If forced to choose a photo editor to sit down and have a beer with,
Elements 8 would be our drinking buddy of choice. It’s friendly, smart,
and it seems to know what we want to do with our images even before we
do. Unlike with Photoshop CS4, which is certainly the expert in its
field and the go-to choice for pro photographers, Elements 8 packs just
the right combo of helpful, intuitive tools for average Joes and
powerful features that even hard-core Photoshoppers can appreciate.
I once appeared in my high school’s production of The Pajama Game,
a musical about labor strife at a pajama factory, of all things. One of
the songs is called “Think of the Time I Save,” and I still get the
chorus stuck in my head occasionally: “Tick-tock, tick-tock, tempus
fugit. Tick-tock, tick-tock, time goes by.” It’s a super-cheesy
musical, but a nice reminder to manage my time well.
So when I recently went looking for a versatile timer app, I was
relieved to find FlexTime. This light utility lets you program timed
routines, making it a great choice for repetitive tasks.
Proving yet again that Apple often leads and then others follow, a number of consumer electronics makers are taking a page from the iPhone’s wildly popular App Store in an effort to reinvent the television.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, has
become one of the most popular shopping days over the years. With the
economic situation, there’s no doubt that more people will be looking
for deals when it comes to holiday shopping.
Even though tons of us (including the authors) sometimes grumble about
the heavy hand of Apple restricting apps at the store or locking up our
phones with strict user agreements, sometimes a locked door is safer.
Dressed in blue plastic and built to harness the power of the Internet, the iMac was the first PC that actually felt personal. And it would forever change Apple, the industry and virtually everyone who came into contact with it.