A dozen new kinds of point-and-shoot cameras flood electronics stores
each year, and that’s often just from a single company. To distinguish
itself, Nikon took an interesting approach with its Coolpix S1000pj.
Instead of focusing on pictures, this camera shines--literally. It can
project photos and movies on a wall so everyone can see them. We like
the concept and had fun presenting instant vacation slideshows while
still traveling. But the average quality of both its photos and its
projection make this camera purely a technoholic’s toy. Discerning
photographers and home buyers on a budget should think twice.
Software comes and software goes, but some releases make every Mac user
sit up and pay attention. Nothing commands the attention of designers,
photographers, and anyone else with an artistic bent like the release of
Adobe’s next Creative Suite. We’ve been putting the beta versions of
CS5 through their paces for a couple months now, and the results of our
rigorous testing will be in your hands in next issue’s reviews. To whet
your appetite, our reviewers put together a list of the most
interesting, useful, and impressive new features in Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. They also dove into what’s new in
the other key apps of CS5.
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.
Though some international users who can't wait for the iPad to be released in their countries have crossed borders or turned to eBay to get one, people in
Hong Kong can buy them at retail - for a premium.
We've all got that one friend who's holding out on buying an iPad
because Apple's latest device doesn't look like a raw breakfast food.
You know the type. He's got Captain Crunch as his Facebook profile
photo. He's got a tattoo of the Maypo logo. When he runs from a fight,
he screams "they're after me lucky charms!" His desktop background is a
photo of fried eggs on toast.