Virus outbreak postpones National Association of Broadcasters convention in April

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The National Association of Broadcasters convention scheduled for April in Las Vegas has been postponed.
The National Association of Broadcasters convention scheduled for April in Las Vegas has been postponed.
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The COVID-19 coronavirus claimed another planned convention Wednesday with the postponement of the National Association of Broadcasters convention, scheduled for late April in Las Vegas.

Dozens of the show’s exhibitors create a variety of products that work with Apple equipment, including Blackmagic Designs, Avid, Adobe, Padcaster, Microsoft, Boris FX, Panasonic, Canon, and Sony.

Apple under pressure to activate iPhone feature it denies

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iPhone has FM radio chips, but Apple won't use them.
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Apple is under pressure to activate an iPhone feature that it claims does not exist.

The National Association of Broadcasters is calling for the company to enable dormant FM chips that would allow users to tune into radio stations. It comes less then a month after the Federal Communications Commission asked for the same.

Padcaster Transforms The New iPad Into a Full-On Movie Camera

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The padcaster turns your iPad 3 into a movie-making powerhouse. Photo The Verge

Remember the Padcaster? It was a photography rig made to turn the new iPad into a shallow-focusing movie camera, and it was [teased](http://www.cultofmac.com/156157/padcaster-turns-new-ipad-into-shallow-focusing-movie-camera/) by the makers Manhattan Edit Workshop last month. Now, the Padcaster has been revealed at NAB 2012, and it is just what we thought it would be — a way to mount big lenses on the iPad 3 and turn it onto a movie camera.