We're big fans of Logitech's Harmony remote controls, and even though the company may soon divest itself of the division, they're moving forward with a new Smart Control edition that puts mobile devices in control of the living room.
I got a demo of Smith Micro's Manga Studio 5 earlier this week, and came away impressed -- rarely does one application pack in so many advanced features for professionals while still remaining accessible to hobbyists. No wonder it's the industry standard software for creating not just manga (traditional black-and-white Japanese comics) but also graphic novels, web comics, and comic books.
If you happen to live in New Zealand, you can already enjoy the free fun of Temple Run 2. For those of us in the U.S., it's going to be a long day waiting for it to arrive in the App Store in our time zones.
The big news Wednesday revolved around a potential delay for new iMac owners, with the sleek new desktops rumored to start shipping in early 2013 rather than by the end of this year. Of course, iTunes Match subscribers also got their first $24.99 renewals this week as well, while the wait for iTunes 11 continues. And hey, how about that 1Password 4 for iOS! What's that? You didn't hear about it? Well, read on and find out more...
After Apple's iPad Mini debut, I got to get hands-on with the newest Apple tablet -- or maybe I should say "hand-on" since this thing is so easy to hold in one hand. You'll want to spin it around on your finger like a Harlem Globetrotter. But you probably shouldn't -- even though it's only as heavy as a legal pad of paper, it's significantly more fragile.
Adobe held a launch event today for Creative Suite 6 and the brand-new Creative Cloud. If you're a creative type, you can watch the entire hour-long presentation and demos (it'll be rebroadcast continuously until 4pm Pacific today, and starting tomorrow you can watch it on-demand at tv.adobe.com), but let me just tell you why I'm so hyped about Creative Cloud.
Adobe surprised everyone late Wednesday with a public beta for their new Photoshop CS6, which is expected along with the rest of Creative Suite 6 in the first half of this year. But is this just another iterative update without many new features? You be the judge with our first look.
The beta of Messages, which will officially debut this summer in OS 10.8 Mountain Lion, is available starting today. I took it for a test drive and found it awesome... and confusing. Messages weirdness: Let me show you it. And if you run into anything strange (or you are slapping your head and yelling "duh" while reading my tales of woe) chime in! We can all help each other...
When it comes to Twitter clients, everyone has a favorite -- and much to the company’s chagrin, rarely does it seem to be its own free apps. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of excellent third-party apps, and iOS users in particular seem to have no problem forking over hard-earned money for them. Among the best is Tweetbot, billed as “a Twitter client with personality.” This week, developer Tapbots LLC gave Twitter fans a one-two punch in the form of a major version 2.0 update to the iPhone and iPod touch app, as well as a native iPad app that users have been clamoring for.