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Facing criticisms, Apple posts Final Cut Pro X FAQ

June 29th, 2011

After facing criticisms from the professional community over several changes in Final Cut Pro X, Apple has updated its website with a new frequently asked questions page that explains the changes and, in some cases, why they were made. In response to the question, “Can I import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 into Final …

Best Buy, Amazon.com see MacBook Air stockouts ahead of imminent refresh

June 27th, 2011

It looks like we may finally see Apple unveil its mid-2011 MacBook Air models some time this week. Best Buy has stopped shipping all MacBook Air notebooks as of this past weekend. The online retailer is still taking orders, however, which indicates that Apple will likely not adjust pricing when it issues its refreshed models. …

New tool lets devs port Xbox 360 games to iOS, Web and soon Android, OS X

June 24th, 2011

Programmer Andrew Russell is working on a project that will undoubtedly pique the interest of game developers around the world. Dubbed ExEn, Russell’s open source software allows devs to port XNA games to iOS, Silverlight and in the near future, Android and OS X as well. In practical terms, this software gives developers a much …

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 update

June 23rd, 2011

Apple on Thursday released the latest public build of its Mac OS X operating system, version 10.6.8. Release notes are as follows: The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that: …

Best Buy takes on Apple, Amazon with new cloud music service

June 22nd, 2011

Best Buy announced “Music Cloud” on Wednesday, a new service that will compete directly with other cloud-based music services from Apple, Amazon, and Google. Best Buy Music Cloud is powered by Play Anywhere and, after a quick sign-up process, users can download the application to their Mac or PC, as well as to an iPhone, …

Apple’s iCloud senior manager quits to join startup

June 21st, 2011

Apple’s senior manager in charge of its new iCloud solution has left the company to join online healthcare startup HealthTeacher. John Herbold held senior positions on the iCloud team and the MobileMe team before that, and he worked on a number of other projects while at Apple. Herbold joins HealthTeacher as Vice President of Product, focusing on …

Live from Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote with Steve Jobs!

June 6th, 2011

Welcome one and all to BGR’s live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote! Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on hand to unveil the latest Apple has to offer, and we’re expecting a huge event despite the fact that Apple is not expected to reveal a new iPhone model at the show this year. Instead, Apple …