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.
All together now, mimicking Steve Martin in The Jerk: “The new iCloud is here! The new iCloud is here!” -- or at least it will be soon, according to a press release from Apple themselves on Tuesday. But do we know what exactly it will entail?
Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
Despite the gangbusters success of the Facebook iPhone app, for some reason the social networking behemoth has yet to do anything for the iPad. Sure there's a touch-optimized version of their page that works on any mobile device, but come on. That's not what we'd call a dedicated focus on the dominant tablet. Heck, they've even got something for the RIM Playbook, which only seven people actually own, while millions of iPads and iPad 2s ship with nary a peep from Zuckerberg, et al. Bizarre behavior, to be sure.
But fear not, because the App Store is crammed to the gills with Facebook apps just for you and your needs -- whether they be chatty, photography, video, or the whole package. And while you scan this gallery, you can be sure another six hundred developers are submitting Facebook related apps for approval. We can do just fine without you, Mark, just fine.
Aldus PageMaker virtually overnight cemented the Mac as “the” platform for desktop publishing in 1985, a tradition that continued in 2004 when the mantle was passed to Adobe InDesign. A lot has changed since then, and with the latest CS5.5 update, InDesign is no longer just for laying out print publications.
The Mac OS X Finder is the first thing anyone sees when you boot a Mac, and that’s one thing that hasn’t changed since 1984. One thing that has changed, however, is all of the ways we interact with the seemingly simple user interface -- especially after the introduction of Snow Leopard 10.6.
Apple files hundreds of patents each year -- just last year, they filed a whopping 563 different ones. Everytime you've used anything manufactured by Apple, there's been a much-speculated about patent for that. Some of these patents have seemed frivolous, but many of them reflect Apple's amazing skill for invention and innovation. Check out our gallery which features some of the most interesting and relevant patents Apple has filed in the last month or so.
Microsoft Word has had something of a rocky history with Mac owners, although by and large the folks in Redmond appear to have succeeded in pleasing the majority of users with the latest 2011 edition released in October of last year. Here are a few ways to make the most of the slick new version, including a few hidden gems.
The Opera Mini web browser got a welcome update last week, bringing a new look and feel as well as long-awaited native iPad and Retina Display support -- which got us thinking, could be it good enough yet to take the place of Mobile Safari for your iOS web surfing?
Independent games don't necessarily have the budget of their blockbuster counterparts, but their immediate availability, their usual open-source/developer friendly nature and their general kookyness keep us coming back for more. We picked out 9 of the best independent games we love clicking and mousing through on a constant basis. Try them out for yourself and expand your gaming palate beyond the typical first-person shooters and endless-patching RPGs.