updated 11:30 am EST, Tue February 27, 2007
Review, Apple FCP patent
In brief: MacNN has reviewed the Speck TechStyle-Puck case for Apple's second-generation iPod shuffle, Apple was granted a new patent for Final Cut Pro covering customized shading of a graphical user interface, Adobe CS3 is rumored to be releasing CS3 on March 29th, and MacProVideo.com is offering 33 percent off all its tutorial videos in celebration of its second anniversary.... Speck's TechStyle-Puck case is constructed from a hard molded PVC foam surrounded by a black nylon cover, enabling users to safely store an iPod shuffle with other gear. Earbuds wrap around the package, and an orange cloth tab comes with a powder coated metal carabineer clip to attach the case to apparel.
Apple wins Final Cut Pro patent
Apple today was granted a patent for a method and apparatus for user customized shading of a graphical user interface relating to the field of human to computer interface systems. The patent discloses a highly customizable graphical user interface shading system that, according to Apple's illustrations, pertain to the company's Final Cut Pro. Apple's abstract description of the invention describes allowing users to compensate for different dynamically changing lighting conditions, offering an adjustable user interface widget like a slider to allow users to select any shading setting along a continuum.
Adobe to release CS3 on March 29th?
Adobe is planning to officially release its CS3 software on March 29th, according to MediaMac.dk. The company recently offered a beta version of Adobe CS3 that runs natively on Intel-based Macs, but has yet to unveil an official release of the Universal Binary application.
MacProVideo.com second anniversary sale
MacProVideo.com is offering 33 percent off all of its video tutorials in celebration of its second anniversary until March 3rd. The educational website offers video tutorial that allow students to see and hear how popular multimedia software works, enabling them to learn by watching industry recognized experts demonstrate tips and trips alongside workflow techniques that speed up the software education process. The site currently offers tutorial videos for Apple Logic, Final Cut Studio, GarageBand, iMovie, Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live, and others.