music lyrics feature is powered by Musixmatch, one of the most popular apps in Spotify’s catalog.

Apple dropped as supplier by Chinese government — Apple is among the companies China has officially dropped from its state-approved technology buying list—a move that was unofficially revealed several months ago. The change means Chinese government agencies can’t purchase iPhones, iPads, or Macs.

Skype 7.5 for Mac now available — Skype 7.5 for Mac is now available from Microsoft, and the app is adding localisation for a number of new languages as well as tackling some performance issues. Skype is a free download in the first place. To get it, open Skype, choose ‘Check for updates’ from the Skype menu.

Love with databases over for Mac users — A few years ago, you could select from a fairly wide range of database programs (many on the PC including the still formidable MS Access, a few on the Mac) that allowed us to keep track of our CDs, records, books, wine bottles and whatever we were collecting. Not any more.