updated 08:10 pm EDT, Fri October 12, 2007
Popcorn 3 review
In brief: Evidence that Leopard will ship on October 26th appears on Apple's online store, a fix for the iMac Boot Camp problems will soon be issued, we've posted a Popcorn 3 review, a Pro Tools 7 tutorial has debuted, and an Investment tools Web site comes to the iPhone ... It appears that Apple is indeed gearing up to ship Leopard on October 26th. MacRumors discovered that if you (recently) tried to order Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) from the online Apple Store, the estimated ship date is October 26th, 2007. The company subsequently updated their store and changed the ship date for Tiger back to "Within 24 hours". Meanwhile, Amazon is taking pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5, priced at $129. Amazon indicates only "This product is expected to ship sometime in October."
Apple to issue fix for iMac Boot Camp problems
Apple is currently testing an update for previous-generation (white) 24-inch iMacs intended to resolve an issue that prevented users from running Boot Camp on the systems. The patch resolves issues with graphics cards that connect via NVIDIA's MXM slot format -- utilized by Apple for the GeForce 7300 GT and GeForce 7600 GT cards in only the 24-inch systems. The new aluminum iMacs use a different interface that is not susceptible to the Boot Camp issue, according to AppleInsider.
Popcorn 3 review
We have posted a review of Roxio's Popcorn 3, a full-featured DVD and video converter that borrows most of its features from the video side of Roxio's Toast program. Popcorn 3 turns any DVD or video into formats usable by all modern electronics, including iPods, PS3s, and even the iPhone. It also offers DVD creation for any task. Popcorn 3 has the same attractive new interface as its big brother, Toast 8.
Pro Tools 7 tutorial debuts
macProVideo.com has introduced Paul Garay's "Pro Tools 101: Mastering Pro Tools 7" tutorial-video series. "Mastering Pro Tools 7" is a comprehensive, 5.5 hour exploration of the fundamentals of editing, recording, and mixing music in Pro Tools. Produced on a Digidesign M-Powered system, this tutorial is filmed using the most popular Digidesign hardware/software combo on the market today. All lessons cover workflow tips and tricks that can be completed on ANY Pro Tools system, from LE, straight through to HD.
Investment Web site comes to the iPhone
Pershing LLC, has announced that users can now access the NetExchange Pro online account management platform through the Safari web browser on the iPhone. The NetExchange Pro online account management platform is utilized by over 90,000 investment professionals and provides access to a wide array of financial products, services and tools. Using the Safari web browser on the Apple iPhone, investment professionals can now view their clients' account, balance information and investment holdings with the same level of security and encryption that they experience through Pershing's other products and solutions.