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Apple’s Final Cut Is Dead. Long Live Final Cut...

Looks like apple is just going to strong arm everyone to the new version of Final Cut! Not like we haven’t seen this move before… LOL!

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"Apple’s Final Cut Pro is the leading video-editing program. It’s a $1,000 professional app. It was used to make “The Social Network,” “True Grit,” “Eat Pray Love” and thousands of student movies, independent films and TV shows. According to the research firm SCRI, it has 54 percent of the video-editing market, far more than its rivals from Adobe and Avid.

Did I use the present tense? Sorry about that. Final Cut was the industry leader. It did cost $1,000. But that’s all over now.”

Read on… http://goo.gl/T47nM

Firefox 4 performance lags behind Chrome 10 and IE 9

Interesting! I do seem to find myself in Chrome more often these days. It does seem a little snappier. And, I’d say about 99% of the plug-ins I use have been ported over, or have a close equivalent. This does not seem like a good sign for Firefox…

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"When it comes to browsers, faster is better. Chrome 10 kicks the butts of the brand new Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 in benchmark tests run on my 2Ghz Intel-based Windows 7 PC. All three new editions of browsers released this month promise performance gains. Of them Chrome 10 really delivers and Firefox 4 is the slowest of the bunch."

Read on… http://goo.gl/9zLrp

Mac OS X 10.6.8 benchmark reveals graphic speed improvement...

Nice… Great job Apple! Now get heads down on Lion and get it finished!!!

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"Sure, the (hopefully) last version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was released yesterday. Yes, it addressed a laundry list of improvements to both networking and Mac OS X Lion readiness. But did you know that installing Mac OS X 10.6.8 might also improve graphic performance on your Mac?"

Read On… http://goo.gl/pYuR1

Researchers getting closer to 'everlasting battery'

Just imagine not having to charge your mobile devices every day or night. Just using them would recharge them… What a great idea…

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"Smartphones, tablets, and other devices have advanced significantly in power and functionality during the last decade, yet one draining issue remains: battery life.

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne and Australian National University have made a crucial advancement in the quest to create a perpetual battery.”

Read on… http://goo.gl/cc49K

Re-thinking SLA's in a Cloudy World

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"First came software as a service (SaaS) powered by dedicated data centers. All of a sudden enterprises had another way to solve their IT needs. Let’s call this SaaS 1.0. SaaS took off in CRM (safesforce.com), collaboration (hosted Exchange, Google Apps, etc.), file sharing (Box.net, SendUIt) and a myriad of more niche offerings that were typically less expensive and easier to use than on-premises software + hardware installations. This first wave of SaaS to hit IT shores also started the industry conversation about how to keep SaaS vendors accountable to their customers. Thus service level agreements (SLA’s) were introduced into the common enterprise IT lexicon."

Read on… http://goo.gl/Cmge4

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