Thursday brought with it plenty of gifts for Mac and iOS users, including the free Pixelmator 3.2 "Sandstone" update we first told you about last month, which adds an all-new Repair tool, 16-bit per channel support, lockable layers, and the ability to convert selections into shape for the Photoshop alternative. But there's plenty more to talk about from yesterday, so let's dive in — we'll see you back here on Tuesday after the Memorial Day break!
Oh, Microsoft… you're back at it again with a new generation of Surface tablets, but we can only imagine that buyers will forget all about them when Apple unveils its next iPad, presumably at a media event next month. But kudos to the Windows maker for adopting the old saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again…"
When you launch Algoriddim's djay 2 (reviewed on iPad; also available separately for iPhone/iPod touch), you'll be met with the same virtualized turntables that you remember from the first go-round. Whether you've ever scratched a record – or used the prior version, for that matter – your fingers will immediately know what to do. And it's even more fun this time around. The new dual-turntable interface turns up the volume on the realism, polishing the rougher edges and adding grooves to the digital vinyl that correspond with the rhythm of each song. And the color-coded waveform layer feature proves a killer addition to this excellent sequel.
We know you'll be sad, but your trusty recap writer is taking a sabbatical for the next two weeks. Fear not -- MacLife.com readers will be in good hands during our absence, and there will be plenty of great content to enjoy while we're away! For that matter, here's a handful of news to close out the work week with, and we'll see you back here on Tuesday, August 13!