It's a rumorrific week for Apple fans as we gird our loins for the excitement that is the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. What will be revealed? What is already known? What surprises lie in wait? And how can we speculate more feverishly? These are all things the news loses its mind about, every single time Apple decides to host an event. But there were a few other nuggets out there in Newslandia. Let's not forget those stories.
After Adobe ditched GoLive as their primary web development software in 2008, Dreamweaver has settled nicely into the rest of the Creative Suite. With CS5.5, Adobe brings the industry-leading web authoring and editing software another leap forward with enhanced support for CSS3, HTML5 and much more.
As any Apple fan knows, the company likes to offer one last morsel at most of its media events, usually introduced with CEO Steve Jobs announcing there’s “one more thing.” We’re fully expecting that the tradition will continue with Monday’s keynote to kick off WWDC 2011 -- so here are a few likely candidates.
Mac users may think of Final Cut Pro by default when they think about high-end video editing software, since Adobe abandoned the platform entirely for a number of years. But Premiere Pro (and its audio-editing companion, Audition) are back and better than ever thanks to the new Creative Suite 5.5 update.
To most fans, Apple can do no wrong. But we can all agree that there are a few things Apple could do more right. From near field communication to 4G, there are more than just a few technologies we'd like to see in the iOS devices of the future. We're sure some of these will come to fruition sooner than others, but either way, here's to wishful thinking.
Have you ever taken a photo with your iOS device, only to later find out that it is missing? Or perhaps you had to reset your iOS device before you could retrieve your photo? No problem! As long as you've synced your device, you can retrieve your photo from old iOS backups using a Mac application called Picturescue.
You know the feeling. You've been wracking your head for what seems like ages trying to solve a puzzle, but nothing sticks. After a while you just want to smash it to pieces just to break the state of mental stagnation. Thankfully there's Woozzle, an iOS game for those who like solving spacial puzzles, but get restless going too long without any action.
Reason would have it a game called Mos Speedrun would place emphasis on expedient traversal. In truth, that only accounts for a quarter of the focus of this platformer about a coin-collecting ladybug. Despite its title, this is a speed-run-optional affair.
I'm not necessarily saying that you have to be "wild and free" to enjoy these iPad cases, but I would venture to say that unless you're the type that rides his bike, snowboards with your iPad in your bag or traverses dirt-covered trails, you might not find the cases featured in this week's Best Case Scenario of any interest to you.
This week, we've got a folio-style case from Timbuk2, two rugged, extremely protective cases from Otterbox and Gumdrop, and a cutesy pink case with Smart Technology from iFrogz.
If there’s one component of Adobe’s Creative Suite more than any other that’s become a vital tool for designers, it’s probably Flash Professional. Despite the controversy surrounding the platform’s use on Apple’s iOS devices, Flash has come a long way from simply being used to create animated banners for websites.