It's been almost a year and a half since Adobe first initiated the Creative Cloud, and about six months since Adobe CC, the subscription (/lease/rent) format for Adobe software, was started. Now, having worked with it since its arrival, I'm seeing the best of it and the worst of it. Truthfully, it is a good thing. And, it's a bad thing. The CC is providing wonderful advantages and removing many opportunities. But the biggest question, is it for YOU? Sorry, not a clue, that's your choice. But let me give you some observations so you can make an educated decision. Like all things in life, you have to weigh the good things and the bad things and determine if the good or the bad outweighs the other.
Apple on Tuesday announced the iPad Air, the latest generation of its full-sized category defining device in a new thinner and lighter form factor, and iPad mini with Retina display, bringing the same number of pixels as in the the 9.7-inch iPad panel to its 7.9-inch screen
Tuesday, November 04, 2003
There are not a whole lot of image editing applications available for OS X. There is of course Photoshop and its lighter featured stablemate, Photoshop Elements; the freeware (but humongous) GIMP, the venerable but very popular shareware
â€¢ Email clients â€¢ PJ's e-mail question and a comment â€¢ Menubar Utility! â€¢ Apple official weighs in on 15-in. PowerBook problem, laptop successes
â€¢ OS X 10.3 Troubleshooting Counsel Posted By MacAttorney â€¢ Apple Spokesman Addresses 15-in. PowerBook White Spots, Apple's Portable Present And Future â€¢ eWeek: Mac OS X 10.3 Dazzles Developers â€¢ eWeek: Will Mac OS X 'Panther' Help or Hobble Developers? â€¢ Partitions No Longer Sacred in Mac OS X? â€¢ Spammers Countherattack Spam-Fighters â€¢ Apple blames Oxford for Firewire Data Loss Bug â€¢ Mac Night Owl: The Panther Report: Is it Time to Talk About 10.4? â€¢ 'Greatest OS ever invented' â€¢ GPL Unconstitutional? â€¢ eWeek: 'Longhorn':Huge Jump From XP
â€¢ ohphoneX 0.1c H.323 Client For Telephony & Video Conferencing â€¢ MacAstronomica 2.0.3 Astronomy Software â€¢ Mac Messenger 3.0a13 MSN Chat Client â€¢ Smart Trash 1.0.6 Enhances Mac OS X Trash â€¢ Omnigroup Address Book Chart Builder 1.0 â€¢ Hebrew Spelling Service 1.0.1, powered by Hspell 0.6 â€¢ PDF Browser Plugin 1.2.1 Displays PDF Documents In Web Browsers â€¢ Ultimate Pen 1.0.2 Lets You Draw On Top Of Any App Or The Finder â€¢ SimpleKeys 2.0b4 Sets Hotkeys To Trigger Macros And Type Text â€¢ RBrowserLite 3.3 FTP Client â€¢ MacZoom 1.2 To Meet Other Mac Users Around The World â€¢ DeepVacuum 0.70 Download Utility For FTP, HTTP â€¢ Easy Card Software For Mac OS X For Printing Your Own Greeting Cards and Envelopes â€¢ KavaSoft releases iTunes Catalog 1.0 â€¢ Budget Updated to 4.3.1 for MacOS X â€¢ Icy Juice 0.9d10 ICQ Client â€¢ iMakeHTML 1.3.2 HTML Editor â€¢ DoubleCommand 1.4.4b6 Remaps Function Keys
â€¢ Mellel 1.6.8 Released: Panther Compatibility And Several Bug Fixes â€¢ Bookends 7.7.1 Bibliography & Reference Management Application â€¢ Free Sorenson Video 3.3 Pro Codec Update for Mac OS X Panther â€¢ Readerware 2.86 for Mac OS X Released â€¢ Latest CINEMA 4D Upgrade Offers Big Punch For A Small Price â€¢ Sketch And Toon for CINEMA 4D â€¢ Panther Compatibility Confirmed For iPrint, PrintMagic, and WebPrint Plus â€¢ Softpress Releases Freeway WYSIWYG html Editor Panther Update â€¢ Perforce Applauds Apple's Tool Integration, Giving Xcode Developers Powerful Version Control â€¢ osXigen 2.5
When I first received pxl SmartScale, I thought it was a fancy-dancy algorithm to create pixels when expanding the size of images. Boy was I wrong--it's much more than that. Some are likely to hail the advances of what pxl SmartScale can do while others just may not like it for the same reasons. Regardless how you may like the results, all Photoshop Users must appreciate what Extensis has created.
Saturday, November 01, 2003
After spending years critiquing Macintosh computer games, Applelinks senior editor Kirk Hiner it was time to back up all of this talk with a little action. Utilizing the Coldstone game engine, Kirk is setting out to create his own computer RPG. This column will document that adventure, covering everything from developing the story to building the game to having it published, whether it takes five months or five years.
Abacus explores the fuzzy no man's land where technology collides with the rest of our culture. These stories look at the computing world from another perspective and ask the larger questions about where we are and where we are going, in a thought provoking and entertaining way. There's always something different on Abacus.
A weekly tutorial column on Macintosh programming, using REALbasic, the development environment I like to call the "heir to HyperCard."
Friday, October 31, 2003
When thinking differently just isn't differnet enough, then it's time to start thinking absurd. Kirk Hiner's Absurd Notion takes a monthly look at the computer industry with the irreverent bent that it so rightly deserves. Kirk firmly believes that not one aspect of human life is above satire, and is pretty sure that the same goes for computer life. It may be absurd to take him seriously, but it's also a lot more fun.
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