Tag Archives: Yokohama

Pro video apps updates, MagNeo, Yokohama, Time Machine and alternatives, Fox royalty, Notebook


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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor — Apple has updated its pro video apps for macOS – Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor – with feature tweaks, performance improvements and bug fixes.

MagNeo on Kickstarter: Magnetic USB-C Adapter for Charging, Data, and Video — Magsafe is missed. “It has saved my MacBook Air uncounted times, and it’s so easy to plug it in.”
MagNeo on Kickstarter is a magnetic USB-C adapter that allows charging, data, and video, too. That makes it useful for applications beyond charging-only, which may be why it’s already raised $115,000. It’s a two-piece device machined from a solid piece of aluminium. One half goes in your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and the other half goes on the end of the cable you want to use it with. Watch the short video for more. Funding options start at US$59 as of this writing.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening — Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

Head to head: Apple’s Time Machine versus three local backup utilities for macOS — Backing up your data to prevent loss in the case of digital disaster couldn’t be much easier, but there are choices to make, and things you should to to guarantee safety. AppleInsider looks at some of your options, and helps you choose.

Fox 1.0 is new royalty app for macOS — OFFICER solutions has introduced Fox 1.0, a new addition to their software line of royalty applications for entertainment companies. Developed specifically for artists, musicians and other right holders, Fox 1.0 for macOS (10.10 and higher) is designed to transform sales reports for content sold on the Internet into detailed royalty statements.

Notebook is a new note-taking app for the Mac — Zoho has launched Notebook for Mac, a new, free note-taking app. Notebook’s mobile apps introduced the concept of Note Cards: dedicated note types for text, checklists, audio, photos, and sketches.

Security Updates, writer’s platform, Chinese server, Yokohama, Portland Maps


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Are you getting OS X security updates? Adam C Engst over at TidBITS.com wrote a nice little article called Make Sure You’re Getting OS X Security Data. You should probably read it; if you’re not going to, here’s the App Store System Preferences pane showing the checkbox you really should enable to insure that OS X security updates are installed automatically.

Social media writer’s platform — Prose allows anyone to be an author and publish on the go from anywhere using an iPhone or web app. The service is absolutely free and free of advertising of any kind, with writers retaining 100 percent copyright over original content.

Chinese server vendor Inspur reportedly joining Apple datacenter supply chain — Apple’s Project McQueen is designed to move the company away from outside vendors like Microsoft and Amazon for some of its cloud infrastructure, but since Apple no longer builds servers, it has to depend on third parties to supply the hardware. DigiTimes reports that Chinese server vendor Inspur will help supply some of the necessary infrastructure.

Apple’s Yokohama, Japan R&D facility won’t open until March 2017 — Apple’s upcoming Yokohama, Japan research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but won’t be completed until March 2017, according to Japanese blog Macotakara — as noted by AppleInsider.

Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon — New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Oregon, the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.

OS X 14, Fantastical 2, new tech, MagBytes, 60Hz 4K in Air, Boom 2, Yokohama


Here's the original Mac OS 10 box, as published by TMO on that 2002 day 14 years ago
Here’s the original Mac OS 10 box, as published by TMO on that 2002 day 14 years ago

OS X turned 14 today— It was on March 24th, 2001, that Apple shipped the first commercial version of Mac OS X 10.0. It was a Saturday. It’s codename was Cheetah.

Fantastical 2 ups the ante for events in OS X — Fantastical isn’t for everyone, but this update is a big step forward. Apple’s calendar app for iOS and Mac OS X has moved through recent releases “from inconsistent, inadequate, and irritating to more or less just fine” (inGlenn Fleishman’s words – I’ve always been happy with it), the market for replacements grew and matured.
Fantastical for iOS, now in its second release, filled a gap there by not just presented a clean list and offering strong support for different calendar systems, but also its natural-language processing.

Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond — Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt — and possibly even Apple’s Lightning.

A new MagBytes out tonight — That’s right, all your tips and tricks for the month in one PDF.

Apple’s early 2015 MacBook Air confirmed to support 60Hz 4K external displays — While Apple says that its latest MacBook Air will officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.

Boom 2 promise much better audio for 20% off — Crafted exclusively for OS X Yosemite and comes with audio boosting, full equalizer controls and cool effects for enhanced Mac audio. I bought it – with the discount it comes to NZ$14.99 and there’s a free trial.

Apple’s Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date — An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.