[UPDATED!] One name dominates digital photo editing, and that’s Adobe. Its flagship Photoshop software is the industry standard — it’s used to help make this very website — but unfortunately now requires a cumbersome monthly or annual subscription to "own." Happily, there are alternative applications that won’t break the bank and that can do everything the photography enthusiast could ever need. The following is an overview of your top options for Mac and iOS, including a few that won't cost you a dime.
Everyone has a favorite Disney character, and now kids and parents alike can find them in one place with Disney Story Central for iPad. Also available as a tablet-optimized website, it offers four free books of your choosing just for downloading, with more than 150 others available via in-app purchase.
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Thanks to some clever work from a developer who combed through the iOS 8.2 beta files, we now have some more information on what we can expect from the Apple Watch and how it will interact with our iPhones. In addition, Apple has apparently stopped offering its free "Single of the Week" on iTunes and it's found a way to discourage abusers of the EU's 14-day refund policy.
Some tasks, such as changing an image file's format, are easy to do but eat up a lot of your time. In some cases, you can speed things up by using OS X’s Services — little extension tools available with just a right-click of your mouse. We’re going to build a basic Service that converts just about any image you select in Finder into the JPEG format, reducing its file size and making it ready for web use.
Remember at the end of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Predator when viewers learned that the alien saw everything not through the normal visual spectrum, but through thermal imagery? Such technology was practically the stuff of science fiction back when that film came out, but now, thanks to your iOS device and the Seek Thermal camera, infrared vision is within reach of the everyday consumer.
[Advertorial] There's never been a better time to make your dream app a reality. The App Store is a profitable and quickly growing market place for the biggest and best innovators around, and you can join their ranks with your own ideas—as long as you have the know how to impliment them. You'll get just that with this huge collection of eCourses that will teach you how to build your own iOS app. Find out more after the jump.
CES is now behind us, but news associated with the show is still rolling in, such as how we'll need to own an Apple TV if we expect to use Siri to interact with HomeKit-compatible devices remotely. Elsewhere, we learn about some smuggling antics in China and Xiaomi's struggles with copycatting, as well as Apple's rankings on Flickr and new support for the Apple Watch in the iOS 8.2 beta.
Our weekly roundup of the latest noteworthy iOS apps is back with another round of potential App Store favorites! In this edition, we'll shine a spotlight on Evernote's new mobile scanner app, talk personal finance, show you how to beam live iOS video to an Apple TV, create your own emoji keyboard, use voice search with an Amazon Fire TV Stick, and check out a gaggle of updates to Hangouts, Adobe Premiere Clip, and more. Off to the App Store we go...!
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
Have you been having a slow wireless experience on your desktop or portable Mac? With the advent of new AirDrop technologies in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, a feature called Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) is to blame. This technology is used for AirDrop, AirPlay, and direct-play gaming connections. This could be a Bonjour and AWDL clash, but regardless, it can be a little annoying. To instantly see faster results, we've got a Terminal trick that'll make online surfing and network file transfers a little faster. Continue reading, and we'll show you how it's done.
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[Advertorial] There's never a shortage of awesome offers available in our Deals tab. But, they're only around for so long. We'd have to have you miss out on great savings for items that we know you're after, so we've rounded up some of the deals that are about to end. Take advantage of big discounts and get these great products before they shoot back up to retail price.
[Advertorial] You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end. Find out more after the jump.
2015 has barely started, but it's already chock full of interesting Apple happenings, including new reports of an ultrathin 12-inch MacBook Air and the long-rumored "iPad Pro." We've also celebrated a big anniversary, plus there's a new way to preview Apple Watch, as well as a roundup of this week's Apple-related CES news!
Our first full week of the new year has come to an end, and we've decided to round it off with a breakdown of all the best Apple-related goodies on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Be sure to check out the knockoff Apple Watch.) In addition, North Korea's Mac OS X clone finally leaked onto torrent sites, and it looks like Apple Pay could come to Canada soon.