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Adobe Premiere Rush CC review: Consumer video editor makes fast work of creation and sharing

2 days 2 hours ago

Premiere Rush CC, a brand new video app from Adobe, emphasizes speed in the creation and sharing of online video targeted to the social media crowd.

Unlike Premiere Pro, Premier Elements, and Premiere Clip (Adobe’s other desktop and mobile video apps), Rush operates across devices with nearly identical desktop and mobile versions that can save all footage in the cloud. Your movie is accessible anytime, anywhere via an auto sync feature that you can enable if you choose, or you can save your video locally. Rush, powered partly by Adobe’s Sensei artificial intelligence framework, is compatible with the latest version of Premiere Pro.

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Jackie Dove

AI Will Lead to Self-Designing Machines

2 days 12 hours ago

At ars tecnnica: “Manufacturing is in the early stages of a state of disruption brought on by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.” This fascinating discussion lays out a future in which humans and AIs partner to design machines which, in turn, redesign themselves on the job.  Amongst all the other possibilities, this would come in very handy for remote space probes and landers.

For example, a robot on Mars might detect very loose sand and determine it cannot move about efficiently to complete its mission,” explains Ben Schrauwen, co-founder and CTO of Oqton, an autonomous manufacturing platform.”The robot could learn to suggest different modalities on how to move in that environment, and, with 3D printing technology and some local robotics, it’s very conceivable that the robot could reconfigure itself at a distance to continue its mission unimpeded.”

Could Siri, someday, rewrite parts of iOS on the fly?


John Martellaro

Best cases and sleeves for MacBook, MacBook Air, and Macbook Pro: Keep safe and stylish with our top picks

2 days 13 hours ago

Nobody wants the beautiful aluminum body of their MacBook scuffed or scratched. Fortunately, MacBook cases and sleeves are to the rescue.

They’re a great way to keep your MacBook protected, store it for traveling, or just look classy when you’re carrying your computer around the office.

But there are an overwhelming number of cases and sleeves for the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. It can be hard to tell which are good quality and worth the money. 

So Macworld is getting hands-on with some of the best-known brands as well as more eclectic designers to pick out the best cases for Apple’s line of MacBooks, both new and old models. Watch this space as we’ll be keeping it updated with our favorites.

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Dieter Holger

iOS Mysteries, Choosing Your Server, & Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 739

2 days 13 hours ago

iOS is wonderful… and mysterious, especially when it asks you to login, or shows you duplicates of your data. Listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton solve these problems and more for you. Then, should you get a separate Mac as a server, or can you run in the background? And, of course, more Cool Stuff Found just for you. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!


John F. Braun

watchOS 5.1.2 Brings ECG to the Apple Watch Series 4

2 days 14 hours ago
Apple announced in September that its new Apple Watch Series 4 is capable of taking electrocardiogram readings as part of its health-monitoring features. That feature didn’t ship with the watch, but it’s now available to users in the US with the watchOS 5.1.2 update, along with irregular heart rhythm monitoring on all supported Apple Watch models.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Apple Daily Report: Apple job listings hints that the AirPower still lives (and more news)

2 days 15 hours ago
As noted by MacRumors, Apple continues to mention its unreleased wireless charging mat AirPower in recent job listings in the United States and New Zealand. The wireless charger, announced well over a year ago, will — should it ever actually see the light of day — be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they're placed on the pad.
Dennis Sellers

Apple Fighting China iPhone Ban

2 days 15 hours ago

Apple filed an appeal in China on Monday to try and overturn injunctions that prohibited the sale of a number of models of iPhones.


Charlotte Henry

TMO Background Mode Special Edition #5 With Former Apple Executive Michael Gartenberg

2 days 16 hours ago

Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In his fifth encore appearance on Background Mode, Michael and I chat about Apple’s 2018 fall lineup of products. We talked about the Apple AirPower, still MIA. We examined the new 2018 MacBook Air and how the 2015 McBook was supposed to be the MBA successor—and failed. We looked at the new iPad Pros and how they may have broken through a computational barrier that will allow new capabilities. Finally, we looked at Apple’s 2018 iPhone product strategy as well as the corporate decision to suppress unit sales numbers. Michael is well versed in Apple marketing strategies and is always a delight to have on the show.


John Martellaro

Apps Share your Private Information with Advertisers and Hedge Funds

2 days 18 hours ago

It is no secret that smartphone apps accumulate large amounts of user data and that this data is used by advertisers. However, a new report in The New York Times details just how specific and precise that data can be. While firms insist that they are interested in patterns, not individuals, this report explains how data from apps can be used to identify individuals, without their consent. Hedge funds, as well as advertisers, are among those who purchase the information generated by apps. The Times has a lot more detail, but here’s a taste:

More than 1,000 popular apps contain location-sharing code from such companies, according to 2018 data from MightySignal, a mobile analysis firm. Google’s Android system was found to have about 1,200 apps with such code, compared with about 200 on Apple’s iOS.


Charlotte Henry

WhiteSmoke Writing Assistant 1-Year Premium Subscription: $15.20

2 days 18 hours ago

We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to WhiteSmoke, a software writing assistant. WhiteSmoke checks your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style errors. Our deal is for $19, but coupon code GREENMONDAY20 takes 20% off for a checkout price of $15.20. There’s a lifetime subscription offer on our deal listing, too.


Bryan Chaffin