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
Friday, October 31, 2003
An impressive resource tool at your fingertips, but use a fast Mac for the most satisfactory performance
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Kevin Murphy is perhaps best known as the voice of Tom Servo, one of the witty puppet robots who ripped apart bad movies on the cult TV show Mystery Science Theatre 3000. But, after ten years of watching the worst films known to man, Murphy, a film school graduate and cinephile, found he had lost his love for movie going. So, he launched on a quest to watch a movie a dayÃ¢â‚¬â€?in a theatre or public exhibitionÃ¢â‚¬â€?for a year. He chronicled this adventure in his book, A Year At the Movies, a view of the film industry from an audience member's perspective.
Friday, October 24, 2003
The original metal steelpad was underwhelming, but I love this new plastic one
Monday, October 20, 2003
If you have downloaded just about anything from the web, you have probably dealt with a compressed document. Aladdin's new version of Stuffit Deluxe 8.0 continues with making a great product greater with a few new features. Regrettably, compression-improvements itself seems to have plateaued.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
When it's up and running, FontCatalog does a decent job of helping you manage, view and print your fonts. The trouble with it is that it's not robust enough to replace FontReserve or Suitcase, but it also doesn't play nicely with those programs. Still, there's a lot to like in here. I have yet to see a program that so easily allows the user to see custom text strings in entire font families.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
One of the most basic elements of computer maintenance and housekeeping that is frequently overlooked by newbie computer users is mouse cleaning
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Wild FX Pro 31730
With computers, opening credits in movies are no longer used simply to introduce the actors, but also to set the entire mood of the movie to come. Just as the computer has made all of this easier on Hollywood, they've made it easier on the hobbyist as well. If Hollywood doesn't have to rely on good stories and decent acting to create their movies, why should you?
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Macromedia has driven the final nail into FrontPage's coffin. Actually, that's not entirely accurate. FrontPage was built in a coffin from which it never really clawed its way out to begin with. But if there's one thing I've learned about devoted Microsoft users, it's that they don't mind working with the undead.
Monday, September 15, 2003
Fred "Piro" Gallagher is the co-creator, writer, and artist for one of the most popular webcomics around, Megatokyo. The adventures of two Americans stranded in a Japan of giant robots, undead uprisings, guardian angels, and drunken monster turtles, MegaTokyo features comedy, romance and block-busting action. Interview by Bill Stiteler
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Unlike many PhotoShop plug-in developers, Andromeda writes individual programs that do one and only one thing. Purchase the one's you want, and ignore the ones you don't. The other advantage here is that you are not likely to purchase things you are not likely to use. On the other hand, you are self-restricting yourself from ever exploring other potential creative avenues.
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