We are in the middle of the holiday season, with New Year's Day just around the corner. So, if you are taking time to pay attention to business by reading this newsletter, allow me to wish you a very Happy New Year!
As you can imagine, nothing really happened this past week, except lots of year-end sales and "looks-back" at 2019.
Rather than concentrate on retrospective summaries, I decided to write three new articles for you. And, in doing so, discovered several very startling things.
My lead article is a look at
, the backup software. I was expecting to write about it in glowing terms. Instead, the software proved to be a poster child for poor documentation and how companies can forget that everyone is a new user at some point.
Next, I revisited my video
compression speed tests
from October. Back then, Catalina was announced but not yet shipping and the "word on the street" was that the new graphics engine in Catalina - Metal 2 - would mean a significant jump in performance for video applications. This article is just a first look, but the results really surprised me.
Finally, a reader wrote in asking how to delete
in FCP X. In looking over my notes, I realized I haven't written about these since 2015, so it was time to take another look. Not surprisingly, the interface and operation both changed.
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Have a great - and SAFE!! - holiday. I look forward to chatting with you next week. Until then,