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Podcast Episode 65: Phasers Set On Whimsical

by: E. Werner Reschke | Nov 23, 2011

Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical

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.

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Adobe Changes Its Upgrade Policy

by: Karl Johnson | Nov 23, 2011

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.

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Easy Drop Shadows for Pixelmator

by: Karl Johnson | Nov 17, 2011

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?

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Kindle Fire: It's No Tablet

by: Mark Reschke | Nov 16, 2011

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.

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Podcast Episode 64: The Great Vacation

by: E. Werner Reschke | Nov 11, 2011

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

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Pixelmator 2.0 vs Photoshop

by: Karl Johnson | Nov 10, 2011

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:

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iCloud Reminders: A Cut Above the Rest

by: Karl Johnson | Nov 09, 2011

Making lists is a daily task in this modern era. It is one of the reason why post-it notes became so popular. The smartphone has completely changed the way we think, create, save, share and access lists where ever we go.

Apple release an app called Reminders with iOS 5 this fall. This one application will cause many applications in the App Store to become obsolete, as Apple has brought it's ease of use and refinement to the to-do list genre.

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In the wake of Amazon's 7" Kindle Fire tablet launch, Barnes & Noble has shot back across the Amazon bow with their own vision of a 7" device. Yesterday saw the release of the 7" Nook tablet, which delivers a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with an SD card slot, and a 1024 x 600 dpi display. The new Nook delivers a bit more than the Kindle Fire, but it also runs $50 more at $249. But does this have any effect on what is actually a true tablet, the iPad?

Steve jobs ripped the 7" device market, stating they would die out, as they were too small to do real work on them, and that they are "...tweeners; too big to compete against a smartphone, and too small to compete with the iPad". This is akin to no-mans-land in Tennis. No one ever wants to be standing where the ball bounces. Go to the net or stay behind the baseline, it's that simple. But are 7" devices not worthy of the tablet moniker? Is there a market for this space?

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Will Apple Abandon Pro Users?

by: E. Werner Reschke | Nov 07, 2011

Are Mac Pro's Walking the Plank like XServes did just a year ago?

When Steve Jobs re-joined Apple in 1997, he drew a grid on a white board that looked something like this

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Podcast Episode 63: Cornholio

by: E. Werner Reschke | Nov 05, 2011

Podcast Episode 63: Cornholio. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss the opening of Apple 5th Ave flagship store in NYC, PBS's show: "Steve Jobs - One Last Thing", iPhone 4S battery life issues, rumors about Amazon updating the Kindle to 8.9" and CBS who apparently turned down Apple's Streaming Service. All this and much, much more in Episode 63: Cornholio.

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