Developers received a pleasant surprise last Friday as Apple launched a blog dedicated to its new Swift programming language for iOS and OS X. Offering a "behind-the-scenes look" into Swift "by the engineers who created it," the open blog appears to be yet another indication of a more friendly, more open Cupertino. And there's plenty more Apple news in our weekend recap, so keep reading, won't you...?
Corporations typically like to deliver bad news on a Friday, and today Apple did just that, confirming the worst fears of shutterbugs everywhere by driving a stake through the company's venerable Mac photo software.
One year ago, Adobe took the wraps off its ambitious push toward subscription-based software, and now the iconic company is following through with a sequel that includes updated desktop applications, new mobile apps and even its first hardware product.
Have a story to tell but overwhelmed by the challenge of how to get started? Adobe wants to lend a hand in getting your voice heard with a new cutting-edge iPad app that takes the drudgery out of storytelling process.
Cloud sync with mobile devices is rapidly becoming mandatory for Mac and PC software as consumers increasingly prefer to free themselves from the desktop. Adobe is receiving this message loud and clear, countering with a new app that delivers the core functionality of Lightroom 5 for iPad. This isn’t just a tablet version of Adobe’s popular photo software—it’s a robust companion app allowing Creative Cloud subscribers to sync image collections and edit them using gesture-based tools specifically designed for touchscreen devices (an iPhone version is planned for later this year).
Holy smokes, if digital photography and image editing is your thing then hurry your butt over to the App Store this week, because there are some rocking app sales for the shutterbugs among our readers. We've flagged a few of them, but it's freebies and price cuts galore on dozens of apps. Plus, we've got a few notable names with flagship products on the discount rack, so this weekend is a good one to stock up.
Subscribers of Adobe Creative Cloud are getting a little something extra in their Easter basket this month with the long-awaited arrival of Lightroom mobile, which allows editing images while on the go and automatic sync back to the desktop.
Whew! We made it through another April Fool's Day mostly unscathed. Anyone who was fooled by "news" that Apple was acquiring popular teardown service iFixit or other such silliness is probably relieved that the calendar has flipped to April 2, and with a new day comes another batch of news from the tech community. Read on to see what you might have missed yesterday!
Monday was a big day for Microsoft, who officially launched a revamped, free version of OneNote and celebrated by coming to Mac OS X for the first time. Can the titan from Redmond compete with the likes of Evernote? Time will tell, but for now we'll sit back and see what happens, along with gathering up all the other news that you might have missed from the last 24 hours or so...
When LG says, "Talk to the hand" they mean it! Wait until you get a load of the Korean manufacturer's latest commercial for the LG G Flex, which finds a seemingly normal dude making out with his hand by the end of the two-minute spot. (If you don't believe us, just fast-forward.) Thankfully, not all of Thursday's news was quite so bizarre, and we're talking about the weekend that SXSW kicks off in Austin here...