It's been almost a dozen years since the last official Diablo release, and for those of you hankering for a killer role-playing experience in 2012, you won't be disappointed.
The Diablo III beta has hit, muchos hours have been sunk into playing it, and the Diablo franchise has returned in fine style with beautiful graphics and a familiar play style. Plus, improved mechanics simplify routine tasks like maintaining an inventory, upgrading equipment, and converting additional items to cash or material components on the fly -- something you used to have to return to town or a vendor for.
Not content with stealing Apple’s thunder as pro users shun Final Cut Pro X in favor of Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe has introduced an updated consumer-oriented version of their editing suite that threatens to encroach on iMovie’s turf. Now that Adobe Premiere Elements 10 is ready for its closeup, here’s a quick peek at what you can expect.
Today Intuit announced the next iteration of its QuickBooks for Mac, which will hit the streets September 26. Aimed at small businesses, QuickBooks for Mac 2012 has more than 50 new features, and last week Intuit gave us a demo of four of them.
Adobe announced its next iOS app today at Photoshop World, called Adobe Carousel. This cross-platform app allows users to access their whole photo libraries on an iPad, iPhone, and Mac, make edits that sync automatically, and share those photos with family and friends. We got a demo of the new app-slash-cloud service last week, with plenty of screenshots inside.
If you’re a Mac user who needs to occasionally access Windows or Linux, chances are good that you’ve turned to Parallels Desktop, the leading virtualization software on Apple’s platform. If you’ve also already upgraded to OS X Lion, you’re in for a treat, because Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac has finally arrived with full support for the big cat.
After waiting around for three days for my modest library of music (2,047 songs to be exact) to finally upload to Google's servers, I got a chance to really try out Google Music Beta and see if it's going to be something worth using. In theory, the concept is quite enticing: a cloud-based service that enables audiophiles to access their music virtually anywhere. However, its execution is a little messy. To be fair, it is still in beta, but there are some areas where Google Music could really use some improvement, and some that they do just fine.
iMovie for iOS has been around since the release of the iPhone 4, but when Apple announced it would be coming to the iPad, tablet users everywhere began drooling. With yesterday's iMovie update, Apple stepped up their game with more flexible iOS video editing, and a better user interface.
Interestingly enough, some folks with a sharp eye at 9to5 Mac found a way to sneak iMovie (which is supposedly only for the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation) on to the original iPad. Not only does this work, but it's literally like a mobile movie making studio, giving first-generation iPad adopters a way to edit their videos on the go without having to upgrade.
Well, I've escaped the reality distortion field of this morning's iPad 2 announcement, although the RDF did its best to chase me down Highway 101 back to the office. Yes, the new iPad is sweet. Super sweet! Let's explore why -- and examine what Steve Jobs and Co. chose not to say.