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
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Harry Shearer is a busy guy. When he's not doing hilarious work in films like This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind, he's producing Le Show, his weekly radio...er...show. In addition to that, he recently finished his directorial debut, Teddy Bears' Picnic (which he also wrote), composes music and musicals, and can regularly be spotted on TV and has appeared in over sixty films. Whew. Oh, and he uses Macs. But you probably guessed that by now
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Extensis Intellihance can do an amazingly great job at enhancing a photo. By using its Quick Enhance, one can easily and quickly bring an image to easily acceptable qualities. While it doesn't replace knowing how to do such repairs within Photoshop, it can successfully sidestep such knowledge--to a point.
Sunday, May 11, 2003
This collection of 14 filters for Photoshop, Elements, and Fireworks (see specific Requirements above) are just plain fun. Some are silly while others are (arguably) useful. There are enough "fine-tune" abilities to make the anal happy while the basic setup can make the lazy satisfied.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
The big Box of Art is a collection of clip-art for open and free use. The collection is searchable in a database of image thumbnails for (relatively) easy discovery and covers a significant variety of subjects. Although a great value, the whole package leaves a few things to be considered.
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
One of my favorite Applelinks Moofie Awards categories is the Lifetime Achievement Award. In May of 2001, we presented this award to Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry and all around fantastic guy. I had the opportunity to hold two hiliarous phone conversations with Al, and I'm pleased to be able to post those interviews here again in our new iConversations column.
Monday, April 14, 2003
Applelinks is pleased to announce a new section of our website: iConversations. Here, we'll post interviews conducted with various artists, developers and all around decent folk who use the Macintosh to enrich our lives and, more importantly, to make themselves a little money. To kick off the column, here's a repost of Bill Stiteler's recent interview with rappers Lords of the Rhymes.
I thought Mystical Lighting would be all about dynamic effects. When reading about the software, I had visions of Boris Vallejo and Jonathon Earl Bowser paintings in my head. Yes, there are effects in here that can provide such imagery (provided you've got the talent to create the artwork to which you will apply the effects), but quite a few of the effects included are much more subtle and useful on a day to day basis.
Monday, April 07, 2003
What goes into creating the musical score and ambient music that we listen to each time we load up our favorite games? To find out, I chatted with Michael Beckett of Nuclear Kangaroo Music, composer of the music for Pangea Software's Nanosaur and Bugdom.
Saturday, March 29, 2003
Print-on-demand (or, as the self-important yet slightly embarrassed crowd calls it, "author-driven publishing™") is kind of the literary equivalent of MP3, I guess, as it makes novel publishing accessible to those who otherwise would be stuck handing out heaping manuscripts in three ring binders to their friends and family.
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
And where to find an OS 9 install CD
Monday, December 02, 2002
Can't use your favorite legacy email client because your ISP requires authentication? Baton Mail can help
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
FileMaker Developer 6 maintains a strong presence for the creation of databases and royalty-free FileMaker (run-time) solutions. Besides supporting long filenames in OS X and Windows (not OS 9), this update almost exclusively brings the Developer version of FileMaker up to par with the newly released FileMaker 6 features.
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