Coen Brothers Cut “True Grit” in Final Cut Pro

To make a critical Christmas 2010 release date for their Oscar-nominated film, “True Grit,” the Coens negotiated several tight turns in post-production with a custom Final Cut Pro editing workflow honed over the course of their last several feature…

To make a critical Christmas 2010 release date for their Oscar-nominated film, “True Grit,” the Coens negotiated several tight turns in post-production with a custom Final Cut Pro editing workflow honed over the course of their last several features. Says Joel Coen: “We had to get the movie done in a very short period of time. Final Cut Pro, because of its efficiencies and speed, enabled us to meet that deadline.”

Best Apps for Your New iPhone

At Gadgetwise in The New York Times, Sam Grobart invites recent iPhone purchasers to “check out our many guides to the various apps available for your new smartphone.” The blog rounds up personal app choices from technology columnist David Pogue, m…

At Gadgetwise in The New York Times, Sam Grobart invites recent iPhone purchasers to “check out our many guides to the various apps available for your new smartphone.” The blog rounds up personal app choices from technology columnist David Pogue, media columnist David Carr, former tech reporter John Markoff, and App Smart columnist Bob Tedeschi, who likes Soundhound, Hipstamatic, Evernote, and Angry Birds.

Apple Gets a Grammy (Sort Of)

Peter Kafka reports on All Things Digital that Apple enjoyed a “tiny bit of Grammy glow” Sunday night when, for the first time, “something recorded exclusively for its iTunes store won an award.” Writes Kafka: “Train’s version of ‘Hey, So…

Peter Kafka reports on All Things Digital that Apple enjoyed a “tiny bit of Grammy glow” Sunday night when, for the first time, “something recorded exclusively for its iTunes store won an award.” Writes Kafka: “Train’s version of ‘Hey, Soul Sister,’ which won the ‘Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals’ category, first appeared on the group’s ‘iTunes Session’ EP last fall.”

Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store

Apple today announced a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store, including magazines, newspapers, video, and music. This is the same innovative digital subscription billing service that Apple recently…

Apple today announced a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store, including magazines, newspapers, video, and music. This is the same innovative digital subscription billing service that Apple recently launched with News Corp.’s “The Daily” app. Subscriptions purchased from within the App Store will be sold using the same App Store billing system that has been used for billions of app and in-app purchases. Publishers set the price and length of subscription (weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, or yearly). Then, with one-click, customers pick the length of subscription and are automatically charged based on their chosen length of commitment. Customers can review and manage all of their subscriptions from their personal account page, including canceling the automatic renewal of a subscription.

iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless Available for Pre-Order February 3

Apple today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’s 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3, through the Apple Store (store.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high de…

Apple today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’s 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3, through the Apple Store (store.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store (store.apple.com) for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10. Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.