Three Guys and a Podcast: Apple News & Analysis
Podcast Episode 66: Upstream Players. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss that Apple allows a Tethering app, the top 5 websites visited on Black Friday, Apple Store sales setting records, HTC cuts forecast 23%, expects sales to shrink, Microsoft exec: Siri is nothing special, we’ve had it for over a year, Apple new MacBook Air series to compete with ultrabooks in 2012 Q1, Amazon Kindle sales jump 4X year to year, Kindle Fire leads and Best Buy: Playbook out of stock due to high demand after $300 price drop. All this and much, much more in Episode 66: Upstream Players.
Apple's stock price is off over 10% in as little as one months time. Aiding the slide, DigiTimes has reported that Apple has slashed (yes, slashed) component orders for iPhone, and Apple can't keep iPhones in stock, possibly due to supply shortages. To top it off, Kindle Fire is now out in the market for only $199, backed with amazing hype. Does this mean the end of Apple is near? Should everyone "Repent Now" from Apple?!
Podcast Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss the Adobe's Creative Cloud, Adobe killing Mobile-Flash development, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer denies that we ever left the Windows era, RIM to make Blackberry's Whimsical in 2012, and ARM's new CPU promises to increase performace 10x. All this and much, much more in Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical.
Adobe customers could previously upgrade their Creative Suite from three versions back. So customers could upgrade to Create Suite(CS) 5, from CS 4, CS 3, and CS 2. Many customers either can't afford or don't want to spend the extra cash to upgrade every version. These customers usually upgrade CS every other or every third update. That will all change with Creative Suite 6.
Pixelmator has come a long way since it was introduced back in September of 2007. It has become a full feature photo editor and graphic creation application. Yet, there are still some important features missing.
With Pixelmator 2.0 coming out earlier this fall, the developers have plugged up many of the holes for features that were missing, but not all. One of the holes they didn’t add was layer styles. While everything in layer styles can be done in Pixelmator, layer styles offer two big advantages over the manual methods. Layer styles are editable and are much faster to create. Duplicating layers is an easy work around for future edits. Are there work arounds for speeding up the process?
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was releasd today, and based on the initial reviews, the secret we T-GAAP-ers already knew about is now out of the bag: The Kindle Fire tablet is no tablet.
Podcast Episode 64: The Great Vacation. Down one man, Mark & Werner discuss the new JC Penney CEO tapping former Apple co-workers, Adobe pulling the plug on Flash for mobile browsers, Flash to be continued by RIM for its Playbook, Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, strike ad alliance to take on Google and Facebook and much, much more in Episode 64: The Great Vacation
Photoshop is the most feature rich photo editor on any platform, but that does not mean it is always the best tool for every job. Just recently the developers of Pixelmator released version 2.0 of their photo editing application. The question this article will attempt to answer is "Can one use Pixelmator instead of Photoshop?" not whether Pixelmator is better than Photoshop.
Despite its lower price, Pixelmator does have a number of advantages over Photoshop and those include: