Sony may have been rounded criticized for announcing the PlayStation 4 without so much as a look at the hardware months ago, but they finally made good at E3, where Microsoft also pinned a price tag on the upcoming Xbox One.
Adobe may be the last company users think of when it comes to hardware, but judging from a pair of products demonstrated during its annual MAX 2013 conference, the software maker may soon forge a new path.
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.
Adobe kicked off its annual MAX conference in Los Angeles over the weekend, and MacLife.com was in attendance for the keynote address introducing the next generation of the company's creative applications.
Despite what you may have read in the press, Apple's influence on the tech world is just as strong as it's ever been. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 released last month is clearly aimed at the iPad mini, and its Wallet app, let's just say, is inspired by Passbook. Amazon's recent TV ad directly pits its 1900x1200 Kindle Fire HD against the iPad's retina screen (and price). And Blackberry is so tweaked by Apple, at least one of its executives can't even bring himself to speak his competitor's name in public. But no matter how hard they try, no matter how much time Apple gives them to catch up, there's one thing none of them can seem to get right: the art of the product reveal.
What’s in a name? For someone like the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, quite a lot. The notorious perfectionist didn’t particularly take to the name “Siri” when Apple acquired the company two years ago -- but accordingly to that company’s co-founder, Jobs never came up with a better one.
Today, at first ever Evernote Trunk Conference in downtown San Francisco, Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, announced that the company has officially acquired Skitch, a screen capture and sketch app for the Mac. The move should help increase distribution for the small app, and Skitch's founders added that they plan on distributing Skitch to both the iOS and Android platforms, too. Evernote also announced that it will be making the app free in the Mac App Store.
Skipping the traditional spring unveiling, Apple used part of its WWDC 2011 keynote to show off what’s coming in the next generation of its mobile devices, namely the behemoth that is iOS 5. Here’s what’s new, and when to expect it.
Although Apple provided a pretty good look at its next-generation Mac OS X months ago, WWDC 2011 was the place to be to hear all of the remaining details that Cupertino has been keeping from us all this time, including when you can finally get your hands on 10.7 Lion at last.