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Fast Turns at Le Mans with Final Cut Pro X

For the second straight year, French post-production house Xtrem Productions covered the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance car race using Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software on Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computers. Using footage from multiple trackside and handheld cameras, the company produced driver interviews, race highlights, and features for TV broadcast and theatrical release. “Things are easier to do in Final Cut Pro X, and they’re much faster, which means we can not only do more segments, but we can do more with them,” says Xtrem production manager Sacha Le Coroller.
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iOS 7 With Redesigned Interface and New Features Available September 18

Apple today announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users as a free software update. iOS 7 has a completely redesigned user interface and hundreds of new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Siri, and more. And it introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes. In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. “iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface and over 200 new features, so it’s like getting a brand new device, but one that will still be instantly familiar to our users,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
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Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet

Apple today introduced iPhone 5c, featuring an all-new design in five colors — blue, green, pink, yellow, and white. iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of familiar features like the 4-inch Retina display, superfast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera — all while delivering great battery life. iPhone 5c comes with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. “iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. iPhone 5c will be available in the U.S. on September 20 for a suggested retail price of $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model, and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5c beginning September 13.
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Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World

Apple today announced iPhone 5s, the most advanced iPhone yet. With its new A7 chip, iPhone 5s is the first smartphone with 64-bit technology, providing blazing-fast performance when launching apps, editing photos, or playing graphic-intensive games. iPhone 5s features an all-new 8-megapixel iSight camera and introduces the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which allows you to securely unlock your phone with the touch of your finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. “iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver, or space gray, and will be available September 20 at the suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model.
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Here, there and everywhere: Google Keep reminds you at the right time

Notes are a good way to keep track of all you have to do, but most of us need a little nudge now and then. Google Keep can remind you of important tasks and errands at just the right time and place. For example, Keep works with Google Now to remind you of your grocery list when you walk into your favorite grocery store, and nudges you on Thursday night to take out the trash.

To get started, select the “Remind me” button from the bottom of any note and choose the type of reminder you want to add. You can add time-based reminders for a specific date and time, or a more general time of day, like tomorrow morning. Adding a location reminder is incredibly easy too—as soon as you start typing Google Keep suggests places nearby.


 
Of course, sometimes plans change. If you get a reminder you’re not ready to deal with, simply snooze it to a time or place that’s better for you.



 

It’s now even easier to get to all of your notes using the new navigation drawer, which includes a way to view all of your upcoming reminders in one place. And for people who want more separation between their home and work lives, the drawer also lets you easily switch between your accounts. 


And finally, we've made it easier to add your existing photos to a Google Keep note on Android. When you tap the camera icon you can choose between taking a new photo or adding one you already have from Gallery.

The new update is gradually rolling out in Google Play, and available now on the web at http://drive.google.com/keep and in the Chrome App.


Posted by Erin Rosenthal, Product Manager

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MacBook Air the Ultimate Laptop

Technology writer Nilay Patel of The Verge takes a close look at Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air, which he calls “the best overall laptop on the market.” He notes that “the backlit keyboard is solid-feeling and comfortable, and Apple’s multitouch glass trackpad remains leaps and bounds ahead of the Windows competition.” But it’s the long-lasting battery that he appreciates most. Patel describes getting over 12 hours of battery life during his tests, “the record for a laptop running our test without an external battery.” Patel concludes, “The new Air is the first of a dramatic new breed of computer — it lets you set up a mobile office for a full day without concern for power.”
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Get ready for college with textbooks on Google Play

Heading to college? Be prepared for the typical rites of passage: decorating your dorm room, choosing your classes and buying textbooks. And when it comes to buying textbooks from the campus store, some things never change like long lines, limited supplies and heavy backpacks. Or do they?

Rolling out this week, you can now rent or purchase digital textbooks from the Books section on Google Play. We have a long list of publishing partners, and we’re launching with a comprehensive selection of higher education titles from science and mathematics to history and English, and everything in between.

All your textbooks, anywhere you go 
With digital textbooks, there’s no need to worry about which ones you have with you and which ones you left in your dorm room. Because your library is stored in the cloud, you have instant access to the titles you need—when you need them—on your Android tablet, phone, iOS device and on the web. Now an overstuffed backpack is a thing of the past with all your textbooks weighing as much as the device you’re reading them on.



Take great notes, stay organized 
With the Google Play Books app, you have convenient tools at hand to make studying simpler and faster. You can instantly search within a textbook for a particular word or phrase, bookmark chapters and pages, highlight and annotate key passages and get quick access to dictionaries, translation tools, Wikipedia and Google search.



Rent and save 
Need your textbooks for just a semester or two? You can rent any textbook on Google Play for six months and save up to 80% as compared to buying print textbooks.

Shop for textbooks today on Google Play, and learn more at our Google in Education site.

Posted by Scott Dougall, Director, Product Management
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Yahoo! buys Rockmelt

Yahoo! continues redemption  His newest acquisition is Rockmelt, the 21th for the reason that arrival of Marissa Mayer to move the team. Rockmelt is an organization based...
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