MacX Video Converter Pro – a handy video converter, downloader, and editor for Mac & PC [sponsored]

MacX Video Converter Pro running on MacBook

MacX Video Converter Pro is a straightforward app for your Mac and Windows PC that helps you reduce video file size, convert video & audio to other formats, resize them, make edits, decode & encode HEVC/H.265 clips, download videos from the web, and more.

Let me give you an overview of MacX Video Converter Pro and tell you about the limited-time unmissable Black Friday discount for both Mac and PC users!

How to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad

Tap to Compress Photos on iPhone

We all love photos. Pictures of our kids, family, friends, pets, and favorite spots are everywhere on our devices. But one thing not so great about a photo is its size. A photo’s file size varies based on the format, resolution, dimensions, and other factors.

While you may have plenty of storage space for your pictures, that doesn’t help when it’s time to send or share one. Sending large photos in emails and text messages can be a burden on the app as well as the recipient receiving them. And there are many sites and social networks that put limits on the size of a photo you can upload.

Here, we’ll show you how to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad. This image compression reduces the file size as compared to its actual size, making it easier to send, share on social media platforms, or use in a specific application.

How to reduce the file size of a Pages, Numbers or Keynote document

Reduce File Size Settings Keynote Mac

When you’re composing basic documents that are mostly made up of text, the size of the file isn’t usually too large to send or share. But if you’re using images and including videos, those file sizes can become quite large.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily reduce the file size of a document in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on your Mac. This will give you a simpler way send or share your file.

How to quickly zip and unzip files and folders on Mac

Unzip Archive File on Mac

Compressing files into a ZIP folder is a great way to reduce their size and make them easier to share via email or other means. Additionally, there may be instances where you need to zip entire folders to save space on your computer.

Fortunately, your Mac comes with a built-in tool that allows you to do just that, and can also be used to unzip files and folders that you receive. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of quickly zipping and unzipping files and folders on your Mac without using a third-party application.

Apple refreshes Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features

Monday, Apple announced a major update to its pro-grade video editing and processing programs for the Mac — Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor — with a bevy of new features for motion graphics and key enhancements available to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery.

“From Hollywood blockbuster directors to first time movie makers, Final Cut Pro X is changing the way we edit movies today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “The updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor make it even easier to edit, title and package everything from short videos to feature-length films.”

Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces new easy to use 3D titles, improved masking for color grading and effects, and native support for more camera formats, as well as GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing.

Apple updates its pro apps: Compressor, Final Cut Pro, MainStage and Motion

As we continue to chew on the ramifications of Apple's eyebrow-raising decision to stop development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X and focus exclusively on the upcoming Photos for OS X Yosemite (due in 2015), the Cupertino firm has just issued a round of updates to its pro apps: Compressor, Final Cut Pro, MainStage and Motion.

New versions of these apps are now available in the Mac App Store under the Updates tab. I've included release notes for each app right after the break...

Apple optimized Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and Logic Pro apps for Mac Pro and 4K

When Apple teased its new Mac Pro at WWDC a few months ago, the company's marketing honcho Phil Schiller put up a slide showing a guy in an editing room in front of three huge 4K monitors, all hooked up to the machine. "You could be that guy," he quipped, provoking a laughter from the audience.

Schiller also said Apple was working on a Final Cut Pro update optimized for the Mac Pro's powerful dual AMD FirePro graphics and he wasn't lying: just as the new Mac Pro launched on the online Apple Store this morning, Apple followed up by pushing updates to Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and its other pro apps, all optimized for the Mac Pro's hardware and with 4K content, 4K monitoring support via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers and a whole bunch of additions and performance enhancements...