The iPad has become a great tool for many artists, but when it comes to tracing over existing photographs or other media, the technology tends to get in the way -- a problem the latest version of Trace seeks to eliminate.
So many of the little details surrounding Google Play Music for iOS suggest that the tech giant isn't so eager to win over iPhone owners as recent overtures might suggest. Never mind that six months passed before its iOS launch, but the in-app keyboard retains the design of iOS 6 and the skeuomorphic icon stands in stark contrast to its updated brethren. It's a shame, because there's a really well designed music app lying in store once you make it through such chaff.
Artists are increasingly turning to the iPad for their latest creations, so it should be little surprise to find that longtime drawing tablet maker Wacom is now jumping into the stylus market with an iPad-specific offering.
The main event at Adobe's MAX 2013 conference in Los Angeles was a pair of two-hour keynotes that focused on the company's new Creative Suite, as well as on how its users embrace the creative process. While Monday's keynote heralded a big shift toward the subscription-only Creative Cloud software, Tuesday morning's keynote, "Community Inspires Creativity," focused strictly on the creative process as four designers from different fields hit the stage to talk about inspiration and their different approaches to work.
Twitter has long been a way for musicians to connect with their fans, but the standalone Twitter #Music app is something different: It's an opportunity for the social networking company to leverage its ubiquitous service to turn users onto new artists. The glossy iPhone and iPod touch offering pulls data from tweets and trends to build visual grids of artists in different categories, with iTunes audio samples just a couple of taps away. Twitter #Music looks the part, but while you might find some diamonds in the rough, it won't necessarily be due to the app's calculations.
This is the coolest thing you'll see today: an infographic about the true cost of an iPhone from MBAonline. As you scroll down, this creatively designed infographic digs deeper into the true cost of making an iPhone. It starts off with how much Apple spends on design and how much money the company has actually made on the product. Then, we go through the whole process of how the iPhone is made from the ground up--literally, as the iPhone is made with material called Coltan, which is used in electronics for its heat-resistance abilities.